Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Flannel is perfect for snuggling

Brrrr.....we have been in an ice box these past few days.  We love frozen Reese's cups and think we could just set the bag in our warehouse and have all the frozen candy we want this week.  Cold weather causes us to think about snuggling up and what better snuggling fabric than flannel.  Darlene put together a super simple flannel quilt using Primitive Gatherings' Wool Needle line.  We have our sample machine quilted but it would be a great quilt to be hand quilting using the big stitch and Valdani perle cotton.  It finishes 54" x 63" - perfect snuggling size.  Kits are $46.95.  Let us know if we can reserve one for you.
Our $10 block of the month, Pretty Petals, kicked off this month and we have openings.  As many of you know, we've offered a $10 block of the month each year since we opened almost 6 years ago.  There's never any sign up fee; nor is a finishing kit required -- you'll get all the fabric and wool you need for top plus the binding. The quilt finishes 43" x 43".

This year we are changing things just a tiny bit.  We based our block of the month on a pattern in a book so the first month will cost $18 and will include fabric and wool for one block plus the book (retail value $25.95).  Months 2-12 are $10 per month.  We have an optional thread kit available.

If you're local and would like to sign up, please stop by, call (479-372-7403), or e-mail ( and we'll get your name on the list.  If you're out of town and have a credit card on file, call or e-mail and we'll include you.  If you haven't ordered from us in the past, we will need your credit card to get you signed up.  Call us at 479-372-7403 and we'll get you signed up. 
While we're on the subject of blocks of the month, we want to share another which will begin in February.  Thanks to Jean A for making Spooky Hollow.  We adore the additions she made -- like the nail polish on the skeleton - how innovative!  The backgrounds all are Diamond Textiles fabrics and the applique is wool.  The quilt finishes 46"x 58".  Cost is month is $19.95 per month for 9 months; pattern is sold separately for $20.  If you'd like to reserve a spot for this very sweet Halloween quilt, please contact us at 479-372-7403 or e-mail

If you'd prefer to use your own materials we have extra patterns (without our changes) for $20.  
We're super excited for our friend Robin Vizzone of Briar Roots Primitive.  Her first book, Peculiar Primitives, is due for release late April. The book is designed to appeal to both the beginner and experienced stitcher.  It contains 12 projects including table toppers, primitive dolls, wall hangings, and pincushions.  80 pages $25.95

Let us know if we can reserve a copy for you.  Just e-mail ( or call 479-372-7403 and we'll be sure to save a copy for you.
Another primitive designer who does amazing work is Rebekah L. Smith.  Her second book,Seasons of Wool Applique, is due for release late June.  It contains 12 seasonal wool projects (3 per season) including a journal cover, pillow cover, table rug, wall hangings, storage boxes, and more.  96 pages $29.95

We'll be happy to put you on the list for this book. 
If you normally visit the shop via Highway 71 and turn by the gas station - Pleasant Ridge Road is closed from the gas station for a mile or so until the middle of next week.  You'll need to go on down to Walnut and wind your way to the shop.  If you need directions, please don't hesitate to call. 

See you soon.

Darlene and Debby

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