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Thrifty Thursday….Aurifil Halloween Thread Pack


Aurifil Halloween Thread Combo

Last weeks Thrifty Thursday was so well received we decided to do it again.
Today’s *Thrifty Thursday item is an Aurifil thread pack.  Colours were selected by Hamel’s staff to make up this Halloween coloured thread pack. These popular threads are 100% Long Staple Mercerized Egyptian Cotton and are great for Machine Embroidery, Quilting and Serging.  Each pack contains three spools of 40 weight thread with one 1000m metre spool each of a black, purple, orange and green which may differ from the photo.  Our regular price is $72.00 Our Thrifty Thursday price is only $19.99 Click Here to order yours today!   SOLD OUT  **We have limited packs with a 28wt purple spool**

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

Moda Cake Mix Recipe Quilt


Heathers Pondicherry 2

Heather just finished up this 53″ x 71″  Moda Cake Mix Recipe Quilt. There had been a lot of buzz about Moda Cake Mix Recipes. If you haven’t heard about them, or you have seen them but didn’t know what their purpose was here is an explanation from Moda;

What is a Moda Cake Mix?  It’s a recipe for block parts that makes baking a Layer Cake quilt easier than ever.  This unique triangle paper is designed to work in conjunction with Moda’s 10″ square Layer Cakes. Each tablet has 42 sheets – one for each layer in a Layer Cake – and a couple of extras for practice.  Each pad also includes a few simple block and layout ideas – just add 1 or 2 Moda Layer Cakes and you’re ready to start stitching.

Heather used all 44 sheets in the Cake Mix Recipe #2 pad which made 88 blocks in all. This  required one Pondicherry Layer Cakes by French General…Heather’s favourite. As well she used a Layer Cake equivalent of 10″ squares of tone on tones cut from her stash. She then layed her blocks out in an eight by eleven grid. Have a look.Heathers Pondicherry Heathers Pondicherry 4 Heathers Pondicherry 3

The quilting is displayed nicely in the sunshine

Heather’s free motion quilting is displayed nicely in the sunshine

There are currently eight Cake Mix Recipes available. These is a smaller version available as well called Cupcake Mix Recipes. Cupcake Mix Recipes use Charm Packs instead of Layer Cakes and their are currently four recipes available.

Watch the video below to see how a Moda Cake Mix Recipe is baked;

Sew Many Notions


Buttons Quilt 8

Janet recently finished up this folky looking wall project. If you are a lover of wool and hand stitched projects then this would be right up your alley.

Button Love Wallhanging is one of numerous assorted projects in the book Sew Many Notions by Debbie Busby. From  pincushions to needle holders, mini-quilts, a table mat & more this book has projects that will help make your sewing space look like a page from a decorating magazine and have fun while doing it.

The layers of wool and blanket stitch embroidery give the project rich depth. You could change up the colours and go light, dark or pastel depending on your taste.

Have a closer look at Janet’s project;Buttons Quilt 6 Buttons Quilt 5 Buttons Quilt 4 Buttons Quilt 2