Monday, May 20, 2024

Adorable Cowgirl Fabric and BlowOut Event Recap

 First, I just have to share this adorable new fabric that arrived in my shop last week.

Hey Cowgirl Fabrics

The collection is called Hey CowgirlIt's got a little bit of a retro vibe to it and plenty of pink, coral and turquoise for that "girlie" cowgirl in your life. We've got several patterns in stock that would really show off these fabrics - quilts and bags.

I'm planning to make a Tourist Tote using the border print as the main fabric for the outside of the bag. I might use one of our new cork fabrics or faux leather fabrics for the bottom, but the Boots on Turquoise or the Cowgirl Postcards would also be adorable for the bottom of the bag. Either of the lighter background ones in the photo above, Hats or Horseshoes, would be perfect for the inside of the bag.

May BlowOut Event Recap

bolts emptied during the BlowOut Event

In the photo above are the 49 bolts that were emptied during our recent May Online BlowOut Event. Most of those fabrics were $4.99 per yard! This has been a very successful event for my shop. The next one will be in August 2024.



Monday, May 13, 2024

May Online BlowOut Event

  My shop is participating again in the FabShop Online BlowOut event. The sale lasts all week long.

May online blowout event logo

Everything is loaded in my online clearance section and ready for you. Lots of great fabrics are listed at prices as low as $4.99 per yard, which is more than 50% off. The usual clearance price for fabric is $9 per yard and the prices will go back up to $9 per yard at the end of this week. 

The clearance section has lots of great batiks, some Christmas fabrics, some Autumn fabrics, some great basics and blenders, and a few novelty prints. I also have panels at 50% off. There are also some patterns, books, kits, pre-cuts and notions in the clearance section.

If you like to check it out, click the following link: Alamosa Quilt Company Online BlowOut Event

If you are local you can select in-store pick up and not have to pay for shipping. If you aren't local, you can get free shipping by spending $125 or more. And all online orders come with a free gift or two, even if all you buy is clearance stuff.



Monday, May 6, 2024

Some Personal Sewing

 I don't get much time for personal sewing these days. As a shop owner, most of my sewing time is spent on store samples and class samples. One of my nieces is getting married soon and she asked me to make some little duffle bags for her to give to her bridesmaids. So all last week, in between my regular shop duties, I made 7 duffle bags for her.

seven duffle bags top view

seven duffle bags side view

I used fabrics from my stash so all of the fabrics I used are older, discontinued fabrics. For the zippers, I used a package of By Annie's zipper by the yard. I picked white with multi-colored pulls so that I could make each one slightly different. All of the pulls are different colors and while the outsides of several are the same, the inside is different so all bags are unique.

Inside view of one bag

The pattern I used is also an older pattern, A Little Duffle Do It. The pattern is very similar to a currently available pattern, Chunky Wee Zippy Pouches. The older pattern calls for binding on all 6 of the inside seams, which I really like. The Chunky Wee Zippy Pouches just has you pink the seams instead. Towards the end I was really wishing I had just pinked the seam allowances as the binding took the longest for this project. But they are done now and on their way to my niece!

These are really fun little bags to make! The thing I really like about the Chunky Wee Zippy Pouches is that in addition to the three sizes of finished bag included in the pattern, the pattern writer also gives you fill in the blank "formulas" so that you make whatever size bag you want. You start by filling in the blanks with the finished size you want to end up with, then follow the directions to work your way back to what size you need to cut your fabrics.



Monday, April 29, 2024

Wildlife Trail Shop Sample

 This is the shop sample and kit I designed using the new Wildlife Trail fabrics my shop received recently.

Wildlife Trail Quilt Kit


The pattern was written by me specifically for this collection so it's only available in the kits. The quilt finishes at 60" by 76" (twin size). The kits are already listed in my online shop.

I didn't get the entire collection but got one color way of the fabrics, pre-cuts (2 1/2" strips and 10" squares) and the panel.

Wildlife Trail fabrics and pre-cuts

Wildlife Trail panel

Click here to view the kits and fabrics

I can also make a few queen size kits. The queen size version would have 20 blocks (4 by 5) instead of just the 12 blocks in the twin size version. Queen kits are only available by contacting the shop directly as I only have a little of the fabrics left. Stop by in person, give me a call 719-937-2555, or send me a text (719) 480-8483, if you are interested in a queen size kit.
Twin size kit is $99.99 and includes the pattern plus all of the fabrics required to piece the top and the binding. Queen size kit is $169.99 and includes the pattern plus all of the fabrics required to piece the top and the binding.



Monday, April 22, 2024

Picnic Day Facebook Live Event

 Tomorrow, Tuesday April 23, 2024, is National Picnic Day!

Picnic Day Flyer

To celebrate myself and six other shop owner friends have decided to do an online Facebook Live Shop Hop. The way this will work is that each of us will go live on our respective Facebook pages one at a time, starting at 11 am MDT. Each of us will entertain you for about an hour and then send you over to the next shop. The schedule is as follows:


12pm MDT Kristi from My Quilting Loft
2pm MDT Lynn from Alamosa Quilt Company
3pm MDT Georgia from Calico Mermaid
5pm MDT Michelle from Bound in Stitches

Everyone will be offering a mix of brand new items, clearance items and fun projects. Join us live or watch after the fact. The Picnic Day event videos will be on our respective Facebook pages for several days after the event.

As for my shop, you don't have to watch the Facebook video to get in on the fun. You can just go to my shop website, AlamosaQuiltCompany.com, and click Shop>Picnic Day Facebook Live Event to view all the items I shared in the video and shop.

Note: the link for the event will not be live on my shop website until tomorrow, Tuesday April 23, 2024. I will leave it up through Saturday April 27, 2024.




Monday, April 15, 2024

 I finally have the pattern finished for the shop sample using the new Wild North fabric collection we received recently. I'm calling it Wild North Zoom Meeting. If you've ever attended a Zoom meeting in gallery view then you get it. I was picturing all these animals in their nests and dens on their laptops chatting with each other.

Wild North Zoom Meeting Quilt Kit Shop Sample


The quilt measures 42" by 50" - a great lap/baby size. It's not quilted yet and thus not bound. The binding will be the same fabric as the inner
border. The cost of the kit is $64.99. The kit includes all of the fabrics required to piece the quilt top plus the binding fabric and the pattern. You'll need 1 1/2 yards of fabric for the backing. If you are purchasing the backing from my website then you need to put a quantity of 3 in your cart, which is equivalent to 1 1/2 yards. We will use the Wild North Wildlife in the Mountains Slate for the back of our sample. The pattern is an Alamosa Quilt Company exclusive pattern and not available separately as it was written specifically for this fabric collection by me.

Kits are available both in store and in our online shop, AlamosaQuiltCompany.com.




Monday, April 8, 2024

New :: Whimsy Quilt Kit

 While the shop sample is not new, the kits for it are new.

Whimsy Quilt Kit sample quilt


The quilt measures 55" by 55" which is a good lap/wheelchair quilt, large baby quilt, or wall hanging size. The piecing is fairly simple, appropriate for an advanced beginner. The colored fabrics are from a charm pack. You cut the charm squares in half and use a folded corner technique to make four point units required for each block. There is a little sashing in the blocks then the blocks are just sewn together. A small outer border is added from the background fabric so that the design "floats" in the center. The binding fabric is the same fabric used for the little corner stones in the middle of each block.

The kit contains all of the fabrics required to make the top plus the binding fabric and the pattern. The kit is $74.99 and is available both in store and in my online shop.

Whimsy Quilt Kit Whimsy Fabric Collection