Thrifty Thursday….Quilter’s Suction Cup Grips

Today’s *Thrifty Thursday item are these Quilter’s Suction Cup Grips. These are fantastic for small templates.
Place a suction cup in the center of your template or ruler.  Press down firmly and cut around desired shape. Remove and put on next project.  Keeps fingers out of the way!!

Each package comes with 6 – 1 1/4″ suction cups. Cutter and templates in the above photo are not included.

We have a very limited supply so order now to avoid disappointment. Our regular price is $4.95. Our Thrifty Thursday price is only $2.00. Click HERE to order yours today! SOLD OUT!

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

Sew and Tell….Margaret V.

Margaret brought in her completed quilt “Santa’s Village” by Thimblecreek Quilts.  The timing couldn’t be better for this fun and festive quilt. She made it for her sisters daughter-in-law but it will be for next Christmas which means she gets to keep and enjoy it for a better part of a year before sending it on to it’s new home.


She has some great details on here such as the little wreaths on the front doors (a scrapbooking item) and the crystals in the centre of her quilted snowflakes. This was quilted by Phyllis Evanson.

Have a closer look.

Thank you Margaret for sharing your project with us!

Tuesday Tip….What is Thermore?


Thermore® was originally designed for clothing and miniatures. It is exceptionally versatile and can be used successfully wherever low loft and stability is needed or preferred.

Thermore® is made with 100% polyester and is surface treated with a unique process by the makers at Hobbs. This polyester batting is guaranteed not to beard or migrate. This batting is excellent for hand or machine quilting and works well with light and dark fabrics. You can confidently machine, hand wash or dry clean your project. It may be quilted up to 9” apart and will not shrink.

Here at Hamels’ Fabrics, we especially like using Thermore for placemats and table runners because stemware (wine glasses, etc.) or that favourite vase from Granny will not rock or tip over easily if placed on a quilted project that has Thermore inside as batting.

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Also, we all know that some recipients of our quilted items like to launder their items through a regular wash cycle and throw the quilted item into the dryer! Relax, because if you have Thermore inside as batting, there will be not be any shrinking or bunching–that’s the beauty of it. We have Thermore at the store in either packages or straight off the bolt (45″ wide).

Try this batting the next time you have a table runner that you want to complete with a thin, low loft stable batting.

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