Last week we thoroughly enjoyed reading all the comments we received about the shop photos we included in the newsletter. We are often humbled and overtaken with joy when we hear from you, our loyal friends. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for supporting us for so many years.
This week we are starting with a project that makes us smile each time we look at it. A few of you may remember seeing it at a show last year. Kay took it to the show and sold out of kits in a few hours. It's taken months to get the supplies needed to make more kits.
Your $29.95 "Stitcher's Priority" kit includes the pattern, fabrics for the top, buttons, wool and binding. it finishes 13 3/4" x 17 3/4".
Probably several can relate to the sentiment stitched on it - the garden's overgrown, my house is untidy, my hair is a mess, but you should see what I've sewn.
We have two kits left for Dawn Heese's "Peace Hope Love" quilt. Your $111.95 kit includes Simply Vintage #41 which contains the pattern, fabrics for the quilt top and binding. The quilt finishes 52" x 52".
As many of you know, Kay is our resident applique expert. She has used 100 wt silk thread for hand applique for many years. Recently she was given several spools of Aurifil size 80 thread to try. We will update you next week with her thoughts on silk versus the Aurifil size 80 thread.
In the interim, here is a portion of the quilt border.
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section we are featuring our last kit for Merry and Bright. The kit includes the pattern, fabric for the top and binding. Finishes 19" x 25". $19.95
We are open and eager for you to visit us and see how we have spiffed up the shop. We realize many of you aren't in the local area so we will share some photos. Our area by the entrance features snowmen. We aren't a big fan of snow but do love stitching winter themed and snowman projects.
One of our favorite snowmen projects is Kay's "In the Meadow". She designed it to fit in a large metal tray but it would be equally cute used as a table mat. We have a couple of the trays available. $46.95
Your $39.95 In the Meadow kit includes the background flannel, wool for applique, buttons, backing fabric and wool binding. It finishes 12" x 21 1/2".
Our area in the back corner now features fall projects. We are very low in stock on many of the projects so if you see something that you want more info about, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our mustard cupboard features our remaining Yazzi bags and several of Kay's patterns. She designed Friends for Life as another option for the metal tray.
Your $36.95 kit for "Friends for Life" includes the pattern, background cotton, wool for applique, backing fabric and rick rack. Finishes 12" x 21 1/2"
We took the reorganzing opportunity to tidy up the top of our fabric shelves. Below are random photos of displays.
We have carried Quiltmania magazines for many years. Judging by the response from many of our readers, you enjoy the magazines as much as us. If you are accustomed to purchasing your Quiltmania magazines at one of the big box stores, you may be disappointed to learn the distributor for the big box stores for the magazines has filed bankruptcy.
If you want to be sure you don't miss a single issue, you may want to consider a subscription through Sew Graceful. Please e-mail email@example.com or call 479-372-7403 to sign up. We will take your info and make sure you don't miss one single issue.
We have a few of the most current issues available: #146 Quiltmania - $14.99, #41 Simply Vintage - $18.99
This week for our "when it's gone, it's gone" section we are featuring a wool applique kit designed by Sew Cherished . We have a couple kits of "1800 St Nick" left - $34.95 each. Kits include the pattern, tea towel and wool for applique.