Let's quilt and be happy! Fabric friends are always welcome.



Thursday, May 30, 2013


EXCITING NEWS:
We're a Craftsy Connect Retailer!

Each day, we strive to offer you all the essentials you need in terms of supplies, inspiration, and education. 
We are so excited about our new larger shop and larger classroom which will be ready in Palm Harbor, FL in July.
However, there will still be times we aren't able to offer a class or workshop on a topic or technique that you're interested in.

With that in mind, we're thrilled to announce that Happy Apple Quilts is officially a Craftsy Connect retailer! Being a Craftsy Connect retailer allows us to fill in the gaps in our class offerings--ensuring you have the education you need, at a time that is convenient for you.


Here's how it works: 
* Anytime you purchase a Craftsy class, please do so through our Craftsy Connect banner (you can find this on our website, blog, and Facebook page.) Or, simply type this link into your browser's address bar: www.craftsy.com/HappyAppleQuilts.

* After your purchase is complete, you'll receive a $5 coupon to Happy Apple Quilts. Use this coupon for class supplies,
or anything else you might need.
The coupon can be used in our shop or on our website
(*Coupon will be sent within 48 hours after class purchase.)
And remember, you only get the coupon if you go to www.craftsy.com/HappyAppleQuilts

Plus, when you purchase a Craftsy class through our Craftsy Connect banner or link, you're directly supporting our store! It is truly a win-win partnership--we can offer you more classes while you continue to support your local, independent retailer.

We're always available to help you through a tricky technique, and to offer inspiration for your next project.
Now, we can offer you more education than ever before, thanks to Craftsy Connect.
If you're curious about the classes that Craftsy offers, just click here to view
their full catalog: www.craftsy.com/HappyAppleQuilts.

And Craftsy offers so much more than quilting, sewing and other fabric crafts.
We know that many of our quilting and sewing friends are multi-multi-talented.
Here are some of the other great classes offered by Craftsy
Cake Decorating
Knitting
Crocheting
Embroidery
Food and Cooking
Home and Garden
Jewelry
Paper Crafts
Spinning
Weaving

So now we can say:
Happy quilting, sewing, crafting, cooking, decorating, spinning, garden, . . .


Friday, May 24, 2013

Pattern Ease, Great Idea

Hey, Brenda! Thanks for mentioning Pattern Ease in your comments about using it with the Love to Dress Up 18" Dolls Book. I have used it when making A Little Somethin' Jacket and loved it. Karen is a different size than I am, (ok - smaller) and I can make jackets for both of us from the same pattern. Pattern Ease is 46" wide, sold by the yard, and 80% polyester/20% rayon.



Saturday, May 18, 2013

Love to Dress Up Dolls Book - Play with - Sew for Dolls

Brenda, of Happy Apple Quilts, spent her day off sewing doll clothes to give to
her little twin friends. Now she is hooked, and we are delighted to share her creations.
     
LOVE TO DRESS UP DOLLS has 12 outfits that can be made from fat quarters.
Brenda sent me this email:  This pattern book is wonderful!  It is very, very “user friendly” and the pattern pieces are easy to work with.  I traced the pattern pieces on “pattern ease” (which we carry in the store).  That way you don’t have to ruin your master patterns in the book, and you can use them over and over.  The pattern ease can be ironed, if necessary, after storage and before use again.  I just love this little book.  The pieces can be mixed and matched to make lots of different outfit combinations.  I am having way too much fun working with book and making these doll clothes!!!!! 
 
 Summer Dress and Purse
Love the fabrics and buttons you chose, Brenda. I know the floral is Petal Pushers.
The dot fabric is great. Which one is that? Perfect heart buttons.
 I'm not surprised that you made this top and crops outfit, Brenda.
You talked about it the day Taxi by Timeless Treasures arrived at the shop.
 Way too cute top and shorts.
Thanks for showing us the matching bow on the back of the shorts.


Very interesting that Karen is bringing into our shop lots of great fabrics for clothes
for dolls and little girls, too! After all, she now has two granddaughters.