909 Prairie Street, Adel, IA
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Open Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm

Sunday, December 16, 2018

New backs!

We are expanding our selection of wide backs, including this very bright and pretty batik.

Plus this fan favorite, Circle Play. We have it coming in several different colors.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Just in!

We have carried Moda's popular plush fireside for several years, it has come mostly in darker colors. Well, here it is in beautiful pastels. At 60" width, it's a perfect backing for baby quilts and lap throws. I find it easier to work with and less messy than some comparable brands.

Sunday Sew Day

This is how I spent my sewing time last Sunday. I finished up three cosmetic bags to have as gifts at a holiday luncheon with friends on Monday. These are made with the new cork cloth. We have a free pattern for this bag. Super simple and all of the seams are finished, inside and out.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Angel Gifts

Looks like a bunch of Santa bags, doesn't it? Kinda is. These pillowcases, stuffed full of gifts with more that won't even fit in the pillowcase, are ready to be picked up and delivered to folks at the Dallas County Crisis Intervention and Domestic Violence Shelter. Thank you to these gals for their generous contributions:
  • Renee Godberson
  • Jean Feller
  • Sue Denny
  • Sara (no last name)
  • Amy Brandt
  • Jenny Osler
  • Jacque Johnson
  • Pam Godwin
  • Lindsay Beaman
  • Judy Ticknor
  • Tana Belgaarde
  • Flo Welch
  • Nancy Hagelberg
  • Joyce Scott
  • Jackie Orton

Wednesday, December 12, 2018


OOOOh what fun it is.  Join us for Open Sew at the Adel Library this week, Thursday and Friday. The room opens at 10 am each day and you can stay until the last stitch is made. Bring a snack to share. Free! 

Monday, December 10, 2018

Folk Art Flannel II

Available in kit! With 2 kits, you can make the plaid borders wider and use the 10" panel print squares (like the center squares) for the outer border corner stones!  Just an idea.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Another project using a Thicket panel and half square triangle units. Flo W made this based on a request from her daughter for a big bag for transporting a lap top and file folders. Very cool.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Penoach Winery Open House

With the straps!

I followed the plaid lines in this shirt to quilt it on to Soft and Stable interfacing. Love that stuff for stabilizing bags. I also put binding around the top and top-stitched the bag handles on the outside of the bag. Super simple, free download pattern here.

We have straps, magnetic snaps and Soft and Stable interfacing in stock now.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Holiday Open House!

Our Holiday Open House is today, tomorrow and Saturday.  Visit us for 15% off Christmas fabrics, a Christmas cookie and a free pattern to make a cosmetic bag from Cork Cloth.

And don't miss  Cheers to 25 Years Sip and Sample, Friday evening. Tour Adel, sipping, sampling and shopping. Starts at 5 pm. You can pick up a Cheers (bingo) Card at Modville and play along for prizes as you shop.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Another winner!

Rhonda Keifer - Your name has been drawn from our Purple Bag for our December. Come on in and pick up your gift!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Had to share this. Gabe and his girlfriend, Brooke, had this done by a street vendor who drew it with a pencil in his mouth. Kind of amazing, isn't it?

Monday, December 3, 2018

Cork Cloth

I've been playing with cork cloth and really finding it super easy to work with. From a half yard cut ($10), you can make 4 wallets or 4 cosmetic bags or 2 of each.

This is a shot of the cosmetic bag inside. Visit us during our Holiday Open House, Dec 6, 7 & 8 and we will give you a free pattern to make this cosmetic bag. 

Sunday, December 2, 2018

It's beginning to look a lot like - - - -

Santa stopped by Story City last weekend to check in.

He will be in Adel on Friday evening, December 7, for the Adel Holiday Open House - Sip and Sample. We will be serving chocolate, bacon covered puff corn and warm apple cider wine from Penoach Winery.  We will also feature Flo's assortment of aprons that eve, great gifts!

Olivia made this tree for the top of my tree. Sweet.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

The Free Quilt

Julia S calls this her Free Quilt. It's made up from leftover block parts with no new fabric added. Julia is planning a few gatherings for next spring to help you make your own Free Quilt so start gathering up all of those leftover block units, binding strips, squares and strips.