Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Star of Wonder kits

We know this is a super hectic time of year for many of you so will jump right in with what we'd like to share this week.

The first project, Star of Wonder, is one of our winter favorites.  It combines wool applique with easy embroidery to create a timeless classic.  Your $15.95 kit includes the pattern, background cotton and wool for applique.  It finishes 8" x 10" - we repurposed an old frame we had on hand.....perhaps you can do the same or visit a second hand store to find the perfect frame.

If you'd like a thread kit containing Valdani perle cotton size 12 (the same thread we used for ours), please let us know when you place your order. 
The next set of patterns are finished as stockings but we think they would be darling set together as a quilt. You could use cotton or wool for the applique.  Each $10 pattern contains patterns for 2 stockings.

If you'd like us to put together kits for any (or all) of these patterns, please let us know.  We are always happy to put together kits. 
The 2019 Christmas - Winter mega issue of Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher arrived and it is packed with all sorts of goodies.....30 projects for $14.99.

Don't let the fact the magazine is geared toward punch needle and cross stitch deter you if you work in wool -- many of the projects can be adapted to wool applique or rug hooking.
We realized we neglected to share the fall issue of Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher magazine.  The fall issue contains 19 projects and is $8.99.
We realize the next project is out of season but we wanted to let you know we have made kits for our very popular "Midnight Silhouette" quilt designed by Blackbird Designs.  Your $174.95 kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the quilt top, borders and binding.  Your fabrics may vary slightly from the photo shown but we have assembled a beautiful selection of black, rust, gold and green fabric.  The quilt finishes 68" x 84".

If you would prefer to use your own fabric, the pattern is available for $12.95.
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring "Primitive Christmas" by Lynette Anderson.  Your $39.95 kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the top, wool for the star, borders, binding, hand painted Santa and star buttons and Primitive Gatherings' triangle paper.  It finishes 10" x 13".

Since this is a pattern we will not be carrying in the future, the pattern and/or buttons are not available for purchase separately. 
See you soon!

Darlene and Debby

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Be sure to visit our website to updated quilts for sale

Hopefully your Thanksgiving was as nice as ours.  We enjoyed spending time with family and friends and, of course, ate too much.  We're ready to enter into the holiday season and looking forward to having some down time around Christmas.  We will be closed Dec 22 - Jan 1.

We received our shipment of Quiltmania magazines.  If you're on auto ship, Debby has processed your order.  We have a few copies of Quiltmania #134 left.  The cover quilt is stunning and we adore the train quilt.  If you'd like to reserve a copy, please e-mail info@sewgracefulquilting.com.  $13.99
We also have a few copies of Simply Vintage available. It's packed full of all sorts of winter themed projects.  $17.99
Erin R made the sample for our Pine Tree Strip Quilt.  Your $64.95 kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the top and binding.  We used a Kansas Troubles jelly roll and Primitive Gatherings' muslin for the background.  While you may not have time to finish the quilt for the holiday season this year, it's not to early to think about Christmas 2020.

Quilt finishes 57" x 62"
Debby had a lot of fun making these darling Christmas ornaments.  Each ornament is preprinted on a beautiful background fabric.  All you have to do is add wool and some simple stitching and you have a dozen ornaments.  If you prefer to use the handmade ornaments your children and grandchildren made to decorate your tree, these also double as decorations for gift bags.  Simply attach to a gift bag with a pretty ribbon and you have a one of a kind gift.

Your $22.95 kit includes the pattern, the preprinted fabric (shown in photo 2 below), wool for applique, backing fabric and ornament hanger.  The first photo is from the pattern cover and shows the variety of designs (the fringe is not included in your kit).
Our "Santa Pincushion" kit would also make a nice bag decoration or ornament for your tree.  Your $4.95 kit includes the pattern, fabric for the front and backing fabric. 
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring quilts made by us.  These are all made by either Darlene, Debby or Kay.

We know it's always fun to receive a hand made gift but we also know sometimes time becomes an issue.  If you're looking for a gift for yourself or someone special, we have several items for sale on our website.  Please visit https://www.sewgracefulquilting.com/ and click on the Quilts for Sale tab. Below is a sampling of what we are offering.

If you live in the area and prefer to pick up your item, please e-mail info@sewgracefulquilting.com and we will hold it for you. 
See you soon!

Darlene and Debby

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving

Thank you for your support and your friendship. 
Darlene and Debby

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Holiday gift ideas

If you're like us, it's hard to believe Thanksgiving is next week.  It seems like just a few months since we were thinking about what we wanted to accomplish in 2019.  We have a lot to share this week, so will jump right in with lots to tempt you.

Do you struggle with keeping your seam allowances the same width?  This problem plagues both quilters who rely on the 1/4" seam allowance as well as those who make garments and use the 5/8" seam allowance.  A stiletto may be the solution to all your seam allowance problems.  The stiletto acts as a 3rd hand and helps guide the fabric through the feed dogs.

This may be the perfect gift for all your stitching and sewing friends.....best of all each stiletto is hand made by a real person in Oklahoma.  When ordering, please refer to the number.  Each is $14.95

So.....will your lucky pal get the darling angel (#1), the innocent looking bunny (#4), the silly goat (#7), the mischievous black kitty (#9), the elegant heart (#11), or the foxy fox (#14)?
While the patchwork is easy on the next piece we want to share, a stiletto will help keep seams straight.  Your "All Hearts" kit includes the pattern (with our changes), fabrics for the quilt top, wool for applique, borders, binding and the darling handpainted reindeer button.  It finishes 15 1/4" x 15 1/4".  Kit is $24.95.

Since we know several will ask, we do not have any extra reindeer buttons available. 
Our version of "Christmas Night" finishes 20 1/2" x 24".  The designer finished hers in a frame but we wanted a less formal look for ours so finished it as a wall hanging.  Our background fabric is a pretty Grunge fabric from Moda.

Your $22.95 kit includes the pattern with full size templates, fabrics for the top and binding.  When you order, let us know if we can put together a thread kit for you.  We used Valdani perle cotton size 12 and love how it looks.  
We had a lot of fun making the next piece.  The designer finished hers as pillows but we wanted something to hang on the wall or on the back of a door so finished ours as a 24" x 24" wall hanging.

Your "ABC Santa" kit includes the out of print pattern with our changes, fabrics for the top, wool for applique, borders and binding.  Kit is $39.95
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring "Angels Gather Here".  As you can see, we finished ours as a pillow but it would be equally cute finished as a wall hanging.  Your $21.95 kit includes the patterns with our changes, fabrics for the top and backing fabric.  We finished ours to fit an 18" x 18" pillow form. 
See you soon!

Darlene and Debby

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

New kits from our open house

Last Saturday was the perfect day for our holiday open house.  We had a great turnout and enjoyed visiting with everyone who stopped by.

The recent winter weather reminded us to remind you of our inclement weather policy.  If the Rogers schools are closed, the shop is closed.  Of course, you're always welcome to call before you come if there is a doubt as to whether we are open. 
"Let it Snow" was a big hit at our open house event.  As promised, we saved some kits to share with you.  Your $24.95 kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the mini quilt and the ornament, wool for applique and the darling snowman buttons.  The quilt finishes 9 1/2" x 11 1/2".
Kay's newest design "In the Meadow" is designed to fit in the large metal trays we've had in the past.  Your $39.95 kit includes the background flannel, wool for applique, buttons, backing fabric and wool binding.  It finishes 12" x 21 1/2".

The metal tray is not included with the kit.  Please call 479-372-7403 or e-mail (info@sewgracefulquilting.com) to order the tray.  $48.95
If you're looking for a project that is all cotton, Merry and Bright would be a fun project.  It features simple applique, easy piecing and a little embroidery.  Your $19.95 kit includes the pattern and all fabrics to make the quilt top (binding is included).  It finishes 19" x 25".
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring "Cozy Wool Applique" by Elizabeth Angus.  We recently learned that Elizabeth passed away following a diagnosis of liver cancer earlier this year.  We have a few copies of the book available and notice our distributor has a few copies left but once those are gone, the book will be out of print.  $17.95

We also noticed our distributor has a few copies of her first book, Cozy Wool Applique Pillows.  We will be happy to order a copy for you.  Please e-mail info@sewgracefulquilting.com or call 479-372-7403 and we will get an order placed.  $14.95
The next time it's too chilly to venture out, we invite you to click on http://suegarman.blogspot.com/ and enjoy photos from the Sisters Outdoor Quilt show in July.  Wouldn't an outdoor quilt show in NW Arkansas be a super fun event?!!

We'll be back next week with a couple more new projects.  Meanwhile, we hope you are staying warm during this unseasonably cold weather.  See you soon!

Darlene and Debby

Friday, November 8, 2019

Camp Runamuk is back

It looks like our beautiful fall foliage is quickly turning to brown.  We'd hoped the remaining trees would surprise us with the rich golds and oranges we love so much.

We are in the middle of preparing for our holiday open house event this Saturday, Nov 9, 9:00-3:00 so will keep this short.  For those who can't attend, we will have new projects to share next week.....we promise we will make more if we sell out on Saturday.
Camp Runamuk kits are now back in stock.  Your $159.95 kit includes the pattern with full size templates, background cottons, wool for the applique, borders and binding.  The quilt finishes 48" x 56".  What a great Christmas gift -- either given as an entire kit or as a finished quilt.

If you'd prefer to use your own materials, the pattern is available for $22.95.
The demand for Lisa Bongean's new book "Wool, Needle and Thread" was more than we expected so we have sold out.  We have more books on order with an anticipated arrival date around Nov 22.  We will be happy to reserve a copy for you.  You can preorder by visiting our website https://www.sewgracefulquilting.com/ or by emailing info@sewgracefulquilting.com.

112 pages $28.99
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring a cute fall quilt.  Your $32.95 kit for The Crow Quilt includes the pattern, fabrics for the quilt top and binding.  The quilt is all cotton and finishes 20" x 20".  We have only one kit left. 
Hope to see you Saturday (or sooner).

Darlene and Debby

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Save the date - November 9

The electric to our homes was restored late last week so we spent the weekend cleaning out refrigerators, washing mountains of laundry and enjoying tasty hot meals.  Darlene has had her nose to her quilting machines trying to make up for the week she was not able to quilt.

Kay spent a day reorganizing the shop.  The area by our front door is decorated with many of our favorite winter projects. 
Our fall area is now in the back corner of the shop and is filled with all sorts of fun projects. 
Lisa Bongean's new book "Wool, Needle and Thread" arrived.  We'd read the reviews that said reading the book was like being in Lisa's private classroom.  We agree with the reviews.  This is a fantastic book filled with close-up photos of Lisa's hands working her magic.  The book begins with a discussion of Lisa's fabric tips and moves to her favorite tools, templates, threads and needles.  She shares five projects that will help you master the techniques.

112 pages $28.99
If you're like us, you are always looking for cute buttons to embellish your work.  We found the cutest sheep buttons made in the USA.  Each package contains 3 off white and 3 black sheep buttons.  These are great for our use since they don't have shanks.  The holes allow you to stitch them so they will lay flat.  $2.25 per pack
During Kay's reorganization of our storage sheds, she ran across 5 more copies of Blackbird Designs' book "Simply Vintage" which is now out of print.  If you need this title to add to your Blackbird library, now is the time to get it.  We checked Amazon pricing and were shocked to see the title offered for $199.99......we are selling ours for the cover price of $29.95.

If you would like to reserve a copy, please e-mail info@sewgracefulquilting.com ASAP.  First come, first served -- limit one copy per person.  If you haven't ordered from us in the past, go ahead and send an e-mail.  We will need to speak with you to get shipping and payment info so please include your phone number.
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring a set of 37 - 9" x 9" squares of coordinated fabric.  $29.95
Last but not least, we hope you'll make plans to join us Saturday Nov 9 for our holiday open house.  We will have refreshments, new projects and gift giving ideas to share. 
See you soon.

Darlene and Debby