Tuesday, December 17, 2013

wish list #2

The Go Baby!
from Accuquilt

We all would love to find one of these under our tree on Christmas morning.  The Go Baby, has so many fun dies for applique, and quilting.  It makes each cut precisely.  You can even layer 6 fabrics at a time and cut them all at once!  Quickly and accurately.

We always have a Go Baby in the shop, out and ready to demonstrate for you.  PLUS, we now have a Go Baby Club.  We meet once a month to use our cutters and create something new.

To make the Snowman Table Runner,
we used the Hexagon Die and the Snowflake Die.

We even fed the students a yummy homemade lunch!

You are welcome in SKJ anytime, and we can fill out your
Wish List together!

Monday, December 16, 2013

button trunk show

Button Trunk Show

Thursday, December 19
11:00 am – 4:00 pm

You are invited to meet our new friends,
Guy and J-Me of Wild Things Buttons

come in and see their beautiful
buttons and beads.
If you love to collect or are in need of
something special for quilting, crafts, or beading,
we hope to see you here!

PLUS:  We will also be having a 15% off ALL Fabrics,
1 yard minimum cuts.
Sweet treats,
and a fun craft demo.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Wish List

Do your kids ask you what you want for Christmas?  Mine do.  I always tell them, "hugs and kisses"!  My Dad would always answer with "three good girls". What parent doesn't want that! Both are such good answers to a tough question.

This year I am telling my kids I would like a hot glue gun, and a staple gun.  Something I really need.  But they aren't too happy getting their mom a necessity item!

So I thought I would share with you some ideas for you to share with your family.  Here is just the littlest start to your very own Wish List.

#1 Hobbs Tuscany Wool Batting
It's the very best.  "The ultimate quilt batting. Quilts magnificently by hand or machine. Breathes naturally. Washable."  Queen size $46.99

#2 Snail Tape Measure
Perfect size to carry in your purse.  Perfect for a Christmas stocking or Secret Sister gift. Plus it's just super cute in super cute colors!  $2.99

Come back soon as our list of gift ideas will grow.  All items are available at SKJ while supplies last.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

christmas stocking

Come into the shop this Saturday,
November 16 at 11:00 
learn how to make a Christmas stocking.
We will have 3 different pattern for you to choose from!
Teacher: Lydia Shelton
Call  (916) 209-3930 or come in to register.

my halloween family

zombie girl and daddy, nerdy son?
Ok, I know it has been weeks since Halloween......
Tom Cruise son aka Risky Business
But there is still some candy left at our house
werewolf boy and spider woman
So I just had to share my family and our Halloween night.
Quincy and Jackson, survaying their candy haul
You are never too old to enjoy a little bit of dress up, make up, and late night fun!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

raffle quilt

We have a winner!

Congratulations to Carol! She won our 2nd Anniversary Raffle Quilt, "Hot Cocoa".

Through all of your purchases of raffle tickets, Sew Katie Jean was able to donate $400. to the Lincoln Lighthouse Resource and Counseling Center.

Thank you everyone who participated!!  We love being able to support such a worthy organization that does so much for our town!

Monday, November 11, 2013

pioneer quilters guild

I had a booth last weekend at the Pioneer Quilters Guild, Quilt Show.  It was the best show ever!  I saw a lot of familiar faces, and made some new friends.  Plus, there were people all lined up out the door on Saturday just waiting to come in.

When the show comes around next year, you should plan to attend.

I can't do a show like this by myself.  Thanks to my hub for helping me with the hauling.  And thank you to my mom, Donna, for being with me in my booth.  She was great company!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

day out

The weather here in Lincoln, California is still gorgeous, high 70 degree days.  But with cold nights, we are seeing the leaves change color and drop from the trees.  It is perfect fall weather.

So we took the day and went to Gram's Ranch.  The kids did some archery, drove around an ATV, got muddy, and we had a bit of a picnic.

my girl by the pond

someone is storing up acorns for the winter

the barn and lots of cat tails

Monday, November 4, 2013

fabric sale

I have been rearranging my shop this week ~ taking down the Halloween and putting up the Christmas.  I love this part of my job!

SOOO... this week take 30% OFF Halloween fabrics!
Saturday, Nov 2 - Saturday, Nov. 9.

Saturday, November 2, 2013


Are you a Pinterest fiend?? I am. Cannot get enough.  I have been pretty good lately though.  You won't believe what I have done....

I have made something that I have previously pinned.  I think I'll share:

Half Apron using Halloween Fabric 
and of course I have modified mine.

Made the best Apple Pie Cake - Martha recipe of course.
It was gone in 3 days.

Pulled Pork crock pot recipe.  That I needed a Cold Slaw recipe for.

And I thought there was more.....

What do you Pin and Make?

Friday, October 25, 2013

rainbow quilt

I finished my quilt! I haven't finished what I've started in a long time.  Seems like it anyway.

These are the fabrics that I started with.  17 Fat Quarters.  Mostly all from the Briar Rose by Heather Ross (love her :) collection from Windham.

Windham has great free patterns. So that's the one I used to make my very own Rainbow Quilt.  Well, it's my very own quilt that will be hanging in the shop for awhile.

It's going off to the quilters this week.  So excited to get it really finished! The quilting always make such a huge, beautiful difference.

p.s. A kit to make this quilt is available in the shop.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


This month when you come to visit Downtown Lincoln,
I hope you'll find something you like!
Like your favorite Scarecrow :)

Bridget 2012

The downtown merchants are hosting a contest!
When you visit a shop, you can drop a quarter in a bucket to vote for your favorite scarecrow.
Just 25 cents.  Come out and take a walk, enjoy these perfect fall days.  Remember to put a quarter in your pocket.  The money raised is being donated to a local non-profit.

Bridget 2013

Sunday, October 20, 2013


New Fabric in the shop....

14 inches of shirtless cowboys.

What would you make with this fabric?

I always go for the obvious, pillowcase tutorial

But, wouldn't an umbrella tutorial be fun!  It's raining men?!?

Or, make your chores much more enjoyable!

What would you like to make??

Sunday, September 15, 2013

sew day

You asked for it ~ now we are doing it!
FREE Sew Day
Every Wednesday 
September 18
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Bring your sewing project, whatever you want to work on, your sewing machine, rotary cutter and ruler. SKJ will provide the electricity, iron, and cutting boards.

This is what I need to work on

It's just a bit of quick sewing, I need to finish putting the sashing on this vintage quilt.  But I promised myself not to begin another project until I finished one.  Have you said that yourself before?? I bet you have!

I hope to see you next Wednesday! Bring a friend or come and meet a new one.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

tuesday demo

Sew Katie Jean is getting ready for our 2nd Anniversary! Can you believe it?!?  

We are going to have a special sale going on... 
more about that to follow!

AND ~ we will be doing FREE demo's all week.

Come in on Tuesday, Sept. 10 to see how the Twister Tool works, and how you can make the quilt in the photo!

It is a fun - hot new tool. That looks fussy, but it isn't.

 Remember my mom's first quilt??

It's a Twister.

So come by for our Anniversary fun! There will be a sale, food, giveaways, demos, and food.

Yes I said food twice.  See you!

Monday, September 9 - Saturday, September 14

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

fabric sale

Back-to-School Sale

This is the Lincoln H.S. Fighting Zebra

You have been running your kids around all summer
(some of them to our sewing classes).
Now is your chance to get your sewing groove on!

15% off all fabrics in the shop
excluding fabrics already marked down to 50% off.

Wednesday, August 20
Saturday, August 24

When you come in, be sure to look around at our upcoming sewing classes! You can sign up for a class and pick up a supply list at the same time.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

girl's of summer

All summer long SKJ held classes to teach the young ladies of Placer County how to sew by hand and machine.  Thanks to our very own Tessie Takehara, these are some of her students and a bit of what they learned to make.

learning how to use their sewing machine

decorating their sewing boxes

hand sewn pillows


owls (that's Tessie in the middle)

disappearing nine patch pillow

making their first quilt

Thank you to all the girls that we have met this summer! I hope you have enjoyed your classes and continue to love fabric and continue to grow in your love of sewing.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

block #6

This coming Friday, August 9, you can make your own
cup of Hot Cocoa.
10:00 - 12:00 pm / $5.
Yup, just five bucks for the class.
Teacher: Jarina Mowrer

The pattern is $1.99. That includes the whole quilt, not just this one block.  We make it easy and fun for you to sew and quilt at SKJ!

Just call (916) 209-3930 to reserve your spot.

Monday, July 29, 2013

hot cocoa

Sew Katie Jean is celebrating our 2nd Anniversary!

By raffling this Hot Cocoa quilt.  This is our second year at raffling a quilt.  When you come in to buy your ticket we are also selling the pattern ($1.99) and the layer cake ($38.99) plus have weekly classes ($5. each) for you to make it yourself.

When I saw this pattern, I asked each of our SKJ teachers to sew up a block and asked our favorite quilter, Cindy Lloyd to work her magic for some custom quilting.  I thought everyone would love to buy a ticket for a chance to win a Christmas quilt.  You can keep it yourself or give it as a gift!  We should be pulling the winning ticket by October.

The money we raise is going to the Lincoln Lighthouse Resource and Counseling Center.  Last year we donated $500. I would love if we could double that amount this year!  Come in and get your $1. raffle ticket to win a quilt and support a great Lincoln organization that helps our local families.