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Misty the Dog, Mascot for BFF and Store News

Posted by Lynn Holbrook on

Hello! We've been adding lots of new fabrics to the store and are over 500 bolts now. We have new Free Spirit - including Tim Holtz, Billy Reue, Anna Marie, Brandon Mably, and coming this week, new William Morris prints. We've also added Decostitch Art Gallery Elements in several colors, as well as some new prints and FQs to have fun sorting through. We have Jennifer Sampou's luscious Screen fabrics from Robert Kaufman! And with Christmas coming we've added some Art Gallery Christmas fabrics to our previous collections from AGF and new Katy Tanis from Free Spirit. Lastly, we have...

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Happy August!

Posted by Lynn Holbrook on

It's been almost a year since we moved from the tiny store on 10th Ave to our current store and we are happy to be here! These past 12 months have brought new customers and we started quilt classes this past spring and early summer, and will continue to offer them. I finished a quilt and sent it to my dear friend and favorite quilter, Carol, to put her incredible quilting touches on and it took Grand Champion in the local county fair. This is Then Came June's Nova Star pattern and I used fabrics from two fat quarter bundles...

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Let's Hear It For UFOs and finally learning to use a longarm...

Posted by Lynn Holbrook on

Finishing the box UFO was very satisfying and spurred me on to learn to use a long-arm so that I can quilt it when I feel sufficiently educated. This UFO has been hanging around for a number of years and I had to get over "precious-ness" and cut up finished blocks I'd made, but ultimately didn't like. That made all the difference in how this turned out. My long-arm practice piece is a whole different animal and I seem to be approaching it like I would a doodle - a fairly restrained doodle. After watching a number of YouTube videos...

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Finished the Inventory and Major Progress on a One-Block-Wonder, all on a Friday

Posted by Lynn Holbrook on

We have a huge wardrobe upstairs in the loft apartment above our store. We've done minimal remodeling except for the kitchen. We did some major stuff there. This building was built in 1904, so we have had some interesting "reveals". This One Block Wonder using panels was a revelation and it's been a lot of fun. But it's large and I'm not excited about large projects anymore. I don't think this will be a full blown quilt. Hoping to hang the quilt top with a border to cover the back of the afore-mentioned wardrobe. Furniture serves as walls for our...

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Moving Right Along

Posted by Lynn Holbrook on

Now that Christmas and New Year are passed, I'm working on an actual inventory in the store. Being new to retail and not having that much stock the first year in the biz, I winged it. But some sleepless nights yielded thoughts and ultimately a conviction to be true blue in my store; so I am counting, marking, and taking it bit by bit. I have been wanting to make bags. I picked up a Yoko Saito book - I Love Houses - and I completed the one in the photo. I had a few struggles but now I know what...

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