Saturday, November 29, 2008

December's FREE Block and Headliner Foam Now Available

The final FREE block of the month for December has been posted. This fun gift box block can be easily foundation paper pieced using your favorite method.
Click here to download the free patterns for all of the 2008 blocks of the month.
Don't forget, too, that I've designed a pattern, Simple Things, to use all of this year's blocks in a couple of cute quilts.
In other news, Headliner Foam is now available. This 1/8" thick nylon foam comes on a 54"-wide roll and is available in ½-yard increments. I prefer to use this in place of batting in all of my bags, purses, and totes. Not only is it very lightweight, but it gives the bag excellent stability and a very professional look. I currently have the foam available in beige and gray.

Super Sample Sale!

I've been cleaning my quilting studio and have decided it's time to say good-bye to some wonderful pattern samples and kits.

Take advantage of this limited time opportunity to purchase a one-of-a-kind purse, fashion accessory, or one of my wonderful organizational items. I'm even parting with a beautiful quilt top made with my I've Been Framed pattern.

These items are great for holiday gift giving — and you don't have to make them! Here's what is available right now:

Remember, these are one-of-a-kind samples. Please call to verfiy that your selected item is in stock. I'll add things to the list as I clean, so check back often.

Of course, you can save money by making your own items using my patterns. So, be sure to check out all the fun patterns, too. I usually have orders in the mail within 24 hours, so there's still time to make gifts for Christmas.

Finally, I'm offering a special discount through the end of December on my cookbook, From Halibut to Jalapenos. Order a cookbook and get any of my patterns FREE! And, yes, you can order more than one cookbook and get more than one free pattern. Just be sure to mention "WEB SPECIAL" when you order and be sure to let me know which pattern(s) you would like FREE!

Happy stitching!


Sunday, November 16, 2008

Bold Over Batiks! Kits Available NOW!

Many of you have asked for kits to make the Laptop Case or Laptop Purse from my Laptop Computer Carriers pattern using Bold Over Batiks! wonderful handpainted batik fabrics.

Because Bold Over Batiks! does not usually sell to the retail market, it is often hard to find their awesome fabrics.

Fortunately, I was able to pick up a few kits while I was at Festival in Houston. So, while they last, I have kits as follows:
Laptop Purse (warm colors)

$79.00 plus $5 shipping

Laptop Case (warm colors)

$59.00 plus $5 shipping
Laptop Purse (cool colors)

$79.00 plus $5 shipping
Laptop Case (cool colors)

$59.00 plus $5 shipping
Kits include Bold Over Batiks! handpainted fabric for the case or purse, the Laptop Computers Carriers pattern, and the finishing kit with zippers, strapping and all the necessary hardware for the Laptop Purse.
The kits use one of Bold Over's striking batik prints for the body of the purse or case with a coordinating "solid" for the straps, handles, and lining. A coordinating border print adds extra interest to the pockets.
The Laptop Purse includes a detachable, adjustable shoulder strap, carrying handles, and a velcro strap across the back so that the purse can fit over the handles on rolling luggage. It's a great way to carry your laptop computer in style!
Don't forget that, if you want to use your own fabrics for your laptop carrier, I have Finishing Kits which include three heavy-duty handbag zippers, the strapping, and all the hardware needed to make the purses. Currently zippers are available in black and dark brown. If you need another color, let me know and I can place a special order.
Since I'm not putting these on my website at this point, just email me at
or call me (435-674-9816) if you'd like to order any of the kits. I'll send you a request for payment via PayPal or you can call with your credit card information.

A beautiful, custom laptop carrier would make a great Christmas gift for yourself or someone special. Call or email today.

Happy stitching!