August News

As we enter the hottest part of our summer, we have some hot ideas at the Fabric Nook too!

This image shows a fabric block with two stylized bats and a crescent moon.

On Tuesday, August 3rd at 5:30 PM, as well as Wednesday, August 4th at 1:30 PM we’ll be doing another project from the book Mini Wonderful Curves ($22.95) that uses the QCR Mini ($19) ruler titled “Bat Moon Rising.” We had a project from this book in January, March, and June, so if you have the book and ruler, be sure to bring them to class. Books and rulers are still available. You will need the book and ruler, plus a cutting mat, rotary cutter, sewing machine, and basic sewing tools. The class fee is $20 and includes all materials.

Two felted animals are shown. Two little ball owls with dots and green rings around the eyes.
A felt animal of unknown type, loosely felted. It's grey with two apparent eyes, like a mouse.

On Thursday, August 5th and 12th at 1:30 PM there will be a new class! Jan is going to teach us how to make three-dimensional felted animals. Everything is provided for this project. $20 class fee.

On Tuesday, August 10th and 24th at 10:30 AM there will be a Wool Appliqué class.

On Tuesday, August 10th at 5:30 PM, as well as Wednesday, August 11th at 1:30 PM we’ll have [UFO], or Unfinished Objects. This is a great time to bring in a stray project or something from class and complete it.

A fabric block showing a octagon shaped apple with a green leaf and straight stem.
Fabric block showing an old-fashioned schoolhouse with a small bell toweron the roof.

On Tuesday, August 17th at 5:30 PM and Wednesday, August 18th at 1:30 PM we will continue our monthly series “Swatter Sweaters.” These are really cute little projects that dress up the ordinary fly swatter. These Swatter Sweaters can also be made into a quilt, which many people are also doing. At the end of the year, you will have twenty-four 6.5” squares. This month we’re going back to school, and we have a bright shiny apple for the teacher on one side, and an old-fashioned schoolhouse on the other. Sewing machine and basic tools required. Cost: $15.

If you are participating in the Zoom meeting for Annie’s Fiction Stitch-Along (Murder By The Block), the next meeting is on Wednesday, August 18th at 6:30 PM.

The front of the package for the Handle It door organizer package. It describes the door organizer and shows an image of it. It reads, "Easy-to-make organizer. Hangs from door handle. Holds keys, phone, glasses, shopping lists, mail and more. Option for chalkboard or key hook on bottom pocket. Save time on your way out the door! what's in your bag?"

On Tuesday, August 24th at 5:30 PM, as well as Wednesday, August 25th at 1:30 PM we’ll be making a Handle It door hanger organizer. You’ll need a sewing machine, basic sewing tools, and a 1/2 yard of main fabric (your choice) and a fat quarter of coordinating fabric; everything else is provided. Class fee is $15.

The last Saturday of the month, August 28th is Bag Day! If you’re unfamiliar with Bag Day you can come into the store with a pre-purchased canvas Fabric Nook bag, or purchase one in the store ($10), and then receive 25% off your purchase for that day. (Kits not included.)

There is no class on August 31st.

We have a lot of beautiful samples hanging in the store, including this one: 3D Paradise.

The 3D paradise quilt is displayed. It's made up of spiral like squares of many many various colors.,
The bottom-left of the large That Town And Country quilt.

I’m continuing to do a block a day of the very interesting That Town And Country Quilt by Susan-Claire Mayfield. I’m having so much fun with my block of the day, honestly, more than I thought I would. My quilt is growing all the time. I post a new block along with details and thoughts every day on my blog. I hope you visit my blog and check out my blocks and commentary. Join in on the fun at (or click “blog” in the top menu of the store site at

Call and sign up for any of our classes: 970-887-2005.

Happy sewing ~
Tina, Monica, Jenny, and Clarice


Tuesday August 3rd @ 5:30 PM – Bat Moon Rising (QCR Mini)

Wednesday August 4th @ 1:30 PM – Bat Moon Rising (QCR Mini)

Thursday August 5th @ 1:30 PM – Jan’s Felt Animals

Tuesday August 10th @ 5:30 PM – Unfinished Objects [UFO]

Wednesday August 11th @ 1:30 PM – Unfinished Objects [UFO]

Thursday August 12th @ 1:30 PM – Jan’s Felt Animals

Tuesday August 17th @ 5:30 PM – Swatter Sweaters: Schoolhouse Rock

Wednesday August 18th @ 1:30 PM – Swatter Sweaters: Schoolhouse Rock

Wednesday August 18th @ 6:30 PM – Murder By The Block (Zoom)

Tuesday August 24th @ 10:30 AM – Wool Appliqué

Tuesday August 24th @ 5:30 PM – Handle It door organizer

Wednesday August 25th @ 1:30 PM – Handle It door organizer

Saturday August 28th – Bag Day! [SALE]

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