Wednesday, November 13, 2013

We have Winners!!!

Quilter Kat
Sharon G
Joyful Quilter

Will receive a copy of Quiltmaker 100 Blocks Volume 8 and our Doodlebug Day Camp


Margaret S
Quilter WP

Will receive a copy of Our Doodlebug Day Camp

We will be contacting the winners right away.
Thanks to everyone who participated and double thank you for all your wonderful comments.  I am so blessed and inspired by all the terrific kind words.  Hugs to everyone out there!!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

We made it!!!

We are very excited to be participating in Quiltmaker's Blog Tour.  This is the 8th Volume of this terrific magazine and I proud to say we have been in on this since the beginning and have watched it grow into a fantastic franchise.  Sadly I have to admit that I did miss participating in one issue, but when it was published and I got all shaky and teary eyed I vowed never to miss another!!!

This issues features Gertie the Goat - an applique project.  Gertie is part of our animal lineup from an upcoming fabric line called "The Farm At Whistlepig Creek".  Many of you know that I design fabrics for RJR Fabrics.  This line will be shipping out in January and is a luscious line of flannel fabrics.  Yup - Flannel!!!!  And I've got to touch the samples.  It is the softest flannel ever with the best color.

These are the main panel and stripe. You could whip up a baby quilt or two or ten in just a blink of an eye!

And we think teens would love some jammie pants from our hounds tooth coordinates.  Watch for these fabrics coming soon to your favorite quilt store.

Now for your favorite part.  We will be giving away three copies of 100 Blocks Volume 8 plus three copies of our new book Doodlebug Day Camp!  Leave a comment below and will draw the winner on Wednesday the 13th.

In order for us to notify you, we have to have your e-mail address, so be sure to leave that with your comment.  Worried about getting spam? Just spell out @  and . - substitute "at" and "dot".  If you would like to be added to our e-mail list - just let us know and we will do that too.

Good luck and thanks for checking in with us!!!


Friday, November 8, 2013

Watch our blog on Tuesday Nov 12th for a chance at great prizes! 

Thursday, May 30, 2013

NEW!!!! Oh Sew Mod Totes and Other Patterns

Our first Spring 2013 Pattern is available on WPCreek's New Patterns. Oh Sew Mod contains four different totes of a Messenger Bag and a Tote in both a Chevron and Hounds Tooth.  Check it out.
Also look at the "Coming Soon" section.  These patterns will be coming out over the next few weeks.

Monday, March 11, 2013

More Customer Creations!

Christine made these yummy bags from our Haute Tote pattern featured in the March/April 2013 of Quiltmaker Magazine.  This was Christine's first project made from a magazine.  I think she was hugely sucessful!

Lori's Junior Classic  - I love the fabrics!  This is one of my favorite color combinations ever!  Made from our Junior Classic Bag Pattern
Lori has been busy as she whipped up our Projects to Go in these wonderful and whimsical fabrics. Definitely something I would choose!


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Our NEW website is ready!

Our New Website is Ready!

Since I retired from the corporate world, I've been working on a new website for Whistlepig Creek.  It will allow us to update the site much more quickly then in the past and we have included the ingredient's list on all patterns so you can see what is required to make our patterns.  Please check it out!
Thanks, 'The Husband'

Monday, March 4, 2013

Kathleen's Haute Tote

Kathleen made this yummy bag using our Haute Tote bag featured in the March/April 2013 issue of Quiltmaker magazine.  Love the brown fabrics.  In fact, I think I'll make one of these for myself!  To make your bag pick up the March/April issue.  The instructions start on page 32!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

More Customer Creations

We have the most amazing and talented people in the quilting industry.  Just look what Deborah did with the Caterwauling Fabric.  It was designed for a beloved friend who rescued kitties and you gotta love that!

Deborah Levy Quilting - see more of her amazing creations at

Barbara made this gorgeous Sweet Retreat bag from a pre-cut package of Tonga Treats. 
She made it for a musical friend to carry her flute in.  Lucky friend!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Quiltmaker Magazine

We love working with our friends at Quiltmaker Magazine.  The March/April 2013 issue features this fun tote.  They have gobs of fun stuff and great ideas on their website
A great way to use up leftover scraps.

Scrappy Tote Featured in Quiltmaker


Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Customer Creations

 Today we are featuring some of the photos we've received from our wonderful customers.  We love seeing the color combo's that people come up with!

Debra is a frequent sewer!  Love love love the color choices for the Curvy Bag.


My very own Aunt Nancy made these Cuddle Monsters for her grand kids - by request!

Jennifer sewed Bubba the Moose quilt into a baby blanket gift.  Bubba is sure to keep the baby warm!

 Shirley's Leyvie Bag is gorgeous in batiks!

I love Kathleen's results for our Projects to Go and Scrap Bag Cuties.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Helper Kitty

Truffles is simultaneously testing the tote bag project for cat bed possibilities
at the same time she is selecting fabric for the next project, trying the fabric
out for cat pillow, all the while dispersing a large quantity of hair.
What a multi-tasker!

Final inspection. Serious cat bed potential.
Still applying hair, a girls work is never done.


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Hidden Pocket Tutorial

Cut out pattern pieces.
 Iron fusible fleece to wrong side of fabrics.

Sew pockets to bag pieces, right sides together.

Press Pockets Up

Layer pocket pieces, right sides together

Sew around pocket and upper bag to lower bag.

Fold pocket down.  Upper bag is pressed up.
Front view.

Pocket folded down, back view.

Scissors shown in pocket.

Top stitch on both sides of pocket.  Leave pocket open.