December 18, 2014
We are pleased to introduce eight new block of the month programs!
As a special holiday bonus we will send you a $10 gift certificate if you sign up for one new block of the month program or a $25 gift certificate if you sign up for two of our new block of the month programs. Our new programs include My Enchanted Garden, All Spruced Up, Spoolie Bird, Happy Stitchin', Full Bloom, Flower Show, Just Takes 2 and Birds, Bunnies, Herbs and Honeys. You can find details on the new programs in our featured block of the month section below. This special is valid for sign-ups between December 17th - December 25th. Your gift certificate will be valid on regularly priced merchandise anytime January 2015.
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Gift Ideas For Your Favorite Quilter (or you)!
Still looking for some last minute gift ideas? We have beautiful wool kits from Woolylady.
Pink Sand Beach always designs wonderful tote patterns and now we are pleased to offer you their beautifully color coordinated kits featuring Downton Abbey fabrics. All three kits include the exact fabrics pictured and includes zippers and hardware when required. We also offer interfacing kits for all three totes so you will have the exact interfacing materials you need to give your totes a professional finished look. You can click on your favorite tote above for complete details or click the link below to see all of our Pink Sand Beach products.
Not sure what to choose?
How about a Quilting by the Bay Gift Certificate?
We can send the certificate to you or directly to the recipient.
All Star Quilts - Featured book
The new All Star Quilt by Eleanor Burns is out of this world! Join our bright constellation of celebrities as they assist Eleanor in making four unique stars. Along with their blocks, Marianne Fons, Alex Anderson, Nancy Zieman, and Mark Lipinski are each saluted for their stellar contributions to the quilting galaxy. The prize winning Feathered Star is as easy as a Bear's Paw, with triangle pieced squares, strip pieced diamonds, and no set in seams. This book is the best ever with detailed instructions that only Eleanor Burns can write! Order your copy now!
We have a limited number of All Star Quilts autographed by Eleanor Burns!
Just Takes 2 quilt was designed by Brenda Papadakis of Dear Jane fame and Gay Bomers of Sentimental Stitches. There are 100 blocks in the quilt. The printed pattern includes nearly 200 pages of patterns and instructions. The designers were honored to have their quilt design used as the show quilt for the 40th anniversary of the International Quilt Festival in Houston this year. Using the Just Takes 2 patterns, Barbara Black made her stunning version of the quilt pictured here. Our Just Takes 2 block of the month program will include the same fabrics used in the original quilt pictured. Your finished Just Takes 2 quilt will measure 92" x 110".
Block of the Month
Back by popular demand! This beautiful applique quilt designed by Gretchen Gibbons is the featured quilt in Gretchen's newest book, My Enchanted Garden. The My Enchanted Garden quilt combines cottons, batiks, and hand dyed wools for the appliques to give your quilt added depth, richness, and contrast in texture and color. Our My Enchanted Garden Block of the Month kits will have the exact hand dyed wools used in the original quilt pictured plus a variety of cotton prints and batiks in colors similar to the original. Each month you will receive a portion of the required fabrics for the quilt top. Your finished quilt will measure 60 1/2" x 72 1/2".
All Spruced Up Laser Cut Block of the Month
All Spruced Up is an updated version of McKenna Ryan's popular All Cooped Up. In our laser cut program, all applique pieces are laser cut with Shades Soft Fuse fusible attached. No need to trace, cut out, or turn the edges. The fabrics used in the quilt are all the exact Hoffman batiks pictured. Each month you will be sent a pattern and the fabrics you need to complete one 8" x 8" block. If you like the quilt pictured above, you can order the optional finishing kit to turn your blocks into a 42" x 42" quilt.
Full Bloom Block of the Month is designed by Fourth and Sixth Designs. The quilt features the exact fabrics shown in the original quilt from the Full Bloom batik collection by Island Batiks. Each month you will receive the fabrics you need to complete a portion of the quilt. Learn a new technique - this is not a fusible project. Each month the designers will release a new YouTube video with information to guide you through process of creating your block. Your finished Full Bloom quilt will measure 80" x 96".
Happy Stitchin' Laser Cut Block of the Month
Happy Stitchin’ is a delightful wall hanging celebrating your love of sewing. Designed with you in mind, the mother-daughter team from Stitches of Love have taken basic notions found in any sewing room and mixed them with whimsy and cheer. The applique pieces are all pre-fused with Heat-N-Bond Lite and laser cut to provide exact precision matching the original pattern pieces. The top row features our famous Spoolie Bird perched on a needle ready to sew. Moving down the quilt, butterflies flutter just above spools that are sprouting cheerful flowers. Timeless classics, the tomato pin cushion, thimble and scissors bring the quilt full circle incorporating your must-have tools.
Spoolie Bird Laser Cut Block of the Month
Spoolie Birds is designed to make you smile inside. The quilt features adorable little birds sitting upon their spools of thread. One little guy in the bottom corner has lost his spool because a flower is growing out of it! Notice the thimble, scissors, snail, pumpkin, butterfly and other goodies that add to the whimsy of the quilt.
Flower Show Block of the Month features a stunning combination of piecing and applique with cotton batiks for the background, baskets and border and beautiful wool which provides rich texture for all the flowers. The wool applique and block details are added by hand embroidery. Our program features the exact batiks and wool shown in the original quilt. Your finished Flower Show quilt will measure 70" x 70".
Birds, Bunnies, Herbs and Honeys is designed by Jan Patek. The quilt features the exact fabrics shown in the original quilt from Moda's Lilies of the Field collection also designed by Jan. Each month you will receive the pattern and fabrics you need to complete a portion of the quilt. Your finished quilt will measure 62" x 76".
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