Tuesday, September 1, 2015

ACME Fabric and Quilt Co-Quilt Stores We Love

Written by Linda Chaney, mother

This week I'm sharing another post in our Quilt Stores We Love series.

ACME Fabric and Quilt Co. located in Blair, Nebraska, is just a year old and another quilt shop new to me.  It reminds me a bit of the mom and pop stores found in smaller towns - where residents drop in to chat, drink coffee, and of course, shop.

ACME Fabric and Quilt Co


In addition to carrying quilting fabrics and supplies, they also have some beautiful knits.  The knits are soft as butter and the small collections of prints are gorgeous. Needless to say, I had to purchase some quilting fabrics I had not seen elsewhere as well as some knits to make T-shirts.

I will be teaching a container class in November at this location.  Sign up for the class if you're in the neighborhood or just come in to check out the store.

Prairie Sewn Studios Cube

Don't forget to vote in our most recent poll if you haven't already! Results will go up on Friday!


How do you attach your binding?

By machine to the front, then by hand on the back
By hand on both front and back
By machine on both front and back
Poll Maker

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Work in Progress Wednesday #46- Mr. Bones, Take Two

Written by Linda Chaney, mother

I love my design wall.  Although I had planned to use black narrow borders as posted previously, I was not happy with the look. So I searched through my stash and started to experiment with different fabrics replacing the narrow black borders.

Mr. Bones


In addition, I found  two fabrics at one of my fabric quilt shops that brought the whole quilt together. It always amazes me how the look of a quilt can change by altering just a few minor pieces of fabric.


Mr. Bones


I've also designed the template needed to make the final border - but that's a story for another day.

Now to start cutting and sewing!




How do you attach your binding?

By machine to the front, then by hand on the back
By hand on both front and back
By machine on both front and back
Poll Maker

Linking up with Freshly Pieced and Sew Fresh Quilts.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Class Announcement-ACME Fabric and Quilt Co

Written by Linda Chaney, mother

I'm super excited to announce that our next class on the cube from  Contain It! English Paper-Pieced Style Accessories has been scheduled. Come join me at ACME Fabric and Quilt Co. in Blair, Nebraska on November 7!



The class runs from 9:00am-3:00pm and at the end of the day you'll be close to having a completed cube, or you swift sewers will have one that's completely finished.



Take a look at the supply list and full description for this cube class, and then if you're in the area you can sign up by calling the store at (402) 533-1015. Hope to see some of our readers there!

Don't live nearby? Check out our teaching schedule to see where we'll be next. Interested in having a class at your own store or quilt guild? We would love to expand our teaching network! Email us at contact@PrairieSewnStudios.com

Friday, August 21, 2015

Crafty Comment Karma and a Poll About How You Attach Your Binding

Written by Laura Chaney, daughter

I am tickled pink by the results of this week's survey. When we asked, "Have you tried English Paper Piecing (EPP)?" 73% responded with "Yes, and I loved it!" Woohoo! So excited to see that so many people also enjoy one of my absolute favorite sewing techniques!



This week we're asking about how you attach your binding to your quilts. At some point we'll get around to the more contentious binding question: how wide do you cut your binding.


How do you attach your binding?

By machine to the front, then by hand on the back
By hand on both front and back
By machine on both front and back
Quizzes


And now, onto the link up!

Crafty Comment Karma


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Work in Progress Wednesday-#45: Mr. Bones, a Halloween Wallhanging

Written by Linda Chaney, mother

My friend and I loved "Mr. Bones" the first time we saw him and decided to make a lap size quilt using the panel and accompanying border print. The panel is Chillingsworth created by Echo Park Paper Co. for Andover Fabrics (andoverfabrics.com).

Mr Bones Halloween Panel

Mr. Bones will be surrounded by a series of borders:  First,  an inch black border; second,  the fence to keep Mr. Bones in; third, another black border, about 1 to 1-1/4 inches wide; fourth, flags and books border; fifth, another black border about 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 inches wide; and finally, a wedge shaped border with varying halloween prints.  The quilt will be bound in black.

Mr Bones Halloween Panel



The center panel and two of the three borders have been cut. It was a snap to cut the two borders; however, Mr. Bones himself was a bit trickier.  Now to cut the fabric for the remaining borders!  The hope - to have Mr. Bones completed in time for Halloween!  Wish me luck!

Have YOU voted in this week's poll?



Have you tried English paper-piecing (EPP)?

Yes! I loved it!
Yes, and I hated it.
No, but I want to!
No, but I don't want to.
Poll Maker