Thursday, August 29, 2013

1 Choice 4 quilting shop giveaway!!!


Today we have a giveaway from 1 Choice 4 quilting 1 layar cake of your choice!  Here are just a 1 Choice 4 Quilting has in their shop: YUM!
1 Choice 4 Quilting - Trexlertown, PA
Quilting Fabrics from 1 Choice 4 QuiltingQuilting Fabrics from 1 Choice 4 Quilting
Quilting Fabrics from 1 Choice 4 QuiltingHigh Street Layer Cake Sku# 11470LC <br>by Lily Ashbury for Moda
High Street from Lily Ashbury

In from the Cold Layer Cake by Kate Spain for Moda SKU# 27150LC
In from the cold from Kate Spain
PB&J from BasicGrey

Good to Know: 1 Choice for Quilting  has free shipping for all orders over $50!

All in stock Bella Solids, pre-cuts and yardage are always on sale. New items added weekly!

Great customer service is just a phone call away. Nicole happily answers any questions, helps matching fabrics and will send samples! They also run weekly sales, so be sure to join the newsletter!

To Enter:
Visit 1 Choice 4 quilting and let us know which layer cake you would pick.

In a separate comment, like 1 choice 4 quiting on facebook and tell us you did...

In a separate comment, follow 1 Choice 4 Quilting on Pinterest and tell us you did...

Also, lucky QuiltStory readers get an extra 10% off this weekend with the coupon below! Thanks!

That's all! Good Luck!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Sew charming, a new look...

Our Sew Charming pattern got a new makeover! What do you think? Pretty? I love the colors and tones in this line.

The line is called Park Slope from Cocoa Berry. Pretty huh?

I think it really made this pattern pop!

You can purchase this pattern, or our many others, in our shop here. 
Hope you like the new look!
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Fabric Tuesday...share your projects!!

Congrats to Aimee G. Winner of Five Monkey Fabric's giveaway! Congrats!
Blogger Aimee G said...
I love text prints, so all of the Barnyard Counting prints are awesome
My life is almost back on track. Summer has ended and kids are back into school. My mother in said that when she had young kids,  that the beginning of the school was a better time for her than New Years to set new goals and resolutions. I completely agree with her. I have some new goals, new habits I want to attain. I need to get my life back on track. I am hoping to get ready for Christmas weeks early...we will see.  How about you? Any new plans now that kids are back to school for a lot of us?

We had so many entries last week, I had a very hard time narrowing it down to these! Here are a handful of projects that really caught my eye. There are really too many great options to choose from. You guys are amazing!

From Simple sewendipidy, superhero cross stitch! Awesome!

Cool triangle quilt top from Pieces by Polly. Cute!

Scrappy wonky triangle quilt from June Bug World. Just really eyecatching. Love

From my Instagram friend, Lily Patch Quilts, cuteness!

Simply love everything about this quilt. From Simply Pieced. 

Just loving this Scrappy Trip Around the world quilt everyone is making. This is from Gemini-stitches. 


Monday, August 26, 2013

How To: Tucked Quilt Fold Tutorial by Julie Hirt

Julie from 627handworks brought us this fun little tutorial on how to fold your quilts. Julie is kind of an amazing quilter. Check out her finished quilts here. Wow! Julie also offers these free paper piecing templates! I am going to have to try some of these!  Alright, here is the tutorial:

Tucked Quilt
Taking a few seconds to do this will keep your quilt folded and prevent it from being all floppy.   As a gift this makes it easier for wrapping or just tying a bow around.  You can even stick a card in the front flap!
On this one the fold is nice because you can see and feel the minky backing.  (In case you’re wondering the awesomely soft voile is from Cucire.)

Lay out your quilt face down
Tucked Quilt Fold (1)
Fold up a little less than a third of your quilt
Tucked Quilt Fold (2)
Fold over again and you should still see about 4″ of backing
Tucked Quilt Fold (3)
Flip it around
Tucked Quilt Fold (4)
Fold the 4″ backing flap up
Tucked Quilt Fold (5)
Flip it around and fold a third of the quilt over
Tucked Quilt Fold (6)
Fold over the other third
Tucked Quilt Fold (7)
Lift that last fold and you will see a little pocket
Tucked Quilt Fold (8)
Shove the other side in there
Tucked Quilt Fold (9)
That’s it!  Super easy and your quilt won’t unfold.
Tucked Quilt Fold (10)
This fold will also work for large quilts, you just need to play with how small you want it to fold up.   I’ll start with the quilt folded in half before following the steps.


Thursday, August 22, 2013



Hello friends! We have another fun giveaway from our wonderful sponsor FIVE MONKEY FABRICS

Ginger, owner of Five Monkey Fabrics says I try to stock items in my shop that brighten up my customers days.  I want them to smile when they visit my shop and have fun with the cute fabric.  I want to inspire them to make something amazing for the people they love.  

And let me tell you, you will smile. Over 1000 items of fabric to choose from. Her etsy is super organized to help you find what you are looking for. She is always quick to answer specific questions about any prints or your order (I know from experience)

Here are just a couple of my favorite bundles she carries right now...

Fabric Bundle for quilt or craft Matilda by Alice Kennedy for Timeless Treasures 9 Half yards

Matilda by Alice Kennedy for Timeless Treasures 


Fabric Bundle for quilt or craft Blend Global Bazaar by Josephine Kimberling 6 Half yards

Blend Global Bazaar by Josephine Kimberling

Five Monkey Fabrics is giving away $40 gift certificate to her shop to one lucky reader. 

3 ways to enter:

1) Like Five Monkey Fabrics facebook page and leave a comment that you did.

2) Follow on twitter: fivemonkeyfabrics and leave another comment that you did.

3) Go to Five Monkey Fabrics shop, and let us know what fabric you are loving, in another comment.

That's it! Good luck!


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Fabric Tuesday, what have you been making???

Summer is about doing me in. You? Megan is in her new home finally! And I have been busy with this pile of kids of mine. Just getting through all the fun and crazy of summer. Here are some darling projects from last week...

Cutest airplane pillow from Sarahquilts. Love so much!

From a Quilter's Table, this darling party dress, and the to die for quilt...

Beautiful quilt from Cora's Quilts, so pretty and wintery!

Zakka Along 2.0 Patchwork, Please - You've Got Mail Wall Pocket

Quarter Incher, how cute is this? And functional??

scrappy trip quilting
How bright and fun and great is this? From Material Girl Quilts. Well done!


Monday, August 19, 2013

Ms Midge Bloom Bloom quilt finish...

Ms Midge has been an Instagram friend of ours for the last while. She sure turns out some darling projects! Here are some of her finishes. She is a mom of four from Australia. I love her About Me, you can just see the fun happy cute person she is! Can't wait to see what else this cute lady creates!

Clearly I am an impatient quilter.  I have shown that trait on many a project!  So of course I can't wait until my normal Finished Friday post to show you my latest finish - last night's binding effort nearly tipped me over the edge with excitement!

Those who have been following along with me would know that I have been partaking in my first ever quilt along these last few weeks - the Bloom Bloom Pow, by Freshly Pieced.  It has been one of the most interesting processes for me in terms of quilting.  Seeing how a quilting design can come together, and wondering how on earth Lee comes up with said designs!  She's such a smart cookie.  It is the second of Lee's patterns I have used, the first was her Kissing Fish pattern - which almost sent me crazy!  But the finished result was amazing!  It didn't take much to convince me to join in the QAL - and I will be forever grateful I did, with the finished quilt - in my humble opinion - absolutely stunning.  My favourite finish yet!

So without further ado, here she is, my Butterfly Bloom Bloom Pow!

Butterfly Bloom Bloom Pow!
The beautiful front view.
Butterfly Bloom Bloom Pow!
I straight line quilted as per Lee's suggestion, and LOVED how it made the blooms shine. 
Butterfly Bloom Bloom Pow!
I then got my FMQ on, just doing lots of loops.  About one quarter of the way down one side, I decided to throw caution to the wind and tried a butterfly, then once deciding this quilt would be given to my daughter on her 10th birthday this coming Friday, I quilted her name on it too.  Then had to hide her name for the rest of the quilting process as she hovered over my shoulder asking who the quilt was for?  And had I sold it to anyone?  Because she wants it......
Butterfly Bloom Bloom Pow!
I loved the butterflies so much there are about eight all together!
Butterfly Bloom Bloom Pow!
I love how every angle shows a different view!
Butterfly Bloom Bloom Pow!

Butterfly Bloom Bloom Pow!
And the back!  This is not how I originally envisioned the back on this quilt!  I used the triangular scraps from the cutting out of the blooms to appliqué on to homespun, and was going to use it on the front, but I had nothing but trouble with the appliqué stitch I chose to use, and just wasn't thrilled with the finish of it, so decided to use it on the back.  I pulled a bunch of the remaining Cocoon prints as well as some more "scraps" from the blooms to make a busy yet interesting back!  This way, the quilt can be used two separate ways, which I think my Chelsea girl will love.
Butterfly Bloom Bloom Pow!
The triangular scraps were rather tricky to use!  Lots of pins and gritted teeth used in the process......
Butterfly Bloom Bloom Pow!
And then when the quilting process began, I started freaking out about how it would affect this section of the back.  But I was pleasantly surprised how it all turned out!
Butterfly Bloom Bloom Pow!
Just swaying in the wind with the sun behind it!
Butterfly Bloom Bloom Pow!
And more photos in the afternoon sun.  I want to eat it!
Butterfly Bloom Bloom Pow!
The end.

Quilt Statistics:  Pattern is Bloom Bloom Pow by Freshly Pieced.  It's a quilt along, and will be there for prosperity!  I used Cocoon by Valori Wells for the main sections of the blooms and majority of the back.  I then chose a whole range of fat quarters for the backgrounds of the blooms, and one token half yard of Pearl Bracelets that I had in my stash, as a little homage to Lee's fabric choices.  Lots of white homespun thrown in too!  THREAD:  I chose Aurifil 50wt #2000, which is a divine gold thread, and goes beautifully with the gold hues throughout the Cocoon range.  Final measurements are 73" x 61".