Thrifty Thursday….Collections For A Cause ~ Community

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Today’s *Thrifty Thursday item is our Collections For A Cause ~ Community Quilt Kit.  This finished 68″ x 80″ quilt features the fabric collection, Collection For A Cause by Howard Marcus for Moda. Community is based on an 1840’s cotton-and-chintz quilt from the collection of antique quilts and textiles owned by Moda founder and CEO Howard Marcus Dunn.

The kit includes fabrics for the quilt top, plus binding and pattern and packaged in a lovely keepsake box.

Our regular price is $179.98. Today’s Thrifty Thursday price is only $89.99. Click Community to orders yours today!

*Thrifty Thursday items are final sale and may not be returned or refunded.Community on the bed Community Close Up

Thrifty Thursday….Sew Simple Baskets Quilt Kit


Today’s *Thrifty Thursday item is our Sew Simple Baskets Quilt Kit. May is all about Spring, Mother’s Day and flowers and flower baskets. This basket quilt designed by Joanna Figueroa and Lisa Quan finishes at 63″ x 80″ and makes a lovely Spring and Summer quilt.

Kit features the fabric collection “Autumn Lily” by Blackbird Designs for Moda for the quilt top, plus binding and the 39 page book “Hearth & Home Quilts” by Leisure Arts which includes the pattern.

Our regular price is $148.00. Today’s Thrifty Thursday price is only $74.00. Click Sew Simple Baskets to orders yours today!

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

Blanket Stitching by Hand for Wool Applique

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Recently we received copies of Debbie Busby’s new book:  “Sew Many Notions”. If you click on this link, you can purchase this book and add it to your stitching library. Immediately when these books arrived, we thought of our co-worker, Janet, who really enjoys stitching with wool. Don’t tell anyone, but word has it that our Janet has a large trunk stashed full of all kinds of wool for her creations! Already, Janet has stitched up three projects or more, plus a bunch of tomato pincushions, from this book and has plans for even more creations based on this book.8e43a0c84dbfbeb9d5e448ed83e972ed

If there’s anything you should know about wool appliqué, it’s this: it’s fun, easy, quick, and addicting! There are no edges to turn, no right or wrong sides, and no worries about fabric grainline. It’s one of the simplest and most forgiving forms of appliqué.

Wool appliqué is very portable, so you can work on it almost anywhere. It’s so easy and relaxing that you can visit with a friend and not lose your place while stitching. Small wool projects are fun to work on with a group around a table, and they don’t take up much room.tomato pincushion

The author of the book, Debbie Busby has come out with a quick video tutorial demonstrating how easy it is to do the blanket stitch by hand. Check out this video below:


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Happy stitching with wool!

Thrifty Thursday….Shiny & Bright


Today’s *Thrifty Thursday item is our Shiny & Bright Bright Kit. Glittering ornaments from days gone by bring back so many fond memories!

Instructions will walk you through crayon tinting, embroidering and piecing this joyful little quilt. Sparkle floss is used liberally to add the glitter and gleam!

Kit includes fabric for the 48.5″ x 48.5″ top plus binding, floss, pigma pen and the pattern Shiny & Bright by Crabapple Hill Studio. Our regular price is $102.98. Today’s Thrifty Thursday price is only $51.49. Click Shiny & Bright to orders yours today!

*Thrifty Thursday items are final sale and may not be returned or refunded.SnB2 SnB3 SnB1SnB4SnB5

Sew and Tell….Aubrie Rose


Aubrie Rose is 9 years and nearly finished her first quilt. This is what she has to say about her project.

“This is my first quilting project. My Nana started me using a charm pack. I learned all about 1/4″ and sewed my squares together myself. Sewing the rows together was a bit tricky because I had to match my seams at the square corners, but I did it. I learned about fork pins that made the job easier. Then came the quilting part after I was finished my piecing. My Nana showed me how to make grid lines using a chalk marker. I was excited to quilt it myself. Next comes the binding.”AubrieRose2AubrieRose3

Her other interests include knitting, arm knitting, bracelet making, reading and dance. Aubrie Rose is lucky to have Jan as her Nana.

Way to go Aubrie Rose!