Monday, February 29, 2016

UFO Challenge Progress

We LOVE see all the pictures being posted for the UFO Challenge! The picture above is a collage with some of the finished project so far this year. You guys are awesome! 

If you're sewing along with us, be sure to post pictures of your progress and most importantly your finished projects! Use the hashtag #AST2016Challenge so we can find them and other people can see them easily. 

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Greater Atlanta Shop Hop Coming Soon!

If you've ever joined us Shop Hop before, you know it is a BLAST!!! We have so many different things going on in store, plus you can shop with friends and win great prizes! We will have tons of new samples hanging up in store, fun demos each day, and a lot of fabric. 

Thursday, February 25, 2016

All The Comforts of Home Shop Hop Contest

We're having a Shop Hop Quilt Contest!!!! Shop Hop is right around the corner, and we have a special contest going on to fit with this year's theme, "All the Comforts of Home." Many of you joined us for the Make It Sew! event in January, but we are opening up this contest to all of our stitching customers. We are challenging you to use Anita Goodesign's collection called "Shop Hop Quilt" to stitch up a wall hanging size quilt to be displayed during Shop Hop. If you're interested keep reading for more details!
  • All entries must meet size requirements. Quilts should be no smaller than 250 square inches, no larger than 1600 square inches, and no longer than 40 inches.
  • All entries must be made up of at least 90% designs from either the "Shop Hop Quilt" and/or "Neighborhood" design pack from Anita Goodesign.
  • All entries will be displayed anonymously and voted on by customers during Shop Hop (March 9th - March 13th).
  • All entries must finished, quilted, bound, and have an identifying label.
  • Deadlines for submissions has been extended until Monday, March 7th by 6:00pm.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Cut It Out Demo Days

Have you ever wondered why there are 130 specialty rulers in the Creative Grids line, about 45 in the Quilt for a Cure line, and zillions more in other brands large and small?

How can there be that many different ways to create a quilt block? As you can imagine, some rulers are worth it and some simply are not. Our Cut It Out Demo Days are designed to give you an opportunity to experience tools from the basics and beyond so that you can learn about the variety of rulers available and choose the ones that are right for you. Each month we will cover tips and techniques that will help you improve your skills.

Beginning February 20th, we will offer Cut It Out Demo Days with demos-on-demand for a full week each month, featuring a specific ruler or group of ruler options and a published pattern that makes use of the featured technique. As with Strip Club, featured rulers and projects will be revealed each month.

In addition to the featured project, when you watch the demo you will receive an exclusive project sheet absolutely FREE. There is no purchase necessary, but there will be discounts on specific products for those that attend as well as savings on the featured pattern.

This month the demos began Saturday, February 20th, and will go through Saturday, February 27th. You can ask for a demo anytime you are in the store between these dates, from any of the employees in the quilt shop. 

Saturday, February 6, 2016

February Strip Club

February Strip Club was awesome! We have tons of events and classes coming up in the store, as well as a couple Shop Hops. In case you missed it, here are some pictures of the wonderful show & tells, and the reveal of our quilt for February!

This month's quilt is called Ideal Cut by Cozy Quilt Designs and we used Tula Pink's new fabric collection Eden.

Monday, February 1, 2016

UFO Challenge - Number for February

We hope you're following along with us for our 2016 UFO Challenge. If this is your first time hearing about it, you can find all the details here. It's never to late to join in! 

Each month we will draw a number, and that number will correspond with the project number to work on for the month. Then at the end of each month, post your pictures on any of our social media sites or email them to us at Be sure to use the hashtag #AST2016Challenge so everyone can see your progress! 

This month's number is: 9