Saturday, May 31, 2014

Quilters Dream Batting Giveaway - Goes global

I felt bad leaving out my international readers. So, I am adding one more prize to the giveaway - Dream Orient 36 x 46 Fat Half Yard. This would be perfect for a baby or wall quilt.

For the draw, I will pick winners from 1 international entry and 3 U.S. entries. So, now this giveaway is open to everyone. The original post has been updated, click here to enter.

Happy Quilting all!
Hema
(a.k.a Malini)

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Guess what I would be cutting into soon...

If you're for the link to Quilters Dream Batting giveaway , click here to see the details. Otherwise proceed below :-)
I cut some FQs this afternoon from my Everyday Party Bolts. Yikes, yes its bolts. Isn't it fun to see these fabrics on bolts?

I am so glad that I added the two more prints from my original plan, the first one from left the "Everyday Party Ant March" and the 4th one from left "Everyday Party Mushroom" prints.

Here is what I will be cutting into tomorrow to make a baby quilt. I know I have other big WIPs which I need to finish. But they have one or more complexities associated with. Since I haven't been sewing on regular basis, for good 3 - 4 months now I just need some instant gratification.

A quick baby quilt

Remember my Tumbling blocks quilt from the LQF, I am making a baby version of the same. It was a fun quilt to put together.
Tumbling Blocks Lap Quilt
Fabrics
Everyday Party Custom FQ bundle - 6 prints
Everyday Party Custom FQ bundle - 6 prints
Here is my favorite print from the collection, which I will be using for the backing:
Bear Family
This would even make a cute baby blanket. Have you ever mixed organic fabrics with minky or other materials in a project? Does that take away the organic nature of the item?

Linking up to Let's Bee Social @ Lorna's Sew Fresh Quilts

Happy Quilting!
Hema

Quilters Dream Batting giveaway!

There is still time to enter the Quilter's Dream Batting giveaway. Check this original post for more details, click here.

Or you just enter below:

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Good luck!
Hema

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Memorial Day weekend sale

The new fabrics from Birch Organic just came couple of days back and listing is now available in the shop. If you're looking for Quilters Dream Batting giveaway, click here.

Added two more fabrics to my original list.
Also 2 precut FQ bundle available which has the all 12 fabrics from the line:

Use coupon code: FREESHIP to get free shipping for any orders over $25.00 within U.S.

You all have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend honoring our veterans!

Happy Quilting and Shopping!
Hema

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Blogger Quilt Festival - Color Splash Quilt

This quilt I made as a shop sample for Bits N Pieces, if you're local you can stop by and see the quilt hanging in the shop sewing center :-). I have blogged about this quilt here and here.
Here are some pictures. My favorite part of the quilt was trying to mimic Angela Walters, I absolutely love how she quilts the negative space. This was a big milestone for me since this was the first time for me to user the ruler for straight line quilting on the long arm machine.

Here are some pictures to enjoy:



Color Splash Quilt - 54" x 63"

Color Splash Quilt - 54" x 63"

QUILT STATS:
Finished Size: 54" x 63"
Pattern: Shattered from Quilting Modern book by Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen
Fabric: Textured solids by Andover Fabrics and Simple Style by V&Co. for Moda
Backing: Aqua flowers - Simply Style by V&Co. for Moda
Binding: Aqua flowers - Simply Style by V&Co. for Moda
Pieced and Quilted: By me, on HQ Avante long arm machine and little bit (1block) on my home machine.
Materials & longarm time Sponsored by: Bits N Pieces Quilt Shop, Pelham, NH

Thank you Amy for hosting the Blogger's Quilt Festival, there are so many inspiring quilts!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Quilters Dream Batting Giveaway

I am really excited to host the Quilters Dream Batting giveaway. I have 4 prizes from Quilters Dream Batting for the giveaway.

  1. Quilters Dream Poly - throw size 
  2. Quilters Dream Wool - craft size
  3. Quilters Dream Puff - craft size
  4. Quilters Dream Orient - 36 x 46 Fat Half Yard
Three of my luck readers get to win these prizes. Details are below on the Rafflecopter widget below.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
If you need some sample email  E~Mail Quilters Dream.
They will be happy to send you some samples.

The first winner will get to choose which batting they would like and then the second winner gets to choose from the remaining.

UPDATED: The giveaway is open to all, I will pick one winner from international entry and 3 winners from U.S. entries. Spread the word and get more entries for yourself.


Good luck with the giveaway!
Happy Quilting!
Hema
(a.k.a. Malini)

Monday, May 19, 2014

Anything goes Monday - BMQG Swap

This Saturday we had the BMQG wonderful sewing room swap organized by Jen. I wish I had reached there in time, but still had lot of fun catching-up with other BMQG member while working on "Quilts for Boston".

Here is what I received as a gift from the swap, Stephanie B. made my gift. It was just perfect and what I needed for my sewing room:
Pincushion, thread catcher set
It was just wonderful to receive an handmade gift. Stephanie did a great job choosing the fabrics I liked :-). Totally thrilled!

My draw was Julie and she gave me two good choices to choose from, sewing machine cover or knitting organizer. I choose knitting organizer and she gave me tutorial link to work from:
http://www.designsponge.com/2011/03/diy-project-knitting-needle-case.html

I did some math and modified to make the quilted version of the knitting organizer.

She likes personalization like me :-), so here it goes:


Sorry for the dull cell phone pictures, I was in a hurry.

Now linking up to Anything Goes Monday @ Stitch by Stich blog by Marelize.

I am going to have a Quilters Dream batting giveaway on Wednesday. Please come back for some dreamy batting for your wonderful quilts :-).

Happy Quilting!
Hema
(a.k.a. Malini)

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mothers Day Chuckle and Shopping Spree

Here is what my daughter made me at school for mothers day:

Mother's Day gift

About Mom from my daughter - I have highlighted the chuckles in red
The snack which she liked is the store bought one which I bake it the oven ;).

Shopping Spree

Some backing and binding - Lizzy house Cat Nap, Sphere and April showers
Get them started early - some FQs for my daughter
My Mother's day gift to myself ;)
Free Gift from Bits N Pieces - for every mom who shops there today :-)
 Bits N Pieces is open till 5pm, you still have time to shop. To checkout their Mother's day sale, click here.

By the way, we also rescued a turtle crossing the road. While I stopped the car and blocked the road. And was thinking of getting down to pick up the turtle, wasn't sure if it will snap me or not. A nice lady from the car behind me did the heroic act and helped the turtle cross the road. Went spent Mother's day isn't it :-)?

How are you spending your Mothers Day?

Happy Mothers day again!
Hema
(a.k.a Malini)

Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers day to all the mothers out there. To celebrate all orders in the shop over $50 is 20% off, Use coupon code: 20OFF.
The coupon code expires 5/18/2014 at midnight. So, I will just let you use this coupon for the batting too. The listing for batting will be available tomorrow afternoon around 4pm.

Happy Mothers day!
Hema
(a.k.a. Malini)



Saturday, May 10, 2014

My First Business order - Quilters Dream Batting

My first business order will be here sometime Monday afternoon.
Here is the list of products and prices if you are interested in ordering. I will be updating my Etsy shop Monday with the listing, (click on the Shop menu from the blog) after I receive the order.

Shipping for batting will be same as the actual cost. Introductory prices will be 20% off of original price, to celebrate Mothers day. The prices will go back up to regular on 5/18/2014 midnight. My shipping estimates are $8 - $10 for Twin Size batting and from there to Queen size batting $15.00 each. I know this seems pretty high and I am exploring options for more cost effective shipping. Will keep you all posted.

Twin Size( 93" x 72") batting, the prices listed below are original price without shipping charges:
  • Dream Cotton White - Request Loft  - $20.00
  • Dream Cotton Natural - Select Loft   - $20.50
  • Dream Poly - Select Loft                      - $15.20
  • Dream Midnight Poly - Select Loft      - $19.00
  • Dream Green - Select Loft                    - $14.50
  • Dream Blend - Select Loft                    - $20.80
  • Dream Angel - Select Loft                    - $28.00
  • Dream Orient - Select Loft                    - $28.00
  • Dream Fusion - Cotton Select Loft        - $22.00
  • Dream Fusion - Poly Select Loft            -  $17.80
I will also have yardage available for Dream Orient( 93" width). Minimum order will be half yard, I am thinking of fat half (  46 x 36 inches). This would be perfect for experimenting a new batting or a baby quilt. Price $14.00/yard. So, baby size ( 46 x 36) would just $7.00.

Dream Orient Batting

 East meets West in this Luxurious Blend of Silk, Bamboo, Botanic Tencel and Cotton.
For more information, click here.

If you need anything else, I would be happy to do a special order. If you pay during the Mother's day sale week, you can still get 20% off your batting order. You can either Convo me through Etsy or leave me a message here for custom listing(make sure I can reply back to you from the comments section). If you're local, I can bring your order to one of the BMQG meetings. So, its like you're getting free shipping :-) on top of 20% off.

Happy Shopping!
Hema
(a.k.a Malini)

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Malini's Quilt Compamy is official - BIG NEWS!

I am really excited to share the news that Malini's Quilt Co. is an official business in Massachusetts :-). Yippie! Skippie!
I am not sure what this means or where its going to take me. But just wanted to explain what my main goals are. My main goal of the company to is to sell modern quilt patterns at both Etsy and Craftsy through their instant PDF download. Since, I already had a Etsy shop, it will be easier to get started there. Craftsy, I would have to figure out how I can upload my patterns once I have my shop setup. I hope that is pretty soon.

What can you expect from my shop:
1. Modern quilt patterns
2. Organic Quilting fabrics
3. Kids quilting fabrics
4. Solid quilting fabrics

I will be slowing down on accepting custom orders for baby/toddler blankets and quilts. I might still sell some of the quilts which I make to test out my patterns. So, keep an eye on it.

Here are the list of manufacturers I am going to start working with:
1. birch organic fabrics
2. Quilters Dream batting
3. Riley Blake Designs

Sneak Peak of what you might see in the shop soon:
Fat quarter bundle:
FQ Bundle
Yardage:
  1. Everyday Party Main Print - I think this will make a cute backing for kids quilts 
    Everyday Part Main
  2. Bear Family
    Bear Family
  3. Meadow Floral
    Meadow Floral
  4. Strawberries Red
    Red Strawberries

My quilt shop is not going to carry everything under the roof in the quilting world, but its going to be your specialty store which carries the fabrics/tools used in my quilting patterns. Sometimes I find it hard to find what I am looking for and I am very picky when it comes to my quilting fabrics ;). This will give me easy access to the fabrics I want to work with. And I will still continue to buy other fabrics which I can't resist from my LQS, just like you :-).

My shop will be the little fish like Nemo swimming along-side with big sharks in the quilting world. I am really nervous taking this big leap from what I currently do. Making hobby a business is a huge step in my life. I am really counting on your support.
Thank you for being my blog readers and my favorite people in the blogland.

Happy Quilting!
Hema
(a.k.a Malini)

Friday, May 2, 2014

Aurifil Threads Nuetral stash - Massdrop

Hi found this deal through Missouri Mel's blog and looks like its still on:
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/aurifil-50wt-bundle
$45.99 for the above set @ Massdrop - the cutter is not included(updated)
 The price per spool comes down to $7.67 + there is a thread cutter too. You can join in if you would like.
I am not sure how exactly it works but this is the link which I got when I clicked the option to forward it to friends:
https://www.massdrop.com/r/KF67L2

Will keep you posted if I got it :-)

Happy Thread stash building!
Hema
P.S. I will be back on Monday with some exciting news. Stay tuned!