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27Oct

New Quilting Arrivals- October 27, 2016

We've received lots of new and exciting quilt groups here at the store so thought we would give a sneak peek of some of them!

Here are some of the pieces from Tula Pink's new group Slow & Steady that we have in stock. The group is a combination of teals, purples, blues and of course pinks. They are some large scale prints as well as smaller repeats such as dots or diamonds. 

 

25Oct

Tips for Machine Quilting

The idea of making a quilt can be daunting for the first-time quilter, so we have compiled some tips to help ease your mind and help you find success with your project!
 
General Tips when starting out:
20Oct

Tablet Cover (works for Kindle or iPad)

This beginner friendly project is made from durable wool melton cloth and a combination of 4 cotton prints that you can use to express your personality. This long lasting essential can be used daily and also makes a great gift!

14Oct

Fall 2016 Home Décor Trends Part Two: Colour Palette

Subtle Sophistication – Blues have turned down the volume.  Where we were seeing deep teal and turquoise in recent seasons, we are now seeing dreamier smoky blues and washed denim shades.  These are paired beautifully with a shade often referred to as “birch” – an elegant shade somewhere between grey and taupe.

 

06Oct

The Evolution of Sewing

What started off as a means of necessity has slowly evolved into more of a hobby for most people. Let’s have a look at how sewing has changed over the years.
 
04Oct

Fall 2016 Home Décor Trends Part One: Asian Influence

Among the many patterns and colours that are presented to us, we start to see trends emerging for home décor. They are not always new, but they are often interpreted in new and fresh ways. This is especially true of the trend of fabrics featuring Asian inspired motifs. Whether inspired by traditional artwork or ceramics, the fabrics have a fresh appeal.

27Sep

Make your own Stretchy Bootcovers

With Halloween just over a month away, we thought we would share some easy costume how-to ideas. This stretchy bootcover tutorial we made went along with a superhero video series we created about 2 years ago. It has been a fairly popular video so we thought we would repost it!

(Apologies for the poor sound quality, we made this video when we were just getting started!)

27Sep

How to Make a No Sew Tutu

With Halloween just over a month away, we thought we would share some easy costume how-to ideas. This no sew tutu we made went along with a superhero video series we created about 2 years ago.

(Apologies for the poor sound quality, we made this video when we were just getting started!)

Supplies

27Sep

Quick & Easy Superhero Cape

With Halloween just over a month away, we thought we would share some easy costume how-to ideas. This superhero cape video we made has been really popular so we thought we would share it again. 

(Apologies for the poor sound quality, we made this video when we were just getting started!)

Materials

27Sep

Visiting Hermes at Work: A Maker's Perfect Day Off!

The Hermès at Work exhibit was an amazing opportunity to interact with the craftspeople that create Hermès’ world-renowned luxury goods.  Lucky to have a Friday off, I headed downtown to Jack Poole Plaza to check it out, and I’m so glad I did.  As a sewer, quilter, and knitter, I have at least a rudimentary understanding of what goes into a hand-crafted product, but this exhibit opened my eyes to a whole new level of workmanship, quality, patience and pride in a job well done.

23Sep

4 Tips to Save Money on Your Quilt Project

The cost of making a quilt can add up quickly. Here are some tips on how to save money on your next quilting project

1) Piece your Batting