Friday, October 30, 2009

Old Primrose Inn

Introducing Old Primrose Inn by Blackbird Designs.

This latest collection released by Moda mixes the loveliest shades of basil, walnut, sea salt, lemon cream, apricot blush and cayenne pepper. These colors blend together beautifully and await their special place in your quilting project. Shop Burgundy Buttons today for Old Primrose Inn Layer Cakes, Jelly Rolls, Fat Quarter Bundles and Charm Packs.

Be sure to check out the free pattern designed by Lisa Christensen exclusively for this fabric collection by clicking the quilt icon.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Houston, We Have a Winner!

Congratulations to SewCalGal who was the lucky winner of our Moda Petit Four Bake Shop Box!
Shannon from "It's Sew Shannon" who won 3 pizza boxes to store her Quilting Blocks.
Call Me Crazy won the Sandy Gervais Pattern and Charm Pack Prize we sponsered for the Blogger's Quilt Festival.

SewCalGal, Shannon and Call Me Crazy- email at so we can arrange shipment!


Thank you everyone who responded with your wonderful comments and encouragement.

Happy Quilting!

Monday, October 12, 2009

We're Having a Columbus Day Sale!

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Friday, October 9, 2009

Blogger's Quilt Festival Giveway

If you are too busy to leave your sewing machine to attend a quilt festival, worry not! Park City Girl has coordinated yet another amazing online Blogger's Quilt Festival this year and Burgundy Buttons is proud to be a sponsor.

Find your favorite quilt and tell your story and enter a chance to win any of the fabulous prices from the various sponsors.  You may even win the Presidential Pardon Charm Pack Pattern by Sandy Gervais as well as two charm from her two most recent collections donated by your very own Burgundy Buttons!

For more information on how to enter the drawing, click here

Although your comments are encouraged and welcomed here, posting a comment on THIS site will not enter you into the Blogger's Quilt Festival Givaway. 

But DO Notice the Givaways listed below!  There are several!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Win a Close to My Heart Fat Quarter Bundle!

We LOVE Giveaways!  Subscribe to receive our Sales Notices (below) and enter into a drawing to win a Fat Quarter Bundle of this fabulous collection from Laundry Basket Quilts.

Close to My Heart is a fantastic collection of fabric! Luscious colors and beautiful silhouettes will become one of your favorite collections of today. From large vintage print to quote fabric, Close to My Heart is not only the name, but also the message that we find in quilts made of special fabrics.

Contains 14 Fat Quarters and retails for $40.00

Drawing will be held on October 17th after the Blogger's Quilt Festival has closed.  Winner will be announced here on October 18th so CHECK BACK!

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Composition Notebook Cover

Any quilter knows that the world would be a better place covered in fabric, and a composition notebook is NO exception. Pull out those fabric scraps and start your world renovation project.

  1. Fabric! You will need to end up with 2 10.5"x16" rectangles as well 2 10.5 x 6" rectangles. This can be single pieces of fabric or you can combine and sew different pieces together and trim to size as I have done in this tutorial.
  2. Thread, both to sew and embellishing with decorative stitching.
  3. 1 10.5'x16" piece if craft batting
  4. Typical essentials such as cutting mat, ruler, rotary cutter, pins, etc
  5. Imagination

 All seams are quarter inch seams.

To begin, lay out your fabric and decide on your master fabric plan. I have selected three fabrics from the Northern Solitude collection from Holly Taylor. The end result of your fabric selection will need to be a 10.5" x 16" rectangle for both an outer and inner panel. For my notebook cover, I am choosing three fabrics for the outside cover, and a single fabric for the inside cover. You can can get crafty with both the inner an outer panel and make the cover reversible!

Sew your outside cover as desired, paying special attention to the needed end result measurement of 10.5 x 16".

Trim your front panel to 10.5" x 16" and then add any decorative stitching desired. If you plan to quilt your front cover, trim and pin the batting to the front cover and let your imagination go wild. I opted to add only one line of decorative stitches for this tutorial cover. This can be done with or without the batting pinned to the front cover. I have done it both ways.

Once decorative stitching and/or quilting of the front panel is complete, it's time to trim your back panel and batting (if you didn't in the prior step) to size. Using your front panel as a guide, trim the batting and back panel to match.    

To prepare the sandwich for sewing, the two panels should be rights sides together, with the batting on the outside.

To create the sleeves, cut two pieces of 10.5" x 6" corresponding fabric. Fold and iron lengthwise resulting in a 10.5" x 3" folded sleeve. Place and pin into their positions in between the two panels and on each side of the sandwich. Ensure that the folded end is towards the center. 

Pin your entire project together and sew.  You will want to leave a 3" opening at the bottom so that you may turn the project inside out once machine stitching is complete. 

Sew!  Ensure you leave the 3" opening!
Before turning the project inside out, snip a tad bit off each corner to prevent some of the bulk and allow nice pointed corners.

Turn the project inside out through the opening left during sewing. I like to use a knitting needle to poke the corners into a nice smooth corner.  Use your preferred method.  Smooth out project by using a warm iron.

Insert composition notebook into the sleeves.

And Viola!, you now have a lovely fabric covered notebook!

Hand stitch the opening you left to pull the fabric through.

I have used everything from scraps, to fat quarters to honey buns to create these lovely notebooks.  The only limit is your imagination!  You can even insert your favorite quilt block, just ensure a finished front panel of 10.5" x 16".

Watch for my next tutorial in which we use layer cakes to create a composition cover.


This is my first tutorial- if something wasn't clear, let me know!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Wisdom from Mom

If you are like me, you consistently have a million projects in the works at the same time (any true quilter does, correct?).   If you are like me, you have a limited amount of space to store the aforementioned projects.  If you are like me, your sewing room is typically in state of tornado-aftermath-like disarray.  And lastly, if you are like me, you are still waiting to win that lottery that will afford you the mansion that would be required to adequately store your fabric stash.

Until then, if you are like me; you are faced with finding a better way to store those in-process blocks.

My Mom shared a nifty little idea with me last year as we worked together in her ever-so-organized sewing room... 

Pizza Boxes! 

They come anywhere from 8 inches to 18, fit nicely together and pile neatly as high as you need them too.  And while I would not recommend using a box that previously housed a bubbling, gooey, greasy, cheesy pie, I would recommend heading to your favorite pie joint and requesting a box or two.

Tell us your favorite way to store your blocks and have your name placed in the pot to win three 15" pizza boxes (plain, white and never used!). 

Drawing will be held on October 15th.

Friday, September 25, 2009

We're Having a Sale!

It's time to fall in love with Burgundy Buttons all over again.  Shop today and save 10% on our already amazingly low prices.  Use promotion code "fall09" during check to save.

Shop now for the best selection!

Sale ends October 1,2009 Midnight, CST

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Win a FREE Moda Petit Four Bake Shop Box!

Sign up to follow our blog and you will automatically be entered into a drawing to win a FREE Moda Petit Four Bakeshop Box.  Drawing will be held on October 15,  2009.

What's a Petit Four Bakeshop Box?

A Petit Four Bake Shop Box contains two stacks of 2.5x 2.5 fabric squares- 160 Squares in all! Current assorted prints include Aster Manor by 3 Sisters, Alliance by Howard Marcus, Vine Creek by Kansas Troubles and Migration by Holly Taylor. Also included in each box is a project sheet with instructions on how to make a Prairie Flower Pin Cushion. This box Retails for $20.00!

Shake Your Tail Feathers!

My buddy Magda (all the way from Holland) has introduced me to a fabulous Australian pattern designer named Natalie Lymer of Cinderberry Stitches. Take your quilting to an entirely different level by adding whimsical embroidery and watch the dramatic transformation begin.

Watch Tail Feathers come to life in Natalie's feathered journey here. Fluff up your own feathers and reserve your copy of Tail Feathers by emailing me at These little birds fly all the way from Australia, so patterns are ordered monthly.

This pattern retails for 160.00 for 9 blocks,  the special BB price is only $100.00!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Spooktacular Giveaway

Carly of Quiltville is having a contest! Click here to enter for a chance to win this Spooktacular Jelly Roll. Perfect for that Halloween pattern you have had sitting on the shelf.

Don't forget to check out talented Carly's Etsy store for fantastic quilts ready for gift giving.

Purchase one of her easy to make patterns and create your own masterpiece today.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Aster Manor, by 3 Sisters

Aster Manor balances large graceful florals, sinuous paisleys and dainty buds to create a wealth of scale and tone. These arresting prints are infused with a refined pallet of summer set pinks, buttery yellows, crimson reds and shades of linen. Both polished and poised, this collection is reminiscent of a classic country estate with meandering garden walkways and rolling green lawns.

For a free pattern featuring the romantic abundance of the Aster Manor collection, click here.

Shop for Aster Manor Fat Quarter Bundles, Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes, Charm Packs or Honeybuns today at Burgundy Buttons.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Moda Christmas Collections

If you have not had the opportunity to take a peek at the Moda Christmas Fabric Collections, do so now! Most quilters start their holiday projects fairly early and time is running out.

Moda Figgy Pudding

This whimsical collection from Basic Grey was sold out almost as quickly as it arrived. Holiday Reds, greens, creams and blues are adorned with trees, candy shapes, toys, trinkets, poinsettias, presents, and berries.

To see this collection in detail, access:

To purchase Figgy Pudding items at Burgundy Buttons, visit our Christmas Fabric section here:

Click here for a free pattern featuring the Figgy Pudding Collection.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

By Popular Demand

If you missed some of the more artistic, mod and whimsical Moda collections that were released at the beginning of the year, fret not! After many requests, I have been able to get my hands on a few of the items featured below. Shop today before they dissappear once again!


Arcadia paints a landscape of simple pleasure and untroubled quiet. Its limited palette is drawn from earth, sky and a touch of sunshine woven into a graphic terrain of birds and leaves. Both natural and modern, this stunning collection is sure to take flight in your newest quilt project.

Purchase the Arcadia Jelly Roll at Burgundy Buttons for only

Purchase the Arcadia Layer Cake at Burgundy Buttons for only $24.95!

Tula Pink takes us on a nautical adventure under the seven seas and to the shores of distant continents. Keep an eye out for glimpses of exotic shells, bashful fish, turtles and sea horses all woven into unassuming and familiar patterns. Deep blues, refreshing aquas, coral pinks and seaweed greens make this aquatic wonderland worth a closer look.

Purchase the Neptune Jelly Roll at Burgundy Buttons for only $24.95

Purchase the Neptune Layer Cake at Burgundy Buttons for only $24.95


Momo takes us down the rabbit hole for a tea party you’ll never forget. This collection of surreal landscapes and graphic shades give Wonderland a look of it’s own. Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum never had it so good in vibrant reds, pinks, blues and greens.

Purchase the Wonderland Jelly Roll for only $23.95.
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Monday, June 8, 2009

Whimsical Christmas Patterns

I have found two perfect projects for this Christmas. Both are applique patterns in which you can make the entire quilt, or break them down into smaller projects. Stockings, mini-quilts, smaller wall hangings, potholders, place mats, you name it!

The first is called "Welcome to the North Pole" by Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins.
This quilt is adorable and features all the necessary elements for living at the 'Pole. There is a mitten shop, toy factory, elf bunkhouse, reindeer barn, Chinese food takeout joint, ice cream parlor and of course: the home of the jolliest couple on the block!
This pattern can end up being quite a detailed project depending on the amount of embellishing you plan to do. Sequins, metallic threads, ribbons, yarns and buttons beware!

I discovered this pattern when traveling to Utah in January. I fell in love so hard I paid RETAIL to buy it. (ouch!)

This pattern retails for $16.95, if you are interested in purchasing this pattern for the low Burgundy Buttons price of $12.95, email today.

The second must-have pattern for the season is called "A Critter Christmas" by Brandywine Design.
If you love the furry, fuzzy and cute this pattern is for you!

Little bears, penguins, ducks, bunnies, snowmen, kitties and a couple other critters I don't recognize are all bundled up and ready to share their holiday spirit.

This booklet retails for $20.00. If you are interested in purchasing this pattern for the low Burgundy Buttons price of 15.95, email today.

Whatever project you choose for holiday season, Burgundy Buttons has the perfect holiday fabric for you.

Queen of Unfinished Projects

I know that everyone THINKS they are the queen of unfinished projects, but SISTA, I hold the crown, the jewels, the fancy dress and the heart of the KING!

What am I working on?

Minnesota Hot Dish...
I used Louisa fabrics and some white background I had in my stash.
This one is pieced and ready to be quilted.

(this is usually when I lose interest!)

A Split Decision using Kashmir III and a Moda Cream that I buy by the bolts to have on hand at all times. It's the same cream that comes out with many collections but by a different name each time. I have about 10 blocks completed, not much of a start, but a start none-the-less. This pattern is amazing with only two fabrics and perfect for beginners.

A Daisy Chain using the Patisserie collection and the previously mentioned cream.

This is an easy pattern, it just gets monotonous. It's not like you can complete a block and see how amazing it's going to be. The assembled quilt is amazing, the individual blocks: not-so-much.
Because of this, I would never recommend this quilt pattern for a beginner.
Rather LARGE log cabin blocks using Hemming House Jelly Rolls.

I bought about eight Jelly Rolls so that I could pick and choose which strips I wanted to use. I will sell any unused Jelly Rolls in my store when I am done.
I have 10 or so blocks complete.

This was an unfinished table runner of my Mothers. I found it in her craft room when she passed away. It's pinned and ready to be quilted but I haven't been able to do it yet.
As if I didn't' have enough, I inherited quite a few unfinished project from her!
She was an amazing quilter, I wish I would have had the chance to learn more!

There are many, many more. I would say I have about 12-15 projects in the works. I will usually work on about 3 different ones during one sitting. I have trouble finishing anything. I always loose interest when it's time to quilt them- I hate actually quilting any project. Love to piece, hate to quilt. Am I the only one?

I think I am going to start sending off my projects to a long arm quilter. Any Takers?

I have decided:

To piece is human,
To finish is divine.

I wish I were divine!