Wednesday, December 30, 2015

new inspiration for the new year!

 I have started stitching the "Chicken Quilt" from Primrose Lane.  The pattern is $20.00 and there are 12 chicken stitcheries and finishing instructions for a quilt.  I will take photos of the finished quilt just as soon as I can!

 This is a new flannel quilt from Kansas Troubles latest line that I am working on.  Such Rich colors!
 Red Rooster has a fun new line out.  I can hardly wait to stitch up this panel into a quilt!

 And here is the latest from Sweetwater for Moda.  Happy Valentines Day!  Nikki Crisp is quilting a tabletopper that I pieced from this line.  Love the crisp fresh colors!  As soon as I get the binding on I will post pictures of the finished product.
 And here are some beautiful sunny prints to drool over...

 If you are enjoying these crisp winter days you might want to stitch up some winter are the latest from Red Quilt Company

Sweet Duet...both of these projects are in one pattern!  Kits are also available.
And a new sample of Primitive Gatherings' "Contentment" wool applique.
Another photo of "Colette" by Moda. 
 Lots of precut options!
I hope to finish several of these projects and post photos of the results soon.  Lots of fun new things arriving almost every day.  Stop by and say hello and hopefully get inspired for a new project in the New Year!  Hope 2016 is a great year for you and yours.  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Folktales' 20th Christmas Open House

 This is a free pattern from 
Buttermilk Basin. I decided to make a few and turn it into a festive garland.

And here is a free pattern from Crabapple Hill Studio.
It makes a darling pillow, 
don't you think? 
 This is a picture of finished pillow bottom
Folktales' 20th
 Christmas Open House 
is tomorrow from 10 to 8 pm 
and Saturday from 10 to 5 pm
 Both of these patterns will be available, along with lots of other 
fun holiday ideas!  To celebrate 
20 years of business
 20% OFF!!!!* 
Hope you can drop in and join the festivities.
Thank you for keeping Folktales in business for 20 years!
You are the BEST!
And I wish you the very merriest Christmas and a Blessed New Year.
* 1/2 yard cut minimum

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

these are a few of my favorite things...

 A Sneak Peek at some of the new samples I have been working on for the
 Christmas Open House...

More to come!

Thursday, November 19, 2015


 And we have some fun new projects for you at Folktales!  This towel is a pattern from Quilt Doodle Designs.  The pattern is $8.00.  The kit with the embellishments is $18.00

And here is a picture of Crabapple Hills Thanksgiving table runner.  It turned out so beautifully, thanks to Nikki for her awesome quilting!
 This is Bunny Hill's "Icicle Days".  I chose to do it with needle turn applique, but it would work up quickly if you did the applique on your sewing machine.  The pattern is $12.00.  The kit with pattern and backing is $155.00

 Here is one of the newest patterns from Emily at Red Button Company.  This little quilt, "Snow Buttons",  finishes at 10" X 12".  The pattern, including the buttons, is $12.00.  The kit with all the fabrics, buttons and pattern is $24.95. 
 Extra sets of buttons are just $4.00.
 Here is a close up shot
 And here is Blueberry Backroad's "Winter at Grandma's House".  The pattern is $8.00. 
 The kit with the pattern is $14.95
There are lots of other goodies 
in the works...gearing up for
 Folktales' Christmas Open House 
December 4th from 10 am to 8 pm 
and December 5th from 10 am to 5 pm.
Hope you can stop in for some Christmas treats and fun new holiday ideas for decorating and gift giving.

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving as you reflect on the many blessings you have received this year and look forward to time with friends and family
 this holiday season!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Embellishments and MORE!

Here are some of the fun Holiday buttons and embellishments available at Folktales.  I have place a 6" ruler in the photos so you can get an estimate of the size of the embellishments.  Most of the button packs run $2.25 to $2.50



Here is a tea towel with the cookie cutters used for accents

Below is a sample of how I used them in a Halloween Banner

 These buttons start at 15 cents for the 3/16th inch size and go up to 50 cents for the 1 inch size.  They are available in red and deep red.

Here is a new "Christmas Delivery" pattern from Quilt Doodle Designs.  The pattern is $4.00.  The kit is $14.00.

 And here is "Reggie the Reindeer".  His pattern is $13.00

 Such a Cutie!

 This quilt is called "Sticks and Stones".  The pattern is $10.00.  The kit which includes the backing fabric is $175.00.
  The finished quilt measures 80" X 90".

 Kathy Schmitz's "Winter Wonderland".  The pattern is $9.00
 Here are her fall and winter wallhangings displayed together.

.  This is Buttermilk Basin's new "Truck Full of Joy" pattern.      The pattern is $9.00.  The complete kit is $49.95

 The latest from Country Whims' "Melting Marvin.
  Pattern is $6.00

Penny Lane Primitives' new "Ice Skates" pattern is $9.00. 
 The complete kit is $35.00.

And here is my lovely daughter Hannah modelling my sample of Pearl Louise's "Ruffle Apron".  I just added a few extra ruffles!  The pattern is $8.00.

 And this arrived today from Moda...  Primitive Gatherings newest addition to her "Little Gatherings" fabric line in Rhubarb.