Thursday, December 4, 2014

Journey of a Quilter

Finally block 9 Journey of a Quilter!  Sorry for the delay,  I'm so behind😁

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Block 8

Block 8 journey of a quilter 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Bee Hive Shop Hop

Its that time of year again!!!  The Fall Bee Hive Shop Hop is starting Wednesday October 8th thru Saturday October 11.   Call your friends and load up the car for 4 fun filled days with 17 of Utah's most amazing quilt shops!!!  For a map go to  Be sure and follow us on Instagram to see all of our pic's @nadinemgq
See ya there!!!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Journey of a quilter block 7

Where is the the little stitching fairy when I need her?  Here is block 7 Journey of a quilter.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Journey of a quilter

Sorry for the lack of posts!  I have been posting on FB and instagram and not on here so this is for those of you who don't do those.

Hope this helps!

Fall Stuffed Pumpkin Tutorial

So many requests for this tutorial..., here it is again!  And again😘
We shared this tutorial with you last year but had such a great response we decided to share it again!!  I hope you enjoy it and make lots of little funky pumpkins.
I made these 3 for the shop 

I know I promised this a while ago but I have had some issues with my camera.  Then the iPod broke at the shop and my camera/phone became the iPod.  So here it is!!  I  love how these turned out,  I bought a set of these pumpkins probably about 15 years ago,  needless to say the fabric was heinous and so I decided to re-create them.  You could make these ANY size you wanted but I did a small, medium and large.  I didn't use traditional fabrics but you could use anything you like.
Step one:  Cut 2 squares the same size.  Large 13" x 15". medium 9" x 11", and small 6" x 9".  I cut the stem in a 2" x 2 1/2"  and then made it stem shaped.
Then fold one of your squares right sides together in half and make a small dart ( this is a tuck in the fabric that starts wider and gets smaller, like a dart in a blouse.)  I started half inch in and went down 3 
inches.  Do this for both front and back of your pumpkin.
Mark it with a pencil and sew on your line.  Trim and press.  Do this for both sides of your pumpkin.
Dart markings

On the top of the pumpkin round off your corners.  Mark them with a pencil.
I just rounded the corners
Now for the stem, there are a couple of ways to do this, on one of my pumpkins I rolled a piece of fabric and glued it on to the top of the pumpkin.  On the others I chose my stem fabric and marked it in a stem shape roughly 2" x 2 1/2".   Sew a quarter inch around your markings, trim excess, and turn and lightly stuff.
My stem shape!
One of my stems
Now pin right sides of pumpkin together sandwiching in the stem at the top of the pumpkin.  Sew all the way around  making sure to catch the entire bottom of the stem in your seam. Leave an opening at the bottom of your pumpkin so that you can stuff it.
Pin stem in between front and back of pumpkin

Trim corners on the top corners only.
This next step will be tricky for some,  (I hope I do okay explaining it to you.)  You are now going to make the bottom of your pumpkin so it will stand up, if you have made purse before this step will be easy for you.  You take the bottom seam and match it to the side seam (like picture A.)  then sew across that and trim (photo B.)
bottom photo A

trim off the excess
This is what the bottom will look like
Turn your pumpkin right side out, stuff tightly with polyfill as tight as you like and whip stitch the bottom closed.

 Now comes the fun part!  Embellishing!!!   I love to embellish so I tend to go overboard.  You can embellish as little or as much as you like.  I tied several ribbons, and some fun trims we have at the shop and glued one of our fun buttons on it.  Have fun with this and I  promise you won't be able to make just one!!  Below are a few of my finished pumpkins!!  Enjoy!

this is my largest one
my smallest one
Have fun!!


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Labor Day Sale

Labor Day Sale

*Fat Quarters buy 5 get the 6th free

*Wool Yardage 20% off

*punch needle patterns 40% off

*Select patterns $1.00

*select books and magazines $3.00

*2015 Calendars $17.99

*Select shop models on Sale

*Bee in my Bonnet patterns 30% off

*Select Yardage $4.00-$6.00

*Notions 10% off
Be sure and stop by for some fun!!!
Nadine & the girls


Saturday, August 16, 2014

Our Row By Row Winner

Congratulations Jeanine Cartwright!  She was our row by row winner

Monday, June 30, 2014

Utah Row by Row Experience

The Material Girls Row by Row pattern

Utah Row by Row
Have you heard about the Utah Row by Row Experience?  It is a Summer Hop from participating shops around Utah.  Starting July 1 through September 2 travel to the participating shops for a free pattern of their row.  Be the first to bring in your quilt containing 8 of the rows from different shops and win a fat quarter bundle (25 fats) ends October 31.  Become a follower of ours on Instagram @nadinemgq,  follow us on Facebook @thematerialgirlsquilts,  follow our blog and post pictures of your rows and we will pick a winner each week for a prize from our shop!!!  This is going to be so much fun!!!
Nadine & the girls!!!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Journey of a quilter

I'm late getting this up so I apologize! But here it is block 3 Journey of a quilter.
We still have a few spots left!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014


The winners of the $50.00 gift certificates for the Summer Buzz are….., DRUMROLL please!
Kris Haas & Verna Bailey!!!!  Congratulations Ladies!!!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Summer Buzz Hop

Summers Here!!! and that can only mean one thing!!!  It's time for the Summer Buzz Hop!!!  Starting tomorrow June 3 through Saturday June 7 join us for a fun Summer Party.  Prizes, Games and lots of clean fun!!!
See ya Soon!!!

Friday, May 16, 2014


Sheesh!!  sorry for the delay!!  I had this scheduled to post but set the date wrong.  Maybe, don't need red glasses I need real glasses.  Our winners are Sherri from Facebook and Deanna from Instagram.  Thanks Ladies!!  Enjoy your Sew Red Glasses!!  ( sent you both a message on how to collect your prize!)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sew Red Glasses arrive

I will admit, I have SPRING fever!!!  Sorry, for the lack of posts,  but, I have been sewing lots!!!  Our Open House is coming up with a new class schedule and lots of new eye candy ( to be announced soon)!!!  but, before I go on much further, I must tell you about these amazing "Sew Red Glasses"  Every quilter, designer,  florist, you name it needs a pair of these.  Have problems seeing contrast?  These little babies are your answer.  I recently was creating a really scrappy quilt,  Jolene had just delivered these to the shop and I thought I would put them to the test.  AMAZING!!!  With the help of the sew red glasses I was able to determine that I needed a few more darks.  I love them!!!  And a pair of the glasses, and a pair of the clip ons could be yours!!!  Just become a follower of our blog, our Facebook page the Material Girls Quilts, follow us on Instagram  @nadinemgq or Pinterest@ nadinemgq  leave a comment and we will pick a winner on Monday April 22.
Have fun!!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Ladies Night Out!

Come have fun with The Material Girls Quilts this Saturday April 5 from 6-8 pm.  We will be having a "FUN Ladies Night Out"  We have 2 cute projects planned, light refreshments, door prizes, and oh so much more!!!  Call the shop and reserve your spot today!!!  801-495-4290  space is limited so don't delay!!  Cost for the whole evening is $20.00 and includes all!!!


Thursday, March 13, 2014

New 30's prints

I love anything and all 30's!  So when our favorite man in brown showed up with new 30's prints I was giddy with excitement!  Come get yours at the shop or call 801-495-4290

Nadine & the girls

Thursday, March 6, 2014

April Showers is here!

I can hardly contain myself,  I am so excited about Bonnie and Camille's new line "April Showers"   It's cute, retro, and I'm during to make something out of it!  It's here the entire line in our shop just waiting for you to come get it!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

More goodies

We just received Lori Holts new line "Vintage Happy" along with her new book!   Last but not least we received some oldies but goodies from Amy Butler and Heather Bailey!  We are expecting so much new in stay tuned!

Be sure and follow our blog or instagram "nadinemgq"  for all our fun new projects and fabrics!!!

Monday, March 3, 2014

New Classes and FUN new things at the shop!!

 Gosh, this broken wrist has thrown me into a TIZZY I feel like I'm behind on everything!!!  I am so excited to let you know of a couple of things that are coming up!!!  Our new block of the month "Modern Churndash with a Twist" will start Tuesday March 4 from 7:30-8:00 it will be held after that the first Tuesday of every month!  The blocks will vary from month to month.  Cost is $10.00 registration fee and $7.00 every month.  If you would rather just pick up your block and not stay for the class that is fine also.

Also we have our "Dress your Table" series going and our March is SO CUTE!!!  It is definitely one of my fav's!!!  We have kits and patterns available at the shop!!

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And finally our "Journey of a Quilter" Block of the month is ready to begin.  This is a really cute quilt with embroidery and piecing and we have mixed up the colors to make it a fun appealing quilt for all.  It begins Thursday March 27 from 6:30-8:00 pm.  Registration is $25.00 and the cost is $19.00 a month.  We are expecting some big shipments this week and have a ton of new projects ready for you to begin!!  Call the shop for any of the things you need!! (801) 495-4290!!  Lots more to share with you soon!

Journey of a quilter block 1
Journey of a quilter block 2
and last but not least if you have ever wondered about the mystery of chalk/mineral paint then sign up for Meredith's chalk paint demo and Q & A on Saturday March 8 from 10-11 cost is $5.00.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Newness and a Boo boo

Sorry for my lack of posting, I fell and broke my wrist in 3 places and have been out of commission.  But, I'm so excited to tell you we have lots of newness in!  Minimalista by Art Gallery, precuts of Happy go Lucky" by our favorites Bonnie and Camille and they are delightful!  

If you don't follow us in Instagram you should nadinemgq come in to the shop between now and February 15 and receive 20% off your entire purchase just for following!  We have new knits in also and lots of fun new eye candy on our walls so hurry in!
Nadine & the girls 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Lots of new!

Oh my goodness!  We have lots of new fabrics and things coming in daily..., so stayed tuned!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Once Upon Your Table

Our incredibly talented Dana has started a new monthly project!  Last year, she did her paper pieced pincushions and this year she is doing a monthly tabletopper.  I apologize I didn't get this out sooner, cause we are out of the January kit but will be showing March in a week or so. This is the February one, darling I know!  We have a limited supply of kits so hurry in and get yours!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Winter Wreath

I had no intention of making this wreath but...,  one of the girls (Lisa) at the shop is always making the cutest stuff!!!!  We always want to make what she has made.    I used the extra large Clover Pom Pom maker but if you don't have access to that use a piece of cardboard and wrap them the old fashioned way.  This is super easy to do!!  This is what you need to make it:
16 inch straw wreath
7-8 skeins of fat fiber yarn
Glue gun
Floral pins
Clover extra large Pom Pom maker
I used 7 skeins of yarn and my wreath has about 38 white Pom poms. It is better to use a chunky fiber yarn. The Clover yo yo maker has easy to follow directions.  If you are using a piece of cardboard just make sure you are consistent with the size. Start by opening Yo Yo maker both ends and begin wrapping yarn around leaving a small tail
Clover Extra Large Yo Yo maker

Open both sides

Wrap yarn leaving a small tail

Wrap yarn so it's pretty thick, and covers the blue, drag the yarn across and repeat on other side.
After you have wrapped both sides, close both sides.  With a sharp pair of scissors cut the wrapped yarn. Do not open it up yet!!
Wrapping both sides nice and tight

Close the yo yo maker

Using a sharp pair of scissors cut both sides. Do not open it yet!

Now before opening up again, tie and knot a strand of yarn, make sure and pull this nice and tight so you have a tight Pom Pom.  Open up the arms of the maker and fluff up and give it a haircut trimming off any long pieces.

Once you have made all your pom pom's start gluing and pinning on to your wreath until the entire thing is covered.  Fluff and trim it up.  You could add a ribbon or embellish it.  You know have a knock off of the Anthropologie  yarn pom pom wreath.