Monday, December 31, 2012

Just want to take a moment to tell all of you Thank-you for supporting Material Girls Quilts.   We love that you take time out of your busy schedule to read and follow our blog.   We look forward to a GREAT 2013 and can't wait to share our new, fun, and exciting thoughts and projects with you this year.  
Nadine & the girls!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Year End Clearance Sale

 Well, as 2012 comes to an end that can only mean one thing!!  BIG CLEARANCE SALEat the Material Girls Quilts!!    Sale starts Wednesday December 26 and ends Tuesday December 31.  (We will be closing at 3:00 pm on New Years Eve)
Here are just of few of the things on sale.....,
*Christmas fabric, kits and patterns 50%
*30's fabrics 35% off
*All patterns and books 40% off.
*All civil war fabrics 20%.
*All Kansas Troubles fabrics 20% off.
*Ruby by Moda 30% off.
* a feature sale will be announced every morning so be sure and stop by and check it out.  We have so much coming in that we are making lots of room!!  Plus we will be adding daily to our clearance fabric in the back.   Don't forget if your kids got a sewing machine from Santa this year we have an awesome kids class starting in January.  Call the shop for more details.
Be sure and follow us on our blog and or Facebook The Material Girls Quilts.
Nadine & the girls!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tune in....,

Just wanted to let you know that we will be on "Fresh Living" tomorrow Wednesday January 19th, on KUTV Channel 2.  We will be showing Debbie and Casey some great ideas for adding some toppers to your boots!!  It's always a good time when we spend the afternoon with them!!

PS.  For all of you who live local, we will be having an Open House to reveal our children's sewing class with Roxie.  Thursday from 4-6 pm.  Check out the blog "Sewing with Roxie"

Sunday, December 16, 2012

A day of remembrance

Please take a moment to remember...,  (click on image to enlarge)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

12-12-2012 Day of Dozens!

Be sure and stop by the shop tomorrow and celebrate this once in a lifetime event!
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*First 12 customers in receive Material Girls      Bucks!

*12% off entire shop.

*Christmas fabric and kits 50% off and more.

*12 fat quarters for $25.00.

*Have a 12 in your receipt win a PRIZE!!

*Drawings every 12 minutes after the hour.

*$12.00 off every $100.00 purchase.

We know how to party!!
Nadine & the girls

Monday, December 10, 2012


We will be posting all the details soon!!  So many fun things going on you aren't going to want to miss this!!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Make it Monday and December Pincushion

Sorry this is late posting I had some technical difficulties getting my picture to post.   This is our make it Monday project.  Cost is $3.95 and includes all supplies.  Class starts at 10:30 till 11:30 Monday December 3rd.  What a cute ornament to add to your tree or dress up a package.
Don't forget our pincushion of the month.  Dana one of our cute employees is having fun coming up with a paper pieced pincushion each month to get you started on your paper piecing skills or just add to your collection of pincushions.
Call the shop to get your kit,  801-495-4290!

Friday, November 30, 2012

25 Days of Christmas

We are excited to announce our 25 Days of Christmas!  Starting December 1st we will have a special something for you, each and every day of the month going on in the shop.  Plus, don't forget that every Monday we will be having a "Make it Monday"  The project will be shown on our blog every Wednesday, so be sure and check it out and give the shop a call.  The Pillow lady will be here Saturday (Dec 1) with all of her "wares"  so if you still need neighbor or friend gifts come in.
We also have our pincushion of the month going on so be sure and check it out too!

Saturday Dec. 1~ All Christmas fabric and kits 20% off.

Monday Dec. 3~ Make it Monday (check our blog to see current project)

Tuesday Dec 4~ Two fer Tuesday.  Buy 2 of any of the same item receive the 3rd half off.

Wednesday Dec 5 ~ Double punch day.

Also for any gift card bought between now and the 24th for every 25.00 spent receive $5.00 in Material Girl Bucks!

Be sure and follow our blog we are getting ready to announce a giveaway for our followers!!
Nadine & the girls

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

How to make your own Mercury Glass

Her is the link of us sharing how to make Mercury Glass on Fresh Living.  Super easy and so cute!!


Monday, November 26, 2012

Looking Glass!!

Be sure and tune in tomorrow (Tuesday November 27)  @ 1:00 pm.  on KUTV Channel 2 "Fresh Living" with Debbie and Casey.  We will be showing you how to make "Mercury Glass"

Debbie and Casey from Fresh Living

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Make it Monday's

We are so excited for this Holiday Season!  We are offering you a "Make it Monday"  project.  Every Monday from now until December 17th.  We will be offering a class from 10:30 am till 11:30.  The projects are fun, easy and cute to do!!  Give them as neighbor gifts or keep it for yourself.  You will need to bring your own sewing machine and sewing notions.  The kit for this weeks project is $12.95,  that includes fabrics and instructions.  Plus, if you sign up for the class your get 20% off any purchase you make during the class!!  Supplies are limited so hurry in!!  We will post a picture of the following weeks project on Wednesdays, so call the shop and reserve your spot.  Sorry for the delay this time, all that cooking I did got me behind!  Can't make it to the class?  don't worry we will ship you a kit out.  Just give us a call!!  801-495-4290

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday

 Of course we will be having Black Friday Specials!!  Friday the first 25 people through the door will recieve a special gift. 

*Every hour we will be having a different special.  We will announce it at the top of every hour.  
* All Christmas fabric, kits and patterns 20% off.
*Lots of great sales and tons of fun!!

Saturday is "Small Business Saturday"  so we will be celebrating with a special "thank you" to you our customers!!  20% off your entire purchase. (regular priced merchandise only)

Nadine and her elves

Monday, November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving Day Childrens Activity

Picture from the Dr Jean and friends blog

I came across this post today on how to teach children about Thanksgiving while making a bracelet!!  I loved it!!  It made me wish my kids were still little so that we could make this.  If your kids are little this is a great site with awesome ideas!!  You will need twine or pipe cleaners, white, blue, green, black, brown, red, yellow, and orange beads.  I might have to make one of these for myself.  The poem is off of Dr Jean and friends blog  I cruised through this site and was amazed at all the great ideas.

With this bracelet you will know    (Start with a pipe cleaner.)
The first Thanksgiving that was long, long ago.
The Pilgrims set sail from far away
On the Mayflower with tall white sails.   (Insert a white bead.)
They sailed many days across the ocean blue.  (Add a blue bead.)
The seas were rough, but the ship came through.
At last they spotted land so green.  (String on a green bead.)
They were so happy they cheered and screamed.
The first year was so hard and black.  (Now a black bead.)
Many died and wished that they could go back.
But the Native Americans gave them a hand
And helped them survive in the strange new land.
They decided to celebrate in a special way
And that became the first Thanksgiving day.
They prepared a feast with turkeys brown  (Add a brown bead.)
And red cranberries that they had found.   (Time for a red bead.)
Yellow corn that they had learned to grow  (Insert a yellow bead.)
And orange pumpkin pies, don’t you know!   (Last an orange bead.)
But before they ate the turkey and dressing,
They all held hands for a thankful blessing.  (Twist the ends of the
                                                pipe cleaner to make a bracelet.)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Easy Peasy Christmas gifts

If you missed our Christmas Open House, you are in luck!  We have re-kitted and added some new projects to our Christmas line up!!  So, hurry in before they are all gone.  Stay tuned for some more Christmas Cheer coming your way!!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Christmas Open House

Tomorrow is the day you wait all year for.........,  "Material Girls Christmas Open House"  Friday November 16 & Saturday November 17th from 10:00 am til 8:00 pm.  Our elves at the shop have been busy designing & creating  all sorts of fun things for you to make for the Holidays.  We will have games, prizes, sales  and some good old Christmas Cheer happening.  Wear your Christmas sweater in and get a prize!!  Plus, Brian the scissor guy will be here on Saturday from 10-2 to get those scissors sharpenend and oiled before you start your holiday projects.  We will have a drawing each night so be sure and come in both days to enter!!
Nadine and her elves!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Bitten by the Yo Yo bug!!

Wow! I have been on a creative roll. I can't seem to sit still without sketching out a new project. I must be living right! I thought I would share a little something I have been working on for our Christmas Open House. Open House is this weekend Friday November 16 and Saturday November 17th. We will have lots of projects kitted and ready for you to take home and make for yourself, friends or neighbors! 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veterens Day Sale

Come celebrate Veterens Day with Material Girls Quilts. We are having a Big Sale!! Monday November 12 from 10:00 til 8:00 pm! Come get in on these specials while they last!! *Buy 20 fat quarters for $35.00 *Select kits 20% off. *Patterns and book 25% off. (item must be in stock) *Ruby by Moda 40% off. *Halloween patterns, fabric and kits 50% off. *Fig Tree fabrics 40% off. We have added to our clearance and will have lots more on sale. So come on in and join the fun!! Nadine & the girls

Paper pieced pin cushion of the month

Novembers Pincushion
We have been bitten by the paper piecing bug!!  Or should I say our very talented Dana has.   Every month she is  going to be offering a paper pieced pin cushion.   They are darling!  She is probably sick of me asking about  paper piecing this or that.  We truly have been out of control coming up with lots of fun ideas.    The kits will cost $4.95 which will include the pattern   Join in the fun and come see us at the shop to get yours!!  Limited Supplies so hurry in!!

The Material Girls

Friday, November 9, 2012

Where to begin

Okay, seriously not sure how it got to be November 9th and I haven't posted yet.  Slacker, well not really.  I took a little weekend get away with the hubby, then I have been working at the shop a lot more.  (I haven't forgotten the tutorial for the maxi skirt.   I got my machine back but it is still not right.  Go figure!!)  Anyhoo, I have been busy with all my new projects for our Christmas Open House which starts Friday November 16th and Saturday November 17th.  We have LOTS of fantastic things for you to make for yourself or your neighbors!  In the meantime this is a picture of my kitchen counter.  Yes, I do have a sewing room but there is something about the kitchen.  Right?  Are you a tidy creator or a little messy?

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Birthday!

Come celebrate our 7th Birthday with us!!!   Thursday Nov. 1 through Saturday Nov. 3 were are having a "Big Birthday Bash"  The entire store is on SALE!!

*7% off your entire purchase!!

*buy 6 fat quarters get the 7th free
*Enter to win a bag of goodies every night!!
*Buy 6 of any one item and get the 7th free!
*get a stamp on your receipt, get a birthday prize!!
Lots more going on and lots of sales that change daily!!
Nadine & the girls!!

PS.  I just want to say that I wouldn't be here with out all of your support!!  Thanks for a great 7 years!!  Here is to many more!!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Halloween Clearance Sale

We have lots of new lines coming in to the shop, along with patterns books and oh so much more!  They will be arriving daily throughout the next few months.  Exciting stuff!  I am still having a disbelief that October is almost over.  Yikes!!  Time to start those Christmas projects.  Stay tuned for some weekly classes and demonstrations to help you along with ideas and what not.  
So tomorrow Monday 29th thru Wednesday the 31st.  All Halloween fabric, kits, patterns will be on sale 30% off.  
*All regular priced patterns are buy one get one 50% off (in stock only)
*All Fig Tree fabric by Moda 30% off.
So, if you still have sewing to do for Halloween come in and check out our sale!!
Nadine & the girls!!

Friday, October 26, 2012

A visit to the Dr.

First, let me apologize for not getting the tutorial up for the maxi skirt and scarf.  My serger has the serger flu and is being taken care of by a DR.  She should be well and ready to burn the midnight oil  tomorrow (Sat) afternoon.
So, I should be able to post the tutorial on Sunday.  Thanks for being patient!!  You are going to love this skirt!!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Working with knits!

Today we were on "Fresh Living" with Debbie and Casey from Channel 2.  We were showing how to make a knit scarf and a maxi skirt.  Hop over here to see our segment!  I am not quite finished with the tutorial for the maxi skirt so I will post tomorrow.  My serger is ill and she needs a little TLC.  I will hopefully get her taken care of and post the tutorial tomorrow.  Thanks Channel 2 for having us!!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Armchair Caddy Tutorial

My good friend Roxie just celebrated her birthday and I decided to make her gift, (yea, I know I am shocked too!!)  Especially since my procrastination issues always seem to kick in when ever I try and do something like this, but since I had to be off my foot for a few days ( I broke my toe) I thought I could do it.    Well, she loves to stitch and my friend Helen from Hugs and Kisses has this adorable tutorial for an armchair caddy  Helen's directions are awesome and so easy to follow.  I didn't take any pictures of the process but Helen's blog shows great photos.  Here is the one I made!  I hope Roxie loves it!!  Thanks Helen for letting me share!!


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Take a magical journey with the Bee Hive Shop Hop

It is time for the Bee Hive Shop Hop.  Starting tomorrow October 17th through Saturday October 20 take a magical treasure hunt through 18 shops across the valley.   Each shop will have games, prizes, and lots of fun, so let the treasure hunt begin!!  Pick up your passport at any of the 18 participating shops and lets get this party started!
King Kandy's Kastle

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Casey Scott and Steve visit Material Girls

Here is the clip of Casey Scott and his Bulldog Steve visiting the Material Girls Quilts.  It was so much fun!!  Thanks Channel 2!!
The Material Girls!!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Casey Scott comes to Material Girls

Hi Peeps!!
Just a quick note to let you know to be sure and tune in to KUTV Channel 2 morning news.  Casey Scott will be broadcasting from the shop tomorrow Tuesday October 9th.  It starts at 4:30 but it will be going till 9:00 am.  This is always so much fun when Casey visits the shop!!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Book Review

Have you ever wanted to try and machine quilt your own quilts?  Well, now you can Natalia Bonner of Piece N' Quilt has a brand new book out called "Free Motion Quilting" it is a fabulous book!!  In it she will show you all the "in's" & "out's" from start to finish.  Natalia has quilted a few of my quilts and she is AMAZING!!  We have this in at the shop so be sure and stop by and get your copy.  I am going to try and quilt something (small) and see how it goes!!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Fresh Living

Be sure and tune in tomorrow @ 1:00pm to KUTV for Fresh Living with Debbie Worthen and Casey Scott.  We will be showing you and idea for decorating your table for the Holidays!
See ya soon!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Machine Quilting at Material Girls Quilts

Did you know that we have 3, yes, 3 Machine Quilters that come to the shop every week?    Yes, it's true, and they all drop off and pick up right at the shop!!   All 3 of them have a 1 week turn around. AMAZING,  I know!   If you have questions give one of them a call or stop by the shop.
First up is.....,
 *Natalie of Nestled she comes every Tuesday morning from 10am-11am.  Her phone number is 801-787-2496.
next up is...,
*Roxie of Stylish Stitches she comes every Thursday from 6pm-8pm.  Her phone number is 801-455-2691.
and last but not least is...,
*Wendy of Eagle Mountain Quilting she comes every Saturday from 10am-11am.  Her phone number is 801-404-1392.
So, if you need a quilt quilted we have the peeps to do it!!!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Simple Life by Tasha Noel

I love this line....,  I know I say that about everyone but this just speaks to me.  I have some big visions happening in my little brain as we speak on what to do with it!  Hop over to Riley Blakes blog they are having a contest to win a fat quarter bundle.  Tell them Material Girls sent you!!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Witches Boot Tutorial

 I am absolutely smitten with this tutorial.  I love Halloween decorations and so adding this to my ever growing and changing repertoire makes me smile!!   I shared this tutorial with My Craft Channel and it will be airing over there soon!  I loved meeting all the wonderful, talented ladies involved with that,  I will be sharing soon!!

Start with your favorite Halloween tights or knee high socks, and a Dollar Store black umbrella
snap off the handle about 6" from the top of the umbrella
Make a loop for hanging your finished legs,  I just used a double strand of 1/8 ribbon and stitched it through

Cut 30" strips of orange and black tulle and glue to bottom edge of umbrella.  You can use as much as you like or just a little
stuff socks with poly fill to your desired firmness

Glue or wire boots on make sure they are attached really well.!!  Then you will want  to attach these to the handle that you trimmed off.  I knotted them around and then used wire and glue to attach them to the umbrella.   You don't want to spear someone with a heel so make sure you do this really well!!
Now hang those luscious legs outside and be the envy of all witches!