Friday, October 30, 2009

Old Primrose Inn

Introducing Old Primrose Inn by Blackbird Designs.

This latest collection released by Moda mixes the loveliest shades of basil, walnut, sea salt, lemon cream, apricot blush and cayenne pepper. These colors blend together beautifully and await their special place in your quilting project. Shop Burgundy Buttons today for Old Primrose Inn Layer Cakes, Jelly Rolls, Fat Quarter Bundles and Charm Packs.

Be sure to check out the free pattern designed by Lisa Christensen exclusively for this fabric collection by clicking the quilt icon.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Houston, We Have a Winner!

Congratulations to SewCalGal who was the lucky winner of our Moda Petit Four Bake Shop Box!
Shannon from "It's Sew Shannon" who won 3 pizza boxes to store her Quilting Blocks.
Call Me Crazy won the Sandy Gervais Pattern and Charm Pack Prize we sponsered for the Blogger's Quilt Festival.

SewCalGal, Shannon and Call Me Crazy- email at so we can arrange shipment!


Thank you everyone who responded with your wonderful comments and encouragement.

Happy Quilting!

Monday, October 12, 2009

We're Having a Columbus Day Sale!

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Friday, October 9, 2009

Blogger's Quilt Festival Giveway

If you are too busy to leave your sewing machine to attend a quilt festival, worry not! Park City Girl has coordinated yet another amazing online Blogger's Quilt Festival this year and Burgundy Buttons is proud to be a sponsor.

Find your favorite quilt and tell your story and enter a chance to win any of the fabulous prices from the various sponsors.  You may even win the Presidential Pardon Charm Pack Pattern by Sandy Gervais as well as two charm from her two most recent collections donated by your very own Burgundy Buttons!

For more information on how to enter the drawing, click here

Although your comments are encouraged and welcomed here, posting a comment on THIS site will not enter you into the Blogger's Quilt Festival Givaway. 

But DO Notice the Givaways listed below!  There are several!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Win a Close to My Heart Fat Quarter Bundle!

We LOVE Giveaways!  Subscribe to receive our Sales Notices (below) and enter into a drawing to win a Fat Quarter Bundle of this fabulous collection from Laundry Basket Quilts.

Close to My Heart is a fantastic collection of fabric! Luscious colors and beautiful silhouettes will become one of your favorite collections of today. From large vintage print to quote fabric, Close to My Heart is not only the name, but also the message that we find in quilts made of special fabrics.

Contains 14 Fat Quarters and retails for $40.00

Drawing will be held on October 17th after the Blogger's Quilt Festival has closed.  Winner will be announced here on October 18th so CHECK BACK!

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Composition Notebook Cover

Any quilter knows that the world would be a better place covered in fabric, and a composition notebook is NO exception. Pull out those fabric scraps and start your world renovation project.

  1. Fabric! You will need to end up with 2 10.5"x16" rectangles as well 2 10.5 x 6" rectangles. This can be single pieces of fabric or you can combine and sew different pieces together and trim to size as I have done in this tutorial.
  2. Thread, both to sew and embellishing with decorative stitching.
  3. 1 10.5'x16" piece if craft batting
  4. Typical essentials such as cutting mat, ruler, rotary cutter, pins, etc
  5. Imagination

 All seams are quarter inch seams.

To begin, lay out your fabric and decide on your master fabric plan. I have selected three fabrics from the Northern Solitude collection from Holly Taylor. The end result of your fabric selection will need to be a 10.5" x 16" rectangle for both an outer and inner panel. For my notebook cover, I am choosing three fabrics for the outside cover, and a single fabric for the inside cover. You can can get crafty with both the inner an outer panel and make the cover reversible!

Sew your outside cover as desired, paying special attention to the needed end result measurement of 10.5 x 16".

Trim your front panel to 10.5" x 16" and then add any decorative stitching desired. If you plan to quilt your front cover, trim and pin the batting to the front cover and let your imagination go wild. I opted to add only one line of decorative stitches for this tutorial cover. This can be done with or without the batting pinned to the front cover. I have done it both ways.

Once decorative stitching and/or quilting of the front panel is complete, it's time to trim your back panel and batting (if you didn't in the prior step) to size. Using your front panel as a guide, trim the batting and back panel to match.    

To prepare the sandwich for sewing, the two panels should be rights sides together, with the batting on the outside.

To create the sleeves, cut two pieces of 10.5" x 6" corresponding fabric. Fold and iron lengthwise resulting in a 10.5" x 3" folded sleeve. Place and pin into their positions in between the two panels and on each side of the sandwich. Ensure that the folded end is towards the center. 

Pin your entire project together and sew.  You will want to leave a 3" opening at the bottom so that you may turn the project inside out once machine stitching is complete. 

Sew!  Ensure you leave the 3" opening!
Before turning the project inside out, snip a tad bit off each corner to prevent some of the bulk and allow nice pointed corners.

Turn the project inside out through the opening left during sewing. I like to use a knitting needle to poke the corners into a nice smooth corner.  Use your preferred method.  Smooth out project by using a warm iron.

Insert composition notebook into the sleeves.

And Viola!, you now have a lovely fabric covered notebook!

Hand stitch the opening you left to pull the fabric through.

I have used everything from scraps, to fat quarters to honey buns to create these lovely notebooks.  The only limit is your imagination!  You can even insert your favorite quilt block, just ensure a finished front panel of 10.5" x 16".

Watch for my next tutorial in which we use layer cakes to create a composition cover.


This is my first tutorial- if something wasn't clear, let me know!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Wisdom from Mom

If you are like me, you consistently have a million projects in the works at the same time (any true quilter does, correct?).   If you are like me, you have a limited amount of space to store the aforementioned projects.  If you are like me, your sewing room is typically in state of tornado-aftermath-like disarray.  And lastly, if you are like me, you are still waiting to win that lottery that will afford you the mansion that would be required to adequately store your fabric stash.

Until then, if you are like me; you are faced with finding a better way to store those in-process blocks.

My Mom shared a nifty little idea with me last year as we worked together in her ever-so-organized sewing room... 

Pizza Boxes! 

They come anywhere from 8 inches to 18, fit nicely together and pile neatly as high as you need them too.  And while I would not recommend using a box that previously housed a bubbling, gooey, greasy, cheesy pie, I would recommend heading to your favorite pie joint and requesting a box or two.

Tell us your favorite way to store your blocks and have your name placed in the pot to win three 15" pizza boxes (plain, white and never used!). 

Drawing will be held on October 15th.