low volume loveliness

mom and i have been impatiently waiting for our orders to arrive…our next orders aren’t set to arrive until May! so we’ve been pulling and putting together some gorgeous bundles in anticipation of spring/summer sewing.

the first of our bundles goodness today is Summer Low Volume. a gorgeous mixture of some of our absolute favorite low volume florals. Prints from Pretty By Hand, 3 Sisters, Fig Tree, and some Zen Chic to name a few.

summer low volume

this bundle would be the best if you were planning on doing a pastel glitter with scrappy backgrounds…um…yumminess! (this is glitter…it’s on my list…eventually using pastel florals…and these low volumes would be PERFECT!)

glitter pack

Biscotti backgrounds…we pulled 10 creamy backgrounds with bits of chocolate brown. it reminds me of delicious biscotti and cream-filled coffee. These scrummy prints make up this most luscious bundles. wonderful for adding into your shirting stash…i’ll be adding mine to my scrappy star-a-day! Pair this bundle with the Independence low volume and our civil war color bundles and you have a good start on your next civil war project.

biscotti backgrounds

our last bundle is cozy cottage…a pretty pastel bundle of Bramble Cottage favorites…12 fat quarters…perfect for a summertime throw, stashbuilding, mask making, or beginner quilting!

cozy cottage

that’s all for today…now i’ll be doing a little Christmas fussy cutting (a project is in the works…) and some evening television watching.

you can grab a bundle here.

also….just saw that our liberty Winterbourne bundles shipped today…can’t wait to share them with you!

happy stitching!
-april&mickey&gabby … sweetwater

ash & eggshell

good evening! the week is winding down around here and we have brought home some bolts to cut up some new bundles…a Low Volume Summer which i am in LOVE with of course and a curated collection from our Bramble Cottage bolts.

we have been working on some this week as well…

ash & eggshell -a personal fav!-

ash & eggshell

we did up a new independence low volume…this one is lovely if you are in the market for some shirtings.

independence low volume

then we couldn’t resist a couple brenda riddle bundles…

first up…ginghams…talk about summer inspired….

gingham summer

Finnegan Favorite Flowers…this is a half yard bundle cuz a fat quarter of these luscious florals is just not enough!

finnegan favorite flowers

we have them available over in the precuts section of the website here.

i’m off to cut some new bundles.


as for the storefront…we are usually at the shop from 10-2 m-f to do shipping drop off and pick up fabric, etc. if you are need of something or want to drop off a quilt…you are more than welcome to call for an appointment (shop number 320.243.4436 or my cell 320.241.8336). we are still taking in quilting with a turnaround time of about a week maybe less.


happy stitching…stay healthy!


frosting with sprinkles…a low volume bundle

good evening! i’ve been meaning to cut up some of these bundles but haven’t had a chance. yesterday, i had a little extra time so i set to work.

i love a good low volume bundle and this one is a new favorite. lovely little dots on a frosting white…

bundles are 6–1/2 yards…dots are dark pink, baby blue, baby pink, black, orange, and spring green. perfect for adding into your low volume collection or use it as a starter pack for a new quilt…

you can grab a bundle here.

time to brew a new cup of coffee and nibble some dark chocolate with roasted almonds and sea salt (as a rule i don’t like sea salt with my chocolate but this Ghirardelli chocolate is amazing!)

have a wonderful weekend! stay healthy!



simply vintage and a low volume christmas

good morning! hopefully you are getting all geared up for thanksgiving! we’ve been working on a few things around here along with some shopping. we’ve decided all homemade gifts this year, so that has been fun and i can be pretty crafty if i wanna be.


we’ve been loving this retro christmas vibes we get from mixing Sweet Christmas and Merry Merry Snow Days with the remnants of Swell Christmas and Good Tidings. Lots of sweet little prints. i’ve taken all my favorite low volume prints from the 4 collections and added in the house print from French General’s Petite Maisons de Noel. The culmination of the 18 different prints is practically magical. pretty whites, beiges, creams, greiges mix with any decor whether it is classic reds and greens or a more pastel, cottage style christmas. pair this bundle with your favorite collection or add to your christmas collection for a future project.

christmas low volume

Christmas Low Volume mixes the best holiday low volumes to bring you a gorgeous grouping of backgrounds to use in all your holiday sewing.

we have limited quantities…nab your bundle here.

simply vintage winter 2019

grab your copy here.

i couldn’t resist a quick pic of both.

simply vintage and christmas low volume

i’m taking some shop pictures once we have a half done project all finished…then i’ll be back with info on that lovely along with a full album of the trees, the new collections, the yarn (and the new Market Square bag tina finished) along with some old favorites…

happy saturday! have a wonderful weekend!


Lucy Tuesdays week 97

happy tuesday! it has been a whirlwind since last week…we spent the weekend at the Festival of Quilts in Fergus Falls…we had a wonderful time! the quilters were wonderful and i haven’t really been up in Fergus since i graduated from FFCC in 2001.

Now we can relax for about a month…then off to Rochester then Omaha…i’m still pinning down our June so be on the lookout for our hours.

Mom and i have been dreaming up new projects, cutting up new bundles, and loving the new fun little things that have been arriving.

today i had a chance to cut up some new Jo’s Shirting bundles…right now though i only have 3 bundle of all 16 prints.

Jo’s Shirtings

these are the prints we still have in stock right now…

jo’s shirtings

we’ve added a couple, and i’ve finished off a few bolts cutting up some bundles…


Lucy Boston progress…still working on getting those sashings and cornerstones finished up…hopefully tomorrow on my day off i can really get going on those…


looks like it is time to go…

happy stitching!


lollipops and low volume easter

good afternoon! hope you are having a wonderful weekend…the snow has finally stopped and is definitely making it a little sloppy outside.

our Lollipop Garden order arrived yesterday and our cherry-picked prints are so sweet and blend right in with Garden Variety…and have us thinking of summertime!

i couldn’t resist whipping up a bundle of the 12 prints we had to have…the colors in the collection are mouthwatering! raspberry, pinkberry, apple, sky, and orchid…

lollipop garden 12 fq bundle is available now!

i realize that Easter is a week away…so this low volume Easter bundle will be arriving late to the party…but the new Chantilly and Lollipop Garden low volume prints were so scrumptious that i new i had to pull a bundle of 12 low volume prints from the shop.

Low Volume Easter features a 12 low volume prints from the shop…pindots, bees, flowers, sewing print, butterflies, and a delightful stripe in all the best spring colors…background colors include…vanilla, buttercream, parchment,cloud, cream, and linen and the accent colors cantaloupe, raspberry, grey, silver, aqua, cherry red, and dark chocolate, and fawn. collections included in the exclusive bundle in Poetry, Guest Room, Garden Variety, American Jane Pindot, Modern Backgrounds, Chantilly, Quill, Porcelain, The Good Life, and Amberley.

Low Volume Easter fq bundles.
low volume Easter 1/2 yard bundles

i’ve whipped up both fq and 1/2 yard bundles which are ready to ship…so if you want one for a lovely Easter basket stuffer or hostess gift…nab one this weekend and i’ll make sure it ships out on monday so you’ll have it in time for you festivities next weekend. i’ve linked them below.

Low Volume Easter Fat Quarters

Low Volume Easter 1/2 yards

well…it’s past 3 and time for me to get going…have a wonderful weekend!

happy stitching!