Wednesday, February 1, 2023

We are closed Thurs, Feb 2 but have lots to share this week

 

Due to the fact our parking lot is still a skating rink because of the freezing rain and sleet, we are closed today (Thursday).  We anticipate we will be able to open Saturday but please give us a call at 479-372-7403 to verify.  

Before we share the weekly news, we have a couple of administrative notes.  First, if you purchased a kit for Paris Charms, please e-mail info@sewgracefulquilting.com.  We need to send you a bit more fabric to make your quilt.  Sometimes we get so excited to share our projects we overlook a detail.  Second, because we haven't been able to make it to the shop, the blocks of the month will not be mailed until next week.  

We thought it would be fun to share the perfect quilt for snuggling during cold weather since we have endured so many cold days.  Your $62.95 Maywood Woolies quilt kit includes a flannel layer cake designed by Bonnie Sullivan for Maywood Fabrics and the binding.  The quilt finishes 57 1/2" x 67".  

You may place your order by visiting our website https://www.sewgracefulquilting.com/, by e-mailing info@sewgracefulquilting.com or calling 479-372-7403.  

We are offering flannel backing fabric for your Woolies quilt.  You will need 3 5/8 yards for the backing.  The blue backing is from Maywood Fabrics and was designed by Bonnie Sullivan.  $50.57
While it was manufactured by another company, we also like Lisa Bonjean's Farmhouse Flannel from Moda Fabrics as a backing fabric.  $46.94
We received our shipment of Quiltmania magazines before the inclement weather.  Debby is processing the auto ships so yours will be shipped soon.  Issue #153 contains 6 projects including the first part of the 2023 mystery quilt designed by Susan Smith.  Please visit our website to see photos of quilts contained in the magazine.

We know several of you are fans of Susan Smith's look, so wanted to be sure to point out she is the mystery quilt designer for 2023.  $16.99

You may place your order by visiting our website https://www.sewgracefulquilting.com/, by e-mailing info@sewgracefulquilting.com or calling 479-372-7403.  
We also received our shipment of the Spring 2023 issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine.  We were super excited to see Kay Harmon's project featured on the front cover.  The magazine is $9.99.

We also have kits available for her Take Time Journal Cover.  You may place your order by visiting our website https://www.sewgracefulquilting.com/, by e-mailing info@sewgracefulquilting.com or calling 479-372-7403.  
We have received several requests for Tilda fabrics so bought fat quarter bundles of her brand-new line, Pie in the Sky.  Each bundle contains 20 fat quarters.  $80

You may place your order by visiting our website https://www.sewgracefulquilting.com/, by e-mailing info@sewgracefulquilting.com or calling 479-372-7403.  
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section are featuring our last tea towel kit for Cottage Flowerpots.  Your $14.95 kit includes the pattern, tea towel and trim.  

Please e-mail info@sewgracefulquilting.com to reserve.  
This week for our Sample Sale, we are featuring an adorable small quilt Darlene made several years ago.  The pattern was designed by Cheri Payne who passed away several years ago, so the pattern is out of print.  The quilt features wool applique on a cotton background.  The borders and binding are homespun.  The quilt finishes 25" x 28".  $75 plus shipping.  

Please e-mail info@sewgracefulquilting.com to reserve.  
See you soon!
Darlene and Debby

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

A new French General quilt

 

Snow arrived in our area.  It's a wet, heavy snow so we anticipate a day filled watching the neighbor kids build snowmen and forts.  We want to remind you that if the Rogers public schools are closed, the shop is closed.  As you know if you've visited us, we are outside the city limits off a 2-lane road.  The local crews do a wonderful job with snow removal, but our area is not a high priority......so if you are uncertain about whether we are open, please give a call at 479-372-7403.  

French General began designing fabric and quilt patterns for Moda in 2008 with their first collection, Rouenneries.  We love every fabric line they've designed and look for ways to use their fabrics in projects.  When we saw the Bonheur De Jour line, we knew we wanted to design a quilt using the line.  Your $49.95 "Paris Charms" kit includes the pattern, charm pack of French General's Bonheur De Jour fabric line, coordinating fabrics for the sashing and borders and binding.

You may place your order by visiting our website https://www.sewgracefulquilting.com/, by e-mailing info@sewgracefulquilting.com or calling 479-372-7403.  

We are offering the last of our Buttermilk Basin "Be Mine" patchwork pillows for $6.50 each.  The kits include background cottons, wool for the applique and a cotton backing fabric.  The second photo below shows your kit contents.  While Stacy designed these to be finished as pillows, we think it would be cute to sew four together to make a sweet wallhanging.  Pillow finishes 8" x 8".  

Please order via our website https://www.sewgracefulquilting.com/, email info@sewgracefulquiting.com or call 479-372-7403.      

During the inclement weather, perhaps you'd like a little inspiration.  The link to view the winning quilts from the Road to California quilt show is https://online.roadtocalifornia.com/awardwinnersroad.php?con=32.  
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section are featuring our last tea towel kit for Hello Spring.  Your $14.95 kit includes the pattern and tea towel.  Please note the tea towel contained in the kit is the green/yellow stripe rather than the blue towel pictured. 

Please e-mail info@sewgracefulquilting.com to reserve.  
This week for our Sample Sale, we are featuring an adorable small quilt Debby made several years ago.  It features wool applique, beautiful embroidery and gorgeous quilting.  The quilt finishes 18" x 18".  $35 plus shipping.  

Please e-mail info@sewgracefulquilting.com to reserve.  
See you soon!
Darlene and Debby

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

We are taking orders for Kay's newest journal cover

 

This week we are very excited to start taking orders for Kay's newest project in the Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine.  Her "Take Time" journal cover features Diamond Textile fabrics and has a cute spring look.  Your $24.95 kit includes the journal, fabric, twill measuring tape and stitchery stabilizer.  The pattern is not included.  It is contained in the spring issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine.  

You may place your order by visiting our website https://www.sewgracefulquilting.com/, by e-mailing info@sewgracefulquilting.com or calling 479-372-7403.  

Unfortunately (or fortunately) we can definitely relate to the sentiment stitched on this sweet tea towel.  Life is better with sprinkles......they don't necessarily have to be the sugar sweet kind.  Your $14.95 kit for "Life is Better" includes the pattern, tea towel and rick rack trim.  If you'd like us to put together a Valdani thread kit for you, please let us know when you place your order.  

Please order via our website https://www.sewgracefulquilting.com/, email info@sewgracefulquiting.com or call 479-372-7403.      

This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section are featuring our last kit for Colonial Memories.  This sweet piece was designed by our friend Margott.  Your $39.95 kit includes the pattern, background cotton, cotton & wool for applique and binding. Backing is available separately.  Finishes 12" x 33"

Please e-mail info@sewgracefulquilting.com to reserve.  
This week for our Sample Sale, we are featuring a wool applique wall hanging Kay stitched.  It features wool applique on cotton fabrics.  Your "Sheep" quilt finishes 14 1/2" x 26".  $50 plus shipping.  

Please e-mail info@sewgracefulquilting.com to reserve.  
See you soon!
Darlene and Debby

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Calico & Stitch from Quiltmania

 

We are writing this with sunshine pouring in the window.  We'll take every warmish winter day Mother Nature decides to send us this time of year.  This week we thought we would share a fun spring project.  

Kay designed Springtime Frolic as a simple way to decorate your tabletop or wall.  Your $46.95 kit includes the pattern, fabrics to make the quilt top and binding. Fabrics are all homespuns from Diamond Textile fabrics.  The quilt finishes 31 1/2" x 31 1/2".

You may place your order by visiting our website https://www.sewgracefulquilting.com/, by e-mailing info@sewgracefulquilting.com or calling 479-372-7403.  

We love the primitive look but sometimes enjoy getting out of our box and indulging the little girl in us.  Sue Stichbury's new book "Calico & Stitch" is a beautifully photographed inspirational book.  Sue Stichbury is an Englishwoman and since her childhood, has always been fascinated by the world of textiles, buttons, lace, and ribbons. She also loves telling stories, which she invents and illustrate through her works, especially with the dolls she makes. 

The book contains twenty-six lovely projects ranging from quilts to 3-D flowers to pin cushions to pillows and bags.  All projects have full size templates.  Additional photos of projects contained in the book can be found by visiting our website.  https://www.sewgracefulquilting.com/ 216 pages.  $58.95 

We are taking pre-orders for the book.  It is in stock at Moda and ready to ship.  Please order via our website https://www.sewgracefulquilting.com/.  We will ship your order as soon as we receive our shipment.    

This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section are featuring our last kit for Stepping Stones.  Your $64.95 kit includes the pattern, Moda's Porcelain layer cake by 3 Sisters and coordinating border and binding fabric.  Finishes 58" x 64".

For some reason we can't get a good photo to show the beautiful fabrics on the quilt.  The second photo below shows the fabric in a more realistic look.  

Please e-mail info@sewgracefulquilting.com to reserve.  
This week for our Sample Sale, we are featuring an adorable table topper or wall hanging.  We think it will be ideal for the spring and summer season.  Your "Red, White and Blue" quilt finishes 19" x 19" and is a combination of wool applique and cotton piecing.  $40 plus shipping.  

Please e-mail info@sewgracefulquilting.com to reserve.  
See you soon!
Darlene and Debby