Saturday, November 30, 2013

Small Business Saturday Sale!

Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 30th and Dec. 1st, I am offering my Extra Wide Fabric at a Sale Price.



108" Wide Holiday Vineyard --- Red
Reg.Price is $14.00

SALE:  $10.20 per yard
Plus shipping.

A yard measures 36" X 108" 

In order to get the "Sale Pricing" you must order directly through an email to me (not through the website).

Email me at Marcia@craftysewing.com

State the color and how many yards you would like at the sale price.  Then I will email you a paypal invoice that you can pay with your paypal account or a credit card.  It will include shipping. I can mail 3 yards of the Extra Wide Fabric in a Flat Rate Envelope for only $5.95 in the US! Check prices for Flat Rate Envelopes at USPS for other countries.



108" Wide Razzle Dazzle --- Natural
Reg.Price is $14.00

SALE:  $10.20 per yard
Plus shipping.

A yard measures 36" X 108" 

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108" Wide Vineyard --- Cream
Reg.Price is $14.00

SALE:  $10.20 per yard
Plus shipping.

A yard measures 36" X 108" 

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108" Wide Floral Cream on Cream Print
Reg.Price is $14.00

SALE:  $10.20 per yard
Plus shipping.

A yard measures 36" X 108" 

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108" Wide Floral White on White Print
Reg.Price is $14.00

SALE:  $10.20 per yard
Plus shipping.

A yard measures 36" X 108" 

You can find other Extra Wide Fabrics on my website.  Email me for the Sale Pricing.

www.craftysewing.com

Florals ---Reg. $14.00 ---- Sale $10.20
Quilter's Blenders ---- Reg. $12.50 ---- Sale $9.00
Muslin cream and white -- not included in the sale.

In order to get the "Sale Pricing" you must order directly through an email to me (not through the website). But you can go look at all the Extra Wide Fabrics and then email me.

Email me at Marcia@craftysewing.com

State the color and how many yards you would like at the sale price.  Then I will email you a paypal invoice that you can pay with your paypal account or a credit card.  It will include shipping. I can mail 3 yards of the Extra Wide Fabric in a Flat Rate Envelope for only $5.95! 

Small Business Saturday Pricing Good for Saturday and Sunday -- Nov. 30th and Dec. 1st. 

Limited to Supplies in stock.

Enjoy your day!

Marcia

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

I Am Celebrating More of My Quilting in a Published Book!

If you have been following me since 2009, you will remember the Don't Fence Me In Quilt. I quilted it for Linda Halpin. www.lindahalpin.com 


She created this quilt as a "Bonus Quilt" made from cutaways from another quilt.  


I quilted it with vines, leaves and swirls. On the fence, I quilted a wiggle line and a little leaf with a swirl.


I quilted wiggle lines in the borders following the stripes.


Quiltmaker Magazine published her quilt patterns in the May/June issue in 2009.




This was the cover of the magazine.

Recently, Quiltmaker Magazine published Linda's quilt patterns in a book titled "Devoted to Scraps".

Congratulations Linda!  It's a beautiful quilt.


Here's a peek inside the book.


I am so pleased to have my quilting and my name in a published quilting book.  

Thanks again Linda for choosing me to quilt your quilt.




Love the title of the quilt book!


Here is the link to Quiltmaker Magazine.

Here is the link to Linda Halpin's Website.
www.lindahalpin.com

Linda and I, both sell photo note cards with the photo of the Don't Fence Me In Quilt. Split Rail Fence Photo Note Cards


Celebrate!
     Sew, Quilt,
           and Enjoy!
             Marcia



Monday, November 18, 2013

Getting Up Close to My Quilting - Two Color Ribbon Quilting




 I quilted this quilt with large two color Ribbon Quilting with a five petal whimsical flower in the center of the blocks. 


The whimsical flowers have swirls in each petal.


The two thread colors are brown and a medium blue. 


Many of my customers have me quilt their name and the year in the corner of their quilt.




Debbie selected a washable wool batting.  It gives the quilt a little bit of loft.


My Getting Up Close to My Quilting Posts are for sharing my quilting --- Up Close.  Sometimes I have quilt pattern information and sometimes I don't.   This time I do. Debbie called the quilt "Lady of the Lake" and it is Jason Yenter Fabrics.  I Googled it and found the quilt pattern in the book named Quilts of Camelot.


 Enjoy!
Marcia

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Charming Baby Toys - Free Pattern


These colorful stuffed toys were made from 5 inch charm squares.

You need 2 charm squares of each color.



Place them pretty sides together.



Stitch 1/4 inch seam allowance all the way around leaving an opening of about 2 inches.  Stitch twice.



Clip the corners off, close to the stitching on each corner.



Turn right side out.



Poke each corner out from the inside.



Stuff with whatever you think is best for your baby toys.  I selected poly batting that I cut up into little squares.


Hand or machine stitch the opening closed. I hand stitched them closed.


  
The finished square toy measures about 4 1/2".



I lined them up like a color wheel with the primary colors in the center - Red, Yellow and Blue. Then I placed the secondary colors around them - Orange, Purple, and Green.



Lined them up in rows.



Then in a pile! I had fun playing with them.  I hope my grandson loves them too.

I also cut out some toys from some novelty fabrics I had. I stitched them the same way.  But no corners - all rounded edges. 



I love the blue butterfly. That represents me - Grandmama.



I decided I needed a fish to represent Grandpapa, because he loves to fish. 



and I needed a cow and pig for Wisconsin's farms.





Then I threw them all together in one pile.



I have to say, I had fun making them too!

Grab your fabrics and make some "Charming Baby Toys"!

You can purchase a PDF Downloadable Pattern in my Craftsy Store for only $1.00. "Charming Baby Soft Toys" You can save it on your computer or print it out. 

Enjoy!
Marcia

Friday, November 15, 2013

Do you have fabric you just can't cut?


I bought a yard of this fabric and I just could not cut into it. I decided to make what I call a "panel quilt". 


I cut some purple cloud fabric for the borders.


I stitched on the borders with the clouds facing in on the top and the sides.


I love this fabric - "My Heart always come home to you"

 It reminds me of how important my family is to me. We are all going to be together soon and in my home.


I quilted it with two color Ribbon Quilting. I selected zinnia and a soft blue for the thread colors.






I quilted the words:  "A Quilt for Grandmama's Grand baby 2013".  This will be a quilt I will keep at my house for my Grand baby.  

It will be a quilt for Grandmama and baby to cuddle up in! Yes, I will let others cuddle with him too!  For sure Grandpapa!


I selected a super soft blue fabric for the backing of the quilt.




Oh my! I can not wait to cuddle up!


I used an 80/20 (Cotton/Poly) Batting.


I attached the binding with an all machine embroidery stitching.  A soft purple was the perfect choice for the thread on the binding.


Flipped the back to the front so you can see both sides.




I know babies don't use quilts or blankets in the crib any more, but I just had to see what it looked like in the crib!


I am ready to have my Grandbaby come to visit. I only have a couple more days to wait!

Last week, I got out the nursery rhyme books.


 I started reading them to the baby on Skype. 


They are the ones that my Mom read to me when I was a baby and that I read to my children. 

I can't wait to read them to my Grand baby all cuddled up in my Grandmama's Quilt.




I even cleaned up some stuffed toys. We are going to have so much fun.


Plus, I am making some little stuffed toys using my quilting fabric. I will share them with you soon.

Enjoy!
Marcia