This fall has been very busy so far! I had a booth at the Waco Quilt Show and Educational Shop Hop, I was able to attend my first Quilt Market in Houston, and I have been working on some lovely quilts. Add some after school activities, orchestra concerts, Halloween and life with four kids to the mix, and the days are whizzing by.
Market was so much fun, and I was able to meet many fabric and pattern designers who I have followed and admired for many years, and see many new products. I posted some photos on Instagram and Facebook after I returned home last week, so check them out @emiandkostudio and facebook.com/emiandkostudio/.
I felt like a kid in a candy shop with all of the gorgeous fabrics, machines, and products all around me, but when I walked by the Tilda fabric booth and saw the quilt pictured above, my heart skipped a beat. How adorable is it?! I am fairly new to Tilda fabrics (outside of the name), but have it on my to-do list to find out more-- like where I can get this pattern!
Texas has finally started to cool down, but the past month has swung between the 90s and 30s, so I am hoping it finds a reasonable temperature to stay at for a while. One of my favorite parts about fall is that the colder temperatures mean more snuggling with quilts and staying indoors...to make more quilts of course.
Product of the Month
10% Off Precut Fabrics
I am grateful for everyone's support this past year as I have embarked on this journey as a small business owner. It has had its ups and downs, but at the end of the day I am so very thankful. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I thought I would express my gratitude with a precut fabric sale!
*This coupon excludes sale items and will only apply to layer cakes,
jelly rolls, charm packs, panels, fat quarter bundles and wide backing precut fabrics. Exp. 11/30/2019
Stacy Iest Hsu has become known for her stuffed animal and soft book panels that coordinate with her youthful fabric prints, but her newest collection has the next generation as the focus more than ever before. Cut.Sew.Create is a line of fabric panels and patterns that teach fundamental sewing skills from quarter-inch seams to adding zippers.
They are labeled with difficulty level (beginner/intermediate/advanced) and will give children, teens or even adults the satisfaction of colorful, useful end products while teaching basic sewing skills. From unicorn pillows to monster zipper pouches, they would make a lovely gift.
• Oliso Mini Irons In Stock •
A few more Oliso Mini irons have arrived in both yellow and pink! Grab yours today to take to classes, keep by your machine for pressing as you piece, or for teaching younger hands to sew!
MSRP is $72, but they are on sale this month for $64.80. That's 10% off!
• Upcoming Events •
Crossroads to Texas Quilt Guild - November 11, 2019 6:30PM
I will have a mini shop set up at the upcoming Crossroads to Texas Quilt Guild meeting. Come at 6:30 to shop before the meeting starts at 7:00PM, and I will also be open for a few minutes after the meeting has ended. Visitors are welcome. For more information about the guild visit www.cttquiltguild.org.
Fort Hood Spouse's Club Holiday Bazaar - November 16-17, 2019
If you live in the Fort Hood area, be sure to stop by my table at the Holiday Bazaar at the Killeen Civic & Conference Center, and check out the 100+ other vendors to get some of your holiday shopping done!
• Coming Soon •
One product I have heard a number of fellow longarmers rave about is Quilters Dream Batting. I stopped by their booth at Quilt Market to learn more about their product, and ordered a bolt of their Dream Blend 70/30 batting for machine quilting, which should arrive some time this month. I think it will be a nice addition to the Warm Company and Hobbs batting I have on hand!
Longarm Quilting Services
Do you have quilt tops lying around that need to be finished, or do you want to add the perfect touch to a special gift? I offer digital edge to edge and digital block by block quilting services to take your beautifully pieced quilt tops to the next level. Emi and Ko Studio also has Hobbs and The Warm Company batting, as well as wide backing available for purchase to make finishing your projects a breeze.
Quilting Design of the Month Smoke
Smoke is an edge-to-edgelongarm quilting design with lots of lovely swirls and curls. With 25% off through November, it is only 1.5 cents per sauce inch! This offer expires November 30, 2019.