Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Our 2021 $10 block of the month


We are super excited about our 2021 $10 block of the month.  Each year since we opened over 10 years ago we've offered a $10 block of the month.  It's an affordable way to allow everyone a chance to get a surprise each month.  

For 2021, we chose "Birdsong" which a pattern by one of our favorite primitive designers, Heart to Hand.  We have made some changes to the pattern and your kits will include our changes.  The background fabrics are cotton and all the applique is wool.  The quilt finishes 35" x 35". 

The Birdsong block of the month will begin in January and run through September (9 months).  Each month you'll receive fabric and wool to make one block; during the final month you'll receive borders and binding.  The cost for the first month will be $10 for the block and $18 for the pattern (plus shipping if you're not local).  Subsequent months are $10 plus shipping.

As in the past, we will be offering a thread kit containing the Valdani perle cotton size 12 threads we used to stitch the sample.  If you sign up for the thread kit, you'll receive the balls or bobbins of thread needed each month.  We used the following threads:  PT2, 1, 4, 122, 191, 200, O154, O178, O196, O548, JP2, JP11, JP12, H207. 

Optional items:
Thread kit - Month 1 ($30.25), Month 2 ($6.45), Month 3 ($2), Month 4 ($1), Month 6 ($1).  If a month isn't listed there were no new threads.
Stitchery stabilizer - $7.88 We recommend stabilizer since we added a lot of embroidery to the quilt.
Soft Fuse - $19.95 per roll (18" x 3 yards) or $10 for a pack of 10 - 8" x 9" sheets

If you have participated in one of our blocks on the month in the past, please e-mail to sign up.  If you're new to our blocks of the month, please call 479-372-7403.  We will need your e-mail, mailing address and method of payment.  

One final note......since vending in 2021 is still up in the air, we are cutting the number of spots for this program.  We normally sell a lot of spots to people who stop by our booth but since we may not be able to visit many places we felt it was wise to decrease our offering numbers.  So don't delay in signing up.  
Kay has been busy going through our warehouse tidying it up for next year.  She found several blocks of the month and kits we were holding for people who committed but changed their mind.  We are offering these on a first come, first served basis.  Please e-mail to reserve your kit(s).  When you e-mail, be sure to let us know which kit(s) you want to reserve.

Wooly Sheep was a $10 block of the month several years ago. Cotton background with wool applique.  A button pack is also included.  It finishes 36" x 37".  Kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the top, wool for applique, borders, binding and button pack.  $120 - we have only 3 kits left

Pattern is out of print.
"The Animals" was designed by one of Yoko Saito's students.  The quilt features Diamond Textiles backgrounds and wool applique.  Kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the top, wool for applique and binding.  It finishes 48" x 48".  We have only one kit left - $238.95

The pattern is out of print.
Debby took the pattern for "The Ark" and changed it to make a darling wool applique project.  Please note, wools my vary slightly from those used in the sample. Kits include the pattern, background cotton, wool, borders, binding and a button pack.  The quilt finishes 34" x 41". 

$152 for the kit (we have 3 available).  We also have 2 patterns - $22.50 each.
If you're looking for a quick holiday project, our Vintage Christmas pattern may be the perfect project.  Piecing is quick and simple.  This would make a nice table cloth for your holiday celebrations.  It also would be a nice wall hanging, an over the couch accent piece, a lap quilt for that special someone or a darling baby get the's versatile.  Your $62.95 kit includes fabrics from Jo Morton's "Glad Tidings" line, the pattern, borders and binding.  The quilt finishes 56" x 56".
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring a great book by Norma Whaley of Timeless Traditions.  Her "Sweet and Simple" book includes patterns to make the entire 76" x 90" quilt.  If you don't want to make the entire quilt, each pattern would make a darling wall hanging or pillow.  You could also combine several to make table runners or strip quilts.  The book is spiral bound, 85 pages.  $34

Please e-mail to reserve.  

We also have a kit to make the 3- 8 1/2" x 11" winter banners.  Kit includes the pattern and wool.  $29.95

Please note the wools may differ from those pictured on the pattern.  E-mail to reserve.  
See you soon!

Darlene and Debby

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