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Christmas is in the works!


Welcome to Ma's Got'a Notion
Here at Ma's, we got your back...quilt back, that is!!!


Here we are down to the wire...Christmas will be here in just a matter of weeks now. I am betting you have a few last-minute gifts to give that you don't want to pay out a lot of dollars for, but still, give a homemade gift..." because they know you quilt & because you do, they would love to have a handmade gift from YOU." Here are a few table runners suitable for inside use (note: I have several more in different prints in the shop); by using Insul-Bright instead of batting, you turn them into a safe place to sit hot dishes on. Insul-Bright guard your tabletops and counters against the hot! They are also great to place on outside tables when you entertain in the summer, bringing a festive mode with little money invested.

These runner kits are now on sale for $15.00; you get the top, back & binding fabrics. Square up the panel for the top, combine three layers, quilt & bind. You can complete one in the morning and one in the afternoon...Boom, you have gifts to give with very little time or dollars invested! There are many others to choose from online and in the shop (more in the shop as I have not had time to get them all photographed and posted).

Insul-Bright is my go-to batting for most table runners... excellent protection for less investment than cotton batting...(don't get me wrong, I LOVE COTTON BATTING but prefer the protection of Insul-Bright for table toppers.)


I will be back next Sunday with a reminder of what days we will close because of the holidays ahead.

Remember that I will be closed ALL DAY (Saturday, December 9, 2023). Taking the girls out for a bit of culture & a meal to be shared without the work environment surrounding us! It's always lovely to catch up about things that interest them beyond the shop doors!

It's snowing out as I write this; I hope this is not a tell-tale sign of the winter ahead. If you are out and about in this weather, be safe & stay warm!



Have a great week, and I hope to see you around the cutting table at Ma's.

Would you like to contact Ma, Deb, or the shop?
Or Phone: 309-543-6613
Sue Schaeffer, Owner
Ma's Got'a Notion
305 W. Main St. 
Havana, IL. 
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  • Retail Shop :  305 W. Main Havana, IL 62644
     Studio :  106 N. Schrader St. Havana, IL 62644
  • Ph: 309-543-6613
  • Hours: Tue-Sat : 10-5