Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Just in time for July 4

The Quilters Trek Row by Row officially kicked off on June 21.  Unlike previous years, you do not have to physically visit the shop to participate.  You can do your shop hoping from the convenience of your home.  Visit https://rowbyrowexperience.com/ for all the details.

Each shop had to design 4 - 9" blocks using blue as the focal fabric.  We had our choice of setting options and chose to set our project together to make a darling wall hanging.  We are offering the kit which includes the pattern, fabrics for the blocks and stitchery stabilizer for $19.95.  Since some of you will probably choose to finish yours as a wall hanging, we also have the binding and backing kit available for $5.95.  We used Valdani perle cotton size 12 for our embroidery and have thread kits available for $10.  Finally, we have the Believe hanger available for $19.95.

Due to event rules we are not able to sell the pattern by itself. 
Since July 4 is just around the corner, we wanted to share a few of our favorite patriotic themed kits.  The first, Choose Ye Liberty, features wool applique on a pretty black homespun background.  Your $26.95 kit includes the pattern by 1894 Cottonwood House, wool for applique, fabrics for the top and binding.

It finishes 19" x 19 1/2".
Bowl fillers and pincushions are very popular right now.  A bowl filler is basically several little pincushions or mini pillows which are placed in a bowl.  We made Stitch in Time as a pincushion but it can double as a cute bowl filler.  Your $14.95 kit includes the pattern, wool, button and backing fabric. 
"Liberty" by Sew Cherished was designed to fit in one of the large metal trays but works equally well as a table topper.  Your $36.95 kit includes the pattern, wool for the project (the background is wool) and cotton backing fabric.
Finishes 12" x 21".  The dimensions of the metal tray are 20" x 28" outside dimensions and 12" x 21" inside dimensions. Please call 479-372-7403 to order the tray.
We are almost out of Buttermilk Basin's "Wool" tea towel kits.  While supplies last you have your choice of the red stripe or blue stripe towel.  Your $16.95 kit includes the pattern, tea towel and wool for applique. 
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring a patriotic themed wall hanging.  Your $19.95 America kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the top, wool for applique, buttons and binding.  It finishes 13 1/2" x 13 1/2".

We have 1 kit left.  E-mail info@sewgracefulquilting.com to claim your kit.
Recently we've had several small quilting groups who were doing their own shop hop/retreat event stop by the shop.  If your group would like your own private shopping experience, please let us know.  We will work with you and are happy to open the shop during a day when we are normally closed.  Please e-mail info@sewgracefulquilting.com or call or text 479-372-7403. 
Hope to see you soon!

Darlene and Debby

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Wool Bundles are on the way


Debby has been busy stitching and sewing two adorable projects we are sharing this week.

The first, Mr Owl, finishes 14" x 16".  It's small enough to finish in time for fall decorating (which is just around the corner).  Your $17.95 kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the top, wool for applique, binding and backing fabric.  If you'd like us to put together a thread kit containing the Valdani perle cotton we used, let us know when you place your order. 
We designed the next project as a baby quilt but we think it would be equally loved by a toddler, a teenager or anyone who is young at heart.  The quilt is made using a layer cake which means it is super easy to piece.  Your $46.95 kit for The Jungle includes the pattern, fabrics for the top and binding.

We'll be happy to help you select a backing fabric for the quilt.  Just let us know if we can help. 
We are super excited to share the next few items with you.  For a long time, we've asked our Moda man Jon to please beg Moda to offer wool bundles. We are going to pat ourselves on the back and think that's why we are able to offer wool bundles to you.

Since we aren't sure of the response to these bundles, we are going to place our order for them after everyone has had a chance to read the newsletter.  We'll place our order Jun 22.

Please keep in mind these bundles contain wool which has not been washed and felted; however, we will be happy to share info about how we felt our wool so you can take care of that.

Bright Fat Quarter bundle containing 12 fat quarters - $113.99
Bright 1/2 yard bundle containing 12 - 1/2 yard pieces - $227.99
Warm Fat Quarter Bundle containing 12 fat quarters - $113.99
Warm 1/2 yard bundle contains 12 - 1/2 yard pieces - $227.99
We are also able to order 1 yard wool bundles which include 12 - 1 yard cuts of wool.  One yard bundles are $455.99.

This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring a cute primitive table runner.  Your $24.95 Heart and Home kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the top, wool for applique and binding.  It finishes 12" x 26".

Please note the fabrics in your kit may not be an exact match to the photo.  E-mail info@sewgracefulquilting.com to claim your kit.
We are disappointed to report two more shows we had scheduled for the fall have been cancelled.  The Woolkeepers event in September and the Belle Point Guild in Fort Smith in October have both been cancelled but both event organizers have plans to reschedule for 2021.

As we make kits this year, we are making extra kits in anticipation of visiting many quilt shows in 2021.  We may unofficially designate 2021 as "The Year of the Biggest and Best Quilt Shows".....sounds like a good plan to us.

We are open our normal hours; however, if you'd like to arrange curbside pick up please don't hesitate to e-mail info@sewgracefulquilting.com or call or text 479-372-7403 to make arrangements.

Darlene and Debby



Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Yoko Saito books

As we are writing this Wednesday afternoon it is very windy, cloudy and the temperature is cool enough we are wearing a jacket.  What wild weather!

We want to start off this week's newsletter with the tea towel of the month.  If you're on auto ship for the towel kits, Debby will get your order processed.  Your $11.95 kit includes the pattern and tea towel.  If you'd like a thread kit of Valdani perle cotton size 12, please let us know when you place your order.

https://www.sewgracefulquilting.com/index.html
You may have noticed in recent newsletters we've featured several new books.  Since spring quilt market was cancelled we are receiving updates of new items (and many of those new items are books).  We were very excited to see a new Yoko Saito release, Captivating Quilt Projects.  We are taking pre-orders for the book and will place our order Sunday.

The book contains 70 new patterns from the master quilt makers of Yoko Saito's famed Quilt Party quilt making school and quilt shop. It includes traditional patchwork quilts, adorable puppy place mats, and exquisitely appliqu├ęd bags.  104 pages $32.95

https://www.sewgracefulquilting.com/index.html
While we're on the subject of Yoko Saito, we'd like to share another of her books that is often overlooked.  We think it's because the project the editor chose for the cover of the book is definitely not representative of the beauty inside the book.....we'll let you be the judge of that.

"Woolwork" contains 27 projects including the wool bracelets shown on the cover.  Inside you'll also find patterns for Seasonal Quilt, Linus' Wall Quilt (our favorite) and Childhood Memories Quilt.  96 pages $32.95

We checked with our vendor and found that only 8 copies of the book are currently available so don't wait to place your order for this treasure.  We will be placing a Yoko Saito order on Sunday.

https://www.sewgracefulquilting.com/index.html
We know many are going through their stash and using what they have on hand in anticipation of a big shopping spree this summer.  If you're like many, you may find you are lacking neutral fabrics.  If that's the case, we recommend Kansas Troubles' mini jelly roll.  Each roll contains 20 - 2.5" x width of the fabric strips of Kansas Toubles' neutral fabrics.

Lynne chose her favorite neutrals in 2019 and Moda continues to offer them in jelly rolls.  $19.95

https://www.sewgracefulquilting.com/index.html
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring a kit for a table runner using Kansas Troubles' fabrics.  Your Paisley Party kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the top, binding and backing fabric.  $32.95

We have only 1 kit left.  E-mail info@sewgracefulquilting.com to claim your kit.
We received notification that the quilt show held in Pittsburg, Kansas in conjunction with the Little Balkans Festival Sep 4-6 has been cancelled.

As we make kits this year, we are making extra kits in anticipation of visiting many quilt shows in 2021.  We may unofficially designate 2021 as "The Year of the Biggest and Best Quilt Shows".....sounds like a good plan to us.

We are open our normal hours; however, if you'd like to arrange curbside pick up please don't hesitate to e-mail info@sewgracefulquilting.com or call or text 479-372-7403 to make arrangements.

Darlene and Debby