Thursday, December 31, 2020

YOU WON'T BE BORED IN 2021 IF YOU STOP AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

I stopped in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop today and can't tell you how much fun I had.  Some major redecorating has been going on and I had to show you some of the wonderful items I saw.  

But First: I want to tell you that the January Calendar is on the sidebar.  There are a few things I want to point out.

  • Christmas Through The Year is starting this month.  You will make quick gifts throughout the hear for any occasion.  Two sessions will be held each month.  The charge is $5 a session plus a kit fee if available. The first sessions are Friday, Jan. 15, from 1-3; and/or Monday, Jan. 18, from 6-8.  You will learn a new technique with several different layouts. Class will be limited at this time so please call the shop to make your reservation.  
    • February will be a bag with two colors and prairie points and an easy zipper method.
    • March will be a Star Tablemat, using a tool from Creative Grids and 1 1/2" strips.  There will be two different designs.
    • Dates to be determined.
  • Applique Block of the month!  This is a pick up BOM only.  Call the shop to sign up for this cute quilt or you can make a separate wall hanging each month.  Stop in and see samples of the first four months.  Lee Anne has been busy making the samples for the shop!  They can be machine or hand appliqued. The book needs to be purchased at sign up.  Kits are $8 each month.  Special hangers are also available for purchase if you are not putting them into a quilt.  
Now for some more pictures of what I saw at the shop.

A nice bag!
Cute patterns!  New books are in too.  

And I had to show this.  It is the first block of Lee Anne's pick up applique block of the month.  Isn't it adorable!  

DON'T FORGET the  upcoming Sale at the Attic Window Quilt Shop!

  This is what Chris says:

"Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, and hope you have a blessed New Year! We will be closed for New Year's Day, but please join us on Sat. Jan. 2 and the following week on Jan. 4 through 9 for our SALE.  We  will also do after hours shopping by appointment during the week of Jan. 4 through 9.  Please call the shop to make an appointment.  

Our hours for the holiday are:

  • January 1, Closed
  • Open Saturday, January 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the SALE
  •  On Monday, January 4 through Thursday, January 7, we will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on Friday from 10-5, and Saturday from 10-4.

 Happy new Year!

Hugs, Caroll

 

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

YOU WILL WANT TO MAKE ONE OF THESE

I wish I had known about this before Christmas!  Kelly, a new friend from Pittsburgh, gave me this today, and I had to share it with you.  This is so clever and makes a nice gift any time of the year.  
What is it, you ask.  It is a cook's towel.  You drape it around your neck and you always have your towel available for wiping your hands.  That is so clever.  I'm forever looking around for my towel, and even if I know where it is (in it's usual spot), I have to turn and walk to it.  This way it is always available, right there!  Thank you, Kelly, for this clever towel.  I will use it often.

How to make it: 

When I look at it, it looks you will need a fabric strip that is 7 inches wide.  The length of fabric for the neck piece is 44 inches, not counting the amount you need to turn under at the ends.  However, now I notice there is seam at the back, so you would need two pieces of fabric 23 inches long, one for each side.  Sew these two pieces together with the seam in the back, then fold length of piece in half and sew down the length of the strip making a strip 4 1/2 inches wide and 44 inches long.  Turn so raw edges of this long seam are on inside.  Iron so that seam is down the middle of the strip, then after cutting your hand towel in half, tuck each piece in an end of the neck piece and sew two rows at each end.

I hope this is clear!  If you have any questions let me know.  And again, thank you Kelly.  So very nice of you!

DON'T FORGET the  upcoming Sale at the Attic Window Quilt Shop!

  This is what Chris says:

"Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, and hope you have a blessed New Year! We will be closed for New Year's Day, but please join us on Sat. Jan. 2 and the following week on Jan. 4 through 9 for our SALE.  We  will also do after hours shopping by appointment during the week of Jan. 4 through 9.  Please call the shop to make an appointment.  

Our hours for the holiday are:

  • Dec. 31, Close at 3 p.m. 
  • January 1, Closed
  • Open Saturday, January 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the SALE
  •  On January 4 through 9 we will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

 Happy new Year!

Hugs, Caroll

Thursday, December 24, 2020

THE PERFECT GIFT FOR YOU

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.

DON'T FORGET the  upcoming Sale!  This is what Chris says:

"Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, and hope you have a blessed New Year! We will be closed for New Year's Day, but please join us on Sat. Jan. 2 and the following week on Jan. 4 through 9 for our SALE.  We  will also do after hours shopping by appointment during the week of Jan. 4 through 9.  Please call the shop to make an appointment.  

Our hours for the holiday are:

  •  Dec. 24, Close at 2 p.m.  
  • Dec. 25 & 26. Closed
  • Dec. 31, Close at 3 p.m. 
  • January 1, Closed
  • Open Saturday, January 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the SALE
  •  On January 4 through 9 we will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Thanks Chris.  I hope you and everyone has a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, and that you all wear your mask, wash your hands, and stay safe.  I'm eager to see all of you soon at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  

Hugs, Caroll

Monday, December 21, 2020

THE ATTIC WINDOW IS READY FOR CHRISTMAS, ARE YOU?

 

Are  you ready for Christmas?  The Attic Window Quilt Shop is decorated and ready for you to stop by and pick up that last minute gift. 

This is what Chris says:  "Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, and hope you have a blessed New Year! We will be closed for New Year's Day, but please join us on Sat. Jan. 2 and the following week on Jan. 4 through 9 for our SALE.  We  will also do after hours shopping by appointment during the week of Jan. 4 through 9.  Please call the shop to make an appointment.  

Our hours for the holiday are:

  •  Dec. 24, Close at 2 p.m.  
  • Dec. 25 & 26. Closed
  • Dec. 31, Close at 3 p.m. 
  • January 1, Closed
  • Open Saturday, January 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the SALE
  •  On January 4 through 9 we will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Don't forget those last minutes gifts.  You might like some of these new books and patterns.

Or how about more of these new cozy flannels from Kaufman.  They are so soft and sweet!  


Or what about this new quick and easy bag.  Marilyn made this sample bag, using one of the new Plaids. This is a Cut Loose pattern and has optional pockets on the inside.

We hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and that you wear your mask, wash your hands, and stay safe.

Hugs, Caroll

Friday, December 18, 2020

PROUD OF MY GIRLS

 

OK, I admit it.  I'm a proud great grandma!  I had to show you my great grand girls and what they have been making for the holidays.  I'm so proud and happy that their mother is teaching them to sew and do handwork.  The youngest on the right made the Christmas stocking, and the oldest is learning embroidery.  If you can't see it, this is what she is stitching, "Home is where the flowers grow."  I wish they didn't live so far away so we could sew together.  As it is, I've been spending the past week cleaning and organizing my sewing room, and in anticipation of their summer visit, setting aside fabric, patterns, and notions that I think they might like.  Thanks for letting me indulge.  

Be sure and check out the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  I understand new fabric has arrived and, remember, there is still time to pick up an easy kit of a cute project for Christmas.

Store hours are Friday, 10-5; and Saturday, 10-4.  
Caroll,  Caring, sharing, creating smiles 😊 

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

DO YOU STILL NEED A GIFT FOR CHRISTMAS?

May I have your attention!  You still have time to make this cute bag just in time for Christmas.  Above is another bag kit that is being offered at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Chris said that this next project is an easy bag with prairie points.  The kit includes fabric, zipper, rick rack, batting and free pattern.  You pay only $10 for this 8"x10" bag.  What a deal!  Be sure and stop in ASAP. 

Store hours are Friday, 10-5; and Saturday, 10-4.  
Caroll,  Caring, sharing, creating smiles 😊 

Friday, December 11, 2020

SMALL FINISHES AND NEW CALENDAR




I may have said this before, but during this Pandemic I've had a difficult time focusing. However,  I do have some accomplishments to show you.  Above are hot pads that I made from my scraps.  

And these are a bunch of EPP coasters that I made.  Below is a closeup of some of them:




I kept myself busy making these so I would not eat so much during this anxiety ridden time. It was fun going through my scraps and finding the perfect centers to fussy cut for my coasters.  I got the EPP papers from the Attic Window Quilt Shop.

Which reminds me: The December calendar is on the sidebar.  Be sure and take a look to see what is happening this month.  Chris told me today that she would have another kit ready soon.  And watch for the BIG SALE coming in the New Year.

Hope everyone is staying safe.  
Hugs and Love, Caroll

Monday, December 7, 2020

THESE BOWL COZIES ARE REVERSIBLE!


When I told you yesterday about the new kits available at the Attic Window Quilt Shop, I think I forgot to tell you that they are reversible!  These adorable bowl cozies are for removing that hot bowl from your microwave !  Each kit is only $5 and includes fabric, two pieces of precut batting and instructions to make a fun and fast gift.  Templates are also available to cut your own batting or you can purchase a packet of precut batting that will make eight cozies.  Check it out.  You have time to make these fun gifts. 

This a pick-up only.  Keep an eye out for more projects that I’m sure you will enjoy. 

Store hours are Friday, 10-5; and Saturday, 10-4.  
Caroll,  Caring, sharing, creating smiles 😊

Sunday, December 6, 2020

ANOTHER FUN AND FAST GIFT IDEA


 New Kits are available at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Each kit is only $5 and includes fabric, two pieces of precut batting and instructions to make a fun and fast gift.  Templates are also available to cut your own batting or you can purchase a packet of precut batting that will make eight cozies.  Check it out.  You have time to make these fun gifts. 

This a pick-up.  Keep an eye out for more projects that I’m sure you will enjoy.  As for me, I think today’s kit is another perfect gift for my great granddaughter (you’ve seen her on this blog) who is learning to sew and quilt.  I want to encourage this wonderful craft!

Store hours are Friday, 10-5; and Saturday, 10-4.  
Caroll,  Caring, sharing, creating smiles 😊

Monday, November 30, 2020

KITS ARE GREAT GIFT GIVING IDEAS


 Good Morning Quilters.  I hope everyone had a happy and blessed Thanksgiving holiday.  Chris at the Attic Window Quilt Shop has been busy making up kits for you.  Today, I’m showing you this Quilted Gift Bag as your first kit.  They are $10 each.  In the front of the photo are the five various fabric choices you have for your kit.  You will find the pattern in the book, More Weekend Sewing and it is just $9.99.  Call the shop to reserve your kit.

This a pick-up.  Keep an eye out for more projects that I’m sure you will enjoy.  As for me, I think today’s kit will be the perfect gift for my granddaughter (you’ve seen her on this blog) who is learning to sew and quilt.  I want to encourage this wonderful craft!

Store hours are Friday, 10-5; and Saturday, 10-4.  
Caroll,  Caring, sharing, creating smiles 😊

Thursday, November 26, 2020

LET'S CELEBRATE

 

SPECIAL SALE
The Attic Window Quilt Shop is celebrating Black Friday and Small Business Saturday with a special sale. This is what Chris said,
 "You will receive 20% off all fabrics, 25% off all notions, books and patterns.  Don't forget, if you don't want to come in, call and we can set up a special shopping time for  you, or you can do curb side pick up.  Gift certificates are available too!  Happy Thanksgiving!  I am so blessed and thankful for all my wonderful support from everyone!!!  Love Chris."

Store hours are Friday, 10-5; and Saturday, 10-4.  

I love this store and hope you will remember to Support you local small business!  Caroll,  Caring, sharing, creating smiles 😊

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

MORE NEW KIDS FLANNELS AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP


More new fabrics at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  The above new sweet flannels are from Robert Kaufman and called Cozy Cottons!  Chris said, "We just love their flannels.  They are so soft and are wonderful to work with!"

Stop in at the store soon.  These new flannels will help you get started on those Christmas projects!

NOTE:  The Attic Window Quilt Shop will be closed on Thursday for Thanksgiving.  It will be open Friday and Saturday as usual.  Be sure and check out those sale items while you are there!  

HAPPY THANKSGIVING everyone!!!

 Don't Forget:

·                     Craft Day has been Cancelled!

·                     Pick up your November Calendar.

·                     Store Hours for November and December: 

                        Monday-Friday, 10-5; and Saturday, 10-4. 

Caroll,

Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Friday, November 20, 2020

NEW FABRIC AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

Check out these new fabrics at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  The three new prints above are from Marcus and called Bygone Browns by Sheryl Johnson.  


 These luscious new flannels just arrived from Marcus Fabrics.  They are a nice heavy weight and only $10.75 a yard.  Be sure and stop in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and get some of these new fabrics for your new project!

Don't Forget:

·                     Craft Day has been Cancelled!

·                     Pick up your November Calendar.

·                     Store Hours for November and December:  

o                  Monday-Friday, 10-5; and Saturday, 10-4. 

Caroll,

Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

 Unfortunately, due to Covid and the restrictions placed on businesses for the next three weeks here in Michigan, Chris at the Attic Window Quilt Shop has to announce that the Craft Days have been cancelled! 

Stay tuned for further developments as I know Chris is diligently working on something else for us.  Something I know you will like!

IN THE MEANTIME, there is a fantastic sale going on at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  All Christmas fabrics are 20% off and Fall fabrics and patterns are 30% off.  Stop in and check out the sales!

Don't Forget:

·                     Craft Day has been Cancelled!

·                     Pick up your November Calendar.

·                     Store Hours for November and December:  

o                  Monday-Friday, 10-5; and Saturday, 10-4. 

Caroll,

Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

A GREAT GIFT IDEA!


 Check our this fun quilt that Jill at the Attic Window Quilt Shop made.  This new, simple quilt is called Night Light by Villa Rosa Designs.  Chris said that they have a kit made up and ready to go.  This will be a fun quilt for a beginner.  I'm thinking what a great Christmas gift.

Don't Forget:

  • Craft Day is back! Call the store to register.
  • Pick up your November Calendar.
  • Store Hours for November and December:  
    • Monday-Friday, 10-5; and Saturday, 10-4. 

Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Sunday, November 15, 2020

NEW PANEL AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

Chris sent me pictures of the new panel at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  This is what she said: We have a new panel, border print, and four coordinating prints from P & B Fabrics.  They are called Flower Jewels and they make me think of spring 2021!

This is a close up of the flowers.
And here you can see that the shop has coordinating fabrics and threads to meet your needs.
And here is a closeup of all the coordinating fabrics.  They are beautiful.  I don't know about you, but spring 2021 can't come too soon!
Stop in at the shop and pick up some of these beautiful fabrics. Think Spring!

Don't Forget:

  • Craft Day is back! Call the store to register.
  • Pick up your November Calendar.
  • Store Hours for November and December:  
    • Monday-Friday, 10-5; and Saturday, 10-4. 

Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Friday, November 13, 2020

OH THE THINGS YOU CAN SEE AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

When recently at the Attic Window Quilt Shop I took pictures of all the panels hanging in the store.  Isn't this beautiful!
This is so cute.
This owl is stunning.  Chris said someone was making it into a quilt or wall hanging.  I can't wait to see it and get a picture for you.
A lovely panel for Christmas!
To me this is so Michigan.  I hear the geese honking all the time as they fly over my house on their way to the pond at the park.
I love this.  Chris said someone (I think Carol H.) had a special stitch that she was using on this panel and I hope will teach us.  I'll keep you posted.
Another beautiful panel.  I'm sorry but I did not get information about the manufacture of each panel.  You can call the shop for information.

Don't Forget:

  • Craft Day is back! Call the store to register.
  • Pick up your November Calendar.
  • Store Hours for November and December:  
    • Monday-Friday, 10-5; and Saturday, 10-4. 

Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Monday, November 9, 2020

ARE YOU BUSY SEWING FOR THE HOLIDAYS? CHECK THESE OUT!

Today I want to show you a couple other items that I saw at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  I love this snowman wall hanging and have the perfect spot for him at my house. I like to decorate with snowmen not only at Christmas but January is snowmen month at my house.

The pattern for the snowman can be found in this book, Christmas In The Country.  You can get the book at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.

I also saw this cute little wall hanging.  The pattern is by Buttermilk Basin and can be found at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Be sure and stop by the Shop soon and check out more of the cute holiday items.

Don't Forget:

  • Craft Day is back! Call the store to register.
  • Pick up your November Calendar.
  • Store Hours for November and December:  
    • Monday-Friday, 10-5; and Saturday, 10-4. 

Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Saturday, November 7, 2020

NEW BOM AT THE ATTIC WINDOW QUILT SHOP

Hello Quilters.  How would you like to create this?  Above is a picture of the first block of a new BOM at the Attic Window Quilt Shop.  Lee Anne made this block and is hosting this monthly pickup.  
Above, is the book you will be using.
Lee Anne also made these blocks.  This is going to be a fun project, and I can't wait to participate.  Call the shop to see when this BOM will begin, how much it will cost, and when pickup is scheduled. Don't forget to signup! You want to do this so Chris and Lee Anne will know how many books to order and kits to make up each month!  So much fun to look forward too this long winter!

Don't Forget:

  • Craft Day is back! Call the store to register.
  • Pick up your November Calendar.
  • Store Hours for November and December:  
    • Monday-Friday, 10-5; and Saturday, 10-4. 

Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles

Monday, November 2, 2020

I DID AN OOPSy!

 

Remember yesterday I posted that this panel is in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop?  

These are the coordinating fabrics (and not the ones I posted yesterday).  They are so beautiful I don't know how I missed them.  They are Very Merry by Kim Schaefer from Andover Fabrics.

These beautiful fabrics are called Winter Rose by Andover.   Stop in at the Attic Window Quilt Shop and check out all the new fabrics.  

Also, pick up a November calendar while there, or check out all the fun things going on at the shop by clicking on the November 2020 calendar on the sidebar.  

Craft day is back!!!  You won't want to miss that.  

Also, please note new times for the Sampler on first Saturday and Third Wednesday.  They both start at 10 a.m.

Store hours for November and December, Monday - Friday, 10-5; and Saturday, 10-4.

Sorry about the Oopsy, 
Caroll,
Caring, Sharing, Creating Smiles
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Attic Window Teachers

Attic Window Teachers
Attic Window Teachers

Quilts For Wheels

Quilts For Wheels
Many thanks and much appreciation goes to the women who work diligently each month to make quilts for those in wheel chairs. Kudos go to: Yvonne, Mary T., Fran, Joan, Mary Ellen, Barb, Lee Ann, Nancy, Mary.

Quilting for Kids With Cancer

Quilting for Kids With Cancer
Generosity has no bounds. Above are the women in the Quilts For Kids group at the Attic Window Quilt Shop. Left to right, Henrietta, Phyllis, Nancy, Carol, Karen. These women donate their time, fabric, money once a month to make quilts for kids who have cancer.