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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