The Tips and Tricks Of Accuquilt

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Accuquilt is a great way to cut shapes out to piece your quilt.  It saves time and creates perfect shapes for perfect piecing.  No more ruler and rotary cutter needed.  In addition to this, there are some real neat short cuts and tricks you can use with your Accuquilt to create great blocks and even binding.  You can use the Accuquilt to create beautiful quilts from those old quilt patterns  Watch this video below from Eleanor Burns as she demonstrates how in the way that she can only do. Click Here for more information on all our Accuquilt products or to order your own.

Singin” and a Stitchin”

This is so true especially here at Hamels.  We have two floors of fabrics galore.  But when it comes to solids, we have lots of those too.  And lots of plane whites.  Click Here for a sample of our Bella Solids.  Or for Kona Solids Click Here.  For more information about The Singing Quilter, be sure to check out her website at

“Beyond The Binding” Taking Quilting Fabric to New Heights.


At Hamels we have many customers who go “Beyond the Binding” of quilt making.  We love to see the creative minds of individual’s and how they use the fabrics from our store.  Sandy, (A Hamels customer), is a perfect example.  She has managed to develop a business from her creative ideas.  Sandy custom makes cowls, bow ties, and suspenders for her customers.  It’s the perfect idea for weddings, christenings etc…..

Sandy’s company Levi & Lily specialize in Canadian made products from bowties and suspender sets for boys and men to cowls and headbands and other accessories from little girls to women. The variety of their creations and patterns cater to everyone’s needs whether it be casual, formal or themed for the holidays.  They custom make bowtie and suspenders sets to match any event and have up to 100 solid colors available to choose from,  of which they  purchase locally from Hamels  Fabrics  located in Chilliwack, BC.  “At Levi & Lily we strive to keep our products simple and purely Canadian made”, says Sandy.  “Through this we are able to create handmade products specific to individual’s needs that are quality and comfy to ensure you look and feel great”.  Levi & Lily opened in July 2014 and are located in Abbotsford, BC.  You can check out their products on their Etsy page at or on Facebook at They can also be reached at for custom orders or inquiries.

What “Beyond The Binding” ideas do you create.  We would love to hear them!