Sunday, September 2, 2012

Opening day for Cut Up and Quilt!

 It was an exciting day in Council Bluffs, IA yesterday, as we welcomed a new quilt shop to town! Two friends of mine, Becky Ingraham and Kim Scott opened the doors of Cut Up and Quilt!
I wasn't there for the opening of the doors, but I heard there was a crowd of excited ladies there to greet them! In fact, they might have stormed the place!
 There is plenty of room to shop!
 Lots of holiday fabrics and the quilted models to inspire!
 They have the shop decorated in such a cute way, with kits made up for most of the models shown.
 The atmosphere here is friendly and warm. I saw it before they started and it is just amazing what they have done!
 Notions and pattern wall...lots of cute patterns to choose from.
They have many extra wide backing fabrics in a range of colors. Most that I looked at were 108" wide at a very reasonable price. You can see their magnificent computerized quilting machine through the window. It is a beauty and they will begin taking customer quilts next month to work their magic on.
 Of course I had to check out the classroom, where I will be teaching a few classes. They have a large ironing area, as well as design walls.
 My favorite corner....the batiks. They have lots of these, you can tell that Kim is a batik fan!
 I could get lost in those batiks for sure.
 They have the pattern for that cute playhouse that sits on a square folding table! So cute!
 I even loved their bags! They are recyclable and could double as a lunch bag. What's in there, you ask?
Gorgeous! They will be hosting their Grand Opening on Sept. 15. I will be on hand doing a demo using the Flying Geese x 4 ruler, which is my newest favorite ruler. I am not a ruler hound, buying up every ruler in sight, but this one is definitely a winner. I find most people do not love flying geese, and this ruler makes it easier to make them in many sizes.

Eventually they will have an online store as well, but first things first...getting that shop open so we can shop! If you are on Facebook, follow them there for the latest!

I finished another block for the new sampler yesterday, and hope to get the final block done today. More on that tomorrow!

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Deb said...

It's so great to have a new quilt shop in CB! It looks like they had a great opening day!! I hope to get out there on 9/15 for the Grand Opening...and see your flying geese ruler!!

Rosa said...

A new shop,that`s great.I`d love to be there and play with your rulers!!
In my area,the quilting shop is more or less 100km away so I don´t go there manytime.

Julianne said...

Looks like my kind of shop.