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New Basic Fabric Lines for YOU!

Over the last six months I have brought in 7 NEW Basic Lines to include 155 total bolts.  Why is this important to you?  Because great basics are the life blood of quilting.  We love searching high and low to carry the best of the best fabrics for you, our customers, and have added the following:

Click on the images to see the fabrics!

Essentials Crackle by Wilmington, 18 colors with a great textural feeling.

Moda Watercolor, speaks for itself, 25 soft colors with a flowing background.

Jinny Beyer Palette, currently we have 36 colors and will keep adding these up to 150 colors.  Great textural elements are Jinny's forte!

Quilting Treasures Ombre Stitches, a fun modern blender in 14 colors.

Blank Starlet Basics - tiny stars on 20 great background colors!

Timeless Treasures Studio Basic, 24 colors of texture galore!

Windham Uncorked, speak for itself with 18 colors of "cork looking" gold flecked gorgeous fabric!

And a sneak peak of a basic line we are adding in July, 30 colors of Dit Dots by In The Beginning!

http://www.inthebeginningfabrics.com/shop/Fabric-Galleries/Dit-Dots.htm

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2018 Row by Row License Plates are in stock now!  This year we have chosen to honor the Texas A&M Fightin' Texas Aggie Band!  Our 2018 Row will also honor the Aggie Band, more to come as we get closer to the June start date.

 

2018 Block T License Plate


We are proud to announce that our shop has been selected for the 3rd year in a row to receive the 2017 HQ Way Award from Handi Quilter!

 

What does this mean to you?  It means we can provide exemplary service, installation, and education regarding the full line of Handi Quilter products.  If you are thinking about a sit down or stand up quilting machine for your house come and visit with us.


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Lone Star Quiltworks

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Almond Country

Spaces still left!

We still have spaces left in this Block of the Month so I am sending the information again.  Sometimes emails are like socks in the washing machine.  We just don't know what happens to them!


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We fell in love with this Block of the Month!

We found this beautiful block of the month at fall 2017 Quilt Market and posted it on both our Facebook and Instagram pages, (you are following us on Facebook and Instagram aren't you?), to rave reviews.  Fast forward and we are ready to offer this as a Block of the Month starting in May of 2018.  We will be offering three color ways, Scrappy, Batiks, or Christmas.


What this means to you is that in looking at all of the fabrics in the main picture above your colors will be what changes depending upon your color way selection. The background will be a white tone on tone Moda Grunge for all three color ways, Scrappy Prints, Batiks, or Christmas Prints.  Finished size of Almond Country is 60" X 60".  I think it would look amazing with another optional outside border added!


Each month you will receive a color copy of the block or blocks you will be making, your background fabric,  the fabrics required per your color way choice, and the papers plus instructions to complete your blocks.  There will be two months where you will need to complete two blocks as the total quilt is made up of 16 blocks.  


And here is the really cool thing...don't know how to paper piece?  We will be able to link a video from the quilt designer for you to see the steps for both the New York Beauty blocks and the pointed borders used in this quilt.  There will also be Tips & Tricks included with the written pattern instructions!


Almond Country Block of the Month is a twelve month BOM that will start in May.  Pickup date for Almond Country will be May 15th with is the third Tuesday in May. Successive blocks and your monthly pattern will always be ready for pickup on that same Tuesday of each month.  Participation in this Block of the Month will require a credit card to be on file at our shop. Costs will include a $20 signup fee and $22.99 per month + applicable sales tax + shipping if required.


We would love for you to join us for this fun quilt we are affectionately 

calling "Almond Joy"!  

(I think we just want to eat that candy bar while working on our blocks!)  


Please call us at 979 595 1072 if you would like to participate sign up!  We will need to know your color way choice at that time, Scrappy, Batiks, or Christmas.  

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An online shop hop starting April 1st and running through May 31st, 2018

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Sewing SEWcial is an online shop hop created by twelve shop owner friends located all over the US. We first designed a limited-edition batik line.  Next, each shop designed their own PRE-CUT block using an Accuquilt machine and the batik line we purchased.  We then snail mailed each of our blocks to the participating shops so they could individually design their own setting and finishing kit.  Now YOU have the chance to see what we did!

Shown below is our version of the quilt setting we chose.  Each of the online blocks will be PRE-CUT for you and sell for $6.99 including the fabric, the pattern, and shipping in the US.  (Shipping to Canada and Europe will be extra!)  While visiting each shop please look at their own setting version to see how creatively different each of the designs are.

Purchase LSQW Sewing SEWcial Block

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There is even a Sewing SEWcial Facebook page that you can join here 

https://www.facebook.com/SewingSewcial/


Find Your Machine

We are proud to carry Babylock and Handi Quilter Machines - come on in and try them out to find the perfect fit for you and your quilting/sewing/serger or machine embroidery style.  Click the machine images below to take you to more information about our full lineup of machines.

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Sewing SEWcial Online Shop Hop

Join us as we are a participating shop in a brand new online shop hop concept!  Order your pre-cut 9" blocks from 12 participating Sewing SEWcial shops and more....

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Lavishea

What's all the buzz about Lavishea?

We have customers that LOVE these moisturizing bars!  When we have been out of stock they have begged me to get them back in the shop again! Made of shea butter and coconut oil in amazing scents, the main reason they LOVE them is you can pick up sewing needles, pins, or knitting/crochet needles to use right away with no greasy after affect.

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Ombres, Ombres, Ombres

Ombres are hot!  We are seeing them used for sashings, backings, applique backgrounds, bindings, beautiful skirts, jackets, etc.  We have them going from dark to light and back to dark, and just light to dark!  Why not give them a try in your next project?  Take a look at Pinterest to see their many uses.

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Are you a Roxanne Glue-Baste-It Fan?

If you love Roxanne's Glue-Baste-It you will love her new travel size complete with a small brush type applicator tip.  Great for cotton or wool and can be used to help glue your bindings in place prior to sewing them down, yup, you heard me right!

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Your Nest Organizer

An exclusive to our shop is the new Your Nest Organizer to keep your stuff handy!  We love this to keep your rulers, scissors, cell phone, scissors, and more handy and in close range next to your sewing machine.  These nests have been flying out the door to new homes!

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Wool, wool, and more wool!

Did you know we have a wool department?  It is loaded with yardage for project backings, garments, and rug hooking.  Plus, we have been asked to start stocking more small pieces for applique on either cotton or wool.  So, we have recently added scrap pieces to the mix!  We can teach Rug Hooking classes per request and have a group that meets at the shop on the third Thursday of the month.  Come and join us!

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Almond Country Block of the Month

Join us for our newest paper pieced Block of the Month, Almond Country.  Click on this link for all of the information:  

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36 Rings

Join us for our newest template Block of the Month, 36 Rings.  Click on this link for all of the information:  36 Rings

Unlock the Mystery Class

Join us for a fun mystery class Thursday, April 5th from 9a-5p.  Click on this link for all of the information:  Unlock the Mystery

Hot Flash or Hunter's Star Class

Join us for a fun new class with Jan Mathews using a Deb Tucker pattern on Tuesday, April 17th and Wednesday, April 18th.  Click on this link for all of the information:  Deb Tucker Class


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Lone Star Quiltworks presents

A New Class by Jan Mathews

Hot Flash or Hunter's Lodge


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Come and join Jan as she shows you how to use Deb Tucker's rulers and Tucker Trimmer!

Deb Tucker has created the Rapid-Fire Hunter's Star ruler, (Petite and Large sizes), which make piecing the traditional Hunter's Star a breeze.  Choose your pattern - Hot Flash (uses the Rapid-Fire Hunter's Star Petite ruler), or Hunter's Lodge, (uses the Rapid-Fire Hunter's Star Large ruler).  Either pattern offers a spectacular pieced quilt and border, and either pattern works with scraps and/or fat quarters. Jan will teach you how to use the Deb Tucker Design Studio 180 rulers, together with piecing tips and tricks for an easy and beautiful quilt top.  


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Class Details

This class is open to all skill levels, and is a two-day class, scheduled for Tuesday, April 17th, and Wednesday, April 18th from 10a-5p both days.  Class cost is $85 and will require a pattern purchase and applicable rulers per the pattern instructions, plus your fabric.  Each pattern can be made as a lap, twin, or queen size top.  An optional lunch may be added for $12 per day.  

Please call the shop at 979 595 1072 to sign up for this fun class!


We are a participating shop in an online shop hop titled Sewing Sewcial.  More information to come in a future email but for now here is a link to the website.  If you visit the website please click on the Facebook link and Like the page!

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 36 Ring Circus!

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So here is my second favorite quilt from Fall Quilt Market....I stumbled upon this from the picture above and started to do some research only to find out it is a new offering that is English paper pieced.  


Since we have started an English Paper Piecing club at the shop we have all agreed to do this crazy 36 Ring Circus as a group!  I have decided to open this up to all of my customers as a Template and Papers Block of the Month because so many people in our club love this quilt that I thought some of you might like to join us!


This Block of the Month will consist ONLY of the templates and papers you will need each month.  It will NOT include the fabric.  Each month we will ship you the required acrylic templates and papers.  This will be a 12-month Block of the Month with Month 1 consisting of the arc templates used for the Double Wedding Ring, plus the required papers and fabric requirement chart costing $42.00 + applicable tax and shipping. 


Months 2-11 will include the acrylic templates for the inner ring sections plus the required papers and will cost $12.99 + applicable tax and shipping. 


Month 12 will consist of the acrylic border templates and the required papers costing $20 + applicable tax and shipping. 


Please note I am NOT charging a sign-up fee for this Block of the Month!


Finished size of this quilt is 72" X 72"and would look amazing in just about any fabric combination you can think of, scrappy, red white and blue, batiks, black and white, etc.


We will require a credit card to be on file at the shop for participation in this program.  Start date will be Tuesday, April 24th which is the 4th Tuesday of the month.  Successive pickups will always be ready on the same Tuesday of each month thereafter.


If you are local and would like to join us at the shop our next English Paper Piecing meeting day will be Thursday, March 22nd from 10a-4p.  If you don't know how to "EPP" we can get you started.  This club meets each month and you can find the date on our website under classes.


If you are interested and do not live locally there are many online tutorials to get you started with "EPP".  Please call the shop at 979 595 1072 to sign up.


Kimberbell's Kitchen

Do you love to machine embroider?  We still have a few spaces left in our upcoming March 16th through March 19th Kimberbell's Kitchen.  Details can be found here:  

The Best Fun You Will Ever Have

Don't have an embroidery machine and want to know what this fun is all about?  You can rent one from us for only $10.00 per day!



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Almond Country

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We fell in love with this Block of the Month!


We found this beautiful block of the month at fall 2017 Quilt Market and posted it on both our Facebook and Instagram pages, (you are following us on Facebook and Instagram, aren't you?), to rave reviews.  Fast forward and we are ready to offer this as a Block of the Month starting in May of 2018.  We will be offering three color ways, Scrappy, Batiks, or Christmas.


What this means to you is that in looking at all of the fabrics in the main picture above your colors will be what changes depending upon your color way selection. The background will be a white tone on tone Moda Grunge for all three-color ways, Scrappy Prints, Batiks, or Christmas Prints.  Finished size of Almond Country is 60" X 60".  I think it would look amazing with another optional outside border added!


Each month you will receive a color copy of the block or blocks you will be making, your background fabric, the fabrics required per your color way choice, and the papers plus instructions to complete your blocks.  There will be two months where you will need to complete two blocks as the total quilt is made up of 16 blocks.  


And here is the really cool thing...don't know how to paper piece?  We will be able to link a video from the quilt designer for you to see the steps for both the New York Beauty blocks and the pointed borders used in this quilt.  There will also be Tips & Tricks included with the written pattern instructions!


Almond Country Block of the Month is a twelve-month BOM that will start in May.  Pickup date for Almond Country will be May 15th with is the third Tuesday in May. Successive blocks and your monthly pattern will always be ready for pickup on that same Tuesday of each month.  Participation in this Block of the Month will require a credit card to be on file at our shop. Costs will include a $20 signup fee and $22.99 per month + applicable sales tax + shipping if required.


We would love for you to join us for this fun quilt we are affectionately calling "Almond Joy"!  

(I think we just want to eat that candy bar while working on our blocks!)  


Please call us at 979 595 1072 if you would like to participate with us.  We will need to know your color way choice at that time, Scrappy, Batiks, or Christmas.  Please give us a call at 979 595 1072 to sign up!


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Why not redo your sewing room?


Have you ever thought about redoing your sewing room and purchasing a new sewing/embroidery machine at the same time?  Lone Star Quiltworks is an authorized Koala cabinet dealer, and Koala has an amazing offer available from now until April 30, 2018. 

  

Purchase any Baby Lock machine with an MSRP of $5000 or higher and save $1000 on a qualifying Artisan or Heritage Collection Koala cabinet. Purchase a Baby Lock machine with an MSRP of $1000 to $4999 and save $500 on Koala.


Both the machine and the cabinet must be purchased on the same day, and financing is available through Synchrony bank.   

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Koala cabinets are made in the USA!


Purchasing a Koala cabinet is a bit like buying a piece of furniture.  These cabinets are made to order in the USA and come in 8 gorgeous color combinations.  Lead time it 6-8 weeks and they are delivered to your house and set up for you.  Your sewing machine openings and inserts are custom fit to the machine you own or perhaps purchase from us with this amazing deal!     

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  Interested?


Stop by the shop and we can give you some more details.  We have brochures, color boards for the 8 Koala finishes that are available, and room planning charts. Here is a video showing some of the attributes for Koala's products. Koala Cabinets


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Premade Toweling

Did you know we carry premade toweling?  We have toweling on the rolls that has been hemmed on two sides, and individual towels for purchase.  Both of these options can be great for quick gifts to be embellished by machine or hand embroidery, appliqueing a photo on, and more.  We have several samples for viewing at the shop. 

 Premade Toweling  

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Premade Binding

We also carry premade binding in a 2 1/2" width.  This is folded for you to purchase right off the roll!  Just apply to your quilt edge and voila! no cutting strips, sewing end to end, or ironing for you.  We carry over 90 different colors in our premade binding category.  In a hurry to finish that baby quilt you just found out about last night?  Well, check out our premade binding options to help you scamper through that project in no time.  

Premade Binding    

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Wool, wool, and more wool!

Are you aware of how much wool we have in the shop?  An entire room!  Don't know what to do with wool?  You can use it for hand applique, machine applique, rug hooking, and more.  We have classes for rug hooking and you can applique wool onto cotton or onto wool using a blanket stitch and more.  Wool is HOT right now as it can add dimension to quilting.  We carry both bright and primitive colors in our wool stock!  Come and check out our beautiful wool room selections.  

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A ten-inch square ruler!

We found this ruler at Fall Market.  It is a ten-inch square WITHOUT the extra 1/2"!  That means you can cut your own layer cake pieces out of scraps, how cool is that?  We are always hearing, "I need to use up my fabric".  This is a great tool to have along with our 5-inch square that we also carry for charms.  Again, you can cut your own charms right out of your scraps.  Many patterns that are out there today use both the 10" and 5" squares in them. 

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5 Inch Ruler

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Cake Mix Recipes

Looking for a way to use those 10" squares?  Why not try your hand at paper piecing with these amazing Cake Mix Recipe packs and a great book to go along "with" called the Cake Mix Quilt Book, Volume One.  Look at all of these great blocks you can make!  Watch the video all the way to the end!

Cake Mix Packs


Here is a link to a video showing how to use them.


http://blog.modafabrics.com/cakemix/

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Cork, cork, cork!

Cork is all the rage these days.  Use it in bags and/or purses or as an embellishment for applique.  We have real cork in small pieces for purchase, Real Cork, and a beautiful cotton line of fabric that looks just like cork in eighteen different colors called Uncorked


Come by and visit us to see all of these great items or order online using the links above.

 

We thank you for being our customers!

 

Ordering Online

Don't forget our webstore is always open 24/7 for fabric, notions, patterns, books, and more!  We now accept PayPal accounts, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover for use with our shopping cart! 

Check us out at http://lonestarquiltworks.com/

 

Lone Star Quiltworks presents

Bel Canto

A Seriously Musical Quilt


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We haven't done a batik block of the month in a while!


Bel Canto means "beautiful singing" in Italian.  This gorgeous musical quilt uses patterns named Concerto, Sonata, Crescendo, Duet, Ensemble, and Nocturne.


The Stonewash batik line that is used is by Timeless Treasures.  This quilt top pattern is very unusual in that it uses 6 individual quilt patterns by Cozy Quilts to make this huge 110" X 110" quilt top containing both 2 1/2" strip sets and 8 1/2 yards of cut yardage.  Each pattern can additionally be made into a separate BONUS quilt if you choose!  This is a very different take on a Block of the Month quilt because essentially you will end up with six separate patterns that can also be used at a later date in addition to your quilt top!

Bel Canto is a 7-month Block of the Month that we will be starting in April of 2018.  Signup fee will be $20 per student and your monthly fee for 7 months will be $44.99 + applicable tax + shipping if required.  Participation in this block of the month will require a credit card to be on file at Lone Star Quiltworks.  Pickup date for Bel Canto will be the 2nd Tuesday in April, (April 10th), Successive blocks and your monthly pattern will always be ready for pickup and/or shipping on the second Tuesday of the month thereafter.


Would you like to sign up?


Contact us at the number listed below to participate in this beautiful quilt project.  Spaces are limited so please call us as soon as possible to reserve your spot!


979 595 1072


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You asked for it and we will comply!  Many of you have asked us to carry Kaffe Fassett fabrics by FreeSpirit.  Many of Kaffe's fans have asked him to design a Block of the Month, 1.3 million fans to be exact!  


Well, we have some exciting news for you.....Kaffe has designed a 10 month Puzzle Mystery Block of the Month that will start in March of 2018.  We only know a few things that we can pass on to you because it is a MYSTERY!  The finished size will be 82" X 82", the block design will be fairly simple, and there are two color ways to choose from, a light and a dark both done in his Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics.

  • Your first month will come in a collectible clamshell package that you can store the balance of your fabric in throughout this Block of the Month, (BOM).
  • Each month's instructions will come on a 5" X 7" card.
  • You will receive 12 yards in total of fabric, to include your binding for the entire BOM, however, this does not include your backing fabric.
  • You will receive a calendar of monthly Give-Aways from FreeSpirit's website that you can enter to win!
  • You will receive a collectible Kaffe fat quarter with each of the 10-month fabric pickups!

This is just too good to be true!  And all for the price of $19.99 per month plus sales tax and applicable shipping. We will need to collect a $10 signup fee to hold your space.  (Please note we will ship the most inexpensive way possible to you.) 

Our first pickup date will be Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018.  Successive blocks and your monthly pattern will always be ready for pickup and/or shipping on the first Tuesday of the the month thereafter. 

Participation in the Kaffe Fassett Collective Mystery Puzzle Quilt will require a credit card to be on file at our shop.

Oh, and one more thing!  We have bolts of Kaffe's newest fabric line scheduled to arrive at the shop in April of 2018!  I feel certain some of them will make great backs for this Mystery Quilt.

Would you like to sign up! 

Contact us at the number listed below to participate in this fun quilt project.  Spaces are limited and will go FAST as Kaffe is super popular!

979-595-1072


Ordering Online

Don't forget our webstore is always open 24/7 for fabric, notions, patterns, books, and more!  We now accept PayPal accounts, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover for use with our shopping cart!  

Check us out at http://lonestarquiltworks.com/

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Our newest Aggie fabric!

We have a new Aggie fabric in the shop!  This is called a distressed look.  It has been selling well for us and has lots of possibilities for that special Aggie project.  

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New Friends of Lone Star Quiltworks Group!


Facebook is a very strange animal these days!  Basically, if you do not pay to advertise with them it is now estimated that less than 3% of the posts you send out reach your business page followers.  As such a workaround is to create a private group.  So, we have created a Friends of Lone Star Quiltworks Group and I have been slowly adding some of you who are friends with me on Facebook.  If you would like to have me add you to this group please email the shop at lonestarquiltworks@gmail.com.  I can then send you an email invite to be added to the group.  Or if you currently use Facebook you can search for the group by name and request to be added.  Our goal is to talk about and share things quilt related, along with lots of photos, early information regarding new shop products, classes, clubs, upcoming events, etc. and just plain old fun!  We have about 80 members right now and are steadily growing!


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We found this darling book at Fall Quilt Market that uses a fusible grid we are carrying in the shop to make easy children's quilts and some cool scrappy adult quilts! 

Here is a YouTube link that shows how the grid works:

Fusing Made Easy

and here is a link to the book Tensisters Quilts for Kids and to the Tensisters Grid

This stuff is so much fun to work with!   

Or try a fun stocking; we made ours in Aggie fabrics and a Christmas line. 18" Stocking

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Don't forget we have Baby Lock and Handi Quilter machines in the shop waiting for you to purchase for Christmas or maybe just because you want one! 

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We are still taking sign-ups for our Aunt Grace's Scrap Bag Quilt Block of the Month that will be starting in February 2018.  Her is all of the information: Aunt Grace

 Mettler Polysheen Thread Closeout Sale!

Do you love machine embroidery?  We have added a new line of polyester embroidery thread to our already HUGE thread line up!  It is called Exquisite and comes in 280 colors!  The really cool part is that is has 1100 yards on the spool for only $3.99.  This is a great price point and our embroidery peeps are causing it to fly out the door!  In order to make room for even MORE thread we have put our Mettler Polysheen thread on closeout at 50% off.  These spools will only cost you $2.00 each so come visit us and load up while the picking is good! 


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Our newest favorite quilt -

Scrap Petal Gardens!

We fell in love with this modern scrappy quilt at Spring Market!  Fast forward, sample made, and we are now carrying both the pattern and the petal templates.  This is a fun quilt to make to use up some of your favorite scraps.  We always hear you have a few of those hanging around! We changed up the pattern a bit to make it even "scrappier" and have included both an addendum and photo to the original pattern for your use.

 

The template is optional but sure makes

this quilt work up fast!

 

ScrapPetal Garden and Template

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Do you have a Singer Featherweight, or perhaps a 301?  Have you burned your hand on the light bulb?  While the older Singer machines are still chugging along one of their drawbacks is the "hot" lightbulb they require.  Did you know that you can now replace that bulb with an LED bulb?  They are brighter and super low heat.  You just pop out the old bulb and insert the new one!  We love them!  Singer Bayonnet Bulb

Do you have a Baby Lock Ellisimo?  If you do we have a deal for you.  We have two Ellisimo Extension tables regularly priced at $199.99 now on special for $99.99.  Extend your sewing and quilting area with these great tables! 

 

We also have one Baby Lock Ellisimo couching foot in stock regularly priced at $99 on special for $49.99.  Both of these items are first come, first served.  Please call the store and ask for Terry or Deb to order either the table or the foot!


Ordering Online

Don't forget our webstore is always open 24/7 for fabric, notions, patterns, books, and more!  We now accept PayPal accounts, Visa, Mastercard, and Discover for use with our shopping cart! 

Check us out at http://lonestarquiltworks.com/

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A New 1930s Block of the Month

Aunt Grace "Baskets of Scraps"

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We have a bright new 1930s inspired Block of the Month by the wonderful Judie Rothermel!

 

Aunt Grace "Baskets of Scraps" is a 9-month block of the month, (BOM), starting in February of 2018 on the first Tuesday of the month and running through October 2018. Designed by Judy Rothermel for Marcus fabrics, the Aunt Grace "Basket of Scraps" is mostly a pieced top with just a little bit of machine or hand applique for the corner hearts. Judy is an industry leader in the design of 1930s reproduction fabrics, and known for her well written patterns.

Finished size of this quilt top is 97" X 103". We have a sample of the actual fabric at the shop if you would like to see it and I have placed a photo below for your use. 

Cost for this BOM will be $23.99 per month for 9 months with a $20 sign-up fee, and will include all of the fabric required to make the top, the required book, and applique templates for this price, plus tax if applicable, and shipping.  Participation in this BOM will require a credit card to be on file at our shop. 

There will be an optional "oopsie kit" available as we progress along with this project. Your first pickup/ship date will be Tuesday,  February 6th, 2018. Successive blocks will always be ready for pick up and/or shipping on the first Tuesday of the month thereafter.


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Would you like to join us?

Call the shop at the number listed below to reserve your spot.  We have not offered a 1930s Block of the Month 

before so anticipate this program will fill FAST!

979 595 1072

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Long Time Gone Club

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Do you love Jen Kingwell?  We do at Lone Star Quiltworks!  Have you fallen in love with her fabulous quilts?  Would you like to make one of her quilts that is done completely by machine and can be almost completely foundation paper pieced?  Well, if so this might be the group for you!

 

Long Time Gone is a sampler quilt with a Modern Twist.  Jen offered it as a Block of the Month through her Amitie quilt shop.  She released it as a pattern in 2016.  According to Jen the name Long Time Gone reflects the fact that the quilt was lost not once, but twice, throughout her various moves back to Australia.

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Long Time Gone is a 67" X 68" quilt made up of 13 different blocks and variations plus sashing strips and checkerboard.  It can be made scrappy or planned and each quilt will be as varied and unique as its maker.

Our groups will meet one day each month beginning in January 2018.  Meeting dates will be January 10th, February 14th, March 14th, April 4th, May 9th, and June 13th.  Meeting times will be 10AM, 1PM, or 6PM.  Each month you will received directions and tips on specific sections of the quilt, which you will work on during the month.  You will be given instructions regarding how to fit the blocks into sections and the sections into a finished quilt. 

An organizational meeting will be held on December 1st at 10AM or 6PM.If you are interested in joining us please call the shop at the number listed below to reserve your spot.  Cost for this club will be $10 per month and a credit card will need to be kept on file at the shop. 

Come and join us for some Jen Kingwell scrappy fun!

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Imagine Block of the Month

We still have a few spaces left in our Nancy Halvorsen Imagine Block of the Month.  This BOM started in September, however, we can get you caught up in October.  Here is all of the information

Imagine Block of the Month

Wooly Block Facebook Link

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Wow, it has been a wild few weeks!  I have been to Utah for Kimberbell training, (more to come about this later), Houston for Fall Quilt Market, and back to Houston again for International Quilt Festival! 

Plus, we had an amazing response to our twelve-year anniversary sale where we gave 30% off EVERYTHING in the store for twelve days!  I hope you all had fun with this one but wanted to let you know that you WORE the lovely Lone Star Ladies out!  Seriously, thank you again for being our AMAZING customers for twelve years!  I wonder what year thirteen will bring?

We have lots of new things to tell you about!

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Armando will be at the shop for sewing machine cleanings and/or problems on Wednesday, November 15th.  We will need your machine by Tuesday, November 14th at 6pm.  Please call the shop to book a space at 979 595 1072.  Turnaround time is one day, not weeks!

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Phoebe's Home

We had a wonderful response to our pillowcase drive for Phoebe's Home.  We turned in almost 200 pillowcases and a nice monetary donation to boot!  They love our shop and all we do for them.  Watch for our Pantie Raid in December to help them out again.

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Baby Lock Award!

 

Speaking of Phoebe's Home, our shop was awarded the 2016 President's Award for Outstanding Achievement from Baby Lock for continuing work with our shop pillowcase project referenced above honoring Autumn Armstrong.  With your help, and our fabric donations we are proud to receive this award!  I am working on getting a copy of the award dinner video to share with you. 

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Row by Row Showcase

Do you love Row by Row but just can't travel all around the world to collect those row patterns and kits?  Click on the link below and you can order them direct from participating shops and guess what? We are one of them!

Row by Row Showcase

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Wooly Felted Wonders

Last email we told you about our new Wooly Felted Wonders products.  We love these guys so much we have now added dryer balls, pincushions, and smaller mats. They created a cute little video for us to show their products.  Enjoy!  Wooly Felted Wonders

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Betty's Scraps

Betty has done it again for all of you scrap lovers!  She has color coordinated scrap packs that we weigh and then mark down to 50% off.  This is a great way to grow your stash, pick fabrics for English Paper piecing, string piecing, etc. They are located just outside me office!

Imagine Block of the Month

We still have a few spaces left in our Nancy Halvorsen Imagine Block of the Month.  This BOM started in September, however, we can get you caught up in October.  Here is all of the information

Imagine Block of the Month

Wooly Block Facebook Link

Love wool?  This is the place for you!

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OUR PRICES ARE BETTER THAN THEIRS ARE!

We have received the International Quilt Festival Pricing list from Baby Lock and guess what?  We have better prices than they do by anywhere from $300 to $1000 less per machine! 

Come see us for that new sewing machine, sewing/machine embroidery combo, machine embroidery machine, or serger!

We would be honored to have you as a customer plus you can save a little money to boot!


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Things you need to know!

1) Are you thinking about a new Handi Quilter quilting machine?  We have the Simply, the Avante, and the Infinity on our floor with the new Amara on the way.  Don't forget we have handi Quilter national educator Denise Best visiting us on November 11th and 12th.  Our floor Avante is on sale for $14,999!  Buy a Handi Quilter from us and we will throw in four classes for FREE! 

Here are the details:  Denise Best

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2) We made a mistake and have some good news for those of you looking to sign up for our Kyle Field Stars 3.  We accidentally listed the monthly price as $21.99 when it should have been $12.99!  The signup fee will remain the same at $50.  I have attached a copy of the corrected email containing the $12.99 price.  We do still have 12 spaces available for this stunning Aggie themed quilt if you would like to join us. 

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3) We have an awesome new product to share with you!  A 100% wool mat that you use for pressing.  The wool radiates the heat back up through the mat and provides a crisp, flat result for your piecing or blocks.  There are several brands on the market but we think this one is the best as is a larger size and 100% wool. Two of our employees have checked this out and we had a whole room of classroom students purchasing them last week.  Ask one of the lovely LSQW ladies to show you our sample in the classroom. We also have the cute little iron in the picture!

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4) We are always asked for quilt labels but often they are the "wrong" label for the customers use.  We found these cute little labels that you can purchase individually.  The picture below shows only six of them as we have many more.  The Quilt Care Instruction labels have been popular if you are gifting a quilt.  That way the recipient will know how to care for their quilt! Quilt Labels

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Listed below are links to all of the machines we think you would love to own.  Baby Lock has extensive information on their website, some with videos for you to view!   And of course, we will be happy to demo any of the machines we have in the shop.

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 Aventura2

 Aria

 Crescendo

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 Evolution

 Flourish2

 Imagine

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 Soprano

 Spirit

 Triumph

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Zero % Financing!

 

Did you know that we offer zero percent financing on many in stock Baby Lock sewing, sewing/embroidery, sewing/quilting machines, and sergers?  What does this mean?

It means we pay the 

financing fee for you! 

For example, you can take up to 36 months to pay off a machine balance and if you choose you can pay it off early with no penalty.

Plus, you will receive a Synchrony Bank credit card that you can use at our shop for "other" purchases such as say fabric!  How sweet is that?

And, we have reduced our prices on 15 machines previously retailing for over $1000, so this is a win-win situation for you!  I have linked the newly repriced machines to the left for you to look at their attributes.  The links will take you directly to the Baby Lock website. 

I think you will find our prices are extremely competitive for the Baby Lock brand.

The technology that is available in the sewing machine industry has drastically changed in the last few years.  Are you still sewing on that "trusty" old sewing machine you have had for years and years? 

Why not treat yourself to a newer, quieter, better lit, more space to the right of the needle, guide beam placement, auto tension, needle down in the fabric, second spool for winding a bobbin, etc., etc., etc., new sewing, machine embroidery, or quilting machine from our store?  We would be honored to have your business!

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Random Thoughts

We always hear people say that they don't "deserve" a new machine or they are too old for a new machine.  I cannot think of any one of our customers that does not "deserve" a new machine and "too old" is a relative term.  We are all only as old as we let ourselves feel and believe me when I say I speak from experience!  And you know what?  As the saying goes, “You can't take it with you when you are gone"!

When you are thinking about purchasing a new machine make certain that you will get after the sale "care".  By this I mean service, machine use classes, groups/clubs, and shop staff that can help you answer questions regarding use of the fabric and thread you will need for your new baby!

Wooly Block Facebook Link

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Tula Pink Nova English Paper Piecing Kit 56" x 56" **$149.99**

 

This kit contains all the fabric required to complete this project EXCEPT backing, background, and binding and uses Tula's newest fabric line Spirit Animal.  You will need 3 1/2 yards of the background of your choice.  The kit includes all of the plastic template shapes you will need as well as the EPP papers!  Your completed EPP project will be appliqued to the

background of your choice.  TulaPink Nova Kit      

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Taffy Pull Kit 74" x 92"   **$199.99**

 Taffy Pull is from Kim Diehl's book named Simple Seasons, Stunning Quilts, and Savory Recipes.  The book includes 13 different projects, and we have kitted Taffy Pull for you!  We have precut the 1 1/2" strips for you for this beautiful batik kit.  If you have difficulty cutting out fabric this is the perfect kit for you!  Kit contains all of the fabric to

complete the shown top and the bookTaffy Pull Kit

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 Trick of Treat Kit 57" x 75"  **$69.99**

You still have time to crank out a Halloween quilt for that special someone!  We have kitted the famous Yellow Brick Road pattern with some great Halloween fabrics.  This kit is a wonderful beginner project and fun for more advanced quilters as well.  The small photo below shows the binding fabric and what a great stripe that is! 

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Barn Quilt Trails Block of the Month

We still have a few spaces left in our Barn Quilt Trails Block of the Month starting in October.  Here is all of the information

  Barn Quilt Trails    

Imagine Block of the Month

We still have a few spaces left in our Nancy Halvorsen Imagine Block of the Month.  This BOM started in September, however, we can get you caught up in October.  Here is all of the information

Imagine Block of the Month

Wooly Block Facebook Link

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Things you need to know!

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International Quilt Festival in Houston is right around the corner!  

Dates will be Wednesday, November 1st through Sunday, November 5th. 

 

  • Are you thinking about a new Baby Lock sewing machine, embroidery machine, or a combo machine with both?

 

  • Are you thinking about a Handi Quilter longarm for personal or business use?

 

  • Are you thinking about a Koala or Tailormade cabinet?

 

There will be some AWESOME deals in Houston, but guess what?  We will MEET or BEAT any deal you are offered. 

 

Plus, you will have the added advantage of after the sale follow-up for education and servicing on a local basis.  At our shop we work with fabric, thread, patterns, notions, classes, etc. every day we are open and have a supremely knowledgeable staff to help you after the sale!  Many stores just "sell" sewing machines but don't really use them to sew with!

 

Plus, an added bonus is if you purchase from us you keep your sales tax local in Brazos County!  Please give us a chance if you are in the market for any of the machines I have referenced above.

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Did you know we have over 130 kits for sale in the shop and online?

 

These are just two of our most popular kits!  Norma has been teaching this as a class at our shop and we have been asked to kit it....so we have two kits, one in bluebonnet colors and one in Aggie colors! 

Both have been flying off the shelves since we posted on Facebook.

 

Here is a link to our kit page: LSQW Online Kits

 

Wishing you a super weekend!  We have two beautiful days of cooler weather in Texas so be sure to get outside and enjoy while you can.

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Avante

We know you want a Handi Quilter! 

 

Do you think you want an Avante?

 

We have dropped our floor Avante price by another $1000 plus we can offer you ZERO percent financing!  What this means to you is that we are selling our floor model at a deeply discounted price.

 

Here is a link to our Avante information

 

Please notice that the price listed for this machine on the 

Handi Quilter website is $20,990 with the Pro Stitcher, and $10995 without.

 

Our price will be $14,999 with the Pro Stitcher!  That is a   and we can offer zero percent financing for you through Synchrony Bank.  We will offer a full five-year warranty on this "gently" used one-year old machine.  We will also include a Handi Quilter certified instructor training class covering four different topics that we have scheduled for November 11th, and 12th, an additional $200 value!

 

If you are dreaming of an Avante this is the time to buy.  Our price IS lower than Houston International Quilt Festival pricing, plus we are here to help you after the sale with installation, training, and after market knowledge of thread, patterns, quilt backings, tension, etc, etc, etc!

 

You know you want one!

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Barn Quilt Trails Block of the Month

We still have a few spaces left in our Barn Quilt Trails Block of the Month starting in October.  Here is all of the information

  Barn Quilt Trails    

Imagine Block of the Month

We still have a few spaces left in our Nancy Halvorsen Imagine Block of the Month.  This BOM started in September, however, we can get you caught up in October.  Here is all of the information

Imagine Block of the Month

Wooly Block Facebook Link

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Do you love reproduction fabric?


Then this message is for you!  We have moved 50 bolts of reproduction fabric to our SALE center.  Out with the old and in with the new!  It is time for Quilt Market and I want to freshen up our repro area, so my loss is your gain.  

Don't forget our sale fabric is always reduced to 50% off retail with a two-yard cut minimum.  Do you live out of town?  Here is a link to all of our new sale offerings http://lonestarquiltworks.com/online-shopping/fabric/sale


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Fingerless Machine Quilting Gloves!

Do you love to machine quilt but have fussed with hoops or trying to hold onto your fabric while moving it under your free motion foot?  Enter the fingerless gloves above!  We discovered these gloves at Spring Market.  They were designed by a machine quilter and are made of micro-suede on the bottom with a breathable fabric on the top.  They will work with touch screen sewing machines so you don't have to keep taking your gloves on and off while quilting, and have a padded palm area.  If you wear rings you can continue to do so as the 4th and 5th finger are cut shorter onthese gloves. We have had good feedback from our customersalthough they do seem to run a little large. Fingerless Gloves

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 Looking for a fun Christmas quilt?   Hoffman, one of our most gorgeous batik designers has kitted this darling Sew into It! Tree Hugger pattern by Cindi Edgerton.  This kit includes all of the fabrics to make the top, your pattern, and the required papers for paper piecing.  This is the perfect kit for someone with a small apartment who might not have room for a tree, a student dorm, or just to place on the back of a door in your Christmas decorating line up.  

Here is the link, Sew Into It Green

 The Hoffman Tree Hugger kit also comes in silver and white!

Here is the link, Sew Into It Silver

Someone you know and love is sure to love this as a gift!


Autumn Armstrong Fundraiser

We are still selling pillowcase kits with all of the proceeds from the sale and all the pillowcases going to Phoebe's Home, our local domestic violence center.  I looked back and we turned in 160 pillowcases in 2015, and 225 in 2016.  I am hoping we can beat this for 2017!  We will be accepting both donations and the pillowcases until Saturday, September 30th if you would like to help.   Here is all of the information  

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Some new items to share with you!

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Binding Babies

These sweet little girls have made it to our shop!  We discovered these cute gals at Spring Market.  Grab one to wrap your 2 1/2" binding in half and pull through the slot.  Keep wrapping your quilt binding onto your little girl and then place her on a vertical spool pin on your sewing machine.  Start sewing your binding on your quilt and pull your already folded binding back off while you are sewing.  How cool is that!  We have lot blondes, brunettes, and red heads in stock, with different colored polka dots! 

What a great gift for that special friend!

 

 Binding Babies

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Dance of the Dragonflies

Have you seen this gorgeous Hoffman quilt kit?  Dance of the Dragonflies is a pre-cut and pre-fused applique kit using hand dyed Bali batiks that measures approximately 40" square.  You will need to add a Super Nova background choice, but what a stunning finish you will have!

 

Dance of the Dragonflies

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Sulky Petites Display

We have added a new display that contains the top colors Sulky carries for their #12 Petites.  Their Petite line is great for hand embroidery and equals to two strands of embroidery floss.  The great part is you don't have to strip your floss with Sulky, you can pull off just what you need, no tangling, and a compact spool with snap ends for tidy storage. Sulky #12 can be used in your machine as well. Other uses are applique, couching, needle punch,

bobbin work, and more. 

 

Sulky Petites  Click on the color numbers and watch the colors change!

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Hazel Nutt by Laura Heine

Some of you were able to attend our Laura Heine collage class in April.  This is one of Laura's newest pattern, Hazel Nutt!  She is so cute and we have tons of background fabrics that would work perfectly with Hazel.  Finished size is 43" X 54" for Miss Hazel. 

Pattern includes full size templates and instructions.

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  Alex Anderson and "the trick"!

 

Those of you that know me well know that before I bring a new product into the shop I do quite a bit of research about it. 

 

About a year ago at Market I happened upon Alex Anderson of long time quilting fame demoing a new rotary mat, new rulers, and a new rotary cutter. 

 

Right, so who needs another one of those I thought to myself!

 

Fast forward and I have followed these product reviews online.  They have been getting AMAZING reviews so at Spring Market I decided to go for it. 

 

These new mats are double sided, for light and dark fabrics!  Her rulers have a coating on the backside that prevents slippage when working with fabrics, and her rotary cutters are for both left and right handed customers! 

 

When working with the rulers if you are trimming the edges of a block you can "spin" your sewn unit around on the mat to reach all four sides, preventing you from cutting improperly and possibly injuring yourself. 

 

Alex has come out with the most popular ruler sizes that the majority of quilters are using and continues to introduce more as the demand grows for her product.

 

Here is a link to Alex demoing these products

 

Scroll down and to the right for the "trick" video!

 

Should you be in the market for a new mat, rotary cutter, or looking to add to your ruler stash I hope you will give these products a try.  We have had a few customers purchase them already since we put our shop display out and they have reported back to us that they love them.  This past week we had a "bee" visit us just because they heard we were carrying Alex's products!