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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Michael Miller - Tweet Tweet

How can you resist the lovely bright and fun colors of this Tweet Tweet collection?? I sure couldn't! The bird cage and garden collage main fabrics just make me smile... :~)

The Quilted Castle is carrying yardage and fat quarters of these six prints from Michael Miller fabrics.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Counterpoint by Karen Montgomery - Timeless Treasures

Karen Montgomery's latest fabric collection is called Counterpoint for Timeless Treasures. Beautiful, soothing tones of blue and white perfectly complement each other.
We also carry a quilt kit made from these fabrics called Reflections. The finished quillt (without white border is 40" X 60".

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Fabric Winner from January's newsletter signup contest.

OK - now I'm finally caught up in drawing and posting the lucky winners. January's newsletter signup winner is Tina Youngblood from Wyandotte, Michigan. Tina chose a Flights of Fancy charm pack from the spring colorway (fabric designed by Paula Prass for Michael Miller).
Congratulations, Tina!!!

Darla Rag Quilt - Free Spirit Fabric!

I have been so busy lately (read: a BIG thank you to all of you out there buying fabric to create lovely crafts with!), I haven't had much time to make any rag quilts - but I finally carved out some time this weekend and put my new Pfaff to work. After almost 8 years of sewing with my basic starter sewing machine purchased at Sears, I finally upgraded. So I REALLY wanted one of those $9,000 Viking models that does everything but pick the fabric for you, but that's another story, (and another upgrade!). I saw these at International Quilt Market in Portland and Houston this year - they are incredible!

I chose six red and blue fabrics from the Darla collection designed by Tanya Whelan, who has awesome designs. I then selected a complementary blue and white gingham for the backing. I used batting for the middle layer of this quilt, but sometimes use flannel to make the seams a little fluffier. I then spent some quality time with some snips while parked in front of the TV to rag those seams before putting it in the washer. I haven't yet broken down and used the Accucut rag quilt rag quilt set - have any of you used it before? If so, I'd love to hear from you as to how you like it - do you get the same quality as you do from hand snipping? If so, it sure would save a lot of time!!!
I am still really new to the blogging thing, but at some point, I may give away one of these rag quilts. Right now, I'm still not getting a huge amount of traffic to the blog, but at some point, when there is a lot more readers out there, it may become a reality. Would any of you care to wine one? Drop me a comment and let me know!

Me and My Sister has added a link to TQC

Barb of Me and My Sister Designs has put a link up on their site pointing towards The Quilted Castle! Thanks Barb! I will post tomorrow about Oh Cherry Oh!, their new offering by Moda. It is adorable!!

Good night all!

Another Fabric Winner!


Shelley Postma from Iowa wins the December newsletter signup! She has chosen a yard of Doll Dresses 8022 - Robin Rose Trellis fabric! Doll Dresses is designed by Holly Holderman for Lakehouse Dry Goods.
Congratulations Shelley!!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Super Bowl Sale $25 Gift Certificate Winner

We sent out a newsletter to everyone early Sunday morning announcing our Super Bowl Sale, which is good through February 7. All customers who placed an order on Sunday were entered into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate to The Quilted Castle.

Drumroll please........

And the winner is Scarlett Wiles! Congratulations, Scarlett, and happy extended shopping!!

February Fabric Giveaway

For everyone that has signed up in February to our newsletter, you can win by leaving a comment to this post (please leave your first and last name in post).

Here is what you can win!

1) 1 yard of fabric (excluding Lecien, Yuwa) or 4 fat quarters
2) 1/2 yard of Lecien or Yuwa premium Japanese fabric or 2 fat quarters
3) 1 charm pack
4) 1 sewing pattern

For those of you who did not sign up for our newsletter this month, we will be giving something else away too - so don't feel left out! Keep watching for your next opportunity to win.