Friday, March 20, 2015

We have some bunnies to love.

On this first official day of Spring we wanted to share with you some of the newest fabrics. We
guarantee that they will put a smile on your face and make you think Spring. 
Are these just the sweetest bunnies. 


I hated to cut up the bunnies to much so I chose the churn dash block .

I think an alternate square of the bunny fabric would be really cute. 
They would make an adorable  baby quilt. 

These are some of the companion fabrics .

More companion fabrics. 
Do you have Spring fever yet?

They are selling quickly. 

Hop over to the store or give us a call.
We are happy to mail them out too. Janeese

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Row by Row Experience 2015 License Plate Pin

We are so excited to share with you our 2015 License Plate Pin!


We are taking pre-orders for our Row by Row Experience License Plate Pins. Pins are 1 1/4" wide and will be shipped or available for store pickup when we receive them. Price: $6.50 each or receive a 10% discount if you order 6 or more pins (Expected delivery date is sometime in May).

To pre-order, just call 402-489-1067 Mon thru Sat 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00–4:00 p.m. with a credit card number and we'll take your information and fill your order as soon as we can!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Paradiso by Kate Spain

Kate Spain designs fabrics for Moda and Paradiso is her newest collection. 
When I saw this collection in October and ordered it I knew it would deliver to stores in March of 2015. 
Fresh and clean are the words that describe this collection and a lot of the new fabrics for Spring.
This picture was taken of Kate's booth at Quilt Market. 
Is it giving you a strong dose of Spring Fever and an itch to go to your 
sewing room to create.


Love the torn strips of her Paradiso collection just hanging on the table in her booth. 

Just a few of the bolts  from Paradiso now in stock at Calico House

                              Horizon was Kate's previous collection and it mixes well with Paradiso.
                              (We still have charm packs of Horizon available. )


                      If you need to make a quilt for a graduation gift, baby or just your self
                      this collection has done all the work for you. Just add white Kona solid and your
                      favorite pattern .

                       Hope you can stop by and see all the new fabrics . Time spent sewing
                       is happy time. Janeese

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Little houses by Carolyn Friedlander

                                     Carolyn had this fun couch at quilt market with reversible cushions.
                             And in her booth was a little house wall hanging that really caught my eye.

Thank fully my friend Cindy Erickson , who also teaches machine quilting for us volunteered to make us a model. 
Way to go Cindy, she did such a good job. 
I think she can make just about anything. 

Its only 29" by 26 " but so cute. 

Here is a closeup of the two house in the lower left corner. 

You can use this charm pack . 
(5" by 5" squares) 
Also by Carolyn.
Limited quantities available at the Calico House. 

And we have the  pattern in stock.

We also stock some of her fabrics on the bolt. (This is one of my favorites. )

                         If you have any questions , just let me know.
                         The weather here has been very conducive for lots of serious quilting .
                          I am working on several models and our row by row experience row.
                          Thanks for stopping by . Janeese

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Irresistible critters to applique.

At Quilt Market in Houston this fall we found a new book of
 adorable animal appliques.
The glasses just make each of the characters twice as cute don't you think?

They had a darling quilt that incorporated all the designs, but my 
favorite idea was all the individual canvases made as wall art.

There was a tote bag that used the kitty design.

Clothing for adults and children where on display.
The colors are so fun.

Is this raccoon just to fun?

Love , love the cute fabric choices.

So Carol on our staff gave it a try and made this Owl for our demonstration
 at our customer appreciation event.

Carol also made this puppy wall art.

I wanted to try my hand at appliqueing on a garment. 
So I cut out all the parts , Patt button hole stitched 
around the parts and I did some hand embroidery for the details. 
The book has several different eye glass choices to choose from. 
For this toddler t-shirt I had the design shrunk 30% to fit. 

We have the book in stock and all the specialty supplies. 
Let me know if you want us to put a copy on hold,
we are happy to ship too.
Stop by and see all the new exciting books and patterns from market. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The making of a Twister Snowman

I swear I had no idea what I had gotten my self into when I started my snowman journey.
But I cut and I cut and I cut squares in blues and whites and black and reds.
Oh my there was a lot of squares.
And then I sewed and I sewed them into row after row until they resembled
a snowman like the pattern. 

This thing was HUGE.  

It is so big it drapes on the floor in my dining room. 
Where I had to move it to so I could start cutting 
the little twister units. 

Now I am getting really nervous and I have to start cutting it up into little 
pieces and I think I am going to be sick. 

You want me to do what with this quilt I have spent hours and hours on. 

But I take my little bitty twister template and I start to cut holes out of this quilt.  

                               Here is a close up of the tool and how you line it up to cut .

Oh my goodness, I have made a lot of holes.

This is how you line up the tool for row number 2.

Just do one row at a time and keep them in order when you cut
 and sew them together. 
That is really really important. 

Okay. I have one row out of 40 sewn. 
So far so good. 

Okay a few more rows. It actually looks like something.

Holy Cow I am almost half way done. 

Just  a close up.

I can't believe it I finished my 40 rows.
Now to get it off to my friend Mary V to be quilted.

This is Mary when she brought back the quilt  to me at the shop.
She is so cute and did such a great job.

All bound and finished.

I really wanted you to see a closeup of the quilting.
Because I think the quilting is a very important part of the finished product. 

It is not hard to make, but I will say you have to be a person that will stick with it.

It is nice to be done and a big relief.
Hope you can stop by the store  and 
take a peak. I hung it up today.

The pattern is the Twister Frosty by Need'l Love.

Thanks for stopping by. Janeese

Friday, October 10, 2014

5 fun fall projects

Some projects are small and some are larger, but I think you 
will agree there is a lot of inspiration. 

This fun table runner features a new line of Moda fabrics and kits and patterns are available.

Everyone loves pumpkins and these are made from denim, 
 the pattern includes 3 sizes. Pattern and denim are in stock.

Bright and colorful our crazy pumpkins can be a table runner or a wallhanging.
The kit and pattern are in stock.  

Our Tiny Dancer quilt by Jaybird designs in orange and gray 
is a great fall project. And yes we have kits and patterns in stock.

Patt, from our staff made these cute towels. 
The pattern has all 7 days of the week included. 
You know you want them. Pattern in stock.

Bertie the bird was also made by Patt and we now have all 12 months on display. 
They feature our woolie flannels. 
We have beautiful flannels in stock, come take a peak. 

I hope we have given you some fall inspiration.
I know your busy and we are trying to make new models at full speed.

Save the date, Saturday , November 15th for our Customer Appreciation day
We will have demonstrations from 10:00 to 12:00. 
Kris Vierra will be talking about filler designs for machine quilting. 
I will post a schedule closer to the event. Each demo will run for 30 minutes. 
Thanks for stopping by. Janeese

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Football Season in Lincoln.

We are gearing up for the beginning of a new Husker season in Lincoln. 

We hope you plan to stop by and take a look at what we have been working on 
while your in town. 

                          This is our new Husker quilt. And kits are ready and waiting for you .

If you are looking for red, black, white or gray fabrics 
we have some great choices. 
I love this multi colored chevron and we have a minky fabric like it in stock also.

Go Huskers!!!!!

This fun quilt in fall colors is also available in kits. 
We have had  a really hard time keeping the pattern in stock.                

The Figures fabrics below have just arrived .
Precuts are also in stock.      

Just one of the new patterns developed by Zen CHic featuring her 
Figures collection. 
Take  a peak at these when you stop in.

Let me know what your favorite tail gate food is. 
I wont tell if it is something less than healthy.
Hmmn I am thinking of chicken wings now. 
Hope to see you . Janeese