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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. :)