Monday, September 21, 2020

We're planning ahead!

We are planning ahead and we feel some things can safely be put on the calendar...Christmas and the Winter holiday season is coming!  Not to mention our rainy season right?  Anyway, it's always a good time for sewing and stitching and here are some of our latest winter arrivals.  Hope you will be inspired to get some holiday gift making and home decorating underway!  

A Winter's Stitch by Plumcute Designs



Scandi by Makower


Snow Sweet 

Santa Claus Lane

Merry Little Christmas

Just What I Wanted

Comfort & Joy

Winter Gnomes

Yuletide

We are open by appointment Tuesday and Wednesday for individual shopping 

(it's okay to bring a friend!) 

Please use this link to reserve a time for individual in-store shopping that suits your schedule.   (there is no need to register or log in, just click on 'next' at the bottom right)

As our local COVID numbers continue to restrict business activity and school operations we have limited hours.  We feel it is important to be part of the solution and want to do our best to help mitigate the ongoing spread of COVID-19.   We are transitioning to new school schedules and will reset our shop hours once we have an idea about our homeschool obligations.  

We are open for walk-in shopping on Thursday and Friday from 1:00 - 4:00pm 

and

 Saturday 11:00 - 2:00pm.  

There are a few appointments available on these days as well for individual shopping, if openings are available they will be reflected on the calendar in the link.  Please use the website booking tool to reserve a spot.   

We have implemented a few changes to our shop layout and business practices to help maintain social distancing, upgraded sanitizing efforts and require that all customers wear facial coverings for the duration of their visit.  In-store retail visits are encouraged to adhere to the recommended 30 minute limit per Washington State safe-start guidelines.  If you would like assistance with your project or selecting fabrics please consider making an appointment to ensure staff availability.  We are also happy to arrange for 
curbside pick-up, just give us a call at 360 715-1629.    

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Current Store Hours and Latest Arrivals

We are open by appointment Tuesday and Wednesday for individual shopping 

(it's okay to bring a friend!) 

Please use this link to reserve a time for individual in-store shopping that suits your schedule.   (there is no need to register or log in, just click on 'next' at the bottom right)

As our local COVID numbers continue to restrict business activity and school operations we have limited hours.  We feel it is important to be part of the solution and want to do our best to help mitigate the ongoing spread of COVID-19.   We are transitioning to new school schedules and will reset our shop hours once we have an idea about our homeschool obligations.  

We are open for walk-in shopping on Thursday and Friday from 1:00 - 4:00pm 

and

 Saturday 11:00 - 2:00pm.  

There are a few appointments available on these days as well for individual shopping, if openings are available they will be reflected on the calendar in the link.  Please use the website booking tool to reserve a spot.   

We have implemented a few changes to our shop layout and business practices to help maintain social distancing, upgraded sanitizing efforts and require that all customers wear facial coverings for the duration of their visit.  In-store retail visits are encouraged to adhere to the recommended 30 minute limit per Washington State safe-start guidelines.  If you would like assistance with your project or selecting fabrics please consider making an appointment to ensure staff availability. 

With our current level of smokey air due to wildfires a bit of new reading material and project inspiration might be what you need?  We can set you up with curbside pick-up, just give us a call at 360 715-1629 ~ Here are a few of our latest arrivals!  



We also have the latest  book from Jo Morton, Tried and True and if you're ready to bring some gardening to the sewing room - Petal + Stem by Amy Friend has some wonderful modern floral blocks for foundation paper piecing.  If it's just some bright and fabulous fabric that you need to see, the New Vintage collection by Kathy Doughty has arrived.  It plays well with several other fabrics on our shelves so there are options to build something fun!  



 And for subdued florals in the 1800's flavor pink and chocolate always works - this collection from Paula Barnes, Madison Square covers the range of dark to light pretty well.  


Let us know if we can help with a bit of fabric enabling!  We are still doing curbside pick up and mailing out daily!  Nothing to do but stay inside and sew right now.  Enjoy!

Monday, September 7, 2020

Customer Gallery of Projects and Store Hours

We are open by appointment Tuesday and Wednesday for individual shopping 

(it's okay to bring a friend!) 

Please use this link to reserve a time for individual in-store shopping that suits your schedule.   (there is no need to register or log in, just click on 'next' at the bottom right)

As our local COVID numbers continue to restrict business activity we have limited hours.  We feel it is important to be part of the solution and want to do our best to help mitigate the ongoing spread of COVID-19.   We are transitioning to new school schedules and will reset our shop hours once we have an idea about our homeschool obligations.  

We are open for walk-in shopping on Thursday and Friday from 1:00 - 4:00pm 

and

 Saturday 11:00 - 2:00pm.  

There are a few appointments available on these weekdays as well for individual shopping.  Please use the link on the website to reserve a spot.   

We have implemented a few changes to our shop layout and business practices to help maintain social distancing, upgraded sanitizing efforts and require that all customers wear facial coverings for the duration of their visit.  In-store retail services are limited to 30 minutes per Washington State safe-start guidelines.  

Here is a little quilt show offering - a few of the projects our customers have been sharing with us - what an amazing variety and so much fun to see these projects come to completion.  What a fun show this would be to see in person right?!!  Thank you for letting us share in your makes - thanks to Rachel, Darene, Caroline, Teresa and Carol for letting us share your photos with everyone.  Keep on stitching!  

Rachel's mountain scene 
Rachel was working from memory and a photo to recreate a familiar scene - pretty special gift completed!

Darene's great granny quilt

Darene put her collection of reproduction fabrics to great use in this rendition of a Great Granny Quilt from the book Great Granny Squared - by Lori Holt (Bee in my Bonnet).  The fat eighth cuts we send out monthly for our Sampler Club were the perfect way to use up some variety and mix and match the fabrics for fun block combinations.  This project or any other that uses 2.5 inch strips is a great option to use up some of your stash of these sampler cuts (just in case you've been stashing these cuts away)!

Caroline's quilt
Here's a spectacular walling hanging - Caroline's 2nd quilt...can you believe that?  Just look what a little quarantine does for someone's creative skills!  

Teresa's book club display
Teresa has time to read and quilt and someone in her book club has a pretty spectacular display fence begging for a quilt show!  These quilts showcase a bit of talent and some fine finishing!

Teresa's quatro quilt


Carol's zen geese quilt

Carol is counting up to 19 for her quarantine efforts - here are a couple of her recent finishes.  The quilt below was inspired by one on an Alex Anderson show - and really offered some practice on quilting.  Carol participated in one of the last classes we offered before COVID hit, and it looks like Tonya Alexander of Stash Lab Quilts has another student off and running! 

Carol's 

Happy Stitching!  

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Fall Update on Hours and Fabrics

We are open by appointment Tuesday and Wednesday for individual shopping 

(it's okay to bring a friend!) 

Please use this link to reserve a time for individual in-store shopping that suits your schedule.   (there is no need to register or log in, just click on 'next' at the bottom right)

As our local COVID numbers continue to restrict business activity we have limited hours.  We feel it is important to be part of the solution and want to do our best to help mitigate the ongoing spread of COVID-19.   We are transitioning to new school schedules and will reset our shop hours once we have an idea when our homeschool obligations are clearer.  

We are open for walk-in shopping on Thursday and Friday from 1:00 - 4:00pm and Saturday 11:00 - 2:00pm.  

There are a few appointments available on these weekdays as well for individual shopping.  Please use the link on the website to reserve a spot.  If there are no available appointment times listed, we're either open for walk-in shopping or already booked.   

We have implemented a few changes to our shop layout and business practices to help maintain social distancing, upgraded sanitizing efforts and require that all customers wear facial coverings for the duration of their visit.  In-store retail services are limited to 30 minutes per Washington State safe-start guidelines.  

It's quickly approaching fall - and that means plenty of cheddar!  New fabric additions and time for some wool projects.  Here are some photos of some perfect seasonal options to keep you inspired.  
Sleepy Hollow by Andover



Festive bundles with poison and cheddar!

New fabrics by Clothworks


Fig tree wool bundles


Wool thread

We have a collection of wool and wool blends - ranging from small pieces to fat quarters and a few select bolts for yardage cuts.  Harvest Blessings by Heart to Hand is a great pattern to stitch up this season - perfect for porch decor or changing out the seasons for interiors.  We've got patterns and kits ready to go.  


Harvest Blessing kits ready! 





wool pincushion kits available

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Sidewalk Sale

 

Join us outside while the sunshine lasts this Friday and Saturday from 10am-3pm!

In an effort to help maintain social distancing protocols and prevent delays at the cutting counter - we're pulling a bunch of skinny bolts that are ready to go to new homes!  This is a finish the bolt sale - most bolts will have between 3 and 5 yards left on the bolt.  Perfect for backing a quarantine project or replenishing the stash!  

You can stop by and select your bolts and arrange for curbside pick up once we've processed your order - this is as close to drive through fabric shopping as we can get!  










Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Hours and News

We are open by appointment Tuesday and Wednesday for individual shopping (it's okay to bring a friend!) from 10:00am - 4:00pm 

Please use this link to reserve a time for individual in-store shopping that suits your schedule.   (there is no need to register or log in, just click on 'next' at the bottom right)

As our local COVID numbers continue to restrict business activity we have limited hours.  We feel it is important to be part of the solution and want to do our best to help mitigate the ongoing spread of COVID-19.   

We have implemented a few changes to our shop layout and business practices to help maintain social distancing, upgraded sanitizing efforts and require that all customers wear facial coverings for the duration of their visit.  In-store retail services are limited to 30 minutes per Washington State safe-start guidelines.  



You can find some great inspiration with these books - perfect for wool projects and new ideas for fall sewing - chances are you'll have some extra sewing time in your commitment and travel free schedule!  



We've restocked some basic linen/cotton canvas perfect for backgrounds and added texture in quilts, and we have more options in cotton toweling annnnd...the latest coordinating 60 inch goods from Moda are fabulous too!  We love all the projects that designer Jenelle Kent of Pieces to Treasure has created and we have her book in stock!  These toweling fabrics (and xtra wide goods) require just a simple hem and you've got a dining room makeover with a simple tablecloth and napkin set!  Or you can get fancy and choose a great applique motif for a table runner project.  Either way you'll enjoy the fresh look for your table.  

Happy Stitching!!

  

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Open Hours and New Books

Open 
Thursday and Friday
1:00pm - 4:00pm

We are open by appointment Tuesday through Saturday for individual shopping (it's okay to bring a friend!) from 10:00am - 4:00pm (except as noted above Thursday/Friday).

Please use this link to reserve a time for individual in-store shopping that suits your schedule.   (there is no need to register or log in, just click on 'next' at the bottom right)

As our local COVID numbers continue to restrict business activity we will maintain this blend of available hours.  We feel it is important to be part of the solution and want to do our best to help mitigate the ongoing spread of COVID-19.  Now that we will be juggling home school again this Fall we'll see what shop hours we can support starting in September...things just don't stay the same!    

We have implemented a few changes to our shop layout and business practices to help maintain social distancing, upgraded sanitizing efforts and require that all customers wear facial coverings for the duration of their visit.  Shopping visits are limited to 30 minutes per state requirements and since we have limited staffing available, please reserve an appointment if you would like assistance with your project or shopping choices.  

With September quickly approaching, despite our current heatwave we are thinking of autumn foliage and new projects for longer evenings.  We've been combining fabrics and revisiting some favorite projects - are you ready for a fresh start or a supplement to the stash?  

Fall Favorites



Spiced Pear pincushion 

And if you want to get serious about a new project or skill or just enjoy some eye candy and inspiration overload - here are some great new arrivals!  Yes...we can arrange for curbside pick up - or ship these to you!  Give us a call 360 715 1629 / Tuesday - Saturday 10am-4pm.

Quiltmania books



Keep on stitching in isewlation!



Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Open Hours and New Fabric

Open for drop-in shopping!
Thursday and Friday
1:00pm - 4:00pm

We are open by appointment Tuesday through Saturday for individual shopping (it's okay to bring a friend!) from 10:00am - 4:00pm (except as noted above Thursday/Friday).

Please use this link to reserve a time for individual in-store shopping that suits your schedule.  

As our local COVID numbers continue to limit our ability to move to the next phase of opening we will maintain this blend of available hours.  We are excited for re-opening but want to do so in a smart way and do our part to help mitigate the ongoing spread of COVID-19.  Now that we will be juggling home school sessions again this fall we'll see what a new work schedule will look like.  

We have implemented a few changes to our shop layout and business practices to help maintain social distancing, upgraded sanitizing efforts and require that all customers wear facial coverings for the duration of their visit.  Shopping visits are limited to 30 minutes per state requirements and since we have limited staffing available, please reserve an appointment if you would like assistance with your project or shopping choices.  We appreciate everyone doing their part to take care of our community.

We are starting a few new projects in between mask making....sound familiar?  And we've seen a few customer finishes of late as well!  We've had requests for backings and batting and bindings as everyone wraps up a COVID project or two...and requests for something new and fresh to supplement and re-inspire...but I have yet to hear "I've run out of fabric"!  

We have some new batiks in stock - great for quilts, and for masks!  




And some beginnings of red and green are filling the shelves in the reproduction room.  These subdued prints are darker shades and great for stash building or for holiday projects!

Happy Stitching!

Monday, August 3, 2020

Remember when last summer?

Open for drop-in shopping!
Thursday and Friday
1:00pm - 4:00pm

We are open by appointment Tuesday through Saturday for individual shopping (it's okay to bring a friend!) from 10:00am - 4:00pm (except as noted above Thursday/Friday).

Please use this link to reserve a time for individual in-store shopping that suits your schedule. 

(there is no need to log in OR register, just click on the 'next' button) 


As our local COVID numbers continue to limit our ability to move to the next phase of opening, we will continue with this blend of available hours.  We are excited for re-opening but want to do so in a smart way and do our part to help mitigate the ongoing spread of COVID-19.  We're doing our best to juggle social distancing requirements for staff and customers so that we can continue to stay open and healthy.  We have implemented a few changes to our shop layout and business practices to help maintain social distancing, upgraded sanitizing efforts and require that all customers wear facial coverings for the duration of their visit.  We appreciate everyone doing their part to take care of our community.


And now for a flash back!....last summer about this time, we were finalizing the installation of air conditioning (just one more reason to visit the shop now!) and recovering from a much anticipated whirlwind few days of hosting Margaret Mew and Judy Newman from Australia.  Sounds so much more complex now than it was at the time.  We were anticipating a visit from Lorena Uriarte (@lorena_in_syd) and Lisa Mattock (@foragebylisamattock) this fall, both from Australia and sadly those visits are off the 2020 calendar.  


Back to last summer - we packed the classroom, we toured Whatcom County, we enjoyed good weather and stitched as much as we could.  Margaret and Judy are both talented and generous and provided a lovely impromptu trunk show full of inspiration within minutes of their arrival at the shop.  



What a treat!  We enjoyed our time together and now with our current isewlation status look back with even greater appreciation at the opportunity to connect with fellow quilters and meet these lovely ladies!  Enjoy some inspiration and good memories with these photos and perhaps a new project will catch your eye!  







We have a few starter kits of fabric packs hand-picked by Margaret and Judy for the Cleland Coverlet and County Claire quilts - we also have their books published by Quiltmania and the Wildflower Cushion pattern and County Claire Quilt in stock.  Thanks Margaret and Judy for such a great visit and wrap up to your US tour of 2019!  Give the shop a call or schedule an appointment to stop by and check out a project inspired by Australians!  

Happy Stitching ~

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

What's around the corner? Plus Open Hours

Open for drop-in shopping!
Thursday and Friday
1:00pm - 4:00pm

We are open by appointment Tuesday through Saturday for individual shopping (it's okay to bring a friend!) from 10:00am - 4:00pm (except as noted above Thursday/Friday).

Please use this link to reserve a time for individual in-store shopping that suits your schedule.  

As our local COVID numbers continue to limit our ability to move to the next phase of opening we will continue with this blend of available hours.  We are excited for re-opening but want to do so in a smart way and do our part to help mitigate the ongoing spread of COVID-19, we really want those schools re-open for business!  

We have implemented a few changes to our shop layout and business practices to help maintain social distancing, upgraded sanitizing efforts and require that all customers wear facial coverings for the duration of their visit.  We appreciate everyone doing their part to take care of our community.

With all the COVID shut-downs and changes to our daily routines, it's been hard to keep track of the calendar....but we're always in the mood for fall and halloween fabrics here!  

Crescent Tote with Glittery Canvas
A recent make - this bag was gifted to a 2020 college graduate - black canvas with gold metallic - perfect for fall!  The Crescent Tote pattern by Noodlehead is another great pattern and versatile in both style and size.  Not too bulky to stash at your feet with your projects for a car trip or staycation camping trip or beach day!

Spellcaster's Garden by Meg Hawkey 

Hocus Pocus by Echo Park for Riley Blake 

Northcott Wicked Fabrics
Here's a fun stitchery pattern - embellished with a bit of crayon for added color and impact...and a few seed beads for added sparkle!  We have the pattern and beads ready to go...there's time to get this stitched up for the season!

Plum Cute Designs "Eeek"
Happy Stitching!