Tuesday, May 29, 2012

New Fabrics at The Parish!

Hello Everyone! All of us at the Parish hope all of you are doing good! Summer is finally upon us which means Shop Hop is right around the corner, we cannot wait! Here are some new fabrics that we have got in just in the past few weeks!
Romantic Rose
Are you ready to get lost in the romantic colors of red and pink? Well today is your lucky day; just arrived is a line that will turn heads everywhere. Romantic Rose by Timeless Treasures has scroll style writings on a cream background, and a newsprint style with rose pictures. Come in today and check out this beautiful line.

Autumn Breeze
Our first line of fall fabric has finally arrived and it is gorgeous! Autumn Breeze by Moda is filled with the rich colors of purple, orange, browns, dark greens and reds! There are cornucopias, pumpkins, roosters, and fall leaves all through out this fabric line – this line is just stunning!

Tailor Flannel 
If you are a lover of flannel in Red, Black, and Grey we just got in a great line of those! They are in either a plaid, hounds tooth, plain! There is also a bolt with assorted chickens which would make darling hot pads for your kitchen!

More Compliments!  
The second shipment of Compliments has arrived! These new colors have all the basics of spring time flowers and they are just absolutely to die for! Come on in today and choose from the beautiful selection!
Not only are they on the bolt we have Fat Quarter Towers!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Baby Fever!

Is it just us or are more and more family members and friends making the announcement they are having a little one! It makes for a really fun time especially for the close relatives and friends; lets be honest it is a blast shopping for babies, especially when you can make something yourself! 

So in honor of all you lovely moms to be, and brand new moms here are some fun and quick craft ideas that the Ladies of the Parish thought would come in handy!

Burp Cloths!
These clothes are perfect on the go and even at home, it makes it convenient when you can just toss them into the diaper bag, also once they become dirty they can fit in a small Ziploc bag if you are farther away from home!
-1 yard of two coordinating flannels (1/2 yrd each)
-1/2 yard of batting (warm & natural)
-Matching Thread

Click Here to be directed to Jill Designs for the templates and instructions!

Quick and Easy Receiving Blanket!
This make perfect gifts to friends and family, they are quick and easy and you could have 5 whipped up in no time at all! You only need a 30" square for the blanket front and 40" square for the blanket back! 
Click Here to download the PDF instructions

Here are two little Bootie Patterns we carry at the Parish Call us today and order over the phone or Click Here to order now!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

No Sew Bag!

As a women bags can be the best accessory! They hold anything and everything for us as we go through our day to day lives! So why not make your own bag without touching your sewing machine! All you need is 1 1/2 yards of fabric and you can call it good! 

-Lay down your fabric with right side facing up.
-Fold it into a triangle, wrong side out.
-Take the right hand corner, and bring it up to meet the center of your triangle, bunch it together to make a roll.
-Tie a knot at the base.
-Do the same to the left side.
-Take the top of your triangle and open it up. You can now see the right side again.
-Flip the whole thing over, wrong side up.
-Tuck your knots and straps into the middle.
-Pick up both ends and put them together, your knots are inside now. You can push down on the inside of the bag to stretch out the fabric. The knots are now to the sides of your bag.
- Turn the bag over so the knots become front and back of your purse. Stretch and pull the fabric as you go to get the right look for you.
-Tie a knot at the very top of your bag to make a handle, left over right, then right over left. That's it!

Now that is a quick and easy project to do for any day of the week! They also make cute gifts to give to friends and family!

Fun Extra Tips!
-Use two 1 1/2 yrd cuts and place them right sides touching to have a lined bag on the inside! It makes for a thicker bag and holds it shape!
-Add embellishments to it if desired!

-Sew the handles together it gives you a little bit more length!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Scrap Projects!

We just wanted  to let all you know that we are going through renovations here at the shop, but we are OPEN!

After all the spring cleaning we did in our sewing room the pile of miscellaneous fabric seemed to get bigger and bigger! But there is nothing a quilter cant do with scraps! There are so many possibilities of what we can make with small pieces left over from past projects! The Summer Issue of  "Quilts and More" had a wonderful spread called "Scrap Lab" which is a collaboration of several projects you can make with minimal amount of fabric or small charm packs!
Summer Fun Pillow!
21—5" squares assorted prints, solids, and stripes in green, red, yellow, and light blue (blocks)
2/3 yard solid cream (blocks, pillow back)
9—5" squares assorted prints in tan and cream (setting squares)
8—5" squares assorted blue prints (setting and corner triangles)
20" square muslin
20" square batting
16"-square pillow form

To get the "How - To" Instructions Click Here and continue through the pages!

We have the Summer Issue of Quilt and More at The Parish! Come in today and get them before they are gone! It is filled with many fun projects to do with a little amount of fabric; such as table toppers and pot holders! 

The fabric used for the pillow is California Girl by Moda! We have several Layer cakes and towers you could order online to make the same pillow! Click Here to be directed to our online store!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Yummy Dishes for Cinco de Mayo!

This weekend for many will be filled with salsa dancing, upbeat music, and a ton of delicious foods! Cinco de Mayo is celebrated nationwide! Everyone's favorite thing when gathering with all your friends and family would have to be the food! Here are some fun recipes that will be forever remembered by your guests!

The Traditional 5 - Layer Dip!
1 cup dried pinto beans
3 medium tomatoes, seeded & chopped (about 2.5 cups)
1 small white onion, chopped (about 3/4th cups)
2 to 3 jalapeƱo peppers, seeded and chopped (about 1/3rd cup)
3/4ths  packed cup of fresh cilantro leaves, divided
Juice of 2 limes, divided
Half tsp sea salt, plus additional to taste, divided
Fresh ground black pepper, to taste
2 ripe avocados, pitted and peeled
6oz reduced – fat cheddar cheese, grated (about 1.5 cups)
1.5 cups reduced – fat sour cream...

Click Here to get the rest of your directions

Mexican Cookies
4 flour tortillas (6 inches)
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 teaspoon shortening
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cut each tortilla into eight wedges; place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Meanwhile, in a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening. Stir until smooth; keep warm.
In a large resealable plastic bag, combine confectioners' sugar and cinnamon. Add tortilla wedges a few at a time; shake to coat. Place on waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Drizzle with melted chocolate. Refrigerate until serving. 

Have a fun and safe Cinco De Mayo! 

With love from Kathy and The Ladies of The Parish