Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween Sales!

We will be Open on Halloween from 10:00 to 3pm.  So come join us for a treat and pick up your Halloween projects for 50% off.
Happy Trick or Treating!
Nadine & the girls

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Subway Art! Loving it!

A cute one for Thanksgiving off of Todays Fabulous Finds
I found this at eighteen25 I love this one!!
another cute one from eighteen25
I am loving all the Subway Art out there in cyber-land.  I could never figure out how to do it myself but I found a lot of great bloggers out there that are sharing theirs for free.  These are just a few of the ones I found.  If you google "free subway art printables"  you will find a ton!!  Well, I am off to the thrift store to see if I can find some fun funky frames. Oh, and I guess I better stop and get ink for the printer since I plan on keeping the printer busy!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Quilt Aid 2011

Our finished quilt
One of the blocks we will be selling
this is the other block for sale
We are honored to be invited to participate in Quiltaid 2011   We will have the 2 blocks above available for sale on November 1.  Along with the finishing kit designed by the Material Girls Quilts.  For more information on Quilt Aid check out their web page.  Each of the 6 shops involved will be selling 2 blocks a piece and a finishing kit designed by that shop.  If you have any questions or want to order the patterns and finishing kit either call the shop 801-495-4290 or you can order online at  our website 

Washer necklace tutorial

We talked about these at the ghoul-friends night out.  Since my husband is mister fix it and these are made out of washers I had to do them and enlist his help.  They were easier than I thought, cheaper than I planned, but the drying time was longer than stated on the bottle.  I made mine into a bag charm, but I hve seen them as necklaces and bracelets as well.

What you need
- a stainless steel washer---size doesn't matter just get what you like
-spray adhesive
-pencil or fabric pen
-cord of your choice...or even ribbon
-embellishments for cord if you want
-scrap of fabric
-bottle of glossy accents - sold in the stamp area of joanns or micheals

--trace your washer onto your fabric, both outside and inside hole
--cut out both
--spray washer with adhesive and place fabric on the washer
--squeeze a thin line of resin along the outer and inner edge
--fill in between the lines--the thicker a cost of resin the longer it takes to dry but the more 3d it will be.
if the resin starts to fall over the edge I just ran a q-tip along the edge to clean up while wet.
--let dry (mine was over night)
--thread your cording through, embellish and tie off
DONE and let the ohh and ahhing begin!!

---I did read on the internet you can speed up drying time by heating the resin from below...I have not tried this so try at your own risk.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Fall Wreath for Ghouls Night

This is the wreath we made at our "Ghouls Night Out"  We used Burlap for our wreath and then embellished it.  We love Burlap at Material Girls.  We had another project planned for the night too but after all of our laughing, eating and whatnot we only had time to finish the wreath.  Thanks to everyone who came and stay tuned for our next "Girls Night"
PS. Thanks Chris for making the yummy cake bites!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Ghouls Night OUt

Tomorrow is our first annual "Ghouls Night Out"  (Friday October 21) It starts at 6:30 and will go until around 10:00 or so.  The cost is $25.00 and that includes the kits for both projects the wreath and our Boo'd Ghost, Games, Prizes and some yummy food.   Call the shop to reserve your spot as we only have a few left.  Also, its "the Deer Hunt weekend" and we have some fun sales going on so be sure and stop by.
Nadine & the Ghouls!

QR code

If you look to the right side of our page you will see a funny looking barcode that looks like this....

This is a QR code.  WHAT??  How you get this to work is you download a QR code reader app for your phone or other devices that has a camera.  You line the 3 squares up with the view finder provided with the app and click.  The code will then take you to whatever information is stored in the bar code.  Ours is our website.  Others I have seen are videos, pictures, information.  I promise you will see these popping up everywhere. We at MG at just ahead of the curve...for once.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

"Ruby" arrives

I am seriously doing my happy dance moves right now (and I am telling you I can bust a move!).  Ruby by (Moda) Bonnie and Camille, mother~daughter duo whom  I loooove to pieces, arrived at the shop.  It is Fanfreakintastic!!  I love it, and so will you.  Reds, Aqua's, greens mmmm! need I say more?  We have the entire line and then some, and of course all the pre-cuts.   We will be kitting lots of fun projects, and will have them up very soon!!  We carry all of their patterns so come get your new project today!!
See ya soon!

Embroidery case tutorial

I will admit I took the easy way out this week.  I have been into embroidery lately and was thinking how to make a cute case to throw in my bag to take around with me.  I found this online and since it was ADORABLE and the work was already done I am sharing the link instead of re-writing a whole tutorial.

Thank you Lots of Pink for sharing!!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Bag Ladies

Thanks to all who sent in their pictures of the Tote bag for September.  Pictures are posted on the bag ladies blog...which the link is to the right>>>>>.  I will also be announcing which bag is October's bag on that site as well.  Hope you have a fabulous weekend!!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

A few pictures of the shop!

Twister Ruler Quilt

From the book Simplify by Thimble Blossoms

Wild Thing by Thimble Blossoms

Quilts from Lori Holt

Cake stands by Lori Holt and the other is from Cluck Cluck Sew

I must tell you I didn't make this quilt, I started it but my friend Beth let me use hers,  Thanks Beth:>
I get asked all the time to post pictures of the shop.  So, I took a few pictures of some of the quilts that we have up in the shop right now!!  I'll post more later!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Only 3 more days!!

3 days until the shop hop ends AND bag pictures are due for the bag ladies club.  That also means 3 days until the new bag is revealed.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Holiday Shop Hop!

Time for some fun!

Come join us and 15 other premier shops around the valley for our "Holiday Shop Hop" Seams like Christmas is the theme for this year it starts Wednesday October 12 and goes until Saturday October 15th, Material Girls is open from 10-8 everyday!   Pick up your passport at any of the participating shops,  get a free pattern at each shop for a block or a project, enter to win "BIG"prizes!  play games. and have a fantastic time!!   We will be giving out a free prize to everyone who enters the shop!  We will be having several drawings every hour.  And lets not forget the fantasticSALES! *Entire shop on sale! *Halloween fabric, kits and patterns 25% off.*All Christmas 20% off*Each day we will feature something on sale a notion, line of fabric, fat quarters, you will have to come in to see what it is!*We have added about 100 bolts to our clearance, take an additional $1.00 per yard!So grab your friends and we will see you soon!Nadine & the girls!

Pj bottoms in VOILE!!

In the world of fabric I think voile means love.  If you haven't sewn with this fabric before you need to.  Voile is a lighter weight with a silky feeling.  It is still cotton based but so much more yummy. Even though voile is thinner, I have had no issues with snagging or fraying.  It sews up just as well as regular weight cotton.  There are multiple fabric color choices of voile at the shop.  With more coming in.   I have made several projects out of it...skirts, scarves, tops, but my hands down favorite are my voile PJ bottoms.  OH COMFINESS!! It is easily replaced with any other fabric, I would however not use it as your main fabric in a bag.  Stop by and grab some.  You wont be disappointed.
Th Pj bottoms are a pattern out of the "in stitches" book by Amy Butler, which we have in the store.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Holiday Shop Hop time again!


The count down has started and so have we,
preparing all things we want you to see!

Mark your calendars and don’t forget the date,
we’re certainly sure it will be worth the wait!
October 12th thru 15th
 are the days to come for sure,
for a block and a project pattern and much, much more!

Sales and fun and a holiday treat,
deals galore that will be, oh so sweet!

A chance for a prize whether big or small,
is waiting for you, if you visit us all!

 is our theme this year,
we’ll see you all then for some “Holiday Shop Hop” cheer!

For more information check out the web page Holiday Shop Hop

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Bag ladies

I have received a few pictures and posted them on our blog.  The link is to the right >>>>.  Remember to have your pictures emailed to me by the 15th.  I will also be announcing the new pattern that day as well.

Applique tutorial

First--sorry for no tutorial last week.  There was an issue with the blog and it took a couple of days to fix.

Second - For the next few weeks the tutorials are going to be addressing the basics.
This tutorial will be addressing raw edge applique.

What you need
design of you choice - anything works in this area
material - large enough for your design and another piece for your background
fusible web- such as wonder under or heat and bond
pencil - for tracing

1- trace design onto the paper side of your web.

2-iron design onto the wrong side of chosen fabric

3-cut out design

4-peel off paper backing

5-iron design onto right side of background fabric

6-finish the edges.  You can hand stitch or machine stitch.  Zig zag or decorative...the choice is yours.

Saturday, October 1, 2011


Sorry,  for the delay.  But we do have a winner!!   This is where you hear the drumroll.........,
Cheri C.  you are a winner!!!!!!!!!!!!   Congratulations!!!!  Please send me an e-mail with your address and we will get your  Ruby layer cake right out to you!!

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