Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Free Shipping is a special notice for our Blog readers.  We are having a Free Shipping event starting December 1st -  but you can start shopping now and get the free shipping...just remember its a secret!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas Gifties - Part Two

Last Sunday we posted a few links to some free online tutorials geared towards making some quick and easy Christmas gifties.  That was so popular we are doing it again!

First up check out these cute Cuffed Stockings from Cluck, Cluck, Sew:  Cuffed Stocking
Photo from Cluck, Cluck, Sew

Next up is an adorable little Party Bag designed by Nicole Willmore -  you can find it at Moda's Bakeshop!
Photo from Moda Bakeshop
Do you have any runners is your life -  checkout this cool shoe wallet ... designed by my b-fri Felicity of Felicity Quilts!  Click here for tutorial:  Shoe Wallet

shoe wallet
Photo from Felicity Quilts
Finally, this week I taught the redwork basics class and found this link to a free stitchery pattern from Mulberry Street.   It is so cute that it is just ridiculous.  I prefer straight embroidery to crayoned finished one in the photo so am doing mine in plain wiil you do yours?  Click here for the free pattern.

Pattern From Mulberry Street Patterns

New Kits

We have three new tablerunner kits made up for you.  They all contain the fabric (including backing) and pattern to make a super easy table runner.  You'll have it done in 2 hours! The best thing?  They  are only $16.99!

Click here to purchase online: 

If you are watching all the home decor shows like I am then you know that every man wants a "Man Cave" complete with a Lazy Boy chair and a big screen TV!  Why now make him up this hilarious banner to mark his territory?  The kit contains all the fabric and the pattern!

Click here to purchase it online:  Man Cave Kit

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Arts and Crafts Sampler Block of the Month

We are now registering The Arts and Crafts Sampler Block of the Month.  Australian designer, Michele Hill, has created this quilt inspired by the designs of William Morris. This applique sampler quilt showcases her new fabric collection "Morris Meadows" which is printed by In the Beginning Fabrics.

Whether you enjoy machine or hand applique techniques this block of the month quilt is sure to become a family heirloom.

During this 10-month Block of the Month program, you will receive all the patterns and fabrics needed to complete the quilt top including binding. The finished quilt measures 60 1/2" x 72 1/2".

There is a $25 non-refundable start-up fee, then only $24.95 per month plus 3.50 shipping and handling (within Canada) for each kit. If you pay for the whole program up front we will waive the registration fee. Please just let us know in the comments box when you check out that this is what you would like to do.

This program will begin in April, 2012.
Click here to register online:  The Arts and Crafts Sampler Block of the Month

Monday, November 21, 2011

New From Moda

We have a few groups of Moda that are priced at only 9.99/metre.

The first group is Summer Breeze and includes beautiful blue and yellow floral prints.  Click here to purchase them online for only 9.99/metre:  Summer Breeze

 The second grouping has a retro feeling and blends novelties with great basics.  Click here to purchase it online for only 9.99/metre:  Sherbet Pips
Finally, there is a group by Kathy Schmitz called Full Circle that is inspired by embroidery motifs.  Click here to purchase Full Circle online for 9.99/metre:  Full Circle

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Great Christmas Gifties!

Are you looking for some quick and easy gifties to make up for Christmas?  Here is a little collection of free patterns for inspiration!

If you have any techno lovers on your list -  check out this ear bud pouch - it is easy to make and we have the colorful zippers in the shop!
photo from Dog Under My Desk
There is a free tutorial at:  Dog Under My Desk

If you want an update on a holiday classic here is a Fabric Wreath that is sewn (quickly) rather than tied!
Easy Pieced Wreath from Quilt Inspiration
The Free Tutorial can be found at Quilt Inspiration

I love these little organizers that are perfect for the desk or sewing table.
Photo from Pink Penguin
Click here for the tutorial:  Pink Penguin

If you would like a new  pattern for a baby quilt -  this latest from Moda's Bakeshop is super cute!
Photo:  Moda Bake Shop
Click here for the tutorial:  Moda Bakeshop

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Pillowcase Kits

We have a few new pillowcase kits in stock.  These make quick and easy Christmas gifts and are only $11.99 each!  Click here to shop online:  Pillowcase Kits

Sew Catty Pillowcase Kit
Off the Hook Pillowcase Kit

Winter Wises Pillowcase Kit

Sew Catty Pillowcase Kit

Saturday, November 12, 2011

New Stonehenge Fabrics

Northcott has launched threee new groups of their beautiful Stonehenge Fabrics and we have them in stock now.  The first is called Apollo and has gorgeous blues and browns with two very dark shades which are very hard to come by.
The second grouping has summer tones in greens, pink and mauve and is called Magnolia.

The final group is called Renaissance and includes greys, neutrals and greens as well as three elegant texture prints.

Click here to purchase Apollo online:  Stonehenge - Apollo
Click here to purchase Magnolia online:  Stonehenge - Magnolia
Click here to purchase Renaissance online:  Stonehenge - Renaissance

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Freckles Frenzy Kits and Patterns Now Available

Patti Carey the marketing manager at Northcott was challenged to design a quilt using all the different colours of Freckles --- Northcott's signature tone on tone fabric.   Look what she came up with:  stunning Bargello masterpiece!

The kit contains 90 fat quarters, as well as the border and binding fabric and pattern. The finished size of this queen sized quilt is: 97" x 117"   If you decide to purchase the pattern only you will receive the instructions to make the quilt in twin size as well.

Click here to purchase the pattern online:
Freckles Frenzy Patterns

Click here to purchase the queen sized quilt online:
Freckles Frenzy Quilt Kit

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

New on the Bookshelf

Got hair that falls in your eyes? Can't find anything to match your outfit? Then make your own headband. Instructions and metal headband included. 
Click here to purchase online:  Simply Classic Headbands.

The latest from Terry Atkinson...these fun little bags stand up on a hidden contrast bottom. Large Bag 5-1/2in x 9in x 2-1/2in, Small Bag 4in x 8-1/2in x 2-1/2in.  Click here to purchase it online:  Lollipop Bags


 The latest from Thimbleberries! 12 Months of Quilting & Party Treats. Includes: 4 Seasonal Quilts, 4 Bonus Projects, 1 Stitchery Sampler, 1 Project with throw & queen option. 24 Fun party treats - delicious deserts & beverage recipes each month. Pub.Oct-2011;80pp  Click here to Puchase it online:  Pattern Party

Be inspired by the soft gentle colors of Japanese Taupes and Kylie Irvine’s charming designs. The colors give a soothing comfort to these modern quilts while the naive flowers lend a sense of whimsy. Quilts, cushion covers, sewing cases, bags and more.  Click here to puchase it online:  Taupe Inspirations