Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Kim Diehl fabric bundles


We are super excited to share our newest fabrics from Kim Diehl.  We have been fans of her style since we discovered her years ago and are slowly building our selection of her fabrics.  We are offering bundles of the bolts we have in stock.  Each bundle will contain the 11 prints shown below.

Fat quarter bundle - $30.25
Half yard bundle - $54.75
One yard bundle - $109.45

You can order on line via our website, e-mail us at or call Darlene at 479-372-7403.  We also can cut yardage from any of the bolts.   
In a previous newsletter we mentioned shipping delays.  The tea towel for the October tea towel of the month is on backorder with an anticipated ship date the end of September.  As soon as we receive the towels, we will process your order if you're on auto ship for the tea towels.  If you aren't on auto ship and know you'll want a kit, please send us an email  $11.95 includes the pattern and towel

If you're looking for a practical and fun quilt you need look no further.  Bunnie M recently used a couple of our Diamond Textile jelly rolls to make a Jelly Roll Race quilt.  What a great quilt!  We were able to get enough jelly rolls to make 5 kits.  The pattern can be found on the web by searching for Jelly Roll Race Quilt.  The pattern is quick, easy and versatile.  Bunnie chose to make her quilt 66" x 66" square but you could make yours rectangular if you wish.

Your Jelly Roll Race kit includes 2 Diamond Textile English Garden jelly rolls and binding.  $59.95

The fall issue of Punch Needle and Primitive Stitcher arrived.  It contains 21 fall themed projects.  $9.99

If we had time we'd translate many of the designs to wool applique.  For example, the cross stitched pillow in the upper right hand corner would make an adorable wool applique piece.  It also would be a beautiful punch needle project......let your creativity blossom.....

This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring a cute friendship kit.  It finishes 5" x 7".  Your $12.95 kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the top and binding.    

We have only 1 kit left.  Please e-mail if you'd this kit.  

Hope to see you soon!

Darlene and Debby

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

New Redwork Project


We hope you enjoyed your Labor Day weekend.  We spent a quiet day doing our normal routine.  Maybe it's all in our mind but it seems like the air gets crisper and the leaves start turning right after the holiday.  

We're excited to share one of Debby's newest little quilts.  If you get a chance to visit the shop in person, you must take a few minutes and look at the quality of her stitching.  Several people have commented her stitches are so perfect that it looks like the stitching was done by a machine.  We reworked the pattern for "My Little Year" and your kit will include the changes we made.  Your $24.95 kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the top, binding and backing fabric.  It finishes 16 1/2" x 20 1/2".  

Our friend Jane H recently finished "Stars and Stripes".  This is a quick and easy pattern.  Our kit features a mixture of Moda fabrics including French General fabrics.  Your $56.95 kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the top and binding.  The quilt finishes 56" x 70".  When you place your order, let us know if you'd like us to help you choose backing fabric.  

We are taking pre-orders for "Red and Green Quilts".  The book contains 14 patterns of two color quilts from fourteen designers including Jo Morton, Lisa Bongean, Edyta Sitar and Paula Barnes.  The book is supposed to ship mid-November but we are noticing ship dates are being moved quite often.  We are also noticing many items are out of stock with no projected replacement date.  If you'd like to be on the pre-order list, please e-mail  $28.99

This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring Pretty Petals.  The kit includes the book,  background cotton, wool for applique and binding.  It finishes 42" x 42".  $99.95

We have only 1 kit left.  Please e-mail if you'd this kit.  

Update from Kay.  My sister and I had a wonderful experience at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN.  The doctor spent a lot of time investigating Donna's case and was able to properly diagnose her condition and prescribe the correct medicine.  Thanks to everyone who sent private messages of support and details of your experience.  
Hope to see you soon!

Darlene and Debby

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Taking preorders for Wooly Row by Row kits


We need to clarify our reasons for changing our shop hours.  Last week we were somewhat elusive as to the reasons and that led some people to believe we are going out of business.  We have no plans or thoughts of closing our doors.  

Last year Darlene adopted her granddaughter, Skylar.  An almost 8 year old takes a lot of time and energy in the best of times -- throw in covid and how it closed activities she normally would participate in and you have even more energy required.  Since Darlene is home schooling Skylar this year, she isn't able to be at the shop every day we are open.  We looked at our sales and determined Tuesday is the day with the least amount of that's why we will be closed on Tuesdays beginning Sep 1. 

We are super excited to share news about the Nestled in the Woods kits.  On a whim Kay contacted Diamond Textiles and found we are able to get more fabric to make more kits.  So, if you called and were told Nestled in the Woods was sold out, please call again.  Kits will be available around Sep 24.  You can also order on our website 
The first quilt we want to share this week is called Dashing Through the Snow.  Your $32.95 kit includes the Winter 2016 issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine, background cotton fabrics, wool for the applique and binding.  It finishes 25 1/2" x 27 1/2".  

We're very excited to be a part of the Wooly Block Adventure again this year.  This is the wool equivalent of Quilters Trek (Row by Row).  The adventure runs from Oct 1 through November 30.  This year the theme is "Into the Woods" and we had a lot of fun designing our 8" block.  We are taking preorders for "Woodland Buddies".  Your $19.95 kit includes the pattern, wool background and wool for the applique.  Kits will ship October 1. 

If you're looking for a quick, easy and fun quilt "My Christmas Gift" is a great choice.  The price makes it a great choice if you need a hostess gift or a quilting buddy gift or a fun quilt for a loved one in a nursing home get the idea.....  We used Soft Fuse and a simple blanket stitch for our applique. 

Your $19.95 kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the top and binding.  42" x 42"

This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring our "Sleigh Bells" block of the month.  We have only a couple of spots left in the program so if you've been on the fence about whether to join, please don't delay in making your decision.  

The block of the month program runs for 8 months. Each month you'll receive fabric for a block or row along with a schematic showing the use of each fabric contained in the kit. During the 8th month you'll receive fabrics for the sashing, borders, binding and buttons. We have changed the original pattern and will include our changes with our block of the month.  The pattern must be purchased the first month for $18.99.

Cost is $21.95 per month plus shipping. The quilt finishes 68 1/2" x 78 1/2".

Please call Darlene at 479-372-7403 or e-mail to reserve your spot.  
Hope to see you soon!

Darlene and Debby

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

New shop changes


We are starting this week's newsletter by saying we never know where life's journey will lead us.  After a lot of thought we have decided to modify our shop hours.  Starting Sep 1, we will be open on Thursday & Saturday only (9:00-3:00). 

We will do our best work work with you or a group if you plan to be in the area on other days.  Please call (479-372-7403) or e-mail ( us ahead of time and we will our best to work with you.  This was a difficult decision and we hope you understand.  
When we saw Betsy Chutchain's line of fabric by Moda we knew we wanted to make a simple quilt to show off the beautiful prints.  Your $38.95 kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the top and binding. The quilt finishes 45" x 60".

It's not too early to start thinking about stitching for the holidays.  The "Follow me to Bethlehem" table topper was a big hit last year.  We ran out of kits and have made more.  Please note the wools in your kit may vary from those pictured but the substitutions are close matches.  Your $36.95 kit includes the pattern, flannel for the background, wool for applique and binding.

10 1/2" x 33 1/2"

Kay's sister has been dealing with some major medical issues culminating with an August 31 scheduled visit to the Mayo Clinic.  During these times it caused us to remember how thankful we are for each other (in case you didn't know Darlene and Debby are sisters).  We thought the "Sister" kit would be a perfect kit to include in our newsletter.  Your $12.95 kit includes the pattern, fabrics, lace and vintage buttons.  Please note we purchase these kits pre-made so the contents may not be an exact match to our sample.

This sweet piece finishes 5" x 7" and fits perfectly in a premade frame (not included).   
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring a "Cabin in the Pines".  The quilt was  designed by Jan Patek.  The kit was originally $285.95 but we are offering a 20% discount on the kit.  It  includes the block of the month patterns, fabric for the top, borders and binding.  The quilt finishes 76" x 76". 

Backing fabric is available for $9.95 per yard.  We'll be happy to help you choose the perfect backing fabric.  If you're out of town, it's not a problem to text or email you photos of backing fabrics so you can make your choice.   

We have only one kit left so don't hesitate to reserve by e-mailing
Hope to see you soon!

Darlene and Debby

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Nestled in the Woods is almost sold out

Is it just us or does August feel more like May with all this rain?  We aren't complaining but it just seems odd to see so much rain this late in the summer.  Maybe the rain will cause the autumn trees to delight us with shades of amber, rust and gold. 

The response to Kay's quilt featured in the most recent issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects was beyond our expectations.  We have purchased all the fabric we can to make kits and have only 4 kits left.  If you have been on the fence about whether you want this project, please don't hesitate.  The fabrics are out of print and we know we will not be able to make more kits. 

Your Nestled in the Woods kit includes the fabrics to make the quilt top and binding.  The quilt finishes 76" x 86".  $139.95  The pattern is not included in the kit and can be found in the Fall 2020 issue of Primitive Quilts & Projects magazine.  $9.99

Since the fabric is out of print, you may want to consider purchasing backing fabric now.  The quilt requires 5 1/3 yards fabric.  We have several colorway options and will be happy to help you choose.  Please e-mail or call 479-372-7403.

If you're in the mood to make a quick and easy wall hanging for fall decorating, Harvest Blessings may be just what you're looking for.  It finishes 14" x 14".  It is a combination of wool applique and simple embroidery.  Your $18.95 kit includes the pattern with our changes, background fabrics, stitchery stabilizer, border fabrics, wool for applique, and binding.
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring a seasonal wall hanging designed by Crabapple Hill.  Your "When Witches Fly" kit includes the pattern, fabric for the top and binding.  $22.95. Finishes 15" x 16 1/2". 

We have a couple kits left so don't hesitate to reserve by e-mailing
Unfortunately, the Ozark Piecemakers Guild in Springfield MO has cancelled their September show.  According to their website, guild members are already preparing for their next show in 2022.  We are SO ready to get back into vending and sharing our creations in person with you!  We're taking a positive attitude and working on our 2021 vending/teaching calendar. 

Hope to see you soon!

Darlene and Debby