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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Winter Frost Quilt


Have you been snagging the free daily block postings at for their Winter Frost project? Some of the blocks are used in this pattern. I don't see the angel or mitten so this must be just some of them.

Friday, December 25, 2020

A different pillowcase project -


This is a picture of some of the helpers at the Murray Iowa Mrs. Claus project.  Every Christmas, they help fill cases with toys to deliver to children in need in their community. 

We have been remotely involved with this through donation of pillowcases over the years. Many of you have made and left pillowcases here that have been forwarded on to these folks to help with their charitable giving.

The need was up this year and bit into the reserves of the pillowcase supply fairly significantly so, this is a request to build the supply back up for future years.

If you can make a pillowcase or two this year and drop it by the shop, we will make sure it gets in the right hands for delivery to Mrs. Claus.

To help with this mission, we are offering 25% off of fabric that you designate for pillowcase making for this project.

Merry Christmas!

"I want a ipad, a pair of ice skates and a Merry Christmas to you, Santa. I love you.   PS I have been very good.  Love, Olivia"

- - - - from our home to yours, have a Berry Merry Christmas!


Monday, December 21, 2020

The children will be snuggled

 - - - all sound in their beds, while visions of sugar plums dance in their heads - - - on their new flannel Christmas pillowcases from Memaw!

Angels float away - - -

 Thank you once again to all that donated to our Angel Tree. The gals from the Dallas County Crisis Intervention and Advocacy Office stopped by to gather and distribute our gifts, ----pillowcases full of gifts.

Holiday plans

I recently took some crochet classes and have been practicing on dish clothes with scrubby yarn trim.  

These will go in the girls stockings. Have you been making holiday gifts?

And - - reminder:

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Need a quick gift?

Adel now has a craft coffee roastery and they have created a coffee for us including our own label!
I love the description on this Prairie Porch Picker Upper.

Get one of each for the coffee lover in your house!


Wednesday, December 16, 2020

The LARGE hexie ruler


Have I shown you Tricia Snyder's new large Hexie ruler? 

This ruler not only makes a 16" hexagons but also has markings for the side setting and corner units so you can build a hexagon quilt with no 
y seams!

This is the first quilt Tricia made with her new ruler, The Hexie Tee Quilt. This pattern comes free with the purchase of the hexagon ruler.
This quilt also won a blue ribbon at the Iowa State Fair!

This is a quilt Trish made using Kaffe fabrics.

Here is a couple more I have made, just playing with colors and placement.

We have kits for these last two quilts as well as the rulers. These large pieces make quick work when piecing and takes T-Shirt quilts to the next level!

Holiday Hours

Please note:  We will special holiday hours, closing from December 24 through January 2.

We look forward to serving you again and catching up on all the holiday news in the new year!   🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Holiday Quilt As You Go Runner

 Here's a quick runner for your holiday table or to give as a gift. Layer the backing and batting and then, starting in the center, lay on the strips, right sides together. Stitch through all layers and then flip the strip in place and press. You are piecing and binding at the same time.

Available in kit for $18 in the shop or at

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Winter Frost Snowflake

 This 16" table topper is now available to order in kit. The blue fabric used for the snowflake diamond shapes and binding has a silvery shimmer.  Order it now at

Perfect for the holidays and all winter long.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Customer Show and Share


Nicole S shared her first big quilt. The fabric is glittery and so pretty. This will be a gift for her mother.

Here is a close up of the machine quilting pattern done by Lynette Heetland. Lynette drops off and picks up machine quilting jobs here in the shop. Nicole was absolutely thrilled with the job Lynette did on her quilt.

I have a book full of quilting patterns and thread colors to choose from for quilt tops dropped off here for Lynette to finish. 

Need backing and batting? We got you covered.

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving


There's more than one reason to stay home today! Hope you and yours have a blessed and restful day.

When I remember the things for which I am thankful, I count all of you twice.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Holiday Hours

We hope this holiday finds you all well and content.  We will be closed on Thanksgiving day only.  We will be open on Friday and Saturday.

In the meanwhile, here's a new recipe I plan to try on Thursday:

 Honey Skillet Corn

In a skillet, melt 2T honey with 2T butter. 

Sautee chopped onion with green and red bell peppers

Stir in 12 oz frozen corn  - Simmer 5 to 6 minutes

Melt in 2 oz of cream cheese (chunked)

salt and pepper to taste

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Holiday Beauty


Isn't this pretty? Even prettier in person. No piecing required for this 57" x 57" panel. We have just 2 left, both in this red option.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Sunday Sewday

I enjoyed making Christmas masks to send to Texas. I have finally have the sizing and comfort style down.  Here is the pic they sent back today:

I also finished up this new shop sample quilt last weekend:

Available in kit for $39

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Another panel quilt.

Isn't this pretty fabric? Julia added a couple borders and this is ready to gift to a granddaughter with another one under her needle now for the other granddaughter!

This one is available in kit for just $35.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Holiday Panel


This is a stunning panel and just needs quilting and binding to be done. It's a 57" square.

Also available in blue and just as pretty.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Knitting 101

I have been taking knitting classes and just completed my first project. It is so fun! 

Classes have been at 3rd Place in Adel and, post Covid, the plan is to transition from a class to just a group of quilters that get together to quilt on Thursday evenings.  The Thursday Night Knitting Club. 

Friday, November 13, 2020

Fall quilt

 Lonnie is not slowing down! I think this is #11 since the pandemic started. Aren't these beautiful fall colors. On closer inspection, there is just a dash of purple in it really accents nicely.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Fall - - ahhh

 Don't you just love a colorful Fall?

Holiday Open House!!!


Sunday Sewday!


I spent most of Sunday taking advantage of the pleasant temps and winterizing the yard but I did sneak in about 30 minutes of sewing time to make this darling little stocking. 

 Great little gift by itself or as a little gift container.

Gift Certificates? We are still selling them with a May 2021 expiration date.

Sunday, November 8, 2020

A Taste of Fall

 If you missed the Tasters Mystery Tour, here it is. No longer a mystery!  We have the patterns for sale now.

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Angels are here!

 The angels for our holiday charity project have just floated in. They are all children from the age of 3 months to 7 years old.

Stop by soon and pick an angel to sponsor for Christmas. Their wish lists are each short and simple.

An anonymous donor has made pillowcases to wrap your gifts in and you can choose your favorite.

We would like your gifts returned here by December 10 if possible.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

All decked out!

 Avery came in with her Omah and found a good way to entertain herself while she waited. She's all thimbles and spool wraps.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Angel Tree is back


We have a list of 15 names of Angels that need your help to celebrate the holidays.

We have a very generous and kind anonymous donor who has made a pillowcase for each angel. 

All you need do is come in, pick a pillowcase and adopt an angel. Place your gifts in the pillowcase and return it to us.

The folks from the Dallas County Domestic Violence Shelter will pick up and deliver our gifts on December 15.

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Just in - -

Three new bolts of Moda's soft and plushy Fireside product, 60" wide.


Saturday, October 31, 2020

Halloween Costumes


Willow created these costumes for her littles. The boys are characters from Hamilton and they know all the words to all the raps. Olivia is Rey from Star Wars. She's fierce so you better give her good candy!

Here's some of the Texas kids.

We had fun in the shop, too. I was The Stripper and Jenny O. came in dressed as Al Borland from Tool Time complete with a Binford Tools hat.

She wins best mask of the season!