Sunday, August 21, 2016

Building permits will not be required

                                      However we will be building a wonderful House quilt .
And with the help from our friends at Moda we will be posting 16 blue prints (blocks)
weekly on our blog.
All the building starts on September 6th. 

 We hope you will join our staff, who have been working diligently sewing the samples to share with you. 
The blueprints (patterns ) will be available to download or print again starting weekly, September 6th.   
If you are technically challenged we will be printing a limited amount of the blue prints also. 
Let us know if you will be needing us to print you one please. 

All of our houses will feature two of Moda's collections. 
Grunge and Hey Dot by Zen Chic. 

We will have fat quarter and fat 1/8 th bundles available of each. 
The  precuts of both collections are also  in stock.
As well as yardage of both groups. 

Our whole staff will be posting their finished houses here and on the following hashtags. #chneighbor and moda's hashtag  #ModaBeMyNeighbor .

The finished size of the quilt is 68" X 84 1/2 " 
There are 16 blocks provided by MODA and we will be have an exclusive 17 house block for those who attend our Open House with their House quilt and or House blocks in January. 

We will be posting more information as September 6th approaches. 
And we hope you will join us in the be our neighbor sew along. 

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Let the fun begin with Cozy Christmas.


                     Cozy Christmas starts tomorrow on Lori Holts blog. Are you ready?

                            You can download the patterns for free starting  August 15th. 
                                                        But there is a time limit.          

                We have kits available for the entire project and that includes the templates.

                      Here is block one. This is on display at the store and all the blocks
                                eventually will be available for you to see, when you stop by.


                                          We currently have the first 3 blocks on display.

                               Big thank you to Cindy Erickson for her help making these blocks.


                                                            They are so cute.

If you are having problems printing the pattern out ,
give us a call and we can make you a copy for a small fee.
402 489- 1067

Remember the third Friday of every month we will refill your 16oz 
bottle of best press for $5.99. 
One bottle per person , Limited to one bottle per month.
We have Lavender , Caribbean breeze, Citrus grove and Unscented available.  

Our September is filled with trunk shows and more exciting news. Stay tuned.

If you would like to receive our email newsletter send me a message or

They come out about once per month. 

Thanks for stopping by. Janeese

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Row by Row Experience 2016

This years theme is Home Sweet Home.

And starting June 21st, you will be able to 
join the fun in all 50 states. 
Carol G from our staff is ready for you to stop in and see her fabulous 
row of our Nebraska state capitol.

There is some piecing and a little bit of applique involved. 

We will also have kits available . 

The upper section (the part with the dome) is placed under the middle section , 
which has all the outer edges turned under. 

We also have a very limited number of our License Plates available. 

click on the link to purchase now. 

To see all the other Nebraska shops that are participating 
click on the link below.

Thanks for stopping by. Janeese

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Be careful what you wish for from Lori Holt.

We have been crazy busy at the store, but we wanted to share our exciting news with all of you .
We will be participating in Lori Holt's new Cozy Christmas .
It starts on Monday, August 15th. 
You will be able to download the patterns from Lori's blog. 
Calico House should be receiving all the fabrics shortly and the templates. 

If you would like to purchase the kits or templates from the Calico House, please let us know asap.
Oh and we are wishing for more hours in the day.

Hope to hear from you all shortly.
Our phone is 402 489 1067.
You can also e-mail me at
If you have questions let me know, we will have more details shortly. 
Thanks for stopping by. Janeese

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Oh what a difference

I loved this pattern when I first saw it at Quilt Market this last October in Houston. 
And sometimes I just sit on a good idea until the right fabrics
come along.  (This pattern is in stock at Calico House.)

And you might remember we posted over on our facebook page that 
we had just received a big shipment of Alison Glass fabrics.
We have her new Sun Prints and some of her Abacus collection. 

I confess that these pillow tops are very close to some I saw at Quilt 
Market in one of the booths. 
The center of this pillow top is by Carolyn Freidlander and the backgrounds are
assorted pieces of Abacus and one piece from Jennifer Sampou.
Are you collecting lots of low volume fabrics? Me too. 

My question is about the quilting. I used 2 layers of 987F 
fusible pellon and 1" horizontal  rows of quilting with out going thru the arrow here. 
(The double layer does give it a little more definition.) 

On my second pillow top I stitched vertical rows from left to right.
(Alternating the direction you sew on  these is crucial.)
And just continued thru the arrow. Does the stitching thru the arrow bug you . 
I only used 1 thickness of 987F  fusible pellon on this pillow top. 
I like them both and maybe I will try more random stitching next time. 
If you have strong feelings let me know. 
I have not used monofilaments that much , but maybe I will give it a try.

The pink here is part of Alison Glass's new Sun Print collection. 

I will be starting the quilt shortly, as these blocks are really quick to sew up. 
Watch for posts of the blocks. 

Fabrics and pattern are in stock at Calico House. 
 Stop in to see the finished pillows. 
We are happy to mail fabrics and patterns. 
Thanks for stopping bye. Janeese

Monday, January 11, 2016

Week 10 Moda Sampler Shuffle

Moda Sampler Shuffle Blocks

Week 10

Here are the last 3 blocks to download and stitch into something wonderful!
Hope you enjoyed collecting the Sampler Shuffle Patterns with us.
Be sure to check in often to see what's new at the Calico House.

Block 28
Block 29
Our class on the Diva Wallet is Saturday, January 30th from 9:30 - 12:30.
Space is limited, sign up now.  
Martha Lane instructor

New Cotton and Steel fabrics have arrived. 
Lots of navy and pink. 
I thought you would enjoy pictures from the Cotton and Steel booth at Quilt Market
featuring Sarah Watts fabrics.
The Cat Lady collection is very fun.

Thanks for participating in the Moda Sampler Shuffle. 

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Week 9 Moda Sampler Shuffle

Moda Sampler Block Shuffle

Week 9

Here are this week's Block patterns. Hope you can carve out some time to sew!

Block 27

We are excited to share with you Spooky Delights by Bunny Hill.
This is a row of the month starting in April of 2016.
If you start in April you will have it done in time for Halloween.
Lets us know if your interested , details to come . 

Spooky delights is pieced and appliqued.

We also have a class April 9th with National teacher Angela Lawrence
on hand Applique.  It is an all day class and you can sign up now. 
Call us for details, several people have already signed up. 

Stay warm and safe. Janeese

Monday, December 21, 2015

Week 8 Moda Sampler Shuffle

Moda Sampler Block Shuffle

Week 8

3 new blocks to add to your collection!

Block 23
Block 24

Are you finished with your holiday sewing?
And have you eaten your fill of Christmas cookies?

                                   If you have, here is a little treat for those super organized folks.
First Crush the new Valentines Day fabrics from Moda have arrived.   We also have the pattern for these cute pillows in stock.

Have a great Holiday and stop in after the 25th. We will be having a skinny bolt sale 
from the 26th through the 31st. We close Christmas Eve and New Years Eve at 3:00 P.M. 

Our next shipment of Qnique 14 mid arm machines will be arriving around the 15th of January. 
 Make an appointment for a demonstration.