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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Spool Souffle Quilt Along Fat Quarter Shop

We are so excited to be quilting along with the gals at the Fat Quarter Shop way down there in Texas!
 Where everything is bigger you know, and these spools are , but they sure are easy and fun! Here is a picture of my chosen fabrics when I first laid them all out before I first started sewing. One of the things that I do when I choose fabrics for a quilt like this is count the number of blocks and the number of rows, in this case it is 36 blocks so it 6 blocks by 6 blocks.I chose about 40 fabrics so I can eliminate one  or two when I start putting them together if I don't feel they work with the rest of them.
So I picked 6 color ranges that I wanted to work with, 6 reds, 6 golds, 6 blacks, 6 browns, 6 blues, and 6 greens. I also threw a few surprises in, a couple of pinks, a couple of purples. My fabrics are all reproduction fabrics as those are my favorites from some of my favorite designers, such as Judy Rothermel, Primitive Gatherings, Jo Morton, and Kim Diehl. So here they are, stayed tuned, i will keep you posted as I progress. I also chose a cream and tan small floral for my background fabric.

                                                       Spool Souffle Quilt Along Fabrics

                                           The video gives you a closer look at the fabrics.
                                             Stay tuned as I will be posting as I progress!

Happy Stitching! Carol
Chickadee Hollow Designs
"Where happiness is homemade and any day stitching is a great day"

Red Work Snowman Wall Hanging

Been working on lots of projects, getting things ready for Christmas; it comes so fast! Going to share one of the projects I just finished, it is the Snowman Red Work Wall hanging. We will be posting this on our website this week and it will be in a kit. It will be posted shortly.

Happy Stitching! Carol

Saturday, November 4, 2017


 FLASH SALE !!!   Chickadee Hollow Designs

Hey Ladies, all the guys are out deer hunting,so I think you deserve a little something too. So how about a FLASH SALE for 48 hours on our Jingle Socks. These little stocking are the perfect size for Gift Cards. The pattern is included for making them into little stockings and then you can add a Gift Card to make a really nice gift. You don't really even need to wrap them, just hang them on your tree when you are done with them. You have put their name on them, and they can just pick their gift right from your tree. Don't want to use them for gift cards, just make them up like little stocking ornaments to hang on your tree or use them as a gift tag on their presents.Fill them with little candy canes for the little ones!
We have reduced them to $6.00 each instead of the Regular $7.50. A great fun way to get your Christmas Shopping done fast. You can easily stitch one in a couple evenings.14 different styles! Here are 3 examples.

                                                          Jingle Socks

Happy Stitching! Carol

Monday, October 23, 2017


Reminder: SALE EXTENDED We forgot to put the link into the original note, and several people emailed me to tell me I forgot it, so I am attempting to redeem myself and have extended the sale an extra day to make it possible for anyone who may have missed the sale because of that. Chickadee Hollow Designs has a FLASH SALE going on right NOW through noon tomorrow (10-23-17). All Ornament lines (we have 10 of them) are 22% off. Use code:FLASH22. Christmas will soon be here, it is time to get stitching!
This offer may not be used with other coupons.

Happy Stitching! Carol

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Unique Quilt Block Challenge

Thought i would share some pictures of some of the unique blocks we are working on in our Quilt Block Challenge. This is a free club, you can join us at any time. Basically, we are making blocks from 1 1/2" strips and 1 1/2" squares. So far we have 20 new blocks, what's unique about these blocks is they have all been changed mathematically to make them come out to 5.5 x 7.5. As you know, most traditional quilt blocks are built on a square. These are elongated, and offer some new options in designing quilts, which is always fun. If you are interested, you can still sign up, it is a Facebook Group and it is called Unique Quilt Block Challenge. Go there and indicate you would like to join and I will approve you and check out what we have been doing. Here are some pictures of some of the blocks we have done.

Check out the FB page to see others.Happy Stitching!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Additions % Corrections % Reminders

I just wanted to mention that we now have a coupon page, and if you click on the "Coupons" on out home page, a PDF will come up explaining all the coupons that we have available. Our coupons are all automated now, but you must put in the code when you use one in the shopping cart. You better check it out because you may be eligible for one!


We have added lots of buttons to our Clearance Page so check them out!             
 Permanent Price Markdowns
 CDH300 Machine Embroidery Snow ladies…$39.00
 CDH300 Complete Set of Hand Embroidery Snow ladies  $ 49.00  Individual, $6.00ea
 CDH300RW Complete Set of Red Work Snow ladies  $49.00  Pre-printed  
 CDH CSBL  Complete Set of Bag Ladies $96.00, Individual, $8.00ea suppose to be $6.00 each
                                      These are some very good deals! Don’t miss them!
Check out our FB Group, Unique Quilt Block Challenge, it’s free, concentrating on strip blocks, you will be amazed at the blocks you can make with strips!

Reminder: Scrappers: Will officially start on Monday Oct.15th, I will be posting mire pictures of the first project etc this weekend.
Happy Stitching! Carol

Thursday, October 12, 2017


  I have to introduce you to my new puppy. He is named "Scrappy" for obvious reasons! He is 10 months old. We have bonded already, and he has shown us his tenacity, and it is a lot more than this grandma has! He will have to learn my ways as he gets older.
Also sharing a completed pillow that I made from the Pre-printed name that was embroidered in the center. This is not the best picture, but I think you get the idea.

Happy Stitching! Carol

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

October Newsletter 10-15-2017

                                                   Chickadee Hollow Designs
                                                           Autumn Abundance by Carol L. Steffensen


Hello everybody from Chickadee Hollow Designs!We are so excited to tell you that we have just recently updated our website! It was time for a facelift, and it looks so much better. We have lots of new things to report to you, so sit back, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!

First of all I want to say Thank you to all our wonderful customers, so many of you have been with us from Day 1, which by the way will be 15 years next year. The time has gone quickly, but it has been enjoyable as we have met so many fine people across the nation and also some International. For anyone joining our customer list please put in your birth date, because we now have the capability to automatically send you out a Birthday Coupon for 20% off, however if you have not included your birthday in your registration, you will not receive the coupon. If you have been with us for a while, you can go back and add your birth date. So that is good news!
We also have another coupon that we include in every order we ship out. It is called theFriendship CouponActually you receive two coupons in your order, and the second one is for you to share with a friend! That way she/he will also get a coupon! Read the coupon, it has a code you need to put in when you order in order to get your 20% off.
Pre-printed Services: This is a new service we are just starting, To find out about this service go to the middle of our page where it says pre-printed services to find out all about it. When you click on the picture, it will take you to a PDF that explains more about this service. We do not have a lot of samples yet, but we have this one which gives you an idea.  They come printed to you, by your request, and they are ready for Hand embroidery, painting, coloring, embellishing as you desire. Great gift ideas!       

We also have a new program, staring October 15th, it is called the chickadee Hollow Designs Scrappers Club. Sign up is by the 15th of October. The cost is $5.00 a month or if you want a kit they could be up to $15.00. We must have a card on file so that we can automatically deduct the monthly charge. There will be lots of perks in the program, such as access to the scrap bags, scrap exchanges, a members only card that will give you a 10% off any orders placed on our website that is not part of this program. AND other fun things that we have planned for our Scrappers! Be a Chickadee Hollow Scrapper and show off all of your goodies! The little Americana Pillow is an example of the kinds of things we will be making. You need to sign up now if you want to be a part of it, we will start Oct.15th, but we need to have a couple of weeks to get kits together. The Perfect club for someone who wants to make cute little things to decorate your home into a cozy, warm atmosphere! Click on the pillow in the middle of the page on our website and it will open up to a PDF that will explain everything.                                                   
We have added lots of buttons to our Clearance Page so check them out!             
 Permanent Price Markdowns
 CDH300 Machine Embroidery Snow ladies…$39.00
 CDH300 Complete Set of Hand Embroidery Snow ladies  $ 49.00  Individual, $6.00ea
 CDH300RW Complete Set of Red Work Snow ladies  $49.00  Pre-printed  
 CDH CSBL  Complete Set of Bag Ladies $96.00, Individual, $8.00ea 
                                      These are some very good deals! Don’t miss them!
Check out our FB Group, Unique Quilt Block Challenge, it’s free, concentrating on strip blocks, you will be amazed at the blocks you can make with strips!  

 Happy Stitching! Carol

Monday, October 9, 2017

New Service At Chickadee Hollow Designs

 Hello! I hope everybody  is taking advantage of this gray, cloudy day and in their sewing rooms just stitching away! I am excited to tell you about a new service that we are starting at Chickadee Hollow Designs. We are offering Pre-printed Services for items to hand embroider. We haven't got a lot of samples yet but I do have one that I will share with you. These are intended to be Hand Embroidered or painted/colored and quilted. We will have all the details available shortly, but you can give us a call now and ask questions if you like. These will have to be ordered over the phone, so that we can get the information you want printed exactly. 320-354-2456
Also wanted to share with you a pillow that I made using one of the Vintage Basket embroidery design. There are four Vintage Basket designs on our website,Chickadee Hollow Designs on the Hand Embroidery page.
And one last pillow, I was working on this when my sewing partner Ginger passed away, so I dedicated it to her.
I also wanted to mention we have a Quilt block challenge going on that is free and you can join us at any time. If you are interested you can go to FB and search Unique Quilt Block Challenge and sign up if you want to join, like I said it is free and you can download the PDF's after you join for each block. The PDF's are not to be shared with others as I plan to make a book of all of them when we are finished.
And, we are starting a Scrappers Club that you can read all about on our website. Starts Oct. 15th, so check it out.
So what are you all working on, would love to see and hear.

Happy Stitching! Carol

Saturday, February 4, 2017

 Weekend Specials

It's time to think about something for your sweetheart for Valentines Day, we have some Vintage Valentine Ornaments for you to choose from. These are perfect for decorating your Valentine Tree or to use for decor. Check them out on our Seasonal Ornaments Page. They are just as sweet as chocolate, but have no calories!!             

Weekend Special Flash Sale til midnight Sunday night! 02/05/17

Quilting Snow Ladies Complete Hand Embroidery Set  Regular Price: $69.00
Sale Price $50.00  This is a great deal for retail customers only!

Quilting Snow Ladies Machine Embroidery CD  Regular price: $69.00
Sale Price  $50.00  This is a great deal for retail customers only!
                                           BLOCK of the MONTH
Quilting Snow Ladies Redwork Hand Embroidery BOM These are preprinted in red and we are starting a BOM CLUB for these on February 10th. WE will take registrations this week only, as we have to order the pre-prints, and need to know exactly how many we need. This set regularly costs $12.00 each  and club members will get them for $10.00 each and we will pay postage! We will have floss packs available for these.........$7.00 
           !!! REMEMBER  SIGN UP BY NEXT FRIDAY      
                  02/10/17 AS THEY WILL SHIP ON     
                           Call us to register, 320-354-2456

                             Chickadee Hollow Designs
                  'Where happiness is homemade,
            and any day stitching is a great day!'

Happy Stitching! Carol

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Springtime Stitch Along Is On It;s Way

Hello to all stitchers, quilters, friends of Chickadee Hollow Designs!
We are having lots of fun with our Springtime Stitch Along. This is a start anytime program and features simple hand embroideries that are bordered with 1930's fabrics or if you have some cute spring fabrics. Either way it is fun and beautiful at the same time. Here are some snapshots of the blocks we have done so far.The blocks finish at 8 1/2" inches and we do one a week for 52 weeks.

Come and join us, only $3.00 a week! Sign up at .....look for Springtime Stitch Along in the Block of the Week programs!
Happy Stitching! Carol

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Bag Ladies of the Fat Quarter Club went to Paducah for the upcoming quilt show. This isn't the best picture, husband was holding it, would have hung straighter on a rod, but you get the idea. I had so much fun making this quilt. The patterns are available at You can also do it as a BOM. We have it set up that way also. You can also purchase the whole set at one time and save $24.00!
  Chickadee Hollow Designs's photo.


Happy Stitching! Carol

Friday, March 25, 2016

Happy Easter Everyone...Springtime Stitch Along has started!

Happy Easter Everybody!!

It's a great day today, isn't it? Or at least there is something "great" in everyday!Today, I want to share with you our newest program.  
It is our,Springtime Stitch Along 
Springtime Stitch Along
  1. It is not a BOM, it is a BOW! 
  2. Registration fee $3.00 
  3. 52 weeks for $3.00 a week!
  4. No postage! (See # 6 )
  5. Great program for Beginner Hand 
      Embroidery people, although great fun 
      for an established stitcher!
  6. A PDF format program, unless you
      specifically ask it to be mailed!
  7. Do at your own speed, as you will be
      able to download your PDF when you
      are ready for it. Each Week will be
      numbered so you can keep track of
      where you are.
  8. You will learn basic embroidery stitches
      and also how to apply color by way of  
      regular color crayons, embellishment techniques.
   9.Download your Registration PDF and
       Week # Now  
 10.New patterns will be released on 
Week #1 has been posted.  
 11. Start anytime, do at your own pace.
                            Also New !!!
                               also in Redwork 
Stitching Friends 
                        individual pattern pre-print
Merry Mini Mondays
Miniature Quilts 
"My Winter Garden"
As a stark contrast to the colors on our page today, I am sharing my latest Mini Quilt. What does one do when your mind wanders to gardening in the dead of winter. plant a winter garden in your sewing room!
13.5 x13.5 inches.
Item can be found on our Miniatures Page 
                                                                   Visit our website 

Happy Stitching! Carol