Sunday, March 29, 2015

easter weekend

SKJ will be closed this coming Saturday, April 4th.
I will be celebrating the holiday with my family.
I am especially looking forward to wishing my father-in-law,
Eldridge Trott, a happy 94th Birthday!

Happy Easter!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Our Quilty Fun, BOM 2015 is going strong!

So much cutting and kitting to do! And a fun technique to learn for this Flying Geese block from Lori Holt (block for March).


Here is a fun video of our sewing ladies!  I love hearing all of the talking and laughing going on during class time.  It's a really short video, but they are such a great group!

And here are two of my completed blocks, Apples and Twinkle Stars.  I finished my Court House Steps block, which I loved making.  Up next are the Baskets.  Just three of those to make.

If you would like to join in, there is room still available in the Thursday class.  It meets the 4th Thursday of every month at 10:00 - 12:00 pm.  Call the shop (916) 209-3930 to save your seat and a kit!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


I hung up some sweet Valentine quilts in the shop today.  The pink/grey quilt is made with a charm pack.  The lots of hearts quilt is made using the Go Baby, and the red heart on the right was made as a gift from and Insta Gram mini quilt swap.

The Lincoln News Messenger came by and took some pictures too! I hope they end up in tomorrow's paper....  That would be neat!

And I played Dress-Up with my mannequin.  Isn't she the cutest! I used some vintage clothing patterns, that I have a ton of.  And a heart banner that my mom made last year.  If you see Bridget (the mannequin) come in and say hello!

Fabric Sale:
Thursday, February 12 - Saturday, February 14

15% off fabric on the bolt
20% off when you buy entire skinny bolt
10% off quilt kits

Sunday, February 8, 2015

go baby!

My Mom, Donna, teaches in the shop about once a month.  She loves using the Go Baby from Accuquilt.  She seems to always be thinking of something new to make.

Here she is with her students from the Sweet Heart Table Topper class.  I love how these ladies each made it their own way.  Just using one color of fabric, making the topper oblong, or using brighter, deeper fabrics.  Each one is beautiful!

The next class is going to be the Shamrock Wall Hanging.  See how Mom used the Heart Die again!  So cute.

It measure 8 x 15. And will be great to make with a variety of green fabrics.  Or just one green batik, like in this one here.  We also added a few ladybug buttons.  I hear they are lucky too!

Saturday, February 14
10:30 - 3:00 pm / $10.
And you will even be fed lunch!

Call (916) 209-3930 or come in to register for this class.  You will receive a class supply list when you sign up!

Friday, December 19, 2014


Are you joining along in our Block of the Month for 2015?  Classes are just $10 each month.  And the kit is $10.  Some months we will be completing two blocks, and some months three.  There are 20 blocks in all including the label for the back of your quilt.

Here is the finished quilt from Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet

This is our own version of the Apples block and the Twinkle Star block is right next to it.

You are also welcome to come into the shop and just pick up the kits.  We know you don't always have the time to sit and sew!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

wrap and zap

Have you seen these cute bowl cozies?  They are little potholders that you can set your bowl in before you put it in the microwave. That way when you take out your hot bowl, you don't burn your hands.

Pellon came out with this new product that is microwave safe.  It is 100% natural batting that also helps to insulate.  Be sure to use 100% fabric and thread as well.

There are a lot of tutorials online too.  Be sure to google one and use some of your favorite fabric scraps.  You can find the Wrap and Zap at SKJ for $7.99 a yard.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas Wishes

I just added 20 bolts to my 50% off area!
Now through Wednesday, December 17 take an additional 10% off

That's 60% off
(incase you don't know the math)