The Olde World Quilt Shoppe opened in April of 2008. In the fall of 2009, we were awarded a top ten quilt shop award by Better Homes and Gardens Quilt Sampler Magazine. Our unique shoppe is known for its warm, inviting interior and gorgeous fabric selection. We are a full service quilt shoppe carrying books, patterns and approximately 3500 bolts of fabric from leading manufacturers such as Moda, Andover, Diamond Textiles, Marcus Brothers, Maywood Studios and many more. We have a large selection of civil war reproduction, flannel, brushed cotton and woven fabrics, as well as a diverse selection of hand dyed wools.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Trish Harriman Trunk Show and Class

We are excited to welcome Trish Harriman, Quiltmania featured designer, for a Class and Trunk Show. When she was 7, Trish's mother decided that she should learn the fine art of stitching. That early training developed into a lifelong desire to share the art of needlework. Trish is a certified miniature punch needle instructor and a certified rug hooking instructor. She owns Attic Heirlooms in Darmariscotta, Maine; a shop that offers a unique blend of wool, fabric and fiber.  Besides designing patterns, teaching and running a shop, Trish creates her own line of hand dyed wools.

Trish's 'Sharing Christmas' was featured in the Quiltmania Special Winter 2011 Edition. She's also had designs in Quiltmania's Simply Vintage publication, with more coming in the next two issues.

Trunk Show
January 9-15, 2015 (during Shoppe Hours, 10am-5pm)
Browse Trish's hand-dyed wools and patterns.
Trish will be in the Shoppe on Thursday, Jan. 15 for demonstrations of her various distinctive projects.

Trish's Class--Wooly May Basket--will be offered on
Friday, Jan. 9th from 10:30am-3:30pm. 
Cost is $65 and includes lunch.
Visit the shoppe website for further details.

Call the Shoppe at 480-473-2171 to reserve your spot.
Or send us an email at mail@theoldeworldquiltshoppe.com.
Space is limited.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Shearing Shed

Here is the first block of 
'Where the Cows Come Home.'
Such a well written book!

Hope you will join us!

Friday, November 14, 2014


We are so excited about our new BOM...
Where the Cows Come Home,
designed by Kathy Cardiff and Taylor Olvera.
Lin and Cheryl have been ordering the woolens and homespuns, and are itching to get the first blocks made.  Lin will be working on 'Home for the Holidays' and Cheryl will stitch up the 'Shearing Shed' with those adorable little wooly lambs.

The BOM will begin in early Feb. 2015.

Registration: $15.00 payable by December 30, 2014

Duration: 10 months

Kit Cost: $15.00 per month

Book (Available Separately): $35

Call the shoppe to sign up today! 
We would love to have you join us.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

New Class Scheduled!

Jan Kimbro is teaching at the shoppe on Nov. 14th and 15th.
On Nov. 14th, she will be teaching Feed Dogs Up Machine Quilting from 9am-4pm.
 In this class you will be learning to quilt with your feed dogs up using your walking foot – much, much more than just stitch-in-the-ditch!!!! You’ll be amazed at the many techniques you can use to machine quilt with your feed dogs up. You will learn how to prepare and layer your quilt for machine quilting, how to mark designs on your quilt, how and when to use stencils, use decorative stitches for quilting, and much more. Join us for a fun-filled day!

On Nov. 15th, she will be teaching Feed Dogs Down Machine Quilting from 9am-4pm.
 In this class you will learn free motion techniques for quilting on your domestic machine with the feed dogs down. You will learn to straight stitch, follow a design drawn on our quilt, use a marked grid as the framework for quilting designs, and free motion quilting without marking. Join us for this class to build your skills in free motion machine quilting!

Both classed are $47 each and a 1 hour break will be taken for lunch.
Come by, call or email us to sign up as space is limited.

While you are there, take a look at the newest sample to hang in the shoppe...
Lin's version, and it is a beautiful version, of Kathy Cardiff's,
'Seeds of Thanks.'
The patterns should arrive at the shoppe early this week.
Kits will be available in the future. 

Monday, October 20, 2014

New Clubs and BOM programs

We are pleased to announce new clubs and BOM programs at the shoppe.
First club is Basin Banners thru the Year Club.

This 12 month club will begin in November 2014.  Each month you will receive the fabrics, hand dyed wools and pattern to make a 7 1/2" x 13 1/2" seasonal themed banner designed by Buttermilk Basin. These banners fit nicely into the Ackfeld 7 1/2" wood dowel hangers.  Coordinating threads needed each month and a selection of  Ackfeld hangers will be available to purchase separately.  The registration fee is $20.00. 
The cost will be $19.95 each month for a 12 month commitment, charged each month to a credit card only.  Shipping and handling costs are not included.
The November banner is pictured below and will be the first month's project. 
Kits will be available Nov. 15th.
The second club is Petite Patchwork Club.
This 6 month club will begin at the end of October 2014.  The club will feature small, scrappy quilts designed by Lori Smith.  Each month you will receive the fabric and binding to piece one of Lori's 12" x 12" Little Quilt Squares.  Some will be strictly pieced using cotton fabrics and others will  include some wool applique.  Each pattern has instructions for 5 small quilts to quilt, frame or hang.  These little gems fit nicely in the Ackfeld free standing hangers.  Ackfeld hangers can be ordered at the time of registration.  Registration fee is $15.00.

The cost of the fabric/wool kits will be $14.95 each month for a 6 month commitment, charged each month to a credit card only.  Patterns are $12.00 each month and must be purchased separately.  Purchase all 6 patterns at the time of registration and receive a 15% discount on the patterns.  Shipping and handling costs are not included.

 October's project will be the log cabin/pinwheel quilt  from the Quilt Squares #1 pattern and kits are available now.  At times we will offer additional kits for some of the other quilts in the pattern.  We will notify club members what the additional kits will be each month.

We also have 2 new BOM programs;
Snowy Days, designed by Heart to Hand and...
Farm Girl Finery, designed by Kim Diehl.

For details about the BOM's, please go to our website.
Snowy Days starts in November and Farm Girl Finery will start Jan. 2015.
Hope you enjoyed the sew along.  
If you made one, please send us a picture we can share to theoldeworldquiltshoppeblogger@gmail.com.

Friday, October 17, 2014

All Hallow's Eve--Part II

Let's put those hourglass units together now.
Begin by laying out 25 units in a 5x5 grid.
I alternated each unit so that one would have the darks vertical and the next would have them running horizontally. Do not look closely though or you will see where I goofed with that plan!

I then assembled them first as 4-patch units.
You may opt to assemble in rows.

You may need to clip and flip seams so that they will be opposed.

I collapsed the seam intersections in the four-patch units.
If you need a tutorial on how to do this, go here.

Finish assembling the center of the little quilt.
It should measure 10 1/2" square.

Now it is time to apply the borders.
Cut 2 strips 1" x 10 1/2", and sew to the sides of the quilt center.
Cut 2 strips 1" x 11 1/2", and sew to the top and bottom of the quilt center.
Remember to measure your quilt center and adjust your inner border lengths as necessary.

From the striped border fabric, cut:
2 strips 2 1/2" x WOF, and then subcut into
4 strips 2 1/2" x 11 1/2". 
Remember to measure your quilt center and adjust your border lengths as necessary.

Layout the outer borders and 4 more hourglass units as seen below,
and assemble.

The binding is cut from the same fabric as the inner border. 
A small quilt should have a single fold binding. To do so, cut:
2 strips 1" x WOF

For a double fold binding, I cut my strips at 1 7/8" wide.  You will need 2 strips at this width as well.
Hope you enjoyed and have a haunted All Hallow's Eve!

There are new clubs and BOMs coming to the shoppe, so keep in touch for more info.

Friday, October 10, 2014

All Hallow's Eve Part I

The center of 'All Hallow's Eve' is made with scrappy hourglass units.
Read all the instructions before starting!
You will have the option of over-sizing and custom cutting the hourglass units.

Cutting Instructions

From the 30 different fabrics, cut:
30 squares 3 1/4" x 3 1/4"

*if you want to over-size, cut the squares 3 1/2". The process will remain the same, but you will square them up to 2 1/2" at the end. If you purchased the kit, all the squares are already cut to 3 1/2".
The tutorial includes how to do this using Eleanor Burns' Square Up Ruler. 

Now pair the squares into 15 different combinations (one fabric should be darker than the other one) and put them right sides together.
If you want more variety, cut more squares and make more combinations.

Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of one of the fabrics in your combo.

Sew a seam 1/4" on both sides of the drawn line.
Cut them in half on the drawn line and press towards the darker fabric.
Do not square them up!
Repeat until you have 2 half square triangles(hst) of each combination (a total of 30.)

Find two hst units that look good together.
You will notice I placed the squares so that the darker fabrics are opposite from each other.
Cut each one in half once diagonally as shown.

Take the two units, place them right sides together with the darker fabrics opposite to each other and sew together into an hourglass unit.  If you have not over-sized, use a very scant 1/4" seam.
The unit should measure 2 1/2" square.

The unit will lay flat if you collapse the seam intersection as shown.
For a tutorial on this, go here.

If you opted to over-size, now you can use Eleanor Burns' Square Up Ruler to custom cut them to 2 1/2".

Begin by finding the 2 1/2" line on the ruler.

Place the ruler as shown with the diagonal line going down one of the diagonal seams and the 2 1/2" dashed red line going down the other diagonal seam.
Trim the right and top edges.

Now rotate the unit 180 degrees.
I use my regular ruler to them trim the square to 2 1/2".
Find the 2 1/2" on both the left side of the ruler and the bottom of the ruler.
Trim the right side and top.

Make a total of 30 hourglass units measuring 2 1/2" square.
You will only need 29.

Next week we will assemble the center of the little quilt and put on the borders.