June 12, 2015

Park Bench Block 4

We're ready for Block #4 in the Park Bench Block of the Month Series from Jaybird Quilts.  

Use the Hex and More ruler and the Sidekick Ruler to simplify construction on the following blocks.  Best of all -  there's no "Y" or set-in seams.

Want to know more about the series?  Check out our introduction blog post HERE.

Here are three colorways of Block 4.  

Local Saturday Sampler participants, just a little reminder:
Our July 11th program takes place during Cozad's Bands Brews and BBQ's.  The downtown streets to the east of our shop will be blocked to traffic for the event.  Be sure to leave a little extra time to allow for parking.   See you soon!

May 8, 2015

Park Bench Block 3

We're ready for Block #3 in the Park Bench Block of the Month Series from Jaybird Quilts.  

Use the Hex and More ruler and the Sidekick Ruler to simplify construction on the following blocks.  Best of all -  there's no "Y" or set-in seams.

We're so excited to finally have the Red Black colorway quilted.  Click on the photo below to see a larger version of the image to really appreciate the beautiful quilting by Janet Andres.

Want to know more about the series?  Check out our introduction blog post HERE.

Here are three colorways of Block 3:

April 23, 2015

Drum Roll Please, Introducing Our New Website

We can hardly stand the excitement, so had to share with you all the fun details about our brand new website that launched earlier this week.  Check out the new site online HERE.

Check out all our new customer-friendly features below:

First and Foremost:  Search Box!

One of our most exciting updates is the ability to search the site.  

Looking for a particular pattern?   Type the name of the pattern in the search box and it will come up. 

Looking for a specific color number of wool felt?  Type in the number and it will pop up.  

Looking for a project with sheep?  Type in the word sheep and all our patterns with sheep on them will pop up.  

You can also use the two little drop-down boxes below the Search box, to pull up a list of Brands and Designers.  That will bring up all the products that we carry in either category!

Filtered Search:

Fine tune the choices on many of our popular categories to narrow down your options.

On the Wool Fabric OR Wool Felt Central pages, you can click the boxes beside the color you are searching for and it will narrow down the offerings to just that color.  

On our Patterns page, you can filter by the type of Pre-Cuts the project takes.  This way if you have a charm pack you are wanting to use, you can filter by Charm Pack patterns and see the patterns that we carry that use a charm pack.

Create an account:

You can now create an account to keep a history of your online purchases.  Login when you shop and you can check your previous orders and create a wish list of items you'd love to add to your collection.  (For local customers, just a note, the online account will only show your purchases made through our website -  it won't show purchases made in our physical store).

Shopping Cart:

Our cart now displays photos of the products you are ordering.  No more guessing what you've added to your cart!

Quantity on Hand:

Each individual item shows how much of that product we have in stock.  Now you'll know how much of that sought-after fabric we have available.  Just a note, though, fabric sometimes isn't an exact science.  The site rounds our yardage to the closest yard, so sometimes we may physically have just a little more or a little less than the site shows.

Wool Felt Patterns:

Our Wool Felt Patterns Department is one of our largest and most popular product groups.  Now you can choose to view either the ENTIRE group of our over 300 wool applique project titles HERE

OR you can choose to narrow down your search and view by either:

Wool Felt Patterns by Designer, such as Cath's Pennies, Penny Lane Primitives, etc


Wool Felt Patterns by Style, such as Penny Rugs/Banners/Ornaments and more!

There's tons more features that we know you'll love.

Head on over and check out the new site.

After you've had a chance to look around, leave a comment below letting us know what you like best about the new site.  You can also post a comment on our Facebook page HERE.

We'll draw from the comments on this blog post and on our Facebook page from a $25.00 gift certificate on April 27th.

March 14, 2015

Park Bench Block 2

We're ready for Block #2 in the Park Bench Block of the Month Series from Jaybird Quilts.  Check out how different the blocks look depending on fabric choices.

Want to know more about the series?  Check out our introduction blog post HERE.

February 14, 2015

Park Bench Block 1

Our Saturday Sampler series is based on the book Park Bench by Jaybird Quilts.  The blocks use the Hex and More and Sidekick rulers.  Learn more about our series HERE.  Purchase the books and rulers HERE.

Here are some photos of Block #1 from our February meeting.

Saturday Sampler 2014 Kickoff - Park Bench Sampler

Saturday Sampler Demos:

· Join us on the 2nd Saturday of the Month at 10:00 for a demo on the month’s block including our tips and tricks.  We’ll open the doors by 9:45 on the 2nd  Saturday of the month..
· We’ll also showcase and demo new products received during the month. 
· Bring Show and Tell of any projects you are working on to inspire our group.

· Our schedule is as follows.  (Schedule subject to change if other events arise).
February 14th -  Program Kick-Off, Block #1
March 14th  -  Block #2  -  Tips for Pre-Assembling Sashing Sections
April 11th  -  No Program, Shop Hop Across Nebraska
May 9th  -  Block #3
June 13th  -  Block #4
July 11th  -  Block #5  (It is Bands, Brews, and BBQ later in the day, allow a little extra time for parking)
August 8th  -  No Program, Join us for Quilts Around the Block, Downtown Cozad, Speaker: Jodi Barrows
September 12th  -  Block #6
October 10th  -  No Program, Join us at Threads Across Nebraska, Buffalo County Fairgrounds, Kearney
November 14th  -  Block #7

December 12th  -  Block #8 and Tips for Assembling the Quilt

Our sampler this year is from the book Park Bench by Jaybird Quilts.  Use the Hex and More and Sidekick rulers for amazing accuracy.  You can order the book and rulers HERE.

We've made this amazing quilt in three different colorways.  I love how fabric choices give the quilts an entirely different look.

Looking for more color inspiration or tips on using the rulers?  Check out the following online resources.

· Visit www.jaybirdquilts.com for other projects using the Hex and More Ruler and Sidekick Ruler.
·        Hex and More Info:  http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/2015/01/jaybird-quilts-hex-n-more-ruler-video.html
·  Sidekick Info:  http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/2013/07/introducing-sidekick.html
·  Sidekick Info: http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/2015/01/jaybird-quilts-sidekick-ruler-video.html
· YouTube:  Search Jaybird Quilts on YouTube to watch videos for the Hex and More Ruler and the Sidekick Ruler.
· Pinterest:  Search either Jaybird Quilts or Park Bench Quilt to find a variety of color inspiration for your quilt. 
· Follow Julie Geiger on Pinterest!   Look for the board titled “Quilting  -  Samplers” to see tons of ideas.  (Make sure you find the right Julie Geiger  -  there’s several on Pinterest).
· Instagram:  Search for (hashtag) #parkbenchquilt or #jaybirdquilts or inspiration

Check back on our blog each month to see a close-up view of our blocks.

Happy Sewing!

January 26, 2015

Thanks to everyone that participated in our Valentine Giveaway with Squishy Cute Designs.

We enjoyed meeting all of you online and learning about your favorite color combos of felt.  We're always looking to create new bundles so if you have a favorite color scheme to work with let us know!

Prize winners are as follows.  The gals at Squishy Cute Designs have sent emails to all our winners  - so if your name is below be sure to check your messages.

Grand Prize Winners: Christin Collins and Erika St. Dennis

Second Place Winners: Nancy, Betsy Holste, Cheryl Rich

Third Place Winners: Julie Drake, Kandi, Sofia, Mayla, and Susan Justice

Hope you all enjoy your projects!

January 15, 2015

Valentine Giveaway

We're excited to team up with the gals at Squishy Cute Designs for a special Valentine inspired giveaway January 16th-23rd, 2015.

This talented mother-daughter duo have the most darling patterns for a variety of stuffed felt animals from dogs to cats to birds and everything in between.  They'll definitely tickle your fancy.  You have to pop on over and check out Benny the Basset Hound.  I just want to squeeze that little guy!

Do you need an extra special Valentine gift for one of the sweeties in your life?  The adorable Valentine Dog and Cats will make anyone's heart pitter-patter.  Order the downloadable patterns from Squishy Cute Designs.

We put together a coordinated bundle of wool blend felt called Puppy Luv that will get you started making the pair.

Here's your chance to win a felt bundle and some patterns.

Prizes will be as follows:
*2 grand prize winners (Each winner receives the Puppy Luv wool blend felt bundle from Prairie Point Junction and the Cat and Dog downloadable patterns from Squishy Cute Designs.  Please note that the Grand Prize winners must be US residents since this prize involves shipping the felt).
*3 second place winners (Each winner receives and Cat and Dog downloadable pattern)
*5 third place winners (Each winner will get their choice of either a Cat or Dog downloadable pattern)

Important note: All patterns will be emailed to you as a PDF pattern. No patterns will be physically mailed to you.

How do you enter?  You have two chances to win:

1.  Leave a comment on Squishy Cute's Blog HERE letting them know your favorite holiday version of their Holiday Cat and Dog series.

2.  Leave a comment on this blog post below letting us know your favorite Wool Blend Felt Bundle from our site.  Can't choose a favorite?  Let us know what your favorite wool blend felt colors are to work with.

Comments  must be posted by January 23rd to qualify.

Winners will be drawn from the comments at random on Saturday, January 24th, and announce the winners here on our blog, on Facebook, and over at Squishy Cute Design's blog. The winners will be notified by email, so be sure to double check your email address when entering, as this is how we will get a hold of you. Your email will not be used for any other reason. If we don’t hear back from a winner, we will re-draw after 7 days.

Hope you enjoy!