Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tuesday Tip - Sharpie Markers and Squaring Up Blocks

Once again, a sharpie marker is so very useful and quite satsfying! :)

We recommend keeping a sharpie marker handy to place important square up marks on your QCR, QCRMini and square up rulers.

Place a small dot on your rulers at the square up mark's indicated in each of our patterns. 

We are using the blocks from each ruler's free table runner patterns, as examples.

These Sharpie marks will help you find those square up points easier.  

These Sharpie marks come of easily with a little rubbing alcohol and a tissue. 

Happy Quilting! :)

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~

Sunday, June 5, 2016

A Whole Lotta Chic Country Love!!

It's safe to say we and many other quilters have fallen in love with one of our newest patterns, Chic Country

We have made several ourselves!

We (Jenny, Helen and Sherilyn) have each made a Chic Country baby quilt for some special babies in our lives.

We perused IG and found so many awesome Chic Country creations!! 

This beauty was created by @rosecityquilter We love how she made the circles spin even more with her awesome quilting!

This awesome quilt was one of the first Chic Country customer quilts.  Created by @iamlunasol

A beautiful pillow created by @shiraz_and_sewing

@jdjordan24 did a fantastic job on 
this gorgeous quilt!

@pamjcole created this beauty! 
The pop of aqua is perfect!

This lovely wall hanging is the creation of @jcmiladesigns

Found this very country feeling Chic Country at
www.stitchedincolor.com The cute kitty was a fun addition to this work of art! :)

A SKW fav...this incredible piece of art! @vojen Her mother created this one!

@elizabethkray is responsible for this one!! Love Love Love it!! 

We loved how @practicaldazzle staged her gorgeous creation! Perfect Winter setting for these cool colors! 

This Chic Country single block is perfect for a lovely wall hanging. 
Nice work @stoffiebe_by_ulli

@nadelgoettin spun this Chic Country into a fantastic modern piece of art!

And this juicy, bright and cheery 
Chic Country by @tervonenleena
Absolutely scrumptious!!

Well done creative customers!! :)

We love seeing all of our customer's quilts on IG and FB.  Remember to #skw or #sewkindofwonderful #qcr and #(name of quilt)
and/or tag us on IG

Happy Quilting! :)

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~

Thursday, May 26, 2016

3 Day Weekend Sale and Market update

Yes! This past month has been BUSY!!

But before we recap we want to first mention our up coming SALE this 3 day weekend.  So mark your calendar, the SALE begins this Saturday! 

We began our month with an awesome show and classes at HMQS! Jenny's daughter, Brittany, came to help us and to add some young, gorgeous and vibrant energy!

We had a great time and a lot of success in the classes we taught and met some amazing ladies!

In between HMQS and Quilt Market, we had time to go home for a few days, re-group with our families, then come right back to Salt Lake for Market.  

Jenny brought her AWESOME husband, Jared, to help build our amazing booth! We simply kept referring to him as Muscles! haha! We couldn't have done it without him!! 

We were VERY happy with how the booth came together! It met every one of our expectations!! :)

We also had some very amazing talent visit our booth! Well, looky there... Tula came to visit and watch a demo! Very cool!! :)

We were thrilled to see our Persimmon quilt made up in gorgeous green in the Superior Threads booth! Awesome!

Our 'Persimmon' pattern can be found in our newest book, One Wonderful Curve.

We love spending time together at these shows.  It might even be our favorite thing about it all!

Yes...caught taking selfies!! 

These shows in Salt lake provided us with the perfect opportunity to spend time with family! Catching up with cousins, parents, children and siblings.  The best! :)

Happy Quilting!! 

~Sew Kind of Wonderful~

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Jenny's Quilt Studio Tour

I've been wanting to share pictures of my Quilt Studio here on our blog and when the sun came out today, I hurried and cleaned up my studio and took some pictures of it. 

My old quilting space was something that was not to be desired for!  It had no natural light...no ceiling...no space...no flooring...and I shared it with spiders and the occasional rat, but on a good note I was able to do laundry in between each quilting pass!  

...so when it came time to design my potential new studio, I knew I wanted everything I didn't have in my current studio space.  

My dreams became reality and my studio is everything I've always wanted!

We put in 5 windows to add tons of natural light.  That was #1 on the must have list.  I also found the perfect cutting table.  It's tall enough and actually has a leaf if I want to open it up and make it bigger. 

I love my sewing/computer space.  In order for us to create a lower sewing counter we needed a lower cabinet base.  I found two end tables at TJ Max which worked perfect and gave me more storage space.

I wanted lots of space for my fabric and these cubicles were perfect.  It took some effort to find enough baskets but managed to find and buy out all of them at 4 different Lowe's stores.  The baskets make for perfect storage.

I love my little pressing station.  My DIY ironing board is always set up and ready for when I need it!  I had a light bulb moment one day when I thought of changing our unused wall table to my quilting ironing board.  I painted it...we then drilled about 250 holes in the top to allow steam to escape...and then stapled double batting and upholstered fabric to the table top.  

We added this slat board for my longarm supplies and love how it keeps it all organized and visible.  

I also knew I wanted a place for the kids to sit and hangout.  I looked long and hard for the perfect couch and finally found this one at Ikea. ...and the TV is a must!

In order for us to free up more space in my studio, my husband cut down my longarm quilting table from 14 feet down to 10 feet and our handy friend welded it back together.  

 We ended up getting a pellet stove for our heating source.  We haven't used it yet but I think we are going to love it come winter.  The last studio project was putting up my design wall, a must have in any quilt studio!   

Hope you enjoyed my little quilt studio tour.  I loved sharing it with you today!