Thursday, October 19, 2023

The Product I Didn't Know I Needed!

 These Needle Grip-Its are fabulous for hand sewing!

Needle Grip-It package

You put one on your thumb and one on your forefinger, right where you pinch them together to pull the needle through. They help reduce hand fatigue by gripping the needle to help you pull it through your project so you don't have to pull as hard. They stick very well and can be used several times before they stop sticking. I'm not sure how long that is because I'm still using the first two!

For proper placement, pinch your thumb and forefinger together pretty hard like you are pulling a needle through a project. You'll see an indention or lighter colored circular area on your thumb/finger. That's where you put the dots. They are repositionable so if you get it in the wrong place you can move it. I accidentally washed my hands (with soap) while wearing mine and they stayed in place.

If you are local, I have an open package at the shop. If you'd like a pair to try before you buy, just ask me for a pair the next time you are in the shop (offer valid only while the first open package lasts). Each package contains 70 dots, which is 35 pairs so one package should last you a while.

If you aren't local, I do have these packages for sale on my website,

Click right here to go directly to the Needle Grip-It product page on my website.

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Majestic Mountains

 I just finished a new shop sample last week. The quilt has been sent off to be long arm quilted so it isn't currently hanging in the shop yet.

Majestic fabric panel shop sample using Diva 5 pattern

The pattern I used is called Diva 5. It's a great pattern for a panel and includes instructions for the three current most popular panel widths of 24", 30" and 36". I had to adjust the pattern just a tad because this panel has a printed border around the outside that I wanted to cut off, but it's very easy to adjust. All I needed to do was add 1/2" to the cut measurements for the inner border that goes around the panel for the top and bottom border pieces. You can't even really tell that the top/bottom inner borders are a little wider than the sides!

The panel and most of the coordinates except the light blue are all from the Majestic collection. The light blue is from the Dry Brush collection and it's the Pale Blue one. Again, the pattern used is called Diva 5. If I still have enough of these fabrics left when the quilt comes back from the quilter then I will make up a few kits. The binding is going to be the dark blue fabric used in the quilt top. This is the challenge for quilt shop owners - as soon as I make up a sample whatever fabrics I used start selling quickly and sometimes I don't get the sample completely finished before I run out of the fabrics used! So if you want a kit sooner just let me know. You can leave a comment on this post or contact my shop, contact information can be found by following this link

And don't forget about the chance to win a new serger from the online FabShop Hop. See this post for details of how to participate and enter to win.

Friday, October 6, 2023

Want a chance to win a brand new serger?

 Alamosa Quilt Company has participated in the monthly online FabShop Hop for over a year now. There are always great prizes each month but this month the grand prize is a serger with a retail value of over $1700! You got to be in to win it though! All the details are lower down in this post so keep scrolling and get ready to starting hopping.

October Shop Hop Flyer

Do you like shop hops? If you do, are you familiar with the monthly online shop hop hosted by FabShop? It's a fabulous opportunity to find great independently owned local quilt shops. Alamosa Quilt Company is participating. To register yourself and start hopping, go to our website,, scroll down a bit until you find the image of the Hop Bunny. Click on the bunny and that will take you to the page where you can register, read the rules of the hop, how to win prizes and such.

They have a Facebook page too. Search for FabShop Hop on Facebook and you'll find it. You can join that page as well as their private Facebook group.