Saturday, February 3, 2018

Middle Georgia Shop Hop is February 16-19!

We're so excited that Shop Hop is almost HERE! Sunday Best will be open 9:30am-6pm Fri., Sat. and Mon., and Sun. 1-4pm for this special event. We look forward to seeing you!

Like the Shop Hop Facebook page to see each shops finishing kit when they post their photos. Be patient, it may be Feb. before they are shared.

Each shop will be offering two quilt blocks for $1 per quilt block. This year's blocks are made from Hoffman 1895 Batiks.  Shop Hoppers who visit all seven quilt shops will have 14 blocks. Each shop will offer a different finishing kit option for your quilt.

How it works:
1.  Pick up your Shop Hop Passport at the first quilt shop you visit. Get a stamp from each of the seven quilt shops as you visit them, and turn in the passport at the last shop.
2.  Each passport that has all seven quilt shop stamps will be entered into the prize drawings.
3.  There will be no block pick up for friends. Shop Hoppers may purchase additional blocks for $5 per block.
4.  No blocks will be available for pick up after the Shop Hop; you must be present to receive blocks for $1 each.  Blocks will not be emailed or mailed out during or after the Shop Hop.

Each Quilt Shop will give away one $50 gift card/certificate as a prize (seven chances to win).  The Grand Prize is a $50 gift card/certificate from each shop ($350 - one chance to win).
Visit the Mid GA Shop Hop website for complete details and view the list of participating shops.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Giving Back

I'd personally like to thank everyone who worked with us to make charity quilts in 2017! We gathered, labored, and enjoyed each others company while we worked. We believe in giving back to our community and helping in any way we can.

Just before Christmas, we donated a total of  28 completed quilts to Hope Harbour! (And we already have three more ready to quilt for 2018!) Your kindness and willingness to create, sew, give your time, your talent and your fabric to others, made it possible for us to share this gift of pure quilted love!

- Linda

If you would like to help, please consider donating to Hope Harbour and support their efforts to help survivors of domestic violence.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Save Money with My NEW Paper Piecing Stencils

 Paper piecing is remarkably accurate, but how often
do you use expensive paper piecing copy paper with your printer and wind up with a small design in the center of your page and most of the paper going into the TRASH?

I am offering you an alternative!

Use my NEW Paper Piecing Stencils to TRACE your design
onto ANY PAPER of your choosing!

Flip and flop them to get as much on a sheet of paper
as possible or cut your paper to size and trace the design.

At just $5 and $5.50 these stencil are seriously affordable!
Buy it once - use it indefinitely
* on ANY paper *

I've designed 6 paper piecing stencils so far.
Stay tuned - I love using these so much I have more in the works!
I hope you'll find them just as useful as I do!

All of our stencils are available on our website!

6" New York Beauty Stencil $5.50

 4" Pickle Dish Stencil $5.00

Sample shows 4 of the 4" pickle dish blocks assembled.

6" Pickle Dish Stencil $5.50


4" and 6" Pineapple Log Cabin Stencil $5.00

Sample shows a block made with the 8" Pineapple Log Cabin stencil.

8" Pineapple Log Cabin Stencil $5.00

Click the SHOP tab on our website to see all of our original patterns, stencil and templates!

*The Pickle Dish & New York Beauty stencils allow you to accurately trace the arcs with the points onto paper and pieced them that way. However the curved elements of those blocks may be traced directly onto the wrong side of the fabric as the companion pieces to complete those blocks.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

2017 Row by Row "On the Go" Now Available Online!

Our 2017 Row for this year's "On the Go" theme is an adorable mini
of our original On the The Road wall hanging.

2017 On the Go Row
On the Go row kits are available on our website for only $16.99.

On the Road Wall Hanging

On the Road was made for use with any Row by Row license plate. It measures 42 1/2" x 40 1/4" and uses quick machine applique to make an adorable project! Customize it to match the colors of your favorite old truck and and the right hair color for you and your best quilty friend! Its available on our website for $19.99.

                                Our 2017 license Plate "She Who Sews" is available for $6
                               and we still have a few 2016 "Gypsy Quilter" plates for just $3.
                                                     Both are available on our website.

                        Our winner was Karla Johnson and her quilt was absolutely adorable!

Visit our website and click on the SHOP tab
to check out all our original patterns, stencil, templates and more!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Happy Halloween! (Well, almost!)

October is my favorite month and it's just around the corner! I put the finishing touches on my latest pattern "Happy Halloween" and it's now available in the shop and as a download on Craftsy.

This little pumpkin kitty is hanging out with her two mousey buddies and they are ready for some fall weather and trick or treating.  I'm a Halloween baby, born Oct. 31st, so this particular holiday is a whole lot of fun for me - I mean, who wouldn't want a reason to dress up and get candy on their birthday!

This beginner friendly wall hanging is a machine applique treat. It's a great project to decorate with or to make as a gift for your favorite Halloween fanatic or kitty collector. You can always customize the border and backing with great Halloween fabric, or customize the yellow cat fabric to match your favorite cat breed. I used free motion machine quilting on my border and love the way it turned out.

Happy Halloween would also make a great little baby quilt or play mat for any other Halloween babies out there! It finishes at 26"x31".

Click the link for my printable tutorial on Adding a Rod Pocket and Binding a Wall Hanging.

Show us your work! If you make this quilt, share a photo to our Facebook page or post on Instagram and be sure to tag #SBQ!


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Wobbles Collection

Talk about adorable! I created the Wobbles Collection as a special quilt for my grandson. There are 15 applique characters (with more on the way!). I repeated 1 block in different fabrics to create my finished 16 character quilt.
These little applique characters have so much personality. This photo shows my quilt assembled with blue sashing and binding. I used yellow for the background and I was able to use up lots of little scraps for the actual piecing.  Fusible webbing holds everything in place so you can machine applique around the edges easily. I chose coordinating thread colors in both matching and slightly darker shades to make each element stand out.

Wobbles Collection Quilt

But you could also make your quilt or project by repeating one character in different fabrics (ex: all clowns, or all chefs) or a choose set of characters to repeat (ex: cowboys/Indians or cops/robbers) to create a fun custom themed quilt of your own!

You can make the blocks into pillows, wall hangings, a crib quilt or toddler bed quilt, or any other items for your little one's nursery or bedroom.
Because there are so many options to customize and complete a Wobbles project in your own way, these patterns are for each 9" x 12" finished character block only. I have not supplied finishing instructions for a completed quilt or project, just for the blocks themselves.
You can find all the Wobbles patterns online on Craftsy or pick them up in person at Sunday Best Quiltworks. Be sure to share your versions of the Wobbles with us. Post pictures of your work to our Facebook page and tag us #SBQ. We love Show and Tell and can't wait to see your creativity!

I hope your little ones love them as much as my grandson does!


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Class Favorite: Potluck Bargello

We kept hearing the questions, "What can I do with my scraps?" and "How do I use up leftover charm squares?"  Everyone thinks it, everyone says it, and those are very good questions...

And Potluck Bargello was our answer! We called this bargello quilt 'Potluck' because it basically contains all the scrap-cleaning-out leftovers you can throw into it... just like the best Sunday fridge-cleaning-out casseroles!

Complicated-looking, yet incredibly easy to make, Potluck Bargello is a visually stunning quilt that has become an all-time class favorite in our shop. 

The pattern is written with directions for using up you stash of scraps and leftovers, and with yardage requirements in case you prefer to buy fabric specifically for the project for a cohesive look.

Student quilt
We frequently have folks drop by for Show and Tell and bring their projects. We awarded Pat Harris a SBQ Star of Excellence for her outstanding work on this version of the pattern and the 2 surprise little minis she made with her leftovers... of her potluck leftovers! Way to go Pat!
Quilt and minis by Pat Harris

 And we loved this lighter, bright colorway made by another student too!
Student quilt

Bargello quilts are just fabric strips sewn together and cut in a way that creates visual movement when you sew them back together. Even though they look tough, they are perfect for beginners. Don't be intimidated, give bargello quilts a try!

We want to see what you're making! Post your photos and tag #SBQ. Follow us on Facebook and you'll see what's new in the shop, find out which patterns we're designing next, see what classes are coming up and what our students are bringing in for Show and Tell!