Hey Gang.

We are in full Fall Swing here at the Cabin… and the holidays are right around the corner.  Here are a few of the latest options for products and services available this holiday season.


We are currently taking quilt tops for longarm completion before the Xmas holiday and are still guaranteeing returns for Christmas.  So if you are looking to get a quilt top completed between now and then… contact us for the designated return dates.  We are also taking a small number of orders on custom t-shirt quilts for those that cannot complete the top themselves.  We have a few openings left for tops to be completed before the end of the holiday season so if you are interested get your requests in soon.  Email us for an approximate quote on the average size t-shirt quilt.  Keep in mind that quotes vary depending on the number of shirts and your exact request but we can offer a ballpark estimate or if you stop by and bring your shirts we can create a custom estimate for you.  T-shirt quilts are taken on a first come first served basis with 50% down and 50% paid on completion and delivery of the finished quilt.  We offer a variety of payment options including VISA, MasterCard, Discover and AMEX.

We have a few openings between now and Christmas for Rental times at the cottage.  If you are interested sign up now for an Autopilot Class and learn how to run the machine yourself.  Our current renters have an average quilting time of 4 hours so they are getting better every day and saving lots of money on their quilting costs.  We also teach free motion quilting here at the cottage.  A great way to try out the machine and see if you like the process of machine quilting or better yet, improve your skills both on the longarm and your DSM (Domestic Sewing Machine).  You will learn a lot here at the cottage.



CWQ  has just released a few new mini templates for the holiday season.  Due to the tremendous popularity of the Scrap Petal Garden Pattern and its companion Nested Petal Template, we created a few new templates that work in coordination to make your life super easy.

We created a Petal Pal Keychain template for your smaller projects and included not only the keychain but a companion 1″ circle template to make the flower centers.  This circle template is complete with crosshair markings so that you can cut your circles on the 1/4 fold and 1/2 fold of the fabrics making the template a little easier to use.  We like to save your fingers.

Of course, then we needed to create our own Circle keychain template (1 1/2″) for those slightly bigger centers, depending on the project.  We also created a 2″ Circle Template with crosshairs and a 2 1/2″ circle template with crosshairs.  These come in handy for all petal sizes, dresden plate centers and applique.  There are lots of great templates and tools on the market for creating circles but most of them start at 3″.  What about the smaller sizes?  We added the best features of all and created some handy dandy little minis to make your life easy.  At a retail price of $4.50 they are a steal and great for gifts.

For those of you that have attended my shows, trunk shows and classes, you know that we also have a small selection of carved wood signs perfect for your sewing room.  They come in a variety of colors and sizes.  You can now find them for sale on our website.  Pick your sign and pick your color and have it shipped directly to you.  Check out our signature signs below and hop over to our online store and see the available colors.

Small Signs are 3.5″ x 12″ (Retail $10.00) and Longer signs are 3.5″ x 18″ (Retail $12.00)



November 12th I will be with the Eternal Quilters of Glen Burnie, MD.  They are hosting CWQ for a lecture and trunk show.  If you are in the area, stop by and see me.  Check out this awesome guild.


CWQ has Gift Certificates available for all products and service we offer online and here at the cottage.  Classes, quilting services, templates, books and patterns are all great gifts for you and the quilters you know and love.  Consider shopping Small Business this year and give the gift of a CWQ Gift Certificate.