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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Happy 4th of July!

Can you believe it's the 4th of July already? To allow all staff to celebrate, the shop will be closed Sunday, July 4th and Monday, July 5th.  We *are* open Saturday from 10-4 as usual and will reopen on Tuesday at 10. Enjoy the parade, wave your American flag, watch the fireworks, celebrate!

Just in - new from Crab-apple Hill - Vintage Postcard. It's a pillow! Stitch (embroider) this 19" x 14" postcard pillow and you can personalize the card with your own handwritten message or use the vintage one provided. It would also look great framed!

KyleAnn is beginning another new knitting class, introducing lace knitting with the easier-than-it-looks Peggy Shawl by HeartStrings Fiber Arts. You need 1000 yards of #1, #2 or #3 (preferably #1 or #2) yarn. Pattern purchase required (either from instructor or your favorite local yarn shop); US Size 7 (4.5 mm) circular needle available from instructor. Stitch markers also used in this project. Class begins on Tuesday, July 13 @ 6:00. Stop at the shop for details.

And of course, we always have great new books!

by Brenna Maloney

15 Fun and funky friends sewn from socks. Enjoy making whimsical stuffed animals using baby socks, knee socks, crew socks... any kinds of socks rocks! Give your critter's face plenty of creative expression by embellishing with your favorite buttons and embroidery.

A Month by Month Garden Sampler
by Barbara Jones

Join us on a garden tour through some delightful backyard blooms. Quilt artist Barbara Jones of QuiltSoup presents this new six-month applique sampler quilt that takes you through the joys of flower gardening. Providing tips for needle-turn applique and clear, simple instructions.

16 quilted Holiday Projects
by Lynda Milligan & Nancy Smith

Handmade with Love and Possibilities

• More of the delightful appliqué that you love from Lynda Milligan and Nancy Smith
• Make lovely gifts for everyone on your list
• A wide assortment of charming projects for all skill levels, from advent calendars and casserole-carriers to quilts, placemats, and totes
• Learn to embellish ready-made items to add a handmade touch to those last-minute gifts

Bring out your handmade holiday spirit! Use your favorite appliqué methods to create quilts, table décor, gifts and more. This book has something for everyone-projects range from classic to contemporary. Make it a Christmas that everyone wants to come home for!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Our 5th Anniversary and NQA are both this weekend!!!

Wow! This Friday we will celebrate our fifth birthday!! And what a great 5 years it has been, thanks to all our great customers like you. Stop in Friday, Saturday, Sunday and/or Monday (June 18, 19, 20, 21) to help us celebrate! Each day will have different items on sale:
  • Friday 20% off 1 cut of fabric (5 yd maximum);
  • Saturday 20% off books;
  • Sunday 20% off kits;
  • Monday 20% off all threads.

The first 50 people who bring in our ad from the NQA program and make a minimum purchase of $10 or more will receive a small gift.  So come visit us everyday!

Our hours this weekend are as follows:

  • Thursday: 10 - 8
  • Friday: 10 - 8 (Free late night sew in till 11:00 PM!!)
  • Saturday: 10 - 4
  • Sunday: 10 - 4
  • Monday: 10-5
NQA is at the Convention Center (400 N High Street in downtown Columbus). There will be so much there for you to see - you won't want to miss it.
As always, we have new arrivals, too, for you to see:
Fast, Flirty, and Fun
Easy Quilts from Fabulous Fabrics by Sarah Bisel
For every beginner who’s eyed today’s fabrics and yearned to make an eye-catching quilt—this is the book! Novice and experienced quilters alike will find oodles of inspiration in the contemporary colors and fresh designs of these 11 exciting projects.

•Discover the secrets of color, value, and fabric selection for creating quilts with visual impact
•Learn a variety of easy methods for cutting, piecing, and appliqué
•Enjoy whimsical appliqué motifs that include a giant birthday cake, a bird, jumbo circles, and more

Exploring Embellishments

More Artful Quilts with Fast-Piece Appliqué by Rose Hughes

Rose Hughes is back with an exciting follow-up to her best-selling Dream Landscapes! These six new projects take the Fast-Piece Appliqué adventure to the next level—now you can make your own unique embellishments!

•Use fabrics, fusible Angelina fibers, felt, paper, beads, buttons, threads, and more to embellish stunning quilts
•Learn to use nature as an unending source of design opportunities
•Gather even more inspiration from two color-splashed galleries

Start with a Sweatshirt 2

More Stylish Jackets to Sew by Nancie M. Wiseman

Best-selling author Nancie M. Wiseman presents an all-new collection of fashionable jackets! This follow-up to the popular Start with a Sweatshirt allows even beginners to showcase today’s gorgeous cottons in an array of flattering designs. Using a simple sweatshirt or two as a base, each project is as comfortable as it is attractive. And with Nancie’s easy-to-follow instructions, these five projects go together in a snap!

KyleAnn is starting a new knitting class - 2 Socks on 2 Circs from the toe up! Class begins on Tuesday, July 6 at 6:00 pm and will meet every two weeks for 4 sessions. You will need approximately 350 yards of sport/DK weight yarn (#3). (Do yourself a favor and check out the fun yarns at your local yarn shop!). Two US Size 3 circular needles (if you don't have any yet, these may be purchased from the instructor); stitch markers; a larger size knitting needle for the bind off. Class fee is $30. Registration is required.

Don't forget to stop in, say "Hey", and get some cake!

4 new patterns!

Hey everyone!
What's up with this weather?? It's crazy!!! So, right now, it's raining again.  Quick - rush to the sewing machine and beat those rainy blues.

Just got 4 new quilt patterns in and they are hanging on the wall on the 2nd floor.  Check them out, but remember, right now quantities are limited.  So be among the first to see them and claim yours.


49-1/2in x 64in
Uses the Curved Slotted Ruler by Creative Grids

63in x 82in
Uses the Curved Slotted Ruler by Creative Grids

Window View
60in x 74in

Fresh Cut
62in x 78in
Uses the Straight Out of Line by Creative Grids

Are you on our mailing list? We will have an email going out soon with our sale information and date to help celebrate our FIFTH ANNIVERSARY!!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Hey everyone,
Hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend! Thanks for coming in and supporting the shop.

We are getting in some great new patterns for the "purse wall" on the second floor.  Here is a sampling of what just came in from Studio Kat Designs...

 17in x 12in x 8in


8in x 9in x 2in
3 Exterior flap styles to choose
Zipped coin purse
7 Credit Card slots and MORE!


14 1/2in x 11 1/2in x 5 1/2in
Designed to work in perfect harmony with the large or small PortaPockets Insert! Interior pocket cup is perfect for you phone or a water bottle.
Large exterior zippered pocket.

The ReUse-a-Bag

3 convenient sizes included
Folds up for EZ storage in purse or glovebox
Soft handles are easy on hands
Secure zippered top and inner receipt pocket
A quick and easy gift idea!

Have you seen our new Block of the Month from the book, Quilted Devotions, by Lisa Cogar? We are featuring 12 of the 24 blocks in the book, and the first two blocks are pictured below.  Hurry in - we have only 50 of each block available.

Have a great week and weekend!

- Mary