You know all those decorative stitches on your machine that you never use? That's one of the things I love about our designs, it gives you an excuse to use them! And if you don't have them, that's ok too, if you just use a narrow zig zag it still looks nice thanks to the amazing Starr Designs hand dyed fabrics. But it is fun to have a reason to use those stitches! If you have them, do you ever use them? Click the photo to see our kits and patterns:
We decided to have a sale on our bigger kits that have green in them, in honor of St Patrick's Day. Now through Sunday night, these 6 kits are 30% off!
Also, make sure you join our new On the Trail Creations VIP group! If you post a picture of a project you made using one of our kits or patterns, we will send you a free digital pattern of your choice.* Several people have already posted theirs, check them out :-) We hope to see you in the group!
*all but 4 of our designs are available in digital format. If there is no downloadable option, that one is not available.
Fun paint night using Inktense pencils! We will be doing more of those!
We also created a new facebook group to have more interaction. I want to see what you are doing too! Through Sunday night, anyone who joins the group and comnents on the contest post in the group will be entered to win a kit and a pattern. There are three combos to choose from. We hope to see you there!
Is it spring where you are? It's definitely not here yet! But that's ok, because March is my favorite month in Alaska. The sun is back, and we have plenty of snow for skiing! The lake I ski on is brighter than any beach when it's sunny out :-)
On the quilting front, I'm very excited to announce that we have created an On the Trail Creations VIP facebook group. I love to see what YOU are doing, and have more interaction, and a group seems to work better than other formats.
SO....... hop on over and join our group! I will probably start using that more than my facebook page to post updates, tutorials, and ideas. And if YOU post a photo of something you have made from one of our patterns, kits, or tutorials, we will send you a free downloadable pattern of your choice:-) Click the photo below to go to the group; I'm looking forward to seeing you there!
Best offer yet??
After making about 4,000 of these in 9 years, I still pretty much never have any in stock, and they sell for $14-18! I usually don't sell them online for any price... I was about to take these to a quilt shop when I thought I might have a better idea how they can help me meet some goals for this month 🤔 For every $59 you spend, you can get a free one! Some of these have multiple copies and some don't. I can choose for you, or comment below, or email your choice to me at email@example.com. First come, first served! Through the end of the month... ready, set, Go!
(and of course, feel free to share!)
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Ok, here is the secret project I've been working on, a panel quilt for my newly painted wall! I added lots of stitching, a dragonfly from another panel, and some Inktense color in the center. A very fun project!
Also, since it is very wintery here and around the country, (great time to quilt!) we're having a sale, 25% off your total purchase with code WINTER. Happy sewing! Beret
My messy back!
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My minions are all busy today, so I had to pack some kits by myself. These boogers have a LOT of parts! 😅 The chickadee card has 15 different items, and the Raven Moon has 10 fabrics plus all the other parts! A total of 22 items 😮 For something this size, a kit saves you lots of time rounding up parts, because we did it for you 😊 Now maybe I can finish my secret project that I have been posting sneak peeks of on Facebook ☺
Lots of people have asked about a kit for the Raven Moon pattern. It was difficult, because the pattern automatically made four cards, so I couldn't figure out how to do it economically. I knew it could also be done with two, but I didn't want to compromise the design. I finally just decided to try it, and I don't think it's compromised at all. The instructions are still there for the four card method too, if you want to try that! So there's a quick peek into a quilt designers brain :-) Each kit contains everything you need to make two cards, and it comes in either orange or purple. Which one do you prefer? They even have envelopes, card stock, and fusible web! Happy Sewing! Beret
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After a Christmas break, I have been back to sewing, but so far it's been rare projects for me! First hot pads, then coasters, and last, a sneak peek at something I'm working on for the newly painted wall in my studio! What are you working on?
Hope you’re all having a Merry Christmas!
We wanted to share our favorite trick for all those Amazon packages we all get these days 😆
We have a variety of big cloth bags that are all set and ready to make boxes under the tree pretty! They work well too if you don’t want somebody to see the logo on the box 😉 They’re easy to make, and would be a great gift as well! We use chalkboard tags, also reusable, and so handy for last minute wrapping. Now is the time to get Christmas fabric on sale and make them for next year!
Beret Nelson's On The Trail Creations Blog Page
I am a homeschooling mom of three fun kids, who are now old enough that I have a little time to pursue my passion for sewing! After several years of making quilted cards and art quilts, I'm now designing kits and patterns. Some of them have even been in Keepsake Quilting! I teach classes at local quilt shops, and would love to do more traveling and teaching eventually. I also have many tutorials, including some on you tube. I am blessed to live in Alaska where I am surrounded by the inspiration provided by the beauty of God's creation!
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