Are you ready for the biggest party of the year? We can’t wait for our Holiday Sale-a-bration this Saturday December 7th, 2014 here at the shop. Today I am revealing our special door-buster savings that will be available Saturday only, while supplies last.
We are just weeks away from our annual Holiday Sale-A-Bration here at Bay Window Quilt Shop! Join us on Saturday December 7th between 9-4 for a party like no other!
First, just by coming in the shop you’ll get the 2014 coupon book and a gift for FREE!! If you can’t make it that day coupon books are $5. Second, we will have tons of “door buster” deals throughout the store. I will post the official list of deals here on the blog the week before. They are gonna be good!!
To celebrate you- our customers- we will also have delicious holiday goodies for you to sample, door prizes to register for, and you’ll receive a bonus gift if you spend over $100. Last year we had so much fun on this one day event that we can’t wait for it to come again this year! And to up the ante this year we’ve invited Sherri K Falls of the pattern company This & That to be in our classroom from 10-2. Come meet this nationally known pattern designer!
See you there…
Join us on Saturday October 19th, 2013 for a fun filled day of learning.
For only $10 you can take 4 demo classes in one day. And, if you attend all 4 you will receive $10 in merchandise (1 item is handed out in each class).
10 AM- Great Gift Ideas including coaster, trivets, and potholders. Featuring Unique Stitch, Insulbright, Decor Bond, and much more!
11 AM- Gadget Girl- Discover a whole new world of tools that will turn you into a super hero sewer! Featuring quick turn, Grip Strips, electric seam ripper, Swatch Buddies and more!
1 PM- Unconventional Mediums- Who knew you could make so much from metal zippers, wool balls, and other unique products. Turn your notions into ornaments, jewelry, and more!
2 PM- Falling for Fall- Inspiration abounds for Fall with our unique projects. Featuring the Twister, wool applique banners, and more!
Register by calling the shop at 218-346-7272 or purchase a ticket on our website: www.baywindowquiltshop.com
We are just a week away from the start of Quilt Minnesota 2013, our state-wide shop hop! Friday August 2nd- Sunday August 18th you can hop from shop to shop throughout the entire state of Minnesota visiting participating quilt shops along the way. For the complete list of shops and the incentives for each section visit www.quiltminnesota.com
Here at our shop we’ve created two projects using the exclusive shop hop fabrics. The first is a lap quilt pattern of mine called Storytime. I wanted to feature the great Minnesota panel that measures 2/3 of a yard and this pattern is perfect for that.
The second project is a new table runner pattern that I just designed for our Summer issue of A View From Bay Window called “Triple Star Runner”. The entire runner is made up of 4 fat quarters plus 3/8 of a yard for backing!
Both of my patterns can be found for purchase at the shop or on our website:
We hope to see many of you as you are out and about! Happy Hopping!!
To Market, To Market…. we’re back from International Quilt Market in Portland, OR with lots of new stuff! This year we found a few new designers and new things from a few of our favorite designers. Read on to hear all about it…
Our first stop at each Market is with our Hoffman Fabrics rep, Myra, where we see the latest batiks. We fell in love with some of their new color combinations as well as their precuts- Bali Pops, Bali Snaps, and Bali Crackers.
Our next stop was over to Andover Fabrics for the first look at my new line of fabric, “Giggle & Grow”. I was delighted to see the storyboard- which was making its debut at Market. Here I am holding the cover along with Marketing Director, Daryl.
You can view the entire line on Andover’s website: http://www.andoverfabrics.com
And, the line will be in stores worldwide in September/October 2013!
This year we had some fun with ordering buttons. We picked up a large assortment of novelty buttons from Jesse James Button Company.
Gudrun from GE Designs has a new book and new patterns to go with her latest fabric line. We are borrowing the Nordic Christmas Quilt now at the shop.
And, we met a new friend in designer Stephanie Prescott of the pattern and fabric company A Quilter’s Dream. She had so many great ideas for using our batiks- just wait until you see some of them at the shop.
I’ve always loved the look of French linens, especially ticking stripes and twill. For my new home I am using turquoise as an accent color throughout the main level and wanted to create a runner that would feature this color and the lovely look of linen.
1. Measure the length of your table. Add a few inches for hanging over the two ends if you like. My size was 72″. Purchase linen or Osnaburg in this length.
2. From your length cut 2 strips 2 1/4″ x 72″ and 1 strip 10″ x 72″
3. Determine a color for the accent strip. If you are using regular 44/45″ wide cotton quilting fabric you will need 4 strips 1 1/2″ each. Purchase 1/6 yard of this fabric. Sew two strips together end to end to create a strip as long as the length of your table (72″).
4. Sew a 2 1/4″ linen strip to a 1 1/2″ accent strip. Repeat for the other 2 1/4″ linen strip and accent strip.
5. Sew your runner together by placing the 10″ linen strip between the other two strips. Refer to photo.
6. Using a matching perle cotton and a utility stitch (about 1/4″ long) stitch on either side of your accent strip about 1/4″ inch away from the accent strip.
7. From your remaining linen cut a piece of backing the same size as your top. Layer the top and back with right sides together. Stitch around almost all of the sides using a 1/4″ seam allowance- leave a 3″ or 4″ opening for turning it right sides out.
8. Once turned right sides out, press the edges and blind-stitch the opening closed. Enjoy!
You could also add an embroidered image to the ends of each side or even monogram it with the initial of your last name!
Hey, it’s my birthday and I like to celebrate by sharing a few gifts with others. For a limited time, I’m sharing one of my patterns with you for free. “Colossal Churn Dash” is a fun and easy quilt that is great for using up odds and ends of your stash. I love mixing up the background fabrics to create a truly scrappy look.
You can click on the link below to download the pattern.
And, for a little more fun I am also giving away a fat quarter bundle of birthday fabric. To be included simply send me an email to let me know you want to be registered. Send it to email@example.com before March 15th! I will announce the winner then- good luck!