Thrifty Thursday….Blessings of Autumn – 2nd Harvest

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*Today’s Thrifty Thursday item is the Blessings of Autumn 2nd Harvest Quilt Kit.  This cheerful 59 inch x 63 inch quilt celebrates the richness of Autumn with pumpkins galore, sunflowers, a cornucopia, and so much more.  The kit consists of all fabrics for the quilt top and binding plus pattern which includes full-color block photos, a fabric selection guide, the Shabby Fabrics Applique Guide, and all instructions.  Our regular price is $199.99 Our Thrifty Thursday price is only $79.00. This is an excellent offer at 60% off. Click Here to order yours today!

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Tuesday Tip: Add a Quarter Ruler

The “Add a Quarter” ruler performs up to its name. This ruler is available in multiple sizes with the ruler measuring 1.5 x 12 inches being our store’s most popular seller. This ruler is a must have for completing Judy Niemeyer projects and/or paper-piecing. This is one of the few sewing notions that receives a five star rating from everyone who uses it!

The Add-A-Quarter combines the speed of rotary cutting quilt pieces with the accuracy of using templates. Once your templates are made, the Add-A-Quarter will automatically add the customary 1/4″ seam allowance to any straight angle and provide a straight edge for your rotary cutter.

Here’s video from Carolyn McCormick, the designer of this tool, showing a demonstration:

By the way, we have a “Luminosity” class coming up in April, 2019 that has a few spots left if you want to register and learn how to create this beautiful quilt using the add-a-quarter ruler.

Thrifty Thursday….Bamboo Purse Handles

Today’s *Thrifty Thursday item are these Bamboo Bag Handles.

These Bamboo Bag handles will make any simple purse instantly become a boutique original with the addition of handles. Knit, crochet, sew, quilt or craft a purse then add a great finishing touch. The package includes 2 handles each 7″ in diameter.

We have a very limited supply so order now to avoid disappointment. Our regular price is $10.41. Our Thrifty Thursday price is only $5.00. Click HERE to order yours today! SOLD OUT!

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

Tuesday Tip….Squaring Up Fabric Panels

Let’s start off by wishing you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR!
We hope that everyone had a lovely holiday season and is ready to get back to sewing!

Right now in the shop and in our online store, we have several digital panels featuring wildlife and nature scenes. We also receive other panels regularly in the store that can be used in baby quilts, Christmas projects or with themes like coffee, bees, etc.

Fun Fact:  Most printed panels are approximately .60 metres or 23 1/2 inches before they repeat on the bolt. So for less than the price of a full metre of fabric you can have a beautiful piece of fabric to sew into your next project!

Although we all seem to love a beautifully printed panel, they can be intimidating to work with as you create your quilt top featuring a large panel or several motifs contained within a panel.

So how do you square up that panel after you get home from the quilt shop? They seem so crooked when they are printed! Well here’s a video by Stephanie from Hoffman Fabrics (creators of the “Call of the Wild” panels we have in the store right now.

Watch this video and see how easy it can be to square up your next panel.

Happy stitching!

PS -Hoffman Fabrics has free quilt patterns on their website for their fabrics including these beautiful panels! Here’s the link: http://hoffmancaliforniafabrics.net/php/catalog/fabricshop.php?a=pat