Friday, March 29, 2013

New Website

Hello friends,
Just a last post here to make sure you have been able to find us at our new website and new blog.

Lily rolling around on the new Row House quilt!
We don't want to lose our old friends while we make the switch- I am going to miss blogging here- it was comfortable.

But we have moved and just like I have adjusted to living in Colorado (well, most days anyway!), I will adjust to the switch.

I hope you will join us at our new blog!

Hope to see you all soon!

Happy quilting,


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

It's here!

The new website is here! The new website is here!

Just click here and come visit with us!

You will go to the blog where you can see all the groovy stuff for the Launch Party Giveaway!

And be sure to look at the Tips and Freebies page, and the Browse and Shop page, and the Gallery and....

See you over there!

Happy quilting,
Kate and Libby

Monday, March 25, 2013

Two more days till our new website!

We are so excited around here- in two days our new website will be live and we will be hosting a giveaway with lots of goodies for you!

So get your pot of tea ready, and a cookie or two, so you can sit back, relax and check out our new site!

Check back here on Wednesday for the link!

happy quilting,

Kate and Libby

Friday, March 22, 2013

In a Bind?

Okay, I admit it.  I love to make binding. 

But what do you do with all of the tail ends of the binding you have left over from the quilt? 

As quilters we have trouble tossing out any little bit of fabric that we know can be repurposed into another project. 

I have accumulated a pile of “binding spaghetti”.

So what to do with all the pieces?  Well, we certainly know which member of the family really appreciates quilted items.  Stanley already has plenty of quilts on various beds, couches and chairs throughout the house for his pleasure.  Well his pet carrier really need a cute little kitty quilt.


     I decided to sew all my binding strips together                                                           
     I then cut them into an approximately 18 x19 rectangle.
     Measure your pet carrier for an estimate.



                             Look at the cute backing fabric I found in the stash! 
                                For the size I made a FQ would work purrfectly!

Even though it was hard to put the scissors to these kitties, I cut a piece to match the binding strip rectangle.  Put the fabrics right sides together with a piece of batting.  Sew around the four sides – but remember to leave a space open for turning.  Whip stitch or decoratively stitch the opening closed.  Super project to practice your machine quilting skills. Stanley is still deciding whether he wants fish or mice as a design! Either way he will think it's yummy!

What a great project for your own pet or think about making a few to donate to your local shelter or rescue organization.  What kitty wouldn’t love to have a stylish mini quilt for their fur-ever home!

 And speaking of binding....

Our new website debuts on Wednesday – stop by to visit.  We will have 2 binding tutorials to share with you. Check out our new digs!


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

New Website, New blog

A week from today we will be launching our new website and our new blog!

We are so excited!

And, we are going to have a launch party- and what is a party without presents?

So mark your calendar for next Wed and pop over here to get the link to the new site. Over on the new blog you will be able to put your name in the hat for one of 10 prizes- one for each year we have been in business!

happy quilting,

Kate and Elizabeth

Monday, March 18, 2013

Monday Monday

Another Monday- did you all have a great weekend?

What did you do for St Patty's Day? Something fun and green, I hope!

The last Project Quilting challenge was posted yesterday. If you are interested in participating, here is the link. I have no idea of what I am going to do for this one yet. Must think.

Meanwhile there has been a little bag making going around here...

happy quilting,

Friday, March 15, 2013

World Wide Quilting Day

Saturday March 16 is World Wide Quilting Day.

Worldwide Quilting Day

What are you doing to celebrate?

I am going to a Modern Quilt Guild meeting- it will be the first time I have gone to that guild. It sounds like fun, huh?

And since, I have already been to a few quilt stores this week, I think I will then spend a little time sewing. Seems appropriate doesn't it?

Go out and celebrate!

Happy quilting,

P.S. One of the stores I have been to twice in the past week is Snappy Quilts. It is their two year anniversary! Happy anniversary Snappy Quilts!
If you haven't been, go! Lots of fun, modern fabrics!