November 26, 2014

Christmas Ornament Ideas

Tis the season for creating cherished decorations for your tree.  

Here's a sampling of a wide variety of ornament patterns to inspire you.


Find patterns from our favorite designers on our site here:


Original Designs from Prairie Point Junction

Plus tons more ideas in our Christmas section.




Black Friday Weekend Specials

After the turkey is devoured and the cranberry sauce put away you can make your shopping list to check out our Black Friday Weekend Specials.  We have offers both in store and online  -  so check out your options below:


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The following links will be active starting at 7:00 a.m. Central Time on Friday, November 28th, so check back then.  Our Fat Quarter Bundle Blowout and Skinny Bolt sale is good in-store and online.  

Local customers, feel free to shop online and choose "pick up in store" as your option at checkout. We'll process your order and have your package ready to pick up.



Click HERE to shop starting at 7:00 a.m. Central time on Friday, November 28th.
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Click HERE to shop starting at 7:00 a.m. Central time on Friday, November 28th.
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October 7, 2014

Saturday Sampler 2014 - Sew and Tell - Block 11

Welcome to Block #11:  Crosswalk, from our Saturday Sampler 2014, Sew and Tell Series.

Our block patterns will be posted around the 2nd Saturday of each month, so check back through the year to make all twelve sampler blocks with us.

Need to catch up on Blocks 1-10?  Start HERE.

Our blocks are 12 1/2" x 12 1/2" (12" x 12" finished)

All seam allowances are 1/4".



Cutting:

A:  Wisteria:   __________________
A: (1) 1 15/16” x 1 15/16”

B:  Crocus:   __________________
B: (4) 1 15/16” x 1 15/16”

C:  Cerise:  __________________
C:  (4) 1 15/16” x 1 15/16”

D:  Pomegranate:   __________________
D: (1) 3 3/16” x 3 3/16”, cut into quarters diagonally

E/F:  Peacock:  __________________
E:  (2) 5 7/8” x 5 7/8”, cut in half diagonally
F:  (2) 3 3/8” x 3 3/8”, cut in half diagonally

G/H:  Grey:    __________________
G: (6) 3 3/8” x 3 3/8”, cut in half diagonally
H: (2) 1 7/8” x 1 7/8”, cut in half diagonally

I/J:  White:  __________________
I:  (4) 1 7/8” x 1 7/8”, cut in half diagonally
J:  (4) 3 3/16” x 3 3/16”, cut into quarters diagonally




Construction:

1. Arrange pieces B,C,D, I, and J as shown.  Work step by step to sew the units into diagonal rows, then sew the rows together.









 2. Sew 2 H triangles to opposite sides of the A square.  Press towards triangles.  Sew 2 H triangles to remaining sides.  Make 1.



3.   Arrange pieces E,F, and G as shown.  Sew into sections, then join sections together.  Make 4.







4. Arrange units as shown.  Sew into rows.  Join rows together.





October 6, 2014

Saturday Sampler 2014 - Sew and Tell - Block 10

Welcome to Block #10:  Marina, from our Saturday Sampler 2014, Sew and Tell Series.

Our block patterns will be posted around the 2nd Saturday of each month, so check back through the year to make all twelve sampler blocks with us.

Need to catch up on Blocks 1-9?  Start HERE.

Our blocks are 12 1/2" x 12 1/2" (12" x 12" finished)

All seam allowances are 1/4".




Cutting:

A/E:  Corn Yellow:   
A: (1) 4 3/4” x 4 3/4
E:  (2) 4 3/16” x 4 3/16”, cut into quarters diagonally

B:  Surf:   

B:  (2) 3 7/8” x 3 7/8", cut in half diagonally

C:  Kiwi:   
C:  (3) 4 3/16” x 4 3/16”,  cut into quarters diagonally

D:  Orange:   
D: (1) 4 3/16” x 4 3/16”,  cut into quarters diagonally

F/G:  Flame: 
F:  (2) 4 3/16” x 4 3/16”,  cut into quarters diagonally
G:  (4) 3 1/2” x 3 1/2”


 

Construction:

1. Arrange the half square triangle, 2 E Corn Yellow Triangles,  2 F Flame triangles, and 3 C Kiwi triangles as shown.



2. Sew a C Kiwi triangle right sides together with a D Orange triangle to make a half-square triangle unit. 


3. Sew units into segments, then sew segments together.  Make four,







4. Sew 2 B Surf triangles to opposite sides of the A Corn Yellow square.  Press towards triangles.  Sew 2 Surf triangles to remaining sides.  Make 1.




5. Arrange units as shown.  Sew units into rows.  Join rows together.





6. Block should measure 12 1/2” x 12 1/2”.



September 3, 2014

Saturday Sampler 2014 - Sew and Tell - Block 9

Welcome to Block #9:  Ball Field, from our Saturday Sampler 2014, Sew and Tell Series.

Our block patterns will be posted around the 2nd Saturday of each month, so check back through the year to make all twelve sampler blocks with us.

Need to catch up on Blocks 1-8?  Start HERE.

Our blocks are 12 1/2" x 12 1/2" (12" x 12" finished)

All seam allowances are 1/4".



Cutting:

A:  Surf:   
A: Cut two 2 7/8" strips from a fat quarter, sub-cut into (12) 2 7/8” x 2 7/8 ”

B/E/G:  Kumquat:   
B:  Cut one 2 7/8" strips from a fat quarter, sub-cut into (6) 2 7/8” x 2 7/8 ”
E:  (1) 4 3/16” x 4 3/16”
G:  (1) 4 3/16” x 4 3/16”

C/D:  White:   
C: (4) 2 5/8” x 2 5/8”
D:  (2) 3 7/8” x 3 7/8”

F/H:  Red:  
F:  (1) 4 3/16” x 4 3/16”
H: (1) 4 3/16” x 4 3/16”






Construction:

Pair one Surf and one Kumquat 2 7/8” square right sides together.

Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the lightest colored fabric in each pair.  To get a perfect diagonal line, align the 45 degree angle marking of your ruler with the left edge of the square, positioning ruler to that the straight edge of the ruler goes diagonally from point to point of the square.  Draw a line with a mechanical pencil along the straight edge of the ruler.

Sew 1/4” from both sides of drawn line.  You can chain sew the units together to save time and keep your pieces organized.   


Once you've sewn down both sides of all 6 of the squares, you can take your chain to your cutting board.  Position straight edge of ruler on the drawn line.  This should yield a perfect quarter inch seam between your stitching.  Cut on the drawn line.



Take remaining six Surf 2 7/8” squares, and cut in half diagonally to make 12 triangles.





Arrange the half square triangles and the triangles as shown. 


Sew units into rows, then join rows together.  Make four units.




Cut the Kumquat and Red E, F, G, and H, 4 3/16” squares into quarters diagonally.




Cut the White 3 7/8” squares in half diagonally. 


Arrange a Red triangle, Kumquat triangle and White triangle as shown in a flying geese shape. 


Sew Red triangle to right side of white triangle.


Press seam towards Red.  


 Sew Kumquat triangle to left side of White triangle.


Press seam towards Kumquat.  Unit should measure 2 5/8” x 4 3/4”.  Make four units.



Sew a Red triangle and a Kumquat triangle right sides together to form a square. 


Square should measure 2 5/8” x 2 5/8”.  Make four. 


Arrange squares to form a pinwheel design.  


Sew units together.  Unit should measure 4 3/4” x 4 3/4”. 


Arrange the pinwheel, flying geese units, and the White 2 5/8” squares as shown.


Sew units into rows.

Join rows together.


Arrange the corner units as shown around center star.  


Sew corner units to opposite sides of the center star.  


Press towards corners.  Sew remaining units to opposite sides of center star.  Press towards corners.
 


Block should measure 12 1/2” x 12 1/2”.