Thursday, January 19, 2017

Quilt Show, Quilt Classes, and Quilt Retreats! It's all about QUILTING!

Welcome to 2017!

As we are starting to get organized and settled for the new year we are all looking at new projects, goals, and hobbies!


If you would like to start quilting now is your chance to make it happen.  Monday January 23rd we will start, from 5-9 pm. Bring your own sewing machine and any thread and scissors that you have.  Call to register 701-452-6100 and for class details.

January 28th starts off the year right with visit your local shop.  On this day at the shop we will be making Souper bowl!! you know with the Super Bowl coming up.  The bowls made will be donated to selected places around the community. If you would like to help with this and get the free pattern so you can make your own for gifts come and join us at the shop.
There will be some other fun things going on at the shop too!

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MARCH 24-26
BEE a Quilter, It's all the BUZZ!!

RUMPELQUILTSKIN will be there!!!

EAGLE RIDGE LODGE RETREAT will be coming up in April!  Let us know if you would like to come with!

Contact us at Rumpelquiltskin

Our mailing address is:
PO Box 223
18 N 5th St
Wishek ND 58945

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Rumpelquiltskin goes public with ETSY Store opening!

BIG NEWS!!  Rumpelquiltskin is on Etsy.  As my business grows I am getting more and more requests of personal and custom made quilts, bags, memory items, and more.  I am excited to announce that we are now officially on Etsy enabling you to be able to contact us for personal or custom orders.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Let every one BEE Humble and Kind!


Let's Bee Kind!!!

When I came across this Bee Quilt Block tutorial I knew right away where a couple of these blocks were going to go. Danzig Honey Company is located in Wishek and having our friends owning the bee company only made sense to add a little sting to their hives!

This is the pattern I used, get your pattern here


Yesterday as we attended a funeral of a loved one, the mother told us to do a random act of kindness, that is what he would've done and had done. He was so kind!  This should be unannounced, undone, and unintentional, it should just happen.

Also in the last few months Tim McGraw's new top 10 hit "Humble and Kind" has been making it real!  It has been played and sang at elementary music concerts, church, graduation, and now at funerals.  It is something that you can apply to your whole life.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Are we getting ready for Row by Row "Home Sweet Home 2016"?
I know we are at Rumpelquiltskin, the brainstorming is going for all of the fun we are going to have starting in June!!!

Check out the website here for more info on the program, you will not want to miss out on the FUN!!

What else is going on?

We have a Beginning Applique Class happening Saturday, March 26th starting at 9am- It will run all day so when your too whipped to stitch anymore you can pack it up and come again next time.
The class is $20 to attend for the day and the kit is $75. This will give you enough fabric for the whole top including the fusible webbing, not included is the backing.

We also continue to have Open Sewing Friday! This is when you can come, chat, laugh, and get some sewing done on your own started projects!  We open at 9am!

We made a trip ti Minot for the Quilt Show!  Beautiful Day, Beautiful Quilts, and Fun Company~

Sharon Henry (Instructor) Colored Springtime class that we all joined in on!  Minot, ND

Progress on mine, feeling Inspired to do more!

Coolest thing I saw at the show was this Collage Type Art Quilt Technique- I had to go home and try it, looks pretty good, right?? This is for the non-traditionalist looking to bring art and color into the piece, Pattern LuLu by Laura Heine!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Your quilt top is ready to be quilted.... Now What?

1.  Square your quilt top and backing.
2.  Adding inner and/or final borders

-The best way to get a ‘squared top’ is to measure the quilt top in three areas before adding borders. Usually adding side borders first.
-Measure the length of the quilt on both sides of the quilt top and again down the middle.  
-Determine the average measurement and cut the borders to this number.   
-Fold the length of the quilt in half to find the center and do the same for the border strips.  
-Pin borders to quilt top sides matching centers.  Next pin the top and bottom of the border strips to the quilt and continue pinning the border to the quilt top easing in or slightly pulling the border to fit.  -Sew each side border using this method and press.  
-Repeat for the top and bottom borders.
 This helps to eliminate fullness, wavy or puckered borders, or excess fabric.   

-If your quilt top has a final border which is pieced with seams exposed to the outer edge, please stitch around the entire quilt top close to the outer edge (less than 1/4”) so when your binding is stitched on, you will not see this running stitch.  This running stitch "stay stitch" secures your pieced border from coming apart or popping at the seams when it is loaded onto our Gammill Longarm Quilting Machine.

3. If you wish to provide your own batting the price will be adjusted as needed. We use a natural and mix of Hobbs & Warm & Natural 80/20. It is a great batting for a wide variety of quilts.

4.  Cut your backing 4"-5" larger on all sides than your quilt top.  Being able to see each layer helps to be visible when we are quilting. If you need to piece your backing fabric, the seam should be approximately 5/8” wide and pressed open. If sewn on the salvage edge, the salvage should be removed. 

5.  Press the quilt top and backing.  Wrinkles may not always quilt out.  I repress your quilt before loading onto our Gammill Longarm Quilting Machine. Our Statler Stitcher will amaze you with what you can do on top of your quilt. We also showcase a nice choice of freehand options which will help your quilt to come alive.

6.  Do not pin, baste or sandwich your quilt. 

7.  Don't forgot to clip threads, you don’t want dark threads showing behind a white sashing or quilt block.

8.  If piecing your backing, please email me ahead of time for tips on how to achieve a successful look.