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The 12 Days of Christmas in July!

We have done it again!  Our elves have been working overtime and have designed a superb bag with individually wrapped gifts just for you!


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Is it too early to be thinking about the holiday season and gift giving?  At Lone Star Quiltworks we don't think sew!

 

To get you started we are offering a special holiday bag filled with 12 individually wrapped gifts that we have curated from our vendor partners.  I think you will be amazed at what you will receive! 


Additionally, the picture of the bag above is just a teaser. 


We had the bag you actually will receive your twelve gifts in custom made for the shop.  You will be the envy of your friends when they see this bag!

 

So here are the details...The cost of this bag with the twelve wrapped gifts will be $124.99, and we only have 50 in stock.  The first ten customers to call the shop and pay for their bag will receive a $10 Gift Certificate tucked into their bag as an extra gift.

 

Pickup date for your custom bag will be anytime after August 28th.  We can ship these bags, however, shipping will be extra.


These would make great gifts for yourself, (we know you deserve it, you have been working really hard), or a quilting buddy/sister/sewist.


Ready, set, go!  The shop phone number is 979-595-1072!

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We still have a few spaces left in Jan Mathews amazing Winter Traditions class featuring this gorgeous Judy Niemeyer paper pieced quilt.  Click on the button below for more information and a photo of this stunning project.

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We also have a few spaces left in Nancy Houston's amazing Laura Heine Art Collage Class. Leave your machine at home and come play with your favorite fabric scraps to make a gorgeous Laura Heine Art Collage Quilt.  The "painterly" art collage technique is a wonderful addition to your creative toolbox!  Completing one of Laura's projects will be your stepping stone to designing contemporary art quilts from your photographs of favorite pets, skylines, or beloved family photos.  Click on the button below for more class information and pricing.  You will have the option of five different patterns to choose from!

Laura Heine Collage Class


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Lone Star Quiltworks presents our

2018 IQF Bus Trip!

Friday, November 9th

Please call the shop to join us for this fun event at 979-595-1072!


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THE PLAN


Lone Star Quiltworks is pleased to announce we will be hosting our 11th annual International Quilt Festival bus trip to the George R Brown Convention Center in Houston on Friday, November 9th.


This will be the 44th year for this show which features over 1500 hung quilts and 1100 vendor booths.


We will meet in the parking lot of LSQW at 8AM on Friday, November 9th, 2018.  We plan to baord the bus and depart by 8:30AM.  A light breakfast will be served on the bus.  Feel free to bring a thermos of coffee!


We will arrive in Houston at approximately 10:30AM and be dropped off at the Transit Center.  (Please note this is the afternoon pickup location as well.)


You will be able to view the quilts and shop from 10:30AM until 6:00PM.  LSQW will provide you with information regarding where you can take a break during the day to rest your feet, eat a bite of lunch, or have something refreshing to drink.  Motorized wheelchairs are available for rental from the convention center.  They cannot be rented through LSQW.  Please note that the George R Brown Convention center is a weapon free event center.


We will board the bus to return to Bryan at 6:30PM.  Water, hand sanitizer, and a light snack will be provided.


We will stop on 290W at McAlister's deli and pick up a box dinner consisting of a dry turkey club sandwich with condiments on the side, chips, and a cookie.


We will arrive back in Bryan at the LSQW parking lot around 9PM.


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THE COST

Cost for everything included is $100 per person.  Payment is required at time of registration which will guarantee your seat on the bus. 


The $100 fee includes your transportation to and from the show, a light breakfast, tip for the bus driver, ticket into the show, a show catalog, a small gift, a return snack, and your dinner from McAlister's.


Please be aware that this is a non-refundable purchase unless we are able to fill your slot with a potential rider from our waiting list.  Should you need to cancel, and we are able to fill your slot, you will be given a gift certificate to the shop.  Should you need to cancel and we cannot find a replacement rider, you will lose your money.  You are welcome to "gift" your space to another friend if you choose but please notify us of this change at the phone number listed below.


Easy peezy, with all the traffic in Houston and all the road work there why would you want to drive?


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Something new is coming to Lone Star Quiltworks?  

Can you guess what it is?

Here is sneak peek #3 for you!  Notice they coordinate with sneak peek #1 and #2!


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So, I think by now you are getting the hang of these emails!  I am so excited to share with you that I have printed my own Lone Star Quiltworks fabric line called Exquisite Classics.  All of the prints are designed to coordinate with the Aggie fabric we currently carry in house.


For years I have heard that we just don't have great options to work with the Texas A&M school colors of maroon and white.  In searching for fabric from my current vendors, often when shown a new basics line, the color maroon is just not in the palette.  Additionally, many of the prints we do carry are either "not the right maroon" or the pattern is too feminine for many of the quilts our customers love to produce using an Aggie theme.


Fast forward and we will be carrying eight exclusive prints at Lone Star Quiltworks just for your use in future projects.  I even have a few more on the design wall for on down the road  :)


We are scheduled to take delivery of these goods around the end of July or beginning of August so be watching for these fabrics both in store and on our website. 


My wish is that you love them!


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Lone Star Quiltworks presents

Winter Traditions

Tuesday, August 21st through Thursday, August 23rd

From 10A-5P each day

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Winter Traditions is a new pattern from Quiltworx introduced at Fall Market (2017) utilizing Judy/Judel Niemeyer's new fabric collection - Bohemian Blues.  The pattern spotlights two different feathered star blocks and a compass block.

Finished size of this quilt will be 85" X 85".

 

Join Quiltworx Certified Instructor, Jan Mathews, for this 3-day class to learn paper-piecing, Judy style, and techniques which include floating points, curved piecing and component assembly.

 

This class is geared for Advanced Beginners (confident sewing basics and use of machine) to Intermediate/Advanced quilters.  

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Class cost will be $115 plus the pattern cost of $49.99 and your fabric.  Lunch is available to add for $12 per day.  Please be aware there is some pre-class preparation required.  If you are coming from out of town we have a list of hotels located near our shop on our website.

 

Class size is limited to eight students.  If you are interested please call the shop at 979 595 1072 to sign up.

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents

Kimberbell's Too Cute to Spook 2-Day Event!

Friday & Saturday, August 10th-11th, 9A - 4P OR

Sunday & Monday, August 12th-13th, 9A - 4P

Please call the shop to join us for this fun event at 979-595-1072!

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Our fourth Kimberbell event will be Kimberbell's Too Cute to Spook!  In this two-day event you will make six EXCLUSIVE in the hoop projects including a Spooky Cute Spider tea towel, a Pumpkin Candle mat, a Candy Corn decoration, a Frankenstein gift bag, a darling zipper pouch, and a Witches Hat felt cozy to decorate your Halloween manor with!

You do need to own an embroidery machine to participate or you can rent one of our Baby Lock embroidery machines for $10 per day.

Thinking about purchasing an embroidery machine from us?  This is a great way to get your feet wet and meet some wonderful friends.

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All of your supplies, (presented in an exclusive Kimberbell project pouch), and your lunch will be provided, along with some amazing surprises we cannot share at this time!  These embroidery machine projects are not for sale to the general public.  They are only available to attendees of a Kimberbell Event presented at a dealer certified shop, and that would be us!


Please note the minimum hoop size for these projects is a 6" X 10" size.  Cost for this event is $209.00.  If you are interested please call the shop at the number below to sign up.  Spaces go FAST for our Kimberbell events!

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Do you love a mystery?

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We are so excited to introduce Baby Lock's newest top of the line sewing and embroidery machine!  But here is the mystery part - we have not seen the machine yet nor do we have pricing.  Baby Lock will be sending "teasers" out starting July 6th to tempt you. 

From now until August 5th if you make a deposit and purchase the new machine you will receive all the items listed above valued at $4000!

After August 5th sign up for a test demo and purchase the new machine, (date as yet to be determined for our launch party) and receive an Anita Goodesign+Baby Lock Infinite Possibilities catalog, which includes over 150 digitized designs! Additionally, you will receive a 60-day Love of Knowledge membership, total value $700!

Wow, a $4000 bonus before August 5th, that is HUGE!  Why would you wait until after August 5th?

So what do you think this machine will have?  Bigger hoops, more designs, better threading, more IQ design capabilities?  We will just have to wait and see!

Click here!

At Our Story, follow the arrow to the right to the Future of Embroidery!

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A Super Handi Quilter Deal!

Have you been dreaming of that Handi  Quilter?  Well, this is the month to buy it!  Free shipping, (up to $520), and 0 percent financing!

What are you waiting for?  

This is the best deal we have seen from Handi Quilter to date.  

Please note that although these two fliers look the same they are different!

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Here are two more Sneak Peeks for our own custom maroon and white fabric!  We have shown you two in the last two weeks, and here are two more!  Notice they all work together!

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July 4th Holiday Hours

We will be closed Sunday, July 1st through Wednesday, July 4th.  

Please note this includes two extra days to allow our shop staff a bit of an extended holiday.  

All online orders will be shipped out Thursday, July 5th when the shop re-opens at 10AM.  

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and safe holiday!

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Something new is coming to Lone Star Quiltworks? 

Can you guess what it is?

Here is sneak peek #2 for you!  Notice it coordinates with sneak peek #1!

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We are starting to get many of our new products in from Spring Quilt Market in Portland.  One of the products I am most excited about is called Precision Piecing Products.  Alex Anderson shot a video with Shelley and Bernie Tobisch, who are the designers of this new system.  Watch this YouTube video to see how it works!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MS1dN7kVEDc&feature=youtu.be

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Precision Piecing Starter Kit

We are also carrying the Easy Press Pen, Replacement Solution, and Easy Press Nibs Refills for the Precision Piecing system.


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Maegan and I just returned from Handi Quilter Academy and she is on fire for ruler work!  Join us as we introduce "New Kids on the Block", an exclusive monthly breakfast ruler club starting Thursday, July 12th from 9-11AM.

Each month Maegan will be showing you how to use, (and you will have the opportunity to try out), a new 1/4" high ruler for use with either a sit down quilting machine, or a longarm machine. Cost of the club will be $5.00 per month.  Each month you will purchase our "exclusive never before seen ruler" of the month which will not be available for sale on the open market for six months!  Cost of each ruler will be $29.  At the end of the six months, after you purchase all six rulers, we will refund your monthly club fees which is like getting one ruler for free!  We all love that FREE word!

BOTTOM LINE:  for $34 per month, you receive breakfast, a demo, hands on experience, your new ruler, handouts for ruler use, a special storage tin, 10% off of other purchased goods that day, freebies, and a good time to be had by all.  Limited spaces available, call the shop at 979 595 1072 to sign up.

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Do you have some time on your hands next Friday, June 29th from 10a-2p?  Come join Lori as she shows you how to make the amazing Sew Together Bag.  This bag is the coolest; opens wide to access the pockets, and has lots of pockets to contain all of your "stuff" be it quilting supplies, knitting supplies, makeup, etc.  Lori will smooth you through all four zipper installations, too!  Class cost is $40 plus your pattern and supply costs.

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Something new is coming to Lone Star Quiltworks? 

Can you guess what it is?

Here is sneak peek #1 for you!

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Are you working on Christmas projects yet?  It is almost July already and we have new fabrics arriving already to celebrate the holiday!  If you are looking for a great wall hanging kit that is down and dirty quick we have one for you!  We loved this pretty line and made this simple but elegant kit that you can create in no time.  At 34" X 54" the finished top is small enough you could even machine quilt it and is reasonably priced at just $39.99!

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Home for the Holidays Kit



Do you know how much thread we carry in our shop?  I have visited some pretty big quilt shops and that carry only one line of thread and thousands of bolts of fabric.  Well, we have thousands of bolts of fabric and thousands of bolts of thread!  I made it my personal mission a couple of years ago to add some great new threads to our shop lineup.

 

My reason for telling you this is that Gail has been working diligently to have all of our thread online for purchase as well as for walk in traffic.  We understand the use for all of the threads we carry in our shop and will be more than happy to help you figure out the perfect thread for your sewing, quilting, machine embroidery, or wearables project, and more.

 

We currently carry threads from Aurifil, Wonderfil, Mettler, Presencia, Signature, Gutermann, Sulky, and more.  Check out our products here:

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We have a special summer class add on from Norma!  Come and make this gorgeous Two Fabric Bargello quilt using ombre fabrics with us.  Class is a two-part class scheduled for Saturday, June 30th from 1:30-3:30 pm for fabric prep work, and Saturday, July 7th from 9a-4p for sewing.  Please call the shop at 979 595 1072 if you would like to join us.  We have just a few spaces left!

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents

Our 2018 RxR design honoring the Texas A&M Fightin' Texas Aggie Band!

When we saw the 2018 RxR theme was Sew Musical I knew right away we had to feature the Fightin' Texas Aggie Band!  Don't you just get chills when you hear "Now forming at the North End of Kyle Field......"?

If you have never had the experience of viewing this 400-member precision marching band in person here is a great video to watch.  These young men and women are fabulous!

Fightin' Texas Aggie Band Video

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And here is our 2018 RxR Collectible License Plate to go along with your Fightin' Texas A&M Aggie Band kit!  These ARE available for purchase now both in store and online.

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Row by Row starts June 21st!  Travel the highways and byways to visit participating shops all over the United States, Canada, and Europe from June 21st until September 4th, 2018.

 

Participating shops will offer a FREE pattern, (limit one per person walk in customers only), and/or kits for purchase. This year RxR is offering different shapes instead of the Classic 9" X 36".  We have chosen Foxy Boxy that finishes out at 18" X 18".

 

Be the first person to bring a finished (quilted, bound, and labeled) quilt using at least 8 different rows from 8 different RxR stores into a participating quilt shop and receive a bundle of 25 beautiful fat quarters.

Click the link below to take you to the RxR Homepage.  There you can see a list of participating shops.  You can also print a list of Texas shops for your use!

 

Please note we cannot sell these kits online until Sept 5th as this is an in-store shop hop!

Row by Row Homepage

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We had such a great response to our Cotton & Steel fat quarter bags that we have received more in stock!

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We have placed 40 each of these mixed fat quarters into a darling purple re-usable zip case, (think your next project!), as this bag can hold up to 65 folded fat quarters!  Regular price for the 40 fat quarters would be $140 and the bag retails for $13.99. We have this bundle priced at $99.99 for a STEAL, (no pun intended!). Free shipping will apply for online orders so come and get one!

 

PS.....many of you asked us to stock the bag empty and we have these in stock too!

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Come join Betty for a new Club!

The Bible Sampler Quilt Club!

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The Bible Sampler Quilt is a book written by Laurie Hird who also authored The Farmer's Wife Pony Club and the 1930's Sampler Quilt, (both groups we have had in the past!).  We have been asked to present the Bible Sampler Quilt as our next club!

 

The blocks in the book tell the story of the Bible in chronological order from Creation to Revelation.  We will be doing the blocks in order as they appear in the quilt.  There are 12 rows in the quilt with 8 blocks in each row which is perfect for this 12-month club.

 

The overall size for this quilt will be queen size containing 96 each 6" finished blocks that will be a combination of foundation paper piecing, English paper piecing, and some hand applique.  The book contains a CD for your use and also block diagrams for each block along with a Bible verse.

 

If you would like to participate and don't want to take on a queen size quilt you could make two smaller size quilts.  For example, Betty is going to make half of her blocks in one color way and the other half in a different color way for two twin quilts as her finished sizes.

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We will be holding an organizational meeting on Thursday, May 31st at 10A, 1P, or 6P if you are interested.  Please call the shop at the number listed below to let us know which session you would like to attend.  This meeting should run about 45 minutes to an hour in length and is free to attend.

 

Future Bible Sampler Quilt meetings will start on the second Wednesday of July and run through June of 2019.  Meeting times and dates will be covered at our May 31st meeting. Cost for this club is $10 per month to include Betty's tips to help you sew your blocks, and any paper product handouts we will give you.  I would like to request that you purchase your book from me at the shop.  Each meeting will start with Show & Tell covering what is new at the shop, too.

 

We hope you will join us for in creating your own version of this very beautiful quilt.  It is always such fun to see what color way our customers pick for these clubs that Betty leads at Lone Star Quiltworks!

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I need to ask for your help!

Do you know an adult who would like to learn to sew?  We are participating in a national program along with over 100 other quilt shops to help educate new sewers.  However, this is kind of like selling ice to Eskimos as most of us already know how to sew!

Sew...I am asking you to think about adults you know that may want to learn from us.  Perhaps church members, neighborhood friends, co-workers, etc.

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Pictured below are the six projects we will be making along with the week that each project will be featured.  I think they are just spiffy and fun!

We will provide class sewing machines for our students.  Each class will cost $5.00 per session.  Each project will have the required supplies kitted for a nominal price.

**Please note our class dates will need to move around a bit to accommodate our already very busy published summer class schedule. Dates are as follows:

 

Week 1, Table Runner, Tuesday, June 12th, 2:30-5:30P

Week 2, Stow & Go Tote, Tuesday, June 19th, 2:30-5:30P

Week 3, Tea Towel Apron, Tuesday, June 27th, 2:30-5:30P

Week 4, Quick Zip Bag, Tuesday, July 10th, 2:30-5:30P

Week 5, Card Case, Saturday, July 21st, 9:00-Noon

Week 6, Tool Organizer, Wednesday, July 25th, 2:30-5:30P

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If you know of someone who would like to sign up for this program please pass this information along to them and have them call the shop at 979 595 1072 to get signed up for these fun classes!

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Hot Off the Press!

(How do you like that for a good lead in?)

New from Wooly Felted Wonders Ironing Board Covers and a Neutralizer Spray!

We have just returned from Spring Market and have these in the shop already!  I think we will be one of the first shops in the country to have these as I ordered them before I left when they only had 600 in stock!

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New from Wooly Felted Wonders, drum roll please, ironing board covers in both regular stand up ironing board size and Big Board size!  These have been Wooly's number one request since their ironing pads came out last year.  Plus, a new atomizing mister with an all-natural neutralizer spray if the "wooly" smell bothers you a bit when steaming on their pads. Please note both pads are 1/8" thick.

The regular stand up ironing board size is 18" X 54" and a little oversized on purpose.  It comes with heavy duty elastic and 8 clips to tuck underneath the pad.  Price is $89.99.

The Big Board size is 24" X 60" and is also 1/8" thick.  It DOES NOT come with the clips and elastic as will lay flat on top of a Big Board.  If you like you can pin this mat to your Big Board with GLASSHEAD pins only please!  Price is $109.99.

We also have the Neutralizer Spray for sale at $4.99 per bottle!

We really love Wooly Felted Wonders!  If you are in the market for a wool pad for pressing, (as these help your finished product lay EXTREMELY flat), be sure to compare what is out there.  There are two other brands of wool pads that are priced a little lower that shed and smell quite badly.  As the old saying goes, buyer beware!

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We still have a few spaces left in our Kimberbell Machine Embroidery event a Star-Spangled Celebration!   If you would like to learn about machine embroidery, this is the event for you.  Don't forget we are supplying the machines for this one just for you!  Click this link here to take you to the informational email:

https://bit.ly/2Gjf5pA

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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.

 

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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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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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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. 

Ten Inch Ruler

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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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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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.

Accord

 Aventura2

 Aria

 Crescendo

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Enlighten

 Evolution

 Flourish2

 Imagine

Journey

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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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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.

Hazel Nutt

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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!