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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.

Tuesday Tip….Pineapple Tool


Have you noticed lately, that the “pineapple block” is making a comeback? This block is a great scrap or stash buster and there are so many colour combinations. Since Colonial times, the pineapple has been known as a symbol of hospitality.

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In the video below, the lovely Jean Ann Wright demonstrates how to use the Creative Grids pineapple trim tool. Create perfect 6; 8; or 10 inch finished Pineapple blocks by squaring up each round of strips as they are sewn. Since each round of strips is squared up before the next set is added, the blocks are perfectly square. The cutting requirements for the center square and the strips are printed right on the ruler.

The template slides easily over the fabric until pressure is applied. This ruler features an exclusive gripper to hold the fabric in place while cutting, eliminating slipping and miss-cuts!

The Pineapple Trim tool is available to order from our website or check with a staff member to order this ruler when you come into the store on your next visit.

Also, there is a a “mini” pineapple trim tool available to create perfect 4″, 5″ or 6″ finished Pineapple blocks.


We would love to see your pineapple quilts. Feel free to send us a picture of your quilt using this beloved classic pattern.

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