Steamfast Mini Iron


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The Steamfast mini iron has become very popular for quilters. We received a shipment of them here at the shop and have enjoyed testing it. This mighty little iron heats up super fast, in less than a minute, produces great steam when you need it and yet it fits into the palm of your hand.

One of our staff members purchased this iron for her young granddaughter to use when sewing patchwork. What a great idea to have a smaller iron like this to make it easier for young sewers who are learning to use an iron to press seams.

It is strong enough for everyday use at home, yet lightweight and compact for taking along with you. This time of year, many quilters are travelling and going to retreats and this iron fits into its own drawstring travel bag to tuck in with your quilting supplies. The non-stick soleplate glides over your patchwork as you put together your blocks. We found that there’s plenty of steam when you use the fill cup to put water into this mighty little iron.

The iron itself measures about 5 long x 3″ wide and comes with a nice long cord to reach the outlet. It weighs less than a pound. This iron comes with a heat up indicator. Check out this video below for some other information about this iron.

Note for left handed quilters:In closing, the only drawback to this iron is the location of the cord as it attaches to the iron. I found that the cord is in the way of where you want to iron as you use this appliance. The cord comes out of the back right side of the iron and if you hold the iron in your left hand, the cord is right there, kind of in the way. However, I still really liked the performance of this iron!

 

Thrifty Thursday….Blessings of Autumn 2nd Harvest


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*Today’s Thrifty Thursday item is the Blessings of Autumn 2nd Harvest Quilt Kit.  This cheerful 59 inch x 63 inch quilt celebrates the richness of Autumn with pumpkins galore, sunflowers, a cornucopia, and so much more.  The kit consists of all fabrics for the quilt top and binding plus pattern which includes full-color block photos, a fabric selection guide, the Shabby Fabrics Applique Guide, and all instructions.  Our regular price is $199.99 Our Thrifty Thursday price is only $99.99Click Here to order yours today!

*Thrifty Thursday items are final sale and may not be returned or refundedBlessings2Blessings4Blessings6Blessings3

Thrifty Thursday….Vintage Traditions Stockings


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Today’s *Thrifty Thursday item the Crabapple Hill Studios pattern Vintage Traditions Stockings.

Stockings lined and embellished with your favorite fabrics, lace, beads, embroidery (crayon tinted or not!), sparkling stitches and beads….what could be better than that??? Well, how about…you can make them in two sizes and as long or short as you’d like, and you decide which images to use and where to place them? OH! Did I forget to tell you that there are also alphabets in both upper and lower case so you can personalize your stockings? These are so easy to make and there are more images included than are shown here!

Our regular price is $13.50.  Our Thrifty Thursday price is only $3.00 . Click Here to order yours today!

*Thrifty Thursday items are final sale and may not be returned or refunded.

Tuesday Tip…What is the Rule of Threes?


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From the story of the Three Little Pigs to movie trilogies and three movements in classical music, the number three provides a comfortable framework for creativity and design of all kinds. Quilting is no exception.

The basic idea of the rule is that details and objects that are arranged or grouped in odd numbers are more appealing, memorable and effective than even-numbered pairings.color fabric choosing

Often there are fabrics printed with different shapes (i.e. dots, stripes, florals) and scales (larger, medium, and small) and the colours are coordinated to play well together. There’s no such thing as cheating when using a fabric collection – they’re a great way to ensure a coordinated color palette with built-in contrast.fabric light medium dark

When you pick up a precut collection of fabric in our store, you will see it contains lights, mediums and darks. See how the rule of threes plays out?
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If that still feels overwhelming, a good jumping-off option is to use a single print for inspiration. Walk around the shop and pick out 2 or 3 bolts that “speak to you” and then we can help you choose fabrics that would go with them.

Thrifty Thursday….Vintage Christmas Postcard


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Today’s *Thrifty Thursday item the Crabapple Hill Studios pattern Vintage Christmas Postcard.

What’s on the front? A vintage Christmas postcard…..flip the pillow over….what’s on the back? The back of the postcard of course! It’s complete with the merriest Christmas greeting. Change the address and message for a truly personalized gift.

Our regular price is $13.50.  Our Thrifty Thursday price is only $3.00 . Click Here to order yours today!

*Thrifty Thursday items are final sale and may not be returned or refunded.428-vintagechristmasgreeting-2_1