Thursday, March 31, 2011

Joel Dewberry comes to Material Girls

Okay, so he didn't really come to the store but his new line Aviary 2 did.  It's Scrumptious!  Purples, Orange, Aqua's, in fun funky prints.  I have been waiting for this line because I plan on using some of it in my bedroom makeover, which  I should have it done but, I am behind because the brochontis I caught was deadly.  Of couse you can find the entire line at the shop.  Here are a few pictures of it!  I love it!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Modern Quilt Guild Comes to Material Girls

It's official we will now have our own branch of the Modern Quilt Guild meeting at the Material Girls Quilts.  If this is too far the one branch still meets at its usual place.  And then I believe there is a Logan Group also. For more info on those groups Facebook them.   If one of those is closer to you or you didn't know about it then they would love to have you.  Our first meeting will be Tuesday April 19th. at 7 pm.  please be prompt as we have a lot to go over.  For the months of April and May it is the 3rd Tuesday @ 7pm.) those will be the scheduled time for the first two meetings but we can  change it after that.  Bring any ideas, patterns and whatnot that you would like to see us do.  Any questions please call the shop and leave your name and phone number. Shop number 801-495-4290.  This is going to be so much fun so mark your calendars and we will see you soon!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

How to Organize Your Craft Room - Eco-Friendly Craft Ideas

I love this! These will maybe help me?! okay, so I try really hard!  tune into this you are going to love it!  Kim and Kris from the DIY dish are awesome.  If you aren't familiar with them you need to check it out.

Lily pad pin cushion tutorial

This pin cushion did not start out as a "lily pad" but the flower reminded me of a water lily and my frog stuffer looked so at home next to it.  This tutorial uses two of the the previous tutorials.

Lily Pad Pin Cushion

2 - 5x5 squares lined with a light weight interfacing
material for 2 ruffled flowers.

Follow the instructions for last weeks tutorial on the ruffled flower.  I sewed the two toegether with my gathering stitch.  For this flower I used one out of regular fabric and one out of felt.  I did not fold the felt in half.  I also cut the felt out using the new sizzix die for gathered flowers. Attach a small piece of felt to the bottom to finish off the gathered edge.

Sew your two 5x5 pieces wrong sides together.  leave a small opening for turning.

Turn and stuff/fill as desired.  There is a tutorial on this posted about a month ago.

Once stuffed sew up opening.

Attach flower to the top.  I hot glued it but you can stitch it on if you want.

Find a cute frog to make the lily pad a home.

Scalloped Ruler, I'm smiling!!

Oh my gosh, I am so excited for this new ruler.  Have you ever wanted a small scallop, and try everything in the house spools, cups, curlers, yes, I have tried it all but no more, thanks to this handy dandy ruler.  Soon to be displayed at the shop!  It comes in 1", 1.5" and 2".  You can buy them as a set or individually.
I just placed my order so hopefully they will arrive soon!!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sweet Nothings by Zoe Pearn

Just seeing this line will make you smile!  It's Sweet Nothing by Zoe Pearn from Riley Blake fabrics.  It is fresh and happy.  I think the girls at the shop are sick of me saying "don't you love this line"  It is one more to add to my "to do's"  Stop by the shop and get yours!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Fig Tree's Buttercup

This line is so cute! Buttercup by Fig Tree is robin egg blues, yellows, apricot. And is yummy! We have all the pre cuts and the entire line fabric just waiting for you!.

A Logan quilt guild visits MGQ

On Wednesday we had a Logan Quilt Guild that charters a bus a makes a fun day of visiting local shops and we were lucky to be included as one of the shops! We played games and laughed lots! Prizes were handed out left and right. We had a little boutique in our classroom and overall a fun filled day!
Thanks for coming ladies see ya next year!
Nadine & the girls

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Gathered Flower tutorial

Fabric Flowers are all the rage right now.  This tutorial is for the gathered/ruffle flower.

-2 1/2 inch strip (length can vary but I like 22 inches
-Iron in half length wise

-sew a gathering stitch along one long edge (You have 2 options with this.  Sew along the raw edge for a finished flower, or sew along the folded edge for a ragged look.)

-Pull and gather,

-Put a dab of hot glue at one end and fold over. This gives you a finished edge in the center.

-Start rolling with that end and shape as you roll and go. (if you did the ragged flower rough the edge with a tooth brush)

-Glue a small circle of felt to the back to hold and give it more stability

You can use this same method with ribbon or lace, just dont fold in half.

Who said you can't paint oak?

When my hubby and I first got married. He bought me a beautiful oak bedroom set. Well over the years I have fallen out of love with the oak (20 plus years) and wanted a change. So, here it is started, my pictures aren't the best but I will post better ones later. I am trying to write a how to post on this and my bathroom makeover but so far they are extremley wordy. I plan on finishing my bed next week. It seems my body decided to catch bronchitis which kicked my butt! You can kind of see my nightstand in one picture that I finished before I got sick
Hope you enjoy it

Monday, March 21, 2011

Pre-cuts! it must be love!

Ever wonder what to do with those cute pre-cuts otherwise known as jelly rolls, charm packs, or layer cakes.  This newest addition from Better Home and Gardens is pack full of projects!   Be sure and stop by and get your copy today!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Owl Love

So a few weeks ago Shelby and I went shopping in Salt Lake City to this cute area called 9th & 9th. Oh be still my heart!! One of my favorite shops is called "Hip & Humble" (the name alone makes you want to go in.) They have a little of everything, and everything is so cute! When we were in I saw this cute owl cookie jar. I have dreamed about him since I saw him. I think I need him. Isn't he cute? Ever see something and wished you would have bought it? I think I know where I'll be making a trip to, I'll keep you posted!
"Owl" see ya soon:)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Okay, so here are the winners of this weeks giveaway!!  I will need each of you to e-mail me your mailing address so I can get these out to you!!  Lizzie, Stray Stitches, & Vroomans Quilts!!  Congratulations!!  I will post a new giveaway soon!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Diaper changing pad/pouch tutorial

Diaper changing pad/pouch tutorial

1/2 yard fabric
1 hand towel
12 inches of velcro

Cut the finished edges off the towel.  This makes it thinner so when you turn it it isnt so bulky.

Measure the towel and cut your fabric to the same size.
PIN right sides together.  You will want to pin a lot because the towel  is very stretchy.
Sew or Serge the edges.  Make sure to leave a hole for turning.

Turn right side out and sew up your hole

With the towel side up fold the pad into equal thirds and mark the folds.  My marks are really dark so you can see them in the pictures.

Cut 2 strips of velcro 5".
Attach to the sides on the pad.  One half should be at the bottom and the other half should be at the top of the middle section.  I put the soft half of the velcro in the middle this way my little one doesnt get scratched.

With the 2" velcro piece attach half to the middle on the top.

Fold over and mark where the ohter half of the velcro should go.

Sew velcro in place.
Embellish if desired.

I use my folded up pad as a pouch to carry my wipes and diapers.  This way ther are at the ready when I need them.