Thursday, May 18, 2017

Mark Your Calendar! Sale on Clearance Fabric on May 22!

Look for our email bright and early on Monday, May 22 and get 20% Off Clearance Fabric!

Here are some things to remember when you're shopping the sale. 

  •  The Sale is ONLINE ONLY. The store is closed on Monday, May 22, 2017 for Victoria Day. 
  •  Flat Rate Shipping will apply - $9.99 within Canada and $12.99 to the US.
  •  If you live in Toronto and would like to pick your order up please mention this is the comments box. Shipping charges will be removed at the time of billing. We will email you when your order is ready for pick up. 
  • Discount is only valid on Clearance Fabric including Last Chance Fabric. Discount does NOT apply to regular priced fabric, pre-cuts, kits, fat quarter bundles, mini-bolts, interfacing etc. 
  • Orders are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Please select alternate fabrics in case yours sells out - things go really quickly during a sale. Please be sure to provide specific instructions in the box titled : If we do not have the full quantity of an item on your order. For example you might say: " If you do not have the full 6 metres of the blue fabric please cancel that item but send the rest"; or "If you do not have the full 6 metres of the blue fabric cancel the whole order"; or "If you do not have the full 6 metres of the blue fabric please send a similar fabric of the same price." 
  • Please note that we will send what we have if you do not add specific instructions on your order. 
 If you've shopped one of our sales before you'll know that we have a very high volume of shoppers. We will do everything we can to fill out your orders quickly and accurately as we possibly can. Please give us a week's time to get all the orders out. 

Thank you and enjoy the sale!

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The Canadian Sampler - Meet the Designers - Brenda Miller

How is your Canadian Sampler coming along?
Keep sharing your blocks on facebook and instagram with #thecanadiansampler and remember to tag us!

The blocks for May are by Brenda Miller from Among Brenda's Quilts and Bags and Leanne from She Can Quilt.

The Compass Rose/ La Rose de vents 
Brenda Miller from Among Brenda's Quilts and Bags
The Compass Rose/La Rose de vents by Brenda Miller

Brenda is a first generation Canadian quilter who taught herself to sew at an early age on her mom's converted treadle sewing machine. Brenda has been severely and irreversibly bitten by the quilting bug and loves to inspire others through her work, her classes and her trunk show.

She designs her own bag and quilting patterns and travels with her two trunk shows and lectures entitled “Developing the Designer in You” and “Introducing Quilting to China”. 

Brenda lives with her husband Rob and cat Harry in Strathroy, Ontario. 

Follow Brenda on her website, Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram 

Brenda Miller

I love history. Who doesn’t love a good story, right?  One of the most interesting things about Canada was how it changed hands from being a French colony to a British one with lots of battles and skirmishes in-between, there was even some action between ourselves and our southern neighbours. One of the stories I recall related how a 14 year old boy unearthed a medieval astrolabe while pulling stumps beside Buttermilk Creek near Cobden. This happened back  in 1867.
You’ll of course recall that’s the year Canada became Canada.   If you don’t know, an astrolabe is a mariner’s device used for navigation and it looks somewhat like a compass. Nobody really knows who dropped the astrolabe in Buttermilk Creek, but it’s been attributed to French explorer and founding father Samuel de Champlain who did travel in the area while searching for what he thought was the northern sea, but what was probably Hudson’s Bay. There is also some thought that it was dropped by Jesuit priests on their travels.  Really, nobody knows who lost the astrolabe but it rests comfortably in the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Hull, Quebec for all to enjoy and I have celebrated it in my block.  Enjoy! 

Sign up for The Canadian Sampler and make this gorgeous quilt to Celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary!

 Registrations for The Canadian Sampler starting July 2017 are now open.

The Canadian Sampler - Meet the Designers - Leanne

How is your Canadian Sampler coming along?
Keep sharing your blocks on facebook and instagram with #thecanadiansampler and remember to tag us!

The blocks for May are by Leanne from She Can Quilt and Brenda Miller from Among Brenda's Quilts and Bags.

Inspired by Canada
Leanne from She Can Quilt

Inspired by Canada by Leanne

Leanne began sewing when she was five years old and has played with textiles ever since. She started quilting in March of 2010. Leanne is an award winning quilter, winning ribbons in both Canadian and American quilt shows. She likes to design quilts and has published patterns in magazines and a book. Leanne shares her quilting journey, including many free tutorials, on her blog, Leanne lives in Alberta, splitting her time between Lethbridge and Edmonton, and also heads off to the west coast to spend time on a Gulf Island. When she is not playing with fabric she works as a lawyer and hangs out with her family and two cats.

Follow Leanne on Instagram, Twitter, Flickr and her blog. 

Leanne from She Can Quilt

Inspiration for Inspired by Canada

I named my block, Inspired by Canada. A triangle is the strongest shape, and Canada is very strong. Canada has three mountain ranges, and three coasts and three oceans and triangles have three sides and there are three triangles in the block. And the Canadian flag has three branches on the maple leaf. The block looks modern and minimalist but it is pieced as a traditional log cabin, which is also typically Canadian. And finally this block reminds me of a hockey jersey. 

Sign up for The Canadian Sampler and make this gorgeous quilt to Celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary!

Registrations for The Canadian Sampler starting July 2017 are now open. 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Look at these Cats!!!


Aren't these the cutest cats?!
Knittens is by Anita Jeram for Clothworks.
Click here to purchase online: Knittens

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Dapper by Tim Holtz is here!

Inspired by worn textiles of a merchant tailor with the stylish nostalgia of timeless typography, Dapper captures a classic era in this new collection. The pattern and imagery are woven together in a neutral palette with a hint of faded color to inspire the most sophisticate and eclectic creations.

Dapper is by Tim Holtz for Coats.

Dapper - Street Maps

Dapper - Vintage Receipts

Dapper - Script

Dapper - Tape Measures & Cigar Box Labels

Dapper - Numbers