Thrifty Thursday….Shiny & Bright


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Today’s *Thrifty Thursday item is our Shiny & Bright Bright Kit. Glittering ornaments from days gone by bring back so many fond memories!

Instructions will walk you through crayon tinting, embroidering and piecing this joyful little quilt. Sparkle floss is used liberally to add the glitter and gleam!

Kit includes fabric for the 48.5″ x 48.5″ top plus binding, floss, pigma pen and the pattern Shiny & Bright by Crabapple Hill Studio. Our regular price is $102.98. Today’s Thrifty Thursday price is only $51.49. Click Shiny & Bright to orders yours today!

*Thrifty Thursday items are final sale and may not be returned or refunded.SnB2 SnB3 SnB1SnB4SnB5

Sew and Tell….Aubrie Rose


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Aubrie Rose is 9 years and nearly finished her first quilt. This is what she has to say about her project.

“This is my first quilting project. My Nana started me using a charm pack. I learned all about 1/4″ and sewed my squares together myself. Sewing the rows together was a bit tricky because I had to match my seams at the square corners, but I did it. I learned about fork pins that made the job easier. Then came the quilting part after I was finished my piecing. My Nana showed me how to make grid lines using a chalk marker. I was excited to quilt it myself. Next comes the binding.”AubrieRose2AubrieRose3

Her other interests include knitting, arm knitting, bracelet making, reading and dance. Aubrie Rose is lucky to have Jan as her Nana.

Way to go Aubrie Rose!

Thrifty Thursday….Afternoon Delight


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Today’s *Thrifty Thursday item is our Town SquareAfternoon Delight FABRIC ONLY Quilt Kit. This kit is for those who already own the book ‘Town Square‘ by Doug Leko of Antler Quilt Designs.This quilt finishes as a 27″ octagon and features the Town Square fabric collection by Holly Taylor for Moda.  The kit includes fabric (with a charm pack) for the quilt top and binding but does NOT include the book with the pattern. Our regular price is $23.98. Today’s Thrifty Thursday price is only $11.99. Click Afternoon Delight to orders yours today!

Thrifty Thursday….Rufus in the Garden


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Today’s *Thrifty Thursday item is our Rufus in the Garden Quilt Kit. This quilt measures 46″ x 58″ and features a mix of fabric collections.  The kit includes fabric for the quilt top and binding and the pattern Rufus in the Garden by Jan Patek. Our regular price is $129.00. Today’s Thrifty Thursday price is only $64.50. Click Rufus in the Garden to orders yours today!Rufus2_z Rufus3_z Rufus4_z Rufus5_z

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

Tuesday Tip: Bohin Machine Needle Threader


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As we age, many of us find it more difficult to see the eye on the needles we are trying to thread. Have you ever been ready to work on a project only to try repeatedly to thread the eye of that needle in your sewing machine? Well there’s a little gadget called a “machine needle threader” from the folks at Bohin. For more than 184 years the Bohin company in France has strived to produce
quality products for artistic creations. We think they got it right on this particular gadget!

To order this item, click here  but check out this short video to see how it works: