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 info@sewgracefulquilting.com 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 info@sewgracefulquilting.com
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

 

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

September tea towel is ready

We sure have enjoyed the cooler temps and lower humidity the past few weeks.  It looks like summer is coming back quickly but we know more cool temps are on the horizon. 

If you've been stitching Debby's tea towels of the month you are getting quite a nice assortment by now.  The towel for September highlights one of our favorite fruits -- apples.  Your $11.95 "Sweet as Pie" kit includes the pattern and tea towel.  We will be happy to put together a thread kit containing the same Valdani perle cotton size 12 we used.  Just let us know if you'd like a thread kit when you place your order. 

You may order by emailing info@sewgracefulquilting.com or calling 479-372-7403 or visiting our website https://www.sewgracefulquilting.com/
When we saw the pattern for "Grateful" we knew it was one we had to make.  It's probably no big surprise to many of you that we modified the pattern.....our modifications coupled with the use of Jo Morton fabrics worked to make a darling wall hanging.  Your $18.95 kit includes the pattern with our changes, wool for applique, fabrics for the top and binding. 

If you'd like us to put together a Valdani perle cotton size 12 thread kit, please let us know.
Peter Pumpkin patterns are back in stock. Once you make one of these little guys we are sure you'll want to make more.  Kay made our assortment and said the pattern is well written and easy to follow,  Ours are displayed on a cupcake holder (please excuse the leaning center pole -- our holder has had quite a bit of abuse). 

Patterns for "Peter Pumpkin" are $9.50.  If you'd like us to put together a kit (or two or three) please e-mail info@sewgracefulquilting.com or call 479-372-7403.  We'll just need to know the color of the scarf (that piece below the head) you'd prefer. 
Our shipment of Kim Diehl's new book, Simple Sampler is scheduled to arrive next week.  We have noticed a delay in shipping for many items so are hopeful the shipping date is correct.

The book contains instructions for the absolutely gorgeous cover quilt as well as 5 additional projects.  We are taking orders for "Simple Sampler".  Please e-mail info@sewgracefulquilting.com or call 479-373-7403 or visit our website https://www.sewgracefulquilting.com/ to place your order.

$26.99
It wasn't a surprise that the 42nd Ozark Quilt Fair held at the Shiloh Museum in Springdale AR was cancelled. It's always fun to visit the show under the shade trees on the museum grounds.  The organizers have decided to host a virtual quilt fair Sep 12 and are asking everyone to participate by submitting a photograph of 1 quilt. 

For details and an entry form, visit https://shilohmuseum.org/ and click on the Ozark Quilt Fair tab. 
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring another wall hanging featuring animals.  Your "Dogs and Cats" kit includes the pattern, fabric for the top and binding.  $19.95. 

We have only 1 kit left so don't hesitate to reserve by e-mailing info@sewgracefulquilting.com
Hope to see you soon!

Darlene and Debby


Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The shop is ready for fall

Kay spent the day yesterday reworking the shop to highlight fall projects.  With August beginning in just a few days, we know cooler weather and the beautiful rich tones of fall are just around the corner.  We hope you enjoy some photos of the new displays.  If you see something that you'd like more info about, email info@sewgracefulquilting.com or call 479-372-7403. 

We will be featuring many of the items you see in future newsletters.
We think we are going to love our new magazine rack.....best of all it's portable so when we get to vend again we can take it with us. 
......no more having to sit on the floor to browse Diamond Textile fat quarters.....
Quiltmania #138 arrived and is filled with lots of inspiration.  If you're on auto ship, Debby is processing your order.  Please keep in mind, Quiltmania magazines won't be available at the big box stores until later this year.  $14.99
We love the sentiment expressed on this pillow Debby recently finished "Happy is the home that shelters a friend".  She finished ours as a pillow but it would be equally nice finished as a wall hanging.  Your $17.95 Happy is the Home kit includes the pattern, background cotton, wool for applique, border, backing, raw wood button and zipper.  14" x 14"
We love how our newest quilt, A Little Flower, looks hanging in our classroom.  Kay made the sample and said it's the perfect quilt for beginners as well as seasoned appliquers.  Since the pattern repeats, someone who is new to applique will get a chance to practice their technique.  Your $84.95 kit includes the fabrics for the top and binding.  The pattern is by Blackbird Designs and is sold separately.  We are including a photo of the original pattern so you can check your Blackbird library.  Pattern is $12.95.

The quilt finishes 58" x 58".
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring a cute little piece that makes us smile every time we look at it.  Your "Voices" kit includes the pattern, fabric for the top, binding and backing.  $19.95.  We have 1 kit left.  We also have one pattern without fabric - $6.50.  

We have only 1 kit and 1 pattern left so don't hesitate to reserve by e-mailing info@sewgracefulquilting.com
Hope to see you soon!

Darlene and Debby

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Lynette's Peace and Joy button club is almost sold out

Welcome to all the new newsletter subscribers.  We've noticed an increase in readership and are so happy you chose to join us.  We send out a newsletter each Thursday morning at 6:00 a.m. CST.  We try to keep it short and keep you updated with what we've been working on.  If you decide it's not for you, it's easy to unsubscribe - simply click the button at the bottom of the newsletter.

If you'd like to read previous newsletters, you will find them all on our blog http://sewgraceful.blogspot.com/

We want to start off by sharing a very sweet Christmas wall hanging.  The embroidery is preprinted on a muslin background which will save time and effort. Your $27.95 kit includes the preprinted muslin, borders, background and backing fabric.  It finishes 12" x 23".

We stitched our sample using Valdani perle cotton size 12 in red; however, it would also be pretty stitched in black or gold.  Let us know if we can assist you in choosing a thread. 
Another fun Christmas themed embroidery piece is "Blessings".  We chose to stitch ours using a variety of threads but it would be equally nice stitched in one color.  Your $22.95 kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the top, binding and backing fabric.  Please note - you will have to transfer your pattern to the background fabric. 
Kit includes pattern, fabrics for the top, binding and backing fabric.
Finishes 20 1/2" x 24
The response to Kay's "Nestled in the Woods" quilt in the most recent issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects took us by surprise.  We are currently sold out of kits but have more fabric on the way.  Unfortunately, the line of fabric Kay chose to use (Hickory Ridge) is not being reprinted so once we make this final cutting we won't be able to make more kits.....I guess what we are trying to say is don't take a long time to decide whether you want this kit because we may be out of stock.

The quilt finishes 76" x 86".  Your $139.95 kit includes the fabrics for the top (everything is cotton), borders and binding.  The pattern is not included.  It is available in the fall 2020 issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine.  $9.99
Kay also designed pillows to coordinate with your quilt.  Your $69.95 "At Home Pillows" kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the top and backing fabric for 3 pillows, muslin to make pillow forms, instructions for 3 different finishing techniques, cording and 3 buttons to cover.  That's less than $25 each for a beautiful pillow that coordinates perfectly with your quilt. 
Finished sizes: 13" x 24 1/2" and 17" x 19"

If you'd prefer to use your own supplies, the pattern is available for $10.
We have only 3 spots remaining for Lynette Anderson's new button club, Peace and Joy.  We won't go into details again since we did that last week; you can read details on our website https://www.sewgracefulquilting.com/.

Please call 479-372-7403 with payment info (if you haven't ordered from us in the past) or e-mail info@sewgracefulquilting.com to reserve your spot.

Photo courtesy of Lynette Anderson.
We also have only 4 spots left in Lynette Anderson's "Tree of Life" block of the month.  More details can be found by visiting our website https://www.sewgracefulquilting.com/.  Below are several photos of Kay's work in progress on the project. 
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring a cute little piece.  It finishes 5" x 7" and can be framed or hung using an Ackfeld hanger.  Your "Heart to Hold" kit includes the pattern and fabric for $12.95.  Fabrics will vary from those pictured.

We have only 1 kit left so don't hesitate to reserve your kit by e-mailing info@sewgracefulquilting.com
Hope to see you soon!

Darlene and Debby

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Plans for Lynette Anderson new Button Club

The dog days of summer have definitely arrived with no end of the hot temps in sight.  We are very content to get out during the early mornings or late evenings and stay home during the middle part of the day.  Of course, staying inside means more time to create and stitch. We always try to look for the silver lining in each of our clouds.

We're continuing our Christmas in July with a darling wall hanging.  The pattern, ABC Santa, is by Cricket Street Wool but as we often do, we changed the pattern from finishing each block as a pillow to creating a wall hanging.  Your $34.95 kit includes the pattern with our changes, background cottons, wool for applique, borders and binding.  It finishes 24" x 24". 
Our tea towel of the month, Happy Camper would make a darling addition to your campsite.  Your $11.95 kit includes the pattern and tea towel.  Let us know if you'd like us to put together a thread kit containing Valdani perle cotton size 12.  If you're on auto ship to receive a tea towel kit each month, Debby will be processing your order. 
We have finalized plans for our newest button club block of the month, Peace and Joy by Lynette Anderson.  The quilt is a mystery so we don't know what the finished quilt looks like.  If you're familiar with Lynette's style, you know she does a lot of applique and embroidery with simple piecing.  Judging by the name and the photo she shared on instagram we know the quilt will include a Santa and trees.

The quilt will include 6 of her hand painted buttons.  The finished size is 17" x 23" and the program will run for 6 months beginning Sep 1.

The monthly cost will be $23.95 per month which will include the pattern, hand painted button and fabrics (wool if required).  Lynette has also designed a special project available only to club participants.  Once we receive your confirmation and payment information, we will e-mail you the file containing the special project.  It should keep you busy until the program starts.

Please call 479-372-7403 with payment info (if you haven't ordered from us in the past) or e-mail info@sewgracefulquilting.com to reserve your spot.

Photo courtesy of Lynette Anderson.
We are also offering additional items to help you stitch Lynette's block of the month.  Lynette used Valdani 6-ply embroidery floss for her stitching.  We are offering a thread kit containing the 7 threads she used for $24.

Other optional items:
Stitchery stabilizer - 1 yard - $5.25 (to stabilize blocks containing a lot of embroidery)
Apliquick rods - $42.95
Hugs & Kisses applique paper - $23.95
Fabric glue pen - $7.95 (refills $3.95 for two)
Roxanne's glue baste it - $10.95
Sewline duo marking pen - $7.95
Foxglove embroidery needles - $3.60 per tube (size 10 or 11)

We are noticing longer than normal shipping times so are trying to allow plenty of time for items to arrive for the Sep 1 start.  We also are noticing price increases on many items.  If you place your order now, you are guaranteed this pricing for the block of the month.

The photo below shows some of the optional items.  Please note the wooden thread holders are not included with the thread. 
We want to share a couple more fun gift items.  We promise this will be the last newsletter with gift items (for a while).

Please note these are on backorder until early August.

How about a charm bracelet for your special sewing buddy (or for yourself because you're special)?  The bracelet includes 4 charms.  $20
The charm holder would be nice on a garment but we think it would also look nice on your sewing bag.  $15
We also are able to order charms for the charm holder.  The silver charm pack contains 8 charms (2 of each).  $15

We think these charms would also be cute on a pincushion or small quilt. 
Enamel charm pack - 6 charms (1 of each) $20
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring a cute little piece.  It finishes 5" x 7" and can be framed or hung using an Ackfeld hanger.  Your "Kindness Matters" kit includes the pattern and fabric for $9.95.

We have only 1 kit left so don't hesitate to reserve your kit by e-mailing info@sewgracefulquilting.com
Hope to see you soon!

Darlene and Debby