Wednesday, December 5, 2007

More Ideas for Christmas Gift Giving!

Did you all catch Rudolph on television last night? Now my Christmas can start. I headed right to the workroom to plan my sewing strategy. I decided that all the girls in the family would get a pair of these Handy Heart Potholders. They are quick & easy & a great use of all those left over pieces of batting! Speaking of Rudolph, the new issue of Quiltmania magazine came into the shop today. The most adorable Rudolph quilt is on the cover. Hmm, maybe for next year.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Make it handmade this season

Wow, taking the Handmade Pledge this season, sure has us all buzzing! But we're having fun. If you are in need of some ideas for gifts, check back to my blog on daily basis & I promise to post (1) new idea everyday until Christmas! Today I want to tell you about the Note Taker from Kathy Mack at Pink Chalk Studio. A great portfolio in 2 sizes. I have made several & they are a big hit!

A few new lines of fabric have come into the shop these past few weeks. Baby Bella from Marcus Fabrics is so very sweet. I am thinking of using a pattern from Two Peas in a Pod!

Well back to sewing, see you tomorrow! And if you have any gift ideas, please do share & post a comment!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Take the Handmade Pledge this Holiday Season

Happy Thanksgiving to you all! Enjoy today, as tomorrow we focus our creative energies on the Holidays. Join quilters, crafters, sewers across the world in taking the Handmade Pledge this season. Make it handmade or buy it handmade
whenever possible! Need ideas? We've got plenty to share with you. Totebags, pincushions, pillowcases, quilts, notebook covers, Christmas stockings, aprons....the list goes on! My favorite new idea book for gift giving ideas is by Joelle Hoverson, owner of Purl Patchwork in SoHo. Her book, Last Minute Patchwork & Quilted projects has over 25 great projects! to baste the turkey!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Portable Bobbin Winder is Here!

The much anticipated Side Winder from Wrights has just arrived. For those of you who hate to wind bobbins this little portable bobbin winder is for you! We tried it out & it is pretty nifty! Priced at $29.95 it would make a nice Christmas gift!!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Website is launched!

Well, my staff can hardly believe that it's done...well, it's never done. But enough to get it out to you all. So take a look around. All the fall classes can now be paid for online as well as our best selling patterns, books, kits & fabrics! And check out the blog on weekly basis so you can find out about all the goodies the UPS driver brings us! This week, we just unwrapped the beautiful Shangri-La line from Moda's 3-Sisters. And we've whipped up a few gorgeous samples to give your creativity a boost!

And don't forget about Quilt Pink this coming Saturday Sept 22 at the shop from 11-4. We are piecing together the beautiful Carpenters Star all in beautiful Moda pinks! Refreshments, goody bags, free patterns.....for all participants! -Susan

Wednesday, August 8, 2007