I can’t say that we have had many April showers to bring May flowers but hopefully the warmer weather is finally upon us.
If you haven’t heard our new hours are: Wednesday thru Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday 10am-2pm. We are closed Sunday thru Tuesday; this gives us time to sanitize the shop and bring our quilting sew down (a.k.a. long arm) times back to a two week or less turnaround. That was one of the reasons we started Rockin' Bobbins in the first place. Just because we are closed doesn’t mean we aren’t working!
One thing Covid-19 has done is give us a better sense of family and what’s truly important in a person’s life. We have missed all our quilters with the past sporadic closings and such, and that too has affected our hours change. We wanted to have time to visit with our customers, answers your questions and help you pick those perfect coordinating fabrics and backing for your quilting project. Many of you have been busy making those cherished quilts to show your love to family members and friends. I can’t tell you the joy it brings us seeing your expressions when you pick up your sewn quilts. It truly has touched us that you have trusted us to quilt your project. Again, another reason for us to burn the midnight oil to get ourselves back on schedule.
Fabric is still coming in regularly. The wide back shelves are full and lots of new beautiful cotton and batik 44’s have arrived.
We are going to have a sidewalk sale with specially discounted fabrics, coordinated grab bags of end of bolt fabrics and scraps from our cutting table.
Our panel wall is back up and organized by categories to make finding that needed design quickly.
We have several customers commenting that we have Quilters Select cutting mats in stock where they couldn’t find them elsewhere.... so, if you need one, we have them.
We are also selling Koala sewing chairs. These are the most comfortable and adjustable chairs on the market. We also can order the full line of Koala sewing cabinets. If you’re looking for a new sewing cabinet, we would love to help you find one.
Last but not least....
We have had several beautifully pieced quilt tops come in for quilting, with REALLY wavy borders. Unfortunately some of these can't be smoothed out and wrinkles of excess fabric are unavoidable. It breaks our hearts to see this, especially when a simple solutions would make this a non issue.
These large waves are caused by not measuring the border fabric before attaching but simply taking a large strip of fabric, sewing it on and cutting off the excess.
Here is just one of MANY tutorial online about how to sew on borders....
Best Borders!!All of the rules, tips and tricks to finish your quilt!