Friday, December 27, 2013

Come see Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts this Sunday December 29 @ 2pm


We are so happy to have Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts back at the shop! Join us this Sunday December 29th @ 2pm. Julie will be introducing her newest Block of the month Park Bench as well as her latest Trunk Show featuring quilts using her new Sidekick Ruler!

Please note that this event has been moved to The Robin's Nest Restaurant in Mt. Holly NJ.

Park your cars at the shop & just walk 2 short blocks to the restaurant! Bring your unbrella as rain is in the forecast!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Demo Day February 2013

We had a rather snowy Demo Day this month! Thanks to all who came out for the fun! We played with the ScrapBuster Table Runner! A really fun way to use up your extra 2 1/2" jelly roll strips. I grabbed some batiks and using the Binding Tool or the Creative Grids Quick Trim Ruler I cut my batik strips 8 1/2" x 2 1/2" and then mitred one end. Next I used some black batiks and cut an 8 1/2" center square and lots of 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" squares. Click on the link above to see a You Tube Video by Missouri Star Quilt Company that will take you through the entire process. Have fun using up your scraps!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Selvages are fun!


I first got intrigued by selvages upon seeing a woman wearing a great skirt made from selvages at Quilt Market! After that I started collecting my selvages & my friends started giving me  their selvages and next thing I knew...I had a mountain of selvages to work from! I started small, making a potholder or two, then Sandy Thompson wrote a great book, called Save the Selvages! Ooh, now lots of great ideas! Last Saturday was our January Demo Day at the shop & I needed something to demo! I had stumbled upon this great selvage project & quickly got to work! Click here for a tutorial on how to make this project at The Busy Beans blog. The pillow cover is about 20" x 20" and really turned out to be a fun project!

Selvage Star Pillow