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DEC

01

2016

Patched Works!!

We’re starting our Holiday traveling early this year!!
We will be visiting Julie and her team at the wonderful Patched Works Quilt Shop this Saturday!

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We’ll be signing copies of our new book …

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And demonstrating our new ruler!!

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We’ve got quilts to show and we’re ready for some FUN!!
If you happen to be in the general area of Southeastern Wisconsin this Saturday … stop by for a visit.

See you soon!
Barb

 

NOV

30

2016

Rainy Day Swatches!

The newest “Rainy Day” fabric swatches are on the website!!

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These fabrics will be shipping to your favorite Quilt Shop in January 2017.
Lets get all those “New Years Resolution” projects planned now!!

Happy Quilting!
Barb

 

NOV

26

2016

Shop Small!

Shop today through November 30th and receive 25 percent off all pattern downloads!!

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Use the code SMALL at checkout.

Sale begins at 12AM on the 26th and runs through midnight on the 30th.

Have fun getting all those pattern you’ve always wanted … and thanks for shopping our small business!
Barb

 

NOV

18

2016

12 Pack Quilts!

We have a new book!!

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It’s called 12 Pack Quilts and it’s filled with wonderful quilts that all start with 12 Fat Quarters!

Mary and I have always loved making simple quilts with fabrics we love.

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Although we love going to the local Quilt Show and seeing the stunning show stopping quilts, we always revert back to our simple style and designs.

I don’t know about you but I love the hunt for the fabrics. That’s usually the best part of the project for me and I love collecting fat quarters!

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Wherever our busy teaching schedule takes us, we always find the time to pick up a fat quarter or two as a souvenir. We even pick them up at our local quilt shops. If we can’t have the 6 yards we really want, we can at least have a fat quarter. Sometimes when a new fabric collection comes into a store, we pick up a few favorites for no reason at all.

The beauty of using fat quarters is that you can mix and match them. Anyone can put together 12 fat quarters!

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Just image what you could do with a few of these. Well you could win them along with a copy of our new book!! Visit the Martingale Blog to read more about it and answer a question about your fat quarter collecting habits to enter.

Some of the quilts in this book are scrappy and will shrink your stash, some are made using fabric collections, and others use a combination of both.

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The quilts in this book are all easy to make and designed for confident beginners and beyond.

So if you’re looking for that next project and love collecting fat quarters, this book is written for you!!

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I’ll be unavailable for a few hours!!

Happy 12 pack collecting!!

Barb

 

NOV

13

2016

Sewbella’s Quilt Cart!

One of my friends has recently started a new quilting adventure!

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Her name is Fran and she has a new traveling Quilt Cart … Yes … TRAVELING quilt store!

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She’s completely gutted, re modeled and turned a vintage 1960’s travel trailer into a rolling quilt store.

It’s stocked with cute fabrics, pre cuts and quilt kits …

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She even stocks some fun notions!

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I just love how she’s turned this colorful zipper display into a window treatment!!

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Fran will travel to your next quilting event or Guild. Just give her a call for the details …

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She has a self sufficient set up and she does all the work. You just have to plan on the fun!

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I love this idea and wish my friend much success!

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Travel on Sew Bella!
Barb

 

NOV

11

2016

Mini Marvels!

I’ve always wanted to be a super hero!
But never thought I’d really get to dress like one!

We have a new book with Martingale and a few other of our favorite Moda Designers.

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It’s called Moda All Stars … Mini Marvels. There are 15 mini quilt projects with BIG style!

We had a great time debuting the book at this past Quilt Market in Houston. Especially when we were asked to dress like our Super Hero persona.

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I was given the title of “Tidy Wave” … able to drown out disorganization and keep a sewing room awash in organization! I wish that were true in real life.

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Mary was “Tsunami Sweeper” and swept up everything in sight.

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It was fun being a super hero while it lasted, but we both returned home without any super powers and to messy sewing rooms.

Anyhow the book is totally cute with lots of fun projects.

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Ours is called “Spinners”. I don’t think any explanation is needed … But why do they always seem to photograph our quilts with food??

Martingale and Moda have teamed up and donated some prizes! They’ll be giving away 15 of these SUPER prizes on Instagram @martingaletpp and on Facebook at ShopMartingale. Visit those accounts for the rules and to enter or visit the Martingale Blog.

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So look for this book at your favorite local quilt shop and be your own superhero!

Be a mini quilting marvel!

Barb

 

NOV

09

2016

Sew Sampler!

Guess what was waiting for me when I returned from Quilt Market …
My newest Sew Sampler Box from the Fat Quarter Shop!!

It’s like having a birthday every month.

This one is so full of stuff I can hardly arrange it all for this photo.

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I have to admit, my very favorite thing in the box this time is the embroidery floss.

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I’m addicted to thread of all types and I want MORE!

And no Sew Sampler post would be complete without Bella getting her sticker.

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Happy Quilting!
Barb

 

NOV

08

2016

Loop!

I’m in the Loop!
Today on Instagram 15 designers are participating in a Loop!

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Here’s the scoop on the loop …
You could win a $300 shopping spree at “Pile O Fabric”!
It’s an Instagram event only.
It starts today … Tuesday 9:30am MST and runs for 48 hours.

To enter to win, follow these steps:
1 -Follow me @meandmysisterdesigns
2 -Like my post
3 -Follow @kelbysews

When you get back to my account, you have completed the loop!

The winner will be announced within 48 hours of ending. Winners must have a public account at the time of drawing so we can verify you are following everyone in the loop. The winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize.
Host: @amyscreativeside
Photo credit: @pileofabric

Get in the Loop on Instagram!
Barb

 

OCT

19

2016

A Halloween Treat!

It’s a Halloween treat perfect for all your Quilty friends!!

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It’s featured on the Moda Blog today and just happens to show our new “Rainy Day” fabrics as one of the treats.

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Click here to get your Free Halloween Printable. We suggest you print on cardstock and trim with your rotary cutter.

Simply stick your favorite treat to the cardstock with double sided sticky tape. Moda Candy Charms work the best!

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But chocolate is always good too!

It couldn’t be easier!! Thanks Moda!!

Happy Giving!
Barb

 

OCT

10

2016

New Ruler Coming Soon!

Mary and I have a little secret that we want to start sharing!!
We have a new ruler and 8 new patterns coming soon!!

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Today we’re working on the “Jelly Roll” Double Wide Dresden pattern!

Can’t wait to show you all our new ideas!!

Pre order your ruler today and receive our original “Double Wide Dresden” pattern free …

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Make Dresden wedges in half the time with no raw edges while creating a secondary star pattern in the center!

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It’s the one that started it all!

I just can’t keep a secret!!
Barb

 

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