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& Order Pick-Up Hours:

Mon, Wed, Fri 10 AM - 5 PM
Tue, Thu 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM
Sunday Noon - 4 PM

Online ordering is available 24/7
Curbside / in-store pick-up & shipping are available

Shop our 100+ Bolts sale for 30% off!
Shop the Color Wall Sale for 20% - Sept 23, Oct 8, 2023 at Blue Bar Quilts!

Featured Classes of the Week

Blue Bar Quilts Class: Beginning Free Motion Quilting with Cheryl Schenck, Sept 30, 2023.

Beginning Free Motion Quiltling with Cheryl Schenck

Step into the world of free motion quilting! Learn several different patterns suitable for beginners. We'll focus on free motion quilting, but you'll also learn to baste your quilt and use a walking foot. With a little practice, you'll be quilting those unfinished projects in no time. Let's start turning those tops into quilts! Sept. 30, 10:30-3:30pm. Register here

Blue Bar Quilts Class: Easy Zipper Case taught by Sarah Wisner, October 1, 2023.

Easy Zipper Case with Sarah Wisner

Learn to make this super cute zipper bag - fantastic for all levels of sewists, including beginners! The Easy Zipper Cases Sewing pattern includes instruction for 3 sizes: small, medium, and large; we will be sewing the large size in class, approximately 9" x11". Sarah will teach you how to follow a pattern, apply interfacing, install a zipper, and create boxed corners. Please come to class knowing how to thread and run your machine. October 1, 12:15pm-3:45pm. Register here

GSAFE Quilt & Fiber Art Auction 2023: In Rainbowland - Nov 28- Dec 4

Online Auction Starts Nov 28

Stay tuned and follow on Facebook and Instagram for updates!

As the days get shorter and temperatures start to dip, GSAFE wants to help you get cozy while supporting our LGBTQ+ youth. They are inviting quilters (along with crocheters, knitters, and other crafty artists) to donate to their 4th Annual Quilt and Fiber Art Auction to be held Nov 28 – Dec 4. We appreciate your time, talent, and generosity in advance!

More info: Wrap Yourself in a Rainbow Quilt Auction Q&A

Donation form

We welcome your help with auction efforts!

In addition to donated quilts, GSAFE needs help with:

  • Photography of quilts and other donated fiber arts items for the auction website. We will be scheduling shoot times at Blue Bar Quilts late summer into fall. 

  • Writing descriptions of donated items, editing and recording information into a spreadsheet for listing the donations on the auction website.

  • If you have a completed quilt ready for donation before September 6, we encourage you to drop it off ASAP as it could be featured in the GSAFE information booth during the Great Wisconsin Quilt Show at the Alliant Energy Center on September 7-9.

  • Several volunteers are needed in the GSAFE information booth during the Great Wisconsin Quilt Show at the Alliant Energy Center on September 7-9.

If you can help us in any of these categories, please email GSAFE here:

JUKI Sewing Machines and Service

Sewing Machine Service

Our service technician, Ginny, is accepting machines for service. We take all JUKI sewing machines and sergers, and any machines of other brands that are beyond the manufacturer's warranty. Bring your machine to the shop for service; the current wait time is within 30 days. Service times may increase if repairs and/or replacement parts are needed. Email Ginny at if you have questions and visit our service page.

In the Hallway Gallery,
September 2023

In the Blue Bar Quilts Hallway Gallery, September 2023: Renee Gavigan Quilt Paintings

In Stock NOW!

JUKI AKANE MO-3000QVP machine at Blue Bar Quilts
JUKI TL-2010Q Mid Arm Straight Stitch Machine at Blue Bar Quilts
Blue Bar Quilts JUKI Club with Trisha, exclusive and private, for JUKI customers

Blue Bar Quilts JUKI Club

Hosted by Trisha Urben

Purchase a JUKI machine from Blue Bar Quilts and gain exclusive access to the Blue Bar Quilts JUKI Club! All future meetings will be posted in our private Facebook group.

If you have purchased a JUKI machine at the shop, visit our Blue Bar Quilts Facebook page and like and follow. Direct message us and we will then invite you to join the group where we will share JUKI news, tips & tricks, and answer your JUKI machine questions. Members are encouraged to share their own JUKI makes, news, and knowledge! For non-Facebook users, please email and we will add you to our contact list so you can get notifications and news via email.

Club meeting dates in July and October (Sunday & Monday content will be the same for each month):

  • July: Sunday, July 16, 3:30-5:00, Monday, July 17, 5:30-7:00
  • October: Sunday, October 22, 3:30-5:00, Monday, October 23, 5:30-7:00
Get a custom kit for the Alison Glass Carousel BOM!

Request Custom Kits


We are in for the Alison Glass Carousel BOM!

We now offer custom kits to your specifications - just let us know dark or light background and preferred color palette and we will make a one of a kind kit just for you! Specify all Alison Glass designed fabrics, or a variety of designers, blenders, and solids.

Call (608) 284-9299 or email your request with AG BOM in the subject to

More details

Purchase the Carousel PDF pattern:

Sign up on the website:

Direct to fabric digital printing at Blue Bar Quilts!

Direct to Fabric Digital Printing

Email your high-resolution photo, image, or text files (JPG, PNG, TIFF, PDF & DOCX are the best usable file extensions) ahead of time with the subject line “digital prints” to and include your name and phone number.  We cannot print copyrighted images or artwork that does not belong to you.
  • The price per print is $8.99
  • The maximum image printout size is 11.7” x 8.3” and your image can likely be increased to fit this dimension. If there is a chance of distortion with a size increase we will print the file as it was received. If your print needs to be a specific, precise dimension you must provide the file as you would like it printed.
  • Images will be printed on a 12”x 14” piece of PFD (prepared for dyeing) white quilting cotton. 
  • Please allow up to a week for the fulfillment of your order of 3 prints or less, an order of more than 3 prints could take longer.

Sharpening Services

Sharpening Services from 5th Dimension Knives are now available weekly at Blue Bar Quilts
Sharpening Services from 5th Dimension are now available weekly at Blue Bar Quilts.

  • Drop off your scissors (or knives) at the shop by Monday and they will be returned the following Monday.
  • Fill out a form providing your contact information; name, email address & phone number.
  • No limit on how many items to be sharpened, bring as many as you would like.
  • You will know your sharpened items are ready to be picked up once you receive an e-invoice from 5th Dimension for service.
  • Any questions regarding sharpening services & invoicing should be made directly to Chessie of 5th Dimension: or (608) 554-4203.
  • Any blades that cannot be repaired will be returned with explanation and without a charge.
    • Scissors & Pinking Shears - $15 each regardless of length
    • Knives - $1.50 per inch

Rent our Classroom!

Rent our Classroom for a sew day, event or gathering!
Rent our Classroom for a sew day, event or gathering!

Rental charge is $25 per hour; please check our online calendar for availability - if nothing is scheduled for that day the classroom is available, please email Gael at to request. Limited evening hours available.

Amenities include: irons, ironing boards, cutting mats & basic acrylic rulers, twelve 6’ tables, 20 rolling office chairs, 75” smart TV, 100” square quilt design wall.
Blue Bar Quilts is a Cherrywood Hand Dyed Fabrics Retailer!
• 100% cotton • Gorgeous texture • High thread count • No right or wrong side • Needle turns beautifully • Shows off quilting stitches • Combines with printed fabric • Dyed by women in Minnesota • Wash with Synthrapol

Your Full Service Quilt Shop

Blue Bar Quilts is your Full Service Quilt Shop!
From custom kits for any pattern (yours or ours!), to sourcing and ordering specialty notions and tools, to cutting fat quarters at your request, we're your full-service quilt shop!

An Aviary of Affection

I was honored and surprised to receive this amazing quilt and pillow, made by members of the Blue Bar community. Titled "An Aviary of Affection", it couldn't have been a more perfect gift for me, full of birds and incredible collaborative artistry, two of my favorite things. I thank the makers for this quilt, but most of all for sustaining and nurturing the community that they have built in and around Blue Bar. My love to you all! 💙💛❤️

An Aviary of Affection Quilt - created by members of the Blue Bar Quilts community, for shop owner, Gael Boyd.

Blue Bar Quilts is a Modern Quilting Community located in Middleton, Wisconsin.

Our focus is on modern quilters and makers and the fabrics they love. We stock designer fabric collections and fabric basics from  Andover FabricsArt Gallery Fabrics, Blank Quilting, Camelot, Clothworks, Dashwood Studio, Free Spirit, Island Batik, Michael Miller, Moda Fabrics, M&S Textiles, P&B Fabrics, Robert Kaufman, Ruby Star Society, Stof Fabrics, Studio E, Windham Fabrics, and more.
We are a JUKI QVP dealer and stock a full line of JUKI sewing machines, sergers and long arm quilting machines, the Tajima Sai embroidery machine, and the Ricoh Ri 100 direct to fabric digital printer. Come into the shop to see our selection or call to schedule a demo.

Our quilt shop offers classes in quilting and sewing projects and techniques, both hand sewing and sewing machine and often including other fiber arts crafts and surface design techniques.  Our shop takes pride in featuring local Wisconsin pattern designers. Some of our favorites are  Abby MaedJD’s Custom Quilts, Purple Pineapple Studio, Sew Hungry Hippie, Studio R Quilts, and Wefty.

We believe in giving back to our community through service. Our shop is home to the Days for Girls Middleton Team which meets for a workday in our classroom on the second Tuesday of every month from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Days for Girls is an organization that makes and distributes reusable menstrual kits to girls and women all over the world. Blue Bar Quilts is also a Project Linus donation drop-off location for finished quilts and blankets. 

Two Madison-area guilds meet at our shop, Madison Modern Quilt Guild and Madison Contemporary Fiber Artists. For more information on these groups please visit their websites or social media profiles.

Blue Bar Quilts is a welcoming Modern Quilting Community – We invite anyone with an interest in quilting, sewing, and creating to join us!

A note from Gael:

We are so thankful for your continued business. This international health crisis is going to be a rough patch for so many small businesses and that worries me for all of us in that boat. On the other hand, it has heartened me to see how local communities have rallied in support of their friends and neighbors. May we all remain united in the face of adversity and come through this healthy and happy.

(608) 284-9299
6333 University Avenue
Middleton, Wisconsin 53562
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