Friday, December 19, 2014


Are you joining along in our Block of the Month for 2015?  Classes are just $10 each month.  And the kit is $10.  Some months we will be completing two blocks, and some months three.  There are 20 blocks in all including the label for the back of your quilt.

Here is the finished quilt from Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet

This is our own version of the Apples block and the Twinkle Star block is right next to it.

You are also welcome to come into the shop and just pick up the kits.  We know you don't always have the time to sit and sew!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

wrap and zap

Have you seen these cute bowl cozies?  They are little potholders that you can set your bowl in before you put it in the microwave. That way when you take out your hot bowl, you don't burn your hands.

Pellon came out with this new product that is microwave safe.  It is 100% natural batting that also helps to insulate.  Be sure to use 100% fabric and thread as well.

There are a lot of tutorials online too.  Be sure to google one and use some of your favorite fabric scraps.  You can find the Wrap and Zap at SKJ for $7.99 a yard.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas Wishes

I just added 20 bolts to my 50% off area!
Now through Wednesday, December 17 take an additional 10% off

That's 60% off
(incase you don't know the math)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

christmas wishes

Christmas Wishes every Wednesday - new each week in December.

This Week ~ 15% off 
Jelly Rolls, Charm Packs, Layer Cakes, and Fat Quarter Stacks
Wed. December 3 - Wed. December 10

We have some gorgeous pre-cuts from Moda and our own Fat Quarter stack collections. When you purchase one of them from our sale, you will also receive a pre-selected FREE pattern!

Friday, November 28, 2014

shop small

20% off Fabric on the bolt
15% off Quilt Kits
10% off Precuts, Patterns, and Books
Buy 6 fat quarters get 1 FREE

Open 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Every Saturday!

Monday, November 24, 2014

spotlight quilt class

Here is another upcoming quilt class!

This is a gorgeous Christmas quilt, made with our pretty center panel.  The pattern is called "Spotlight" from Mountainpeek Creations.

Saturday, December 6
10:00 - 2:00 pm / $30.
Teacher: Kathy Hilton

Come in to purchase your pattern, and register for the class. We will even help you pick out your coordinating fabrics!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

kids sewing

This week SKJ is having two classes for Kids Sewing!

Monday, November 24
11:00 - 1:00 pm / $20.
Some sewing experience is required for this class.
Supplies:  two fat quarters (18 x 22), sewing machine, and accessories.

Tuesday, November 25
11:00 - 1:00 pm / $20.
Beginner friendly sewing class.
Supplies: Sewing machine, 

Call (916) 209-3930 or come in to register.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

hung by the chimney with care

Every year at SKJ we host a Christmas Stocking Challenge.  This year will be our 4th Anniversary!  Look at our past winners!

We pick out a fabric for you to use in your stocking.  Last year it was the cute snowman fabric.

Our customers vote for their favorite stocking. And when the ballots are all counted, the winner gets a $40. gift card and a $20 gift card, for the second most votes.

The Christmas tree fabric from Riley Blake was our selected fabric for our 2nd year.

2012 our first Challenge winners! Love those polka dots!

And before Christmas our stockings are donated to the Lincoln Lighthouse Resource and Counseling Center.  They are then given to local families.  Doesn't it sound like fun!!

This is our challenge fabric for 2015.  Another cute Riley Blake print. For $5. you will receive a fat quarter. You can use your fabric in anyway to make your stocking. Pick out your own pattern and size.  Have fun and be creative!

Stocking are due back in the shop by Saturday, December 20.  Call (916) 209-3930 or come in for more information.

You can also visit my Pinterest board "stockings" for lots of inspiration!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

pear quilt

If you follow me on Facebook, I recently took pictures of the Mini Pear Quilt in a shop in Downtown Lincoln.  I asked everyone to leave a comment of where the picture was taken.

Isn't it cute! Pictured among all of the sweet canned goodness of a little shop named Country Harvest.

If you left a comment and thought it was at Country Harvest, you had a chance of winning 1 yard of fabric!  And the winner was Adrienne!

She picked out a beautiful Kaffe Fassett fabric.  So I hope this shows you that good things do come from FB!  Just follow me there, and I will host another One Yard giveaway later this month!

Monday, October 13, 2014


I have finished a fun sewing project that I want to share with you!  This is all from the #verycherryswap on Instagram.

This is the little headband and pincushion that I made.  I love doing English Paper Piecing and making them tinier than usual was fun.  I also filled the pincushion with crushed walnut shells. It gives it a great weight and sharpens your needles too.

This is just the back of the pincushion.  My new favorite fabric, it's from Sweetwater, Mama Said Sew.  See all of the names for quilt blocks!

I also made two placemats. I mostly used fabrics from my LakeHouse, Pam Kitty Morning stash. And did a bit of straight line quilting on my machine. See all the cherries!  This was the fun part too, shopping for all the bits of cherry goodness.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

kids sewing

Every Monday night we have Kids Sewing classes!
6:00 - 8:00 pm / $20.
It's fun to bring a girlfriend!
And Mom's are always welcome to stay and sew too.

Tote Bag, Monday, October 13
Great for shopping around Downtown Lincoln
or visiting the library!

Infinity Scarf, Monday, October 20
A perfect accessory for the upcoming days of fall weather.

Coming up..... drawstring bag, half apron, hot pads

Call (916) 209-3930 or come in to register for the class and you will also receive your class supply list.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


The Food Trucks will now be in Downtown Lincoln
every first Tuesday of the month!

This month money raised will go to the Lincoln High School Drama Club.  They will also be doing a surprise performance.  Shhhh!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

sit and sew

Remember, every Wednesday is a FREE Sew Day at SKJ
10:30 - 3:00 pm
you are welcome to come in and work on a sewing project.
Finish a project or start a new one!

We even offer free advice!
Come in to sit and sew in our beautiful classroom area.

Sunday, September 21, 2014


The Swoon quilt pattern from Thimbleblossoms is now in the shop.

And here's some inspiration from my Pinterest Swoon board.

Did you know there is also a Mini Swoon!

Which one will you make first?!

Monday, September 8, 2014


It's a Mystery!
But, here's a little hint.

It could be old or new

holiday or blue

It just might inspire you in something new.

Mystery Fat Quarters
on sale in the shop
$1.99 each.
Through the month of September.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

september is

Happy Sewing and Quilting Month!
What are you making?

When you come into the shop this month, you will receive a FREE (pre-selected) pattern with your purchase.  Also around the shop will be brown paper bags with a Mystery Fat Quarter.  They will be marked at a special price of $1.99 each (regular price $2.99).

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


Every Wednesday is a FREE Sew Day!
10:30 - 3:00 pm

Come in with your sewing project to sit and sew.
Meet up with your friends, and even get a bit of free advice.
All are welcome.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

celebrating 3 years

This past week wrapped up my week long celebration for Sew Katie Jean and our 3 year anniversary!

The party started off with Pat Fryer from Villa Rosa Designs coming in to do a Trunk Show of all her fabulous and fun quilts.

I took down all the tables in our classroom space, and was able to fit in enough chairs for 20 plus customers. I also hung some of our own favorite Villa Rosa quilts on the wall.  Providing lots of inspiration for when Pat shared her quilts.

Being here in Downtown Lincoln for 3 years has meant the world to me.  When I first opened, it was because of my love for the fabric.  Now, I am still here because of my love for my wonderful customers. You always come first for me!  Thank you for your help in making my fabric shop a place where we can come together for inspiration, sewing, quilting, and friendship!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

the best

It is the best thing in the world, when you have lovely customers! And quilters are some of the nicest people there are.

So I want to say thank you to the people who love my shop, for taking their time and voting for me as the Best Downtown Store. You are what make my shop so very special to me!

To celebrate.... I will be open this Tuesday night, August 5 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm for the Downtown Lincoln Food Trucks.  And I will be having The Best little sale ~ 10% off everything in the shop!

I hope to see you here!!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

arrowhead quilt

Thank you ladies who came to our class last Saturday! It was a full class with 8 students.  I just love it when that happens!  Everyone is so busy cutting and sewing, seam ripping and sewing again.

Arrowhead Quilt

Isn't it fun to see how different the fabrics are?  This is my favorite part.  Laying out the blocks and deciding what looks best.

Thanks Mary for teaching! We loved it and can't wait for you to visit again.

This is a whole other story....

Sunday, July 13, 2014

visiting teacher

Both of my sisters are coming to visit at the end of the month!  I am crazy excited about it.  We have been luckier than most families who live far apart, since I just saw both Mary and Judith in January.

Judith (middle) turned 50 and we were in Massachusetts for her birthday.
I went cross country skiing for the first time!

Now it's their turn to come home to California.  Our mom is celebrating her 80th birthday with a family reunion.

While they are here visiting, I have asked my sister Mary to teach a quilting class!  So if you sign up early to save your seat, she will teach you how to make the Arrowhead Quilt.

Saturday, July 26
11:00 am - 3:00 pm / $30.

We will have a fun time of sewing, snacks, and a few door prizes!
Sign up and pay for your class - you will receive 10% off your class supplies.
Call (916) 209-3930 or come in to register.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

summer sewing

Learn how to quilt on your very own sewing machine in a stress free environment.  Lydia will make it fun and give you lots of tips and techniques. 

Friday, July 11
11:00 - 2:00 / $30.
Teacher: Lydia Shelton

When you come into the shop to register for the class a supply list will be given to you.  And you can see many more samples of what you will be learning.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

pillowcases for soldiers

Every month we meet in the shop to sew Pillowcases for Soldiers.
And I know many of you love to sew, but don't have the time
to come in and sew with us.
Today, I finally took some time and looked up a video tutorial.
This is a great video from Missouri Star Quilt Co.
If you make a pillowcase for a soldier,
we would love for you to drop it off,
you are also welcome to mail it:
Sew Katie Jean
603 5th Street
Lincoln, CA 95648

Thank you!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

food trucks tonight

Come out to the Food Trucks tonight in Downtown Lincoln!  This is a new night for the food trucks, and money raised will be going towards our 4th of July Fireworks celebration.  SKJ will be open from 5:00 - 8:00 pm. tonight too.  So come in and say hello!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

she wished every morning

was a Pam Kitty Morning!  I just met with my fabric rep yesterday and ordered all I could of the the newest Lakehouse Fabrics.

These will be sent to my shop in November, maybe January. Do you think you can wait that long?

Until then, visit Pam and her cute, inspirational blog and see what she is up to.  Usually a bit of sewing, quilting, and a bunch of cuteness.  Did I mention cute...