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November 2018

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A beautiful new Block of the Month!
Fabulous Texas Bluebonnets

Are you a fan of Eleanor Burns?  Do you love Moda's bluebonnet fabric?  Well we have the project for you!
In September of this year we previously sent an email trying to garner how much interest we would have in a bluebonnet themed Block of the Month.  Well, fast forward and we are ready to take signups for this beautiful project!  We DID have a lot of interest in the scalloped border. Good news, you will receive enough fabric to make your own choice of the scalloped border or a straight edge border!

And here is some amazing hot off the press news!   As an added incentive we will pre-cut your focal block pieces of fabric for you!  You will still need to cut your Log Cabin strips out of the fabric you receive each month, but hey, how cool is it that we will pre-cut about half of this for you! 


Eleanor Burns has been a legend in the quilting world for over 40 years.  I fell in love with her newest book appropriately titled Forty Fabulous Years.  Every year at LSQW we order bluebonnet fabric from Moda Fabrics because our customers and visitors from out of state just love bluebonnet fabric!  I kept looking at these fabrics and this book and started thinking....  somehow the two just seem to go together, so fast forward and we have designed a customBlock of the Month with a bluebonnet spin to it.  Shown below are some mocked up blocks, and a layout image of the overall quilt.
Fabulous Texas Bluebonnets will be a twelve month Block of the Month, (BOM) starting in February of 2019.  Pickup and/or ship date will be always be the third Tuesday of each month. 

Finished size for this quilt top will be 90" X 100" with Log Cabin and focal blocks throughout.  Your price will be $24.99 per month + applicable tax + optional shipping.  We will require a non-refundable $20 deposit to hold your space when you contact us to signup.  We will require a credit card to be on file with us for future billing purposes.  Please note this price DOES include your book titled Forty Fabulous Years by Eleanor Burns and all of the fabric required to make your quilt top plus binding.

We are also going to include a nice plastic kit box for you to keep your blocks in as you progress along with your project!
Here is a "mock up" of what our quilt will look like using bluebonnet, wildflower, and red, white, and blue fabrics.  The opposite side of the wildflower fabrics in each Log Cabin block will use tone on tone white fabrics. 
Here are two mocked up blocks as an example for you!  Because we don't have the actual fabrics yet this picture is just a representation of what you will receive.  We plan for them to flow a little better than these may show.
This is the optional backing fabric we have ordered. If you would like this backing fabric we will offer it at signup with 10% off.  Backing for this quilt will require  8 1/2 yards.  If you would like this backing we will need to collect for it at signup and will honor the 10% off discount at that time!

Optional rulers may be ordered if you choose, however, are not required to participate in this BOM.

We hope you like what we have come up with and can get a pretty good idea of the finished product using these images.  If you are interested in signing up please call the shop at
979 595 1072.

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents
A Jen Kingwell Quiltmania Mystery! 

We are so excited to announce our participation in the 2019 Quiltmania Mystery Quilt with Jen Kingwell as the featured designer!  

Many of you visited our shop when Jen taught her method of scrap quilting to us several years ago.  She is first and foremost a lovely lady, and second has a great eye for putting many different patterns and fabrics together that most of us would not normally choose.

Jen has specifically designed fabric with Moda for this mystery quilt, and as we all know their quality is excellent. As with other Quiltmania Mystery Quilts there will be one fabric in this line that you may only obtain if you participate in this Block of the Month!

We are allowed to show you some of the fabrics per the image above.  We cannot tell you what other fabrics will be added at this point, nor what the total line up of shapes will be, but know it will include what is showing.  We have also been told the final quilt size will be around 65" square.  Techniques included for this quilt will include hand piecing, machine piecing, and hand applique, all in Jen style.

There will be optional templates available for this Block of the Month.  The first installment templates will sell for $27.99, with future installment templates ranging in price from $15.99 to $19.99.  At this point we do not have exact pricing.

This will be a six month Block of the Month starting the 4th Tuesday in January however, please note it will ship EVERY OTHER month to coincide with the Quiltmania magazine schedule.  You will need to have a subscription to Quilmania magazine, or we can add the magazine cost to your monthly fee. 

The monthly fee will be $35.99 per month for six months plus tax and shipping if applicable.  If you will need the magazine this will add an additional $7.00 per month.  Please note we are selling you the magazine at our cost!  Regular price for the Quiltmania magazine is $14.99 per month. We will ship the most conservative way possible and can combine months for shipping if you would like.

We have to order this limited quantity fabric from Moda by 11/19/18, so if you would like to participate please contact us immediately at the number listed below.  We will require a non-refundable $20 deposit at sign up and a credit card to be on file at our shop for billing purposes.

Shown below are some of the fabrics we know will be used in the quilt!
Are you looking for those Christmas gifts yet?  We still have a few of our 12 Days of Christmas bags left from when I sent this offer out in July.  I will tell you a little secret.....some of the peeps that purchased these bags in July opened their gifts early and I heard back that they were very pleased with what they received.

So fast forward and I will make the same offer again, 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.   Ready, set, go!  Click on the red button below for all of the details.
12 Days of Christmas Bags
If you are participating in our Phoebe's Home pillowcase drive in honor of Autumn Armstrong please bring your finished pillowcases to the shop by Saturday, November 17th.  We would like to get these turned in right away so they can be used over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents
Our November 9th International Quilt Festival Bus Trip Info! 

Please make certain to read everything below!
Good Morning!  I am back from my Quilt Market trip and ready to take our two buses to Houston for International Quilt Festival this Friday, November 9th.  Please note the shop will be closed on this day to allow our shop employees to travel with us to Houston.

If you are receiving this email and NOT riding the bus with us I apologize in advance.  I do not have the ability to separate out the bus riders' names.

Special announcement!  If you are coming from out of town to ride the bus with us we will be keeping the shop open late the evening before the bus trip, Thursday, November 8th until 8pm, for your purchasing pleasure.  Many of you have asked us to do this so this year we will give it the old college try!

Please arrive at the shop by 8AM on Friday and make sure you check in with Maegan before boarding the bus.  Remember to park around the perimeter of the shopping center parking lot, or in the back to help our fellow business owners out.  We suggest you wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers.  You will receive a juice and breakfast item for the bus trip to Houston.  You are welcome to bring coffee on the bus if you choose.  The buses are ours for the day so you can leave items on them when we reach Houston if you need to.  You will need to bring either a bag lunch or money to purchase your lunch.  Information about locations to purchase lunch will be given out at check-in.

You will receive your wristband and swag bag at check-in.  Be certain to wear your wristband at all times!  Upon arrival in Houston each rider will receive a program guide.  This year you will receive a name badge in your packet as Quilts, Inc has requested that our bus riders wear a name badge.

We will be dropped off at the George R Brown in the Transit Center. You will ride the escalator up to the second floor and come in by Starbucks.  This is the area you need to return to prior to re-boarding the bus so pay close attention!

We will re-board the bus at 6:00pm.  Again, please be certain to check in with Maegan on the second floor by Starbucks prior to boarding the bus.  Once everybody is checked in we will proceed as a group back to the Transit Center.

We will have water, a snack, and hand wipes for everybody.  We will stop at McAlister's on Highway 290 to pick up our box dinner and arrive in Bryan around 9pm. 

Do not forget that rolling totes are not allowed. 

Questions for anything we have not covered?  Please call the shop at 979 595 1072.  See you all bright and early Friday morning!

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This Just In from
Handi Quilter

Have you been wishing and dreaming and hoping and praying for that Handi Quilter machine?  Well, just DO IT because in addition to this amazing offer we have an even more amazing offer!  See below.
Just announced yesterday by Handi Quilter...in addition to the amazing offer above of a FREE light bar, FREE drawers, and International Quilt Festival show pricing, we can now ship your machine to you FREE as well!

If ever there was a time to purchase a Handi Quilter, this is it!  Don't forget we will match all show specials, install your machine, and be there after the sale for you.  We can write your order for you NOW for this offer so come and see us!
 
There is still time to help us out with our Autumn Armstrong pillowcase drive for Phoebe's Home.  We need all pillowcases and donation monies turned into us by 11/17/18.  See newsletter link here:
https://mailchi.mp/lonestarquiltworks.com/autumn-armstrong-fundraiser

Join a Class!

We put out a new class schedule every four months. Our classes are taught by local teachers who are knowledgeable in their area of expertise.  We also bring in out of town teachers on a special event basis. View our current class schedule by clicking on the blue button below.  The current calendar will pop up first, then scroll down for class descriptions.

Class Schedule

November 2018

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Important Things to Know!

New items at the shop, info for you, a few tips, and more!
We have a new "toy" at the shop.  I think this is the coolest fusible applique mat I have seen in a long time.  Watch this video to see how it works!
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Did you know the "amazing Cindy" has been keeping a white board just inside of the front door that lists all of our ongoing classes and Blocks of the Month?  Easy peasy for you to check when you visit.  We are trying to branch into garment sewing a little more so watch for some of our fun classes with Barbara.  Never done garment sewing? 
We can get you started!
We are in love, love, love with these DecoBob prewound bobbins at our shop!  We have them in Class L and Class 15 and they work with most brands of sewing machines including some Berninas. 

DecoBob is an 80 weight cottonized polyester thread.  It is perfect as a bobbin thread for regular sewing or machine embroidery, and we also use it for English Paper Piecing, hand applique, and longarm quilting. 

We carry DecoBob in neutral multi packs, a large color pack with a rainbow of colors, cones, and one color multi packs as shown in the photo above.  Additionally, we just added DecoBob in the large Class M bobbins for longarmers! 

Give them a try!  Once you start using prewound bobbins you will never go back, and another added benefit is almost no lint with this brand.  Currently, I am running DecoBob in my bobbin and Aurifil as my top thread when sewing and love, love, love this combination.
DecoBob Bobbins
Did you know?
One of the most common problems Armando has to deal with when repairing a machine at our shop is bent needle threaders for machines that have an automatic needle threader.

Want an easy fix?  Prior to using your needle threader use your needle up/needle down button.  Then use your needle threader button!  By threading your needle in this sequence you will put the eye of the needle in the correct position for the threader to push the thread through the eye.

If you don't do this and your needle eye is in the incorrect position it is like trying to drive your thread through a tree trunk!

I hope this one little tip will help you :)
Just a reminder that we have a few Aurifil boxes left and that we still have IQF tickets for sale if you are driving to the show!  All of the info about both of these items is here:

https://mailchi.mp/lonestarquiltworks.com/koala-cabinet-sale-new-aurifil-club-and-iqf-tickets-in-house
 
This just in.....are you interested in a Baby Lock sewing, quilting, or embroidery machine?  Have you been waiting for the Houston International Quilt Festival prices?  Well, guess what?  We have the prices and OUR prices are better than theirs!  If you live in the Houston, Austin, Dallas, or San Antonio area please consider checking us out when you are considering purchasing a Baby Lock machine.  I promise you our prices, service, lessons, and after market help will make your heart sing!
Are you riding the bus to Houston with us on November 9th?  Watch for an email Wednesday morning November 7th covering some last minute details.

Join a Class!

We put out a new class schedule every four months. Our classes are taught by local teachers who are knowledgeable in their area of expertise.  We also bring in out of town teachers on a special event basis. View our current class schedule by clicking on the blue button below.  The current calendar will pop up first, then scroll down for class descriptions. 
You can now register and pay online for our classes!

Class Schedule

October 2018

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents
 A Handi Quilter Education Event featuring Kelly Ashton!

Open House, Friday Evening, November 30th from 6-8p
Classes, Saturday and Sunday, December 1st and 2nd 9A-4P

Please call the shop to join us for this fun event at 979-595-1072!
Join us for an Open House and two days of Handi Quilter classes with the amazing Kelly Ashton.  Kelly is best known for her beautiful artistic long arm quilt work on the Hoffman Dream Big Panels.  Kelly has been longarm quilting since 2007 using Handi Quilter machines, and been teaching for Handi Quilter since 2013.  At last count she had over 18,000,000 stitches on her machine from quilting for customers!  Here is a link to Kelly's Facebook page where you can see some of her quilting:
Kelly Ashton Quilts
On Friday night, November 30th from 6-8pm we will have an Open House with Kelly.  Come and meet Kelly and let her show you some of her quilts while reviewing our Handi Quilter floor machine lineup.  Refreshments will be served along with a few other surprises.  The store will be open to purchase items as well!  Please RSVP to 979 595 1072 if you would like to join us.
On Saturday, December 1st from 9A-Noon Kelly will teach Stand Up Longarm Machine Quilting Basics.  Does longarm quilting interest you and you'd like to learn more about it?  Or do you just want a review of longarm basics?  This class removes the mystery surrounding longarm quilting. Topics include explaining machine and frame elements and features, how to load a quilt, and vital facts about thread, needles, and tension.

On Saturday, December 1st from 1-4p Kelly will teach Fast, Fun & Fabulous Free Motion. Quilters everywhere LOVE the excitement and fun of free motion quilting – and it’s easier than you think! Create flowing designs by connecting simple design elements with continuous lines, traveling across the quilt or filling in a specific area. Learn how drawing and muscle memory contribute to beautiful free motion quilting, and how to create stunning designs. Topics include how to develop an inventory of free motion designs, proper scaling and spacing of design elements, edge to edge free motion quilting, adjusting your quilting path to create your own new designs, and using micro handles for free motion control.

On Sunday, December 2nd from 9a-Noon Kelly will teach Ruler Essentials.  If you love precision and consistency in your quilting designs, you will love using design rulers and templates!  These handy tools assist in placing designs accurately and stitching them out precisely.  Learn to handle rulers and templates safely with the ruler base and Sure Foot and how to achieve accuracy with the markings.  The wide variety of Handi Quilter rulers available will inspire you to new design heights.  Topics include how to handle rulers safely, understanding and use of ruler markings for precision and accuracy, using piecing lines and marking tools to build ruler design confidence, use of the Versa tool for stitch in the ditch, cross hatch, piano keys, clamshells, arcs, and how to apply binding.

On Sunday, December 2nd from 1-4p Kelly will be teaching Introduction to Pro-Stitcher.  Pro-Stitcher is an intuitive computer-guided quilting system designed especially for use with Handi Quilter longarm quilting machines. User friendly and simple to operate, the step-by-step process for each function is easy and fun. Whether finishing your own quilts or considering a quilting business, come see the elegant and precise quilting you can accomplish with an HQ Pro-Stitcher. Topics include overview of support resources available online, overview of menu and basic functions and design catalog, how to fit a design to a block using Skew and Resize, and XForm and Align, a demonstration of the HQ Pro-Stitcher Simulator, and an overview of Art & Stitch.

Each class with Kelly costs $50.  You can mix and match them or sign up individually.  If you sign up for all four classes you will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to the shop.  Your Gift Certificate will be handed out the weekend of the event, and does not expire.  An optional lunch is available on Saturday and Sunday for $12 per day. 

Please call 979 595 1072 to sign up.  Class spaces will go fast as Kelly is very popular!  Please be aware these are non-refundable classes.  If you should need to cancel for any reason you are welcome to give or sell your class to another student, however, we ask that you notify us of your replacement's name.

If you will be visiting us from out of town for Kelly's classes we have a list of available hotels on our website, or click this link below.
Bryan/College Station Hotels

Join a Class!

We put out a new class schedule every four months. Our classes are taught by local teachers who are knowledgeable in their area of expertise.  We also bring in out of town teachers on a special event basis. View our current class schedule by clicking on the blue button below.  The current calendar will pop up first, then scroll down for class descriptions.

Class Schedule

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents
Poinsettia Bouquet by Judy Niemeyer!

Part 1, Friday, November 16th 10A-5P AND
Part 2, Wednesday, November 28th,10A-5P

Please note this is a two part class!

Poinsettia Bouquet was introduced at 2018 Spring Market and represents a collection of mixer blocks from the Cattail Wall Quilt Mixer series designed by Judy and Bradley Niemeyer for Quiltworx.com. 

The selected Units comprising Poinsettia Bouquet are the Razor Star, Flower Basket, and the Picket Fence Border.  Machine appliqué is also an element utilized in this pattern.  Finished size is 77" X 77". 

Join Jan Mathews, Certified Instructor for Judy Niemeyer Quilting/Quiltworx.com, to complete this beautiful quilt.  Advanced Beginner/Intermediate to Advanced skill level is required (completed at least four quilts and have a good working understanding of your machine and
basic sewing skills). 

Cost for this two day class will be $105 plus purchase of the pattern which is $97.99.  An optional kit that includes the fabrics and pattern may be purchased for $299.99.  An optional lunch may be added for $12.00. 

Please call the shop at 979 595 1072 to sign up. 

You can still get in on our Aurifil Thread Club offer!  Click on the link below to find out how to save yourself 15% off this fantabulous thread.  Plus we still have some great Koala cabinets on SALE for a superb price.
Aurifil Thread Club and Koala Sale!
We still have pillowcase kits ready to pick up in support of our Phoebe's Home Autumn Armstrong fundraiser!  Click on the link below to see all of the info.
Autumn Armstrong Fundraiser

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A beautiful new Block of the Month!

Fabulous Texas Bluebonnets

Are you a fan of Eleanor Burns?  Do you love Moda's bluebonnet fabric?  Well we have the project for you!

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Eleanor Burns has been a legend in the quilting world for over 40 years.  I fell in love with her newest book appropriately titled Forty Fabulous Years.  Every year at LSQW we order bluebonnet fabric from Moda Fabrics because our customers and visitors from out of state just love bluebonnet fabric!  I kept looking at these fabrics and this book and started thinking....  somehow the two just seem to go together, so fast forward and we have designed a custom Block of the Month with a bluebonnet spin on it.  Shown below are some mocked up blocks, and a layout image of the overall quilt.

My reason for sending this email is to garner a feeling for how many people might want to participate in this Block of the Month.  I don't have exact pricing yet but it will run around $25 per month with a $20 signup fee and will start in January.  This will be a twelve-month Block of the Month and our price would include Eleanor's book for your use.  Approximate finished size will be 72" X 84" and they will be Log Cabin blocks.  Because Moda only prints to order I need to ascertain how much fabric to order as soon as possible.

 

Sew, if you are interested in participating I would love it if you could email us at lsqwinfo@gmail.com, or call the store at 979 595 1072 to have your name put on a list.  This will not hold you to participating until we have the final details worked out.  I think this is going to be a gorgeous quilt when completed!

Texas_Bluebonnets

Here is a "mock up" of what our quilt will look like using bluebonnet, wildflower, and red, white, and blue fabrics.  The alternate blocks will use tone on tone white fabrics.  Please note our version will not have the scalloped edge.

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Here are two mocked up blocks as an example for you!  Because we don't have the actual fabrics yet this picture is just a representation of what you will receive.  We plan for them to flow a little better than these may show.

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This is the optional backing fabric we have ordered.

 

We hope you like what we have come up with and can get a pretty good idea of the finished product using these images.  

Hope to hear from you soon!

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We put out a new class schedule every four months. Our classes are taught by local teachers who are knowledgeable in their area of expertise.  We also bring in out of town teachers on a special event basis. View our current class schedule by clicking on the blue button below.  The current calendar will pop up first, then scroll down for class descriptions.

Class Schedule
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This is a picture of my beautiful friend Autumn Armstrong who passed away in 2014.  Autumn was a victim of a senseless act of domestic violence.

Autumn was first and foremost my friend, and second one of my customers.  Autumn, her Mom, and her Aunt are also my Kerrville retreat buddies.  In 2015 we worked with Autumn's Mom and our local domestic violence shelter Phoebe's Home to find a way to honor Autumn.  This will be our fourth year to repeat our annual plan for the Autumn Armstrong pillowcase drive.

During the month of October, we are asking you to help us make pillowcases to honor Autumn.  All proceeds from this event and the pillowcases themselves will be donated to Phoebe's Home. Details are as follows:

During the month of October stop by the shop and pick up a pillowcase kit.  Your cost will be $10.00, (cash or check only please.)  Directions to make the pillowcase will be included in your kit.  We are asking that you take the kit home, make the pillowcase, and return it to the shop by Saturday, November 17th.

If you live out of town, or just can't make a pillowcase, please consider making a donation for this very worthy cause, (again cash or check only please made out to Phoebe's Home.)

We started this pillowcase drive for Phoebe's Home in 2015.  Each year we have turned in close to 200 pillowcases plus a nice monetary donation.  Our store was honored with an award from Baby Lock in 2017 for our participation in this annual fundraiser. 

Domestic violence touches many lives in our community.  The pillowcases are given out to adults and children who stay at Phoebe's Home.  Many of them arrive with nothing and this at least gives them a small item to keep that will be theirs for on down the road.  The money is used for whatever the Director of the program chooses to use it for.  Obviously, a community program of this caliber can always use some extra funds.

Thank you in advance for your help.  We have been so blessed over the last three years with lots of pillowcases being turned in and some very nice donations.  Let's do it agin for 2018!
 

Join a Class!

We put out a new class schedule every four months. Our classes are taught by local teachers who are knowledgeable in their area of expertise.  We also bring in out of town teachers on a special event basis. View our current class schedule by clicking on the blue button below.  The current calendar will pop up first, then scroll down for class descriptions.

Class Schedule

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents
Wagon Wheels....
A fun class by Tari G! 
Come and join Tari to make this eye popping quilt with a curved look and ONLY straight seam sewing!

Tuesday, November 6th, Noon-5p OR Wednesday, November 7th, 10A-4P
Please call the shop to join us for this fun event at the 979-595-1072!

Wagon Wheels is a pieced quilt that is made from strip sets and a 15-degree ruler.  It is all straight sewing as the curved blocks are an illusion!

In this class, you will make several of the blocks and then complete the balance of them at home.  Any number of blocks can be made but each 'set' consists of two blocks. Tari usually makes this with different fabrics but you can also make this quilt using the same two 'main colors' and an accent strip in addition to the
background fabric. 

This is a fun, quickly put together quilt class that produces a very happy quilt!  Tari promises chocolate, laughter, and a lot of time at your machine. Shown above and below are two different color versions of this quilt made by other students. 

Cost for this class is $65 and your pattern 
is included in this price.  This is a beginner level class, however, you must have working knowledge of your sewing machine.  An optional lunch can be ordered for $12 for the Wednesday class.  Purchase of the required 15 degree ruler is extra. 

Please call the shop at the 979 595 1072 if you would like to sign up for this class.


 
Sew, lately I have been fascinated by YouTube tutorials and podcasts. 

Podcasts are really "hip" these days and fun to listen to both in the car and while you are sewing at home.  A podcast I have discovered that I love is Sewing Out Loud with Mallory and Zede located at Sewhere.com 

These gals are a mother/daughter team who are all over the place with sewing and quilting topics.  They have over three years worth of podcasts on their website.  Here is a link to their webpage for your use:
Sewhere.com
And if you just go crazy with podcasts here is a list to help you out with finding more of them.  This list was compiled by Johanna Lundstrom who has written several books about sewing activewear.  Here is the link:
The big list of sewing podcasts
A great YouTube tutorial page that again is all over the place with sewing and quilting topics is Sew Very Easy hosted by Laura Coia. Laura has over 463 videos on her channel!

Here is a link to Laura's YouTube page for your use.  Laura is both educational and entertaining with her presentations.
Sew Very Easy YouTube
I hope you have fun playing around with some of these websites.  Email me and let me know if you are enjoying them!

Join a Class!

We put out a new class schedule every four months. Our classes are taught by local teachers who are knowledgeable in their area of expertise.  We also bring in out of town teachers on a special event basis. View our current class schedule by clicking on the blue button below.  The current calendar will pop up first, then scroll down for class descriptions.

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents
A Koala Floor Model Sale and more!

It is time for us to replace our shop Koala cabinets to make room for their newest models.  So what does that mean for you?  Why 30% off of the five models we have in house, of course!  Pictured above are the models that we have on our floor, however, the colors we have are not the same.  If you are interested these will be sold on a first come first served basis and will have to be picked up at the shop by the purchasing customer.  We are a Koala Craft Club store so our prices are lower to start with which will make the
final price better for you!

We have both a Left and Right Cub available in African Walnut.  This can be paired with the Roll About Plus IV, or not.  For each Cub the MSRP is $2499, our price is $1999 and with 30% off would bring it down to $1400.  The Roll About IV MSRP with Corner Top is $2498, our price is $1798 and with 30% off would bring it down to $1259.  These three pieces together would fit well into a corner area of a room.

We have an Artisan Studio in Brazilian Cherry.  MSRP is $4999, our price is $3499 and with 30% off would bring it down to $2800.  This piece has an XL electric lift in it and can handle the big embroidery machines!

We have a Treasure Chest Plus IV in Asian Golden Teak.  MSRP is $3999, our price is $3199 and with 30% off would bring it down to $2240.

Each of these pieces can have custom inserts ordered for them to fit the machine you currently own in either wood or acrylic. 

Why not treat yourself to something nice at a greatly
reduced price?
SUPER LSQW AURIFIL THREAD CLUB OFFER!

You know how we love Aurifil thread for its low lint, long lasting bobbins, lower cost per yard, and smooth even stitching?  Well, we have been working with Aurifil to provide a special offer just for you!

We have a limited edition box that will store 12 spools of Aurifil 50 weight/1422 yd spools.  Inside this box is a spool #2024 which is their white color.  Cost for this spool is usually $13.99.  Please see the details below regarding how you can start receiving 15% off our your Aurifil thread purchases and receive the box pictured above for FREE! 

You will purchase the Aurifil box listed above with the one spool of #2024 white thread for $13.99.  (The box is valued at $11.99 so basically I am giving it to you for free, love that free word!).  The box you will receive will be numbered. 

From there forward every time you bring your box to the shop you will receive 15% off of any other Aurifil 50 weight/1422 yard spools that you purchase.  You may purchase them one at a time, several at a time, or fill the whole box if you choose to! The one rule to participate is that you MUST bring your box to the store to receive your 15% off.  If you forget your box you will not receive your 15% off at the register.  Plus you will need to remind the lovely LSQW Ladies at checkout that you are participating in our Aurifil Thread Club. 

If you are interested in participating in this program please call the shop at the number listed below to place your name on our list.  We have a limited number of these boxes so please let us know soon.
International Quilt Festival Tickets

If you are NOT riding the bus with us to Houston for International Quilt Festival we have tickets available for purchase at the shop.  Please be aware that we CANNOT take credit cards for these as the money goes back to Quilts, Inc. We sell these as a courtesy to our customers. 
You may pay by cash or a check made out to Quilts, Inc.

Adults $15 per day
Senior (65+)/Military $9 per day
Preview Night Ticket $20 to include Preview Night 11/7 and one
additional day for free!

 

Join a Class!

We put out a new class schedule every four months. Our classes are taught by local teachers who are knowledgeable in their area of expertise.  We also bring in out of town teachers on a special event basis. View our current class schedule by clicking on the blue button below.  The current calendar will pop up first, then scroll down for class descriptions.

Class Schedule

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents

Kimberbell's Merry & Bright 2-Day Event!

Sunday & Monday, October 14th-15th, 9A-4P OR

Tuesday & Wednesday, October 16th-17th, 9A-4P

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

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Our fifth Kimberbell event will be Kimberbell's Merry & Bright!  In this two-day event you will make six EXCLUSIVE in the hoop projects including an ornament tea towel, a pieced Christmas tree block, a peppermint twist zipper pouch, a gingerbread cookie kit bag, a dimensional mylar poinsettia applique, and a Deck the Halls bench buddy pillow, all for use to help decorate your house for the holidays or give as gifts to friends.

 

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 all at the same time.

 

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!



TUCKER UNIVERSITY

 

We have had some requests to explain Tucker University a little better.  I have previously emailed regarding this monthly class, (and have attached all of the information below again for your use.)  Please click on the orange button to see the original email with signup information. I wanted to SHOW you what you can do with this concept so here are a few blocks you can design using the rulers you that would be featured.

 

As I have mentioned before, if you have your color skills down pat your next "gig" is to start designing your own blocks, patterns, or quilts.  Tucker University is perfect for this plus you will end up with a sterling silver charm bracelet or necklace if you complete all of the modules.  This idea is great for using up scraps, too.  

Come and join us!

 

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A few new items for you to know about and of course some great classes!

Are you in love with Laura Heine and her collage method?  We have had a couple of classes teaching her method and have another class scheduled with Nancy on October 12th from 10a-4p.  Our own Gail did this stunning take off and used  Moda's Ombre Dots for her background.  We had so much positive feedback on this rendition that we kitted it just for you, so if you want your own Caleb the Camel click on the blue button below.  Isn't he gorgeous?
Caleb the Camel Kit
We have been asked to combine some of our past RxR patterns, so Deb did!  Introducing Tailgating in Aggieland, our newest Aggie kit!   Finished size is
43" X 42" and would be perfect for an office of a new grad or a friend who just loves Texas A&M.  Click on the maroon button below to purchase your very own kit!
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We have also been asked to stock 2 1/2" strip packs, 10" X 10" layer cake squares, and 5" X 5" charm squares in neutral colors.  Enter these great new packs in black, white, grey, and cream from RJR!   We also have a white tone on tone pack from Wilmington.  Pair these with another printed pack using the sizes listed above and you will have quick alternate squares, sashing, four patches, etc.  Click on the pink button below to take you these product pages.
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Here is a great new pattern for a tote that I designed.  It is called Charmed I'm Sure and uses a charm pack plus some additional yardage for your lining and handles.  This fun tote has prairie points at the top and pockets on the inside for storage.  You can order your pattern here by clicking on the green button below.
Charmed I'm Sure Pattern
We still have some openings in Jan Mathew's Color Theory class scheduled for September 27th from 10A to 3P.  If you are unsure about using color and picking your fabrics this is a great class to help you build your color confidence level.  Click on the purple button below for all of the details.
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Join us for Tucker U and build your own gorgeous sterling silver charm bracelet while using Studio 180 rulers to design your own quilts!  Details are in this email I sent out on 8/18/18.  We still have space and charms left!  You don't want to miss this new club, also by Jan Mathews.  If you have already taken Jan's Color Theory Class this is the next step for you!  Click on the red button below for all of the details.
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Join a Class!

We put out a new class schedule every four months. Our classes are taught by local teachers who are knowledgeable in their area of expertise.  We also bring in out of town teachers on a special event basis. View our current class schedule by clicking on the blue button below.  The current calendar will pop up first, then scroll down for class descriptions.

Class Schedule
Order Online!
You can order from us online 24/7 at our web store for fabrics, notions, patterns, books, and more!  We accept PayPal accounts, Visa Mastercard, and Discover for use in our Shopping Cart and you receive FREE shipping with an order over $80.00.  Online orders as well as in store orders accrue points towards a $25 Gift Certificate when you purchase over $500 in regular merchandise with us!  Click on the red button below
Order Online Now

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents

Color Theory by Jan Mathews

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We are privileged once again to have the stupendous Jan Mathews back at Lone Star Quiltworks to teach our favorite Color Theory class on Thursday, September 27th from 10A-3P.

 

Do you have a quilt you stopped working on because you are just not happy with how your fabric is working in your project? Are you overwhelmed and stressed out while trying to pick fabrics for a new quilting adventure?  Bring it to class and let's get you back on track so you can mark that project off the UFO list.  This one-day class will discuss the color wheel, relationships between colors, fabric as a medium, and how to use elements of color to enhance your fabric selections so you will achieve your goals and objectives. Through exercises and discussion of projects you will have hands on experience with applying your new knowledge. Come prepared to learn while you play!  Class size is limited to twelve students. Cost of class is $55.00, with purchase of book required.  Time is 10A-3P.  An optional lunch may be ordered at class signup.  

Call 979 595 1072 to sign up!

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Have you taken Jan's Color Theory Class in the past with us?  Do you know how to pick your colors and are ready to move on to the next step?  Join us for Tucker University, a new component concept designed by Deb Tucker of Studio 180 Design. Looking to build your skills and accuracy?  This will be the class for you!  Jan will be teaching this fun new University concept starting September 29th. More info to come in another email!



Are you interested in joining us on our bus ride to Houston for International Quilt Festival?  The date is Friday, November 9th and the details are listed below. 

Grab a friend and come with us on the bus!

Click on the link below.

International Quilt Festival Bus Trip



We still have a few of our 12 Days of Christmas bags available for purchase!  If you haven't jumped on the band wagon the details are listed below.  What a special gift for either yourself or your BFF quilting bud!  I promise you don't want to miss this bag! 

Click on the link below!

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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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It is Here!
Our Fall Class Schedule!

Our new fall class schedule is ready for you to preview and call the shop to sign up for your favorite offerings.  You can access it here!
 
Fall Class Details
If you would like to print a hard copy of the schedule you can access that here! 
Print Class Schedule
From our favorites like First Time Quilting all the way to some new Contemporary quilt offerings our teachers have outdone themselves this time so come and join us for a class.  Bring a friend and have a BLAST!  We always hear lots of
laughter floating out of our classroom.

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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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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.

Winter Traditions Class

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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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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
Our new Exquisite Classics maroon, white, black, and grey fabrics!

The "Sneak Peeks" are over and the fabric is here!  We now have eight new fabrics to choose from in a maroon, white, black, and grey combination.  These work well with our Sykel licensed Aggie fabrics, too!  They look even better on the actual fabrics than I could show in these images.  The customers who have already purchased them say they are amazed at the color saturation.

I was asked to send another email with all of the prints in it, so have collaged them here for your use.  They are currently available both in the store and online using the linked button below.

I chose the name Exquisite Classics for this line as my business card says we sell exquisite fabrics and I
believe we do! I hope you like them.
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Don't forget we have a super Handi Quilter sale going on now through August 20th.  Click on the link below to read about how YOU can receive a FREE HQ Stitch machine.  This offer is only good for 9 more days so don't wait too long!
Free Handi Quilter Stitch Machine

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A Super Handi Quilter Deal!

Have you been dreaming of a Handi  Quilter?  Well, August is the month to
make that dream come true!

Purchase any of the items listed on the flier below and receive a FREE HQ Stitch sewing machine! Sew what are you waiting for? 

We have never seen a Handi Quilter offer include one of their sewing machines before.  These are awesome sewing machines! 
(I actually did training on all three and love them.)
We still have a few openings available in our 12 Days of Christmas Gift Bag promotion!  Click on the button below for all the details and to join the fun!
12 Days of Christmas Gift Bag
Would you like to join us for our November 9th trip to International Quilt Festival?  We have already filled one bus and are working on the second!  Click on the button below for all of the details.
2018 Houston IQF Bus Trip

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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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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:

Lone Star Quiltworks Thread

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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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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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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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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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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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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!

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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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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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!

Wooly Felted Wonder Regular Size Cover

Wooly Felted Wonder Big Board Cover

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Wooly Felted Neutralizer

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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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.  

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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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

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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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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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Quiltworks

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

Unity

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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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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Lone Star Quiltworks

  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!