Friday, December 28, 2007

Our First Block of the Month Program...

We are very excited about our first block of the month program. Starting January 2nd we are launching the Thangles Buck a Block program. The quilt is made using a gorgeous colorway that plays the beauty of purple and blue batiks against a black backdrop. Any walk-in customer who would like to participate is welcome.

Yes, you really do get everything you need to make a pieced block each month for only $1, including the fabric and the pattern.

Here is all the detailed information:

To join, you must purchase a starter kit that includes a pack of 2” Thangles and a storage box from the shop for $6.00. This purchase will provide you with all the Thangles you need to complete all 12 quilt blocks – with plenty to spare.

You may purchase only one block kit per month at this special price. To make the program as convenient as possible, you may visit the shop on any day of the month you choose to pick up your $1 block kit. If you can’t come in during a particular month(s) you must purchase the missed block kit(s) for $3 to once again be eligible for the $1 block kits. No exceptions, please!

Additional blocks may be purchased at any time for $3 each, subject to availability.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Suede Snugglers

Snuggle up this winter in our ultra cozy suede snuggler quilt kit. This quilt really is easy enough to make up in one day.

It comes in three great decorator color combinations for you to choose from:
-- Teal and Black
-- Loden and Black (pictured above)
-- Chocolate and Black
This set contains all the supplies you will need to make this beautiful throw sized quilt including flannel for backing and binding, washable ultra suede for top , perle cotton for tying and instructions. Here's the best part it is only 44.99!

Here is the link to purchase this item online: Suede Snuggler Kit

Announcing Our Permanent Location

We will be moving to our permanent location in January. Our new space is in the same mall but is facing onto Chesswood (so it will be super easy to find) and has plenty of free parking right in front of the store! We are currently renovating the new space. It will have a lovely big classroom and much more lighting than we currently have. Here is a sneak preview of the storefront:3961 Chesswood Drive
Toronto, ON M3J 2R8
416 633-8800

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Happy Fingers and a Background Completed...

I have never been able to use a thimble - the metal drives me crazy and the leather ones - well I just didn't like them. Along came Hilma, our resident sewing machine guru, and she turned me on to Comfort Thimbles. Theses are the niftiest thimbles that are made of heavy rubber. They are very comfy and the old finger doesn't sweat at all. I love it - I definately see an improvement in my hand sewing since I adopted it. The picture makes it look like an immense landing pad for a futuristic space ship but they are great!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Another New Mini Kit, Lots of Notions and Snow, Snow snow!

Hilma finished up our latest mini kit which features the scrumptious new fabric from England called Party Time...Here is a picture of the top and you can purchase the kit online or in the shop for only 6.99 (it contains the instructions, all fabric - including the binding and backing!).

To purchase the kit using this link: Goodies Mini Kit

Have you been wondering what all the fuss is about with the One Block Wonder Quilt? Why not join Cheryl Smith to make your own work of art using this easy but spectacular technique!

Dates: Sunday, January 20, 2008 Sunday, February 3rd, 2008
Time: 10 - 2
Fee: $55 + Book.

You can register in person, over the phone 416 633-8800 or online using this link: One Block Wonder Class.

We have been busy unpacking lots of goodies in the shop too:

Comfort Thimble in three sizes -- only $6.49

Clover Hera Marker -- only $6.49

Clover White Water Soluble Marker-- back in stock!

Olfa Rotary Blade - 45 mm -- 5 Pack back in stock and still only $16.99

... that's not all we have a whole selection of gingher scissors which are great for holiday giving, applique pressing sheets, rulers, tiger tape...the list goes on and on.

We also have Judy Martin's newest book back in stock...if you haven't seen it yet it is well worth a browse. Judy is the queen of log cabin quilts. and the new book includes sixteen new log cabin variations.

Judy Martin's Log Cabin Quilt Book

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Celebrity Visitor, Newsletter Available and More

We had an exciting day at the shop - Linda Franz, author of Quilted Diamonds and creator of inklingo dropped to say hello!

Linda Franz and I Hanging out by the novelties!
Linda is the inventor of Inklingos. Inklingos are a new kind of tool that replaces measuring and templates. Inklingo prints ulta-fine, precise lines on fabric with any ordinary Inkjet printer using colors that are carefully desinged not show in the finished quilt. Here are the links to purchase Inklingo:

Also new in the shop are a whole range of Northcott Papillon solids -- 50 colors all priced at $7.49/metre.

Our newsletter is published and ready for pick up and mail out - if you would like one let us know and we will pop it in the mail. The course list is up online and we have some real beauties lined up for you:

You can register in person at the shop, over the phone 416 633-8800 or online using our securs shopping cart: Clubs and Classes .

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Party Time and Applique Class

I have been working with the new Sashiko fabric (use this link to purchase online: Sashiko) and Quilt Patis-- my plan is to use this as the background for some floral applique.

We have lots of new goodies coming in the store nearly everyday!

We have a delectable new collection of fabric featuring all sorts of goodies. This is fantastic for placemats, aprons and I spy collections - absolutely delicious and no calories! You can purchase fabric from this collection online using this link: Party Time .

Also new is Makower's Gorgeous new Japanese inspired line called Zen - here is the link to purchase it online: Zen by Makower

I would also like to showcase another one of our classes! Starting in January Peggy Kwan will be teaching a Beginners Machine Appliqué class. You will work on a stunning floral sampler as you learn all the tricks to this technique.
Dates: Sunday, January 13, 2008
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Time: 10 - 2
Fee: $95 + Book

You can register online (Beginner Machine Applique Class), in person or over the phone 416 633-8800.