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Monday, July 27, 2009

JUST ARRIVED!! (and don't forget the Garage Sale!!)

Hey everyone,

We had a great time shop hopping, and we hope you did too! Thanks for the great supprt.
Got stuff? Need room for more / different stuff? On Friday, August 14 and Saturday, August 15, you can rent half an 8-foot table for $5/day. We will provide the tent, the tables, and the chairs, you bring fabric and notions from your stash, or handcrafted items, or unfinished items, or yarn, or beads, or fruit, veggies, flowers, baked goods - anything you think someone else might want to buy. You price your items and put your name and space number on them. everyone checks out at one main check out station. For all your sales, you get an Always in Stitches gift card that can be redeemed immediately.

Remember, the cost to you is $5.00 non-refundable table rental fee for have of an 8' table, or $10 for whole table per day. Space can be shared with friends/family.

RESERATIONS ARE REQUIRED! We only have 40 spots available (Twenty half-table spaces available each day). call the shop (614-539-7845) or stop in to hold your space. Payment must be paid in full to reserve your space.

So clean out your sewing room, reduce stash, get some great deals on someone else's "trash" - remember their trash may be your treasure!!

Little Lone Star Quilts
Sew Perfect Points Every Time • Exciting New Paper-Piecing Technique • 7 Projects, by Lorraine Olsen

Lone Stars Made Easy - in Miniature!

• Make perfect miniature Lone Stars every time with this revolutionary new fold-and-sew paper piecing method
• No need for fussy measuring, cutting, or sewing on bias edges
• Learn on 7 vibrant quilts with full-size patterns
• Raid your scrap collection and choose just the right fabrics for miniatures
• Spangle your borders with diamonds and stars
If you've ever struggled to make a Lone Star quilt the old way, you're in for a pleasant surprise! These scrappy little Lone Stars come out with perfect points every time, and they're easier to make than traditional Lone Stars. Everything you need to succeed is covered here, from tools and supplies to binding and finishing your quilts.

Start Quilting with Alex Anderson, 3rd Edition
Alex is Back! - She is a quilt book machine!

Everything First-Time Quilters Need to Succeed • 8 Quick Projects—Most in 4 Sizes, by Alex Anderson

Make Your First Quilt a Success!

• Alex guides you every step of the way as you learn to plan, cut, piece, quilt, and bind your quilt
• Get started with 8 easy, beautiful projects
• Expanded edition includes new projects, more quilt sizes, and lots of helpful new tips and shortcuts
So you want to make a quilt, but can't tell a rotary cutter from a seam ripper? Alex Anderson has helped a quarter million quilters learn to quilt. She'll get you quilting in no time-and loving it!

Intuitive Color & Design
Adventures in Art Quilting, by Jean Wells

Think Outside the Block and Look What Happens!

• 11 creative exercises take your use of color, design, and piecing in dramatic new directions, including unique, 3-D "off the wall" quilts
• Use photographs and journals to find inspiration and develop your ideas
• Learn innovative finishing methods that show your quilts at their best
• Classroom-proven techniques make the adventure easy for any quilter

Jean Wells gives you the assignment of your life: put away your ruler and use your inner vision to design and piece spectacular, free-form quilts you'd never have guessed you could create. You will never see quilting in the same way again.

Artistic Photo Quilts
Create Stunning Quilts with Your Camera, Computer & Cloth,
by Charlotte Ziebarth

Transform Your Digital Photos into Luminous Fabric Art

• Alter photos and use them to create beautiful, original works of fabric art - 11 exercises show you how
• Learn to alter images with Photoshop Elements®
• Use photos that really enhance your work (Hint: it's not always the best-looking shots!)
• Find inspiration in your own albums, from other artists, and in nature
• Make large-scale quilts with a standard-size inkjet printer

This accessible guide to creating fine fabric art with digital photos covers everything from the tools and equipment you'll need, to designing, finishing, and assembling your quilt.

Appliqué Outside the Lines with Piece O' Cake Designs
No Rules—No Ruler, by Becky Goldsmith, Linda Jenkins

Put Down the Ruler and Free Your Inner Appliqué Artist

• Create 8 expressive appliqué quilts with this foolproof, no-rules approach
• Make your quilts as precise or freewheeling as you want them to be
• Use fabric color and value to make your appliqué come aliveWho says beautiful appliqué has to be fussy?

Learn to create fresh and free quilts with your rotary cutter and new improvisational techniques from Piece O' Cake Designs.

Thanks again! Stop in and say Hi! have a great week, I am going on vacation! See you in two weeks!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Oh My Gosh - Look What's Coming!!!

Coming in August! (Make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this post - we have a LOT coming!!!!)

Fat-Quarter Quilting - 21 Terrific 16" x 20" Projects by Lori Smith

Here's a great way to spend your fat quarters! These charming quilts are perfect for giving as gifts, trading with friends, and decorating nooks in your home. Collect your favorite fat quarters and transform them into treasured quilts.
• 21 patterns include both piecing and applique techniques
• Fabrics range from reproduction prints to modern batiks
• Even the quilt backing takes just one fat quarter, with no piecing required

That Patchwork Place Quilt Calendar 2010

This color-splashed calendar features a dozen gorgeous quilts from your favorite designers! Enjoy year-round artistry from such well-known experts as Sandy Klop, Lynn Roddy Brown, Barbara Brandeburg, and Teri Christopherson. The 28-page pullout booklet includes step-by-step instructions for each dazzling quilt. So give yourself the gift of year-round fun as you explore scrappy quilts, appliqué, 1930s reproduction fabrics, seasonal motifs, and more.

Award-Winning Quilts 2010 Calendar, featuring Quilts from the International Quilt Association

Bask in the beauty of extraordinary quilts throughout the year! Made by members of the International Quilt Association, these quilts were winners in the 2008 “Quilts: A World of Beauty” judged show. The international talent represented in these stunning photos is astonishing. Perfect for gift giving—with 13 distinctive quilt photographs—this is no ordinary calendar. It’s a celebration of creativity!

Candy Cane Lane - Quilts and More to Sweeten the Holidays by Melinda Bula

If all you want for Christmas is a whimsical, colorful, and perfectly charming quilt, just peek inside this book! You'll discover five projects sure to make the season merry and bright.
• Enjoy all the fun motifs of the season—holly leaves and berries, snowmen, candy canes, and more.
• Create a lap-sized quilt as well as a Christmas stocking, pillow, table runner, and small wall quilt
• Find detailed step-by-step instructions and full-sized pullout

Quilts from Paradise, by Cynthia Tomaszewski

Welcome to paradise! Best-selling author and international teacher Cynthia Tomaszewski invites quilters to imagine a haven of happiness and beauty. Her palette of bold, tropical colors conjures images of an island filled with sunlight, colorful birds, and the glorious scent of jasmine. Cynthia shows her versatility as a designer with 14 pieced and appliquéd projects that are strikingly pretty and a fresh departure from her earlier work. More than inspiring, these quilts are enchanting!

Patchwork Party
10 Festive New Quilts & the Recipes That Inspired Them
Sandy Bonsib

Mouth-Watering New Quilts and Desserts• 10 pieced quilts with rich colors inspired by delicious desserts• 10 finger-licking recipes to enjoy while you quilt• Learn to create rich color combinations using the color wheel • Create a complex look with easy, basic blocksThe secret of this tempting collection of pieced quilts is combining easy blocks - rectangles, half-square and quarter-square triangles, and four-patch blocks-in original ways. To achieve total perfection, just add dessert!

Alex Anderson’s 4-in-1 Essential Sewing Tool
Includes Seam Ripper, Stiletto, Presser, Turner

Four Must-Have Quilting and Crafting Tools in One• Flat-ended presser cap for finger pressing, folding, burnishing • Super-sharp BERNINA seam ripper for fast "unsewing"• Pointed wood end cap for turning bias tubes and doll parts• Extra-long stiletto protects fingers while pressing and machine piecing• Won't roll off your work surface! Hand-crafted in the U.S.A. of real maple wood.

Alex Anderson’s Hand & Machine Appliqué
• 6 Techniques • 7 Quilt Projects • Full-Size Patterns

Fall in Love with Appliqué! • Learn to add beautiful appliqué to any quilt by hand or machine • 7 charming quilts get you started• 3 hand appliqué techniques: needle-turn, raw-edged, and reverse appliqué • 3 machine appliqué techniques: invisible, raw-edged, and free-motion appliqué

From beloved teacher and TV/Internet host Alex AndersonBeloved quilting teacher and TV personality Alex Anderson shows you how easy it is to enhance any quilt with appliquéd flowers, leaves, hearts, and other shapes.

Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia of Appliqué
• 2000 Traditional and Modern Designs • Updated History of Appliqué • New! 5 Quilt Projects

Indispensable Reference Guide for Quilt Collectors and Appliqué Lovers Put 2000 Appliqué Designs at Your Fingertips
• Newly revised classic includes 2000 appliqué patterns from the 19th and 20th centuries
• New in this edition: 5 appliqué quilt project and updated history of appliqué
• Find the perfect block either by subject (wreaths, leaves, etc.), by type of design, or by time period
• Find the name and original publication for antique applique quilts
This classic compendium of appliqué blocks from quilt historian and best-selling author Barbara Brackman is back in print, and it's packed with essential information no appliqué lover should be without.

and don't miss our new shipment - just arrived - of Alex Anderson's Masterpiece thread!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

What's New?

Hey Everyone, happy belated 4th of July! I had a great weekend and even did a small amount of sewing. (Even finished a barstool seat for a challange for the Susan G Komen foundation)

The August/September 2009 issue of McCall’s Quick Quilts just arrived. It includes 15 patterns for fast, easy projects. Special how-to photographs show machine button stitching and rotary-cutting of triangle shapes, and features include a match game play quilt for kids, fresh table ensemble, and cute picnic quilt. BONUS: Quilter’s Guide to Fabric and Supply Shopping, complete with fun QuickQuiz! I love magazines

brrrrrrrrrr! Is it getting cold in July? NO! But come check out our new shipment of ICE from Timeless Treasures! They look great on the blog - they look fabulous in person!!! Here are two of the four bolts we have from this line.

Look DELECTABLE during the hot summer weather in this COOL apron from Farmer John's. We have kits are available !

And here is our coupon for blog readers only!!!