A Quilt Store Made of Polymer Clay

Lazies, I have a fabulous creation to share with you today. I was surfing around Sarajane Helms’ website when I found a miniature quilt store made in polymer clay. That’s right, the bolts, quilts and fabric on the counter are all made from clay!

Polymer Clay Quilter's Storefront

Here’s Sarajane:
This store is being built with the crafty seamstress and quilter in mind – the 11 1/2″ tall kind, preferably.

The bolts of polymer clay cloth are the size of business cards. Shopping bags, miniature “books” and all sorts of paper and cardboard bits come into play in putting together the accessories and merchandise shown here.

Polymer Clay Quilter's Storefront2You can never have enough display space in a store—especially a little one! The floor is laid with 3/4 inch polymer clay tiles. Of course, black and white wasn’t enough—it had to be shades of black and white faux stone, with the occasional touch of gold.

It took a while to get the pattern just right and evenly placed. The design is based on the same Amish Quilt Block that was chosen as part of this store’s logo.

The shelves were filled with well over a hundred “bolts” from a number of artists at the NPCG retreat at Shrinemont in May of 2006.

The bottoms of two Altoids tins were used to form the “planter” boxes with “spider plants” on the tops of the shelves. Luckily they don’t need watering!

Polymer ClayJudith Skinner and I created polymer clay quilts to grace the walls and cutting table. These miniature quilt wall hangings are all cane slices from patterns shown in our new book ‘Adapting Quilt Patterns To Polymer Clay’.
– Sarajane Helms

Thank you Sarajane for sharing this impressive creation with us.

Read more about this project here and follow Sarajane’s adventures at her website here¬†and her blog here.

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Images courtesy of Sarajane Helms.

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5 Responses to “A Quilt Store Made of Polymer Clay”

  1. Penny — February 8, 2007 @ 9:27 am

    Just Fabulous!!! I love minitures! How much fun was that to do? I just had to go right to your site & buy that book! As if I don’t have enough addictions. Joan stop sending all these great things out! Please, please. Just kidding! This might be the only way I can get my fabric actually lined up in color famlies & that floor is free from loose threads, a dream come true! Great job! LOVE IT!


  2. linda — June 27, 2007 @ 8:47 pm

    I have been in a lot of fabric shops that don’t have a 1/4 of the charm of your shop!!!! I just loved it.

  3. I love it that so many different artists made the tiny fabric bolts for this store with their polymer clay canes! It just brings a wonderful diversity and realism to the store. This shop must have take Sara countless hours to create. I can image it was very fun though. I’ve heard that when people see it they like to reorganize the bolts how they would love to see them. A bit easier to do than in a real store, for sure!!


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