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Looks What’s New !!!!!

Time flies when you are busy !!  No sooner did Row by Row wind down than a flurry of deliveries started flooding in.  It’s a mad house around here !!  New fabrics, new thread cabinet and colors, new “Old Style” 100% Cotton laces & rick rack in pastels, new flannels, new buttons, new linen blend 60″ wide and new Cuddle fabrics 60″ & 90″ wide.  We are stocking River Silks fabulous silk ribbon and BEADS !!!!  Glorious Czech glass beads !!

And right on time,now that the quilt show is finished and all the quilts have been retrieved by their owners, the classroom looks naked !!  Time to get busy and schedule more classes and get some projects done.  Christmas is right around the corner and at the rate time is flying by, it will be here before we know it.  Time to get busy !!

Pictures never do true justice to fabrics or quilts, but here are some exciting things to think about !

Come into the shop and check them out when you are our the area:

THE NEW FABRICS

You have to feel this to believe it !!  Shannon’s “Spa Cuddle”.  This glorious fabric, just in time for fall, is “Cuddle” soft on BOTH side of the yardage !!  Add a beautiful binding and it’s snuggle ready 🙂  Or make up a fantastic bathrobe that will caress you all winter long.  The “Camo Cuddle” is back and “Star Embossed Cuddle” made it’s debut. (more coming in a few weeks)

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Spa Cuddle (the pink close up) in 3 colors; pink navy, tan  ~ Rabbit Cuddle (close up on the end)

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The beautiful and sumptuous Linen Blend by Stof from Denmark.  This is the loveliest fabric to work with.  If you sew clothing at all, you want some of this !!  Jackets, skirts, pants, even shirts.  It’s wonderful to embroider on and Home Decor items are a no-brainer with this fabulous fabric.  It washes up like a dream, it’s soft, smooth and comfortable, yet crisp when pressed.  I got a bolt to “try” and it flew out the door.  So I ordered it again in 3 colors this time, white, black & sand.  More to come in the future.  Look at all the rich colors this blend (55% Linen~45% Cotton) comes in,  Let me know which color you want me to order next

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More fun and cuddly flannel.  Now that Old Man Winter is knocking on our door, it’s time to think about flannel shirts & pajamas, not to mention baby quilts  & throws for everyone !!  I even made a “Little Somethin’ Jacket” out of flannel and it is the best !!  (I’ve used it all summer too when the A/C gets to me)

These are, ohhhh so soft, yarn died flannels, (the plaids) Yarn dying makes the flannel look and feel the same on both sides.

There is just something nostalgic about flannel.  Gotta love it !!

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New fabrics for the “Modern Quilt” minded.  But it’s working for all kinds of things too.  Everything from baby burp pads to aprons and skirts to wall hangings.  Everyone’s fabulous creativity never ceases to amaze me !!!!  I love it !!

Fabrics from Northcott and Micheal Miller

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These wonderful blenders from Northcott are so soft and beautiful, you won’t believe it.  The brown looks like old leather. Wonderful!

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Buttons, Buttons and more Buttons

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A wall of buttons !!  All the new Christmas and Holiday buttons have arrived.  Halloween, Thanksgiving, new standard shirt & clothing buttons.  Novelty buttons of all kinds !  Here are some close-ups of the ever popular “Nativity” set.  The have added new ones this year.  Last year they sold out, so don’t delay if you want these darling buttons

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Along with the buttons, our supplier has made “Crafting Beads for Jewelry Kits”.  Eight different popular Disney characters to chose from and make up with your little princess.  One of  my customers kindly allowed me to post this picture of  her darling granddaughter proudly wearing her creation.  Sooooo Cute !!!

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Glass Beads and Silk Ribbons

For a few months now, we have been stocking River Silks fabulous silk ribbon.  River Silks ribbon is the best on the market, I’ve been told.  It has been tested thru canvas and proven not to fray or split.  We have  4mm, 7mm and 13mm widths.  We are increasing our color selection with each order.  Come in and see how wonderful it is and how easy it is to work with.  Watch us grow !! (next order in progress to fill the empty spots on the wall & add a few new ones too)

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Beads that sparkle and shine are lighting up the wall right next to the silk ribbon.  Beautiful, quality Czech glass beads are complimenting our embellishment wall.  Our first order came last week and we are still getting them packaged and up on the wall.  The next order is already in progress to improve and expand the pallet.

We are truly excited about our beads !!

Watch for more arriving, it’s just the beginning. 🙂

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It’s really hard to keep up around here with so much going on.  The annual Medina Quilt Fest was last month and the classroom was filled with beautiful quilts made by the Medina Quilters on display.  Thanks so much ladies (That’s why the classes were halted)

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Next post ….new class schedule …..stay tuned

Show and Tell

Show and Tell

People come into the Little Cottage Quilt Shop all the time and bring their beautiful quilts and fabric arts to share.  I love it !!  They are beautiful and sew full of great ideas.  I learn sew much from my wonderful customers.

Here is a quilt that Gayle R. brought in last week for us to see.

We have a wall quilt made up and hanging in the Cottage of an off set Lone Star.   Gayle really liked the pattern and I gave her a copy (completely legal).  She took it and made it her own, combining a small panel she had and appliqueing the yellow rose.  She used Texas wild flower fabrics for the star, making it a truly Texas beauty !  Thanks Gayle for sharing your talent with us and allowing us to appreciate your artwork. 🙂

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Gayle is a very talented fabric artist.  Last Holiday season, she brought these georgous Christmas Tree ornaments she had made into the Cottage to show us.   She has generously agreed to do a demo on how to make them.  So don’t miss her at the

Christmas Festival in August

Saturday August 23,  11 am to 2 pm at the Medina Community Library in Medina

Then visit the Little Cottage Quilt Shop to get your supplies to make these beauties for your own Christmas tree.   Give them as cherished gifts to your loved ones, co-workers, your kids teachers or whomever is on your list.

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Another Beautiful Quilt

Another Beautiful Quilt

We are so fortunate to have so  many talented quilters that come into our shop.  They always have great ideas and beautiful work.  This beauty is made by Cindy Z., a weekly regular here at the Cottage.  She made it with the “Papillon” collection by Benartex.  The backing was “Eiffel Tower” by Micheal Miller.  She also used a grey “Hand Spray” by RJR Fabrics for the sashing.

Beautiful fabrics, beautiful quilt, beautiful person !!  Thank you Cindy for sharing with us.

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The backing really speaks of Paris and ties it all together.

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Row By Row Winner

Our Row By Row Winner !!

Good Monday Morning to ya’ll !!  This morning, August 4th, we had our Row By Row winner !!!  We are so proud of her, Brenda J. from Bandera, brought in her winning row quilt for us to display.  Brenda used all Texas rows from Texas shops.  She did a wonderful job of tying them all  together and coordinating them with her side borders, embellished with the Texas icons.  Her workmanship is beautiful too.

Great job and CONGRATULATIONS Brenda!!!

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Here are the rows that Brenda used in sequential order:

1) Sew Special Quilts  in San Antonio

2) A Sewing Basket  in Salado

3) Little Cottage Quilt Shop  in Medina (hey !!  that’s us :})

4) Memories By the Yard  in San antonio

5) Creative Sewing Center  in San Antonio

6) Gone Quiltin’  in Bandera

7) Creations  in Kerrville

8) Common Threads Quilting  in Wasahachie

It was long arm quilted by Ann Wells

Customer’s Gallery

Customer’s Gallery

I’ve been getting some wonderful pictures and “show & tell” from customers who have bought fabric and made it into beautiful, fun, cute, you name it, projects.  So I thought I would start a “Customer’s Gallery”, here on the website as well as printing the pictures to hang in the shop.  Such talented people !!!  Thank you for sharing  this latest accomplishment Nancy.  You both look fabulous ! 🙂

Pat Czepiel (left) and Nancy Nehring (right)  sport their newly finished aprons.  Love aprons !

Pat Czepiel (left) and Nancy Nehring (right) sporting their newly finished aprons. Love aprons !

Pat and Nancy made up the “Wine a Little…..You’ll feel Better” apron panel, and the “Le Petit Bistro” apron panel.

Sew much fun !!!

(unfortunately, we are sold out of the Wine apron panel, but we still have a few of the Bistro apron panels left)