Christmas Magic Countdown Sew-Along (and shops where you can purchase Christmas Magic!)

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Hi everyone,

Gosh, I meant to get this off before Market (more on that later) but time got away from me, and now that I’m back things are gearing up for BERNINA’s dealer event, BERNINA University, so I wanted to take a moment to let you know that my Christmas Magic line is now shipping to shops! 

There are three patterns for this line, Christmas Magic Sampler, Christmas Magic Tree Skirt, and Gingerbread Star.  Oh and there is also a free pattern you can get over on my Downloads page.  If you love this line and/or the patterns, please ask your local shop to order them!  I like to support the local shops if possible always.  This type of request really helps the industry stay healthy and thus also helps independent designers stay doing what we love, and we so so appreciate it!  (If you aren’t lucky enough to have a local shop I do have printed and PDF patterns in my shop, but I don’t stock fabric so see more info below.)

“Christmas Magic Sampler”

 

“Christmas Magic Tree Skirt”

 

“Gingerbread Star”

Also, I wanted to let you know that I’ve had so many requests for some type of sew-along for Christmas Magic Sampler I’ve decided host one over in my Facebook Group, Quilting with Amanda Murphy.  Each month we’ll be working on a block (or two or three) from now through October.  That leaves some time for quilting before the holidays.  And each month I’ll be sponsoring prizes (maybe even some advance fabric!) to one lucky winner who posts a picture of their block.  I’ll be putting up alternate finishing instructions to make placemats, pillows, etc. with the blocks of the sampler on my Downloads page.  You can do all the blocks or just participate in a few of the months – it is up to you.  So if you are looking for some extra motivation (I know I could use some!) to get those holiday items done, please join us! 

We’ll start on June 1st over in the Facebook Group and the deadline to post pictures will be the end of each month.  Oh – and you don’t have to use my fabric to participate or even be eligible for prizes, but for those who would like to….

These are the shops that I know of that are stocking Christmas Magic or are going to have it soon who bought it directly from Benartex.  I don’t have access to distributor records, which include international orders, so it isn’t a complete list, but this will get you started.  If you are a shop that bought the line that isn’t listed here, PLEASE contact me and I’ll add you to the list.  And if you are an international shop that has it, definitely contact me, because I have no way of getting that information otherwise.

Some Quilt Shops stocking Christmas Magic

ALABAMA
3 Hens+A Chick Quilt Shop, LLC
Patches & Stitches

ARKANSAS
The French Seam

ARIZONA
A Quilter’s Oasis
The Bernina Connection

COLORADO
eQuilter.com

FLORIDA
Once Upon A Quilt

GEORGIA
Fabric.com

IOWA
Variety Distributors, Inc.

IDAHO
RebsFabStash

ILLINOIS
B & J Enterprises
Blue Willow Mercantile
Itch’n to be Stitch’n, LLC
Linda Z’s Sewing Center
The Fabric Cobbler

INDIANA
Calico Point
Rossville Quilts

KANSAS
Beehive Qult Shop
Lil Red Hen Quilt Shop, LLC
No Place Like Home

LOUISIANA
Allbrands.com
Shreveport Sewing Partners

MAINE
Crazy Moose Fabrics

MICHIGAN
Abbi May’s
Ann Arbor Sewing Center
Attic Window Quilt Shop
Cousin’s Quilt Shop Bernina
The Front Porch Quilt Shop

MINNESOTA

Quilter’s Haven

MISSOURI
All About Quilting
Finally Finished Quilts
Homestead Hearth, LLC
Midwest Textiles & Supplies
Nustyle Quilt Shop
Quilting Farmstead
Susie-Q Quilting
The Golden Needle
The Hickory Stick Quilt Shop

MONTANA
Four Winds Quilting
Main Street Quilting Company

NORTH CAROLINA

Asheville Cotton Co.
Find X Designs
Loving Stitches
Sew Much Fun!
We’re Sew Creative

NORTH DAKOTA
Bismarck Sewing & Quilting
Designer Fabrics
Sewbusy

NEBRASKA
Country Traditions

NEW JERSEY
Carolina Quilt
Pennington Quilt Works

NEW MEXICO
Gathering Stitches

NEW YORK
Grandmother’s Thimble
Pucky Huddle Delight

OHIO
Creative Fires
Sew Creative Cottage

OKLAHOMA
Quilting Post

SOUTH CAROLINA
Bernina Sewing Center
Fashion Fabrics of Mount Pleasant
We’re In Stitches

SOUTH DAKOTA
Quilter’s Corner
The Pin Cushion

TENNESSEE
Bernina In Stitches
Quilt Connection
Sew Many Ideas

TEXAS
A Quilter’s Folly
Austin Sew & Vac
Buttons & Bows
Cactus Queen Quilt Company
Cupcake Quilts
In Stitches
Quilt Country
Suddenly Sewing
Watt A Find

VIRGINIA
Threads Run ThruIt

WISCONSIN
Julie’s Sewing Center
Sew Much More
Sew Smart

GERMANY
Niemanns-Land

Hope this helps as you search out fabric!  I’ll be back to show you new Market items, but in the meantime, happy quilting!

Amanda

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“Thankful” fabric and patterns are now shipping! (Info on where to find them and a giveaway!)

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NOTE: The winner of this giveaway (chosen by random number) is Brenda Ackerman.  Congratulations, Brenda! Please send me your snail mail address. 

We’ll have a giveaway for Christmas Magic soon!

Hi everyone!

I have some exciting news to share! My Thankful patterns and fabrics from Contempo of Benartex are both now shipping!  Perhaps you remember seeing sneak peeks of this line from Fall Quilt Market?

The “Thankful” portion of my Quilt Market booth.

 

Some prints from “Thankful”

 

The panel that goes with “Thankful”. This is one of my favorite panels I’ve designed.

There are two patterns that I designed specifically for this line.  The first is a pieced pattern called “Autumn Leaves” – it is quick and really fun to piece.

The second is called “Plenty” and includes instructions to make a pillow, a bed runner, and a table runner.  It includes a download for SVG files of course.

 

You can order these patterns from your local shop or, if you aren’t lucky enough to have a local shop, from my website.

There is also a free pattern for a lap quilt and pillow using the Thankful panel on the downloads page of my website.

I don’t stock fabric, but I asked Benartex to put together a list of shops that ordered the fabrics.  (This is not a complete list, as if shops buy from distributors I don’t have that information.  If you are one of those shops or you just have Thankful and are not listed for any reason I am happy to add you to this list if you contact me!)

ARIZONA
BERNINA Connection
The French Seam

COLORADO
eQuilter.com

FLORIDA
Once Upon A Quilt
The Sewing Garret

GEORGIA
Fabric.com
Augusta & Atlanta Sewing Centers

INDIANA
Rossville Quilts

LOUISIANA
Allbrands.com

MICHIGAN
Kean’s Store Company

MONTANA
Back Porch Quilts
Bernina Sewing & Fabric Center

NEW MEXICO
Gathering Stitches

NORTH CAROLINA
Sew Much Fun!

NORTH DAKOTA
Bismarck Sewing & Quilting

PENNSYLVANIA
Pine Tree Quilt Shop

SOUTH CAROLINA
Bernina Sewing Center

TENNESSEE
Stitcher’s Playhouse

TEXAS
Cupcake Quilts
Quilt Country
Stitchin’ Heaven

Ok – now for a giveaway!  I have a bundle of Thankful fat quarters to give away., courtesy of Benartex! To enter comment below telling what you’d make with them.  One entry per person and the winner will be chosen by random number generator.  The deadline is end of day Saturday March 30th.  (International entries are welcome if you are willing to pay the difference in shipping.)

Happy spring and happy quilting!

Amanda

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Christmas Magic and Thankful patterns are now shipping!

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Hi everyone!

I’m excited to announce that my Thankful and Christmas Magic patterns are now shipping!  (The fabrics ship in March and April respectively, so if you are interested please ask your local shop to place an order with Contempo of Benartex now…  If you are lucky enough to have a local shop I’m sure they’d love it if you buy patterns from them too and of course I always support shopping locally when it is feasible.  I don’t stock fabrics because I don’t have room or time but also because I want to be supportive of the shops!)  Without further ado, here are the new patterns:

“Christmas Magic Sampler” featuring Christmas Magic fabric of course! This is my personal favorite piece to sew since Sewing Room Sampler!  PRINTED PATTERN ONLY due to its size, but international shipping on patterns is pretty reasonable.

 

“Gingerbread Star” featuring Christmas Magic fabric – a fun little applique table topper and a great gift!  Comes with SVG files.  Printed pattern or PDF.

 

“Christmas Magic Tree Skirt” featuring Christmas Magic fabric – this one can be made from yardage or a 2-1/2” strip roll-up for extra scrappiness (if that is a word?). Printed pattern or PDF.

 

“Autumn Leaves” featuring Thankful fabric – a simple pieced design. This one really shows off the warm colors of the collection.  Printed pattern or PDF.

 

“Plenty” – another fun applique pattern. Super forgiving. It of course features Thankful. It can be finished into a pillow, table runner, or bed runner. Comes with SVG files.  Printed pattern or PDF.


 

And last but not least a pattern that I designed especially for the green color range of Jubilee Holiday.  (That line is shipping this month.)

“Lucky!” Printed pattern or PDF.

 

I hope you love them and I wish you a very happy New Year!

Amanda

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