Sew She Can Basket Tote Bag

We hope you heard that we’ll be participating in Lori Holt’s newest sew along starting this August called Bee Happy! Since we’ll be participating in this sew along that means we’ll be headed to the shop owner’s retreat at the end of June to get all the details and supplies. And since this is my first sewing retreat I thought, you know what I need for my first ever sewing retreat? A cute bag to carry around all my sewing stuff in the for the week. So that’s what I’m doing.

I saw this Basket Tote from She Can Sew and loved it so much and thought it would make the perfect project bag for me.

Here are all my pieces cut out. I’m using this gorgeous pink floral from Folk Song by Anna Maria Horner for Free Spirit as my main print, a bunch of Riley Blake confetti cotton solids for the outer pieces and the lining, as well as a Riley Blake pink stripe for the interior. I finished it off with that aqua from Studio E for my handles and binding.

I didn’t take a picture before I made my handles but I used her suggestion of using this page for the handles and it came out perfect. I was so worried that they would end up different sizes because that always happens to me and then I’d have a funny bag but this tutorial was so great and made 2 perfect bag handles!

Assembly was much harder than it needed to be until I borrowed my mom’s zipper foot. I didn’t have one for my machine and thought I could make do, but I could not and was not liking my bag very much. Then I used her zipper foot and it was like night and day and was not hard at all. So don’t ignore that instruction!

It’s not a perfect bag, and if I had been making it for someone else then I would have worked a littler harder to hide my seams, but it was for me so I didn’t and I still love how it turned out!

I still think this will be perfect for the Riley Blake and Lori Holt retreat in just 2 weeks. Look for me to post updates from there and come see the new sew along from Lori hitting both stores in August!

By: Vicki

Patchwork Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop

We’ve been following along with the Fat Quarter Shop for their Patchwork Quilt Along benefiting the Make a Wish foundation. Every month they release a new block to quilt along with them, giving out the blocks for free and asking that you make a donation to Make a Wish for receiving the blocks.

Vicki in the Logan store has been working on her blocks for January-March and are pictured below!

Although not perfect, she feels like she is learning a lot and feeling better about attempting tiny piecing as these blocks should finish at 5 1/2 inches!

So join us to benefit Make a Wish and end up with a beautiful quilt at the end of the year! Blocks come out at the 15th of every month so click the link above to find the block instructions and check back for updates on our progress!

Native Spirit BQ4

Today we’re showing off this amazing quilt made with the Native Spirit line from Wyndham Fabrics. This huge (90″x102″) cozy quilt was made using the BQ4 pattern from Maple Island Quilts. Take a look at how even this sashing came out and how wonderful this line looks!

This quilt is available for sale at the Logan store, as are all the fabrics in this line. You can also find the whole line of fabric on the website HERE. Any questions about this or any other fabric we carry? Please feel free to call us!

Story Book Quilt

How about a fun way to use that story book panel instead of making it into the soft panel book? Instead make it into a quilt! Check out this story book sea panel from Wilmington Prints that was sashed with a bright orange to make each panel pop and  2 1/2″ blocks to give it that ocean feel. Snuggle up to your favorite book!

This beautiful finished quilt is now on display (and for sale!) at the Logan store. These book panels are located at both stores and on the website here for only $5.35 each for all 12 panels! Let us know what projects or fabric you’d like featured and it could mean a coupon code!

Barnyard Animal Friends

Need a fun, but easy project that those cute littles in your home can play with? How about these cute Barnyard Animal Friends from Moda’s Farm Fun line? These four friends would be the perfect addition to any Easter basket this spring!

All four panels are included in the price with instructions for completing each animal. We have gone through quite a few bolts of these cute critters so grab yours before they’re gone again! Find this set in our Pre-Cuts section of the Shop!

Beginner’s Quilt Class Part II

If you attended the first beginner’s class in the Logan store then you learned all about FARBIC! We talked about advice and tips for getting started on your first project and ways to make sure that you succeed in the project you’re working on, even if it isn’t perfect. We also talked a lot about how fabric lines work, how manufacturers like Moda, Riley Blake, and Windham create lines of fabric to go together and how you can choose to create a whole project from one line or mix and match what you love. This next class we will start this project!

On February 23rd and 25th we will have Part Two of our beginner’s quilting class and we will help you pick a pattern and fabrics to complete this project. Once again, the class will be FREE, all you’ll pay for is the supplies to complete your project at a deeply discounted rate the day of the class. The schedule is as follows:

February 23rd at 5:30 p.m.

February 25th at 11:00 a.m.

Anyone with questions? Please comment below or call the Logan store at (435)-258-9728. Happy quilting!

Beginner’s Quilt Class

If you are interested in learning about quilting, then the beginner’s quilting class at our Logan store is for you! Covering all topics, including fabric types, terminology, patterns, techniques, and creating your own piece. The first class has NO cost and will be free and open. Once we get through a lot of these topics we will get a commitment from you for a project and then you’ll have the opportunity to purchase supplies for this project at a discounted rate!

The available classes are Thursday, January 26th at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, January 28th at 11:00 a.m. Please stop by the Logan store or call (435)258-9728 so sign up for either of these classes. Get ready to join the world of quilting and sewing!

Block of the Month

We have already started Block of the Month at our Santa Clara location, but there is still time to sign up! Here is peak at the what your finished block of the month quilt will look like!

The first Thursday and the first Saturday of the each month will be our block of the month classes at 10 am! There is a $30.00 commitment fee plus a $5.00 cost for your first block kit. If you bring your finished block to the next class, your next kit will be FREE!

We’ve already had our first class, so you can stop by the store in Santa Clara and sign up, get your first kit to do at home and bring it to the next class.

If there are any questions, please stop by or call the Santa Clara store location!