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All Minnesota Shop Hop


If you’re not familiar with the hop, it’s a fun sewing and shopping adventure across Minnesota. Get your passport (available in the All Minnesota Shop Hop Magazine at City Blocks) and plan your route to visit some – or all – of the shops. You have 2 months to get your passport stamped and turn it in for a chance at some great prizes. All the info you need is available in the magazine or on the Shop Hop website.

You can still buy your Shop Hop magazine. For $11.95, the magazine contains the passport for the Shop Hop.

City Blocks is stocked with the exclusive line of Minnesota themed fabrics designed by QT Fabrics. We will also have some fun kits and samples for inspiration such as the Table Runner and North Star Minnesota Quilt Kits.

 Table Runner

Block of the Month!


Full Bloom
Full Bloom block of the month - 1 kit a month for ten months, each kit costs $24.50.
Size:  80" x 96" (queen size) 
The fabrics are batiks from Island Batik Fabrics.
Designers are Barbara Persing & Mary Hoover from "Fourth & Sixth Designs". 
Online tutorial for block 1 here.
Each month's kit has the pattern & instructions for one big flower and 3-5 of the small flowers.

The quilt technique is "edge coloring applique".  This means "drawing" (sewing squiggly lines) with thread over the raw edges of the appliqued pieces.  Recommended materials for the applique are freezer paper, tracing paper, Roxanne's glue baste-it (liquid), and Totally Stable stabilized or a stabilizer of your choice.

Hot Off The Ironing Board!

From our sample maker:

"I am making the shop sample and I am having loads of fun. I haven't done much applique and have never done this technique. It is quite easy and a refreshing break from sewing quarter inch seams. If you like cutting out paper dolls and putting together jigsaw puzzles, this quilt is for you."

We are a member-owned co-op and everyone is welcome to shop at our store at 3400 Bloomington Ave So. in Minneapolis and online. We carry high-quality, 100% cotton quilting fabrics including: Batiks, Kaffe Fassett, Australian aboriginal fabrics, Tula Pink, Tilda's World from Norway and many other designers. You will find notions, patterns, books, batting and incredible customer-service. We are all quilters, crafters and sewists!

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