Smith Owen Sewing & Quilting

... quilt smarter, not harder!

modern methods with fusible interfacing

Have you wanted to make a double wedding ring or a lone star but have been intimidated by difficult traditional methods?  Come see how these quilts and many more can be made easily and accurately without the tedious traditional methods - but with all the traditional beauty!  With Quiltsmart's lightweight fusible printed interfacing you can achieve awesome results without the fuss.  Fun and smart with no curved piecing, bias cuts, etc!  Also see how our uber popular mondo, smart and cell bags are made. 

Join Mattie Rhoades- Founder of Quiltsmart

at Smith-Owen Sewing & Quilting to see her innovative quilting technique- QuiltSmart. Don't miss this chance to learn from the person that developed easy ways to do hard quilts and see beautiful examples of her work.

Come see what all the talk is about at this QuiltSmart Trunk Show!

Tuesday, September 16
Time: 6-8 pm
Cost: $25.00 -- bring a friend and it's only $19.00 each

Use the form below to sign up

mattie rhoades
Mattie Rhoades President of Quiltsmart, Inc.  

I taught quilting for years and was always frustrated with fussy patterns and sewing methods that were tedious.  It is with that feeling that Quiltsmart was born.  One of the first patterns that was printed on interfacing was Quilt in a Day's Sunbonnet Sue.  We still print this for Quilt in a Day.  Many other patterns are also now printed on interfacing...some of our best sellers are Lone Star, and Double Wedding Ring.  My goal is to make quilting fun, leaving behind the tedious work of the past, yet keeping the classic look of the quilts we all love.  Though I'm far from a perfectionist, and can be quite content with mismatched seams, a side benefit of making quilting easier using printed interfacing is that it ends up being pretty darned accurate, too!  So, quilting these traditionally-difficult quilts (like Lone Stars, Mariner Compasses, Dahlias) becomes pretty easy - easy enough for beginners to shine at the quilt guild show-and-tell! 

  • Quiltsmart is Easy, Fast, Smart!...And, FUN!
  • Traditionally-difficult quilts are now easy, quick and accurate!
  • Make quilts like the Lone Star and Double Wedding Ring in a snap!
  • We put the design and engineering into the patterns, so all you have is the fun!