Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Skinnies make great gift items


This week we are featuring our Skinnies kits by Front Porch.  These all finish 3 1/2" x 7" so they're the perfect take along project.  We have seen them finished and placed on the metal Stix stand but have also seen them finished as pincushions, bowl fillers and even eye glass cases.  

Each kit includes the pattern, background cotton and wool for applique.  We purchase these kits directly from the designer so never know what fun fabric and wool she will include.  

Each is $15.95.  Stix are available in 3 sizes - 8", 10", 12" - each is $4.95.


Blue Bird

Cotton Tales
Vintage Garden
Bee Skep
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section we are featuring our Vintage Christmas kit.  Your $62.95 kit includes the pattern, fabrics from Jo Morton's "Glad Tidings" line, the pattern, borders and binding. The quilt finishes 56" x 56".

We are down to only a few kits so don't delay in e-mailing or visiting to reserve yours.  

Before we leave we want to remind you of the quilt show in Pryor Sep 17-18.  

We also want to share news of a quilt show in Shell Knob MO on Sat, Sep 25 (9-5) and Sun, Sep 26 (9-3).  The show will be held at the Shell Knob Elementary School (Hwy 39 north of downtown Shell Knob).  

See you soon.
Debby and Darlene

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

New block of the Month - Jan Patek Snow Day


Kay had a great time at the show in Pittsburg and soon will be heading west to Pryor OK for the Pryor Patches show.  She will be packing Sep 15 so please email by Sep 14 is there is something you'd like her to bring.

The show is Sep 17 & 18 (9:00-4:00) at the Mayes County Event Center, 2200 NE 1st Street in Pryor.  If you haven't had a chance to purchase a ticket to be in the running to win the guild opportunity quilt, you may do so at the show.  For more info visit  

We shared our newest block of the month, Snow Day, at the show.  We have openings and are taking reservations for the program which will begin Oct 1.  Snow Day was designed by Jan Patek as a large quilt done in cotton......we shrunk the pattern to appx 35" x 37" and used wool for the applique.  Your block of the month kit will contain the pattern with the reduced size templates, background cottons, wool for applique, borders, binding and buttons.  

Cost is $14.95 per month (plus shipping) for 7 months.  Please e-mail or call 479-372-7403 to sign up.  

Do you like a nicely organized stitching bag?  Or do you ever look in your stitching bag and think where in the world is my wool applique needle or my embroidery needle or my binding needle?  We have played that game many times but the game is over with our newest item.  

We now can organize our needles into the cutest cork stoppered glass bottles.  We are currently using a sharpie to write the needle type and number on the bottle but are thinking it will be worthwhile to embroider a little tag for each bottle.  If you'd like to organize your needles, we have bottles available for 65 cents each.  Bottles measure 3 1/2" tall.  We tried to get a good photo but are obviously better quilters than photographers -- the bottle is clear glass.  

We have sturdy shipping boxes and wrapping paper so feel comfortable in mailing them if you don't live in the area.
This week we want to share a couple of Christmas related projects.  The first is Home for Christmas. If you've followed us very long you know it is very common for us to make changes to a pattern.....we modified this cute pattern to create a 15 1/2" x 15 1/2" wall hanging.  Your $24.95 kit includes the pattern with our changes, background fabric, wool for applique, border fabrics, binding, and hand painted button by Lynette Anderson.  The second photo below shows the reindeer button which is included in the kit.  We are not able to get additional buttons.  
The Stitcher's Ornaments kit was very popular at Pittsburg.  Your $18.95 kit includes the pattern.....yes.....we changed it, 2 1/2" paper piecing papers, fabrics for the front and back of each ornament, hanging ribbon and buttons.  

The second photo below shows the ornaments hanging in the booth.  On a side note, if you study the photo you will probably see a sign which says No Photos and think how odd for us to share a photo when it's obvious we didn't want photos to be taken.  Several years ago we had a big problem with people coming to our booth and taking extreme close ups of our samples.  When we asked if we could help them the comment always was "No.  I'm taking a photo so I can go home and make the project without having to buy a pattern."  So we decided we'd just not allow photos to stop the problem.  
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section we are featuring our Follow me to Bethlehem kit.  Your $36.95 kit includes the pattern, flannel for background, wool for applique, and binding.

10 1/2" x 33 1/2"

We have only one kit left so don't delay in e-mailing to reserve yours.  

Debby is on vacation so Darlene and Kay will be minding the store this week.  Hope you'll pop in and say hello.

Debby and Darlene

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

New fall stitching


Kay is on the way to Pittsburg KS for the Little Balkans festival and quilt show.  Be sure to check social media for pics of the booth.  Instagram - sewgracefulquilting & Facebook - Sew Graceful Quilting

This week we have a couple of brand new projects to share.  The first was designed by Maggie Bonanami and is called Jack & Jinx.  We changed the pattern to make an adorable wall hanging that finishes 10 1/2" x 19".  Your $23.95 kit includes the pattern, background cottons, wool for applique, rick rack, buttons and backing fabric.  

The next project "Happy Halloween Banner" by Bonnie Sullivan is a fun way to decorate for the fall.  Your kit includes the preprinted fabric panel so all you have to do is add some wool, do a little stitching and sew on buttons.  Your $29.95 kit includes the pattern, preprinted panel, wool, cotton for backing and ties and buttons.  Our banner finished 37".  
If you'd prefer to use your own supplies the pattern with preprinted panel is available for $18.95.  

The final project we are sharing this week has been around a while but we have a few kits left.  This is a darling Halloween themed quilt using a panel designed by Crabapple Hill.  Your $19.95 kit includes the panel, borders and binding.  Finishes 33" x 51"
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section we are featuring our last Trio of Ornaments kit.  Kit includes the pattern, background fabric, wool for applique and rick rack.  $14.95

To reserve, please e-mail
A couple of items for planning purposes - Sew Graceful will be closed Saturday, Sep 4 for Labor Day weekend.  

We love sharing news of upcoming events.  The QUILT Guild of NW Arkansas is hosting a Stash Bash, Bazaar & Small Quilt Auction at the Rogers Convention Center, Saturday, October 9 from 9am to 3:30pm.  They will have a variety of beautiful handmade boutique items and quilting fabric, notions and patterns. You'll also be able to purchase tickets for the raffle quilt, Independence Day. There will be a small quilt auction at 1:00 pm. All proceeds are used to support the community outreach and education programs of QUILT.  Free admission.  For more info about the guild visit

The Pryor Patches quilt show is right around the corner - Sep 17 & 18 at the Mayes County Event Center from 9-4.  If you haven't had a chance to purchase a ticket to be in the running to win the guild opportunity quilt, you may do so at the show.  For more info visit  
Hope to see you soon!

Debby and Darlene