Sweet Season Quilts and the Holiday Ladies

Sue Pritt of Sweet Season Quilts released her Holiday Ladies earlier this year.


Like her other patterns, they are AMAZING! Beautiful building scenes dressed in snow and holiday spirits, the designs come to life with all the detail she includes.  The above quilt is all four patterns combined, or you can make each one separate, or two pairs, or ???

Applique snow scene quilt pattern



The Sleigh Barn features a sleigh, with a comfy quilt for warmth, on the first floor.  The presents are all loaded in a giant sack on the second floor.  A pair of penguins stroll across the bottom of the quilt.



winter barn wall hanging quilt pattern





The occupants of the first floor of the Reindeer Shack are checking out the apples (yum!). Three hens on the second floor are chattering away, and the shovel is ready for the falling snow.



Festive winter home walll hanging quilt pattern




The Holiday Ladies Trees & Greens building features a couple of cardinals admiring a beautiful wreath decorating the second floor window, while down below several trees wait for their embellishments, and several poinsettias are blooming for the season. Oh, and look at the bunnies checking it all out!




Christmas house with cows applique pattern



The Milk & Cookies are ready for Santa.  All the decorations are up, the snow is falling, the cake is ready ….. time for celebrating!


Simple piecing and fusible applique make these patterns suitable for quilters from beginners to advanced.  These will be treasured holiday decorations for years to come.  If you can bring yourself to part with one after you’ve made it, any one of them would make a wonderful gift, too.

Oct 15, 2013 - Fabric, Swap    12 Comments

I Spy Fabric Swap

Have you ever made an I Spy quilt?  Have you wanted to, but were daunted by the idea of collecting all those different novelty fabrics?  With an I Spy quilt, the more different items you can spot on it, the better!  Well, here’s your chance to make a great one…  we’re hosting an I Spy Fabric Swap!

I Spy quilt

You send 200 squares of fabric of 10 different prints.  You get 200 squares of fabric back of 200 (mostly) different prints.  It’s possible that you will get some duplicates but most of your squares should be different.  Here’s the details . . . . .


Cut 20 4″ squares from each of 10 different novelty prints.  The 4″ includes the seam allowance.  Make sure the “I Spy” object will be visible in the 3.5″ center of the square.  You should be able to get 20 4″ squares from a quarter yard of fabric.

Mail your 200 squares (when you comment we’ll contact you with the address).  Include a self addressed stamped envelope with the same amount of postage it cost you to mail the squares to us.


…will take all the squares, give 1 of each print to the other participants, and one to you.  After this is done for each participant you will have 200 squares in your pile.

Then we’ll mail your 200 squares to you.


Pick fun fabrics… something you would like to have.  Quilt shop quality only!  Make sure it actually has an object to “spy”….. floral fabrics don’t work, but a fabric with a flower does.  Make sense?

Be accurate with your cutting.


Mail your squares by October 25.  We’ll mail them back by November 5.  You should have plenty of time to whip up an I Spy throw quilt – or some other I Spy project – for Christmas.


As long as your fabric is quilt shop quality, it can be from anywhere (including your stash!), but if you would like to purchase it from Quilters Warehouse, we’ll give you 10% off your order of novelty prints.  Use code:  greatfabric10 at checkout.  Coupon is good until October 25, one time use, for any fabric except Bargain Bin.

The first 19 people to comment are IN!



Autumn Table Runners and Table Toppers

Don’t you just love the fall colors. Bring them inside with table runners.

Fall Table Quilt



Fall Table Quilt from Kathie’s Kreations measures 26″ square.  Use reproduction prints in several shades of autumn colors with a neutral, warm background, or go for the splash with bold batik autumn colors.



Pumpkin and Dresden Plate



Fall Into Winter offers two table runner patterns.  The Dresden pieces for the winter pattern are pre-cut and included!


candy corn table runner




Paper pieced candy corn and buttoned down 3D triangles combine to make A Corny Runner.  Perfect for the season!  Finished runner measures 14″ x 25.25″


fall or autumn quilt




Medley of Leaves looks like a beautiful piece of art, doesn’t it?   Make this one as colorful or as subdued as you like and it will be an eye catcher either way.  Use as a table topper or as a wall hanging.



Check out the rest of the table runners…. there are eight pages of them!  Some are seasonal, some are not but can be made seasonal by the choice of fabric.

The Quilt Branch Books Discounted!

Until November 1st, all quilting books by The Quilt Branch are available for 10% off! We all love our patterns, but books offer so much more.   Except in the case of larger, more complicated patterns (like samplers or intricate piecing), most quilt books contain several patterns.  You will also benefit from the designer’s experience as the author/designer ofter shares helpful tips and shortcuts for the piecing process, suggestions for fabric selection, and sometimes even quilting ideas instead of the dreaded ‘quilt as desired’.

The Six Halves Make a Whole book series contains patterns that can be made from bundles of six half yard cuts of fabric.

Six Halves Make A Whole Sampler


Six Halves Make A Whole Sampler not only has instructions for a 62″ x 72″ quilt, but also patterns for using the blocks in a table runner and to make a tote.  Any of the blocks would look good by itself as a mini- quilt.


Six Halves Make A Whole Christmas Quilt Book



Six Halves Make A Whole Christmas quilt book has instructions for six different projects using six half yard cuts of fabric.  Make Christmas stockings, a tree skirt, pillow shams, and lap quilts.





Other titles in the series are Six Halves Make A Whole Quilt (6 projects), Six Halves Make A Whole Lot More (6+ projects), and Six Halves Make A Whole Starburst Quilt (Quilt and Table Topper).


Cottage Creations Quilt BookCreative Grid Cottage Ruler

Cottage Creations Quilt Book gives complete instructions for using the Creative Grid Cottage Ruler to make 45 degree patterns.  The book includes three quilts, pillow shams, a table topper, and placemats.

And then there is the Table Topper Series with 4 books…. one for each season.

Table Topper Series #3 Fall



Table Topper Series Book #3 Fall has patterns for three octagon shaped table toppers, one each for September, November, and December.




Choose a book (or two, or three!) and take advantage of the discounted price.  Use coupon code CB2013 at checkout.

Happy reading and happy sewing!


Halloween Quilt Patterns

Halloween is such a fun, no responsibility holiday…. just decorations, costumes, and candy!  No big meal to prepare or gifts to wrap…. just ghosts, goblins, and treats!  Here’s a few pattern suggestions to help you with the decorating.

Twister Jack



Twister Jack Quilt Kit comes with the pattern and all the fabric needed for the top and the binding.  You just need the batting and the backing – you probably have that laying around your sewing room, right?  This happy Jack-o-Lantern measures 24″ x 26″.




Welcome Halloween


Hang this delightful Welcome Halloween wall hanging on your front porch to let the trick-or-treaters know they are welcome.  Maybe they’ll be so wrapped up in the trick-or-treating ghost that you can sneak in a quick “BOO!” before passing out the treats!


3D Halloween decorations


Pumpkin Blossom Babies lets you decorate pumpkins that you can use year after year… no spoilage!  From Bonnie Sullivan of All Through The Night designs, these cute happy pumpkins range in size from 14″ to 20″.  So cute!


Pumpkin and cat halloween quilt pattern



Aside from “BOO“, what says Halloween more than a pumpkin and a black cat?!  This 22″ x 17″ pattern can be hand or machine appliqued.


Vintage Autumn

Check out all 16 of the Vintage Autumn designs from Chick-A-Dee Hollow…. adorable!  They are pre-printed and pre-colored 4″ x 5″ designs; you add embroidery and embellishments.  Make a few now, and add to your collection each year.

Coming soon to a neighborhood near you . . . Trick or Treat!

Jun 27, 2013 - Bags, Patterns    No Comments

iPads, Kindles, eReaders, Tablets – Covers for All!

We love our electronic devices and of course we want to protect them.  Change that drab responsiblity of protecting them into a display of your personality by making your own case.

notebook cover pattern


With three different sized patterns, you can cover your Laptop, Kindle, or iPad.  This pattern whips up fast so it’s a great one for gifts (especially those last minute ones!).




eReader Kindle tablet iPad cover pattern


Here’s another really quick one.  Tech Cover pattern, from Black Mountain Quilts, adjusts to fit any size electronic tablet or reader.



The Reader Pattern




The Reader Pattern has extras built in: a removable wrist strap, a front pocket, a read-through vinyl cover (protect your screen) and a place for your stylus.  What more could you ask for?!  Well, except an e-reader to put in it – you’re on your own for that!

Lap Top Computer Carrying Case




The Just In Case Lap Top Case Pattern is perfect for Bali Pops or Jelly Rolls.  2.5″ strips make a striking case – carry your work / fun in style!



Notebook computer bag pattern


By Sewphisti-cat Designs, the Sew Easy iPad Tote pattern has lots of color photos to go along with the detailed instructions.  Full width zippers on the top and on the back pocket are easy to install. The front has an open pocket.



Everyone knows you can buy a cover, but wouldn’t you love to have a colorful, one of a kind, you-made-it-yourself tech cover?!  Choose on and start sewing…. you’ll be showing it off in no time.