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This is the spot where I will update you on what is new @Quilters Depot. Check out our website http://www.quiltersdepotpa.com/

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Friday, November 29, 2013

Friday Bonus Blog from Quilters Depot! December Classes!

We have a few classes starting very quickly in December so here is a quick summary!

1) Quilting 101 - Register before 3pm on Saturday for Mondays class!
Are you ready to learn how toquilt? Do you need a refresher course? You just think this is a cool quilt? All reasons to come and take Quilting 101. This is 9 Block Sampler Quilt you can make in any color! The only prerequisite to this class is that you can operate a sewing machine and sew a quarter inch seam! This is a 7 week course that will repeat often! Space is limited. Hurry and Register! The price will be going in 2014!

When: Mondays , December 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, January 6th and 20th! (yes there is a week off
due to a shop hop meeting)
Price: $75 + supplies. (Get a $10 Gift card if you buy your supplies from us!)
Teacher: Pauline Shushnar

2)Make & Take—Quilt Magic
You have seen these “cheater” quilts in the store. They look like stained glass, but are a one day project! All
the fabric you need is in the kit! Pick from several choices of designs from flowers, animals and welcome! You don’t need a class, but you know how fun our projects are! Come in and make your own magic! We have some great Military and holiday choices for you! Register and tell me what you want to make!
When: 1)Wednesday, December 4th @6 to 9pm, 2) Saturday, December 7th @noon to 3pm
Cost: $15 + kit. Teacher: Jane Casne

3) Happy Hours!
Happy Hour w/Peggy—Hot Hot Hexagons: You cannot pick up a quilt or home decorating magazine these
days without seeing hexagons. Stop by Quilters Depot for this Happy Hour to see a demo on various ways to make hexagons starting with the traditional method to newer and easier ways. At Quilters Depot we have the pre-cut fabric hexagons and pre-cut paper inserts.  Need another size we can get them in for you! Come to Happy Hour and then the following week take our Hot Hot Hexagon Placemat class! On a side
note: The theme for the 2015 Three Rivers Quilt Show just happens to beHexagons!!! Here’s your chance to get a jump start on your quilt for the show!
When: Saturday, December 7th at 10am! Cost: $FREE$

Happy Hour w/Peggy—Fusible Batting Tape: Have you seen the Fusible batting tape at Quilters Depot? Come to this Happy Hour to see how this product can be used to join two or more pieces of batting together quickly and easily. The demo will show how it works on all types of batting. This is something you definitely need as one of your quilting supplies! This of all those pieces of bathing that are not quite big enough, now you will be able to fuse them together for your next project!
When: Saturday, December 7th @ 11am. Cost: $FREE$

Don't Forget Knit Klub on Thursday night  December 5th @5pm  or UFO on Friday, December 6th!

we will have more next week!

remember the one with the most stash wins!


Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving from Everyone at Quilters Depot!

Just a short note to wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Check your email for Black Friday coupon and Shop Small Coupon!

Don't eat too much Turkey and please be nice to any sales associates you run into who have to work today!  Mom, me and all are employees are taking the day off and we will see you tomorrow.

BEFORE I FORGET!  The other big thing for tomorrow is the introduction of my first pattern!  Two samples are hung!  Spend $50 and you can have my pattern for free.

gobble gobble


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Success Stories @Quilters Depot -The Adults!

We have had some awesome classes finishing up at Quilters Depot lately.

First up is all of our labrynth quilts!  If you missed this class it will repeat probably in February.  Everyone you see here is one of many that they have made or are making!  Great work ladies!

Then we have one of our tea leaves!

And we have a Tshirt quilt!

Great work everyone!  remember finish a project and bring it in for a picture and you also can be in the blog!


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Success Stories @Quilters Depot -Kids Santa's Corner!

Awesome work this week on our Yo Yo Christmas Trees!

Aren't these awesome!

Kudos to all of our girls!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Monday, November 25, 2013

What's New @Quilters Depot

Hold on to your hats!

We have a boatload of new stuff for you!

Let's start with the most important!  NEW STEELERS FABRIC!  I really like this and it would make a great fussy cut fabric also!

Next up is the Gettysburg Line of fabrics from Quilting Treasures.  Just in time for the 150th anniversary of the Getty'sburg address not only do we have Lincoln fabric we have the speech!

We also have the new Snoopy Honoring our Heros!

New Batiks! (2 of these 3 are under $10/yard!)

Finally we have 3 different miscellaneous. Some 108"s, a football, and some leaves!

Last but not least we got some really cool storage containers for you all!  Some knitter cubes and some plastic for you sewers!

remember the one with the most stash wins!


Sunday, November 24, 2013

Mystery Modern Quilt Along!

Email 13 will be about borders.
Now when we began this quilt we were to have a 68”x88” quilt.  Since I chose Option 2 from last week my quilt is 74”x82”.  Were you close on your width?  If you are making this quilt for yourself as I am it was about customizing it. 
We now have to decide on our borders.  Since we want 88”, I need two boarders of 3” each.  If you need more or less length calculate it now.  I eventually went much bigger on my boarders as you will see in my final picture.  This was just a personal option because of the way my bed is and I like to be able to tuck my quilt and pull it over my head.
I am going to give you the way I chose to do my boarders before enlarging it.
 Pick two colors.  Cut two strips of each 3.25 X Width of Fabric.  Sew two together.  Mix them or one long color.  You will now have a strip 3.25” x 80+”.   
Then sew this strip to the top of your quilt as border one.
With the second color do the same thing and make it your bottom border. 
Trim to the appropriate width!.  
If you would like a larger quilt do the above however make it a wider border!  I actually did a boarder of about 9" top and bottom to get the drop I wanted.  It's your quilt do as you like!
Your done!  Find backing, quilt, bind and you are done!  As a tidbit.  I am using Kona white for the backing and flannel instead of batting to make my quilt a little bit lighter!
 Send me your pictures or bring them into the store to show off!  I am thinking maybe in February we will have a show and tell if you all are interested!
I hope you have enjoyed this mystery quilt along! Let me know!  Critique my instructions!  I want to do another one in mid 2014, and I need your input! My quilt is below!  I used kitties in my quilting!  I need to get it home and put it on my bed!
remember the one with the most stash wins!

Quilters Depot
http://www.quiltersdepotpa.com/ 4160 Library Rd
Pittsburgh Pa 15234
Lighthouse Plaza at the corner of
RT 88 and Connor Rd

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Success Stories @Quilters Depot - The Adults!

Day 3 of our Success stories are our adults!

Great work everyone from Quilting 101, Paper Foundation Piecing to miscellaneous projects!

 remember the one with the most stash wins!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Success Stories - Mommy &Me

Our second day of success stories are from our Mommy and Me Pajama pant class!

Somehow Mom's didn't want their pictures taken.............lol

Here are the two girls pajama pants!  Awesome work girls!  Love those cats and owls!

remember the one with the most stash wins!


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Success Stories - Kids Santa's Workshops

We will have three days of success stories this week!
First up are our Santa workshop success stories!

This week our group of girls made hair ribbons and fabric wreaths!

They are all doing a GREAT job!  Awesome work  to Alex, Anna, Casey, and Josie!

remember the one witht he most stash wins!


Monday, November 18, 2013

What's New @Quilters Depot!

It's Monday again!

Where does the weekend go?

We have a couple of new things for you.

First up are all the new Quilt Magic's we have brought in for December classes and for your buying enjoyment!  Check out the Military ones (makes a great quick gift for the retired or active military in your life!) and the great Christmas ones!

We also have about 5 bolts for you.  Check out the Electric Feathers!

Have a great week!

remember the one with the most stash wins!


Sunday, November 17, 2013

Mystery Modern Quilt Along!

Email 12. 
In the beginning of this quilt along i reminded you to read through the instructions before you cut or sew.  This is now the time to make sure you read first.  I started this with a certain size in mind.  After finishing I decided to please myself I wanted it bigger because I like a lot of drop in my twin quilt!  This is your quilt you do as you want.  Do not have a fit if the quilt is bigger or smaller than anticipated.  Go with the flow and appreciate the beauty of your quilting and your fabrics!
At this point you have a decision to be made.  Do you like your twin bedspread to have a larger drop ie you want it bigger than 68” to 70”  I found that if I follow option 1 it didn’t quite come to where I wanted it.  Option 1 will give you a 68” to 70” x82 inch quilt top.  Choose.  Flip a coin if you have to!
Option 1: Sew Block 1(safety pin should be on the outer edge of the quilt) to 2 to 3 to 4 to 5 to 6 to 7 to 8.  On the last block your safety pin should be on the outer edge.  Here is a picture of my quilt top! 

You should now have a 68 x ~80 inch quilt top.  Now is the time to clean up your edges.  Find the shortest one and trim the quilt top to that piece.  Take note of what that amount is.  Mine is actually 70” x 82”  That is fine!  
Option 2.  Sew strips 1 to 2 to 3 to 4.
Pick 1 color.  Cut two 5.5” x wof strips.  Sew them together so you now have a 5.5 x ~80” strip.  Sew this to the quilt top and continue on by sewing strip 5 to this than 6, than 7 than 8!
Time to trim.  Find the shortest one and trim the quilt top to that piece.  Mine came out to be 74”x82” Next week we do the boarders and we will be done.  This is my quilt with option 2 being chose.  You can see the big pink strip in the middle is my adding to the quilt.
What you don’t need to know is I took the one above and ripped to insert the larger strip but I saved you from ripping.  See I can be nice! If you did option 1 and find you should have done option 2 you can do the same thing as I did.  Find the middle of the quilt.  Rip out the seam. Then cut the additional strip and sew back together.  Remember patterns are to be tweaked so that you love your quilt!

Next week we do the boarders and we will be done!

remember the one with the most stash wins!

Quilters Depot
4160 Library Rd
Pittsburgh Pa 15234
Lighthouse Plaza at the corner of
RT 88 and Connor Rd

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Spring 2014 Quilters Depot Retreat!

Quilters Depot Spring 2014 Retreat
March 14-16th 2014
Crowne Plaza Hotel (Fort Couch Rd, across from South Hills Village)
Noon on Friday to Noon on Sunday!

· Registration is From NOW until Saturday, February 1, 2014 (or when it is filled) DO NOT DELAY!
· We will be having Overnighters and UFOers  this go-around.
· We have 12 Double Queen Rooms and 5 Single King rooms reserved!  First come first serve!
· For Overnighters a $40 deposit is required with your registration form.
· For UFOers you will pay half of your total amount as your deposit when you register. 

Final Bills will go out on February 2nd and All payments will be due by March 1st!
  We will have 2 refrigerators in the banquet room for our convenience for water and pop and small snacks. If you need one in your room please tell us when you register!
If you would like a handicapped room please let us know when you register!

As in the past we will help you find a roommate if you so desire!  Remember the more people in your room the cheaper your weekend will be.  The prices are only 10 dollars more than last year.  This is due to the hotel room price!


If you are an Overnighter. Your rate includes: Hotel room for two nights, Dinner Friday night, Lunch on Saturday and Dinner Saturday night.  Breakfast will be on your own this retreat.  We will be bringing bagels or pastries in both mornings for your convenience or bring your own breakfast or bring extra money and use the hotel’s restaurant!  Your rate also includes the banquet room we are renting for your use.  It is twice as big and you will have a lot more room!
Prices for overnighter.
1 person in a room = $350/person (limited to 5 people)
2 people sharing a room = $210/person
3 people sharing a room =$175/person
4 people sharing a room =$155/person

If you are an UFO’er.  You can choose from a Friday session or a Saturday Session or both.  The price is based on banquet room rental and meals.  If you do not want to stay for the whole day on Saturday this is the only price.  If you are doing both UFO sessions you will NOT be able to leave your machine or supplies overnight.  You must take them and bring them back.
Friday—Noon to 8pm.  (includes dinner) $30
Saturday—7am to 8pm (includes lunch and dinner) $50

We will also be having a massage therapist attending the retreat on Saturday afternoon.  You must sign up in advance.  You must bring Cash to pay  Annie directly.  The cost will be 10 minutes for $10.

The room this year is about 2.5 times larger than last years retreat.  We will have 2 people to a double table and we will also have round tables for eating.  When not in use for dining they can be used for sitting or laying out or cutting.   We will also have a few tables outside the room in the foyer where there are also couches for your lounging enjoyment!  There is a 24 hour coffee set up by the registration desk also.

Events that we already have planned for you”
2 evening games of Quilting Bingo
Make and Takes (at least 2 possibly 3)
Free goodies and fat quarters!
A Great time doing anything you want! 

More details will come with your final invoice and what to bring suggestions!

If you would like to register check out the newsletter that comes out tomorrow or the link will be on the website later tonight with all this information and registration form!

remember what happens at quilt retreat stays at quilt retreat!


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Success Stories @Quilters Depot - day 2

It's over the hump day and I have one adult success story for you!

I love this Turkey runner!  Awesome work MarilynS!

remember the one with the most stash wins!