Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Iowa Sbop Hop fabric is here!! Available for pre order only at this time. Can be picked or shipped June 1st. Reserve yours today because it will go fast!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Sign up for block of the month. Available now at the shop. Supplies limited so reserve yours today!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Superbowl Sale

Tomorrow! Fabric, books, kits, candles and gifts up to 50% off. We are open 11am-3pm. There will also be vendors at the rec center in Exira 11-3. Food, shopping, and entertainment! More info on our Facebook page

Hope to see you all tomorrow!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year

2013 is coming to a close. It was full of beautiful memories, great times with old and new friends, hardships, loss of family, strengthening of faith, many quilts done, much new fabric to oogle at, finishing up some UFO's, starting more projects .And I have to mention a new grandbaby, Izzy joined our family along with our 3 other beautiful grandkids to be with and watch grow.

We at Log Cabin Quilting want to wish everyone a Happy New Year and a thank you for doing business with us this past. year.  And we look forward to 2014, the new fabric is pouring in and gets us so excited.
Don't forget we have a huge selection of fabric at 50% off as well as all our candles and gifts.

And we also are going to do the big Super Bowl Sale again.  It will be our 10th!  Unbelievable.
If you want to come now and shop I can tell you that there are many bolts to choose from and you need to see all the new stuff..   The candle cupboard is sold but there are more candles at 50% off as yet, so hurry in.

Looking for a home for 2 orange striped male cats, declawed and neutered.  They are such good loveable cats.  We are living in a smaller home and my husband's allergies are uncontrolled with 3 cats in house.
If interested let me know I can send you pictures.

Thanks and have a safe and blessed New Year's 

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Post holiday inventory clearance sale

Hope all had a blessed Christmas!
We had a wonderful Christmas eve with church service and supper with our family.  4 grandkids made for much love and laughter.

Today it was Dave and I.  Went to the shop and pulled over 60 bolts to start out our inventory clearance to add to our 50% off fabric area.  It includes a mix of Christmas, fall, sports, juvenile, brights, floral, rooster fabric, cowboy fabric etc, etc.  Its like a pre superbowl sale and will keep adding to it thru January.  We are looking to make some changes  - much new fabric in and more coming!!
All candles and candle related gifts are all 50% off as well.  Also napkin packs are 50% off
so everything in the candle cupboard is 50% off.
And the candle cupboard is for sale. This candle co. has discontined making candles.
I find January good month to sew winter projects.  Come see some great samples and patterns.
Gearing up for 2014--

Will work on dates for classes tomorrow.  So check back with the blog.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Superbowl Sunday Sale

Mark your calendars!

Our Annual Superbowl Sunday Sale!
February 2, 2014 11am-3pm at Log Cabin Quilting.
50% off fabric, kits, books, candles, and Park Design Gifts.

We are also having some end of the year inventory sales starting December 26th! Stop in to see!

Holiday Hours

We will be closing early on Christmas eve at 1pm, closed on Christmas day. We will also be closing early on New Years eve 1pm and closed on New Years Day.

Dec 24: Open 10am-1pm
Dec 25: CLOSED

Dec 31: Open 10am-1pm

Thank you and have a happy holiday!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

We will be CLOSED Thursday for Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A Case for Smiles

Giving sick kids a reason to smile…one pillow case at a time.

Join ConKerr Cancer in their mission to brighten the lives of sick children in hospitals through homemade pillow cases. Log Cabin Quilting is a drop off site for these pillowcases.

Click Here to find out more information about A Case for Smiles and ConKerr.

Did you know that we also have quilting services available? Our girls do a GREAT JOB with all patterns and custom quilting. Contact us for more info! 712-268-2487

Monday, November 18, 2013

2013-2014 Block of the Month

A Year to Crow About by Red Rooster. This is a 6 month block of the month quilt, you get 2 blocks a month. Cost is $50 down and $30 a month. Block pattern is great for multiple projects!


If interested in joining us call the shop 712-268-2487 or email lcquilts@metc.net. Limited quantity available so order now!

Iowa Shop Hop Kits

Kits now 50% off! Iowa Fabric never to available again! Get yours now $7.50 includes pattern. Available in store only as of now, they will soon be available online.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Hopscotch Runner with Floral Gatherings

Made from mini charm pack Floral Gatherings by Primitive Gatherings. Pattern is called Hopscotch. Everything you need to make this is available in shop!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Made using mini charm pack Giggles from Me and My Sisters. Pattern free with purchase of fabric.
Click Here to order online. Please indicate in the notes section you would like the pattern with your purchase.

Size: 27.5" x 30.5"

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Thread Scissors

Thread Scissors

Here are some animal skin thread scissors that are only $3.99! Great Christmas gift.

Click Here to order from our online store! Please indicate in the notes section which print you would like. Thanks!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Today's Tip

When using the Printed Treasures sheets, if the backing does not peel off after printing simply iron the sheet and it will peel right off!

The highest quality fabric sheets for inkjet printers. Brilliant images, crisp details. Retains image clarity and color after washing. Luxurious softness of 100% Pima Cotton. Soft and pliable for easy sewing. 200 thread count. Resists fading from light exposure. 8 1/2"x11"

Available online Here
Price is $3.25 per sheet.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Happy Harvest Panel

Happy Harvest Panel

Here is the Happy Harvest Panel by Red Rooster. We have this available in store or online. Click Here to buy online and view other coordinates of Happy Harvest. This panel can produce many items. With a single panel you can make 1 wall hanging, 1 pillow, 2 mug wraps, 2 potholders, and 2 coasters. Here are some examples we have in store.
Wall Hanging

Pot Holder


Click Here to buy the Happy Harvest material for yourself!

November Special

All candles are 20% off! Stop in the shop or Click Here to order. Sale goes on all month long!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Red Table Runner

Here is a new table runner we have at the quilt shop. It measures 41" x 14". The fabric line we used is Midwinter Reds by Primitive Gatherings. All you need is the Midwinter Reds charm pack and mini charm pack.

Mini Charm Pack

Charm Pack

 Stop by the shop or Click Here to view other Midwinter Reds fabric we carry.

UPDATE: I'm sorry to say we are all out of the Midwinter Reds Charm Pack but we still have the mini charm available! There is also many other choices for charm packs and mini charm packs available. Free pattern when you buy a charm pack and mini.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Stella Desk Lamp

Stella Lighting gives you the light you need, how you need it. Flex, dim & change colors. The easy touch interface allows you to turn on/off, dim up or down, and change light spectrum to warm, natural or cool. Stella's flexible arm allows you to put the light wherever you need it. You never have to replace the LED "bulb". Less heat is produced. Remote controll lighting, lamp extends from 4ft to 6ft.

We have it here at Log Cabin Quilting! We have white and black in stock. Great Christmas gift! Click Here to get it online.

Friday, October 25, 2013

I know it has been awhile since we've posted on the blog,  its been a busy time for us. We have been busy in our store front and reorganizing our online store. Please continue to follow us here on the blog and on facebook! Like us--> www.facebook.com/logcabinquilting

There has been MANY new additions to our online store, I encourage you to check out all the fun fabric and notions.
Pineapple Block. Fun Technique to use up all your scraps! If interested in this class, please let us know!

Our Retreat Center is now open! Here are pictures of the LARGE kitchen and the LARGE gathering room. There is also a full bath and two bedrooms with 8 twin beds. It is a great space for any occasion. Contact the shop for availability and pricing! 712 - 268 2487

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Sale and coupon book

Hi quilters,
  Hope you all had a nice Christmas, the weather is surely doing its part.
Ring in the new year with good health, good times and great friends and family.
We have for you an end of the year sale going on at this time and you can come in now thru January to pick up the new coupon books for 2013.  Great sales to cash in on each month in 2013.
UPS man continues to come frequently bringing in great new fabric and notions just for you.

The upstairs apt. is nearly ready for becoming a retreat center.  Waiting on the order of mattresses to come.
So book the space and have a quilting get together, cooking get together, family reunion, scrapbooking or whatever.  Includes a huge kitchen, bathroom with tub and shower, huge living room area with new lighting and 8 foot tables, dining table, counter bar and 3 bedrooms . We will be scheduling our own retreats and classes to be held in the new area.  Watch for more info after the new year.
Cost depends on time needed, # of people and need for overnite stay etc..
Will post pictures very soon. I am excited for people to use this space as I really enjoyed living there.
We are now settling in my mothers house just right behind the shop. So the snow will still not keep me from opening the shop .

Christmas, my child, is love in action.  Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas.
Dale Evans Rogers

Remember, the greatest gift is not found in a store or under a tree, but in the hearts of true friends.
Cindy Lew

We are blessed.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Open House

Hi quilters,
  It is taking me a while to get the hang of getting into the website to blog but I promise it will get better.
We did get moved out of the apt. and into my mother's house but really there are boxes everywhere.
The  apt. is nearly all cleaned and ready to get the bedrooms done for the retreat.  We bought some
great lights for the big room where the tables are - so the installment of lights is high on my honey do list and the list is getting longer. 

Blogging to invite you to Log Cabin Quiltings holiday open house tomorrow.  All fall fabric is 25% off,
bargain bolts are $3.00/yard,  samples for sale, more $1.25 fat quarters and so much new fabric!! And the flavored coffee is on as well as hot cider with chocolate fudge and puff caramel corn.  And we have our pampered chef consultants in the back of the store with some great deals!!
Check out the web as Tara has been trying to keep up with the ups man. Also check out the gallery and you can see our samples in the store.  We can put together any kits for these. 

The primitive gathering BOM is going to start in January.  So check it out and let me know if you are interested .  Another line of fabric came in today for the next BOM we will be putting together in 2013.
Lots of ideas for Christmas as well as gift certificates.
Hope you all had great Thanksgiving with family and friends.
(We make a living by what we get:: we make a life by what we give.)
Keep warm and hope to see you in the shop.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Hi quilters,
Been busy moving from the apt. to my mothers house.  Plans to have a retreat center in the apt. are in the works.  If interested for a certain date let me know ahead of time. 
Happy Halloween.  What a great night it was for the trick & treat little people. 
The ups man continues to bring us great things.  Tara is in the process of getting all of the new things on the web.  There is so much!  20 bolts from primitive gatherings Old Glory collection just got here.  A must see.
I will mention a few new notions again:  cover button kits 1 1/8",  the quilters boot-will miter your corners right where you want them, especially on odd angles. Lighted seam ripper with magnifying glass. 
Making pillows - we have pillow forms.  Need christmas ideas or gifts, we can help and we love to.
Or remember gift certificates are always good for that hard to get quilter.

Exira/Elk Horn Spartans football game Friday at Exira vs. Glidden.  Win one more and on to the dome!!

Found this quote on pinterest:
The most precious jewels you'll have around your neck are the arms of your children.  ( And I will add grandchildren to that)

Thursday, October 11, 2012


Okay I am back. Had a little trouble with technology but I got it.
So much to tell you because the UPS man has been to the shop alot.  I am wowed by the fabric that has come in.  Tara is busy getting it all on the web so keep checking. 
Attended the AQS show this year.  Had not been there for 3 years due to Mom's illness so it was a great time.  My most favorite find was the booth with the rulers called loc bloc.  These rulers are fantastic!
They have a depression in them that allows you to lock them right up against your seams and they will not move.  Many sizes available or available as a set.  So getting home from the show I ordered them for the shop.  They should be in tomorrow!  We will demo them in the shop.
  We are preparing to go to Winterset this weekend to set up a booth inside the elementary bldg where they have the quilt show.  It is the first year they have had vendors with the show.  So I am excited to be one.
It may rain Saturday so come on inside and enjoy the quilt show and vendors if you are in town.
Have a great weekend.

Life is not a problem to be solved, but a gift to be enjoyed. 
(This is the day the Lord has made: let us rejoice and be glad in it.  Psalm 118:24)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Hi Quilters,
It has been forever since I have written to you, but I am going to blog regularly once a week to start with and increase as I get into the swing of things.  We at the shop have been busy making you new samples to look at, checking in new fabric and notions,making kits and keeping the longarm machine  humming. I have also been busy geting ready for my mothers estate garage sale this Friday and Sat.  and getting ready for the Fall Festival in town.  The weather is supposed to be great so come and join in the fun. Much to do and see and shop.

I am going to introduce you to 3 new notions added to the shop.
*Quilters Chalk Line - (like a carpenter uses)  use to square up quilt edges for binding, mark placement lines for applique, mark straight lines for hand and machine quilting.
*Wonder Clips - holds fabric together like pins, but is like a small plastic clothespin, great for binding
*White transfer paper - if  you do not like to trace over a lightbox or on a window this is like the old tracing paper we used to use when making garments.  You place it over the fabric you want to design on,  put your pattern on top and trace with a pencil or pen.  It works-I tried it.

I hope to see you this weekend at the festival we have lots to show you.
I am ready for some of Granny's Kettle Corn!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

And the winner is......

Vicki Schmit! She gets our $50 gift certificate from the All Iowa Shop Hop. Thanks to all that participated!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

We still  have a few coupon books left over from the shop hop. Stop in and get yours while you can! The books have monthly discounts on items and a few online discounts as well.

July is right around the corner and that means celebration here in Exira. Check out our calendar on our website for events around town. We will have normal hours all week EXCEPT the 4th of July. We will be open only in the afternoon 1pm - 4pm on July 4th.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

After a long battle with cancer, my mother passed away in her home on Sunday. The visitation is tonight (Wednesday, 6/20) at 5 pm at Kessler Funeral Home in Exira. Her funeral will be tomorrow (Thursday, 6/21) at 10:30 am at Exira Lutheran Church. The Log Cabin Quilting Quilt Shop will be closed in the morning on Thursday. Our hours will be 1pm - 5pm.

Thank you for all the prayers and support throughout this time. She is now in a better place.


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

There is only two days left of the All Iowa Shop Hop! We have been giving out coupon books that are filled with lots of discounted items! Every month you can save in store and online. Stop in and get yours before we run out!

We have added a lot of new notions and fabric coming in daily. Stop in or check out our website to purchase them!

Monday, May 14, 2012

2 weeks until the Iowa shop hop and we are getting ready. 
We are not taking a bus due to the illness of my mother.  Plans are to do a bus trip this fall.
I believe it will be more relaxing then.  We are getting Christmas and fall fabric in the shop!
Really  hard for me to think Christmas but it comes around fast. 
Check out this recipe-I love rhubarb-
2 c. rhubarb
1/3 c sugar
1/4 c. water
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Bring to boil.  Simmer 8-10 minutes. Stir in 1/2 tsp. honey.  Pour over ice cream.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Tip of the Day

Borders: To add borders to a quilt you must measure through the middle the quilt for the length of your borders. If you do not, your quilt will not be sqaure. And if you have it machine quilted, the quilter will not be able to keep your borders from puckering. If you have any questions or would like to request a class please call the quilt shop! 712-268-2487
There is the All Iowa Shop Hop coming up in June (1-14). Stop in to get more info!