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Monday, September 27, 2010

The Scoop for October

Join us for the Holiday Shop Hop 13 to 16th. Come get our free Christmas block patterns and all the great deals through out the store. LOTS OF FUN!!!

Sewing Machine Warehouse Sale 4th to 16th
John Deer time is running out soon so sign up now for this
... embroidery event of the year! You will have tons of fun
Halloween fabric is 20% off. super prints on ads its 25% off
Lots of new fabrics
... Fleece, Quilting , Flannels, novelty, Cuddle, throws
kits, baby, and lots more
Lots of holiday fabrics
black 60", lots of novety for halloween, fur, table cloth prints, quilt prints
all black & orange will be on sale , watch for ads
Lots of clearance fabrics: Knits Prints, Lycra, asst. tub 1.99 yd., flannels galore

Monday, September 13, 2010

State Fair

Come and see us at the State Fair it goes until Sept 19th. Lots of deals on all machines and you can even check out the new 10 needle Enterprise Embroidery Machine from Babylock. You won't want to miss out!!!

New classes at the Provo store

Seasonal Skinnies Class
Instructor: Margie Ullery

Sept 23, 5-7pm, Ghost or Candy Corn

Oct 21, 5-7pm, Pumpkin or Turkey

Nov 18, 5-7pm, Stocking or Star

Dec 16, 5-7pm, Snowman

Cost $10 per person
These are SO fun and simple. Come take some time for yourself and enjoy getting a project DONE. Yes we said done, you can easily get this darling wall quilt done in class. And don’t forget that Margie is a crack up so I’m sure there will be all kinds of FUN!

Bloomin’ class


Instructor: Margie Ullery

Sept 30, 10am – 1pm

Cost $15 per person
Ok this quilt is way too cute for words…..

This is a “have to” quilt and it’s not a hard one and, we LOVE to hear that!!

So come have some fun!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Free Tutorial

Here is a fun pattern and how to on a wedding cake pin cushion.
Wedding Cake Pin Cushion
This is dedicated to the two cute ladies that always come into the Sandy store that always have a smile on their faces. This is for you gals!!!!

The items you will need to create this darling pin cushion are:
1 black, white and red felt squares
1/2 yd of medium sized ric rac, black,white and red
a glue gun
buttons for embellishing
1/4 yd of stiff heavy non-iron on interfacing
a scrap of cute fabric big enough to cut a 5 inch circle

Take each color of felt and with a Olfa rotary cutter, ruler and mat cut your strips for each tier of cake.
The bottom tier is out of black felt. Cut 5 strips at 1 1/2 inches wide and the length of a a felt square. Repeat with middle tier that is red and cut 3 strips 1 /14 in wide
Top tier is white with 1 strip 1 inch wide and another that is 1 inch by 3 inches long.

Start rolling your felt strips, starting with the bottom tier, your black felt. Keep rolling each piece on right next to the last until you have used all 5 pieces. (look and picture below on how to add each piece)

Adding the next strip.

Then you want to hot glue with glue gun the last rolled on strip. Then repeat these steps with the red and white felt.

Then take your ric rac pieces the red needs to be cut 8 1/2 inches long, white is 6 1/4 inches, and 4 1/2 for the black. Hot glue to the back side of rolled cake tier where the seam is and press down your ric rac.Roll around the cake and add another dot of hot glue to finish attaching ric rac. Repeat with the other tiers. Red goes on the black tier, white on the red tier and black on the top tier of cake.


Now your ready to make the plate the cake will sit on. I found a baby cereal bowl that was five inches around and traced it onto the heavy interfacing. I then cut the circle out.You just need one 5 inch circle.

Then I pinned the heavy interfacing onto my scrap of fabric and cut a 1/4 inch seam around the circle. You need two of these fabric circles cut out.


Place your inter facing inbetween the two pieces of fabric with the right sides of the fabric showing on top and on bottom
Sew around the edge using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. I used a decorative stitch and it made it really cute.

Take your pinking shears and trim around the edges to give it a cute finished edge.

Assemble by hot gluing the black tier onto the plate and then glue the red tier and follow with the white.
Then to finish off this cute pin cushion you can embellish with yoyos and vintage buttons. On mine I made the small yo-yo and then hot glued a vintage button from my great grandma's button collection.

You are now finished and you have a darling pincushion that you can put in your sewing room or give away as a fun little gift. It doesn't even cost that much to make and all the supplies can be purchased at The Cotton Shop. You can even change it up by doing all different colors of felt and ric rac. HAPPY DAY!!!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

HUGE LABOR DAY SALE 4 DAYS OF SAVINGS

Starts Thursday:
* All quilting prints 20% off
*Minkee plush 30% off
* All Flannel 20% off
* Quilt batting ALL 25% off
*Get one Olfa blade 50% off
*Lycra Prints 50% off
*Mundial Scissors 50% off limit three
*Star Merc Quilting thread 40% off
*Denim buy one yard get the second 50% off
*Quilted double faced calico $6.oo yd
*R/A 5500yd poly cone thread 5/$6.00
* All Handi Quilter accessories 15% off AWESOME!!!
*Quilt Frames 2 styles to choose from 40% off
*Grabbit pin cushions 50% off list
* EXTRA 10% off Flat fold fabric
*96"-108" wide quilting fabric 25% off
*Omega threads 3/$8.50
*Notions 20% off
* Get your scissors sharpened for .25 cents limit 2 pinkers .99 cents