Wednesday, January 9, 2019

New sewing accessory series

This week we have several odds and ends of things to share with you.  It's been quite a while since we sent a long newsletter so grab your warm drink (because winter has returned) and enjoy.

While the shop was closed, Kay spent a day doing some reorganizing.  After we reopened after the holidays, Darlene's sweet granddaughter spent a couple of days helping so if you smell Pledge it's probably because she dusted everything that wasn't nailed down.

Below are photos of the mustard cabinet with small projects, the newly organized pattern wall and the Ackfeld hanger display. 
While reorganizing we ran across several onsie kits -- once the kit is gone, we won't be making more.  We will be sharing more of these in future newsletters.  Please e-mail us your choice.  If you're not local, we can contact you for payment info or send an invoice.

The week we want to share "French Wrens" by Dawn Heese.  The quilt finishes 40" x 40".  We used a Jo Morton's Gratitude layer cake to make the quilt.  The kit includes the pattern, layer cake and binding.  $52.95
If you have been searching for layer cakes of Jo's "Gratitude" line we have a couple left.  $39 each
The spring issue of Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine should ship soon.  17 projects ranging from needle punch to rug hooking to piecing to applique. $9.99

Let us know if we can reserve a copy for you. 
Kay has created a darling sewing accessories series for the magazine.  The spring issue contains her sewing accessory case.  We love how she incorporated mother of pearl thread holders and needle minders into the project.  Your $46.95 Sewing Accessory kit includes all fabric needed to make the case, wool, stabilizer, twill measuring tape, the mother of pearl thread rings and two needle minders.  The instructions are found in the spring issue of Primitive Quilts magazine which must be purchased separately.

The photos below do not show the needle minders -- they're under the charcoal wool.  You'll see clear photos of them in the magazine.
If you'd like additional needle minders, we have them available for $9.50 each.  Let us know if you'd prefer Bee - the bee - or Buzz - the hive - (or both).  Unfortunately, the mother of pearl thread rings are no longer available so we don't have extra to sell. 
Jon our Moda man stopped by on Weds with lots of new fabric.  We have to admit it was kind of overwhelming to be looking at Christmas fabric right now.  The fabric world runs about 6 months ahead of time so we ordered fabric to be shipped in June.  We'll share some photos once the fabric is updated on the Moda site.

We'd seen the new panels Moda is offering in the catalog but were quite shocked when we saw how large the image actually was once printed.  Notice the water bottle to the right of the panel to give you an idea of the scale.....this little snowman was huge! 
One other item before we close......Kay will be in Ponca City OK Feb 4 for a wool trunk show and Feb 5 for a wool workshop.  For more info please contact Colleen Patterson 580-761-4293. 
See you soon!

Darlene and Debby

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