Thursday, February 28, 2013

A peek at the shop!!

Pear~adise by Pixie Girl Quilts
Dilly Dally by Thimble Blossoms
Boardwalk by Cluck Cluck Sew
Pepperland by Abbey Lane Quilts
Innwood Garden
Bee in my Bonnets sewing kit
First let me apologize for the pictures,  I am not sure what went wrong, but it did!!  Once again my technology skills have failed me.  I thought I would share a few of the new quilts and things we have in at the shop.  We are receiving lots of "NEW" everyday.  With lots more expected!!!     We just received Noteworthy by Sweetwater (Moda) this line just screams for Spring!!   Two new home dec lines that are incredible, tons of new trims, Washi Tape, more purse clasps in even more fantastic colors,  several Riley Blake lines, and loads of new patterns!!  Lots of exciting things planned for this month, Dana our resident paper piece guru is still doing her pincushions and will be starting her Modern Paper Pieced Block of the Month that we announced earlier this year, (stay tuned for a full post on that).  I am telling you this girl is out of control!!  She shared last month her mad skills with the "South Jordan Modern Quilt Guild"  and I think a few of them may have been bitten by the paper piece bug!!    All of the new quilts have kits but hurry in because they won't last! Stay tuned for more fun news coming soon!!
New stretch elastic among a few of our new trims

Nadine and the girls!!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

New Rulers by Bee in my Bonnet

Finally, the long awaited rulers by "Bee in my Bonnet" arrived today!!  We are so excited!! We have people calling us daily to get there hands on one of these little gems.  Lori has posted several tutorials on how to use her rulers so check out her blog Bee in my Bonnet  Hurry in and get yours today!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

South Jordan Modern Quilt Guild

 Still not sure whether to join a guild or not?  Come check out our Modern Quilt Guilt we meet tonight at 6:30 at the shop.  Dana will be giving a demonstration of paper piecing, she has gone crazy with this method.  We would love to have you!!

New, new and more new

One of my favorite things to do is open the boxes the man in brown delivers!!  We have several new lines that have arrived this week.  2 awesome lines of home dec fabrics, of course I can't get the other picture to load but it is aqua, red, and lime, and the the great line above is all salmon in lots of great prints.  We also received Noteworthy by Sweetwater (Moda)  I love this line it makes me thing of Spring!!  We also have several new lines of Riley Blake too!!  We will be receiving lots more in the upcoming weeks.  Be sure and stop by and see all the new quilts we just put up.
Nadine & the girls!!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Coin Purse Tutorial

The handles come in several different colors
Here is a step by step tutorial of the coin purse we did on "Fresh Living" KUTV Channel 2 with Debbie and Casey.  The template is included with the purchase of the handles, or you can draw out your own.  Our handles for this tutorial are the 3 inch round.  I have to admit once you start these you will end up making several.  Really easy!!  If you wish to order the handles please call the shop 1- 801-495-4290.  We are in the process of adding them to the website.  The handles come in Peach, Purple, White, Black, Red, Hot Pink, Light Pink, Turquoise, Bright Green, and Bright Blue.  They come with full instructions and the template to make them.

First you will need to choose a fabric for the outside of your bag, and one for the lining.  You will also need a light weight fusible interfacing.  I used Pellon SF 101.
opps!  I had cut mine out and forgot to take a picture, but that is the backside of my fabric with my interfacing on it.  Using the template transfer all your markings to your front and lining.
Now stitch using a 1/4 inch seam from mark to mark using a backstitch to reinforce the sides.  Repeat for the lining pieces.  Clip around your curves, and then cut out the corners as marked on pattern piece.
Bring side seam and bottom seam together, stitch across using a 1/4 inch seam.  This will make your bag have a nice flat bottom.  Repeat for a 4 corners.
Now turn your outside to the right side, and place inside of your lining so right sides are together.  Making sure to finger press and line up seams and top edges.

Sew around the top edge of the bag using 1/4 inch seam, leave about a 2 inch opening so that you can turn it.  Clip all the curved edges so that your bag lays nicely.
Now turn right side out and finger press so that the bag is nice and straight.  You may wish to whipstitch your opening closed or use a dab of glue.

Using a fabric glue or E6000 run a line of glue on the inside of your handles.  Line up your center markings with the center of the clasp and begin working the edge of your bag into the handles.

As you work in the bag into the handles use a stylus or a sharp object (I used a skewer) to make sure you get it all the way in.
When the glue is dry you may wish to use a heavyweight thread and reinforce your handle by stitching it in.  This is optional.  The handle does have holes in it which make it easy to stitch through.  Now comes the fun part.  Be as creative as you like add embellishments, ribbon, buttons or whatever and


Friday, February 15, 2013

Cutest Coin Purse Ever!!

Today we shared with Debbie and Casey of "Fresh Living" on KUTV channel 2.  How to make this cute coin purse.  We have a HUGE selection of the handles and the pattern at the shop!!  It is always so much fun to spend time with these guys!!  Thanks for having us!!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Fresh Living and Material Girls

Be sure and tune in tomorrow Friday February 15th to Fresh Living on KUTV Channel 2 @ 1:00 pm.  We will be showing Debbie and Casey how to make these trendy coin purses.  Super easy, and so cute!!  I will be posting a full tutorial soon!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Creatvie Sew~cial and the Easter Bunny

Gosh, imagine my surprise when I received an email from my dear friend the Easter bunny today:)  I didn't realize when we scheduled our retreat it was falling on Easter weekend.  Like many of you I am sure you were thinking Easter is in April.  So, we have changed the dates to April 12th and 13th.  Hope you can still come!  It is going to be so much fun!!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Creative Sew~cial at Material Girls Quilts

Stay tuned for our first ever sewing, quilting, stitching & knitting retreat.  We are so excited to be announcing this event.  You won't want to miss it, details will be announced next week.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Valentine Pincushion Tutorial

Valentines Day Pincushion
While cleaning my sewing room I came across this Vintage Valentine fabric.  I collect the 30's fabrics and pick them up when ever I find one that is different.  I decided to make a pincushion for a friend, that loves the 30's as much as I do.
First you will need:
5-6 scraps of  fabrics that will be cut into 1 1/4 by 5 1/2  inch strips
one fabric that will be your front and your back.
1 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch square of wonder under.
Cut 6 strips of fabric (these will be the heart)  1 1/4 inches by 5 1/2.
Arrange the strips as desired, with right sides together sew a 1/4" seam.  Continuing till you have sewn all strips together.

Press seams open,
Topstitch, using a decorative stitch or just a straight stitch.  This is where you could get really creative and use some of the fun stitches on your machine and a contrasting thread.
 Cut 2~ 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch squares.
Next cut a 4 1/2 inch square.  Fold in half and make a heart just like you did as a kid in school.  Cut out the heart.
Trace the heart on to the square of Wonder Under. 
Cut out the heart shape about a 1/4 beyond your drawn line.  Press to the backside of your fabric you have chosen for your front.  Now cut a slit in the fabric (staying within the heart)  and cut your heart shape out on drawn line.

Center your design over your striped piece and press.

Using a straight stitch, or one of your decorative stitches, Stitch around the outside edge your heart.  You could use a contrasting thread if you wish.
Now with right sides together of your front and back stitch around the entire pincushion using a quarter inch seam.  Leave an opening so that you can stuff it.  Turn right side out and press.  Now stuff with polyfill, sand or crushed walnut shells.  I always stuff my pincushions with half polyfill and half sand.  Whipstitch bottom closed and you have a charming Valentine pincushion!!  Make sure you use a contrasting fabric, mine blended a little more than I wanted it to, so I added a running stitch to make the heart stand out a little more.