Welcome to Buttons and Bolts Fabric & Quilting Supply!
Western Kenosha County’s premier quilt shop!
Buttons and Bolts is a bright, friendly place to find all your quilting needs. We have a variety of patterns, books, and fabrics, and our selections change monthly. Our teachers have designed classes that will appeal to beginners and experienced quilters alike. We also offer long arm quilting services and supplies. Our goal is to make customers our friends. If we don’t have it, tell us! Want to receive our email newsletter? Click here.
Christmas Quilting Deadline
If you have a Christmas gift in the works, you’ll need to have it turned in for quilting by October 12th to guarantee completion before December 20th. This will give you time to attach binding before wrapping it up and hiding it under the tree. If you need to ship your quilt, we recommend turning your quilt in before then.
We have 4 new Holiday Themed pantographs now. Cardinals, poinsettia, pine cones, and holly. Want something extra special? We can create a pantograph with a child’s name that will repeat all over the quilt.
New Fabric Has Arrived!
So much has come in these last two weeks, I doubt I could put it all in this email. Here are some of our favorites!
“A Year of Love” from Henry Glass isn’t a Valentine fabric line. The panel has a block for each month! The coordinating prints in red and white are perfect blenders for any project. Sure, there are some hearts in there, but we think you’ll “love” using this line for a 2015 wall/door hanging project. And what could be better than two free patterns? Click here to see more!
We’ve also brought in a beautiful line of Japanese prints from QH Textiles. “Hanabi” is available in brown, navy, silver, and more. Covered in fine metallic designs, you won’t want to miss seeing this fabric! Click here to see the prints in-store.
We also restocked some of our batik solids, and the beginning of our flannel collection has arrived. Be sure to stop in and see them!
New Workshops and Classes
If you haven’t been in to see us since the move, you have to see how large the classroom is! We’re so thrilled! There is plenty of room to spread out. Join us for a Sit & Sew each Friday from 12 pm to 4 pm for only $5. We’ll provide some snacks, irons and ironing boards, cutting mats, rulers and rotary cutters. You just bring your machine and a project. Its a great escape from the housework, and with the holidays approaching we all have gifts to finish up.
“Unique” Crazy Quilt Jacket
Saturday, Sept 20 and 27 – 1PM to 4PM
This jacket made on a sweatshirt foundation is a quick project. Learn the technique for making your “unique” crazy quilt fabric and then use that fabric to make this terrific quilted jacket. Also, this jacket makes a very nice gift and it’s not too early to think about the holidays! Click here to register.
The Magical Expandable Tote
Tuesday, Sept 23 – 9AM to 1PM
There’s still time to make this fabulous tote for Christmas. Any friend would love to have one as a gift! Click here to join.
Fusible Applique 101
Thursday, Sept 25 – 4PM to 8PM
This quirky toad awaits your Trick-Or-Treaters. Just one of 3 patterns available for the fall, we will teach you the basics of fusible appliqué. In this workshop we will show you quick steps and fun shortcuts using fusible webbing to appliqué. Click here to join.
Mystery Quilt 6
Starts Sept 30 – 10AM or 6PM classes
There’s still time to join us for the next Mystery Quilt. The last quilt was a great success! And have no fear, we won’t let you go astray on your fabric choices. You’ll love the finished 74″ x 74″ quilt. Click here for the morning group or here for the evening group.
Quilting On Your Home Machine
Saturday, Oct 4 – 1PM to 5PM
Want to finish your quilts using your home machine? It’s not as hard as you think! Sue will share her tips and secrets for making it a breeze. Click here to register.
Dear Jane Mini-Quilt
Starts Oct 7 – 11AM to 1PM
Join Sharlene Snellman to learn the basics to make your own Dear Jane Quilt. Start with these nine blocks to make a mini, or keep going to make a whole Dear Jane. The choice is yours. Each week a new technique will be learned. It’s on almost every quilters’ bucket list, so why not start now? Click here for more information and register.
The Breakfast Club
Saturday, Oct 11 – 9AM to 12PM
For October we will be making a Snap Happy clutch with Sharlene Snellman. These cute bags are the perfect way to store loose change, cell phones, or sewing supplies. By using a measuring tape, your bag will “snap” shut, keeping your items from spilling out. Click here to join.
And as always, we still have our Quilting 101 and Quilting 102 for beginners. Check out our Calendar of Events for more dates and workshops. We’ve been planning ahead and have many more classes already scheduled into November and December. Don’t miss out!
We hope that you’ve had a chance to visit our new location, if not, don’t delay! There’s much more room and lots of light. We know you’ll love it as much as we do.
Remember, we’re only 2 miles away from our old location. The new shop is on Hwy 50 just one mile west of Route 83.
Heather & Sue