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.


scissorsScissor Sharpening

Sunday, October 12 – 12PM to 4PM

We’ve scheduled Jim, from Blue Ribbon Edge Sharpening Services, to come in and do scissor sharpening from 12pm to 4pm. Scissors can be dropped off and picked up the same day, or left to be picked up at the shop later in the week based on volume. Cost is just $10 per pair!

Peel-Your-Discount Fabric Sale!

There’s nothing more fun than a peel-and-win! Join us this Saturday, October 11 and Sunday, October 12 for your chance to get 10%, 15% or 20% off your fabric purchase. Peel a pumpkin sticker off our sale sheet to reveal your discount upon check-out. Stock up on backings, holiday prints and more!

Wools and Flannels

wool bundle

We now have hand-dyed wools from Petals & Blooms, as well as flannels from Maywood Studios. We will be adding to our collections slowly, but have 12 different wool colors in fat sixteenths and fat thirty-seconds. Our flannel lines have fabulous textures for backgrounds on your wool projects. Don’t miss our upcoming classes with wool. The first is October 29th. More information is below.

Lake County Impressions XII Quilt Show

We will be closed October 25 & 26 while vending at the Northern Lake County Quilters’ Guild “Lake County Impressions XII Quilt Show”.

Come see us and 100+ beautiful quilts at the Round Lake Beach Cultural & Civic Center located at 2007 Civic Center Way (behind Home Depot across RR tracks off Hook Drive) in Round Lake Beach, IL.

We will have lots of kits and pre-cuts available, as well as some special lines we’ve been hiding just to vend!

Click here for more information on the quilt show.

Upcoming Classes

snap happy purse

The Breakfast Club

Saturday, October 11 – 9AM to 12PM

There’s still room to join us this Saturday! We’re using a measuring tape to create the Snap Happy pouch. As always, the workshop includes breakfast and pattern.Click here for details and to register.

applique 101

Applique 101

Thursday, October 16 – 5PM to 8PM

Learn seven different techniques for applique in this quick class that will get you started on the road to easy applique. Sue will show you needle turn, fusible, dryer sheet and more, as well as how to use decorative stitches on your machine to finish the edges. Click here for more information.

labyrinth walk - purple

Labyrinth Walk Workshop

Wednesday, October 22 – 12PM to 5PM

Join instructor Kay Doll as she shows you how to piece two blocks to create this stunning visual-effects quilt. No matter what color gradient you choose, you’re going to love it! Finished quilt measures 84″ x 84″.Click here to join. Pre-cutting is required.

Harvest Runner

Harvest Moon Wool Runner

Wednesday, October 29 & November 12 – 1PM to 5PM

Dive into the world of wool with Dorothy Koldeway of Ewe-Nique Creations. The Harvest Moon runner is a great way to learn multiple techniques using wool. Whether you are a beginner or an old pro, this beautiful runner will make a great accent to your fall decor. Click here to register.

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Binding By Machine

Sunday, November 2 – 12:30PM to 3:30PM

Want to attach your binding quickly using your machine? Join Lynn Ray as she shows you her tips and tricks for doing fast and easy binding.Click here for details.


Fusible Applique 101

Thursday, November 6 – 4PM to 8PM

Fusible applique isn’t as hard as you think! Join Sue for our favorite workshop to make a small wall-hanging with a fall cornucopia applique. Class fee includes pattern book with 3 fall “skinnies” for you try. Click here to join us!

kaleidoscope quilt

Stack-n-Whack Kaleidoscope Pinwheel

Wednesday, November 12 & November 19 – 9AM to 1PM

Two fabrics will create an eight-block throw with NO blocks the same. Our instructor, Kay Doll, will show you this stack and whack technique by Bethany Reynolds. It is a must see and also a must try. Click here for more information

There is so much more on our calendar than we could fit in one newsletter! We will be repeating our Vintage Stocking class on two dates in November, as well as creating a small tree skirt using the Fan Blade Table Topper pattern. As always, we offer The Breakfast Club, Quilting 101, Quilting 102 and Quilting On Your Home Machine each month. View our Calendar of Events to see everything we’ve missed.

We are so happy with our new location! Many of you are new customers who have found us when just driving by. And as many of our customers can attest, we certainly have much more space for our classroom. This week we had 15 women attending our Mystery Quilt workshop and there was no problem seating everyone. We even had a guild visit us for a brief meeting and shopping excursion.

We look forward to seeing you soon and don’t forget…..Fabric makes great insulation for the coming winter months!

Happy Quilting!

Heather & Sue