Thursday, September 18, 2008

Lisa's "mini quilt retreat" in Colorado

Lisa drove to Colorado to visit Amy this past weekend. While she was there, she worked on a fall quilt project. Here is a picture of her "Cheaper by the Dozen" quilt top using Moda's Acorn Hollow fabric. Love it!

Circus Tent

Jenni made Nicholas a circus tent for his playroom. It was a present for his 4th birthday. The main fabric is an adorable circus design by Nancy Wolff. I just love her novelty prints for children! The tent turned out super cute. The tent pattern can be found in the book Covered With Love by Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Custom Quilting Templates

For all of the machine quilters out there… this is for you!

Michele Pettorini of Custom Quilt Templates (CQT) has created a product called a tabbed template that will aid you in creating those long arm patterns you never thought were possible! The templates are amazingly easy to master.

Below are just a few of the designs you can make with the help of the CQT tabbed template!

Here is a picture taken from the CQT website of the template.

They are really easy to use, and below is a step by step guide on how to use the CQT tabbed template: (Please note the block dot is your hopping foot.)
Pretty easy, huh? Well, if you won’t take my word from it at least trust Jenni Ackerman of Taloulabelle’s Design Co. who purchase the ENTIRE SET of tabbed templates. She took a class of Michele’s and immediately after the class called me to rave about the class and the templates. She said once you get the hang of it and get into the “quilting groove” it takes no time at all to finish a quit with these!

The templates are available is 9 different sizes (3”, 3.5”, 4”, 5”, 6”, 7”, 8”, 9” & 10”) for purchase on Custom Quilting Template’s website ( or you make contact Michele by email or phone (515)274-8877.

Also, another great option available is custom orders!! CQT will customize templates specifically for you or your store, but you will want to contact CQT for more information!!

Michele is also willing to come to you for one on one instruction and guidance. Her fee is very reasonable!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Flickr Photostream!

We have all of our recently quilting projects out there along with some examples of Jenni Krohn's machine quilting! She has some mad skills let me tell you; I just can't believe she has only been machine quilting for 3 years!
Here's the Link! Check us out!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Pop Garden by Heather Bailey

Free Spirit came out with a new line of fabric called Pop Garden by Heather Bailey. the line reminds me of Amy Butler's style!! The line has a retro feel with the large flower prints!! As always I have added a sneak peak of what you will see when you go to Free Spirit's website.

Click on the picture below to be directed to Free Spirit's website.