Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Getting down to the wire...

Well, Lisa just pointed out to us that Christmas is a week from tomorrow.....yikes! I think we've all been in such a frenzy trying to get ready for the holidays that we didn't realize they were actually getting so close. Here are some quick and easy last minute gift suggestions from some of the ladies here in the shop:

Lisa's Suggestions:
  • Quilted Potholders-- a great way to use up some scraps! All you need is a little Insul-Bright and some batting for the inside, then get creative with the top and backing!

  • Basic Aprons-- add some buttons, rick-rack, sequins, etc. to dress up the classic apron shape!

Leslie's Suggestions:

  • Pillowcases-- Easy to make, wrap up a pair of new PJ's in the pillowcase, maybe a pair of warm socks, tie with a beautiful silk ribbon, and you have a great snuggly gift!

Holly's Suggestions:

  • Woolfelt ornaments-- Cut classic Christmas shapes out of woolfelt, and either stuff them with fiber-fill or double up the layers with a little embroidery and some embellishments.

  • Placemats-- Dress up the host's/hostess' Christmas table with some beautiful handmade placemats.
We just got the gorgeous new line, Gypsy Rose, by Fig Tree Quilts in the shop. There are some wonderful paisleys and beautiful florals, come check it out!

On another note, yes, the rumors are true! We will be moving locations a couple months into the new year. No, we are not going out of business, simply moving, and we will be staying here in Livermore. We will definitely be letting all of our wonderful customers know where our new location will be sometime in January, so if you aren't already subscribed to our email newsletter, go to and click on the red "Subscribe" link on our homepage to sign up!

From all of us here at In Between Stitches, Happy Holidays and Keep on Stitchin'!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Project of the Week: Retro Chic

This week's Project of the Week is the Retro Chic pattern by the Artichoke Collection. We have kits made up for this curvy quilt in delicious tangerine and lime colors. This bright throw is perfect for the retro fabric lovers out there!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Is it December already?

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and that you didn't eat TOO much! :)

We've been working nonstop lately, getting this adorable new BOM put together! The Baltimore Halloween Block of the Month runs from January to July. In each shipment you'll actually receive the materials to make 2 blocks, in order to get the quilt finished in time for Halloween! If you're interested in signing up, check out our website for our new online sign-up feature, and browse through some of our other BOMs!