Devon Shirtings Fabrics

These pretty little prints arrived late yesterday!  This is the Devon Shirtings collection by Nancy Gere for Windham Fabrics. We were able to get in 26 bolts out of the collection, the rest have been discontinued or are on backorder now.  Such a shame they discontinue such good shirting fabrics!
All the fabrics are available as yardage or fat quarters on our website plus fat quarter, half yard, fat eighth and fat sixteenth bundles! You can view those here:
Last night I was able to go to our quilt guild meeting.  I really enjoy getting out every now and then for quilt fun!  We were able to view some lovely scrap quilts last night and wouldn’t you know it – I forgot my camera!  Figures!

A Little Bit of Handpiecing……

Today I was able to do a little hand piecing!  I actually had a few moments to sit and stitch.  These template stamps for our “Spoolin’ Around Club” arrived today!
Above is a photo that shows the stamps, the ink pads and the cute little pattern that comes with the stamps!
I was able to stamp out 20 blocks while sitting and helping my children with their homework after school.  Cutting them out was a breeze.  With these stamps, you automatically have the cutting line and the sewing line all there in one step for you!  I hand cut some of mine with scissors and then also cut some using a small ruler and rotary cutter – easy!
Here’s the back side of one of the blocks where you can see the stamp/sewing lines.  These stamps are awesome, I’m seriously considering ordering other shapes (if you are interested in other shapes – let me know and I’ll order them!)!  We have a few sets left, and I just placed an order for more of the spool stamps because they were received a little better than I anticipated!
And here are the fabrics we have chosen for this months fabric packs for the Spoolin’ Around Club! This is going to be one gorgeous scrappy style quilt when we are finished!
I had a lot of fun this afternoon also!  We placed a nice order with Andover to replenish our Jo Morton inventory (we have to be prepared for our Jo’s Little Women Club!!!!  Yeah!).  We ordered complete collections (which we pray we get very soon!) of the following:
Ember Reds & Evergreens
Spice Chest
Indigo Berries
Attic Shirtings
Cocoa Express
Plus we ordered several bolts from every other line that is currently showing on the Andover website. Now, whether we get it all or not is anyone’s guess!  Andover is currently doing inventory, so I hope to hear something in the next week or so about what will be shipped to us and just what fabrics have already been retired.  Boo Hoo….
Plus – we have Hurrah to look forward to this month by Jo and in March we have Toasty (I cannot wait to get my quiltie little hands on this fabric!) and Luminarias.  Then in May we have Carolina coming and July we have Sweet Emilie coming!  It’s going to be a very good year!  Thanks Jo!
Also, in other news – I have to apologize for the little “blip” in ordering on our website today!  Our shopping cart was being updated because the United States Postal Service decided to surprise us with new shipping software for the new year – that didn’t work with our website software!  Lovely…. I know.  So, after a few emails and the kind help of a computer guru (trust me, this little blip went beyond my computer knowledge!)  our shopping cart is back in working order.
Gotta run…. I have the hand piecing “bug” this evening and I want to get back to it!  Have a great evening!

New Clubs and Fabrics are coming!

The End of 2010 is near….
Thank you for making this the best year yet!  We’ve enjoyed meeting many of you at the quilt shows and have been blessed enough to create new friendships with you online.

This will be our last newsletter of the year.  Just a little reminder that only a few days remain for our annual Year End Website sale.  The sale will be over at midnight on January 1st, 2011.

New On Our Website Now!

Hurrah by Jo Morton is up for Pre-Ordering now and should arrive in January of 2011!

Prairie’s Women’s Sewing Circle, Journey #1 is now available and Journey #2 will be coming soon!  These projects are gorgeous, don’t you agree!

Journey #1

Journey #2

Jo’s Little Women Club #10 is coming very soon!  We have a few more minor details to work out and then we’ll let you know all about it!  You can sign up for the Jo’s Little Women Newsletter on our website for updates on how the club will be run and when it begins!


Also here are a few other monthly clubs that may tickle your fancy….

Spoolin’ Around Club

Simply Charming Club

Simply Strips Club

Simply Sixteenths Club

Plus, we’ve also updated our Fat Sixteenth’s Bundle page…

Assorted Fat Sixteenth Bundles

And our Charm Square page….

Assorted Charm Squares Packs

We have a few more things up our sleeves for 2011, but now it’s time to rest a bit and reflect on the many wonderful things this life has brought to us.  A bit of hand piecing and quilting is calling our name and that is how we will be spending our New Year’s Eve – with family, quilting and watching our favorite movies. Thank you to everyone that has pre-ordered our book.  We are scanning in photos and creating kits to offer you to go along with the projects in the book.  As soon as everything is ready, we will let you have a peek at the projects!

Also, we welcome your comments and suggestions at any time. This time in particular I am asking a favor of you.  We are re-ordering several of Jo Morton’s fabric lines that were introduced this past year and hopefully we will begin to see that fabric arriving at the end of January.  If there is any particular Jo line you are interested in, please be so kind to drop us an email at  or simply leave a comment!!  We are looking into ordering pieces from her older lines also!

Just a reminder that we will be closed December 31st, 2010 through January 2nd, 2011.  All orders received during this time will begin to ship on January 3rd, in the order they were received. I will be back tomorrow posting the winner here on our blog to the give away we talked about yesterday!

We wish you a very safe and Happy New Year.  May all your dreams, wishes and hopes come true.

Little Pink Stars Fabric Collection

This collection is now in stock!  Designed by Margo Krager – the prints are taken directly from an old quilt with a really neat story behind it.  The quilt belongs to a friend of Margo’s and we are so glad she was able to use it!

Just look at the lovely bubble gum and double pinks, deep saturated blues, the lovely “lights” and the awesome brown! We have fat eighth, fat quarter and 1/2 yard bundles and of course individual fat quarters and yardage!

Little Pink Stars Fabric Collection
In other exciting news around here:

Pre-Orders for the book are now available and for the first 50 people that order the book – we’re tossing in a free package of 20 assorted charm squares to get you on your way and say Thank you!

Simply Charming: Small Scrap Quilts of Yesteryear  

New surprises in store for 2011!

We are really busy working on some new fun and exciting programs for next year. New clubs, kits and fabric bundles by other designers – and more are on their way!  We are working out the final details and hope to bring you all the information in just a few short weeks!

Primitive Muslin Fat Quarter Bundle Giveaway!

Tis the season to be giving….. Fa La La La
Today we are having another little giveaway that is sure to delight!

I love – Love this new line of fabric designed by Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings that is due to arrive any day now – I am so patiently waiting to get my hands on this primitive muslin grouping.  There are 5 fabrics in this line and here are there names:

Tallow, Pie Crust, Time Worn, Paper Bag, & Treenware

We have a 10 piece fat quarter bundle of the primitive muslin to giveaway – the bundle includes 2 fat quarters of each shade of fabric!

So, to join this little giveaway – I want you to leave a comment telling us who your favorite fabric designer is and if you can remember – what was his or her fabric line that you enjoyed the most!

We’ll have this drawing for the Primitive Muslin fat quarter bundle this Saturday December 18th, 2010 – in the morning sometime!

Shelburne Calico Fabric Winner!

Congratulations goes out to:
Thank you Paulette and everyone else for joining in on the fun of our giveaway of the Shelburne Calico Garden Fat Quarter Bundle!
Paulette – just email me at
with your snail mail address and I’ll ship your pretties right out to you!
Stay tuned for our next give away – we’ll post about it in a few minutes!
If you would like to add to your own personal stash of fabrics – we still have some Shelburne Calico Garden fabrics available and we’ve uploaded the free pattern that is provided by Windham Fabrics for you also to print out!  Go here:

Putzing the day away

I got a little sewing time in today on these:
Cleaned up the fabric noodles laying all over so it’s a little tidier – see
All for this quilt that will soon grow into a pretty new quilt for my bed!
Now, I must return to reality and get back to work.  UPS should be here soon delivering this:
Little Pink Stars
designed by Margo Krager for Blue Hill Fabrics
I think I’m in heaven – double pinks, gorgeous blues and lovely browns – it’s gonna be a good day!

Shelburne Calico Garden Fabric Has Arrived!

We just received the entire collection of this gorgeous reproduction fabric line today!!  And since it has arrived during our Annual End Of The Year sale – it has been listed at 10% off also!

Shelburne Calico Garden
And look at this lovely cheater cloth!

This unique collection is based on a quilt by the same name from accomplished quilt maker Florence Peto.  Florence described the quilt in a letter to the museum in 1951, “It has always been my desire to preserve fascinating old fabrics.”


We now offer Gift Certificates!

Aged Muslin
Back In Stock Now!
Colonial Poison Green & Cheddar

We have sold out of 5 different gorgeous pieces from this collection, but I received confirmation today that they are re-orderable and we should have them by the end of December!  Pre-Orders are open on the pieces we are completely out of.  (So here’s a little tip – if you pre-order those pieces that are currently out of stock now – including the bundles – you will still save 10% during our sale – everything on the website is on sale until January 1st, 2011!)

Colonial Poison Green & Cheddar Has Arrived!

Colonies Poison Green & Cheddar Fabrics have arrived!
It feels like we’ve waited forever for this gorgeous collection of 1830’s reproduction fabrics to come!

And to top this off – we have placed this fabric on sale also – along with everything else on our website!
(remember we are having a website wide sale right now!)

All pre-orders for this fabric have shipped!  The website is updated to reflect the remaining inventory of fabric we have on hand!
Also – be sure and check back here tomorrow!  We are going to be having a really fun give-a-way!  It’s easy and free, all ya have to do is place a comment on the give-a-way day and answer the question I ask tomorrow!!
Whew – I’m tired!  I didn’t get any sewing machine time in today, we were busy all day filling the pre-orders for this fabric line!  There’s always hope for tomorrow!  Have a great weekend!