Thrifty Thursday….Peppermint Maddy

Today’s *Thrifty Thursday item is Peppermint Maddy pattern by Madelyn Elvrum for WillowBerry lane.

Make this lovely 20″ x 20″ quilted table topper in any colour palette.  It would make lovely table decor for any season.  Great for wall hangings too!

Our regular price is $7.00.  Our Thrifty Thursday price is only $3.50Click Here to order yours today!

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

Tuesday Tip: Ombre Fabric; Seven Colours in One!

Vanessa Christiansen is a wife and mother to four “active” children. She is the designer for Moda and who has developed Ombre Confetti Metallic fabric that fades from dark to light over the width of fabric (from selvedge to selvedge). The colour in an ombre fabric is all the same hue, with shades and tints added. In one strip cut across the width of the bolt there are seven different shades of the colour. So much versatility with this fabric lineup! Think about all the possibilities of being able to use one fabric and have seven colours in that one fabric to work from. These Ombre Confetti Metallic fabrics are perfect for Bargello quilts as well as any quilt pattern that requires a variety of colours in the same shade. Here’s a video with Vanessa showing her lovely fabric.

We have now received Ombre Confetti Metallic on bolts here in our shop on the bolt as well as in precuts. This fabric presents a whole world of possibilities and some beautiful patterns have been developed.

These beautiful fabrics are in stock now, so don’t wait to get the colours you really want.

Happy stitching!

Thrifty Thursday….Garden Serenity

Today’s *Thrifty Thursday item is Garden Serenity pattern by Arlene Neely for Rabbits Haven.

Make this lovely 53″ x 58″ quilt featuring a sweet garden bunny lounging in her garden. This pattern has been out of print for a number of years so this is a chance to get your hands on one.

Our regular price is $15.98.  Our Thrifty Thursday price is only $7.99Click Here to order yours today!

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

Thrifty Thursday….Cansew Poly Plus Thread

Today’s *Thrifty Thursday item is the Cansew Poly Plus Thread.  Perfect for use in your overlock machine.

  • Finest quality high-tenacity spun polyester
  • Sewability of cotton threads with the strength and economy of synthetics
  • Used in Canada’s leading sewing plants
  • Knotless design
  • Most popular general purpose sewing thread
  • Meets or surpasses government specifications

Our regular price is $10.00.  Our Thrifty Thursday price is only $2.00. Click Here to order yours today!

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

Tuesday Tip: Organ brand Sewing Machine Needles

A sewing machine is only as good as the needle in it. Kind of a strong statement, but if you have done any amount of sewing, you may have realized how true this really is. In our shop we have a stock of very unassuming looking envelopes of sewing machine needles.

These envelopes of needles come from The Organ Needle Company. The Organ Needle Company works closely with sewing machine builders to design and manufacture needles for optimal performance. Organ brand of needles have become our favourite brand in our shop because they perform really well.

While the needle is the least expensive component in any sewing machine, it is the most important. High quality, ORGAN needles designed in cooperation with the machine builders assure maximum performance, quality, and economy.

ORGAN needles are manufactured from special high carbon, silicone rich steel. They use the latest state-of-the-art production techniques to insure highly polished eyes for dependable, smoother stitches, consistent quality and fewer thread breaks.

ORGAN assures you the right needles for all your sewing jobs. ORGAN supplies the largest variety of needle types, sizes, eye configurations, point designs, and finishes for almost every sewing task.

If you have been having issues with how your machine makes stitches, we recommend trying one of these Organ needles in your machine and we believe that you will see a remarkable difference.

Note:  It’s always advisable to have your machine serviced by a qualified technician to ensure that it is in good working order.

Happy stitching!