Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Pics from the Pigeon Forge quilt show


Kay came back from the quilt show in Pigeon Forge super inspired and motivated.  She said it was so nice to be out among quilters sharing a common love of textiles.  She managed to squeeze in a little shopping time and brought back a couple of new patterns.  We will get samples made soon and share them in the future.

Meanwhile, here are a few pics of the booth......we are constantly amazed at how she is able to squeeze so much into such a small space.
The Spring Garden Redwork pillow was a big hit at the show.  Your $24.95 kit includes the pattern (which contains patterns for the pillow, a wall hanging, door knob hanger and bookmarks), fabric for the stitchery, backing fabric for the pillow and 3 decorative buttons. The pillow finishes 12" x 23".
Another kit that sold well at the show was our version of Out of Scraps.  We are down to our last handful of kits and won't be making more.  Your $29.95 kit includes the pattern, fabric for top, preprinted stitchery panel, needle, thread, and binding. Fabrics will vary from those shown but will be similar.

16 1/2" x 16 1/2"

Do you ever see something and know you just have to buy it?  That's how we were when we found these darling Tula Pink unicorn head pins.  Each pack contains 30 - 2" stainless steel pins. It's not too soon to think about fun stocking stuffer gifts for your quilting pals.

$6 per pack
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring 2 kits. 

The first is Pitter Patter.  Your $19.95 kit includes the prestamped sandcastle fabric, perle cotton, needle, fabrics for the wall hanging top, and binding.

We have only 1 kit left so don't delay in emailing to reserve.  

We are also selling our completed sample - $45 plus shipping if you're out of town.
The other kit we are featuring is our version of A Little Flower by Blackbird Designs.  We expected to have these kits available through the remainder of this year but demand at the show was overwhelming.  Consequently, we have one kit left.  Your $97.95 kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the top and binding. Finishes 58" x 58".

Be quick to e-mail to reserve your kit.  The pattern is out of print.  
We are gearing up for the big regional quilt show in the Kansas City area June 17-19.  If you want us to bring a specific item(s), please e-mail and we will reserve it for you.

Hope to see you soon.

Darlene and Debby

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Kits for Secret Window are here


Even though Kay has had quilts in the Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine many times, it's always exciting to get our copy and see another of her creations in the magazine.  We love the simplicity of her new quilt, Secret Window.  To make things even easier, she used the raw edge applique method for the quilt. 

Kits for Secret Window are available on our site  Your $38.95 kit includes fabrics to make the quilt top and binding.  The pattern is not included and may be found in the summer issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine (we have mags on the way).  Magazine is $9.99.  Quilt finishes 33" x 33".
If you're planning a road trip this summer and are looking for a great take along project, our version of PS Don't Forget may be just what you need.  Your $24.95 kit includes the pattern, fabrics for top, borders, binding and backing fabric.  If you'd like the Valdani perle cotton size 12 we used we will be happy to include it with your shipment.  

Finishes 16" x 20"

We are taking pre-orders for Lisa Bongean's new book, Wool, Needle and Thread 2.  Our order should ship soon.  

For quilters yearning to work with wool and wanting to learn from the master, Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings is here to help. In her first book, Wool, Needle & Thread, Lisa shares all her tried-and-true techniques--from start to fabulous finish--with dozens of step-by-step photos and a handful of projects. Now, in Wool, Needle & Thread 2, you can put all those stitchery skills into action with 15 patterns brimming with possibilities from table mats and pincushions to pillows and wall hangings. 

64 pages - $24.99
If you haven't ordered Lisa's first book, we have them in stock.  If you want both books, we will be glad to hold shipment and mail both at once to save shipping costs. 

This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring one of Kay's designs.  We have only one Nestled in the Woods kit left.  The pattern is not included in the kit. The pattern is in the Fall 2020 issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine.

The kit includes Diamond Textiles homespun fabrics to make the quilt top and binding.  Quilt finishes 78 1/2" x 87 1/2".  Backing fabric isn't included in the kit but we will be happy to help you select a backing fabric.  


We have only 1 kit left so don't delay in emailing to reserve your kit.  
Kay is looking forward to our first vending event in over a year.  She is bringing several new projects to share with quilters in eastern Tennessee at the Pigeon Forge show.  Shortly after that show, we will load the SUV and head to Kansas City for the regional show in Overland Park KS. 

Hope to see you soon.

Darlene and Debby

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

New block of the month, Manor House by Dawn Heese


We are super excited to launch our newest block of the month, Manor House.  We'd planned to begin it last year but covid happened which meant we couldn't get together and dye wool.  Once we could dye wool, wool became probably can all relate to how it is when things snowball.  Anyway, everything is good now and we're ready to start June 1.  

The program will run for 5 months.  During the first four months you'll receive background fabric and wool to make a row.  You'll receive border and binding fabrics the 5th month.  Cost per month is $32.95 (plus shipping if you're not local).  The pattern book must be purchased separately for $24.

Quilt finishes 60" x 75".  

We took sign ups for this program last year but are asking that you confirm your interest in the program by e-mailing  If you're on the old list but we don't hear from you we will assume you are no longer interested in participating.  

Debby has been busy making new samples.  We're sharing one of our favorites this week.  The piece is named "Table Topper"....a simple name suggesting exactly what it is.  Your $28.95 kit includes the pattern, applique paper, fabrics for the top and backing fabric.  

It finishes 19 1/2" from edge to edge.  

Our next new item is a pretty selection of spring inspired fat eighths.  The bundle includes 12 fat 1/8" fabrics (we have yardage available of all of these if you would prefer a larger bundle or yardage).  $18 
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring some fun socks.  With the warmer weather it's time to put away the heavy winter socks and let your feet enjoy a lighter weight sock.  These are a cotton blend and one size fits most.  $15 each.  

When ordering, please specify which style(s) you want.  We have only one pair of each style left so don't delay in emailing to reserve.   
Hope to see you soon.

Darlene and Debby

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Are you ready for a quilt show road trip?

We've been gearing up for our first vending event in over a year.  Kay will be hitting the road and heading east to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for the Mountain Quiltfest which will be held May 5-8.  For details visit  We realize traveling to and fro isn't possible in a day but wouldn't it be fun to get a group together and have a road trip?  If you plan to visit the show and want us to pack any specific item(s), please e-mail by April 28.  
If you're planning a road trip, it's likely you will need something to stitch on to pass the time.  "Sew" is a sweet little project that won't require a lot of concentration.  Your $14.95 kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the top, wool for applique, backing fabric and binding.  It finishes 5" x 7" - hanger is not included in the kit.

The designer has sold her business and we are no longer able to get patterns for this piece so once they're gone, they're gone.  
We finished the next project as a pillow but it would be equally cute finished as a wall hanging.  Your $24.95 "Joy" kit includes the background fabric (we chose a beautiful Diamond Textile as the background), wool for applique, binding, and backing fabric.  We've also included instructions for making the binding which looks like cording but is actually very simple to make.  Finishes 14" x 19".
Kathy Cardiff's newest book "A Time for Gathering" features a stunning autumn quilt.  It is a feast for the senses: the rich color palette, the warm textures, and the lovely motifs.  The book contains full-size patterns which make appliqué prep easy and simple embroidery gives even more depth to the design.  40 pages - $21.99
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring a kit from another designer who has retired from the business.  The pattern is stamped on Sandcastle fabric.  Your $18 kit includes the pre-stamped fabric, pattern, needle and thread. We did not use the thread in the kit (it was one color and we wanted more variation).  If you'd like us to put a thread kit containing the Valdani perle cotton we used, let us know when you place your order.  The thread kit is an additional cost.  

We have only three kits left so don't delay in emailing to reserve.   
Hope to see you soon.

Darlene and Debby

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Great take along projects


We are back from a wonderfully relaxing vacation and ready to hit the ground running.  We visited a lot of quilt shops and antique stores but the favorite part of vacation was stopping at small out of the way bakeries and sampling all sorts of indulgent baked goods.  

While we were gone our shipment of Simply Vintage magazines arrived.  As usual the magazine is full of a variety of projects.  We are including photos of a few of our favorite.  19 projects for only $18.99

If you're on auto ship, Debby is working to process your order.  If you aren't but know you need this issue, you can order on line , by e-mailing or calling 479-372-7403.  
If you're looking for a good take along on a trip project, Thimbles in Bloom may be the perfect one for you.  Your $24.95 kit includes the pattern, background cotton, wool for applique, binding and backing fabric.  It finishes 12 1/2" x 12 1/2".  

Please note -- wools in your kit may vary from those pictured but will be similar.  
Another great take along project for those who like to embroider is Hens Live Here.  We have only a couple kits and a couple patterns left so don't delay in placing your order.  Kits are $21.95 and include the pattern, fabrics for the top, stitchery stabilizer, binding, raw wood worm button and buttons for eyes.

Finishes 12 1/2" x 13"

If you'd prefer to use your own supplies, the pattern which includes the worm button is available for $15.95. 
We are taking preorders for what we consider to be the perfect press cloth.  It absorbs steam so you get a perfect pressed finish.  The texture is perfect for accommodating bulky seams so even the most detailed quilt block can be pressed.  It works well with embroidery -- it prevents the embroidery stitches from being crushed.  It's 20" x 20" so larger projects can be easily pressed.  

Best of all it can be used over and over and the cost is only $5.99.  

Our shipment should arrive by early next week.  
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section, we are featuring a darling kit.  Your $38.95 kit for Rabbit & Hen includes the pattern, fabrics for the top, wool for applique and binding.  It finishes 21 1/2" x 27 1/2".  

We have only one kit so don't delay in emailing to reserve.   
Hope to see you soon.

Darlene and Debby