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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Sew Steady Tables Ship Free in July 2014

 Happy Apple Quilts is offering free shipping on Sew Steady Tables in July 2014.
Sew Steady Tables are fully portable extension tables made to provide a flat sewing surface for any sewing machine or serger. These handy tables are available in 6 sizes, ranging from the 11.5” x 15” Junior to the 32” x 24” Giant.
Sew Steady Table surfaces are constructed with high-quality transparent acrylic with a rounded front edge for comfortable use. The adjustable support legs may be easily removed for transport or storage without the use of tools; Large, Big, and Giant sizes include additional support legs for increased stability.
Available accessories include polish kits, sewing guides, spinner trays, and travel bags. The Quilter's Wish and Sewer's Wish tables include the features most requested by customers. The Deluxe table and the Quilter's Wish table include a circle sewing kit, making it easy to sew circles.
If you haven’t mounted your machine in a cabinet, this product will provide a flat sewing surface for maximum control. Additionally, the transparent surface includes built-in rulers and can be used as a light box or for an easy accessible storage area.
Sew Steady Tables are made in the USA and include a 1-year limited warranty.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Have you see Kraft-Tex? The New Paper Fabric!

Kraft-tex Paper Fabric in three colors, natural, white and black

Kraft-tex Kraft Paper Fabric is a rugged, paper craft product that looks, feels and wears like leather, but cuts, sews and washes like fabric. It is perfect for crafters, mixed media artists, quilters and book artists. Available in NATURAL, WHITE, and BLACK Kraft-tex is 19" wide and available by the yard or in a 1.5 yard roll.

Kraft-tex texture crinkles and softens with handling and washing, becoming more pliable and "leather-looking."  It is durable, making it a great choice for projects that receive a lot of wear. It doesn't require interfacing and doesn't fray.

Use Kraft-tex for crafts, mixed media, quilts, book art, wallets, totes, purses, luggage tags, home decor and more. It can be painted, embossed, embroidered, rubber stamped, stitched, die cut, and more.

For a faux-leather look, Natural Kraft-tex is ideal. White Kraft-tex is a great "canvas" for painting, rubber stamping, drawing and stitching projects. Black Kraft-tex makes metallic ink and threads, gel pens, and powdered pigments pop!

A new book with 27 Kraft-tex project will be released by C&T Publishing in August 2014. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Put Some HOP in Your Summer Travels

A New Kind of Shop Hop!
1250 Shops across 35 States and Ontario, Canada
No Passports, No Fees

It must be FUN!
It began in 2011 in New York state with just 20 shops.
Just look at this map of participating shops

There are no boundaries. If your travels take you across the country, visit any participating shop in as many states as you want. Each participating shop has designed its own unique row. The row pattern is yours FREE, just for visiting the shop. And only for visiting the shop. No patterns will be mailed or emailed. 
Here's the row designed by Happy Apple Quilts, Palm Harbor, FL (That's us!)

There is a special Facebook page for each state so you can see the rows before you go.

What about PRIZES! Can’t have a shop hop without prizes!

Combine at least 8 different rows into a quilt. Be creative. Assemble your rows any way you like. Be the first to take your completely finished quilt to a participating shop and receive a stack of 25 fat quarters! That means 1250 quilters can win! Receive a bonus prize if you used that shop's row in your quilt.  All winning quilts will be posted on Facebook.

Row by Row traveling dates for 2014 are July 1 through September 2. You can take your completely finished quilt (including quilting and binding) to any participating shop as soon as it is finished, but no later than October 31 in order to be eligible for a prize.

You can show off your quilt in as many shops as you want. But remember – only one prize per person.

Also have fun collecting fabric license plates specially designed by Zebra Patterns. Each shop has chosen their own vanity phrase for their plate.

See how cute our Sew Happy plate is on this
And the bag pattern is available to anyone - in the shop and online



Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Christmas is Coming! Decorate to Win!


A CHRISTMAS DECORATING CONTEST
Anyone - Anywhere can enter
This contest is online as well as at our Palm Harbor shop.

The Viewers' Choice Winner
receives a 25 Fat Quarter Bundle AND
a $100 Happy Apple Quilts Gift Certificate.
(valid at the shop or online)

All participants will be entered in three random drawings
for $25 Happy Apple Quilts Gift Certificates.
(valid at the shop or online)
 
Adorn Me, The Challenge
Enter our challenge and decorate your
Adorn Me Christmas tree panel however you want.
There are no Rules! Be creative! Borders are optional!

Simply purchase the ADORN ME TREE PANEL from Happy Apple Quilts,
adorn your tree, 
and submit a photo of your masterpiece with your completed ENTRY FORM
 
 Send a jpeg of your decorated Adorn Me Tree Panel to:
Karen@HappyAppleQuilts.com
no later than October 25, 2014.

All entries will be posted on Happy Apple Quilts Facebook on Nov. 1.
Vote by November 14th and the winners will be announced on facebook Nov. 15th


The Adorn Me Panel is 24" X 44" 
from Michael Miller Fabrics