*Today’s Thrifty Thursday item is the Down to Earth Panel Quilt Kit. This primitive 53 inch x 53 inch quilt is designed by The Buggy Barn with Henry Glass & Co. fabrics and features flower baskets, and watering cans on a pre-printed panel while traditional piecing is used to surround the blocks and border. Perfect for a gardener. The kit consists of all fabrics for the quilt top and binding plus pattern. Our regular price is $98.00. Our Thrifty Thursday price is only $49.00. Click Here to order yours today!
*Thrifty Thursday items are final sale and may not be returned or refunded
Lori K. visited the shop a few weeks ago with her recently finished “Tree Farm Quilt”. She used the pattern Vintage Holiday II by Thimble Blossoms with a couple of minor tweaks like the switching out the heart block from the pattern and replacing it with a tree block instead. She also added a border to enlarge the finished quilt from 78″ x 78″ to 82 inches square.
She used a variety of fabrics collections from the designer trio Sweetwater such as Hometown Christmas, First Crush, Feed Company, The Cookie Exchange and Holly’s Tree Farm. She used a velvety minky on the back for extra snuggles and had it quilted with a tree design by Beatrice at Pumpkin Patch.
She completed the quilt in less than two months for one of her son’s and plans to make a complimentary quilt for the other so she may give them as gifts this Christmas.
Thanks so much for sharing Lori!! We can’t wait to see your next project!
Today’s *Thrifty Thursday item the Crabapple Hill Studios pattern Traditions Tablerunners.
What is more luxurious than linen? Embroidered linen bordered and backed in your favorite fabric! These easy instructions will allow you to make any size tablecloth or runner that you’d like. Three embroidery designs are included.
Our regular price is $13.50. Our Thrifty Thursday price is only $2.00 . Click Here to order yours today!
*Thrifty Thursday items are final sale and may not be returned or refunded.
A “selvage” is the long, finished edge of the fabric. It spans the length of the fabric. Most fabric companies will use the selvage to print the name and designer of the fabric and you might also have a series of coloured dots showing on the selvage. These are the colours found in the fabric’s print and this can be very helpful for matching fabrics.
Try to keep the info from the selvage until your project is completed. If you run out of fabric in the middle of a project, this information can help you track down some additional fabric.
Most quilting cotton fabrics are milled on looms that create fabric that is 45 inches wide including the selvage. To accommodate variances and shrinkage, assume a 40-inch fabric width.
Lately, it’s quite trendy to save and collect selvages from various fabrics to create projects. Fabric designers are including more and more decorative elements such as images, script and colour dots on selvages. I bet that even if you aren’t into collecting these narrow strips of fabric, there is probably someone in you sewing group who would love to be gifted with your selvage pieces. It’s amazing what can be created with them!