Monday, November 30, 2015

Preparing for Our Grand Opening!

We had so much to do to prepare for our upcoming Grand Opening! Our store space was previously a cellular store, and we had to do a lot of updating to make it into The Bed-Warmer Quilt & Sew. It was a lot of work, but we sure love how it turned out and we hope you do too!

The first change we had to make was definitely a big one. The shop had a curved wall that really threw off the spacing, so it absolutely had to go.

We removed our curved wall, but we still needed something to separate our space into the retail area, where you can peruse our fantastic Pfaff sewing machines and various collections of fabric; and The Clubhouse, our multipurpose room for classes, guild meetings, and Sit & Stitch events. So, it was down with one wall and up with another! We constructed the wall, making sure we had perfect spaces for our very special windows.

After we had the frame for the wall up, it had to be sheet-rocked and plastered.

It took a lot of time and effort, but the wall was up and just needed paint. Oh, and of course our very special windows.

Next came painting. The previous owners had certainly made some bold paint choices, but we decided to go with something a little subtler.  We ended up with some nice sand-colored walls, but first we had to prime with a white base so that the other colors wouldn’t show through.

Here it was all nice and primed…

…and here is our lovely sandy result!

Now, back to those very special windows. We decided, that instead of having just plain ol’ windows between our retail space and Clubhouse, we would make them very unique to The Bed-Warmer Quilt & Sew. We took quilt block patterns and frosted them onto our windows.

To get the look we wanted, we first drew the designs on graph paper, and then enlarged that on the glass and taped off the design. This design is actually an Arkansas Crossroads block!

After they were all taped off, we frosted them.

After several coats of frost and some time to dry, we took off the tape to reveal unique and beautiful windows!

The only thing left was to put our new windows into the spaces in our brand new wall!


The rest of our renovation included carpeting and furnishing the shop with tables, chairs, and lots of shelves for fabric!

We had a ton of fun fixing up the shop in preparation for our Grand Opening! We’re very excited about sharing it with you! Don’t forget to come to the opening December 3rd, 4th, and 5th and enter to win a Passport 2.0 sewing machine by Pfaff! Can’t wait to see you there! And don’t forget to check out our website at!

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