Quilting Gift Certificates
The gift that keeps on giving!
They never expire!
Can be used for your entire purchase except for sales tax!
Purchase your Gift Certificates in increments of $25.00.
Can be used with any coupons or specials! Oh Yes, we love double dipping… :)
For a limited time only -
$50 certificate for $45
$100 certificate for $90
$200 certificate for $180
$500 certificate for $450
Offer valid until December 24th 2013.
To purchase contact firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get you set up.
I just purchased some new modern patterns! Prices are set to a price and will change as I use them and tailor the price to the difficulty of the pattern. :)
I don’t have the time to make a lot of quilts for myself. I see the cutest quilts each week and I just cant fight the urge any longer! So I went to the local quilt shop and right when I walked in…I saw this pretty fabric. It was actually quite easy, I didnt have to look around forever and face indecision. I also have a super cute friend Erica that works there and she is the best at picking out colors. I like quilts that have different fabric in it ( not just from the line). I picked this line from Moda called Twenty-Three and she added matching solids to go with it.
I bought 7″ strips and cut them into triangles on a 60″ angle. Each strip gave me about nine triangles. It took me a while to figure out how to do this. I took a piece of scrap fabric and practiced until I felt confident enough to cut on my precious prints. ( Yes, I started petting my fabric)
I was super nervous, because I had never sewn triangles. But It was really simple. If I can do it, anyone can. I always admire the quilts that come in and they have perfect seams. No, mine are not perfect, but I have made a beginning. People assume that because I am a good quilter, that I can also make perfect quilt tops. Well, that is not the case at all. With my children, grandmother, business, and husband I care for, the time is limited. So I chose to just stick to machine quilting for the last 10 years. I am just so excited that I can finally learn!
I seriously finished this quilt from start to finish in 1 week. I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I added 10″ of grey solid to the sides to give it a little unique twist. I wish I would have added the solid grey to the ends of the triangles so that it had that hour glass look. (Next time). I am really happy with it!
Its hard taking pictures of quilts! I added this one to show what I used for machine quilting. I did it all free-hand. Small stippling in the triangles and a cool swirl pattern in the solid grey. I hope you like it! I have another one in the works and maybe I will even have it done by next week. Well, maybe not.
Happy Quilting! -Melissa.
I just got off the phone with my very good friend Amy from Tilt Photography. I have done many quilts for her, and she has taken many fabulous photos of my family (and quilts!) I absolutely love every quilt she has brought to me. She has a keen eye for color and style. She sent me these pictures of this adorable Chevron quilt, and I had to share!
Congrats to Kim F! She won this very cute Jungle Bungle Jelly Roll we were giving away last week over at Diary of a Quilter. We are going to be doing monthly giveaways here on our website, and on other quilting blogs! So make sure you are signed up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date on all the current giveaways!
Important Changes -
Effective 10/13 our weekly meeting place will be changed to “by appointment” only. I would like everyone who needs to meet me at The Cotton Shop to call, text, or email me before 9 am Sat mornings so I can get a head count. This helps me determine if I need to be there or not.
Effective 10/13 Discounts or coupons will not be available to use on any Custom or Free-hand patterns. The reason we are able to offer such great discounts is mainly because we have eliminated a lot of labor with the innovation of the computerized quilting machine. So unfortunately when I give discounts on Custom or Free-hand, I lose money and I feel like it’s not worth the time it takes. I hope no one is too disappointed by this change.
I have been working on this website for a couple years now. Boy, has it come a long way! For a while now I have wanted to add samples of my hand-guided patterns, but just couldn’t find the time. I mean, come on… Its not like I’m busy or something! He He. Well it officially can’t be put off any longer. With all of the inquiries flooding in about them, I decided to put my nose to the grindstone. So… Here you have them. They will also be added to our pattern page as well.
FH Roses .015 Cents
FH Swirls – .015
You can add a fun element to this design. Like stars, flowers, or hearts.
FH Meandering .01 and up depending on density
FH Loops with a flower, heart, or star .01
I have a few moments of peace and quiet.. While the babies are in dreamland. So I thought I would take a few minutes to update the blog. I am going to revel in this chance to relax and put my feet up, which is a rarity.
Check out this awesomeness by Auna R! I love, love, love picots. I have seen many of them recently. I admit when I first got one of these quilts, I had no clue how to quilt them. Most customers don’t want them quilted on, So for this quilt I actually just quilted the center with spider webs and added a cool border. I wonder how the picots look washed? Anyone want to share a photo?
They look pretty cool on the black backing as well. I always do free-hand borders, even when using computerized in the center (I haven’t bothered to learn how).
Christmas already? Yep folks, only 12 or so weeks left! YIKES! Here is a little teaser to get you excited about the holidays. Rachel E. makes gorgeous quilts and I love the way this pattern turned out on her quilt! (Debs feather’s)
Well you had better get on the ball… Don’t be like me and wait til the last minute to get those Christmas samplers finished! Heck I am still working on a fall sampler I had made a year ago! Ah well… Haste makes waste. That’s my motto!
A quilt isn’t finished until the binding is applied, and we are more than happy to do it for you. Binding will be done in just 3 short days after quilting is complete. That is only 10 days to have a beautifully finished quilt from our experienced binders!
Binding 1: $.10 cents an inch – Includes trimming the quilt, making the binding, and machine stitching it to the top. (Hand stitching the binding to the back of the quit is done by the customer)
Binding 2: $.15 cents an inch – Includes everything in binding 1 plus we machine stitch binding to the top.
Binding 3: $.20 cents an inch – Includes everything in binding 1 plus we hand stitch the binding to the back of the quilt.