Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Mainstreet Madness Block Party this Friday!

The Mainstreet Madness Event will be held on Friday, August 21 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm in downtown Burkburnett. with the Business Bingo event beginning at 1:00pm at participating locations This months event will include raffle prizes, business bingo, live music, a giant cake walk, Stitching Depot's Mainstreet Block Party and special promotions and activities throughout the evening

To participate in the business bingo simply visit one of the participating businesses to receive your free bingo card and then proceed to each of the businesses listed below and collect their stamp to complete your card and be eligible for the raffle drawing. The drawing for the prizes will begin at 7:40pm and you must be present to win. No purchase necessary to participate in the Business Bingo event. Anyone wishing to make a donation of school supplies at any of the participating businesses will receive a bonus stamp and become eligible to win the bonus prize if their name is drawn for the evenings grand prize drawing.

Participating Businesses:

Billy Bob's
The Burk Boot Shop
Style It Up
Lucky Dawgs K-9 Training
Pruitt Ford
Sofia's Burrito Shop
Boomtown Snoball
Sign-On Enterprises
Hayes General Store
First Bank
Stitching Depot
Hampton Inn
The Book Nest
G & T Gifts
Snappy Stop
Boomtown Floral Scenter

MAINSTREET MADNESS BLOCK PARTY is a club program offered by the Stitching Depot on the 3rd Friday of each month between 4pm and 7pm. The initial cost is $5.00 for the first block. Bring the completed block to the store during the next block party and the staff at Stitching Depot will give you the next block for free. You must be present to receive the free block. Limit 1 free block per person. Additional blocks may be purchased for $5.00. If you missed a month, you may buy back into the club for $5.00. Past blocks are subject to availability.

Raffle Prizes Include:

$50.00 Gift Certificate - Stitching Depot
$25.00 gift card -Citibank
2 $10.00 gas cards-Snappy Stop
$100.00 worth of prizes -First Bank
T-shirt & Hoody-Sign-On Enterprises
Western Purse-The Burk Boot Shop
Dinner at Sofia's Sofia's Burrito Shop
Doggie Toys-Lucky Dawgs K-9 Training
Free Play Cards-Kiowa Casino
Temperature Gauge -Billy Bob's
20 percent off of Hair Color- Style It Up
Oil changes- Pruitt Ford
$25.00 Gift Card, Ashley Oval Vase & Ashley Ceramic Charger-Hayes General Store
Eden Angel Simply You and Joyce Shelton Coffee Mug- Boomtown Floral Scenter

The Grand Prize for the August event is a GPS System donated by Hayes General Store and Boomtown Floral Scenter has donated the bonus prize which will be a Gold Level Dog House Pass worth $200.00. (The package includes five floral arrangements each worth $40.00 with an arrangement given for each of the following occasions: birthday, anniversary, Christmas, Thanksgiving and a dog house pass.)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

WIDE BACKING the smart choice!

Whether you just spent the past year meticulously hand piecing the blocks of your masterpiece or you whipped a quick scrappy out on your machine overnight, it's not a quilt until it's quilted. And before it's quilted you're going to have to make a decision about your backing fabric. Are you going to use 45 inch wide fabric and sew seams vertically or horizontally cross the back or are you going to buy wide quilt backing for a smooth seamless finish? Either option is perfectly acceptable, but here's a point to consider. Wide quilt backing is generally cheaper! I know, you're thinking about that new bolt of wide backing you just saw at the quilt shop that was $15.00 yard verse that 45 inch wide stuff that was only $9.00 yard.

Let's do the math:
A 90 x 90 inch quilt will require 2.5 yards of 108 inch wide backing at $15.00/yd = $37.50 Using 45 inch wide fabric will require 2 pieces, 2.5 yards each, seamed down the middle at $9.00/yd = $45.00. You could have saved $7.50!

And just because you're using wide backing don't think you have to use that boring old muslin your great-grandmother used! Check out these FABulous new 108 inch wide backings I just received from Moda's Collection For A Cause Legacy. They are AVAILABLE NOW ONLINE!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

New Online Store Launch

It has been 6 months in the making and it's Finally Here! My new Online Store has been customized to make fabric shopping on the internet as easy as possible, with quick search
links to Browse by Brand, Designer, Color or Theme. Know exactly what you're looking for? Then type it into the quick and easy Search Box. And the best part of all, know exactly how much is still available in stock.

When I started building this site, I did a lot of research and took notes about features I liked on other sites. I've combined them all together to make a site that is easy to use and makes online fabric shopping a snap! I love this site and I hope you do to. Drop me a note and tell me what you think!

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