Posted June 3rd, 2013 in What's New
Yep a Daisy Break!! We will be closed from Friday June 6th and will return June 19th. You can still order during that time but nothing will be shipped after this Thursday. Hunka is taking me on a cruise to Alaska for my birthday. And we are also going to drive to Canada and explore. I’ve always wanted to go to both places and so has he. It will be a fun trip I know.
Please remember you can order anytime just know that it won’t ship until we get back. I don’t think the Daisy Cottage men in my life want to be shipping orders out for me and I don’t think you want them to. :)
The Vignette issue 10 is on it’s way here from Australia. I will ship them as soon as I return unless they arrive before I leave them they will go out even as late as Friday afternoon.
Button Club has shipped as of today. Everyone should be getting them. We still have a few spots left if you are thinking of joining us. After these spots are gone, that’s it. It is sold out, Lynette has no more. I have a little kit on the website if your interested and are doing the BOM. It includes a little thing of applique glue, the dissolving hexies, the glue pen, thread and a little surprise for you. You can only order the kit if your doing the BOM right now. It’s under Chateau Hexagon Kit.
Christmas Sampler BOM we still have openings for. I’ve made a few blocks to take with me to buttonhole.
The BOM is listed under A Christmas Sampler on the website or under the Block of the Month category. You must purchase the book from me to participate in this. We will start in August.
If you are doing the Marmalade BOM with me I’ve put the new block tutorial up on the website. I’ve included a category to the right of the home page and it’s called tutorials so you should be able to click there and find others that I’ve done. If I did it right that is. I’m learning new things everyday about this website.
These are the four we’ve done so far.
I’ve ordered Rosalie Quinlans new Hexagon Stitchery block of the month. It should be here when I return home. If your interested please send me an email and let me know. I’m not sure of the cost right now but will know more soon. It is soooooo cute and everyone loves hexies right now.
Here’s a sneaky peak at a couple of her blocks. It’s toooooo cute. I will have a kit with the thread with this kit. I’m trying to get the fabric in a kit too. More on it later. But please let me know if your interested. So I know how many patterns to order. They come from Australia so it takes awhile for me to get.
I think that’s it for now. Gotta go pack. And ship more orders out before I leave.
Thank you all so much for your orders and support of me and my business. It’s going great all of a sudden and I couldn’t be happier. And patience, you are all so patient with me being sick and being away. Thank you!!!!!!!!!
One last thing, I’d like to ask you to pray for my customer Dianne Hamilton and her husband. Her husband has recently been diagnosed with brain cancer. It breaks my heart and it has truly shaken her life upside down. Prayers would be very much appreciated for both of them. My customers become my good friends and I truly mean that.
Here goes Block 4 in the Marmalade BOM. Your kits are in the mail if your doing kits with me.
This is the one we are making next. Block #4 It’s a 6 inch block
To make our 9 patch blocks you need to piece together two blues and one 1 1/2×6 inch strip. And one 1 1/2×3 inch strip just like I have mine laid out below.
Here they are all sewn together.
Next we cut. Cut sections into 1 1/2″ segments. You’ll need four of the blue with white and two of the white with blue.
Next we will sew these together to make our two nine patches. Lay your pieces out just like mine below and sew.
Tada now your have two 9 patches.
Now for part two of this block. You will need four floral 2 inch and four white 2 inch squares.
Next lay your ruler on the 45 degree angle and draw a line across all of the white squares
Sew on both sides 1/4 inch.
Cut down the center after you’ve sewn.
Open up and press all of them.
You should have 8 half square triangle blocks. Trim the blocks to 1 1/2″
Lay all your pieces out just like mine below. You will need to add four 1 1/2 inch white blocks to each of your two blocks to complete it. Can you see your two blocks?? Good job!!
Sew the three rows together and then join all three. Do this for both blocks.
There ya go.
Lay all four blocks out as below.
Sew together to complete your block.
Here are all four of our blocks so far.
Posted May 22nd, 2013 in Tutorials
I’m back to finish the PKM Zipper bag tutorial.
Ok hopefully you are more than ready to add your zipper. Thank you for your patience. Market got in my way,then I got home and got sick. But here we go!!!!
Measure your bag and see what size zipper you will need. You can always use a bigger one and cut it off as we go along.
If you want to put the rick rack and the buttons on do them after you quilt your pieces and before you put in the zipper.
Take your zipper and let’s get crackin.
Ok, see how my zipper if facing DOWN on the top. That is what you want. Take your zipper face down and line the edge of the zipper with the edge of your front piece.
Unzip the zipper, pin the top part in place, use your zipper foot and sew it on.
I pulled that other part out of my way and here I am sewing the piece onto the bag front.
Now that you have that step above finished, take one of your lining pieces and put it face DOWN on top of the bag front. Slide it up to the edge of your bag. You want the bag front, the zipper piece and your lining all three sandwiched together.
Sew it all together. Again with your zipper foot. Remember we are only working on one half of the zipper right now. We will do the other side in a minute.
When you are done sewing the above step, flip the lining part to the back so you have your two WRONG sides together on this half of the bag. Can you see the zipper sandwiched there in the middle?
You can see I have flipped the bag over. Towards the bottom half of the bag by the yellow gingham is what we just sewed only flipped over from the above photo.
Take your back bag piece that is quilted and put the other half of your zipper up to the top. Slide it up there so the edges are even. You will know you have it right if your two bag pieces are right sides together now.
See how it looks if you pull it back? That’s what you should have it you’ve done the step above correct.
Once you’ve sewn the above step you can open it up and you should have this. But only one lining piece is sewn in so far. Let’s do the other lining part.
I want you to flip your bag piece that is sewn over now. It should look like this. We need to add the other half of our lining.
Take that bottom piece, lay it right sides together with the top lining piece. Line that other zipper part even edges with the lining part and sew.
I pulled back the other lining piece so you can see that you have it in the right spot. It goes along that zipper at the top there. I know it’s confusing but just lay it up there and you will see. Trust me. :)
Here I am sewing the pieces together.
If you peel back more layers you will see your bag front and back right sides facing each other. Just so you know you have it the right way.
Ok, here it is done. Now you have your two lining pieces attached and on the other side of this you have your bag front and back sewn on the zipper.
Now you want to unzip your zipper a little bit. Please do not forget to do this part.
This is the other side, I just flipped it over.
Now let’s match up the bag front and back right sides together and the bag lining right sides together. Sew all the way around the zipper bag leaving a 3 inch opening at the bottom to turn right side out.
This is what it should look like before you start sewing. Make sure you unzipped that zipper about half way before sewing or you wont’ be able to turn your bag right side out after sewing.
Once your done sewing turn the bag right side out, sew your opening closed and you have a bag!!
Posted May 20th, 2013 in What's New
This little piggy is back from market and she is tired. I used to be able to fly through market and still have energy. That doesn’t happen anymore. But it is still fun and this one was no different. We had such a good time. I haven’t laughed that hard in a long time. I loved hanging out with good friends, good food and good drinks. Loved seeing everyone that I haven’t seen in a year or so. Can’t wait for next Spring. I did bring home new. I’ll try and post a photo of everything I can right here.
Annika Market Bag
Simply Christmas by Gail Pan Designs. Her new book.
A Stitch In Time by Gail Pan Designs
Witches in Britches by Gail Pan Designs
Jolly Old Saint Nick
Hexie Club Pretty Pouch by Hugs N Kisses
Hexie Club Zipper Pouch by Hugs N Kisses
Troll Handlebar bag
Karin Laundry Room pattern for clothespin bag and ironing board cover
Stitch Winter Away by Crab-apple Hill Designs
There are more new items on the website and I’ll still be adding more. Along with a couple new BOM’s. Please take a look at the JUST ADDED category.
The newest BOM which is the button BOM from Lynette Anderson has shipped to me. It will be charged to your credit cards or Paypal as soon as it arrives. I’m also going to have a little kit you can buy with the little hexies that desolve in water and the glue pen she is using to stick the fabric down with and maybe the thread we need to stitch with. More on that when I get everything ready.
We still have openings if you’d like to join us.
The Farm Fresh BOM also is still available. I got to see the real quilt at market. I am in love!!!
This week I’ll be getting back into my routine and get the Christmas BOM kits out. This is kit 9 and our last one for that BOM. And orders that were placed I’ll get out too. Thank you for your patience while I was away.
The two tutorials I will finish up too. One for the zipper bag and one for the Marmalade BOM.
Please remember to pray for those poor people that were in the path of those horrible tornado’s. Oklahoma and the school children is just heart breaking! My thoughts and prayers go out to all of them.
Posted May 10th, 2013 in What's New
Quilt Market!!! That’s all I can think about right now. I love going to market and reconnecting with all of my friends and meeting new ones. It’s like going to camp for me. And this year my best friend Debbie is going with me and again we will have connecting rooms with my friends Brenda and Sandy. FUN FUN FUN! We will be taking a ton of pictures to share and hopefully I’ll have a nice goodie bag to give away when I get back. So stay tuned for that.
Yesterday I got the cutest book from the man in the cute little brown shorts and the big truck. And right away I knew I had to do it as a block of the month. You can go sign up now on the website. I have spots left. I showed it on Facebook yesterday. This is the cutest book I’ve seen in quite awhile. Honestly, and everything inside I want to make. . I’ve listed the BOM as Farm Fresh but the quilt is really called Simple Life.
Now the block of the month. You must buy the book from me in order to do the block of the month. It is sold separately. All of the info on the block of the month is on the website.
Lori Holt’s and Riley Blake fabrics Bake Sale fabric has arrived. It is so cute I can’t wait to dive into that bundle. Here is the link to them on the website.
These are the prints I have in stock of Bake Sale. Plus the bundles. These are under the category Riley Blake.
I know this pattern has been around awhile but I’ve always wanted to make it. And finally I am.
Here are some of my Chubby Chicks. I’d be happy to make you a kit like mine if you want. Just send me a message.
Aren’t these cute? Needles in a matchbook. Much better than matches don’t ya think? Unless you need a fire then these will NOT help you.
Scarlet Red scissors are back in stock. I love the red pouch they come in too. You can find them here.
You can still sign up for the Chateau Hexagon BOM from Lynette Anderson too. Once these are gone it’s sold out. Canada residents will have to pay extra for shipping. Shipping in the US is included in the price.
Vignette 9 is on the websitefor PRESALE. It should be here soon. If your on auto ship I’ll be sending you an invoice when it ships to me. If you’re not sure you can email me to make sure you are on the list.
I won’t be shipping any orders after today. Anything ordered will go out once I return from Market. I will be checking emails if you have any questions.
I tried to link everything back to the website. I can’t promise you it worked on my first try but here’s hoping. * Ok I see the linkage isn’t working. Let me see if I can fix it. It doesn’t show up in a different color either. Grrrrrrrrrrr
Thank you for all of your support and business. It means the world to me and my little business.
Posted May 8th, 2013 in Tutorials
Sorry this took me so long but here goes the Zipper bag tutorial. I’ve done other zipper bag tutorials so some of this will be a repeat.
Let’s cut our pieces for the zipper bag. Pick our your fabrics and let’s get going.
You will need 12 pieces that are 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ for each side of your bag. Front and back.
Sew them together in sets of two. 1/4″ seams on all pieces. This one is facing upside down. Not sure why. lol
Lay them out in order that pleases you and then sew rows of three sets. You need two rows of three sets for the front and the back.
Join two rows together, for front and same for the back.
This is one side of your bag.
And here are both sides.
Now let’s get ready to quilt. But first we need our lining.
Cut two pieces the exact same size as your front and back. This will be used for lining. I just laid mine right there on top of my lining fabric and cut it out. Of course I made sure they were all the same size when I was done. :))
Back to the quilting. Cut out two batting pieces the same size as your front, back and linings. Layer them, lining wrong side up, batting, and bag top right side up all together and quilt. The photo below is just showing you the lining pieces and the front and back.
Here are my two pieces all quilted and my zipper. Depending on what size bag you are making will determine what zipper size.
I will let you get this far and I’ll be back with the zipper part of the instructions.
Posted April 25th, 2013 in What's New
Hi there!!!! What a beautiful day we are having today. But as you know that could change tomorrow. I planted some new Perennials this past weekend then I heard maybe snow a couple days ago. Nooooooo. I’m good to go with the snow for this year. Let’s move on shall we? After I show you one of my flowers that came up already. Unlike the Tulips I planted three years ago. :(
Good news!! Lynette Anderson has her new Button BOM ready. And I’ve signed up and you can join me by signing up on the website. Remember it’s a mystery so we don’t have a complete photo of the quilt. I can tell you it’s 26×37 and it’s a 9 month BOM. Lynette left a comment on my FB page letting us know that each month will include some piecing, embroidery and the hexagons of course. I’m excited about this one.
I finally finished this quilt. I have kits on the website or you can just order the book if you want to make one in your own colors.
You can find this kit on the website. 7 Days a Week it’s called.
This Pam Kitty zipper bag is going to be a tutorial. I’ll be posting it on my website if you want to make a couple of them. You can also order a kit if you want it like mine. The yellow zipper pull on the left is not included in the kit.
This kit is called Roadshow and you can find it on the website. I love this little quilt.
Vintage Star is the name of this kit. It’s actually Vintage Star 2 because I also have this kit in fall colors on the website.
I think that’s enough to let you think about today. I have lots more but don’t want to overload you. Plus me and my best friend Debbie will be heading to Quilt Market in a few weeks and then you know I’ll have more new.
Please remember that if you are overcharged shipping I always return it to you. If I forget you can feel free to let me know and I will take care of it right away. :)
Posted April 24th, 2013 in What's New
I’m taking names of those that would want to join us again in the Button Club of the month from Lynette Anderson. I’m still waiting to see how many button kits I can get. It may not be as many as last year so if you want to join, please send me an email letting me know. Or you can Facebook me too at Daisy Cottage.
The cost should be around 21.00 each month including shipping. Not sure of the exact cost yet. Here is a sneak peak of it.
Have a great day!!
Posted April 15th, 2013 in What's New
Tax day sale!! 30% off fabric. Enter code SPRING at checkout.
Sale ends on Friday.
Posted April 3rd, 2013 in What's New
Well, what’s going on?? Anyone working on anything exciting??? I’ve been sewing as usual over here. Also doing a little redecorating for Springtime. I’m ready. Yes I said I’m ready. The snow can all go away now. Send in the warmer weather.
I am going to be starting a sewing circle. If you live in the St. Louis area and would like to join us you can email me your info and I’ll let you know when it’s all set up and ready to go. The first few meetings might be here at my house until I find a place for us to sew. I’m really excited to start this. Even if you just want to do handwork, stitchery, etc you can join us. At first we might all be doing handwork at my house if I don’t have room for machines. But that will be fun too. But you must let me know and reserve a spot. I already have a few on the list.
New:: I’ve got a few new things to share.
This is a reorder and now back in stock. This is my favorite zipper bag pattern. I can’t even tell you how many I’ve made.
Abby’s Treasure Box
Cherry Blossom Baskets
3 Times the Charm Book Two
Bunny Hop Pillow
I got two new marking pens. Chacopen and Trace N Mark.
I’m working on the next block for the Marmalade tutorial . Please look on the website for months 1 and 2. 3 coming soon. And if your doing the kits you should have yours any day.
I’ll be showing a couple new things I have going on in the next newsletter. I think I’m about out of room here.
WINNER!!! This months winner of the 25.00 gift certificate is Elizabeth Mitler. Elizabeth send me a message and I’ll tell you how to redeem. We will have a new winner at the end of April.
Before I go I’ll let you know that I’m having a sale until Sunday. 20% off fabric. Enter the code APRIL at checkout. Please remember to enter the code. Precuts will be included too in the sale.