Chalk Marking Instruments from Clover

One of our most favourite brand names here at Hamels for sewing notions is the Clover brand. They make all kinds of needles, seam rippers and the classic “chaco liners“. These pens are beloved by many quilters for marking fabrics for quilting, cutting, etc.

Watch the video below to see them in action. Another nice thing is that with the pens and liners you can refill them and keep using your marker. Now that’s a help to the environment! If we don’t already have one on our notion wall, please let us order the colour and style you would like from the warehouse.

Dogs in Sweaters

Miss Jersey with pillow

Have you seen this pattern? Dogs in Sweaters by Elizabeth Hartman is so much fun. When Heather saw this pattern she was compelled to make a Miss Jersey version.

The pattern uses traditional piecing methods and was a little more involved than Heather had the committed time for so she opted to make the pillow version included in the pattern. She made hers a reversible pillow so she could make one of each available block style.

Isn’t it cute? With the nearing celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday we love that Janet suggested the Canadian themed fabric “With Glowing Hearts” for the sweater.
Hipster Dog Dogs in Sweaters pillow

Want to make one yourself? Find the pattern here.

Thrifty Thursday….Wish on a Star

Wish on a Star Quilt

Today’s *Thrifty Thursday item is our Wish On a Star Quilt Kit.  Wish on a Star is perfect to decorate your home. In traditional red and white, with a touch of applique, this star quilt is sure to become a classic.

This quilt measures 70″ x 86″ and includes “Winter Wonderland” fabric by Bunny Hill Designs & Moda for the quilt top, binding, embroidery floss and pattern. Our regular price is $179.98. Today’s Thrifty Thursday price is only $89.98. Click Wish On a Star to order yours today!

*Thrifty Thursday items are final sale and may not be returned or refunded.
Wish on a Star close up

Sew and Tell….Heather

Heather's Bow Tie and Hexy

Heather has been at it again. Over the last several weeks she’s brought in multiple finished quilts to share with us.

In the Bow Tie quilt below Heather used the Go Baby Accuquilt Tumbler die to cut her pieces. Using her scraps of yellows and greys she has given this traditional pattern a very updated look.Heather Bow Tie Tumbler ScrapIn the next quilt she cut hexagons from a “Happy Go Lucky” Moda honeycomb pack and the result is cheerful. What a great design to showcase these retired Bonnie & Camille prints.Happy Go Lucky Hexagon

Below is her Postage Stamp quilt made up of hundreds of 2″ squares from her scrap pile. Heather's Pink Charm QuiltHeather's Pink Charm Quilt 2

Last ‘but’ certainly not least is her cat quilt which had us all giggling.  She found this freebie pattern on Pinterest and says she couldn’t not make it. Who would have guessed this would be the purpose of a fabric yo-yo!  😆
Cat Butt Cat Butt 2As always a big thanks to Heather for sewing up storm and bringing them into share with us all.





Thrifty Thursday….Welcome Home

Welcome Autumn Quilt Kit

Today’s *Thrifty Thursday item is “Welcome Autumn” Quilt Kit from Patch Abilities, Inc.  Each section of this tri quilt measures 16″ x 11.5″ and includes the fabric for the top, back and binding, cotton batting, pumpkin stem button, embroidery floss and pattern.  The quilt stand is sold separately.  Our regular price is $32.98.  Our Thrifty Thursday price is only $19.00.  Click here to orders yours today!!

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