Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Diamond Textile 5" assortments

Sometimes we just have to chuckle at Mother Nature -- this should be the hottest time of the year but the weatherman is predicting cooler temps and rain.  At this rate, we will be mowing far into the fall season.  We have to admit we are eager for some cooler weather.

Many of you know we love working with Diamond Textiles fabrics.  They're such a nice quality woven fabric and are available in dozens of textures and colors.  Sometimes we need just a small amount of a large variety of fabrics......that's where a 5" fabric pack comes in handy.  This week we are featuring our newest shipment of Diamond Textiles' 5" fabric packs.

You can order via the website ( or call us at 479-372-7403 to place your order.

Please note:  each photo shows only a sampling of the fabric contained in the pack.  Please go to and click on the "Collections" tab.  You'll see the fabric line list on the left side of the page.  Click on the name and you'll be taken to a page showing all the fabrics in the collection.

PICKET FENCE - 28 fabrics - $8.50
GREEN RIVER LODGE - 16 fabrics - $7.95
ENGLISH GARDEN - 54 fabrics - $24.95
PICARDY - 17 fabrics - $8.50
HERITAGE - 31 fabrics - $24.95
BRITTANY - 32 fabrics - $11.95
NIKKO A & B - 60 fabrics - $24.95
DIJON - 21 fabrics - $8.50
NIKKO EARTH - 28 fabrics - $11.95
The Edmond (OK) Quilt Guild show is right around the corner, August 3 & 4.  Kay will be packing for the show next week so please let us know by July 31 if there's something special you'd like her to bring to the show.  The show will be held at the Oklahoma Christian University in the Gaylord Center, 2501 E Memorial Road, Edmond OK.  Hours are 9:00-5:00 both days.  For more info visit
We'll be back next week to share more to inspire you.  See you soon!

Darlene and Debby

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Malgorzata Jenek's designs are now available at Sew Graceful

We won't open with a weather report because we are quite sure you are getting as weary of the hot weather as least the 90 plus daily temps match weather we should expect the middle of July.

We are super excited when we find new designers.  About a year ago we discovered Malgorzata Jenek's designs; Kay promptly made two of her quilts:  All Those Simple Things & Scraps of my Life.  We have decided to add to our selection of Malgorzata's patterns.  This week we want to share the patterns we now have in stock.

We are working to make samples and will keep you updated as we finish each one.

All patterns include full size templates and detailed instructions.

It's hard to choose a favorite but the "Four Seasons" table quilt ranks very high on our favorites list.  It finishes 30" in diameter.  $22.95
"Tuscany" finishes 61" x 49"  $24.95
The "Quilted Diary" is filled with objects sure to bring a smile to you.  It finishes 57" x 51".  $24.95
"The Pillowcase Collection" is a set of 4 pillows.  They look wonderful finished as pillows but would be equally nice finished as small quilts.  $22.95
The next pattern contains patterns for 2 sewing pouches, a needle holder and an IPad Cozy.  Each piece is beautifully detailed.  Your "3 Sewing Patterns & IPad Cozy" pattern is $22.95.
"The Fairytale Cottages" is a darling wallhanging quilt featuring the Nikko fabric line from Diamond Textiles.  It finishes 34 1/4" x 25 1/4".  $21.95
We love how Malgorzata finished her "Best Friends" wallhanging.  Notice the trees along the top.  It finishes 23 1/4" x 34 1/2".  $20.95
We've been itching to start on "Warm Wishes".  It's such a beautiful winter themed quilt.  It finishes 55" x 55".  $24.95
We have patterns and kits for "All Those Simple Things" which finishes 45 1/2" x 35 1/2".  Patterns are $17.95 and the fabric pack is $46.95.
"Scraps of my Life" finishes 47" x 51 1/2".  The pattern is available for $27.95.  A fabric kit which includes all fabric needed to make the quilt top is available for $74.95.
All items are available by going to our website or by calling Darlene at 479-372-7403.  We'll be back next week to share more to inspire you.  See you soon!

Darlene and Debby

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Harvest Time kits are ready

We're so excited to share the 3rd in Kay's series of table runners (or wall hangings) featured in Primitive Quilts & Projects magazine.  "Harvest Time" contains our favorite fall object -- pumpkins.  The cream pumpkins are actually creamy, not stark white as this photo shows (we obviously are not trained in the art of photography).  Your $36.95 kit includes all fabric needed to make the top and binding.  The pattern is not included in the kit.  It is found in the fall issue of Primitive Quilts & Projects magazine.

Each table runner in the series finishes 23" x 42" which makes changing them out for the season super easy.  The kit for the spring runner, Bees in the Meadow, is available for $38.95.  The summer runner kit, High on the Hilltop, is $28.95.  Patterns are not included in the kits -- you will need to purchase the corresponding issue of Primitive Quilts & Projects magazine.
Our shipment of Primitive Quilts & Projects magazines should arrive shortly.  If you'd like us to reserve a copy for you and/or a Harvest Time kit, please e-mail ( or call 479-372-7403.  You also can order by going to our website

Magazine cost is $9.99.
The next project would be a great vacation take along project since the design is entirely embroidery.  Your $24.95 "Love is Patient" kit includes the pattern, background fabric, Valdani perle cotton #12 for stitching, binding, backing fabric and specialty rick rack.

It finishes 15 1/2" x 20. 
Next week we hope to share news of books that will be coming soon.  Meanwhile, we hope you are finding some quiet time for sewing before the hustle and bustle of back to school begins.  See you soon!

Darlene and Debby

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Summer Sewing

You're probably thinking the same thing as us -- where did the first half of 2018 seems like just a few weeks ago we were planning 2018 events.  We hope you had a safe and fun 4th of July.  We enjoyed a quiet celebration with family.

We love it when people share their version of our patterns.  Amy Louise Deen used Kay's "Picnic in the Park" pattern to create her beautiful version of the quilt.  Her mom chose the red fabric for the larger squares; she used her very first jelly roll for the small squares.....what wonderful memories this quilt contains!

If you would like to share your version of our patterns, please e-mail photos to or post on our Facebook page Sew Graceful Quilting.
If you'd like to make your own Picnic in the Park quilt, we have kits in the original colorway available.  Your $83.95 kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the top and binding.  The quilt finishes 57" x 57".
Most of you realize we often change patterns to make them unique.  When Debby saw Bonnie Sullivan's "Itty Bitty Button Pictures" she knew she was going to make some changes.  The pattern suggests each piece be individually framed in a 4" x 6" frame.  She sewed them together to create a darling wall hanging which finishes 16 1/2" x 17".

Your $26.95 kit includes the pattern, background cottons (we used Diamond Textiles), wool for applique, borders, binding and buttons (there's lots of buttons).  Let us know if we can reserve a kit (or two) for's not too early to begin thinking about holiday gift giving.
We will keep this short as we know many of you are traveling and hanging out with family.  We'll be back next week.  See you soon!

Darlene and Debby