Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Giveaway Day!


We're participating in the Sew Mama Sew
Giveaway Day this week
by offering a $20 gift certificate
to spend however you'd like in the shop.

 
At Quilt Taffy,
we have lots of great fabrics and patterns.
And a big SALE going on right now on precuts!
 
 


  
 


Excited about this masculine line- Aubade
a pre-release that came yesterday.
 
 
and so much more...






You can enter the drawing 2 times:
1) Leave a comment here on
what you're making for Christmas
 
2) Get an extra entry by following quilttaffy on instagram, comment here if you follow there.
 
We invite you to follow quilttaffy on
 facebook, pinterest, instagram and HERE!
  
Entering is open until Sunday 12/11 at 5 pm (MST)
Random drawing on Monday, December 12th.
Results posted here and you will be emailed.
 
Good Luck!!
 
 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Holiday SALE Starts Now!

It's our After-Thanksgiving Sale,
before Thanksgiving!
 
BIG SALE starts Today!
 
Jelly Rolls and Layer Cakes are $26.95
Fat quarters, yardage, patterns are on sale,
most everything is on SALE, big time.
 
 
Get going on those gifts and projects!!  
 
  • Yes! Shipping will be combined and postage overpayments will be refunded.
  • not valid on previous orders
  • ends Monday night 11pm MST
Happy Shopping!
 

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Cross Weave Ideas - what to make?

 
Great pieces to use for backgrounds or
in place of linen.  
 
There's a cozy warmth to it, and
it's a nice break from white.
 
What should we make?
Let's look at some projects...
 
Hexie purse by taunjalynn

Ombre Stitches by insidethepaperbox

Wool Block of the Month by mahquilter
 
Strawberries - cotton_contessa
 

Alphabet - alatimer

Purple clutch by poppylanestitches

 
And these two are by Camille - thimbleblossoms

 
I'm going to make Camille's Dwell pattern from her
Simply Retro book
with black cross weave as the background


 
with Zen Chic's solid bundle for the houses.
 
I'm excited to work with these solids and to
make a house quilt.
 
It's going to be gift for an old neighbor.
Just need to figure out priority wise where it fits. :)

 
Yardage and the Zen Chic bundle are in the shop!
 
What would you make with it? 
Or what have you made?

 

Monday, October 3, 2016

County Fair Results



Oh, we love the county fair!


When I saw Hunter's Design Studio's 
BB-8 quilt pattern
I knew it was a summer project for my son.
Because he gets bored and needs things to do.

Straight lines.  
He can sew straight lines.
And there's a whole lot of background.
Brilliant!
Not too much piecing!


He's ten. He did great.  
I am always totally impatient.
I need to find joy in watching people sew slowly.
I'm going to ponder about that.

(Here's last year's experience
That fabulous blue solid is Kona Windsor.)


It turned out so good.
Ingrid of Baywater Quilts knocked it out of the park.
She designed the quilting and surprised us.


And he's so happy with it.
Yeah, we may do again.


Here it is at the fair. 

He won -- 
Best of Division
AND
People's Choice
What?!
And a blue ribbon.


We did 4-H for so many years, and
it was always such a positive experience.

So as long as we're trekking to the fair, 
I'm taking one.


I cut triangles out with my Accuquilt.
and did a lot of sewing.


Hard to get a good picture, 
but it's vibrant and so pretty.
And Ingrid's quilting is stunning.





Here is it's fair debut.  
It got to be on a bed!

That's big stuff, people.

I got a blue ribbon
and Award of Merit. :)


I guess it was all worth it, 
especially when we do well.
(okay, that made me laugh)



Monday, August 22, 2016

Dolly, Come Out & Play With Me


My sis came up with 
an ambitious idea...

Let's have a doll exchange
at our summer sewathon.

This was our inspiration board.

Here are her quite specific guidelines...
cause let's just say,  
we've had exchanges go awry.

So listen up ladies.

1. This needs to be a DOLL. Not just a stuffed animal/doll. It can totally be an animal but it needs 2 legs, not four. NO monsters, nothing goofy, no crazy sock bizarr-o faces. No ninja's, clowns or grungy tea dyed. A sweet "doll" done in the cutest fabrics/felt and embroidered or safety eyes.
Ask yourself: "What would Martha make for her grandchildren?" I've read a lot of Living Magazines over the years and I'm pretty sure I have a good handle on that! :)

2. I don't want to squelch your creativity. HOWEVER, we are going for sweet. And we are going for EFFORT. Do not throw together something in the final days. "Ahem".

3. They can be simple, but simple darling-ness.

4. Preferably no removable clothes. Something attached is okay but I've seen too many naked dolls running around.

5. They can be knitted or crocheted (but I'm thinking that will take sooo much longer to make, yes?) But they must be DARLING, not 1979 grandma crocheted this.

6. They can be boy or girl. But even boys can be DARLING.

7. They need to be AT LEAST 10-12" and no more than 18".....because that's a great size for a DARLING doll.

8. If you aren't sure if your idea meets the Martha standard, just ask. I have opinions.

That might have scared a few players away.

Luckily, everyone didn't join in, 
because that would have been
a lot of dolls to make.



I made Little Red out of my
that I love.

As someone who doesn't make softies much, I thought linen might be nice for the bodies and the whole doll, since it's thicker, and I wouldn't have to be so gentle when stuffing.
Worked out great.



This pattern is from Revoluzzza.


The girls were pretty easy.
A bit of embroidery, felt and stuffing.



Put my tags on. 
(It's a girl carrying a sewing machine.)



Packed them up to meet their new friends.


Three of us participated.

Des made the kitty, and 
Leela made the mermaid.

I think they turned out DARLING.