Have You Any PG Wool?

Hey gang! I’m sure you’ve all heard about the big wool sale happing now here at Primitive Gatherings. If you didn’t, I guess that means you haven’t been keeping up with my blog or my YouTube broadcasts lately… All I can say about that is, tisk-tisk!!! LOL Just kidding, I know how busy everyone is right now and completely understand about not having enough hours in the day to get it all done. No worries! I’ll go over the details again just in case you missed it. Now through Sunday, July 31st, 2022 take 25% OFF ALL wool products both in-store and online, including wool yardage, wool pre-cuts, wool bundles, wool charms, and wool scrap bags (sorry, this offer does not include wool kits)!

Come take advantage of this rare and generous wool event! It’s few and far between that wool ever goes on sale, especially at such a great discount. Shop manager Shelley did an awesome job on Tuesday during our LIVE broadcast of Shop Talk,” sharing some of her favorite recommended wool projects and tools, along with some tips and tricks of the trade from our very own Tyler the Wool Dyer… and me too, of course! If you’ve never been to the shop, it’s hard to explain just how beautiful our collection of hand and mill-dyed wools is without actually seeing it in person – but – I will do my best to give you a good idea. If you’re not familiar with our wool, we offer it for sale by the yard, half yard, fat-quarter, fat-eighth, and fat-sixteenth.We also have charm squares and scrap bags for stitchers who like to collect lots of different wools in smaller portions. We carry a huge variety of colors, textures, and patterns to choose from including brights, natural/earth tones, tie-dye, plaids, houndstooth, herringbones, and more… the list goes on! Can’t decide on a favorite? We’ve also put together some really beautiful bundles that are sure to trip your creative trigger. We even have a PG Wool Swatch Book to help make planning and matching colors, textures, and threads for your wool projects a snap! Our quality swatch book comes with actual wool swatches – NOT photos – so you can get the most accurate and realistic idea of our available colors. This super helpful resource is currently being revamped to include our most up-to-date dyes as we speak. That means that they’re not quite ready to ship yet, but are available for pre-order now with an anticipated arrival date of mid-September.

Are you a penny project fan? If you are, you’ll love our pre-cut wool penny options! Sizes range from 1/2″ all the way to 3 1/2.” And for those of you who are like me and love fusible on the back of your pennies, good news – we carry fusible pennies too! These little guys are a game changer when it comes to working with wool pennies – especially the smaller ones. They’re super helpful for holding things in place, particularly while stitching one penny to another. There is something to be said about being able to steam my circles down so they’re not loose and falling all over the place. Nobody needs that frustration!

I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about how someone who has never tried wool should get started. I just so happen to have the perfect solution for that exact scenario! My books, Wool, Needle, & Thread I and II are my all time go-to’s for learning your way around the world of wool. Both books offer step-by-step instructions along with excellent close-up photography, showing you exactly how to go about making your debut working with wool and wool appliqué! Perfectly bound with thick glossy pages, these books are a must-have for your studio library. As an added bonus, there are several practice projects included to help get your creative juices flowing. Hit the button below to get your own copies of Wool, Needle, & Thread I and II!

Whew! Lots to cover when it comes to wool, that’s for sure! If you weren’t able to catch Shop Talk this week and are interested in learning more about our process and working with wool overall, I highly recommend going back and watching the replay. Many of you who were able to tune in asked some really great questions throughout the show, which I really enjoyed and appreciate! There’s no such thing as a silly question. You never know how many other people you might be helping simply by asking questions! Knowledge is power baby, and I love to share it!

Well folks, here we are again at the end of another week. No rest for the weary though. I’m busily preparing for the week ahead, which promises to be full of action. On Monday I’ll be releasing Clue #5 in the O’ Say Can You Sew Mystery Quilt-Along series, so if you haven’t downloaded Clue #4 yet, you better get on it (remember, once the current clue posts, previously released clues will no longer be free, but will be available to purchase on our website for a small fee – previously released clues are available by visiting the O’ Say Can You See Clue Archive by clicking HERE)!!! On that same day be sure to watch for our Hogs for Heroes bike recipient announcement where we share which deserving veteran was chosen to receive a H4H Hog this year. I can’t wait! After that we go LIVE again Tuesday during Shop Talk with Shelley at 9:00 AM CST, and again on Thursday at 1:00 PM CST with another exciting episode of STITCH with Lisa Bongean.” Jam-packed I tell you, and with no end in sight. I love it. Enjoy your weekend and I will see you all next week! ~Lisa

12 Days of Christmas – Day 10

All things for working with wool are on special today (does not include wool yardage or pre-cuts)! We have lumped a whole bunch of my favorite things together that I consider to be must-haves when working with wool! Please watch the video link below to hear me explain all of the items we have on special today. You have until January 2nd, 2022 to place your order! Remember to leave us a comment  for a chance to win some of my favorite wool essentials!!!

All of today’s items are truly my favorites for wool appliqué. I cannot work without them! The needles for wool appliqué are a must. Do not try to just use what you have… You will struggle! Also, Tweezers are really awesome for picking up those little wool pieces and removing the paper from the back.

Don’t forget marking pens! By far the best marking pen for wool is the white liquid chalk pen. You simply mark lightly onto the wool and let it dry. Markings will stay on for the duration of your stitching, it does not brush off. If you need to remove it, you can just steam it away! 

Our Primitive Gatherings Scissors are so beautiful and functional that I cannot cut without them. I truly do not like using any other scissors! They are light weight, super sharp and I cut everything with them. Yes… especially paper fusible web because they never dull. I use the little rotary cutters (18mm & 28mm) to quickly cut out my fusible web before it is adhered to the wool. I also love my stem cutting rulers. The rulers perfectly cut 3/16″ strips of wool/fusible for exact 1/4″ stems and vines for all your wool projects!

Fusible web is your friend when doing wool appliqué! It holds the shapes to your background (or to each other) and gives the wool nice crisp edges for stitching. I recommend using HeatnBond Feather Lite for all appliqués and then use Lite Steam-a-Seam2 for all your stems and vines. I do not use the SAS2 Lite for my appliqués because it is too sticky to stitch through. This can be an issue if you are getting your work machine quilted because it tends to cause a lot of skipped stitches.

Now is a great time to stock up! I would for sure buy a bolt (35yds) of the Feather Lite at this time because we are offering 25% off the whole bolt! Take 20% off all other wool essentials through January 2nd, 2022!

For wool appliqué I am most proud of these two books, Wool, Needle & Thread 1 and 2. I’ll let you read the publisher’s description below, they make me and the books sound so AWESOME!

“These books are the definitive guide to wool appliqué and embroidery! Welcome to beloved designer Lisa Bongean’s private classroom! Toss the trial-and-error and learn from Lisa’s decades of experience how she creates her exquisite stitcheries step by step: wool appliqué, embroidery, and more. Filled with close-up photos of Lisa’s hands working her magic, this book will help you master each technique down to the tiniest detail. Start with Lisa’s fabric tips; then move on to her favorite tools, templates, threads, and needles. How does she create her slim vines, pretty pennies, and flower appliqués? It’s all here, along with a dozen embroidery stitches in photos so clear, you’ll know exactly how to re-create them. Lisa also shares five sweet projects to make yourself, rounding out this jam-packed volume that will teach you how to start, stitch, and finish your projects more accurately, more confidently, and more beautifully than ever before. For quilters yearning to work with wool and wanting to learn from the master, Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings is here to help. In her first book, Wool, Needle & Thread, Lisa shares all her tried-and-true techniques–from start to fabulous finish–with dozens of step-by-step photos and a handful of projects.” – Martingale Publishing

CLICK HERE to Order Your Copy of Wool, Needle & Thread Volume 1 – On SALE Now!

Now, in Wool, Needle & Thread 2 you can put all those stitchery skills into action with 15 patterns brimming with possibilities from table mats and pincushions, to pillows and wall hangings. It’s a maker’s delight!

CLICK HERE to Order Your Copy of Wool, Needle & Thread Volume 2 – On SALE Now!

To win a prize for todays favorite things leave a comment here answering which of today’s items you need or want! Do you need the best “How to” book for wool appliqué? Do you want the feather Lite Heat’nBond?  Maybe it is the tweezers? Tell us and Santa might just be listening!!!  

CLICK HERE for the Stitch with Lisa Bongean YouTube Channel!

Christmas Carol Mystery Quilt sew along project featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

FREE! Christmas Quilt Blocks Stitch Along… WK-4

Christmas Quilt Block Stitch-Along

Just want to update and make sure you have seen and printed all the blocks to date so far…

If you missed ANY of the first four block or need the schedule for the remaining blocks they are listed here…

Beginning April 1st, we will share with you free quilt block patterns from some of our favorite designers to complete a Christmas quilt. 

Each week, one designer will post the free pattern on their website.

  All you need to do is go to the website on the date indicated below to download and print your free pattern and order kits to complete the block if you wish to support the hard work of each of the designers.  Printed patterns will be available to purchase for those of you that can’t download the free pattern.

SCHEDULE (Mark your calendar now):

April 1, Rhonda McCray, Farmhouse Threads  http://farmhousethreads.com

Christmas Quilt Blocks Stitch Along featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

April 8, Lisa Bongean, Primitive Gatherings  https://lisabongean.com

Christmas Carol Mystery Quilt sew along project featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

April 15, Shawn York, Rusty Crow  https://www.rustycrow.com

Christmas Quilt Blocks Stitch Along featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

April 22, Gloria Parsons, Olde Green Cupboard  https://www.oldegreencupboard.com

Christmas Quilt Blocks Stitch Along featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

April 29, Kathi Campbell, Heart to Hand  https://www.hearttohand.com

May 6, Debbie Busby, Wooden Spool Designs  https://woodenspooldesigns.com

May 13, Laurel Arestad, Simply Put Plus  http://www.simplyputplus.com

May 20, Kathy and Taylor, The Cottage at Cardiff Farms  https://www.thecottageatcardifffarms.com

May 27, Dawn Shuck, Sew Cherished  https://www.sewcherished.com

June 3, Reets Carl, Reets Rags to Stitches  https://reetsragstostitches.com

June 10, Jeni Gaston, Woolen Willow Designs  https://woolenwillowdesigns.com

June 17, Joan Grenke, Bits and Pieces by Joan  https://www.bitsandpiecesbyjoan.com

June 24, finishing instructions by Rhonda McCray, Farmhouse Threads  http://farmhousethreads.com

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Join our Facebook Group to be in the know and share with others following this sew-a-long
Please know that we only have one person shipping but she is super fast…but If you orders take a little bit longer than usual this is why.  Also we have orders that are waiting for threads and fusible, so if you have not received your order yet THIS IS WHY…We will ship ASAP…NO NEED to CALL our shop…this slows us down…THANK YOU  for your understanding!
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WI-www.primitivegatherings.us  Again I appreciate you hope you are happy and healthy!

Christmas Carol Mystery Quilt sew along project featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Christmas Carol Mystery Quilt Block:The Holly & the Ivy..

 

Welcome All to our Mystery Stitch-Along…Rhonda always throws a fabulous party!! I hear you are all buying kits like crazy!!!!  WE love that you are so supportive of our Mystery… This is block 2 in the series…there will be 12 total and then Rhonda will have a finishing layout for you as well…

Christmas Carol Mystery Quilt sew along project featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

I chose to stitch the Christmas Carol…”The Holly & the Ivy”…and I had so much fun…designing and stitching this block…click the link below and after the ad, it will start in five seconds…

It is a British Carol… Click Here to Play it!

As you can see…I stitched this comfortably while Jace is playing with all his toys…Christmas Carol Mystery Quilt sew along project featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

For my block I used…the following…I have linked the products to our website for easy ordering if you need these items.

Heat & Bond Feather light fusible web…

White Clover Liquid Chalk marking pen

#22 & #24 Chenille needles

The following threads…#12- 5, O575, O775, O519 & M81

#8 wt. O775 and 3Strand floss in O775– using only one strand…I used this on the letters…so they #12 wt would not make the letters “chubbier”.  The one strand of 3SF covers the edge but doesn’t take over..

We do not have an endless supply of threads…we have picked out some subs that will work just as well…so if you do not get the exact thread listed know we picked a sub.  I

I will post a STEM STITCH video in our Facebook group…

To download the pattern click HERE

Click Here to Order a Kit or Pattern

 

If you missed the first block or need the schedule for the remaining blocks they are listed here…

It will be hard to top last year’s Crazy Quilt, but we think this year’s quilt is PRETTY SPECIAL TOO!

Beginning April 1st, we will share with you free patterns from some of our favorite designers to complete a Christmas quilt.  Each week, one designer will post the free pattern on their website.  All you need to do is go to the website on the date indicated below to download and print your free pattern and order kits to complete the block.  Printed patterns will be available to purchase for those of you that can’t download the free pattern.

SCHEDULE (Mark your calendar now):

April 1, Rhonda McCray, Farmhouse Threads  http://farmhousethreads.com

 

April 8, Lisa Bongean, Primitive Gatherings  https://lisabongean.com

April 15, Shawn York, Rusty Crow  https://www.rustycrow.com

April 22, Gloria Parsons, Olde Green Cupboard  https://www.oldegreencupboard.com

April 29, Kathi Campbell, Heart to Hand  https://www.hearttohand.com

May 6, Debbie Busby, Wooden Spool Designs  https://woodenspooldesigns.com

May 13, Laurel Arestad, Simply Put Plus  http://www.simplyputplus.com

May 20, Kathy and Taylor, The Cottage at Cardiff Farms  https://www.thecottageatcardifffarms.com

May 27, Dawn Shuck, Sew Cherished  https://www.sewcherished.com

June 3, Reets Carl, Reets Rags to Stitches  https://reetsragstostitches.com

June 10, Jeni Gaston, Woolen Willow Designs  https://woolenwillowdesigns.com

June 17, Joan Grenke, Bits and Pieces by Joan  https://www.bitsandpiecesbyjoan.com

June 24, finishing instructions by Rhonda McCray, Farmhouse Threads  http://farmhousethreads.com

Tell your friends about our Sew-A-Long so they can follow along with you!
Join our Facebook Group to be in the know and share with others following this sew-a-long
 
Please know that we only have one person shipping but she is super fast…but If you orders take a little bit longer than usual this is why.
I would so appreciate you following me on this blog…enter your email and the posts will come to you! Also here are my other social media accounts..
Instagramlisabongean
Facebook-Lisa Hoefler Bongean– look for the page, with he crazy quilt background…my personal page cannot accept any more friends…
Pinterest-Lisa Bongean/ Primitive Gatherings
 
We have two shops one in  CA…website- http://www.primitivegatheringsca.com
WI-www.primitivegatherings.us  Again I appreciate you hope you are happy and healthy!

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Friday Quilting Giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Friday Quilting Giveaway: WOOL, NEEDLE & THREAD book and wool kits !

 

Friday Quilting Giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

This week’s quilting giveaway….

I am running two quilting giveaways today…one here on the blog…

and one HERE in a Facebook Group called Mystery Quilt Sew A Long.

So… you have more than one chance to snag the prize…I know I need to post more about MY book Wool, Needle & Thread The go-to Guide for Wool Stitchery...I feel like you all have it already and that I should stop talking about it.  But the truth is I get new members here everyday and I should be educating them the best I can.  With this in mind if you already have my book you still can win something…read on.

Why this book again?  To celebrate… it’s getting reprinted…again!!

I have heard our book is still selling like crazy so we have to celebrate that!!!Friday Quilting Giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanOrder this book now!

For those of you who are new here…I have a book out (released-October 2019) telling all my secrets about Wool applique, that means, the right tools, the explanations, the tips, the stitches and STEP by STEP PHOTOS!  This is THE next best thing to having me right there by you guiding you through it all…Now…here is my disclaimer…this is MY way to do this…there are other ways…but I have been teaching for over 20 years and my work has won a few prizes…I will sign every book purchased too!

Here’s a peek into the book…

How to get started…Friday Quilting Giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

How to put a homepsun back on and then stitch the edge without any knots showing…

Friday Quilting Giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Step by Step photos of how to do each stitch…12 of the most popular embroidery stitches..

Friday Quilting Giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

You will always have it…it is a reference book..

We still added a few patterns for you to test your new skills and stitches!

Friday Quilting Giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

Autumn Tablemat Kit Available

Friday Quilting Giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa Bongean

White Geraniums Tablemat kit

Friday Quilting Giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanPosey Pincushion Kit

Friday Quilting Giveaway featured by top US quilting blogger, Lisa BongeanGeranium Sewing Essentials Kit

Quilting Giveaway Prizes

A signed book with a kit attached.- for those who do not have book…PS if you order it .. and then win it..we will add another kit. So don’t be afraid to order it!

A nice couple of nice wool bundles-for those who already have the book.

An Autumn Table mat kit or your choice..-for anyone

Now, make sure you also go to the FACEBOOK group… yes you have to join, or if you are already a member you good…but there are different prizes there as well.

If you do not have the book and would like to win it…please comment with what you are working on during our #isewlation…If you are not in #isewlation please tell us what you are doing, exampl…I know meany of you are nurses…and We all THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for what you do!

If you do already HAVE the book comment about what it is about the book you like best!

I can’t wait to read your comments…Winners for this quilting giveaway picked on Monday….hugs and smooches to you all..

 

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