Monday, June 27, 2011

Kay's Napkin Rings

If you've come into the shop lately, you've probably met Kay (and loved her!) She is one our favorite people, and very talented. Here are a few cute napkin rings she's made. We are so inspired by these!

Wouldn't those be fun on your table at your next dinner party? We just love how unique and creative they are. With great fabrics, the possibilities are endless!

2011 Greenwood Village Goose Chase

This year we sent "Team Snappy" to participate in the Greenwood Village Goose Chase. They were sporting their fabulous "Team Snappy" shirts and had a great time.

Among the team was our own Julie Dixon and her husband Dave. 

 Steve and Dave got a close up look at a police motorcycle, which they were excited about.

Here are our guys all together. Great job Team Snappy!

We hope to see you all next year at the race! Let's make it a tradition.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bird Swing

Also back by popular demand- Michael Miller "Bird Swing"!

Birds are really popular right now, and we can see why! This fun bird print and the clean, modern colors have us feeling happy and summery.

Come on in and get some for your next project.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Table Runner with Amy Butler fabrics

Ally made a cute table runner out of Amy Butler fabrics from Snappy Quilts, and we love the way it turned out!

Such a fun, summer look! With great fabrics, the possibilites are endless.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

French Flea Market Apron

Here is a cute apron Ally made (with help from Snappy herself) We used the French Flea Market apron pattern and Aviary 2 fabric by Joel Dewberry, all available at Snappy Quilts.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

It's back! Dino Dudes

Dino Dudes are back by popular demand! This Michael Miller fabric is just so much fun.

We are loving this fabric, and already planning all the awesome things we could make with it. If you have a dino-loving boy in your life, this is a must. Hurry in and get yours today, before they go extinct!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Guys like quilts too!

While Mark Perrino doesn’t know the first thing about sewing or quilting, he does know a good quilt when he sees one!
Mark wanted a quilt to wrap up with and watch TV on those cool Colorado evenings, so he asked Nancy and the crew at Snappy Quilts to put together a pattern and some “manly” fabrics to create a quilt a man could be proud of.   They picked a free pattern from Henry Glass called “Artful Home”, and built their fabric selections around colors and designs from the Ty Pennington collection at Snappy Quilts.  (Who is more manly than Ty Pennington!)  Stacy Dixon agreed to make the quilt, and it turned out beautifully. 
Here are Mark and Nancy with the beautiful “Man’s” quilt. (click the image to see it closer up and admire the quilt!)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Polka Dot Quilt

Don't you just love polka dots?  Here's another adorable quilt made with lots of fun polka dots and triangles

We're pretty big fans of dots ourselves...

Pattern for triangle quilt will soon be available!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Aviary 2 by Joel Dewberry

New fabric!  We received Joel Dewberry's new line (Aviary 2) in the shop, and it's lovely!  It's a mixture of his previous lines--Aviary, Ginseng and Deer Valley lines in different colorways.

Don't you just love these birds?  and the woodgrain?  Come in and check it out.

New Quilts, New Patterns, New Kits

Spring is in the air and we've displayed some beautiful new quilts.  They are so fun and the colors have us dreaming of warmer days (it's coming right?  Spring is sure a tease this year).   We have kits for this one (Fruit Salad), it's beautiful isn't it? 


Turtles!  Adorable, I love the oranges and browns and greens, but this could totally be done up with blues and greens.  Or pinks, wouldn't that be cute?

 This is a simple quilt, and a great way to those prints with larger patterns.  (They can be tricky).  Really cute for a baby quilt.  We've used the Gypsy Bandana collection, but we think this pattern would work with just about anything.

 This might be my favorite of the new bunch, isn't that polka dot backing perfect?  I love it.  This is a Schnibbles pattern.  You can make it using 10inch squares and we have some already cut for you in the shop.

 And speaking of Schnibbles, don't you love their patterns?  You can make the quilts from 5 or 10 inch squares.  A great way to use your precuts.  Did you know we have a cutter in our shop and can cut just about anything for you?  Come in and ask, we'd love to help.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Kaffe Fassett

I guess it's no secret that we like Kaffe Fassett around here.  The colors are just so vibrant and beautiful.  I can remember the first time I ever heard of Kaffe Fassett.  I was at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX about 7 years ago.  Everyone kept talking about him and asking for his fabric.  Of course I had to see it for myself, and found some of the prettiest color combinations I had ever seen.  Such great inspiration.  He really knows his way around color doesn't he?

These are my favorite of all his prints, but honestly it's pretty hard to choose a favorite.  It's okay to love it all, right?

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Bloom Quilt

Over the holidays, Ally and I started working on a quilt off pattern by the fabulous Amy Butler. She's known for crazy bright colors and fun prints. It is finally done! If you're wondering what a bloom quilt is- it's just what it sounds like. A quilt with flowers blooming all over it. Very fun.

Here's the inspiration: (you can download this pattern from Amy Butler's website which I linked to above.)

And here's ours!

On the backside we decided to use this fun fabric from Tula Pink.

We love how it turned it. It's very quirky and young! We even saw something similar to it at Anthropologie. So you know it's cool.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Busy enough...

T minus 8 days.  Busy has become my middle name.  The shop is sooooo cute and the fabrics are beautiful- I'm not wanting to let any of it out of my hands... I can imagine a customer standing there with her fabric selections and her credit card and me saying, "I can't actually let you buy these because I will miss seeing them everyday.  Please shop elsewhere."  Oh, I'm just kidding!  I'll be happy to share - we can get more.

Grand Opening Hours:
Thursday-Friday-Saturday 10-6

Regular Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10-6
Thursday 10-8
Saturday 10-4
Closed Sunday

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Quilters are not boring!

Here's a new friend we met at the International Quilt Festival in Houston last October...

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Working away....

If you're wanting to open a quilt shop (but why would you when you can come over to Snappy's - but if you insist), here are some things to put on your list:
1. Get a Domain name/address and a Blog and learn how to manage them, and don't stay up all night messing with the colors and fonts.  I'm just saying...
2. Think up a snappy name (taken), and register it and get a business license and a Fed Id number and an Employer ID number and a Sales tax number, and by the way, some of those may be one and the same (I have to pull out the file to remember which is which).
3. Negotiate a lease and good luck with that.  Get an agent and a lawyer and an advisor and a husband who's done it before,  but be your own boss.
4.  Go to and print up some business cards.
5. Get a Business bank account with a banker who says that no question is a stupid question.
6.  Charter a plane to the International Quilt Festival and order a ton of fabric as if you know what you're doing. (casually mention the chartered plane to establish credibility).
7.  Get insurance for your shop.  SnappyQuilts is now insured against both terrorism AND fungi.
8.  Sew like crazy in your spare time.  You need about 50 sample quilts.
9.  Don't put the die upside-down in your AccuQuilt cutter.  It will cost you $160 to replace it.
10.  Learn how to ring up a sale on your cash register and drop the bundles of money into the cash drawer.
11.  Plan the menu for the Grand Opening Party.  Brownies and Diet Coke is, of course, the default menu always and forever.
12.  Try to get that Napoleon Dynamite song "I Hate Technology" out of your head.  Yeah, he said he loves technology, but it has morphed in my head.