Saturday, 8 May 2021

Happy June!

 ** VACATION ALERT **

I will be away next week - Sunday June 6 to Saturday June 12.  You can still contact me by email but I will not be able to process any orders until I return. Thank you.


 

Just In

 New fabrics have just arrived.  $9.99 per yard, $11.49 for batiks, and $8.99 for solids.


You can see them all here:  Just In 






Widebacks

I now have a very small selection of widebacks.  $15.99 per yard.

You can see them all here:  Widebacks 








Anyone Remember These IRON CADDIES? This goes back a number of years!

Tote your iron to your next quilting retreat in style! This unique iron caddy unfolds to be a portable ironing pad, complete with heat resistant fabric on the inside and a teflon top layer for ironing on. 

I just found a box of kits for these that I had stored away! Each kit comes with everything you need - pattern, precut fabrics for top & binding, teflon (in a coordinated colour if possible), heat resistant batting, cotton batting, elastic and buttons. 

Here is a video that came out in 2020, long after I drafted up the pattern based on a sample a friend gave me. My adaptation might be slightly different, but it's very close. 

Watch Video


Each kit is $30.


New Pricing for Hobbs Batting

Unfortunately I have to raise prices on my Hobbs batting due to significant increases from my distributor. It seems everything is going up these days. 
In general, my prices are up $2 a yard for each batting.

The good news is that my Matilda's Own battings will remain at the same prices until the end of May, and the Wool/Poly is currently on sale in my clearance section. At the end of May Matiilda's Own battings will be priced on par with Hobbs battings..

See Clearance Section (scroll down to the ad for the Matilda's Own Wool/Poly)






Don't Forget - Be Ready


Canada Day is Coming!

Canadiana Fabrics - $10.00 a Yard
See them here.







Sew Along

Also just in time for Canada Day, make a maple leaf window wall hanging to celebrate!

Hosted by Epida Studio Shop
I have batiks available for this project.

Acorn Precision Piecing Starter Kit
1 available
A fully equipped kit with everything you need to start using the Easy Precision Piecing system! Contains: 4 oz. Easy Press Solution, Easy Press Pen, and 1 oz. Seam Align Glue, all in portable sizes to improve piecing accuracy and make quilting and applique easier.

$33 for kit

Friday, 26 March 2021

More Clearance Items Arriving Soon!
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Canada Day is Coming!

Be Ready!

Canadiana Fabrics - $10.00 a Yard
See them here.






Mixed Blues

Got the Blues?

I do! Lots of them!

I have just received a shipment of blue tone on tone cottons from Northcott from their Toscana, Canvas, Dublin, and Crackle lines. Still all only $10.00 per yard! Check out all my blues here.

While I am putting these away I will be cutting 1/2 yard bundles. 

Click on the links to see the collection available:
Toscana Blues - 12 cuts, total 6 yards - $60
Mixed Blues - 16 cuts, total 8 yards - $80

Contact me to order your set today!



Also Just In!


Robert Kaufman Venice - Teal Multi Floral


2 New Beautiful Fabrics from
Robert Kaufman Venice Collection

$12.50/yd
See all premium fabrics here (link)







Piping Hot Binding Tool Kit
Groovin' Piping Tool
(sold out, more coming next week) 

Sue Cleveland's tool helps trim a small piping's seam allowance with an accurate 1/4in or 1/2in seam allowance very quickly. The tool is 11.5in in length and is designed to work with 28, 45 or 60mm rotary cutters. Detailed 16 page booklet teaches quilters to make and apply perfect piping. Includes sample of piping cord.   Watch Video

Kit - $25
Ruler Only - $23
Grande' Ruler - $29
Cording also available by the yard or 100 yard reel.





Acorn Precision Piecing Starter Kit
(coming soon)
 
A fully equipped kit with everything you need to start using the Easy Precision Piecing system! Contains: 4 oz. Easy Press Solution, Easy Press Pen, and 1 oz. Seam Align Glue, all in portable sizes to improve piecing accuracy and make quilting and applique easier.

$33 for kit


Acorn Easy Press Combo Kit
(coming soon)

Easy Press is a fabric treatment to renew fabric after prewashing and improve accuracy when cutting and piecing your fabrics for your quilting projects. Perfect your piecing and refresh your fabric with Acorn Precision Piecing's NEW dynamic duo! 

Precision Piecing's Easy Press Fabric Treatment makes it easy to create accurate, flat seams everytime you quilt! The mist bottle included in this combi pack helps you to distribute the Easy Press Fabric Treatment evenly across your fabric in seconds and works perfectly in conjunction with the 16 oz. bottle. Why will you love it? Not only does the Easy Press Fabric Treatment improve your sewing and cutting accuracy, it also renews your fabric when you pre-wash and dry it. If that weren't enough to make this formula a quilting superstar, it also helps to add volume and eliminate fraying! The mist bottle sprays an even layer of product across your fabric!

$32 per set


Hobbs Polydown 
108" wide 100% polyester batting - $10 per yard
see all battings (link)

Sulky Steam-A-Seam Lite fusible web
18" yardage - $8.50/yd

Machine Needles
Schmetz Metallic Needles size 80/12 and 90/14
Schmetz Microtex Needles size 70/10, 80/12, and 90/14
See all needles (link)

Monday, 1 February 2021

** Just In **

Groovin' Piping Hot Binding Tool Kit

Groovin' Piping Tool
 

Sue Cleveland's tool helps trim a small piping's seam allowance with an accurate 1/4in or 1/2in seam allowance very quickly. The tool is 11.5in in length and is designed to work with 28, 45 or 60mm rotary cutters. Detailed 16 page booklet teaches quilters to make and apply perfect piping. Includes sample of piping cord.   Watch Video

Kit - $25
Ruler Only - $23
Grande' Ruler - $29
Cording also available by the yard or 100 yard reel.


Acorn Precision Piecing Starter Kit
 
A fully equipped kit with everything you need to start using the Easy Precision Piecing system! Contains: 4 oz. Easy Press Solution, Easy Press Pen, and 1 oz. Seam Align Glue, all in portable sizes to improve piecing accuracy and make quilting and applique easier.
$33 for kit


Acorn Easy Press Combo Kit

Easy Press is a fabric treatment to renew fabric after prewashing and improve accuracy when cutting and piecing your fabrics for your quilting projects.
Perfect your piecing and refresh your fabric with Acorn Precision Piecing's NEW dynamic duo! Designed by Shelley and Bernie Tobisch, Acorn Precision Piecing's Easy Press Fabric Treatment makes it easy to create accurate, flat seams everytime you quilt! The mist bottle included in this combi pack helps you to distribute the Easy Press Fabric Treatment evenly across your fabric in seconds and works perfectly in conjunction with the 16 oz. bottle. Why will you love it? Not only does the Easy Press Fabric Treatment improve your sewing and cutting accuracy, it also renews your fabric when you pre-wash and dry it. If that weren't enough to make this formula a quilting superstar, it also helps to add volume and eliminate fraying! Consider this to be a spa treatment for your fabric! - The mist bottle sprays an even layer of product across your fabric! - Seams are precise and flat! - The Easy Press Fabric Treatment renews fabric after prewashing and drying! - This duo drastically improves accuracy when cutting and sewing! - It helps to add volume and inhibits fraying! - Use instead of starch or starch alternatives!
$32

Hobbs Polydown 
108" wide 100% polyester batting - $10 per yard
see all battings (link)

Pellon Shapeflex 
(SF101) woven interfacing in black - 20" yardage - $6.50/yd

Sulky Steam-A-Seam Lite fusible web
18" yardage - $8.50/yd

Gingham Square Buttonhole Cutter Set
$8.00 per set.  Watch Video

Over the Door Stabilizer Organizer
$28 (link)

Machine Needles
Schmetz Metallic Needles size 80/12 and 90/14
Schmetz Microtex Needles size 70/10, 80/12, and 90/14
See all needles (link)

Still Available - Pattern Sheets

Pattern Sheets are now on deep discount. There are over 85 wonderful patterns to choose from.  With the exception of the Creative Abundance Cards, all pattern sheets are put into a 3-hole sheet protector for you so you can put them directly into a binder.

Some of these patterns are available for free download on the fabric manufacturers site, but my copies are printed by the manufacturer in full colour. It would cost you $2 just to print them off at a printer.

Some are patterns written my me, such as my braid runner pattern, pillowcase pattern, and more.  Also professionally printed on high quality paper.

Some are patterns that have been carefully and neatly cutout of a fantastic Fons & Porter special edition Scrap Quilt Favorites magazine issue that came out a number of years ago. I purchased several of the magazines for the purpose of including the patterns in kits. 

Others are Creative Abundance Cards, and miscellaneous patterns. 

Pricing is as follows:

      • $2.00 each
      • 3 for $5.00
      • 8 for $10.00
      • 15 for $15  
      • 30 for $20
      • 50 for $25     That's only 50 cents a pattern!
Imagine 50 patterns (all selected by you), ready to be inserted into a binder. You can't buy a book with this many patterns for $25. And you know you're going to like them because you chose them yourself!

However, if you like I can choose for you, or maybe there are a few you want and I can choose the rest. Either way, it's up to you to BUILD YOUR OWN BOOK!!

Tuesday, 12 January 2021

January Update

Covid Update

Well, just now our provincial government has imposed a strict 'Stay at Home' order. What does this mean for curbside businesses?  The best information I could find is from this news story:

Ontario Declares Second Provincial Emergency to Address COVID-19 Crisis and Save Lives

.. and in particular, this statement indicating that curbside pickup is still okay:
Most retailers considered non-essential may be open for curbside pickup. As of January 14, 2021, curbside pick-up must occur between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. for retailers who are deemed “non-essential” and are conducting curbside sales. RCC's understanding is that this restriction will continue for at least 28 days.

So based on this, I will continue to offer curbside pickup. Your purchases will be left outside in a covered bin and arrangements are made for a time for you to pickup.  There is no contact. And, until the emergency order has been lifted, I will not be doing any mail orders as I do not plan to go to the Post Office every few days to get orders out. I'm sorry about this, but there is always a long line at the Shoppers Drug Mart Post Office that I use and I feel uncomfortable standing there in line with strangers.


Clearance Sale and Buy & Sell

On a happier note, my CLEARANCE SALE is ongoing, so please take a look often as I continue add more items. 

And checkout the Buy and Sell (tab at the top) or a new listing for a Sally Stanley Smocking Pleater. 
JUST ADDED... Singer Featherweight for sale.

 

Baby Checkerboard

This is a new kit available, however in different colours than shown. Finished size is 46" x 58", so quite a large quilt - more for a toddler than an infant.

The cost of the kit is $47 and includes the pattern, fabric for the binding and corner squares, white background, and precut strips for the blocks.

I have 2 colour options shown here. However, if you see one you like but would like to change one or two of the strips, then contact me and I'll try to accommodate. Also, if you would like one made up in pinks I can do that as well.



Warm & Natural Insul-Brite

This item is arriving on Thursday. Insul-bright is a 100% polyester batting ideal for making heat-safe projects such as pot holders, oven mitts, and casserole covers. It's washable and breathable. Do not microwave. No shrinkage.

45" wide - $8 per yard.







Wednesday, 25 November 2020

December Update

Clearance Sale On Now!
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Greetings!  I expect everyone is busy with final preparations for Christmas. I have my decorations almost finished - a scaled back version of yesteryear, but still cheery and meaningful! I'm looking forward to a quieter Christmas this year with only my immediate family around the table.

There is still time to sew, so don't forget to check out my Purse and Bag Kits page and my Other Kits page. Pillowcases are, as always, a good fallback gift when you run out of time!

Also arrived are some new fabrics. Check out my Just In page.

And finally, if any of you missed the Black Friday Sale, there are some items from the sale moved to my CLEARANCE section, so be sure to check them out!

Read on for some new mask elastic that just arrived as well as a new backpack kit...





Mask Making Supplies








Gift Certificates Available

Still need ideas for Christmas?
How about a Gift Certificate?
Contact me for more information!



New Kit: 

Izzy Convertible Backpack


This medium size backpack is fun to make, with professional results. Wear it as a backpack or switch to a cross-body style in seconds. The inside is full of pockets, including an easy zip pocket and slip pockets on the inside front and back.

Finished Measurements:
Backpack is approximately 12-1/2 in H x 9-1/2 in

Kit includes pattern, fabrics as shown, zipper, and hardware. Does not include interfacings.

$55 Per Kit






Sunday, 8 November 2020

November Update

Black Friday Sale on now until Dec 1st!
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Well here we are in November and what a beautiful day! I bet no one is thinking about sewing today, but Christmas is just around the corner so projects for gifts are on our horizon. Also, we STILL have that nasty virus to worry about, and many of us continue to make masks.  

About Polypropelene

** Black 40" wide now in stock - $3.50/yd **

Recently Dr. Teresa Tam informed us that our homemade masks should now contain two layers of  cotton and a 3rd layer of polypropelene. I've done a bit of research to see what this means. The following is an exerpt from an article I read:

Polypropylene has two great properties for repelling viruses: it is negatively charged, and it is water-repellent. Viruses need water to remain viable, and are also negatively charged. As you recall from 5th grade science class, negative repels negative, thus the negatively-charged polypropylene molecule will repel the negatively-charged virus, and because polypropylene also repels water, the virus is denied the moisture it needs to be viable.

The closest fabric found in most fabric stores is “interfacing” (e.g., Pellon) which is made of polyester. Fortunately, polyester also repels water, and is also negatively charged – just not as negatively as polypropylene. 

I have some fusible non-woven interfacing in stock. I have read that the glue used is non-toxic, so personally I'm not worried about it and am using it for masks I'm making for my family. However, if you are worried, you could try washing the interfacing first before putting it into your masks.

Here is the rundown on what I have available, on order, or available for preorder.

  • Polypropelene prepacked in 24" x 3 yard packages for $27. This product is from Mountain Mist and is manufactured as 'face mask media'. You can read about it here. It is on backorder at my distributor so I don't know when it will be in. I am only ordering this by request so please contact me if you wish to order it.
  • Pellon Cambric (polypropelene) 20" wide. This is on backorder at my distributor so I don't know when it will be in.  It will be $1.75 per yard when it is in.
  • 100% Polypropylene - 60" wide in white. I am expecting this to be here in about a week. The price will be between $5.25 per yard when it is in.
  • 100% Polypropylene - 40" wide in black. I am expecting this to be here in about a week. The price will be between $3.50 per yard when it is in.
  • Bosal Non-Fusible Non-Woven Interfacing. This will be here in about a week or two and will be $6 a yard.
  • Pellon Fusible Non-Woven Interfacing - in stock now, $3.50 per yard.

Quilters Dream 100% Cotton Select 

COMING SOON!

Quilters Dream Cotton
 starts with the finest USA cotton and is carded, crosslapped and specially needlepunched. 100% natural and environmentally friendly, our batting proudly bears Cotton Incorporated’s seal. Our special process prevents shifting and lumping. It has a very high thermal value (R=3.8) warm in the winter, yet wicks moisture away from the body to keep you cool in the summer.

Stitching up to 8" apart allows quilters wonderful freedom of design. Because there are no scrim, glues, or other binders to add resistance, needles (by machine and hand) glide smoothly through the fine, consistent, even cotton batting. The finished quilt may be machine washed and dried. Shrinkage is minimal. Drapes beautifully giving a traditional look and feel to your quilt. 

Like yesteryear’s treasured quilts of cotton, your quilts of today deserve the very best. Time tested 100% cotton, with its beauty and durability, has been the first choice for generations of quiltmakers.

Select: Natural - Our most popular loft-versatile for both hand and machine quilting with a soft lovely drape. The perfect batting for most quilting projects, mid-weight drapeable quilts, and wearables.

121" wide - $25 per yard
This width lends itself nicely for cutting into lap and crib size!

Elastics

I'm still waiting for some of my soft-stretch elastic to arrive in the beautiful colours that I ordered, but of course, as mentioned previously, things are slow to arrive.  

I did receive my pink 'tubular' elastic and my white soft-stretch 1/4" elastic is back in stock. Also arriving soon is black 1/8" braided elastic.

See all my elastics here



Bundle of Pink

Fat Quarter Bundles

I have now finished uploading ALL of my fat quarter bundles. It took awhile as I have so many which were ready for Open Houses and such, but since they're not happening, I thought I would bring them onto my site.  If you select a bundle and scroll to the description you will see the price and more info.

You can see them here.



And don't forget to check out my Specials as there are some new additions to my 'on sale' yardage and also take a look at the Buy and Sell link at the top of this page for a retirement sale by one of my customers and also a Janome Embroidery Machine.




Wednesday, 28 October 2020

What's New?

Before we begin... Please notice that you can now get to my Specials and Just In items by clicking on the links under the SHOP header on my site. These pages will be updated regularly.

I have also updated the tab at the top called 'Site Help' to help you navigate this site and place an order.

Zippers

Petrol Blue Handbag Zipper Tape


Nylon Coil Handbag Zipper Tape (Size 4.5) in  a new colour has just arrived! It is in a colour called 'Petrol Blue' which is a dark greyish-blue with a hint of green. I would say it is a dark teal, but colour experts may say differently. It is a beautiful colour regardless of its name!  Only 6 cents an inch, plus 50 cents for each slider/pull. 


New 9" Closed End Zippers are also here and in all the same colours as my Handbag Zipper Tape colours so you can easily match your pockets with your main zipper.  

Only $1.50 for a 9" zipper, $1.75 for a 14" zipper and $2.00 for a 24" zipper.


Pillowcase Kits


I have now added ALL of my pillowcase kits to my online site. There were a lot missing from the site!  

These are all the kits that I currently have made up. If you look at a picture of a pillowcase and scroll down to the description you will see how many I have of that pillowcase and any variations. If you see that I only have one, but you are looking for a set of two, just email me. If I still have that fabric on yardage I can make you a set. $11 each.




Happy Browsing!