Category: Quilt in a Day

Quilt In A Day and Eleanor Burns, Video, Trunkshow with Heartfelt Best Wishes and Prayers for El

Today I want to recognize and thank Eleanor Burns for all she has done to make our world of quilting so wonderful.  For those that may not know, El has heart surgery yesterday and is doing well.  As some of you may wish to send her a card, I’m also providing information for where to send it.  And, as some of you may wish to share this info, you certainly have my permission to share a link to this post, but while my blog is copyright protected, I do give you permission to use any of the images, or info shared on this post, on your blogs, or how ever you may wish to share it with others.

First as El is all about having fun while quilting, I want to heighten awareness of an ACCUQUILT webinar that she recently hosted teaching attendees how to make beautiful Drunkard’s Path Quilts using AccuQuilt products.  And, it is also a webinar for her new GO! Sampler book.


 In this video she also shared a trunk show of many beautiful and inspirational quilts made using the Drunkard’s Path design.  


While may of us may not have attended the webinar, a recording was uploaded to Youtube:

If you have problems viewing this embedded video, here is a link to watch it directly in Youtube:

Yes, El is all about fun and quilting.  Definitely the Queen of Quilting, having taught so may quilters around the world.  

Should you wish to send her a card, please send it to her Quilt in a Day/San Marcos store.  call for cards for Eleanor Burns


You can find Quilt in a Day at:


#SummerCamp – Learn to Quilt with Eleanor Burns – New Color Wheel Quilt Pattern

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Welcome to another #SummerCamp activity, which I think is perfect for kids of all ages, but definitely a great way to teach kids to quilt!

 Many quilters around the world have learned to quilt with Eleanor Burns and have enjoyed her books, patterns and wonderful rulers and tools.  Needless to say, I’m absolutely delighted to be able to showcase one of her new patterns, which is also an excellent pattern to use to teach a kid to quilt!

Our kid friendly activity today is to make a beautiful Color Wheel Quilt, using a new Quilt in a Day pattern that has great visuals and easy to follow instructions.


Eleanor also has a helpful Youtube video that provides a good overview of how to make this cheerful quilt.

For those that may have problems viewing this embedded video


Eleanor is the Queen of Quilting and thoroughly enjoys teaching others to quilt.  And she, as well as the entire Quilt in a Day (QIAD) team, is dedicated to helping quilters create, as well as helping future quilters learn to fall in love with quilting.  QIAD has many wonderful patterns, books, and DVDs that can help you learn to quilt.

The new Color Wheel pattern is really a good value, priced at what I view is the low end of standalone pattern prices, make it a great deal to buy anytime.  But Quilt in a Day is  generously offering #SummerCamp participants a special bundle to help you teach your kids to quilt:



This special combo offer for a pattern, craft scissors, and a measuring tape for only $5, is good for a limited time and while supply lasts.  And be sure to check out many other wonderful #kidfriendly items available at Quilt in a Day, all at great prices.  I also heard that they are having an amazing sale on fabrics as low as $2.75/yard in their Fabric Boutique blow out sale, which you may also want to check out.

I hope this lovely quilt pattern inspires you to teach kids to quilt by making this quilt, or maybe you’ll want to make one yourself.     Retail orders can be placed online with Quilt in a Day, or you can let your favorite quilt shop know you’d like them to carry this pattern and they can place a wholesale order.  Quilt in a Day ships quickly and, they can also help you with fabrics, notions and more all at great prices too!


You can find Quilt in a Day at:

Want to know how to join #SummerCamp?

Everyone is welcome to join #SummerCamp, but there have been a few changes due to lack of participation.  To clarify, we’d love to have you participate but we no longer have a linky party to join, nor will there be prizes awarded at the end of this event.  Participants are asked to share what they create on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram and use the Hashtag #SummerCamp.

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Here is a list of links to previous posts for our virtual #SummerCamp

Up to 40% off Batik Strip Packs At Quilt In A Day

Batik Strip Packs from Island Batiks, are on sale at Quilt In A Day, up to 40% off (while supply lasts).
Visit Quilt In Day to check out their amazing prices on these batik strip packs.

Of course, selecting your favorite bundle may be a challenge.  They are all gorgeous.

Super great deal and what fun it would be to create with these beautiful strip bundles too!

Happy New Year – FLASH Giveaway, Quilty Goals for 2014

To a Quilter, starting a New Year can be like starting fresh with a clean slate.  You can create new quilty goals and dreams and re-prioritize what you may want to work on and learn this year.  The slate is fresh for you to decide.  But, I hope to inspire you to think about a few things that you may want to add to your list of quilty goals for 2014 as I share a few goals with you.

goals for 2014First, to help 2014 be a super fun year there are 15 FLASH Giveaways on Facebook where you could win some amazing prizes on New Year’s Day.  Sponsors for these giveaways include:

 Clever Craft Tools, 
Fabrics N Quilts, 
Island Batik,
Judy Martin Books,
Patsy Thompson Designs,
Quilt In A Day,
Rasberry Rabbits,
Sarah Vedeler Designs,
Quiltboxes and,
The Quilted Kitty,
Quilt Market,
Splinters and Threads,

Each of these participants in the FLASH Giveaway will be giving away a prize valued at $25 or more and their giveaway will be open only on New Year’s Day.  Each will set the rules (e.g. if the deadline is the 2nd or ?, if they will ship US Only, US/Canada, or Internationall).  Simply “like the page on Facebook and leave a comment under their post for their “FLASH Giveaway” to enter.

SewCalGal will be giving away a $25 Visa Gift Card, that I hope you’ll use to shop at your favorite quilting shop to buy you some fun items to enjoy in 2014!

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While this FLASH Giveaway is only open to those on Facebook, if you are not yet on Facebook I hope you’ll consider joining.  It is free and there are over 300,000 quilters on Facebook that share inspirational projects, tips, Q&A, and there are frequently great giveaways too!    But don’t worry, if you are not a Facebook user I’ll be hosting blog giveaways and contests throughout 2014 that you can enter.   Here are a few sneak peaks.

2014 is going to be the Year of Red and White Challenges that will hopefully have something for everyone.  They’ll be challenges for Designers/EQ Users, Quilt Shows for those that have previously created Red and White Quilts, a Make-It Challenge which I hope you’ll want to participate in, and we’ll have a virtual quilt show for those that make a red/white quilt project in 2014 too!  Details are still being worked out, but they will be finalized by the end of January.
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Learning and improving is always a fun goal for quilters of all levels, so this is certainly an area SewCalGal is going to work on in 2014!

Organizing is an area that SewCalGal has all too often overlooked so you’ll see me paying more attention to this in 2014, but guest bloggers who may want to share tips, tutorials, or inspirational posts are encouraged to and let me know what you are thinking about. Where I can, I’m hoping to schedule some guest bloggers to help share insights and inspire all of us for organizing anything from our sewing room, craft rooms, kitchens, to simply being more organized people!

This is also going to be a year where SewCalGal will be sharing insights about Christmas projects and handmade gifts throughout the year.  In an effort to encourage everyone to work on those projects throughout the year vs just the pre-holiday rush, I’ll be hosting a special challenge.

The  Handmade Christmas Challenge will consist of monthly challenges throughout the year, where you can share projects you make and complete for 2014 by way of a linky that I’ll post on the 15th of each month, starting in January and going thru December.  Participants will work on their own projects with the goal of being ready to give handmade for Christmas, but collectively we’ll be sharing tips, tutorials and inspiration for a variety of handmade projects that would work for decorating your home for the holidays, as well as items that make for great Christmas gifts.  Bloggers and non-bloggers will be able to participate to help inspire and encourage handmade gifts, as well as have chances to win prizes.

2014 Christmas Handmade Pledge

SewCalGal is definitely excited about 2014 and hope you are too!  It is going to be a FUN year!

And, I wish you a very Happy and Healthy New Year too!


Sew Red Glasses

Besides being cute red glasses, these glasses are designed to help quilter’s select fabrics for your quilts that have contrast . 

Here is a youtube video that explains how these glasses work:

And, you can find these glasses on sale this week at Quilt in a Day at 40% off!  Normally $19.95 they are now only $11.97 (while supply lasts).

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sales – Steals and Deals for Quilters and More

You may have spotted all the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales (steals and deals) that I shared on Fingertip Shopping.  There really are some amazing opportunities for quilters at Craftsy, Fat Quarter Shop, Martingale, C&T Publishing, Dream World Northwest/Sew Steady Tables, Leah Day Designs, Quilt in a Day, Patsy Thompson Designs, Quilt Market Kit, Silhouette, Therm O Web, Smilebox, MightyBright, CafePress, Christa Quilts, Electric Quilt, Craft Sisters, Havel’s Sewing, Pat Wys/Silver Thimble, Annie’s and more!    As SewCalGal launched Fingertip Shopping to be able to share insights on steals and deals with you, I hope you’ll pop over and check out all the amazing deals this weekend.

And, don’t overlook that ALL of the online classes at Craftsy are 50% off this weekend.  You can buy now and watch anytime you want in 2014, 2015, 2016….whenever.  This is a super steal that you won’t want to miss.  Plus they have a great Black Friday sale on fabrics, yarns and other supplies!


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Don’t forget ALL of their classes are 50% off this weekend.  Craftsy has classes for:
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This weekend I hope you have time to check out the Quilter’s Bee Giving Charity Fundraiser this weekend.  Still plenty of open online auctions, as well as time to purchase raffle tickets.  Over $4,000 worth of quilty goodness prizes from amazing sponsors.
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Auction Item #2 
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This prize bundle includes a fat quarter of Kona Cotton donated by Robert Kaufman Fabrics,  two quilting books by Martingale, notions from Dritz, a craft bag by Yazzi, patterns, etc..  

This prize will be shipped directly to the winner,from SewCalGal and is open to anyone any place in the world, but you will be asked to pay for shipping.  For US Winners this prize will be shipped in a medium Flat Rate Box.
Please follow the rules for submitting bids or your bid may be removed.
Estimated value:  $150+

1. 50.00 Barb
2. $55 rita goshorn
3. $70.00
4. $80.00 Mary
5. $90.00 Mary
6. $95 Carol


(Submissions close in 17d 4h 9m)

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To bid on this item, simply click on the “Add your link” button above.  You will need to provide your email address, but it will not be shared with anyone.  In the text box please type in your bid amount $$$ followed by your name or blog name or code name.  You do not need to add a URL.
To see a complete list of all of the auction items click here.  All of the auction items will close mid-December, but as this is a charity fundraiser SewCalGal is not disclosing the date for when any given auction item will close.  So, bid now and check back often.  
To see a complete list of all of the raffle prizes click here.
To learn about the four non-profit charities showcased in this event, click here.


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Black Friday, Cyber Monday Steals and Deals

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Quilters do love sales, so I’m delighted to be able to share insights with you on some excellent Black Friday and Cyber Monday Steals and Deals with you.  I’ll be updating this post throughout these sales, so be sure to check back as more info may be added.

And be sure to scroll down, as this is a huge list of steals and deals you won’t want to miss!

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Fat Quarter Shop

The Fat Quarter Shop always has a wonderful selection of new fabrics, great bundles patterns and more.  And while they have excellent prices every day of the year, weekly sales, they also have an amazing Cyber Monday sale.  

25% off all pre-cuts for 2 days only!  No code necessary!  Sale ends Saturday December 3rd, 2013 at midnight CST.  Not combinable with any other offer and is not applicable to clubs, programs or the purchase of gift certificates.


Leah Day 
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Leah Day is holding a Black Friday sales  from Thursday, November 28 to Monday, December 2nd and has 50% off all download products.

SewCalGal recommends this opportunity to anyone interested in learning/improving your free-motion quilting skills.  Great opportunity to download Leah’s excellent e:books, Flames to Feathers downloadable video, patterns and more.


Dream World Northwest / Sew Steady Tables


Get a FREE 11″ Universal Sew Straight Guide & Polish Kit with our NEW! Quilter’s Wish Table purchases for Black Friday/Cyber Monday!

Your Cost $150.00   –    Total Value $181.00

Sales start on Friday, November 29th and run through midnight Monday, December 2nd where you can get 25%* off your order of $25.00 or more! This includes their entire stock of books and products for quilters, sewers and crafters.

Enter discount code TURKEY2013 where noted in the shopping cart.

Don’t forget to check out their  Gifts section !

Black Friday /Cyber Monday Sales at Craftsy!

All Craftsy classes are on sale $19.99 or less!  Be sure to check out their sale on “supplies” as you’ll find some AMAZING deals too!

Craftsy Class Sale up to 66% off now thru 12/2!
Craftsy has brilliant savings for a limited time only! All their online classes are on sale for $19.99 or less. With classes priced up to 66% off, now is a great time to get the classes you’ve been eyeing all year! Craftsy classes also make a great gift, so do some holiday shopping for the crafter in your life.

Craftsy Yarn and Fabric sale up to 80% off now thru 12/2!
Craftsy has brilliant savings on the craft supplies you want! With up to 80% off yarn and 65% off fabric, get the best prices of the year while you can.


Quilt In A Day

QIAD has daily doorbusters during their Black Friday Sale and through this coming weekend.  Click here to view all of the deals and steals in their “Black Friday” sale, and also consider signing up to receive daily email alerts, or simply visit their online store every day.

Highlights from this sale are:

Clover WonderClips (50 pk) – 45% off
Batik Fat Quarter Bundles – 50% off
Olfa 18×24″ cutting mat – 50% off
Olfa blades – 50% off
June Tailor Shape Cut Slotted Ruler – 40% off
Olfa Rotary Cutter – 40% off
Quilt Novels 40% off
AccuQuilt dies up to 50% off
and more!

On Saturday, November 30th they have an amazing deal for a fat quarter bundle (12 fat quarters) for $20 of batiks!

Patsy Thompson Designs
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Nearly all our quilting fabrics and notions are discounted by 20% off MSRP every single day, but we’ll be offering some great additional discounts in our Black Friday Through Cyber Monday sale!  Beginning Thanksgiving Day and running through 9 am EST on Tues 12/3/13:
*Take an additional 10% off all retail purchases at checkout with discount code TURKEY!
*Earn a $5 gift certificate to our online store for merchandise purchases $50-$99
*Earn a $10 gift certificate to our online store for merchandise purchases $100 +
…and if you’re looking for a unique gift, check out some of our quilt-themed coffee mugs or one-of-a kind seam rippers or ruler holders!


note: SewCalGal higly recommends Patsy’s DVDs and books for free-motion quilting, as well as her own stencil designs.  This is a great sale to stock up on PTD products.

Quilt Market Kit

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Specials starting on Thursday at midnight and ending at midnight Monday night

Quilters are busy people, especially around the holidays. In an effort to make shopping our great sale as convenient as possible this weekend, we are going to start the sale at midnight, Thursday, November 28th and it will end at midnight, Monday, December 2nd, 2013.

Here is a sneak peek at some of the great deals we will be offering:
Layer Cakes and Jelly Rolls – $28.00 (regularly $39.00)
Charm Packs – $8.00 (regularly $9.50)
Mini Charm Packs – $2.50 (regularly $4.00)


Fat Quarter Assortments starting at $ 20.00
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New Doorbuster Deals each day !
Make sure you check out the What’s New section and our Sale sections to see more quilting must haves. 

Free Shipping on all orders shipped within the United States (no minimum purchase either).

GO! Daddy has a 35% off purchase and renewals for their Black Friday sale.  Be use to use promo code gd31132bt in your cart when you place your order.

Black Friday Featured offer! 35% off new products from GoDaddy!


Black Friday sale starts on Thursday, Nov 28. Use the code HOLIDAY to take 40% off most Silhouette products (exclude machines and download cards) in the Silhouette Store.

Use the code HOLIDAY at checkout to get the deal.

ADOBE Black Friday Sale
Traditionally, Adobe has an amazing sale every year for Black Friday. Thanks to Connie/Free Motion Quilting on the River for sharing insights with us on the Adobe sale this year:

Adobe has a bundle package on sale for Photoshop CC and Lightroom CC for only $10 a month.  For more info:.

Groupon also had a deal for Adobe Photoshop 12 for 50% off ($50) for Black Friday. 


Martingale isn’t hosting a Black Friday Sale this year, but they are going all out to support independent quilt and yarn shops that are hosting their own sales and also encouraging shop Small Business Saturday.
But, Martingale will have an special “Cyber Week Sale”  with more than 160 eBooks at $6 each and ALL  ePatterns for $1.99!  
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Browse Books                          Browse ePatterns

No waiting for the mail, no shipping costs. Simply choose your favorites, download, and commence creating—all in a matter of minutes. (Questions about eProducts? Read this.)
What will you create today? Stock up on the eBooks and ePatterns that inspire you—but hurry! Saleends Sunday, December 8 at midnight.*

Therm O Web has 30% off EVERYTHING in their online store plus free shipping on orders over $25.  Sale is good thru Monday!

Cafe Press has a pre-Black Friday Sale for 55% off ALL T-shirts from 11AM-2PM, 3PM-6PM and 7PM-10P on Wednesday, November 27th only.

SmileBox has 50% off through 12/4. An annual membership is just $23.88 (only $1.99 per month)!


Our Black Friday sale is our biggest discount of the year – 30% off all orders (minimum order $15). Use coupon code BlackFriday13 at checkout. Offer is valid 11/29/13 only.


Our Cyber Monday sale is our biggest sale of the year – 30% off all orders (no minimum). Use coupon code CyberMonday13 during checkout. Offer valid 12/2/13 only.
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ChristaQuilts is having  Black Friday Sale that is a huge blowout sale! Save up to 50% on hundreds of premium quality quilting cottons, from Joel Dewberry, Amy Butler, Kaffe Fasset, Moda, and more! She includes free US shipping on all orders with no minimum purchase. Shop early for best selection.
Early Birds may want to check her blog post for more insights on what will be on sale too!

Electric Quilt Cyber Weekend Sale
Save 20% site wide* at! (excludes EQ7)
Offer valid 12/1 – 12/3
Use promo code CYBER20 at checkout.
Not valid with any other offers.


Craft Sisters
 $5.00 Instant Download  – Ornament Pattern Sale for two patterns:
Hollie the Snowy Owl and The Extra Gingerman offer good Wednesday, November 27 – Sunday, December 1st 

Havel’s Sewing
Black Friday Sale at Havel’s Sewing can save you up to 50% off your favorite snips, scissors and rotary cutters.    Sale is currently running and goes thru Monday, December 2nd.

Pat Wys / Silver Thimble Quilt Shop has a 20% off EVERYTHING in her online store.  Just remember to use code My20 at checkout.

Twin Mom Scraps is a great source for those interested in digital clipart, scrapbooking and more.  And, they are having a  50% off (excluding bundles and collabs) to celebrate Black Friday.  Their sale is good between: November 27 – December 3

Word Art World is also a great source for those interested in digital clipart, scrapbooking and more.  For those on Facebook they are having a fun Black Friday Blog Hop where you can download freebies at each stop in the hop this weekend.  And you can find 60% off EVERYTHING on Black Friday.

Annie’s has 20% off all their products including online classes, notions, fabric, supplies and more.  Be sure to enter code EYKBFR at checkout.  Sale goes thru November 29th.

Embroider Shoppe has a Black Friday Sale for 30% off ALL of their embroidery designs.  Sale good thru Sunday.

MyMemories also has a Black Friday Sale with 35% off EVERYTHING. Sale ends November 30th!  And this includes their new release of Version “5” software!!!!

Patrick Lose has a Cyber Monday Sale with select fabrics, digital patterns and machine embroider designs up to 50% off.

Cozy Quilt Shop is celebrating Cyber Monday with a 25% off all Cozy Books,  20% all Cozy Patterns and 15% off all Cozy tools!  

Don’t you just love Black Friday/Cyber Monday steals and deals for quilters ?

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And don’t forget, Saturday November 30th is Shop Small Business Saturday.  Of course, SewCalGal thinks of this as “Shop Quilting Businesses Saturday”.
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Be sure to check back as more insights may be added to this page throughout Black Friday/Cyber Monday.  Notices on this page may also be removed if they are not posted “live” on Black Friday and clearly tagged as Black Friday or Cyber Monday sales.  To clarify, while Fingertip Shopping shares insights on steals and deals throughout the year, this particular post is meant to be limited to those in the business that are having a black friday/cyber monday sale.

If you have an American Express Card, you may want to register it and shop Small Business Saturday.  If you use your Am. Express card and make a minimum $10 purchase on Sat., Nov 30th they will credit you back $10 for shopping at a registered store.  Click here to register.  Click here to find shops that are registered.  At a minimum, if you don’t find a local shop consider shopping online at


40% off Bohin Mechanical Chalk Pencil at Quilt in a Day – 2 day sale

Quilter’s can always use more fabric marking pencils, so when I spotted this 40% off sale at Quilt in a Day I knew I had to share it (and order some too).  Just seems like this would also make an excellent stocking stuffer or other gift for quilting friends.

Click here for more info on this Bohin Mechanical Chalk Pencil on sale at QIAD.

They also have a good sale on Hoffman Crackers (10″ squares of Hoffman Batiks) and Hoffman Bali Pops.

And Strip Tease packs from Island Batiks too!

50% Off Quilt in a Day Patterns and $1 Shipping for the entire store (includes AccuQuilt, EQ7, etc)

Quilt in a Day has a great sale this weekend!

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50% off selected quilt in a day patterns.

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$1 shipping for the entire store!  Ship to anywhere in the contiguous United States today through Sunday, June 16th for just one dollar.  Non-contiguous U.S. States and International orders do not qualify for dollar shipping, but will receive discounts on shipping rates.

Plus they have 25% off all AccuQuilt products!  And a great price for EQ7 too!

Batiks at Quilt In A Day

Quilt in a Day has another special on batik fat quarter bundles that is amazing.  12 fat quarters for $20, regularly $39.99. Get them quick, this offer is only good while supplies last.

You may also want to check out their selection of Batik Rayon Scarves too.  They are on sale for $12 each, regularly $15.  They are available in red, blue, purple, green, brown and a variety of other colors too! 

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