Boutique Ideas

Brought to you by Sue Bogers and Lynda Griffin
-your Boutique co-chairs.

January 12th, 2017 – Boutique Sew Day

The Quilt Guild  meeting in January is going to be an informal time  to work on Boutique donations.    You can come for the whole day or part of a day.

If you plan for the whole day, please bring a morning snack and your lunch.  In the afternoon there will be the usual spread of goodies that we all enjoy each month.  The plan is to have coffee and tea available for the day.

What to Bring 
Sewing machines, extension cords, fabric, batting, threads, sewing kit, cutting boards, scissors, rotary cutter, patterns and/or whatever else you think you need.

You are welcome to work on your choice of project.

If You Need Suggestions 
If you want some suggestions of quick projects then here are some ideas:

Hot Pads/Mug Rugs
Microwave bowls/Serviette Baskets
Sewing Machine Pad with pockets and can add a detachable thread catcher
Thread Catchers
Yoga Mat holders
Iron Holder carrier – these can be done to open up and the inside is the heat resistant                fabric for ironing on
Aprons – child sizes
Bags – drawstring, toiletry, travel, snap bags or any kind of bag small to Xlarge
Table Runners/Placemats
Cell phone charging station – there should be some grommets available for this
Cord Wraps – various sizes
Baby/Child/Teenager/Men’s theme items
Seasonal decor

Wendy Wight will be demoing drawstring bags as well as supplying some kits to make them.

There are so many ideas out there, it is impossible to list everything.  The key is to make something you would like to do and willing to part with. We do ask that if you need a pattern that you bring that.
There are patterns below, as well as many free patterns on line or from magazines etc.  There may be some fabrics available on the sew day if you need the odd piece but please bring your own for your project.  We are simply providing a social forum on a cold winter day to meet with other ladies for a sew day.

If the Weather is Bad
In the event of inclement weather, those who can make it are welcome.  Those who can’t, you can still plan to set that day aside for a cozy sewing day at home.

November 10th 2016 – Boutique Demo Day

Come early to the November meeting if you want to get a head start in observing the demos.  We will be ready to go at 12:15 p.m.  These demos will run before the meeting and during coffee break. 

Click on the Red Words to find instructions for each demoed item. 

  1.  How to do a sleeve for hanging your quilt/wall hanging.     Instructions.
  2.  Square Aprons.   Free patterns.        Kid Size.          Adult Size.  
  3.  Snap Bags.      Instructions.      
  4.  Quilt Block Holder.   Instructions
  5.  Machine pad with tool holders.  Instructions
  6.  Pillowcases       Instructions
  7.  Phone charger stations. Instructions   
  8.  Cord wraps      Instructions

If you have other ideas that you would like to see demonstated then please let Lynda Griffin ( or Sue Bogers ( know.

If we do get more ideas then we will consider doing some more demos another month.

See you there!!! 

October 28th, 2016 – Ideas for Old Blue Jeans

Click Here  for lots and lots of ideas as to what you can do with old jeans.  The pictures above are just a sampling of the projects.

October 28th, 2016 – Fabric Wine Coaster

wine-coaster       Click Here for a You Tube Tutorial on how to make these nifty fabric wine coasters.


October 25th, 2016 – Scandinavian Fabric Stars


Here’s a fun boutique item.  No sewing machine required! Click Tutorial for the easy to follow instructions.

 October 2016 – Great French Seam 15 minute Pillow tutorial on Cottage Mama.


 Materials (1 Standard Size Pillowcase):

Three different printed fabrics –
Fabric 1: 27″(main fabric) x width of fabric (approx. 43″)
Fabric 2: 2.5″(thin accent) x width of fabric (approx. 43″)
Fabric 3: 12″(large side band) x width of fabric (approx. 43″)
Basic Sewing Supplies
Click here for the Tutorial

September 2016 – The Quilt Art Group Met to Make Cards for the Boutique

August 2016 – Cord Wraps in two sizes.


July 2016 – Starting Collection of Ideas

Do you have a favorite pattern from the 2014 Quilt Show?

Click Here for the patterns for:  Mug Bag, Japanese Triangular Gift Bag, Friendship Flags, Microwaveable Fabric Bowl, Funky Chicken Pincushion.

Click Here for the patterns for: Noodle Quilt Block Holder, Sewing Machine Pedal Holder, French Bread Basket, Nifty Pot Luck Carrier

Click on the pictures for an updated pattern for the Noodle Quilt Block Holder.

Noodle Block 1

Sites for Lots of Ideas:

pinterest  is an exuberant place for ideas.  Click Here

Craftsy is an excellent source for both patterns and ideas.  Click on the links for specific searches:

Over 1900 Free Quilting patterns                                           Over 1800 Free Sewing Patterns
7 Patterns for Quilted Accessories                                         7 Stocking and Tree Skirt Patterns
6 Quilted Clutch Patterns You’ll Love to Show Off          Paisley Party – 3 projects in 1


Here are links to specific Ideas.

The following pictures are ideas of what can be made for the boutique.  Most patterns are free, some can be purchased.  If you choose to purchase a pattern, please read whether it can be used for commercial use.  The first wine tote pattern required permission for use – permission has been obtained. Click on each picture for more information.


Christmas Boutique Items are Always Popular