Friday, August 15, 2008

Share A Tip With Marcus free fabric!!!

As I was surfing one of my favorite places to go (see left), I read about a special section of their website that I had to share with my readers (anytime there is free fabric involved, you will know about it!) If you share a tip with Marcus fabrics, you have a chance to win a free fabric bundle if they publish your tip. Now I know you all have tips out there to share~let's submit some and win some goodies!

Have a great weekend!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Moda's new playground...Fabricmatcher

Have you all tried Moda's newest creation? It's the Fabricmatcher website, and it is the neatest thing since sliced bread. This website allows you to create a one-of-a-kind quilt with Moda's newest fabrics and patterns from your favorite Moda designers. And the best part, it's FREE! And you can win prizes...from Moda! Here's what you do:
*Log onto, and go to the tab that says "Fun Stuff." Fabricmatcher is the first option on the list, click that.
*Register (remember it's all free). They will ask you a few simple questions, create a user ID and password, and you're in!
*Click on the picture with the cute lady sewing~she'll bring you where you need to start.

*Choose your favorite pattern designer, difficulty level, and size of your project you want to create. (I chose all patterns, simple construction, and throw size)

*After you've chosen your pattern (I chose Blossom by Fig Tree Quilts), click add to project~it will tell you how many fabrics you will need for the quilt.

*Here's the fun part~scroll down to the bottom of your project area and click "Find Fabrics." This is where you get to choose the fabrics for your project! You can pick a theme, designer, or collection. (I chose the collection "Louisa", a beautiful group coming to The Calico Cottage Quilt Shop in October!) Just pick a fabric and click "add to fabric box."

*When you are finished choosing your fabrics, click "Create Project" This will bring you to a screen where you can insert your fabric choices into the pattern.

*Voila! You have a quilt! Save it, print it with the fabric pattern numbers to go shopping with, and stitch it up! Submit it to Moda for the monthly contest, too (see Show and Tell for details)!

I had the best time creating my very own quilt~and you will, too! Make a comment and let us know how you liked it! To see my project, go to Show and Tell, Public Stashes, and click on calicogirl. Have fun creating!

Warm Regards,

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

New Free Patterns Page

Once again, we have added brand new content to our site! Check out the 'Free Pattern Links' page and click on your favorite manufacturers' sites for some great FREE patterns and projects!

Every kind of project imaginable is featured on these wonderful sites~take a look! Here are a few of the projects featured that might tickle your fancy.

**Don't forget, be patient with the downloads.

Some of them may take longer than usual, but they are well worth the wait!

Have fun! (I am so inspired now, and you will be, too!)

Monday, June 23, 2008


Hello everyone!

My name is Christine, and I am the owner of The Calico Cottage Quilt Shop. I am thrilled to be able to post now and then to all of you. I am brand new to the blogging world (I have my favorites that I read on a daily basis~check them out when you have a chance!), however I have been in business online since 2004. Stay tuned for more inspiring content in the near future, and please do not hesitate to call or email me at the shop.

All the Best,