Town Square

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Have you seen Holly Taylor’s Town Square fabrics? These charming fabrics have muted earthy colours and small snowflake and foliage designs. The feature print of this collection, an old fashioned winter scenes give off a nostalgic feel. We have them in the store in both yardage and precuts.

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Even better Doug Leko of Antler Quilt Designs has published a book of the same name using these very fabrics.

This full-color project book includes twenty NEW and excting projects featuring Doug’s beautiful designs! 6 Quilts and 14 smaller projects to choose from. You can use Christmas fabric or use fabric from your shelves to make up there beautiful projects that would look great out of any style of fabrics.

Town Square Book

For added convenience we are even offering a couple of the quilts in kit form which you can see below. Click on any if the photos for more information or to order.

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Town Square Quilt

Town Square Kit

Winter Square Quilt

 

 

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Creative Quilts from Your Crayon Box – Melt-n-Blend Meets Fusible Applique By Terrie Kygar is a lovely book.  Using regular old crayons you can turn your quilts into brilliant works of art. “I have taught this technique to eight year olds and eighty year olds,” Terrie writes in her introduction to the book.

It’s time for new fun with an old favorite–crayons! Using the new Melt-n-Blend technique, anyone can create beautiful applique designs with a dimensional, hand-painted look that brings quilts to life.

  • Learn to tint and shade luscious fruits, gorgeous blossoms, and more–using crayons, colored pencils, and markers
  • Choose from seven inspiring projects of increasing complexity, with something for every skill level
  • Make one-of-a-kind applique designs that can be used in any project–simply fuse them into place

Watch the video to see how it’s done!

You can purchase a copy of this book HERE

 

A Year of Projects

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Well this is it, the end of 2015.  What did you manage to complete this year?  If you love to craft and decorate then consider a look at A Year in Crafts for 2016.

Here are 52 beautifully simple step-by-step ideas to get you crafting throughout the year. Start in January by making a handmade diary so you can start the year fresh and organized, while in March you can revamp your home for the annual spring clean with a new chair seat or a vintage-inspired embroidered tablecloth. In April there are Easter decorations to make, and you can start getting ready for the planting season with a container full of your favorite herbs for the garden. Get inspired in July with an outdoor garland and pretty paper butterflies and moths. If you’re going on holiday in August, prepare by making a recycled luggage label so you can spot your suitcase at the airport, and in September make a lunchbox or pencil case to keep those back-to-school blues at bay. In October, it’s time for Halloween again, and you can celebrate by carving mini pumpkins and squash to hang in a tree outside your house. November is the best time to start preparing for Christmas, so start making your presents now and you won’t have to be in a rush at the last moment. Make a beautiful gilded star for your tree in the first week of December, as well as unique decorations to make your home look festive. You’ll be truly inspired with Clare Youngs’ lovely projects, so whether you want to make each project as the year progresses, or dip in and out of the book, you’ll never be bored with A Year in Crafts.

Happy New Year everyone!

Back To School!

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It’s that time of year again.  Back to school.  Autumn is just around the corner, students are geared up with books and stationary ready to hit the classroom.  Now is the perfect time for the quilter to get back to school as well.  Why not Back To Charm School?  Click Here for more information or to order this great book full of projects to motivate you back to class.

Civil War Sampler

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Civil war quilts are all the craze right now.  This Civil War Sampler quilt ,a block of the month, (separate patterns for each block), pattern.  You will have all the patterns required to make this incredible reproduction quilt.  Click Here to order.  If you would like to see what reproduction Civil War fabrics we carry Click Here.  What better way to prepare for Autumn then to go back and time and start traditional quilt from history.

Hexagons Made Easy

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Create stunning hexagon quilts and so much more–without Y-seams or hand sewing. Sound impossible? Expert quilter Jen Eskridge makes it easy with a quick facing technique, a great alternative to English paper piecing. Learn to use hexagons two ways: appliqued onto a background or stitched together without a background for a two-sided quilt. *Select from 15 clever projects in a huge variety of sizes, from large quilts to pillows, wall hangings, table runners, pot holders, and more *Stitch hexagons easily and accurately by machine; learn a handy way to make hexagons of any size *Find patterns for 18 different 15″ x 15″ blocks that showcase hexagons, plus numerous motifs for quilting the designs.  Click Here to order.

Block Subscription Is Now Available

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BLOCK book subscription is now available.  BLOCK by Missouri Star Quilt Company. Featuring lots of tutorials and detailed instructions to make 10 projects out of new fabric. Plenty of photos, ideas for projects and patterns with written instructions. 10 of them, in every issue.This subscription is billed bi-monthly along with the bi-monthly issues that are sent automatically.  Click Here for more details or to order yours.

 

12 Quilt From Fat Quarters

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Have a stock of Fat Quarters?  Love to work with pre-cuts?  It’s Sew Emma is proud to introduce our second book! Fat Quarter Style includes 12 fat quarter quilts that can be made in four sizes: crib, lap, twin and queen! With a variety of styles and genres, there is something for everyone. This book is perfect for quilters of all skill levels! Uses Creative Grids CGR612 and CGR24.  Click Here to order you copy.