Thrifty Thursday….Sew Simple Baskets


Today’s Thrifty Thursday item is our Sew Simple Baskets Quilt Kit. This quilt is designed by Joanna Figueroa and Lisa Quan of Fig Tree Quilts and measures 63″ x 80″ and features Autumn Lily fabric designed by Blackbird Designs for Moda.  The kit includes fabric for the quilt top and binding and the book Hearth & Home Quilts by Leisure Arts. Our regular price is $148.00. Today’s Thrifty Thursday price is only $74.00. Click Sew Simple Baskets to orders yours today!

Sew and Tell….Jackie

Jackie's Quilt

Jackie came to visit the shop and brought her “Cat’s Meow” quilt along for us to see.
Much of the quilt is sewn using her embroidery machine such as the cat blocks, wording, and paw prints.

Jackie used bright batik fabrics which really makes the cats pop on the white background. This quilt in particular is for her nephew and claims it was the most fun she’s ever had making a quilt and has plans to make this one again!

The pattern is by Lunchbox Designs and can be found here.

Thrifty Thursday….By the Fireplace


Today’s Thrifty Thursday item is our By the Fireplace Quilt Kit. This quilt measures 61″ x 67″ and features Aspen Frost fabric designed by BasicGrey for Moda.  The kit includes fabric for the quilt top and binding and the pattern By the Fireplace by Coach House Designs. Our regular price is $154.00. Today’s Thrifty Thursday price is only $77.00. Click By the Fireplace to orders yours today!

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Organizing Pieces for Sewing Blocks

Here’s a quick tip we want to share with you which will help organize all the cut pieces of fabric before sewing blocks. Ever thought of using paper plates? Put all the pieces you need for one block on a plate; place another plate on top and fill it with the pieces for the next block and so on.


Then when you have a few minutes to sew, you can sit down and complete one or more blocks quickly without having to search out the pieces you need. This method works especially well with scrap quilts when you wish to distribute your colours evenly.


The best part of this tip is that you don’t have any dirty dishes to wash after you’re done! Check out your local dollar store for inexpensive paper plates. Don’t need anything fancy, just regular paper plates that come already stacked in a package.


Dog Gone Cute

Dog Gone Cute Pillow

Heather stitched up a block from this Dog Gone Cute pattern by Canadian designer Lorna McMahon. Heather stitched her block to resemble “Gypsy Rose” Brenda’s French Bulldog puppy who has been spending a bit of time here in the shop.Gypsy Rose

This is a great way to test out a block from the pattern without committing to a large project and a pillow is a fun way to make practical use of a single block. Below is Miss Gypsy Rose with the pillow.

Be sure to check out Lorna’s other fun patterns on the website.Dog Quilt 1_z (1)