909 Prairie Street, Adel, IA
515-993-1170 0r
Open Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm

Saturday, August 17, 2019

New Fabrics

Lots of new fabrics have been coming in for the fall season.


more flannels

and more flannel

And a new group of blenders - Mix.

Friday, August 16, 2019

July Purple Bag Winner

Linda Klein is our July winner from the Purple Bag drawing. She wins this bundle of flannel fat 1/8ths. Congratulations, Linda!

More samples of Bermuda Triangle

 You've seen Nancy Sharr's Bermuda Triangle with black.
And Kathy Hamilton's with white.

Well, here's Deanna Darrah's with yellow! So pretty.

Send me a picture of your Bermuda Triangle or sign up now and pick your own background fabric.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

New Stuff:

New pieces to add to our Bedrock collection. Such a great blender.

Adorable Christmas Gnomes in flannel.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Bermuda Triangle!

Nancy Sharr sent me this picture of her first three rows of Bermuda Triangle. Isn't this striking?
You recognize this as our shop sample down with a white background. Customers are each picking their own color for the background which makes this BOM super fun.

Haven't signed up yet? Call soon - Just $12 a month for 5 months plus background fabric makes a full size quilt!

Already signed up? Send is a picture of your first three rows to post on the blog.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Heads Up!

Open Sew for August is later in the month due to the annual book sale at the Adel Library.

Open Sew for August is Thursday, the 22nd and Friday the 23rd.

Hope to sew with you then!

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Tote Bag Class

This is Flo's original design, featuring animal inserts from the Thicket panel.  This bag is now available in kit. Purchase a kit to take our free class, Sunday, August 25, 1 to 3 pm.

This class is in the shop and no sewing machines are required. You will find Flo's tips and tricks very helpful, however.

Call soon to reserve your kit and register for the class.

Iowa Quilters Retreat

Every year about this time, the online quilt group, Iowa Quilters, gather for retreat at a hotel in Story City. There is, of course, a lot of sewing, show and tell and games. There is also always some kind of charity project. This year, we made fidget quilts for an Alzheimer's unit. Thanks to Marcia Burt for all the work she does to organize this fun retreat.

Since the grands live in the same town, I spent nights with them. One evening, they also wanted to sew. They each stitched together two rectangles of fabric and then pretended they were cell phones.

iowa Q

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Commemorative Sweet Corn Potholders

We started a Sweet Corn Festival tradition, looks like 6 years ago, of potholder kits.  This year, the kit is the green one, front right.

Want to hear a great sweet corn cooking trick? This from Trish S:

This is our favorite method. Cut off the stem end, into the ear a bit to remove the part where the husks connect. Leave all the husks & silks in place. Microwave about 4 minutes for an ear, depending on the microwave. Add a minute for a second ear. If I remember, I roll the ear over part way through cooking time. When the ear is cooked, while hot, squeeze the silk end to push out the ear. If the corn isn’t done, it is harder to push it out. If it’s a battle, I pop the corn back in for 30-60 seconds. I wrap the end in a dish towel because it is hot! The silks stick to the husks & the corn comes out pretty clean! 

Friday, August 2, 2019