Monday, September 26, 2016

Classes and Activities

Are you in transition between projects and not quite ready to fully embrace winter sewing just yet?  We have a couple of classes coming up and a few spots in each - so maybe one of these ideas will get you back into the sewing room!

Classes

The Hollow Star with Krista Moser is a two part class, and great for stash busting your scraps. Of course this neutral pallette is fabulous but the project works up well in lots of brights or even a seasonal holiday color range.  You can use as much variety as you want so the options are pretty wide open.  You'll do some pre-cutting before the first class, make some progress in between the 2 sessions and wrap things up at your second class.  This one really can get to the point of a finished top by class end so you won't have to worry about another lingering work-in-progress.

Hollow Star with Krista Moser
You can register online hollow star or stop by the store!

And Krista has been making some amazing tuffet projects - we've hosted a few classes here and are always impressed with our students results.  And for the first time we're offering the option of a square version for those of you who have already mastered the round tuffet.  The style choices are limitless and we know several customers are choosing this project for gift-giving too.   Check out the possibilities and register soon!  


And don't miss out:  

La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum

Fiber Arts Festival

September 30th - October 2nd 2016
10am - 5pm daily


Museum Honors Local Quiltmaker, Teacher and Author, Reynola Pakusich

It's not too late to catch Reynola's exhibit - or this one featuring another local artist - both exhibits are highly recommended!  



Friday, September 23, 2016

Projects and fabrics and crafty fun!

Have you seen our back-to-school display? Yep - that box of Crayola's is filled with fabrics from Riley Blake, not sidewalk chalk or crayons!  We had some fun doing the improv letter signs and think there are endless ways you could incorporate a few words into a quilt or quilt back...a favorite quote, the recipient's name for a gift quilt or important words to live by.  A great way to play with fabric.    


And you could go home with some of our favorite leftovers...we've got u-fill scrap bags available until we run out of scraps.  Could that happen I wonder?  


We've had some great customer show and tell lately with these fun projects, a great bag using the heavier weight linen & cotton blend fabric and a pretty sweet dress for a young person from a special piece from cotton + steel fabrics.
Trail Tote
Pattern by Anna Graham of Noodlehead
Sewn by Kate
Free pattern at:
Robert Kaufman

Geranium Dress
Pattern from Made by Rae
Sewn by Kami

And of course, no day is complete without some great fabric right?  These Koi are digitally printed for some life-like details.  And we've featured a variety of fabrics below from some of the latest lines added to our shelves.  
Koi Gathering from Kona Bay Fabrics

Fuji from Kona Bay Fabrics

Pheasant and Traceries by Margo Krager

Wool Needle IV Flannels by Primitive Gatherings
Now that we've had some days of cooler weather and rain, it's time to dust off the sewing tables and get those projects back on track!  Fall sewing weather is officially here.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Bali Talk on Thursday

The rainy season has arrived, sew it's all about the fabric right? It's not too late...we still have a few spots left in the lecture on Batiks this Thursday.  Give us a call or stop by to reserve a spot if you're interested, reservations are required so we can be sure to accommodate everyone.
  

Monday, September 12, 2016

The New Hexagon

Hey hey hey - look who's coming to town!  Are you addicted to English Paper Piecing - or just all things hexagon?  Well this is your chance to meet Katja so clear your calendar for Thursday afternoon!



Katja will be here at 2:30 and you can stop by for an opportunity to meet her and have your book or calendar signed!  Contact us to reserve a copy and pick it up at the event!


Sunday, September 11, 2016

Quilting Hoop Anyone?

Just a reminder - We're Closed on Monday!

The stand quilting hoop has found a new home!

We have some fun and bright fabrics entering the mix - this Bittersweet group by Sue Daley is pretty fun and both of these new groups shown below offer some great fussy cutting opportunities if you're an English Paper Piecing addict.
Bittersweet
by Sue Daley Designs

Rosewater
by Nancy Gere 
And - back in stock this newsprint - it sure was perfect for the fall leaves project Tonya Alexander created...remember it?  Still on my to do list!

Story
by Carrie Bloomstrom


Thursday, September 8, 2016

Projects and Cotton & Steel

These fun wool felt patches are pretty versatile and fun to mix all the bling, stitchery and color you can manage!  Day of the Dead is quite a festive celebration of loved ones, and we added the great crepe paper marigolds to our display.  Pretty bright and fun.  Class is coming up the end of the month so stop by and sign-up if you need a little playtime! 




We've added to the Cotton & Steel collection of fabrics we are building - a few basics and a few fun prints to mix in. 

Print Shop from Cotton and Steel
Raindrop from Cotton and Steel
Checkers from Cotton and Steel
We are filling in the shelves and adding a few new store samples so stop by soon and see what we've added to the shop.  


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

What's Happening Here

We will be closed on LABOR DAY!!

We will be re-opening Sundays starting September 11, Noon-4pm.

And after much consideration, we have decided to CLOSE on Mondays!  This begins with Labor Day September 5th.  Please make a mental note as I know it will be a learning curve for us too!  Habitat For Humanity is also closed on Monday so we aren't the only ones in our neighborhood.  I'm hoping it will be a good opportunity to catch up on paperwork as well as get some dedicated time for samples and displays.  We do appreciate your business and support and hope that you can adjust your shopping plans and visit us Tuesday through Sunday!

Introduction to Hand-Piecing with Elaine Nixon



Have you ever wanted to learn how to hand-piece, but found yourself overwhelmed or not sure where to begin? Join Elaine to learn the basic skills you need to get started, including how to successfully piece curves, create six and eight-pointed stars, and inset seams. Information about tools and and supplies helpful in the process will also be provided. This is a three-part class.

Wednesday 9/21, 9/28, AND 10/05
10 am to 12:30 pm
Class Fee: $60


We have new goods too...not just fabric either but a few new books and class samples and we are wrapping up the final days of Row x Row, so if you haven't picked up your pattern yet - this is the time!


New Twills and Linen blends

Party Animals by Petit Collage for Windham Fabrics

Sweet Baby by Abi Hall for Moda