Monday, October 26, 2009

Friday Shop Hop - Kingston, NH!

OK, it's Monday - I am a little late with this post! (More on that later!)

Destination: Kingston, NH. An idyllic spot for a quilt shop – beautiful town common, antique shops, state park. Are you in the mood to browse, unhurried, through fabric, quilt patterns, books, and tools and to have a good laugh at the same time? Your hosts, Tammy and Glen Rommel will ensure that you have a grand time!

Stop by Stitched in Stone, located at the Carriage Town plaza, off Rt 125 – you will not be disappointed! In this spacious shop you will find great lighting (I crave good lighting in Quilt Shops!), loads of space for classes, and a selection of fabrics that just keeps getting better and better! Tammy stocks batiks in every color, fun fabric collections, traditional solids in every color, specialty threads, tools, you name it, they have it.

Did I mention yarn? They stock some yummy if only I could knit......

They are also experts in sewing machine repair and Elna and Babylock Dealer. There - I think I've covered it all! No I haven't - go visit!

Wishing you a quilty day-


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Friday Bag Options Chapter 1

The new Friday Bag pattern includes instructions for a reversible bag.

I chose "Gobble Gobble" from Sandy Gervais for my reversible option. It's a perfect fall choice. This is the bag I wore in Houston and it received rave reviews! I stitched a decorative strip along the Midpanel to seams on each side (a 1" strip folded in half- line up raw edges with seam line and baste along seamline). Then place the Side Panel over the strip and stitch. Voila! Instant seam definition! (I use the flowered side out right now!) Have a quilty day and stay tuned for more Friday bag options! -Kris

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Meet our girl Friday or the Friday Bag!

It's NEW! It's comfortable! Best of all - it's quick!

It will be ready for you on November 1st...let me introduce you to the Friday Bag!

Here is a new bag that is relaxed enough for Friday, but sophisticated enough for a walk in your urban jungle. The fabric here is called "Garden Party" - it's a riot of spring color - it is now being offered by Blank Quilting. the fabric is designed by textile designer Yolanda Fundora. Kits will be available on Yolanda's website for the versions shown here!!

With this bag, you have options! You can quilt the panels, you can make it reversible, you can embellish or piece. The choice is yours!

Feature your lastest fabric find! Coming soon...more options with our girl Friday!

Until then, have fun with your sewing machine - go on, give it a hug!)

Friday, October 2, 2009

Friday Shop Hop - Plaistow, NH

I recently visited The Sewing Basket which opened this past July at 86 Main Street in Plaistow, NH. How could I have missed that?

If you happen to be in Southern NH (maybe doing a little leaf peeping?), don't miss this great little quilt shop! Patty, the owner, has a delightful collection of fabrics, gifts and sewing notions all tucked into a charming Victorian.
Are you ready for the tour? When you enter The Sewing Basket, you will find an entryway filled with seasonal gift items.

The front window, as you can see at left, is filled with pretty batiks.

There are vignettes of fabric, wreaths, quilts all around you, yet the shop does not feel crowded. The fabric collection is a nice mix of seasonal fabrics and traditional to modern fabrics. The colors are bright and cheerful.
For those not inclined to sew, there are aprons, doll clothes and other handmade crafts for purchase.
If you'd like to spend a pleasant morning shopping for fabric, head for The Sewing Basket. Say hello to Patty!
Keep quilting! -Kris
P.S. The center of Plaistow is very pretty this time of year; check out the clock tower on the town hall!