May Flowers Bench Pillow


I know we are far from May but the Kimberbell May Flowers bench pillow is so darned cute I just can’t wait until Spring to show it to you.may-flower-pillow

This pillow cover design features brightly coloured potted flowers, some of which are made with fun ribbon and stand away from the background for dimensional appeal. Each flower has a rick rack stem and is finished with a button red-flower

We have May Flowers available as a kit HERE or a pattern for those who want to use fabrics from their own collection. The pattern is available by clicking on the image below.kd174_z

Flo’s Garden


Heather has been stitching away again, this time she’s whipped up a Fall project. Flo’s Garden is a table runner pattern from The Quilt Patch and is an easy fusible appliqué project with large pieces and minimal colours showcasing the season’s iconic sunflower blooms.

Heather chose to duplicate the colours as shown on the pattern cover using her personal stash of fabric. And as you would expect it is so much nicer in real life than in the photo.flos-garden-close-up flos-garden-and-pattern

This quilt runner would make a warm and inviting addition to your Autumn decor and it’s Jersey approved!flos-garden-and-jersey

You can find the pattern by clicking on Flo’s Garden.


Thrifty Thursday….Thimbleberries Hometown Christmas Book Set


This Thimbleberries Hometown Christmas  quilt is just the project to prepare for the holidays.  The finished quilt measures 96″ x 108″.  The four volume set contain all the block patterns required to make this quilt, along with other complimentary projects such as runners, pillows, coasters & more plus holiday recipes. The regular retail price for all four volumes is $79.98.  Today’s Thrifty Thursday price is only $39.98Click Here to order yours!  hometown-christmas-books

Sew and Tell….Lena


Lena visited the store and brought two children’s quilt to show us.

She created both these quilts with fabric from her stash. The patterns are simple but the colours are so bright and cheerful we wanted to share them with you too. lena-pink lena-squares

A big thanks to Lena for sharing her projects with us!

Meet The Hamel-Lites…Joanne


Earlier this Spring we welcomed Joanne to the Hamels team. If you have visited the store chances are good you’ve met Joanne as she can be found in the store helping people with their fabric selections.

Joanne began sewing thirty years ago when her children were young and has come to find patchwork piecing and appliqué to be among her choice sewing styles.  She favours bright colours and Lori Holt patterns. We asked her what her favourite type of fabric is and she replied…”Love, love all our flannels!”

Joanne sews in a BIG rec room turned sewing room but tells us there is still not enough space so she drags everything upstairs and makes a mess on her dining room table.

Aside from quilting Joanne enjoys spending time crafting with her Grandchildren.