Pointed Duckbill Scissors

Currently, we have a few pairs of these funny-looking scissors at the store right now. They are called “pointed duckbill” scissors and they are made by Havels. Also called appliqué scissors or double curved scissors. So what are they for?


They keep your hands back from the surface and the traditional “bill” lifts your fabric for a clean close cut. How do they work?  Well, I did some research and found that the inventor, a lovely lady named Elsa Schmithorst has a demonstration video. These scissors are sharp and they cut really close to stitching if you want them to.

Description on our website:  Tired of applique scissors that don’t cut into tight angles? Now, use Elsa’s Double-Pointed Duckbill Scissors! The unique, patent-pending double point of this duckbill scissors allows cutting of sharp angles and tight corners without changing to a smaller scissors.The wide outer edge of the duckbill still separates and lifts fabric that is cut away while protecting your base layer like traditional duckbill styles. Our lower blades are very thin allowing you to cut super-close to your stitching. And the double curve of the handles keeps your hand up and away from the surface while cutting. Extra large finger loops add comfort.Crafted from top quality Japanese stainless steel, you’ll enjoy long-lasting edges.

Check out this quick video below:

Important note for “lefties”:  These scissors are also available in a left-handed style. Please let us know and we will gladly order them for you or you can order them online by clicking on LEFTIES HERE.




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 centre.pink-flower 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!