Friday, 26 June 2015
It was a great opportunity for me to teach a few ladies how to make the fabulous Bendy Bags...
Start by choosing two Fat Quarters, one for the inside and one for the main, outside.
Then purchase one of my very expensive (NOT, at 40 pence!!) zips to co-ordinate, a Fat Quarter of fusible wadding and some matching thread... that's it...
Licketty-Split, now three more ladies love making Bendy Bags too!
Thank you to all of you who came to help me make space on my shelves!!
I couldn't have done it without you...
10% off fabric that finished a bolt was a brilliant idea, wasn't it?
Almost all of the trolleys have been emptied so I am duty bound to end the offer
BUT... just in case you planned a visit this weekend, to take good advantage of my predicament (too much fabric?), I will end the offer at close of shop on Saturday, that's the 27th June.
So... for two more whole days you can empty a bolt and take 10% of the cost of that piece of fabric.
Remember also... there are two more days left to purchase Christmas themed fabrics at 10 % discount... this is for cuts from bolts only...
Finish a Christmas theme fabric bolt with 10% discount and take off a further 10%...
Oh yes... a fabulous offer!!
See you later?
Wednesday, 24 June 2015
|PM Pam was supposed to be making this project whilst on our upcoming quilt retreat... she was having so much fun choosing the fabrics and with the preparation... hmmm, it looks like this quilt top will be finished before we go to our retreat! ha ha|
|These strippy Hexagons are popular... They are very easy to make and, now that Christabelle and my very good self got our heads together to make it even easier... I'm guessing even more will have a go... these are Chris's made from a Moda Jelly Roll|
|Annbacan had this great idea to use up the Crumbs and Mile-A-Minute blocks she made on our recent workshop... the blocks have been adhered to a strong, lidded box... oh look what's happened there... now we need to purchase new shoes!!|
|Christabelle's made another round table place mat using the Dresden Ruler. It's fabulous and finished too so... toot toot toot. I have raised these closer to the top of my 'To Do' list, in yummy Festive fabrics... might even be today!!|
|Denise came back for more!! ha ha. She came to play last week and we must have passed the test... she says she's had lovely days so will be changing her diary to fit more classes in... these are some of Denise's Churndash blocks... quite lovely!|
|Jean Bean came to play with all good intentions... she's to make hundreds of Flying Geese with this No Waste method... but we still have the "Empty a bolt for 10% discount" promotion running so she was kept very busy folding fabrics in my little, yet very well stocked, shop so not much was achieved... ooops|
|Giggly Gillian continued making 9-Patch blocks. These are sort of 'filler' blocks for the quilt top with the Economy Patch and Ohio Star blocks scattered throughout... not many left to make now so next time they might be stitched together.|
Monday, 22 June 2015
I have a new obsession...
I've made loads...
One hour each now...
not that I was rushing...
that's all the time they take...
The pattern recommends no quilting, I have no idea why and soon I will make at least one with quilting, well.... if only to discover why they advise us not to quilt! ha I love quilted things so, why would't I try it?
Can you guess who I made this one for?
One perfectly topical Bendy Bag for the aeroplane obsessed Helpful Hubby to keep his Sat Nav in... I gifted it to him, then took it back two minutes later because I want to show it to everyone who comes to my lovely little, yet very well stocked, Patchwork and Quilting shop!!!
Saturday, 20 June 2015
Another relaxed, happy and creative day with our Jenny Barlaston. The ladies were shown two different ways to cover their books with all the mathemism skills needed to make covers for any size of book, even for folders! A fabulous and very useful workshop... here's the results from today...
|Jeannette Dilly cut out another 80 or so pieces for another Jen Kingwell block, it took almost all day!... this lady has some stamina... but it will be worth it... now she can sew, sew sew...|
|Brenda Barbara finished her free motion quilting... she has muscles like Popeye! She's changed to the walking foot now to add a little more definition to her blocks... and her muscles it seems! ha ha ha|
Thursday, 18 June 2015
My goodness, this is late stitching news... the first two of these pictures were taken during last Tuesday's class, last week I mean, not the last Tuesday!!... It's a bit tricky for me to remember to get the camera out just lately... if I knew why, I would feel better about it!!! There's so much going on in this little head of mine. I think it's since those orders of fabric arrived... who ordered all that stock anyway?? The trolleys are everywhere and I think that my shop looks disorganised... so my head says "Tidy it up, they are all in the way"... My eyes say "Where on earth will I put it?... "My time management minx says "How?" and the ladies in class say " Can you help me", just like in a real class, ha ha ha... and my little Molly says... "don't stay too late in your lovely shop... I need my walk!" just like dogs do. So... the easiest thing is to keep it all in my head... which I do, but then it seem to hide my remember-all space!! hey ho... late news is better than no news eh... and it is only a blog!
|Gail is making great progress with her Kiddy Play Mat...|
Art Gallery fabrics make her Churndash blocks, each one 6" finished...
This project will very much look like a quilt!!
That dog/puppy fabric will be used on the back, fun eh!
I will have to continue for a bit longer with the Take it all sale... finish a bolt and take a further 10% off that fabric... not for much longer though... It's upsetting watching my lovely fabric bolts emptying!! ha ha ha
I think we should have a 10% off Christmas theme fabric sale too I have lots of trolleys full of those... It is time to crack on with the festive making you know... so... consider it done... for one week, so until the end of Saturday 27th of June... (I am rubbish at math eh.. that's much more than one week) I declare that we shall discount 10% from your Christmas Themed fabric purchases... empty the bolt and take a further 10% off... oh dear... that is a very good offer...
Wednesday, 17 June 2015
Sunday, 14 June 2015
I've had a full report about the workshop... seems everyone had a great day, as always.
I wasn't there as I took a table top shop to the Ipstones Quilt Show... which was a great way to spend two days.... I stitched the binding all the way around on one of my Tango-ed quilts... chatted to very enthusiastic visitors and sold a few Fat Quarters!!
|Sue's Sewing Bee 2 will be Saturday 18th July|
Luxurious organisation for your sewing notions
|Jenny's Fabric Covered Books is next weeked|
Saturday 20th June... what great gifts!!!