Pine Needles at Gardner Village
1100 W 7800 S #3
West Jordan UT 84088

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

What's New Wednesday

This week we have an exciting new fabric line to show you from
Riley Blake Designs.

Deena Rutter is the designer and the fabric line is called Good Life.  It is especially fitting for our area, but yet very versatile as anyone can appreciate these values!  Make sure to click on the images so you can view them a little closer.  Then you can actually see that the Young Womens Values are listed on the fabrics (these values are used by the youth of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints).  We have precuts and yardage in the shop now.

We hope these pictures inspire you to create some amazing designs for the teenage girls in your life! 

Monday, July 16, 2012

Make it Monday

It’s Christmas in July on the Pine Needles blog today! As I was looking around at all the fun fabric in the shop the other day and brainstorming for the Make It Monday post, I was drawn to all the cute Christmas fabric that has arrived already. I don’t know why, but I enjoy sewing for Christmas more in the summer time than in December… maybe the heat does something to my brain!? I think it’s the low stress of summer. If I start now I’m sure to have plenty of time to finish up my holiday projects by December 25th… right?
One of our favorite parts of Christmas has got to be the sweets. Baking with the kids takes on a new meaning during the holidays, becoming a fun family tradition. How adorable will your little helpers look baking and delivering treats wearing a cute new Christmas apron! Tie one up with an easy box mix and a bow and you have an adorable gift for a little girl or boy.

This little child’s apron is super simple to make. You’ll only need to grab 2 fun Christmas fat quarters and a 5 inch strip of fabric for the ties and binding (I’d ask for a 1/6 of a yard to give yourself a little wiggle room)

You’ll begin by taking one of your fat quarters and folding it in half wrong sides together and ironing it flat. This will be your main apron piece. The folded piece of fabric gives you a nice weight to the apron, where a single layer of fabric is sometimes a little thin for an apron.

You’ll need to create a template for your pockets.  To make mine, I grabbed a dinner plate, which measured 11 1/2" across. You can see below that I traced my dinner plate to make to curved lines.

Fold your pocket fabric in half, right sides together, and pin your template in place. Cut twice making a total of 4 pocket pieces.

Sew your pockets along the two curved lines. Leave the ends open.

Turn your pockets right side out and press. I then added a bit of cute trim that I happened to have in my stash. You could add a ruffle like me, rick rack, or pom poms...just to name a few ideas. Top stitch it along the smaller, top curve of the pocket.

After you have both pockets finished, pin them in place on the main apron piece like you see I’ve done below.

Close up you can see I added a little tuck to the bottom on the pocket. This helps puff out the pocket a little bit, looking cute and adding room inside.
Top stitch along the bottom curve of the pocket, leave the top open.

Once you are to this step, set your apron aside and make your binding. Take your 5 inch X WOF (width of fabric, usually about 44”) strip and cut in length wise so you have a piece that is 2” X WOF and a piece that is 3” X WOF.  The 2” piece will be your binding. To create your binding, fold your fabric in half and press, then fold the sides into the middle and press again (see picture below). To create your straps you’ll take the 3” strip and do the same, except to make the straps a little wider I only folded the sides in about a quarter of an inch, instead of all the way to the middle line.

Slip your apron inside the binding and top stitch the two sides and the bottom, leave the top without binding. You’ll catch the sides of the pockets inside the binding.
In the center of the apron I made a little tuck again, a lot like I did with the pocket.

Slip the whole apron into the piece you created for the strap and top stitch it like you did with the binding. You’ll catch the top of the pockets inside the strap piece.


It's a shame I couldn't get one of my little kids models to help me out for the picture. My youngest was wearing a t-shirt with kitty cats and flowers paired with a pair of Halloween pajama pants patterned with glow in the dark skeleton bones. Thanks to some photo cropping you can hardly see her outfit. I couldn't get her to change and I didn't want to press the issue. But... if you'd like to see this hilarious outfit you can head to my blog and check it out!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Let's BEAT the HEAT!!!

Let Pine Needles' help you BEAT THE HEAT!  With record breaking temperatures over the last four weeks, any excuse to stay indoors with refreshing air conditioning is welcomed.  And when you can find this oasis in a charming location like Gardner Village, the experience is even better!


Beginning today, and going through July 28th, we are offering incredible savings off already clearance priced fabrics!


-BUY 10 YARDS or more of CLEARANCE FABRIC, & RECEIVE an incredible GIFT


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

What's New Wednesday!

This week for What's New Wednesday we are showing some new models we have in the store.  First up, darling new models of a family of owls in the store.

The pattern is called Happy Scrappy Whoo Owl by McKay Manor Musers. I love the colors of Cuddle (aka. minkee) fabrics that Valayne put together to make this FOWL-BULOUS FAMILY. 

Next up, the new pillow kits from Pine Mountain Designs; Life's a Beach - August pillow kit

Sisters Friends Tie One On pillow kit

and finally Home Flange pillow kit

Now of course I LOVE the Sisters Friends Tie One On pillow kit (Sandy and I are sisters), but I have to say the Home Flange pillow kit is one of my all time favorites! 
Greta Doll PDF Sewing Pattern
We also have new patterns for the most adorable doll Greta!  SEW CUTE!!!

We hoped you enjoyed a peak at a few of the new things in the store this week.  We hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


Happy 4th of July!! 

Monday, July 2, 2012

Make it Monday!!

Happy 4th of July!  Yes I know it's only the eve of the eve of the 4th of July, but today's Make It Monday is in celebration of Independence Day!  And it is quick and easy enough to finish before your festivities begin!

To begin, you will need to print  the pdf file that has your ALPHA-Star pattern.  The pattern linked here has the finished image as well as a mirror image for use when tracing your fusible we. 

1/4 yard Heat 'n Bond ULTRA
fat quarter of solid white fabric
fat eighth of a tiny blue print fabric
fat eighth of tiny red print fabric (or scraps of red fabric)

On the paper side of the Heat 'n Bond ULTRA, trace your letters (MAKE SURE THE LETTERS ARE BACKWARDS - SEE ABOVE).  Following the manufacturers' instructions, fuse the letters to the wrong side of the blue and the red print fabrics.  Cut out letters, if you use a sharp pair of small scissors the job is easier.  Take your cut out letters, pattern and your solid white fabric over to the ironing board.  Lay the solid white fabric on top of your pattern, and use it as a guide to lay your letters down.  Remove paper backing from your letters and fuse them to the white fabric.  

Now you can either frame this darling patriotic eye chart in a red 8" x 10" frame, or use your favorite Americana fabrics to turn it into a festive pillow!

I hope you enjoyed today's Make it Monday!