Tuesday, November 16, 2021

New sewing tins

 

As a reminder, we will be closed Thursday, Nov 25 and Saturday, Nov 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Since we won't send a newsletter next week, we are going to pack a lot of info into this week's newsletter.

We were very excited to receive a new tin....we love any kind of box or tin or storage item.  When Kay saw our newest tin she knew exactly what she wanted to do with it.  She designed a cute little needlebook to go inside the tin.  Your $6.95 kit includes the tin, pattern, Primitive Gatherings flannel, wool for applique, cotton batting for the needle page and scissors magnet.  The tin measures 4" x 3" x 3.75".

Add in a cute pair of scissors and you have a unique Christmas gift.  We chose our new Little Love scissors for our sewing box.  We also received the new Silver Tudor Scissors which would be cute.  Of course, a person can't go wrong with the Primitive Sheep scissors.  Scissors are sold separately $14.95 per pair.  

If you'd prefer just the tin, we have it available for $4.50. 
The white Little Love scissors are 2.5"; the Silver Tudor scissors are 3.75"; the Primitive Sheep scissors are 3.75" -- $14.95 each.
The Winter issue of Primitive Quilts & Projects magazine arrived.  It is hard to believe it is the 10th anniversary issue.  This issue features Kay's quilt "Twice as Nice".  She made two versions of the same pattern.  We can't decide which colorway we like better.  If you are local, the quilts are back in the shop.  

Your $79.95 Twice as Nice kit includes fabrics for the quilt top and the binding. Fabrics are from Primitive Gatherings. Finishes 54" x 54".  The pattern is not included and is available in the Winter issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine. $9.99

We have been playing around with the idea of a Diamond Textile bundle of the month program and finally decided 2022 is the year it will happen.  The program will begin in January and run through December.  Each month we will offer a bundle of 8 fat quarters for $24.  Some may be discontinued and one of a kind pieces.  

If you want to be sure you will get every bundle, you are invited to join our program.  To join, please e-mail info@sewgracefulquilting.com.  There is no sign up or registration fee.  We will put you on our automatic ship (or pick up) list and reserve a bundle for you.  If you'd prefer to pick and choose, we will offer the remaining unsold bundles first come, first served.   

Below is a sampling of Diamond Textile fabrics that could end up in your bundle.
We have a few kits for "Harvest Blessings" left.  Your $18.95 kit includes the pattern with Sew Graceful changes, background fabrics, stitchery stabilizer, border fabrics, wool for applique, and binding.

Finishes 14" x 14"

This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section we are featuring a Quiltmania book by Diedre Bond-Abel, "Hat Creek Quilts".  As with all Quiltmania publications, the book is beautifully photographed and illustrated.  The book contains 16 quilt projects, wall hangings and accessories.
192 pages - $42.95

We have only 2 copies available.  Please e-mail info@sewgracefulquilting.com to place your order.

See you soon.
Debby and Darlene

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

A couple of kits that have been made again

 

This week we want to begin by sharing a couple of projects that we have been able to rekit.  The first is our Simply 20 pattern.  As the name implies, the quilt is made with an assortment of 20 fat quarters.  We chose a variety of Diamond Textiles to create a quilt that will be great as the focal point in a room or as a neutral decorating piece.  Your $78.95 kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the top and binding.  Please note some of the fabrics we used in the sample are no longer available but we have substituted fabrics that are similar.  

The quilt finishes 64" x 80"; however, it is super easy to make it larger by adding more fat quarters.  Let us know if we can help you if you'd like a larger quilt.  

We'll also be happy to help you choose backing fabric.  Just let us know if you'd like our help when you place your order.
Snowy Nights by Red Button Company is another fun piece we have been able to rekit.  Your $24.95 kit includes the pattern, fabrics, wool, buttons and backing fabric to make both small quilts.

As you can see, the "Snowy Nights" quilt has 4 snowman buttons which are included; the snowmen in the "All is Calm" quilt are wool. Both finish 5 1/2" x 10 1/2".

We can think of several uses for the Heart of Christmas stitched heart.  It would make a pretty ornament for your tree, a beautiful little gift for someone special or a pretty package decoration.  Your $12.95 kit includes the pattern, background applique fabric, backing fabric and a red star button.  The pattern contains patterns for two additional stitcheries.  
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section we are featuring Lynette Anderson's book "Lynette's Best Loves Stitcheries".  The book contains 13 projects in typical Lynette style.  96 pages $27.99

We have only 2 copies available but may be able to get more.  Please e-mail info@sewgracefulquilting.com to place your order.

For planning purposes -- we will be closed Nov 25 (Thurs) and 27 (Sat) to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday.  
See you soon.
Debby and Darlene

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Block of the month update

 

Each year since we opened our doors we have offered a $10 block of the month.  Based on feedback we have decided to suspend our $10 program until 2023.  We know many of you are finishing up prior year blocks of the month so we thought that rather than overwhelm with more unfinished projects we would take a little break.  We are already planning for the 2023 - $10 block of the month program.

We have openings in several blocks of the month.  We offer them both as a monthly purchase or a one-time purchase if you'd prefer.  For more info about any of the programs, please visit https://www.sewgracefulquilting.com/.  

Snow Day - 35" x 37" - 7 months - wool and cotton
Manor House - 60" x 75" - 5 months - wool and cotton
The Santa, The Tree, The Turkey and Me - 36" x 41" - 8 months - wool and cotton
Birdsong - 35" x 35" - 9 months - wool and cotton
Sleigh Bells - 68" x 78" - 8 months - all cotton

This week we are featuring a pretty Christmas themed wall hanging.  Your $22.95 "Christmas Night" kit includes the pattern with full size templates, fabrics for the top and binding.

20 1/2" x 24"

Debby stitched the sample with Valdani perle cotton size 12 thread.  If you'd like her to put together a thread kit, please let us know when you place your order.

This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section we are featuring the Yazzii Petite Organizer Bag.  As you probably know, supply issues have become a major concern.  Our distributor has received a small number of Yazzii bags - we will be placing our order for these bags Nov 5.  They sell very quickly and no restock date has been given.  So if you want one (or two) bags please let us know ASAP.  

The petite organizer has 6 zippered compartments with see-through panels for storage of your smaller craft accessories. Ideal for scissors, needles, laying tools, thread, embellishment packs, and other small tools or accessories. A multi-functional organizer that can also be used for toiletries, medication, cosmetics & jewelry. Sized Closed: 5in x 6.6in x 2.6in - $34 each

We are able to get purple as shown and may be able to get black, fuschia (pink) or navy.  Please specify what color you prefer (along with a second color choice) and we will do our best to get the order filled.  

Please e-mail info@sewgracefulquilting.com to place your order.

See you soon.
Debby and Darlene

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Christmas Table Runner

 

What beautiful weather we enjoyed the beginning of this week but the rainy weather we are experiencing today along with cooler temps remind us winter is just around the corner.  We can't say we love snowy weather but have to admit it is appealing to think about staying inside and stitching the day away......speaking of stitching.......we want to share an adorable stitched piece, Christmas Garland Table Runner by Hatched and Patched.

Your $32.95 kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the top, and binding.  If you'd like to use the same Valdani perle cotton size 12 Debby used to stitch hers, please let us know when you place your order.  We are including some close up photos so you can see just how sweet this piece really is.  It finishes 14 1/2" x 43".  

If you'd prefer to use your own materials, the pattern is available for $14.
On the other end of the cuteness spectrum is the sweetest little stuffed owl pincushions.  These measure about 2 1/2" high.  The photo shows them made with wool but they also can be made with cotton fabrics.  The pattern contains easy to follow instructions.  Darlene and her granddaughter made a couple of these and enjoyed the process.  What a great gift for a special friend!  The "Owl Friends" pattern is $6 (we will be happy to put together a kit if you would like -- just let us know the colorway and we'll take it from there).  

It's been a while since we featured fun buttons so we thought we'd share some seasonal buttons this week. 

Peppermint Candy - shank on the back - 1" - $2.30 per pack

Oh Deer - shank on the back - 3 buttons - $2.30 per pack
Snowflakes - 14 buttons - sew through (no shank) - $2.30 per pack

These buttons are great additions to winter themed projects.  Since they have no shank they fit snuggly against the project background.  
Spooky Stars - 12 buttons - shank on the back - $2.30 per pack
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section we are featuring a pretty fall pillow.  Your $22.95 kit for "Bits and Pieces Fall Pillow" includes the pattern, background cotton, wool for applique, binding and backing fabric.  Our pillow finished 11" x 15 1/2".

We have only a few kits left so don't delay in ordering by e-mailing info@sewgracefulquilting.com.

See you soon.
Debby and Darlene