Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Paper Doll Quilt

I am always on the lookout in our brick and mortar shop for older, out of print fabrics to put in our Etsy Shop . I came across the Paper Doll Fabric and discovered it is hard to find (and expensive!) on Etsy. I put it in our Etsy shop for 8.99 a yard, 42.97 less per yard than what I had found.

I made this quilt just before I started working here and was used as a shop sample.

We don't have the little clothes fabric anymore but I can think of lots of fun things to make with this fabric. What can you think to make with it?

Friday, October 18, 2013

Halloween Quilts


I am a big fan of Halloween. Give me a shred of an excuse to "sew Halloween" and I will.
I knew when I saw Cloud 9 Fabrics No Bones About It pattern I had to make it. Its a quick and easy pattern. I cut a few extra kits for the shop and I put one on Etsy.


Heather made the Boo Crew Quilt. I love the minky ghosts and monsters.

I participated in a Halloween Swap this year and I sent off my made goodies Tuesday. I wonder if she got my package yet? I will share what I sent next post.

Happy Sewing!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Birthday SALE!!!


The Quilt Barn is turning 5 years old this week!

You know us... we like to celebrate with our biggest sale of the year! 
Sale is going on NOW through Saturday, October 19th.  Store hours 
are 10AM - 6PM Monday - Saturday.

Let's start by rolling back prices to 2008!

Save $2/yard on EVERY BOLT of EVERYTHING!  Yes, that includes MINKY!

Home Dec Fabrics 60% off!

Pick and Choose Precut Fat Quarters 5 for $10 - Fat Quarter Bundles priced at
$2/per FQ.  Single Fat Quarters $2.50

YARN - we are closing out our yarn section with prices BELOW COST!  All 
yarn will be 50% off of the already low price.

All Notions 25% off & All Books 40% off!

Select Kits up to 70% off!

Retired store sample quilts marked 50% off (you can't even buy the fabric and make it yourself for that price!)

During our sale, earn "Machine Quilting Bucks"!  For every $50 you spend,
you earn $10 in Machine Quilting Bucks.  These can be redeemed for machine
quilting services and is a great way to rack up some FREE machine quilting!

Out of town?  All sale prices will be honored in our ETSY store as well.  Just
convo us and we will create a special listing for you!

Let's raise the roof and party like a rockstar!  See you soon!

Heather & The Quilt Barn Chics
241 Main Street N.
Kimberly, ID 83341
(208) 423-5092

Monday, October 14, 2013

Fall October Window

Can I say how much I love Historical Blenders by Moda? This is not normally my palette of choice but I am really liking this. The dots are fantastic too.
The pattern is from the Summer 2013 Primitive Quilts and Projects.  We just started carrying this quarterly magazine and I have already made 1.5 things from it (the .5 is a work in progress). This quilt was made by a customer.

I think we are going to have to up our orders for this magazine. I'm not the only fan. We do have a few of the Summer 2013 issues left.

I made the pumpkin pillow  using this free template.
I simplified the pattern by using only the pumpkin outline.

Amy's Boo quilt is draped on the foot board. She also made a few kits to share. She long arm quilted it using, our favorite, a spider web design. Love it Amy!!

This week is our Founder's Day Sale, our biggest sale of the year!

 $2 off every bolt of fabric (Minky too)
Home Dec fabrics 60% off
Yarn 50% off
Select Kits up to 70% off
Notions 25% off
Books 40% off
Fat quarters 5 for $10

Sale goes on until October 19

I am linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts, Finish It Up Friday

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Trunk Show Today!

Meet Designer Emily Herrick today at The Quilt Barn between 12noon - 2Pm!

Emily is the Designer of Crazy Old Ladies Quilts Patterns and designs fabric for Michael Miller.  She brought over a dozen GORGEOUS quilts to share and patterns for you to purchase.  Meet her and drool over her fabulous quilts with us today!

See you soon!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Minecraft Creeper Pillow Tutorial

All 3 of my daughters are big Minecraft fans. I have seen a few quilts made with the pixelated images from the game but there is no way I was going to be able to make 3 in time for Christmas. 

But I could make 3 pillows by Christmas. I hunted on the internet for a tutorial but no luck.

Fortunately,  it wasn't too hard to figure out a pattern. Graph paper was the key. I started with how big I wanted the pillow to be, how many different green fabrics I wanted to use, and then how many squares I would need.

Here is what I used:
5 different green fabrics (can be solid) 2.5" strips of each (WOF=width of fabric bolt)
8.5" of black fabric WOF
backing square of fabric 20"X20"
pillow form or stuffing (20" pillow form)
1/4" seam allowance for piecing

Here is my stack of green fabrics. My next pillow will be made from solid greens

The 5 fabrics cut in the 2.5" strips WOF

Subcut the strips in to 2.5" squares. You will need 16 squares from each strip

Cut the black fabric into the following sizes:
(1) 8.5"X4.5" rectangle
(1) 4.5"X2.5" rectangle
(2) 4.5"X4.5" squares
(2) 2.5"X2.5" squares

Lay out your green squares and black shapes in a grid formation, 10X10 squares (my photo is missing a few squares so it will not look exactly like my grid)

Sew the squares and shapes together in horizontal rows and  press the seams to the side with an iron
Sew the 10 rows together, top to bottom (again pressing your seams to one side)

Lay the pieced front and the backing piece together with the right sides together. Sew 3 sides together using a 1/4" seam allowance. Leave a 5" gap un-sewn in the middle of the 4th side.

Turn the pillow right side out, insert the pillow form or stuffing, and sew the gap closed with an needle and thread

All done! After the two pillows like this I have to make I am going to start on griding the other images and make a quilt.

Let me know if you have any questions

Be sure to check out our Etsy Shop, I have been adding new stuff all week. Plus, all of our yarn is on sale!

Linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts, Finish it up Friday