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Words - not even rhubarb pie-aren’t enough to thank you for your abundant help to get me started on Kate’s quilt. I don’t know what I enjoyed most-the comfort of getting the quilt started or the wonderful company you offered. And then there’s just being around all the fabric! Well, I enjoyed it all. Thank you.-Eleanor J
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Welcome to Mt. Pleasant Quilting Company!
We are your one stop destination quilting shop with over 3,500 bolts of 100% cotton quilting fabrics including flannels and batiks, from most of the major fabric companies. We have an extensive “book & pattern nook” with over 400 titles of books and patterns for you to peruse. If you’re looking for kits, you have come to the right place! We also stock several notions that every quilter needs as well as notions that simply make the hobby of quilting easy and fun. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, we can order it for you. We provide superior longarm quilting machine services: custom, heirloom, and edge to edge quilting, plus basting and binding services. We also make custom quilts for those who wish to order a quilt completely finished.
Barb’s Bulletin - January 2015
January - April 2015
I have wished this for you every year: Happy New Year to you and your family. May you be blessed with good health and happiness! (And of course, may you be blessed with the desire to quilt!)
Recently, I was watching the news one night, when the sports reporter showed what he thought was the best play of 2014. Well….it got me to thinking about 2014 here in the shop. The best notion that we discovered in 2014 was Grip Strips. Every quilter from beginner to the most experienced should have these strips on their rulers. They are little vinyl adhesive strips that you adhere to the edge on the wrong side of your ruler. You know how your ruler can slide a little bit when you’re rotary cutting? One hundred percent guaranteed - no slipping and sliding if you have the Grip Strips on your ruler. You don’t even have to move your hand up the ruler while you are rotary cutting. The best $10 you can spend with no guilt!
I’ve decided to make a New Years resolution this year. I’m going to make a quilt using leaders and enders. I’ve always used a leader when I sew. You know how the thread can bunch up into a bird’s nest under the fabric when you start out sewing or the fabric gets sucked down into the bobbin area, or the fabric doesn’t move and the needle keeps going up and down and creates a little thread ball….well I use a small piece of material to start my sewing with to prevent those problems and continue using it every time I start sewing so eventually it is covered in thread. I toss it out and start with a new scrap. So, I’ve decided to cut 2” squares from my scraps and sew two together at a time as my leader and also now sew one on the end of whatever I’m sewing to become my ender - but it becomes the new leader- a purpose now for those leaders and enders. It’s sort of like sewing two quilts at the same time. I’m going to continue doing this throughout the year to hopefully end up with enough 16 patches to make a quilt. I’m going to set it together with black. Years ago my mom made a scrappy 16 patch quilt set with black which was very striking. Another reason now for thinking of my mom as I’m sewing. If this “leaders and enders’s” business sounds confusing, I’ll show you what I mean when you come in. Have you made a New Year’s resolution?
• Quilt Away Weekend, Feb. 20th - 22nd. Balance due Jan 16th. There are still openings. Give a call if you would like more information on our Quilt Away Weekends. Remember no cleaning, no cooking, no obligations….only sewing!
• Quilt Away Weekend, Mar. 20th - 22nd. Balance due Feb. 16th.
• Many of you want to make the Christmas Celebration Tree Skirt, and some of you have the kit, do not fear, I will be scheduling that in the next newsletter. We need to wait until our 2015 Christmas fabric has arrived.
Check out the Monthly Sale page-there’s a sale every month. Hopefully, there’s a class or two that strikes your fancy too. Enjoy the winter season! As I always write in my newsletter because it’s so true: you are all fun, friendly and fantastic women! (And men-you are too!) I sincerely thank you for attending classes and shopping at Mt. Pleasant Quilting.
Annual Pajama Party Sale!March 13
“ANNUAL PAJAMA PARTY SALE”
Friday, March 13th & Saturday, March 14th
Wear your pajamas 8:00a.m. – 9:00a.m. and receive 35% OFF ALL FABRIC
Wear your pajamas 9:00a.m. - 10:00a.m. and receive 30% OFF ALL FABRIC
Wear regular clothes 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and receive 25% OFF ALL FABRIC
We just love seeing those jammies!March 14 : Annual Pajama Party Sale! April 1 : Your own personal coupon day! All Month————-> April 6 : Your own personal coupon day! All Month————-> April 13 : Your own personal coupon day! All Month————-> *Offers available in-store only.