Today's Featured Shops

Charm Pack Depot
Charm Pack Depot specializes in specialty fabric cuts for quilting including Moda charm packs, jelly rolls, fat quarter packs, fat quarters, dessert rolls, honey buns, turnovers, and layer cakes. We pride ourselves in carrying top grade 100% cotton quilt fabric from Moda, Hoffman International, Blank Textiles, Maywood Studios, P&B Textiles, Merrivale Batik, Northcott, In the Beginning, Henry Glass, Red Rooster, Northcott, Marcus Brothers and RJR.

Flare Fabrics
Canadian online quilt and fabric store specializing in top quality batiks and fabrics with flare at great prices. FREE shipping within Canada, on orders over $50. Free shipping to the U.S. on orders over $150.

Gee-Gee's Quilting Inc
We carry in store fabric from Alexander Henry,Andover,Avlyn,Bali Batiks,Benartex,Blank,Classic Cottons,Clothworks,David Textiles,EEssco,Fabric Traditions,Free Spirit,Henry Glass,In The Beginning,Kaufman,Lakehouse,Loralie Designs,Lyndhurst Studio,Makower,Marcus Brothers,Maywood Studio,Michael Miller,Moda,Northcott,Print Concepts,Quilting Treasures,Red Rooster,RJR,South Seas Imp,Spectrix,Springs,Telegrach Rd,Timeless Timeless Treasures,VIP,Windham, With over 16,000 bolts of High Quality 100% Cotton Fabric and three generations of buyers we can offer you one of the largest selections available in the world of Quilting today!

HollyDee Quilts
HollyDee Quilts is dedicated to helping quilters start and finish beautiful, exciting quilts by making the process fun, easy and enjoyable. Owner Denise Green is a Certified Judy Niemeyer Instructor. Denise frequently travels to guilds and quilt stores to lecture about quilting and teach workshops on Judy Niemeyer patterns. Our store carries numerous Judy Niemeyer patterns, as well as notions, books and fabric kits.

Nana's House Quilt Shop

Needle in a Haystack
Needle In A Haystack Is A Kansas Quilting Shop Offering Kansas Quilting Services Such As Quilt Classes, Quilt Patterns, Quilt Kits And More. Contact Us For Your Next Kansas Quilt

Quilt Corner Online
Online Quilting store

Quilting Adventures
The friendly store for everyone who creates with fabric in Richmond, VA!

The Country Spool, LLC

The Quilting Hen
THE QUILTING HEN 1156 BUCK BRIDGE ROAD P. O. Box 239 CARTER, MONTANA 59420 406-734-5297 Brick & Mortar Store Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Closed Sunday, Monday and major holidays. Online Store ALWAYS open! WELCOME to our Destination Quilt Store on the vast and beautiful Montana Prairie. Directions To The Quilting Hen of Carter, Montana: GPS Setting: Longitude: North 47.79975 Latitude: West 110.95462 From Great Falls, Montana, take HWY 87 North for 23 miles to the town of Carter. At Carter intersection, turn left (look for highway signs). Drive one (1) mile and turn at first right (look for sign). You will be driving onto a working grain Farm and the Quilt Store is the largest building on the premises. Parking ample and easy turn around for large motor homes, trucks pulling trailers, semi trucks, horse trailers and more. The store answer machine (406-734-5297)is always on, so you may check for dates & times store is open each particular week, holiday or a special event at the store. Please do not use the Google Map Directions or any other directional assistant computer as they are NOT even close to our brick and mortar store. Use GPS Settings listed above please. Featured Quilt Store in magazine along with articles and awards about The Quilting Hen Store Space: 2,500 Square Feet 2,950 Bolts of Quality Quilting Fabrics Specializing in Batiks, Flannels, Oriental, Nautical, Seasonal, Baby Cotton, Baby Flannels, Western and Wildlife, 1930's and much more. Bright, Interesting and very Unusual Fabric selections. Original Quilting Hen Patterns and Teacher Tested Kits. PFAFF Exclusive Supreme Dealer for Great Falls and surrounding area since 1999. Pet Friendly, however, please be sure to keep your beloved pet contained in your vehicle when on the property. This is truly a destination quilt store built from the ground up for our customers and travelers from around the world. The Quilting Hen has a breathtaking view of the Highwood Mountains, which you may view from any one of the rocking chairs on the front porch during the summer. This wheat farm has over 5 generations of local and colorful history. You most likely will get the opportunity to view an antelope grazing, coyote hunting or a bald eagle flying near our store. You may ask where the store name originated? In 1999, Diane Arganbright, the owner, received from the American Poultry Association, Inc. the award and title of Master Exhibitor for Poultry. This was the first award given to any individual in the State of Montana for her breeding, exhibiting, judging and continuing education of our young people about poultry. That is how the store was named! Activities never end at this beautiful location and there is always something going on. It is worth the destination drive to Carter, Montana that is lovingly nestled between Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park on Highway 87 just 25 miles North of Great Falls, Montana. Carter is also along the trail of the explorers Lewis & Clark, and the first town founded along the Missouri River is just a few miles away. Events best describe The Quilting Hen. Winners of different events have won a variety of prizes including quilt shopping sprees, sewing machines, sergers, gift cards, certificates, trips, gas cards, and more. The owner is an avid scuba diver and hosts a very special "Central Montana One Stop Shop Hop" when she returns from her scuba adventures every year. This event took over when we were no longer able to host our outdoor quilt show due to weather issues. Community Benefits and services have long been a part of this store since its inception in 1999. The Linus Quilt Project began in this area along with receiving the PFAFF Act Of Kindness Nomination for our idea of collecting used sewing machines, refurbishing them and then donating them to the Women’s Pre-Release Center in Great Falls, Montana. Rescue animals are also a big part of this store and Diane has given away hundreds of yards of quilting fabrics in exchange for cans of dog and cat food – enough to fill up a truck that was delivered to the Florence Dedman Animal Rescue Foundation in Ft. Benton, Montana. A Diaper Dash event was created to collect diapers for the local Life Way Pregnancy Center of Great Falls. Charitable organizations within the community have been supported by The Quilting Hen including the local volunteer fireman and EMT crews, which have received financial support along with donations of quilts for their cause. On October 21, 2009, the United States Commerce Association Washington, DC selected The Quilting Hen and Antiques to receive the “2009 Best of Chouteau County Small Business Award Category”! After the hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, 50 quilts that were store models, were sent to the victims in Houston. Names like “Hearts On The Prairie” and “Harvest Hope” are quilt patterns that Diane has created with her stellar staff, which all are inspired by the warm hearts and beautiful people that have visited our store from around the world. After one Internet order from Japan, the family actually visited our store on their trip to America. We have been fortunate enough to be on the front cover of Sewing Professional Magazine, Round Bobbin Magazine along with an article and special pattern created for Country Women Magazine. Additionally, The Quilting Hen had a 2 page feature article in The Fab Shop Hop Magazine along with other articles Diane has written for The Long Arm Quarterly Gazette. For the last 3 years, Diane also has been a guest instructor for PFAFF International Quilting & Sewing Conventions throughout the United States. Carter, Montana is a town of only 50 residents and these magazine articles have put Carter on the map! Quilting Classes are team taught here as this provides a more personalized class with attention and care given to every individual who attends. “The Carter Strip Club” is a very popular monthly event and the name says it all. We advertise being the “only strip club in Carter” and it brings our visiting customers laughs daily. Students wear pink boas during these monthly classes along with enjoying creative cakes made by Diane. The owner, Diane, has studied with the Winton Design Studios in Chicago and dabbles in cake decorating and has donated event cakes for local functions. Our store was built to serve a need and will be here to serve our community and Country. We truly look forward to a visit from you. Come see us and leave as a friend. The Quilting Hen Gary and Diane Arganbright - Owners 1156 Buck Bridge Road, P. O. Box 239 Carter, Montana 59420-0239 406-734-5297 Store Phone 406-734-5261 Fax Store Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 9 am to 5 pm Store Opened: 1999


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Preventing "Waviness" in Quilt Borders

To help prevent "waviness" in your quilt borders, follow this guideline. When measuring for borders on your quilt, always measure from the center of the quilt across from side to side and from top to bottom, not along the outside edges. Cut your border pieces this measurement and ease any difference into the quilt when sewing the borders on.