Sunday, June 19, 2016

Here are our 2016 Rows!

Here are our 2016 Rows for Row by Row Experience!  The theme is "Home Sweet Home", and we wanted to feature our great San Francisco Bay Area in our rows.  We have two rows - a pieced row, and an applique row.  Here is our pieced row:

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This row features the Golden Gate Bridge, Victorian Painted Ladies (the houses) and all the hearts that are left in San Francisco!  We are also including a machine embroidered "Always Quilting" in our kit!  And here is our appliqued row:

This pattern features two options - fabric applique, or coloring with hand embroidery!  The fabric applique is on the bottom and the crayon embroidery is on the top.  While we love the applique look, we couldn't ignore the popularity of the coloring book phase and wanted to do our applique pattern with Crayola crayons and Cosmo floss too!  We hope you like it!

You can pre-order your row kits online here - pieced or applique.  Please note we cannot mail or ship the patterns or kits until November 1st; you will have to come to the shop to get them.  But if you still want our row, go ahead and order it, and we'll have it shipped to you on November 1st. 

We hope you'll stop by and see us - Row by Row will be so fun this year! 

Monday, December 28, 2015

NEW! The Mystery of the Salem Quilt Guild - Halloween Project from Crabapple Hill Studios!

We are SO excited about this project!  Starts January 24th, and will meet for eight sessions until the mystery is solved - just in time for Halloween!  The Mystery of the Salem Quilt Guild is a mystery quilt that will be presented in 4 pieces over the next eight months. There will be 3 embroidered panel patterns (one or more with appliqu├ęd block patterns), and one pattern with piecing instructions to complete the quilt. Each section will be covered over two sessions.

The patterns will be available as they are released; if you are signed up for the program we will let you know as soon as the next pattern in the series is released. The patterns are from Crabapple Hill Studio.  We will have fabric and Cosmo Floss kits available too! 

In this, the first of the Salem Quilt Guild panels, you’ll meet a few of the girls as they arrive at the guild meeting. In the other two “mystery” embroidered panels, you’ll get an inside peek at their goings-on! The 4th “mystery” pattern will include all of the witches’ favorite quilt blocks and the final quilt assembly directions.

Come with us as we meet the ladies. You’ve been invited to a Salem Witches Quilt Guild meeting!

Hand embroidery and crayon tinting. Each embroidered panel measures 42” x 15”

Join us for this fun embroidery class and learn how to color your embroidery with Crayons! This is a very fun and easy technique. You will have a lot of fun in this class, and learn some new things!

Note: If you have a different Crayon Embroidery pattern from Crabapple Hill that you would like to do, that is fine with the instructor. Just let us know what you plan to work on so she can be prepared.  

Click here to register for the class.  Click here to purchase the pattern. 

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Have you Made a Tuffet Yet?

Tuffets are so fun to make, and we've added MORE Tuffet Classes!  Join us January 10 & 24th OR February 14 and 28.  What is a Tuffet?  It's a very cute stool to sit on or put your feet up - and they are so fun and easy to make!  Barbara Hall will be teaching us how to make one in two class sessions - and you will finish your Tuffet in class!  During the first session you will make your Tuffet top with the fabrics of your choosing, and during the second session you will put it together!  We have patterns and Tuffet kits available, and we will have all the extra tools on hand for you to use when finishing your project.  Register early for this one since we want to make sure your Tuffet kit is ready and waiting for you!  Click here to register for a Tuffet Class!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Sew Together Bag (AKA Bionic Gear Bag) Class Coming Soon!

The Sew Together Bag (AKA the Bionic Gear Bag)  Class will be Sunday January 10th!


Do you love mixing fabrics? Do you need a way to organize the tools you bring with you when stitching or crafting away from home base? Are you avoiding any sewing project that includes zippers?  If you answer “yes” to any of the above questions, this is your class! We will sew step-by-step a zippered multi-purpose gear organizer bag. Fear of zippers will no longer hold you back. The bag features a clever exterior zip that doubles as a handle, 3 interior zipper pouches and 4 open pockets. When unzipped fully, the bag lays open for easy access to your tools and supplies. Finished bag measures approximately 10” wide and 4½” tall.

Note: The Sew Together Bag and Bionic Gear Bag (very similar) are the hottest thing on the internet right now. However, the challenge we have been hearing is that the instructions are confusing and difficult - Alla Blanca, our instructor, has made several of these bags and will give you all the hints and tips you need to get yours finished!
And of course if you aren't local or can't make the class, we do have the patterns available for sale!  Click here to purchase the pattern.  Click here to register for the class.