Miss our Quiltmamas Holiday Gift Sale in Berkeley? No sweat! We will be at the Sewing Machine Shop at 1661 Bothelo Dr in Walnut Creek on this Saturday, 10a-3p !
It’s time for our
Quiltmamas Holiday Sale!
Sunday December 7th
10 am-3 pm
1148 Colusa (between Sonoma and Beverly Place), Berkeley
bring a friend or two! we'll be delighted to see you
wendy and ann
I have been making handmade greeting cards over the years, adorned with appliquéd fabric stitched down and packaged in a transparent sleeve for gift giving. Inspired by the last EBHQ show I went held at the Craneway Pavillion in Richmond, CA, I decided to take a chance on it as well. Informed by many a Pinterest DIY tutorial, I used inspiration from my own photos and travels to come up with some simple visions to illustrate with fabric and thread. I’m really happy with the way these turned out, don’t you think?
So, at least I got cracking on a stack of bibs for the already eating crowd, those that tug at that annoying thing mom keeps putting around their necks but can’t quite pull off…. yet! I was able to procure some really, really cute vinyl coated cottons that made for some alternative dressing while dining. For this set, I also taught myself a new skill with a new tool, called a bias tape maker - really nothing more than a motorized clover bias tape maker with a built-in iron as it goes. Actually, quite a time saver and adds that little bit of originality to these bibs, don’t you think?
Something is in the air, as there have been a fair number of requests for baby gifts. Thus, minky blankets have been cut and sewn, leaving their tell-tale fluff everywhere. Colorful baby bibs are in production, made of new vinylized cottons and colorful handmade bias tape for the edges and ties, to keep those hungry babies clean(er).
I’m thinking about making more burp cloths, and maybe even a new minky plush toy, if I remember where I put that pattern……
Summer is the time to slow down, and sew… in theory, but the reality is, neither Ann nor I seem to have enough time in the summer to make all those ideas in our heads a reality in the workroom!
I guess that’s what we have Pinterest for, as our personal pin boards fill up with ideas, tutorials, and inspirations culled from the web and in our travels, near and far. Take a peek at what inspires us, or better yet, send us your own pins of inspiration!
The Quiltmamas are available for your handmade quilts, crafts, and other heartfelt gifts. Feel free to contact Ann or Wendy if you need to shop locally for what we have in stock for that baby shower or birthday gift for friend or family. You can check out our quiltmamas Etsy shop for a few of the items for sale if you live afar. You can also contact us to order that special quilt for a loved one’s wedding, graduation, or baby.
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more questions? just contact us!
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• pattern/fabric selection for your custom designed quilt
• hand-crafted gifts such as purses, totes, jewelry, woolen whimzies & more