Gifts to Give (or Keep): Patchwork


--Melissa


We are going to be writing a lot about gift making and giving for the next two months, starting off with a project that Amy completed using the Tree Improv tutorial by Malka Dubrowsky.  Placemats are indespensible around here, and these are soft, durable and hide a multitude of stains.  They get better with every washing! 


I love Amy's palette.  We've broken up some of the Kaufman Solids fat packs into smaller groupings and individual fat quarters to make it easier to take home solids across color spectrums.  We also sell batting by the yard to accomodate smaller (or very large!) quilting projects.  This pattern is a jumping off point of a table runner, a pilllow cover, or a cozy throw.  We are happily awaiting Malka's new book, Fresh Quilting, (coming to the store in a few weeks) and this project has me thinking quilts again.  Big surprise.  We have a ton of quilt patterns and books in the store, ranging in skill level from very beginner to very, er, not.  Is this the year you learn how to piece patchwork?  I hope so. 


*Other very gift worthy patterns in the store this week:



  • Amy Butler's Honey Bun Poofs.  Perfect for all the new bold prints we have on the shelves.

  • AND!  New embroidery kits from the ever adorable Penguin and Fish.