Sunday, July 24, 2016

Final July Clearance sale

Hey Everyone,

The final sale is up. There are over 500 items. I included some that we had done earlier in the month. It is so nice to just have the new fabric in the shop :) We are getting a ton of new fabric this month too.. can't wait. If you just want to see the new sale fabrics start on page 6 of the sale. The sale will be removed at midnight Eastern 9 Pacific Monday night ... I also put all of the Christmas fabric on low sale price since it is the 25th and Michael (my son) wanted to do a Christmas in July sale. Just a reminder no other coupons or discounts with this sale please. We will contact you if we are out or short on anything that you purchase so please leave a valid email address.





Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Pixie Summer Home QAL Installment Tree

Hi Everyone,

See what I did there? This is indeed the third post with a pattern and the pattern is for Trees. I am so silly... have to have a little pun. I get that from my DH. Okay....

This is our official Midway point. So there is a linky party on Brooke's blog go there to put in your link. Why? Because you can win a great big prize. Brooke, Sally, and I are all contributing to one prize for anyone that has left a link on any of the PSHQAL linkies to this point. One peron will get a package from each of us with lovely sewing goodies. Also if you have left comments on any of the blog posts you will be entered to win a prize from whomever you left the comment for.... all kinds of goodness going around here.

 This is our new block... I love it and I especially love that Raindrop fabric. You can get the PDF here
for the pattern and this is the foundation pattern for the right side trees.

The Tree Block

Pixie Summer Home Quilt Along
Two Trees Block
By Julie Dueck of The Intrepid Thread


Cutting:
Background Fabric:
6 - 2 ½” squares
4 – 2” by 3 ½” rectangles
2 – 1” by 9 ½” rectangles
6 – Scraps for paper piecing(if you want to cut these 3 ½” squares should work)

Right Side Tree Fabric:
1 – 2” by 4 ½” rectangle (top)
1 – 2 ½” by 4 ½” rectangle (center)
1 – 3” by 4 ½” rectangle

Left Side Tree Fabric:
3 – 2 ½” by 4 ½” Rectangles
Trunk Fabric:
2 – 1 ½”” by 3 ½” rectangles
**All seams are ¼ inch unless otherwise specified.
Assembly:
1. With a pencil mark the back of the 2 ½” squares of background fabric with a diagonal line. 




2. Place one marked square on the left side of one of the left tree fabric rectangles, right sides together, matching corners, and sew on the line as shown.



Trim the seam and press the corner out, I press toward the tree but if you prefer to press open that is fine.




3. Repeat step two with the other side of the rectangle. 




4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 twice to create the second and third flying geese to make up the left side tree.

 
5. Sew the three tree pieces together.





5. Sew the trunk fabric piece, 1 ½” by 3 ½”, between the background pieces, 2” by 3 ½”, as shown. 

6. Repeat step 5 to make the second tree trunk.

7. Using the paper piecing foundations provided, piece the right side tree. Please refer to the paper piecing tutorial here or search Youtube for a tutorial. Alternately you could improv the three tree pieces. Just make sure that they measure 2” by 4 ½”, 2 ½” by 4 ½”, and 3” by 4 ½” unfinished.

8. Sew the three foundation pieced tree sections together.




9. Sew the trunks to the bottom of the tree sections.




 
10. Sew the 1” by 9 ½” rectangles to the right side of each tree. Then sew the trees together.


Ta Da! All Done.
If you want to you can use each of the trees separately it would be cute to put them between your house blocks. And of course you can mix up which side is the right and left.


Don't forget to tag #pixiesummerhomeqal on IG when you get them done... we want to see them :)

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Clearance Sale Part C

Hey Everyone,

Sorry all you have seen is the sale posts the last two weeks., It just so happens when we are having big sales it kind of takes up all of my time. But don't forget to check back on Wednesday for the next installment of the Pixie Summer Home Quilt Along. And of course don't forget to check the clearance sale :)


More than 1200 fabrics will be on sale this month from $3 to $8 a yard. We will post 300-400 of them each Sunday night at Midnight Eastern 9pm Pacific. The Sale section will appear at the top of the shop page when it is available each Sunday... it is here .  They will be available for 24 hrs then they will be removed. Please do not use any other coupons or discounts with this sale. Please be patient about shipping I am cutting alone (but my awesome kids have stepped up to help) so it might take a bit longer for me to get everything out but I will get it to you as soon as I can.  From now on shipping will not happen until I hear back from you about anything that is short. Please be certain to leave an email where I can contact you and double check the spelling on it as well. We will email if anything is short or sold out and you can choose a refund for those pieces or to take what is available with a refund for the difference.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Clearance Sale Part Deux

More than 1200 fabrics will be on sale this month from $3 to $8 a yard. We will post 300-400 of them each Sunday night at Midnight Eastern 9pm Pacific. The Sale section will appear at the top of the shop page when it is available each Sunday... it is here .  They will be available for 24 hrs then they will be removed. Please do not use any other coupons or discounts with this sale. Please be patient about shipping I am cutting alone (but my awesome kids have stepped up to help) so it might take a bit longer for me to get everything out but I will get it to you as soon as I can.  From now on shipping will not happen until I hear back from you about anything that is short. Please be certain to leave an email where I can contact you and double check the spelling on it as well. We will email if anything is short or sold out and you can choose a refund for those pieces or to take what is available with a refund for the difference.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Pixie Summer Home QAL House 2

Hi Everyone!
Welcome to the second post in the Pixie Summer Home Quilt Along


Are you ready to get started on your next house style? If you haven't started on the first houses yet and you downloaded the pattern on the first day. There was a small error in the cutting directions so you should re-download it here. My diagram was right but one of the cut sizes added a 1/2 inch in the written directions. Don't forget to add your link to the linky party at the end of the post to be entered in our big drawing. Visit Brooke and Sally today to see their progress on their quilts as well. We are so excited to see what you all are working on :)

On to the next set of directions...

Here is a link you can download the PDF for printing


Pixie Summer Home Quilt Along

The Big House on the Block




Cutting:
Background Fabric:
2 - 2 ½” by 4” Rectangles

Roof Fabric:
1 – 3 ½” by 9 ½” Rectangle
1 – 1 ½” by 9 ½” Rectangle

House Fabric:
2 – 1 ½” by 3 ½” Rectangles
2 – 1 ½” by 3” Rectangles
1 – 2 ½” by 3 ½” rectangle
2 – 2 ½” by 4 ¼” Rectangles

Door and Window Fabric
2 – 2 ½” by 3” Rectangles
1 – 2 by 2 ½” Rectangle

**All seams are ¼ inch unless otherwise specified.

Assembly:
1. On the top of the roof fabric make a mark 1" from each edge. Line up the edge of one background piece and the bottom corner of the roof fabric with RST. It should hang over the top and the bottom. Just make sure it is about ¼” over the top and leave the largest portion hanging over the bottom.
2. Sew 1/4" seam along the edge of the background fabric. Repeat steps one and two in the opposite side.

You will have this when you are done:

3. Using your roof rectangle as a guide straighten the top and bottom edges.

4. Square up to 9 1/2" by 3 1/2" leaving at least 1/4" of background past the bottom edge of the roof. (this might come out to be a little bigger than 1/4" depending on the accuracy of your 1/4" seam)

  
Now that the hard part is out of the way (I know it wasn’t that hard) … 

5. Sew the two 1 ½” by 3” rectangles of house fabric to the top of the 2 ½” by 3” rectangles of Door/Window fabric.
 



6. Sew the top floor of the house together in this order:
1 ½” by 3 ½” rectangle of house fabric – Window unit – 2 ½” by 3 ½” rectangle of house fabric – Window unit - 1 ½” by 3 ½” rectangle of house fabric


7. Sew the bottom floor together in this order:
2 ½” by 4 ¼” rectangle of house fabric – 2” by 2 ½” rectangle of Door/Window Fabric - 2 ½” by 4 ¼” rectangle of house fabric


8. Sew the rows together in this order: Roof unit, Second Floor unit, 1 ½” by 9 ½” rectangle of roof fabric, Bottom Floor unit.






And you’re done! 




Sunday, July 3, 2016

Clearance sale is up

More than 1200 fabrics will be on sale this month from $3 to $8 a yard. We will post 300-400 of them each Sunday night at Midnight Eastern 9pm Pacific. The Sale section will appear at the top of the shop page when it is available each Sunday... it is here .  They will be available for 24 hrs then they will be removed. Please do not use any other coupons or discounts with this sale. Please be patient about shipping I am cutting alone (but my awesome kids have stepped up to help) so it might take a bit longer for me to get everything out but I will get it to you as soon as I can.  From now on shipping will not happen until I hear back from you about anything that is short. Sorry that this will slow up shipping for some of you. I had a very ugly situation with a customer last sale and I want to avoid that happening again. We are doing a full inventory this week so that everything will be as close to perfect when we start as we can make it but others can still check out with things before you do. Everyone likes a good deal after all. Please be certain to leave an email where I can contact you and double check the spelling on it as well. We will email if anything is short or sold out and you can choose a refund for those pieces or to take what is available with a refund for the difference.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Our Annual 4th of July Sale (only Bigger)

More than 1200 fabrics will be on sale this month from $3 to $8 a yard. We will post 300-400 of them each Sunday night at Midnight Eastern 9pm Pacific. The Sale section will appear at the top of the shop page when it is available.  They will be available for 24 hrs then they will be removed. Please do not use any other coupons or discounts with this sale. Please be patient about shipping I am cutting alone (but my awesome kids have stepped up to help) so it might take a bit longer for me to get everything out but I will get it to you as soon as I can.  From now on shipping will not happen until I hear back from you about anything that is short. Sorry that this will slow up shipping for some of you. I had a very ugly situation with a customer last sale and I want to avoid that happening again. We are doing a full inventory this week so that everything will be as close to perfect when we start as we can make it but others can still check out with things before you do. Everyone likes a good deal after all. Please be certain to leave an email where I can contact you and double check the spelling on it as well. We will email if anything is short or sold out and you can choose a refund for those pieces or to take what is available with a refund for the difference.