Saturday, June 13, 2015

American Summer Sale - DAY 1

Welcome to our American Summer Sale!!  Starting today and for the next week - we will post all things Americana and Minick and Simpson for our American Summer Sale.  There will be one-of-a-kind items, notions, books, pattern, kits, and everyday we will have an auction for a special needful thing.

I'll show you what's for sale today with the links to our Etsy store.  Let's start now......

Our first item is the American Summer Gift Bag!

Each bag contains a miniature sand pail, candle, star shaped guest soap, a Minick and Simpson quilt pattern, 3 Fat 8th's of Minick and Simpson fabric, patriotic pencils, patriotic key chain, patriotic straws, red white and blue cupcake papers, patriotic fancy tooth picks - and more!  We have a limited supply of these and they are priced at $17.76.  You can find them HERE.

The kit we will be offering today is the Polka Dot Garden PRE-SALE kit.  Yes, we will take orders now and we will send along when the fabric ships in October.
Polka Dot Garden quilt

These are a sample of the background fabrics that will be in your kit.  They are half Minick and Simpson shirtings from Polka Dot and Paisleys and the other half are selected shirtings from other Moda fabric collections.  These will start shipping in August through October - that is why we will only be able to ship the kits in October.  All the applique fabrics will be from Minick and Simpson collections.

You kit includes all the fabric for the top and binding and the pattern.  The quilt finishes to 65" x 74" and the price is $125.00.

Our notions of the day is Aurifil 12 wt thread - the thread we use for Big Stitch hand quilting.

This is the blue thread I used when I hand quilted Polka Dot Garden.  It is color  2715. You can find it HERE.
This is a basic everyday color - color 2311 and it is HERE
This is navy color 2745 and it is HERE

This is the thread I used to quilt Nightingale - a perfect red for all Minick and Simpson fabrics - color 2230 and it is HERE

The special item today is, of course, Polly's American Summer Book and it is HERE

Some things listed above are already at special prices, but you can get an additional 10% off for using the coupon code SALEDAY1 when you check out.  The sale doesn't just apply to the things here - it is for everything in our Etsy store!

Now, on to our special auction item of the day.  First of all - this is how the auction will work.  We will state a starting price and you can bid on the item by mentioning it in a comment here on the blog.  The auction will be open until midnight eastern standard time.  At midnight we will call the auction closed and start putting up the blog post for the next day's sale items and that day's auction.  Are we clear?  Okay, here is today's auction item......

This is a hand made reproduction shaker box (with the maker's signature on the bottom) and all the goodies it holds: 6 packages of Tulip Hiroshima needles, Minick and Simpson Aurifil thread box with 10 spools of thread, stitched scissor holder, scissors, a Polka Dot and Paisley Charm Pack™ a Minick and Simpson pattern, vintage pincushion, quilty playing cards, a more goodies - too much to list.... you will get all in the above picture and more.  The starting price is $125.00. A portion of the proceeds from the auctions will go to Semper Fi and the Humane Society.  Good luck everyone.

Just a few more notes on the American Summer Sale.  Each auction item ends at midnight.  The next days blog post will go up shortly after that.  The Etsy store has shipping for each individual item, but of course, if you order several things - we will combine shipping.  It's just Polly and I working like crazy here, but we will work to get your things out asap and the shipping refunds will be done by us when your items ship.  Most of these items we expect to sell out soon.  


Polly and Laurie


Melody A. said...

Hello and thank you for this lovely auction! I am bidding $130.00. for the Shaker container and all the gifts inside of it.

Vicky said...

I'll bid $150. Semper Fi Fund and the Humane Society are my two favorite charities!

Stacy Lindblom said...

Hi, I will bid $160. Thank you!

Phyllis said...


Vicky said...


Laurie said...

Thank you Vicki - I have just sent you an invoice.

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