Temecula Quilt Co. - Diary of a Quilt Store



Friday, August 31, 2012

Finishing your Summer Stars

I hope everyone has had fun sewing along with us.
If you have your eight blocks completed it is time
to put your little quilt together. The Finishing
instructions are simple.
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From border fabric cut:
two 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" rectangles
two 2-1/2" x 12-1/2" strips
two 2-1/2" x 16-1/2" strips
Use the photo above for the simple layout.
Sew your rows together and add your borders.
Quilt as desired, I used a simple cross hatch and bind.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Summer Star #8
Week Eight Center
Cut one 3-1/2" square from medium
Cut one 3-1/2" square from dark
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- Draw a diagonal line on wrong side of
medium square.
- Pair up medium and dark squares and sew
1/4" on each side of line. Cut on line, press
- Draw another diagonal line on wrong
side of half square triangle unit.
- Nest half square triangle units together
and sew on 1/4" on each side of line.
- Cut on line, press. You will have an extra block.
- Square block to 2-1/2"
- Piece star block and square to 4-1/2"

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Back To School Shopping
It is time to do a little Back to School Shopping.
starting in the fall. Choose one or all three.
Sign up for a new Block of the Month and
 receive one of our Back To School Kits
with your first shipment.
Back to School kit includes:
Pencil, Tape measure and instructions for the little diary
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Don't worry if you already signed up there
is a kit waiting for you too.
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Civil War Diaries
Large or Small?

The popular book from Rosemary Youngs
will be brought to life in our new
Block of the Month. Each month you will
receive fabric to make 4 blocks, instructions
for each block, either large – 6” or small – 3”.
(you will receive both sizes so no need to decide now)
and a photo of the completed blocks.
Many of you have this book but if you don't
pick up a copy it has lots of great diary entries.
This will be a 12 month program and will
begin shipping in September.
Civil War Diaries Book - $24.95
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Solid Sampler
This will be a fun project for anyone who is looking
 for something a little different. Using Marcus Brothers
Centennial Solids and Lori Smith’s Pattern Road to Freedom
we will create a great Solid Sampler. I am not sure how I will
 set the blocks but that is part of the fun! Each month you will
receive enough fabric for 5 - 5” blocks.
One time pattern purchase is required.
This is a 12 month program and will begin shipping in October
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Lori Smith's Fit to Frame
Applique Block of the Month
If you love applique this is the Block of the Month
for you. Each month you will receive fabric from our
collection of reproduction fabric to complete
one 6" block and a photo of the finished block.
One time pattern purchase is required.
This is a 12 month program and will
begin shipping in September

Monthly Kit - $18.00
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***Note***
We are planning a quilt show for this fall so get
ready to make a "little" something special.
More information on this next week.



Monday, August 20, 2012

2700 Nails
My husband has been busy in the garage today. 2700 nails
fired out of his trusty nail gun. He will be staining tonight
and I can get some boxes in the mail tomorrow. He is working
as fast as he can, thank you for your patience.
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Ruler boxes are not available at this time but will be
put back on the website as soon as he catches up.
Check back in a few weeks.


Friday, August 17, 2012

Summer Star #7
Week Seven Center
Cut two 2" squares from dark
Cut two 2" squares from medium
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- Draw a diagonal line on wrong side of
medium squares.
- Pair up medium and dark squares and sew
1/4" on each side of line. Cut on line, press
- Square up half square triangle to 1-1/2"
- Piece half sqaure triangles using photo.
Block will be 2-1/2" unfinished.
- Piece star block and square to 4-1/2"

Monday, August 13, 2012

A Story
This story will explain why your ruler box is not in the mail:

Once upon a time, my husband started making ruler boxes
again. He said, "I have 30 large boxes and 40 small boxes
made, go ahead and put them back on the website. That should
last for a while and if you need a few extras I can make them when
 I get back from my back packing trip in the Sierra's."
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So I got them all set up on the website and let everyone know
with this blog post that they were available again. Well,
I guess there are a lot of ruler box lovers out there because
the response has been overwhelming and, needless to say,
I was not prepared for so many orders. So as soon as my
husband returns from his trip he will be spending his 
days in the garage with his trusty nail gun and I will get
them in the mail to you as quickly as I can.
Thank you for understanding.
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Note: Quilt pictured is our August Monthly Mini.
Sorry there are no kits available for this project.


Friday, August 10, 2012

They're Back
Our popular Ruler Boxes are back.
Handmade using Temecula Quilt Co.
yardsticks, they are great as gifts
for your quilting friends or to hold
all your sewing necessities.
Small – $7.00
Large – $14.00
Summer Star #6
Week Six Center
Cut two 2" squares from light
Cut two 2" squares from dark
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- Draw a diagonal line on wrong side of
light squares.
- Pair up dark and light squares and sew
1/4" on each side of line. Cut on line, press
- Square up half square triangle to 1-1/2"
- Piece half sqaure triangles using photo.
Block will be 2-1/2" unfinished.
- Piece star block and square to 4-1/2"

Friday, August 3, 2012

Summer Star #5
Week Five Center
Cut two 1-1/2" squares from medium
Cut two 1-1/2" squares from dark
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- Piece a 4 patch using 1-1/2" squares
- Piece star block and square to 4-1/2"

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Simple Solids
I am having a lot of fun with solids lately. We are waiting for
the arrival of our new collection of Centennial Solids from
Marcus Brothers. This great quilt left for the quilter today.
I will show it all to you as soon as it is done. (no pressure Maria)
This pattern is from a new book by Denyse Schmidt
Modern Quilts - Traditional Inspiration
I am enjoying using the solids and her simple, fresh patterns.