Sunday, October 31, 2010

New Necklaces

Library Gal Quilts and I have been busy. Here's what we've put together this week.

Monday, October 25, 2010

PIQF 2010 - Treasures and Tips

Believe it or not, I'm still recovering from our fun-filled weekend at Pacific International Quilt Festival. For those of you who follow me, you know that Pam (Library Gal Quilts) and I went to PIQF. Thanks to all of you who have inquired about or ordered our mixed-metal quilters jewelry, we've been quite busy. I am just now sorting through all my treasures and wanted to share them with you, along with a few tips that I picked up at the show. From Fig Tree threads, I picked up the cutest Berry Sweet Bag kit. It's funny how a mother of two grown boys would be so attracted to a strawberry bag, but I went back to it three times and finally decided that I had to have it. I think I'll make it for myself, paired with jeans I think it will be sooooo cute. I also love the owl patterns, so when I saw these, I was all over them. I especially appreciate the mini kit, with all the pattern pieces already fused and cut out. That should make this a very quick, but very quick project. And what a cute idea for a quick baby gift, the Minkee Binkee kit. I also bought the Bitty Buddy, sure to come in handy just about anywhere I sew or quilt; and the Curve Master, a presser foot that really does sew curved seams quickly without pinning. For those of you who have taken my free-motion classes, you know that I am a big fan of the Supreme Slider. Well, I picked up a Sew Slip, which is similar, but larger, has a larger needle opening, is thinner, and less expensive. Thanks to Nancy Hepp, I'll have one for demo at my upcoming classes. Finally, I learned that a Chopping Mat from the Dollar Tree (two for a dollar) make good tracing templates. (Thanks to Sharon Pederson for that tip.) I've already cut out the templates for the Berry Sweet Bag!

That's it for me. What have you been up to? Do you have any tips that you care to share?

Monday, October 18, 2010

Our Winner and Thank You

Have you heard? Sharon of Grassroots Quilt Studios is the big winner! For joining in our give-away, Sharon gets her pick of any of the designs we already have, or she can choose a personalized message....we had a suggestion from a quilter here for her longarm business of "long armed and dangerous! How funny is that!

Pam and I want to give a big shout out to Nicole of Sisters Choice. So many of you came by to visit us through her. Nichole, thank you for sharing your blogging friends with us.

Also, a very special thank you to Carmen of Honey Run Quilters for showcasing our jewelry in her booth. Carmen, thank you so much! Honey Run Quilters is a fabulous quilt store and I encourage you to visit it if you are ever in Northern California.

Also, thank you to all of you for leaving comments and suggestions. We are thrilled with all of your positive comments on our venture! Thank you too, for becoming followers of One Stitch Off and Library Gal Quilts.

Now, for Pacific International. Yes, we went for the quilts (and vendors), but were very fortunate to be there while an Indian wedding was in progress. Here's a picture of the bride. And the bride's procession.

The women were so beautiful. We felt very plain compared to them. And the reception area. Here's Pam - no we weren't crashing the wedding, although we did give some thought to how we would pull it off. Oh my gosh, every girl's fairytale dream. Finally, here's a close up of one of the tables - just beautiful.
I'll post pics from PIQF as soon as I sort through them.

Until next time, happy quilting.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

We Have A Winner!

Thanks to all of you for leaving comments and becoming followers. We've had so much fun these last few days. As promised, we just drew names for the winner of a One Stitch Off mixed metal necklace, custom, hand-stamped, and made for quilters by quilters. Our lucky winner is SHARON, who said her favorite stamped saying is Keep Calm and Quilt. Congratulations to Sharon. We'll be in touch.

Tomorrow, pictures from PIQF so stay tuned.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Order Information

Thank you all for your overwhelming interest in our quilt-themed necklaces. Many of you have asked how much the necklaces cost and how to order them, so here's the info:

The necklaces are $22 each, plus $1.50 for shipping. If you want a personalized necklace the price is $35 plus shipping. To order, please send an email to and we'll send you the order form. Just email us back the information on the form and presto - our little hands and fingers get busy!! Once we finish your order, we'll send you a PayPal invoice. If you don't have PayPal, we'll be glad to work out other arrangements.

We should have our Etsy shop stocked soon ( but we will be taking this weekend off to enjoy the Pacific International Quilt Festival.

Again, thank you all for your comments and feedback!

Debbie and Pam

Monday, October 11, 2010

A Give Away!!

Hi friends. Well, I like quilting and I like jewelry and really, don't they go together quite well? I mean, who wouldn't want to be all jeweled up while quilting? Library Gal Quilts and I cooked up this great idea to start making stamped metal jewelry targeted toward the quilter. I guess you could say jewelry for quilters made by quilters. We both love how it looks and have been pounding our hearts out getting it up and going. One Stitch Off Mixed Metal Stamped Jewelry has been born! We are proud to say that it is going to be at Pacific International Quilt Festival, available in the Honey Run Quilters booth (#110). Please stop by and see if for yourself if you are going to the show.

Because we are giddy with positivity, we want to give away a personalized stamped necklace. Yours could say, Mom, Wife, Grandma, Quilter...we'll add the charm you'd like or crystals in a favorite color. So, spread the word and good luck!

To win a personalized necklace here's the two things you need to do:

l. Please leave a comment telling us which necklace you like best on both of our blogs.
2. Suggest one necklace message such as: "live, laugh, quilt"
Library Gal Quilts and I will throw all the names in a basket Saturday night and pull the winner at 10 pm.

If you are a follower or become a follower, mention that in your comments for an extra chance to win.

If you would like to order any of these designs, or a personalized themed necklace, email us at: and we'll get it going for you. For example, my son just joined the Navy and graduated from boot camp last week so I had to have a necklace that will keep him close to my heart while he's away. My triple-stacked necklace says his name, navy mom, proud of my sailor; and has a Navy charm. Super cute if I do say so myself. These necklaces are reasonably priced at $22 + $1.50 shipping, with personalized necklaces running slightly more.

Thanks for stopping by and good luck! Debbie and Pam in Chico