Monday, April 30, 2012

Apron Strings with Reunion

Lori is the wonderful quilter behind this fantastic quilt. She used Sweetwater's pattern, Apron Strings. The fabric is also by Sweetwater, Reunion. 
You can also find this line here on our etsy store.

Today was a very busy morning getting etsy and web orders assembled and shipped off. I love being so busy sending you fabric. Thanks so much for all of your support.
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Friday, April 27, 2012

Advanced Beginner Quilting Class

We have a new Quilting Class starting up May 7. We will be making a Pinwheel Sampler. This is an advanced Beginning Class.

Dates: May 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 5-7 PM
Where: The Quilt Barn Classroom
Price: 40$
Come by the store, sign up, purchase your pattern and pick out your fabrics.
You will need to bring: pattern, fabric, thread, rotary cutter, ruler, cutting mat, general sewing kit.
You can bring your own sewing machine or try one of our Janome machines.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Papillon Broken Stars Quilt

I am a big fan of 3 Sisters and their Papillon fabric line doesn't disappoint.
Amy Macklay let us hang her Broken Stars quilt in The Quilt Barn as a display.

She used the pattern Simple Stars Beautiful Quilts by Debbie Maddy for Calico Carriage Quilt Designs

Amy did a great quilting job and the pattern really compliments the quilt. This finished size is 98"X108", a queen.

You can find a kit at our etsy store

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Remember This Quilt?

 Remember this quilt? The kits sold like crazy. So we bundled up some other flannel colors and have 4 new kits in store, in the webstore and on etsy.

The orange and grey is my favorite. You can find it in our etsy store.

Green and tan. Etsy listing

A mustard and slate blue here .

Plum and tan/brown here

We know a lot of you are looking for masculine quilts and, I think,  this fits the bill.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Chevron Sampler Quilt

 Heather, and the rest of us here, fell hard for the Cotton Chevron Fat Quarter Bundle by Riley Blake. However, what to do with it? No surprise Heather came up with a fantastic new pattern for it. Isn't it awesome!?

The zig zag binding really compliments this quilt. We last saw this signature quilting on this quilt. 

She used a black and white chevron by Robert Kaufman for the binding.
We have kitted a few of these up if you would like to make one too. You can find it on our etsy store or in person at The Quilt Barn.

Love it Heather! Another great quilt and pattern. This one is called Chevron Sampler.

If you would like to add this quilt to your pinboard on Pinterest you can find it on our Quilt Barn Board here.

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Quilter Profile-Tara

 I put a call out for quilter submissions and haven't received any yet. You can still submit something. I would love to write a bog post about you and your quilts.
So, I am going to show you some of my favorite quilts. I picked up the photos from my blog, tinyglutton.
The first quilt is a modified dresden quilt. I took my inspiration from the book, Material Obsessions. I needle turned the circles on to solid green squares.
I call the long arm quilting "Denyse Schmidt figure eights". 
I use this one everyday on my bed.

This is a Denyse Schmidt pattern, Single Girl. I used an out of print fabric also by her, Katie Jump Rope.
The piecing isn't too difficult but the prep is killer. It has a lot of templates to cut out and keep organized.
As you can see it doesn't have binding yet.
I made another Single Girl quilt out of vintage sheets and it needs binding too. Really Tara, get those bound.

Gee, another Denyse Schmidt Quilt. This one is Hills and Hollars and uses her Hope Valley line. This one is huge, maybe my biggest one. It is folded away in my closet. I wonder why. I should rotate a few quilts.
So, I am noticing a trend with my favorite quilts. Interesting.
I am making another Material Obsession quilt using some of her re-released Flea Market Fancy. I think this one may take a while. I have quite a few projects going. I can't seem to start and finish a project before starting a new one. 

We are going to be announcing a contest soon and you could win a 100$ gift certificate to our etsy store our our website. Details to be announced soon.
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Class Openings

Heather has a few spots left in her Simply Charming Mini Quilts Class tomorrow evening, Thursday 6-8PM. Cost is 5$ with the purchase of the book, Simply Charming. Heather has kits available for 5$. The mini quilt pictured is from the first week and you will be working on another pattern this week. Also,

Trina's Granny Square Class is tomorrow, 6:30-8:30. I am so excited to take this class. I am hoping to learn crochet pillow case edging too. This class is 10$.

Call or come in and sign up. See you tomorrow.

Project Submissions Wanted

We are all mid project and I have nothing to show you so far this week. I can show you a peek of Heather's quilt using this fat quarter bundle. All it needs is binding.

I had this idea that I would blog about your quilts. I love cutting fabric and sending out fabric packages but we don't get to see what you make with your purchases. Email me one (or more) of your recent projects, include your blog and/or etsy store link and I will feature you.
I am excited to see your photos.


Friday, April 13, 2012

Birch On the Go Quilt

 Birch Organic Fabrics are our new favorite fabrics. We got in a few of their fabrics and it is so soft and washed up really nice.
Heather made this quilt and custom quilted it on the long arm. It is divine Heather!

 Here is a close up of her line quilting.

 Heather took inspiration for her quilt from a quilt backing in the book, Sunday Morning Quilts.
You can find these fabrics here.

The backing is a buttery yellow, Birdie Spokes. Heavenly. 

I am linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts and  Amylouwho
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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Cotton Chevron Fat Quarter Bundle

We have a yummy new fat quarter bundle in, it's Riley Blake's Cotton Chevron. Our etsy store has a coupon just for you to get $5 off this bundle. Use the code chevron when checking out to get this limited time deal.
Also, we are offering free US shipping on orders over $75.
We would love it if you gave us some suggestions on what to do with this bundle. We all want one here but what should we do with it?

Monday, April 9, 2012

Another Lorax Quilt!

 A customer brought in a Lorax quilt for us to display in The Quilt Barn. Those colors pop!

 His mustache cracks me up. Can you see the quilting pattern? It is Truffula Trees!

 We have this gorgeous quilt hanging in the store so stop by and take a peek. Have you made something with this line? I want to see it. Email me at

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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Crochet Class

I am so excited about this class coming up, Crochet. I have been wanting to learn (specifically granny squares) and now I am going to learn. The wonderful Trina will be teaching this class and she made up our shop sample for the class too. I am taking it and you should take it with me. I might bring treats. Here are the details: Thursday April 19 6:30 PM cost is 10$, plus supplies what to bring: size H crochet hook and medium (worsted) weight (#4) yarn, 3 colors. Sign up to reserve your space Free Image Hosting at

Friday, April 6, 2012

BOM Kits 30% Off

 We have 3 kits left from our Block of the Month, one in the Bliss colorway and 2 in Breakfast at Tiffany's
They are 30% off. They were 150$ but are now 105! Awesome deal.
If you are from our of town we can put one in our etsy store for you and ship it to you.

Below is a picture of the finished pattern but in a different colorway (we are out of this kit in these colors).

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

T-Shirt Rug

 How cute is this rug!? Heather brought this in and we all petted it and ooohed over it. She said it was 4 t-shirts and and old towel.
Heather will be teaching a class so you can make a t-shirt rug too.
 There are several dates and times to choose from (you will only need to choose one date)
April 17, 1-3
April 26, 1-3
April 2, 10-12
April 28, 1-3

Cost is 10$, ages 14+.
Bring to class: 4 t-shirts cut into 1X4" strips, a new or old bath towel, thread and a marking pen. Easy peasy.
Sign up to hold your spot.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Easter Hoppiness Quilt

Jenele saw Zan Taylor's Hoppiness pattern and had to make it. Now! We talk about that here, the need to make something now or you are going to explode. And it true, I've almost seen Jenele explode.
Make sure to take a look at this quilt when you come into the store. It is so cute in person. The bunny is white minky.

The backing is a panel. So perfect Jenele.
You can visit Zan taylor's new blog here. She is having a giveaway too so pop over and tell her The Quilt Barn sent you.

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