Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Material Girls Quilts newest quilter!!

This is Hannah the newest quilter at Material Girls.  She is the granddaughter of a  a great friend of mine (Paula).  She is almost 10 years old and has been coming in to the shop with her grandma for a while. They came in to the shop and picked her fabrics out on Monday and she is already done!  WOW!!  She laid all the blocks out on her grandma's bed and sewed it all by herself on a featherweight sewing machine.  Way to go Hannah, it is beautiful!!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Olympic Fever

British Flag

Canadian Flag
USA Flag
I am so excited for the Olympics to start!!  I will be waving 3 flags at my house!  The British flag of course, because that is where my parents were born and raised along with my older sister.  The Canadian Flag because that is where I was born, and of course the USA flag because that is where I live and enjoy the freedoms of our great country.  So, to honor "Opening Ceremonies"  we are having a little "SALE"  
Come in and see if you won the BRONZE, SILVER, or GOLD medal!!  Get and extra discount on one regular priced item depending on what you get.
*buy 5 fat quarters get the 6th free.
*All americana fabrics 30% off.   Sale starts Friday July 27th and ends Saturday July 28th.
Nadine and the girls:)

Monday, July 23, 2012

Pioneer Days at Material Girls Quilts

 Hi friends,
I know I have been quite the slacker lately "Summer" has been really busy at my house this year!!  But, with Fall right around the corner we thought we would celebrate the 24th of July with a big SALE!!  For those of you who live out of state July 24th is a holiday in Utah celebrating Pioneer Days!  So, yes we are open from 10:00 am - 4 pm.
So, stop by tomorrow and come celebrate with us!!

Little Apples by Moda 24% off

Prairie Paisley II by Moda 24% off

Stars and Stripes by Riley Blake 24% off

American Banner Rose 24% off

Fairy Tale Friends by Moda 24% off

All Fig tree fabric and pre-cuts 24% off

Stay tuned our "Fall Open House" will be announced soon.   Also are you following our blog www.thematerialgirlsquilts.blogspot.com or our Facebook page  The Material Girls Quilts?  You should be!!  We post all kinds of fun, tutorials and a whole lot more.

duct tape belt tutorial

I saw this and had to figure out how to make them.  If you want a fast fun project this is it.  5 minutes tops to make one.

Duct tape - I got mine at home depot, but I heard joanns and hobby lobby have a good selection of the "cute" tape
2 d rings - I used 1 inch but 1 1/2 would work also

Measure the waist of person and add ten inches.  Cut 2 strips at that length.

Cut or tear one of those strips in half length wise

place a skinny strip down the back of the fat strip in the middle.  sticky sides together

fold over the edges so all sticky is gone.

place the last skinny strip over the folded edges.

slide d rings onto one end, fold over and secure with a small piece of tape

you can easily cut any excess off when you put it on the person.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Free BOM coming soon!!

This is going to be so much FUN!!  The Beehive Shop Hop is having a free Block of the Month.  The details aren't complete but, we will be posting on the blog soon.  Be sure and hop over to the blog and or our Facebook page  and become a follower!!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

A fantabulous tutorial

Business Card (picture from Ameroonie Designs)

Inside of the card holder (picture from Ameroonie Designs)
A few weeks ago I got together with a fantastic group of Utah bloggers.  These women are AMAZING!!   I met Amy from Ameroonie Designs in my shop a while ago and instantly fell in love with her.  She is a bundle of fun, happy energy and so, so talented.  She had this awesome business card holder and I wanted it bad.  When she told me she had made it I knew I wanted one!  (insert my very talented friend Chris here, cause she is one of our resident bag makers and yes, I am dropping a hint that I want one!  CHRIS!!)  So, you must check out the tutorial on her blog!!  Tell her we sent you:)  The pictures I used are off of her blog too!  Thanks Amy!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Spoon garden marker tutorial

This summer my pride and joy is my herb garden.  I normally hate gardening but this is a small and manageable garden so I am ok with it.  I couldn't keep which herbs were what straight in my head so I saw these and had to figure out how to make them.

spoons - I went to the second hand store and bought them for $.25
HEAVY hammer - I used a sledge hammer and anvil
spray finish

Smash your spoon flat - this will take a while and keep flipping it over to get it perfectly flat.  The heavier the hammer the easier and quicker it will be.

write you desired word with the sharpie - let dry

spray very lightly with finish.  If finish is too heavy the words will smear.

Stick the handle in the ground and no more confusion!!!

Friday, July 13, 2012

So!  I am off with the hubby to Sisters, Oregon for the the amazing quilt show they do!  I am so excited, but as I am having fun I thought we should also have some fun at the store!

 We just got in the cutest line that has really cute projects to go along with it!  The line is called Storybook Lane from Andover Fabric with a new designer named Kelly Lee-Creel.  She has made some pretty cute little house totes and even offers a free pattern on her website!  everkelly.com We will have models in the store soon, but come in quick to get your panel to make your own house tote!

Along with that cute new line we also got our Riley Blake chevrons back in cotton and some colors in laminate so be sure and make it in to get yours because we can't promise how long we will have them in stock they are flying out the door!

and now to the sale.. this sale begins July 13th and runs until July 14th!
*All patterns and books are 20% off!
*Little Apples pre-cuts are 30% off!
*Pezzy Print pre-cuts are 30% off! 
Cattails and Clover pre-cuts are 30% off!.
Fat quarters are buy 5 get 1 free!

See  you soon!
Nadine & the Girls

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Riley Blake Chevron

Well for those of you who have been waiting for this "ITS BACK!!  Riley Blake Chevrons.  We can't seem to keep this in stock.  We have lots in which means the full line and several of each piece plus we have some of the laminates.  So Ladies, hurry it doesn't last long!!

We have all the colors!

Be sure and call the shop 801-495-4290 and order your today.    Are you following our blog?  Well you should be, just click on the link on the side to become a follower!!

Cinnamon popcorn

I have to first explain and apologize.  My house is under a major renovation and that has put a halt to all sewing and tutorials.  My sewing room is currently filled with bedroom furniture and tools.  So If I skip a week or borrow other tutorials for the next few months you now know the reason.  So with no sewing happening in my house I still have to cook.  We made this for firework watching on the 4th.  It says microwave the goo, but I did it on the stove top and it worked just fine as well.


Friday, July 6, 2012

Random this and that!!

How many of you slow down with your stitching and sewing in the Summer months?  Well, I do too, but this year I have decided to have a Christmas in July day retreat.  We will have a little mini day retreat at the shop with a couple of projects, food and lots of FUN!.  I am just finishing up the projects now.   I will do a sneak peek of one of the projects next week.  I will also be announcing the date, time and price of the class.  So stay tuned to learn more about it
So come get your jingle on!!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

A trip to remember!!

I apologize for my lack of posts lately, but, once you read this you will completely understand.  I have always wanted to go on a retreat,  something that I didn't organize or that was too close to home.  I have been wanting to go to the CrabApple Hills retreat for sometime but always seem to miss the deadline to sign up and then when I remember it is filled for the year and then some.  So, I was driving down the freeway and my cell phone rang,  I don't usually answer the phone on the freeway but didn't recognize the number and had a weird feeling I should answer it.  It was Crabapple saying they had a cancellation could I make it,  What? Of course I could make it!  wild monkey's on brooms couldn't have kept me away.  So, I called my friend Roxie and told her that she was about to take a road trip with me to Benton City Washington!!  I missed many photo ops along the way but got some great ones of Meg's house and studio.  This was so much fun!!  If you love to stitch then this is the retreat for you!!
This is just a few of the pictures from the retreat!!
Knotty Girl, one of the sticheries Meg has given at previous retreats

Our goody box for the weekend
One of our projects 
I drove so Roxie was the bellman
Megs house, Roxie and I asked her to adopt us,  but we are home so I guess she didn't want us!
Roxie and I outside the studio
Meg,    creative guru of  all that is stitch

One of Meg's new patterns
I have more pictures but I won't overload you.  If you get the chance this is such a fun retreat, and I am giving it 5 stars.  YOU HAVE TO GO LADIES!!!