Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Latest News

We've had a bit of drama here.....
That is mail burning. Probably some of mine.  Whoops.  Hope the electric company doesn't turn off the power because the bill is late.

We had some fun....
Gibby had oodles of fun meeting and playing with his French cousins - William, Sophie, and Julia.

I'm trying to get all my ducks in a row because this weekend I will start cutting, and shipping the Portage Lake BOM!  Yep, all you anxious people won't have too long to wait!

We've just had 1 cancellation - so if you want to get in.......... let me know.  I have room for 1 more.


The new patterns for Cotton Works have landed too so they are in stock ready to ship

And in other news, for those people of Illinois and Wisconsin - I will be at Patched Works in Elm Grove Wisconsin on August 6th for several trunks shows!  Whee!  It's a great reason to ride the fast ferry across Lake Michigan as the shop is quite close to the dock.  Zooming across Lake Michigan in August - to visit quilters - sounds dreamy



Monday, July 11, 2016

Cotton Works Layer Cake™ Winners

Thanks everyone!

The winners are:

Linda - (msstitcher)  and Kathiquilts

Linda has been emailed and - Kathiquilts - please contact me at lauriesimpson92@gmail.com

Some of you were wondering about hooking with this.  Polly has hooked this chicken with the new Cotton Works fabrics.

The chicken uses 2 of the black and greys from Cotton Works.  She used an 8 cut and she says it hooks beautifully.  The fabrics are woven just like their wool counterparts - so each weave is a little different.  Polly says that the solid Cotton Works has a unique weave that does make it ravel and it doesn't hook so well, but the solids are a small part of this collection.  The chicken's feet and comb are Cotton Works too - the background is black wool.  So, you can see it works well to mix in with your wool - if you are a rug hooker.

Also - I have put some kits on sale in the SALE section of our Etsy store



Thursday, July 7, 2016

Introducing Cotton Works

It's always fun to introduce you to our new fabric collections.  This one is just a bit different, so it super fun.

This is Cotton Works!  Cotton works looks like wool, it feels like wool, it stitches like wool, but it's 100% cotton.

It's perfect for all your stitchery projects, quilts, and even rug hooking!  (I'll have some photo's soon of some of Polly's hooking using it.)

Cotton Works is thicker than your traditional quilt fabrics, but it can still be used in quilting - with just a few modifications.  We found that it helps to starch it before you cut and we pieced quilts with a larger seam allowance and we pressed the seams open. That's it.  (Our piecing patterns will have the instructions for this) It stitches like a dream for raw edge appliqué that traditionally uses wool - projects like penny rugs, and table toppers.
 This is Flower Day - a spring time table topper.  It is raw edge appliqué and I used a fusible.

Flower Day is in our Etsy store.

Here are some more that I have finished

Gridiron is our Fall table topper and is in our Etsy store.
This is our winter table topper - Schuss

And our summer table topper - Grand Haven - which has both piecing and appliqué

Grand Haven

We also made this masculine quilt - don't you think this fabric group would make great quilts for the the guys in your life?

This is Ironwood.  It measures 50" x 70" and has large easy pieces.

Cotton Works is now being shown by the super duper Moda sales reps to shops right now.  They have  the fabric so shop owners can actually see and feel it's "woolness".  

But....... I have 2 Layer Cakes™ here that I want you to feel and see - at least a couple of you anyway.

Make a comment here before midnight Sunday July 10th and you could have a Layer Cake™ to fondle and sew.



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