Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Casey Scott from Channel 2 is coming to Material Girls

If you live in Utah or close enough to get KUTV channel 2 you have probably seen Casey Scott on the early morning news. He is the reporter that is sent out to different locations to report on stories. He does some pretty wild and crazy stunts on the show, but none will compare once he meets the crazy ladies from "Material Girls Quilts" He will be doing the morning show from our shop tomorrow Wednesday June 30. from 5am-8am. We are so excited!!!! (Oh my that is early!) If you are up be sure and tune in!! If not be sure and set the alarm so you can watch:)
See ya in the early morning!!

Monday, June 28, 2010

The Fat Quarter Top

Hi, this is Somer, stopping in for a little visit. I wanted to share a cute little top I made with you. It all started when I decided to make a Bandana Top, which turned out adorable, but I thought why be limited to bandanas? So I tried it with fat quarters and look how cute.
Let's get started. You need two matching fat quarters or 1/2 yard of fabric, 3/4" wide elastic, extra wide double fold bias tape, a measuring tape, pins, scissors, something for marking, and a sewing machine. Read through the directions before you start and email me (rainydaywren@gmail.com) if you have any questions.
If you are using 1/2 yard of fabric, cut it into two rectangles about 18" x 22", in half. Lay your two rectangles together, right sides facing. Along one 22" side, make a mark at 4" down from one corner (if your child is older than six you might want to mark at 5".)
On one 18" side, make a mark 2 1/2" from the same corner.
Fold the rectangle in half width wise so they measure 9" x 22", and your marks are visible.
Connect your two marks in a "half-U" shape and cut through all four thicknesses along your line to form the armholes.
Unfold and pin the two rectangles together along both 22" sides, matching up cut armholes. Sew side seams with 1/4" seam allowance and finish seam.
Cut one of the previously 18" sides (from armhole to armhole) 1/2" lower than the other. The higher side will become the back, the lower, the front.

Fold both the front and the back (again, between the armholes) 1/4" in and press.
Fold down 1 1/4" and press in place.
Sew 1" from top on front and back to make elastic casing.
Use a safety pin to feed elastic through casing. Stitch perpendicular to top, to catch elastic on each end.
Cut two pieces of bias tape about 15" - 16" long. The bias tape will encase the raw edges of the armholes and form the straps of the shirt. Pin bias tape around armhole, wider side of tape along wrong side of fabric. Overlap edges at side seam. I started pinning at the side seam and pinned up to the top of the shirt. Then, making sure the bias tape wasn't twisted, I started pinning from the other side. The extra will make the strap.
To maximize the length of the top, I also finished the hem with bias tape. Start pinning at one side and pin all the way around, folding the end over and overlapping to hide raw edge. If you place the wider side in the back then when you sew from the front you will be sure to catch the back of the bias tape.
Sew the armhole/straps...
close to the open edge of the bias tape.
And sew the hem in the same way.
It fits a 4-year-old through 8-year-old as a cute tunic top, and a one-year-old through three-year-old as a cute little sundress.

Happy sewing.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Shop Hop Post

This is the Sally Sunhat by the very talented Izzy & Ivy. We love their patterns at the shop. Cute, fun, sassy clothing and bags from these very talented designers are a "HUGE hit at the shop.

This is another cute hat from Izzy & Ivy called the "Jack and Jill"

Okay, this was a huge hit!! This is a new pattern from Barbara Jones "Quilt Soup" called Social Networking. The fabric will be arriving soon and we are taking names for those of you who want to pre-order a kit.

This is a cute quilt by Sweetwater designs called "Make Life go Round" made with Riley Blakes line "Andrea Victoria" we have it kitted in the blue colorway or the purple.

Who doesn't love owls? This is by Acorn Quilts and its called "Who loves you" we have kits available made from the "Whimsy" line by Fig Tree quilts and we have kits for it too!

Another great new pattern by "Quilt Soup" called Groovy Baby. Its made using the Luna line and we have kits available.

This is our "Shop Hop" quilt. There are 15 shops in the hop and this is a block from each of the shops. This quilt is being donated to the "MRW live, breath, laugh" you can read more about this here

This a cute dress designed by "Patty Young"

A cute skirt by the very talented Chelsea from "Pink Fig" called the Nie Nie skirt. Pink Fig is one of our most popular childrens clothing designers in the shop.

I will post more pictures of other items in the shop soon!! Hope you enjoy!

Monday, June 21, 2010

"Early Bird" by Cosmo Cricket

Okay, I admit it, I am a Lameo and didn't take one picture of "Shop Hop" It was so crazy in the shop that I didn't even get a chance to. I had good intentions, does that count?
During all the craziness of it, my favorite man in BROWN delivered the newest Cosmo Cricket line "Early Bird" it is so cute! Very "retro" and would be great as curtains, tablerunners, bags and the list goes on!! I love it!! I want a piece of it all! What would you make with it?

Monday, June 14, 2010

It's time for the annual "Wasatch Front Shop Hop" Mark your calenders for Wednesday June 16-Saturday June 19! Its a big party ladies and we are planning something big!! So stop by and see what we have planned!! If you have any questions just give us a call at the shop 801-495-4290!
See ya

Tuturioal for Stars!!

You have heard me say it before I am sure....., I am triangle impaired. I am not sure how this happened or when but it has been affliction for sometime. I was cruising my favorite blogs and happened upon V & Co. ( if you haven't been to her blog you are missing out talented, cute, and oh, the list goes on!) she has a method for me to remedy my problem. Check out her blog if you haven't been there she is awesome!! Good luck with triangles for any of you out there struggling, I am sure going to try this!
Don't forget the Wasatch Front Shop Hop starts this week I will post on it later!!
I am off to triangle!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Oh this is a mess!!

Okay, I admit it! I'm a mess! This is my office/slash sewing room!! I was sewing, doing paperwork, making a mess and finishing nothing!! I am trying to get ready for the Wasatch Front Shop Hop (more on that soon, real soon!) projects to do, bills to be paid, and that is just the tip!! I really shouldn't wait till the last minute, when will I learn? Yes, that is a Mcdonalds cup on both my ironing board and my desk, (its coping in a cup!) I really do need a secretary, or a personal assistant. The kind that just follows me around and picks up, does errands, or remembers where in the heck I put my scissors! but for now it's just me, myself and I! I do admit I talk to myself (dang, I'm funny!) and have been known to drop a swear word in after reprimanding myself on the joys of being neat and tidy, but for now it will have to do!! I won't be cleaning this up until after Shop Hop (June 16-19)
So mark your calenders for next Wednesday June 16-19, it's gonna be some good times!!
See ya Soon!!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Gimme Some Sugar!!!

Oh, I heart this new line from Lecien Fabrics!!! Flour Sugar II arrived at the shop and it is so yummmy!!! I immediately set the phone lines on fire calling all my friends to declare "Its Here, Its Here" (I felt like Tatoo calling out Da Plane, Da Plane!) My first call was to Lori Holt from Bee in my Bonnet who then called Beth, and Nanette Fredas Hive Then I called Shanna, and the list goes on! There is still plenty left for those of you who have been waiting for this line to arrive. We always order the entire line and then some. For a better look check out our website.
I have been wracking my brain on what project to start first! What are you going to make with it?

See ya Later Sugars:)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Winner is....,

Oh wow, am I blushing! Thanks for all the wonderful comments. Its because of you that I made it to 300. "Needled Mom" is the lucky winner! Yahoo! If you would like to send me your information I wiil get that right out to you! Thanks again everyone you guys are the best:)
Here's to 300 more!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

300th Post!!!!

Oh my, I never in a million years thought I would make it to my 300th post! I started this blog to share my love of quilting and to get to know so many of the most amazing people! YOU! When I first started I couldn't put a picture on here, actually, I couldn't do anything unless I ran it by my friends on how to do it! Which I am sure drove my friend Jeanine and Christy bonkers every time they received a panicked phone call from me because I had just done something horrible to the blog. (Thanks Girls, Love ya!) This is a huge milestone for me and I want to share it with you. I am having a giveaway! So, leave a comment and become a follower and on Thursday I will announce the winner of a Layer Cake of the new Sandy Gervais Christmas line "Adoring" I will be choosing my winner from the number of followers, so be sure and follow us!
So here is to the next 300 posts!! I am a talker so I still have lots to say:)
Good Luck,