Wednesday, December 28, 2011

End of the Year BlowOut Sale

We're having a HUGE sale to make room for new fabrics coming soon!

Up to 70% off many fabrics
70% off a large selection of patterns and books
50% off all Christmas fabrics
Large discount on select flannels

And if you have time stop by FabShop to see what other sales are going on this week. Just click the button below.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

End of the Year BlowOut Sale

The FabShop Year-End BlowOut Sale officially begins December 26th, but we've got some goodies on sale already. Stop by our sale section for discounted fabrics. We also have patterns and books up to 70% off! Prices good through December 31st, but quantities are very limited to put your order in early to ensure we don't run out!

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

End of the Year Sale

Have you heard of the FabShopHop? Well, they're hosting a Blow Out Sale the last week of the year and we're participating. Come back December 26-31 for sales of up to 70% off. There'll be something for everyone; fabrics, notions, patterns, & books. Mark it on your calendar and we'll see you then.

In the meantime, be sure to check out our newest arrivals.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Good Fortune

Do you have Good Fortune? We do!

Picture from United Notions/Moda

Check out the latest collection from Kate Spain. Here's what Moda has to say about this gorgeous new collection:

"Cherry blossoms are in full bloom as you take a leisurely stroll through this springtime water garden. Waterfalls of color energize your creative spirit as you meander along through raked sand gardens in the calming shade of bamboo trees. Discover the collection’s tranquil blossoms, dragonflies, lotus ponds, and geometric expressions of the harmony of nature. Good fortune and happiness await you!"

How could you not want this fabric?! We have a very limited number of jelly rolls so order today.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Fall Open House

Today's open house was a great success! If you missed out, don't worry our sale continues through Saturday so if you're in the neighborhood come on by and see demos on the newest notions in the shop.

Folded pot holder/coaster

Check out this great holiday napkin...

...It's just a half circle expertly folded!

Refreshment table

And here's some progress on the Heart & Home quilt.

Most of the blocks are complete. One more & some applique and I can start piecing everything together!

Monday, November 7, 2011

'Tis the Season

Have you seen this book?

Tis the Season

There are so many amazing Christmas projects in there. Pillows, table runners, quilts.... These projects will keep you busy and brighten up your home during the holidays.

Check out this beautiful quilt top one of our customers, Camille, just brought in today.

Thursday, November 17th we will be having a fall open house from 1-7pm. If you're local or just happen to be driving through stop in for store-wide specials and lots of demonstrations & goodies.

And we've got new items in our Sales Bin so be sure to check it out!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Snap Happy Bag Class

Before I show you pictures from the Snap Happy pouch class...

Did you know that we have a Flickr group now? Join our group and post pictures of anything Lickety Stitch Quilts related. Fabrics you've purchased here. Quilts that Karen has quilted. Clothing and accessories from patterns you bought from us. Anything!

The Snap Happy Bag Class we had a couple weeks ago was a great success. We had 5 people attend & leave with some beautiful pouches. The fun thing about the Snap Happy bags are that they have a secure closure & no zippers! Instead they use a couple pieces of carpenter's tape measure to keep the pouch/pockets closed. Check out more Snap Happy fun here.

Pieces cut & measuring

Cutting it up in more than one way. :D

Free motion quilting

First one finished!

Another finished pouch

Love the meander quilting and the western fabric!

Thanks everyone for attending and be on the lookout for more classes and our upcoming open house.

Halloween Fabric

Anyone else counting down the days to Halloween? (7)

To celebrate this fun day most of our Halloween fabrics, patterns, & kits are 30%-50% off. Sorry, glow-in-the-dark fabric is not included. Shop now because supplies are very limited!

Today we have a chenille class going on so be ready for lots of great pictures later in the week.

Monday, October 17, 2011

New Arrivals

Be sure to check out our newest arrivals. 10% off through Monday, October 24th.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Make it With Wool

Have you heard of the Make it With Wool competition? It is a nation-wide competition "to promote the beauty and versatility of wool fabrics & yarns".

Skirt & coat set made by Karen Wisseman, owner & operator of this fabulous shop!

Our local (county) competition is coming up in about a month. The winners will then go on to the state competition in December & whoever wins state will go onto the national finals in Arizona at the beginning of next year.

You should definitely check out the news & events page from this year. It's got some great stories about this year's winners.

The skirt

I really have no idea what I'm getting myself into yet, but I have a couple things planned so we'll see how it all pans out.

And remember how we were talking about chenille the other day? Look at this beautiful chenille coat Karen made with 4 layers of beautiful wool.

Past winner of the Wyoming state Make it With Wool competition

Close-up. Aren't those waves lovely?

Closure at the neck

Each of the participants also get a bit of Pendleton wool. Yes please!

Below, the plaid is a piece Karen won recently & she will be pairing it with the light tan colored wool for another fun skirt & top combo this year.

If you've never done this, but want to participate contact your state MIWW representative and get sewing!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Little Apples Quilt Kit Winner!

The winner is.....#43  Amanda from Little Treasures by Amanda!  Congratulations!  We'll get your package sent out this week.

Be sure to check out our new Flickr group.  All pictures involving Lickety Stitch Quilts (quilting, fabric, patterns) are welcome!

Chenille Pillows

Having you seen Chenille pillows before?  They are so beautiful & soft and simple to make.  

Pillows made from Daydreams II.

All you need is 2 panels of the same print, your sewing machine, & a chenille cutter.  Stack the panels together so both are right side up (wrong side of one touching right side of the other).  Match up the prints & pin in place. 

Decide what width you would like to use.  The further the stitch lines are from each other the longer the chenille will be.  Sewing on the bias, stitch your first line so that it goes through the center of the panel.  This will help prevent the fabrics from shifting while you sew.  Continue sewing parallel lines at your predetermined width until you reach the end.  Turn your fabric &, starting from the center and working out again, sew until the other side is completed.  You will have both panels sewn together with many parallel lines stitched diagonally across the panels.  

Grab your chenille cutter and, following the manufacturers instructions, cut the top layer only between each of the rows.  Once all that is done wash & dry your panel to give it that fluffy look.

Now turn it into something fun!  You could make new pillows for the couch, a wall hanging or cozy quilt for a gift, or even a fun bag to carry around and show of your new sewing skills.  

Have fun!

Close-up of chenille.

For those of you who live locally we will be holding a chenille class on Monday, October 24th from 1-4 pm.  Visit our website for more details.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Wanna Win...?


For our final Grand Opening giveaway one winner will receive a Little Apples Project Kit, which includes 1 Little Apples Layer Cake, 1/2 yd of Tortoises in Aqua for binding, & a quilt pattern.

Close-up of binding fabric. Aren't they cute??

Also, all Little Apples fabrics, pre-cuts, & the kit are 10% off from today until October 10th.

How to enter (leave a comment for each entry):

1. Visit our Fabrics by Collection page & tell us, if money were no object what would you buy today!

2. Become a follower or be one already (leave a comment).

3. Follow us on Twitter & share our giveaway (be sure to leave your Twitter name in your comment).

The giveaway will be open until Wednesday, October 12th, when I return from The Sewing Summit. The winner will be chosen by a random number generator. Good luck!!!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sew Simple...


Do all these triangles scare the heck out of you? Well, Karin Hellaby developed the perfect solution. The Sew Simple Pineapple truly is sew simple!

Here's part of the demo we show our customers who visit the shop.
Place 2 squares of the same size right sides together. Mark an X corner to corner on the block that will be the first ring.

Stitch your 1/4" seam all the way around the square. Seriously, all the way around!

Carefully clip along the X & press open. This is the beginning of your pineapple.

Cut your next square & mark the X.

Place the new square onto your pineapple and repeat.

See the pineapple taking shape?

Continue adding squares until you reach the desired size. Sew Simple Pineapple will give you accurate square measurements to help you with sizing.

And here's a video for Karin's Pineapple Plus:

And... this (and all our books) are 25% off until October 3rd. Go now!

Friday, September 30, 2011

New Fabric Friday

This week we have a beautiful new collection from Camelot Cottons in the shop. It's called Daydreams II and the minute we opened them up I fell in love! The fabrics look like beautiful paintings.

Aptly named Garden Daydreams.

This sunflower (and the peony below) measure approx. 25" x 22". Perfect for a large throw pillow.

This flower & the sunflower create the WOF (width of fabric) so if you didn't cut them apart they'd also make a very lovely pillowcase with one of the colorwash prints for a band.

Lovely aren't they?

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


We've got a new page on our website. And it's all about discounts! Select hard to find Moda fabrics are now 20% off. Be sure to visit soon though, quantities are very limited.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Books! Books! Books!

We have tons of books and they are all on sale right now! Shop either online or come in for a visit and save 25% now through October 3rd.

Our website provider does not have the coupon capabilities for specific items (yet) so your order confirmation will show the full price, but when your order is finalized in the shop you will receive the discounted price.

*Sorry if that's a little confusing, but it would take HOURS (that we don't have) to individually add a sale price to our dozens and dozens of books that we carry.

Be sure to click on each picture to see some of the different books we have.

Thanks for visiting! I promise we won't disappear for this long again. :)

Friday, September 9, 2011

What's New

We've gotten tons of new things in the shop lately.  Make sure you swing by our website to see the newest fabrics & kits available.  Here are some highlights... (click on the pictures to see more)

Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween fabric?!  Yes please!

We have lots of animal & wildlife prints.

A majestic elk print.

Or maybe some buffalo, available in both cotton & flannel.

For the fishermen in your family.

Close-up of band on pillowcase

And the winner of the Heart & Home pattern book is Lorri!  Congratulations!  Your book will be in the mail tomorrow.