Crossing Borders Shop Hop

It’s that time again for the “Crossing Borders Spring Fling” Shop Hop!

The shCompleteop hop will be from Saturday, April 27-Saturday, May 4, 2019.  Visit 9 great quilt shops in Minnesota and South Dakota.  You will receive a FREE pattern, 5 jelly roll strips and drawings at each shop!  Grand prize drawing for hoppers visiting all 9 shops…Baby Lock Brilliant Sewing Machine!! 

The participating shops..The Sewing Basket-Luverne MN, Fabrics Plus, Marshall MN, Always Your Design, Dell Rapids SD, Old Alley Quilt Shop, Sherburn MN, Dakota Quilt Shop, Watertown SD, Crafty Corner, Worthington MN, Prairie Quilting Windom MN, Dutch Rose Quilt Shop, Sioux Falls SD, Shanty Stitchers, Beresford SD

The hours of the shop hop are Saturday, April 27: 9 am-5pm, Sunday, April 28 12 noon-5 p.m, Monday-Friday April 29-May 3: 9 am-5 pm, (Wednesday May 1 until 7 pm) Saturday May 4- 9 am-3 pm

(Ask about extended hours in individual shops!)

2018 Fair Challenge pillows

There were 11 entrants in the Fair challenge.  The first picture is the Grand Champion and the second is Reserve Champion.  The next two received honorable mention.  Thank you to all who participated.  Next year will be a table runner and the fabric is available now.  Stop in and get started.

Sorry about the glare but the pictures were taken through glass.

Perfect for Traveling!

Are you planning  a vacation for this summer? EGPhoneWallet4LGThese Phone Wallets are perfect for the times you don’t want to carry a big purse!  There are 3 pockets for credit cards and ID and a zippered pocket for change.  The phone pocket is on the back side and secured by a tab and snap.  What a great embroidery project in the hoop!

Open Late!

later hoursOur summer hours are 10:00 am -5:00 p.m on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.  Thursday we are open from 10:00 am-8:00 p.m. and Saturday hours are from 10:00 am until 4:00 p.m.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day has come and gone.  We want to say thank you to all who have served our country.  flagWe also have a great panel that could easily be used in a “quilt of valor”  or to  hang on the wall!  An easy way to display a flag or the beginning of a beautiful quilt without all the precise stitching.

What a weekend!

What did you do during the blizzard last weekend?  I hope  some of you had a chance to sewmonopoly and perhaps finish up some projects!  Have you tried quilting with Superior Mono Poly Thread?  It worked beautifully on my quilt and I even tried “Edge to Edge” quilting with it in both the bobbin and the top thread.  There were no issues with broken or stretched thread..what a great product for quilting!

April Showers

April showers bring flowers..but what about April “snow showers?”  They bring finished sewing projects!  This is also the time to think about baby showers.  We have a great collectiminkyon of minky for adorable baby blankets or quilt backing.  Stop in to check them out!

Is it Spring yet?

It looks like we have another week of cooler temperatures ahead.  However, the weather certainly helps to be able to concentrate on sewing projects that need to be finished! How many unfinished projects do you have?  Check out our participants’ PHD (projects half done) items that are finished .  Aren’t they great?  Project for April is #8.


Peggy L



Just around the corner…

The robins arrived last week and that means spring is here!  The warmer temperatures and longer days are an inspiration to change the home decor.  How about this adorable little bird fabric for pillows to add a fresh new look of spring?bird fabric