New Arrivals!

  • August’s New Arrivals

    Strata Color Regia by Schachenmayr
    In case you missed the flurry of updates to the New Arrivals slider on our front page this month, here's a recap of August's New Arrivals!  Let's star with the yarns.Strata Color Regia by Schachenmayr is a wool/polyamide blend sock yarn from Germany.
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  • Beginning Sewing, for Newbies or the Out-Of-Practice

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    Do you admire pretty fabrics? Handmade décor, custom pillows or quilts? How about one-of-a-kind bags or fashion items?  Wish you could get in on the fun? But maybe you're nervous about the sewing machine (so many parts!
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  • A Perfect Learn-to-Quilt Quilt!

    Quilt for September class
    If you ever wished you could do something - anything! - with all the luscious fabrics in our shop, this is the class for you! Jan Goranson's 8 hour class (2 sessions, 4 hours each) is a perfect introduction to quilt making.
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  • Upcoming Classes Perfect for Gift-Giving

    Quilt as you go Table Runner
    It's still summer out there, but the calendar says we're nearly looking at the second half of August, and you know what that means. Labor Day will be here before you finish your coffee, the kids will be heading back to school, our days will get slowly shorter.
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  • On Sale: Purples

    Purple on Sale
    Ah, purple. Once upon a time, due to the expensive nature of the dye (to get 1 gram of Tyrian purple dye, you needed to process 9,000 mollusks. Talk about a lot of clams!), purple was once the exclusive provenance of the ruling class.
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  • Show & Tell: Art & Sew Class

    from Kids Art & Sew, 2014
    Our first kids' class may have been small but it was super fun! Participants transferred their custom art to fabric and sewed up a pillow and a simple drawstring bag. Check out these girls and their creations: There's still space in our August kids' class, Kids' Knitting.
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  • Charity Opportunity: Quilts for Eastern Washington fires

    We have word from Jean at Layers of Hope - Quilting 911 that she is collecting quilts for the families and first responders dealing with wildfires in Eastern Washington. In the Okanogan area alone, one fire is larger than 200,000 acres and more than 100 homes have been destroyed.
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  • Making Improvements

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    Have you been by our website lately? We've been making some changes to make it easier to find things (and easier for us to maintain). Let's start with the home page. We now have a slider featuring the most recent dozen New Arrivals.
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  • Sewing for kids this summer?

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    The next installment of Kids Clothes Week (KCW) is coming up in a couple weeks.  Will you be setting aside an hour a day to sew clothes for the kids in your life? I've participated in KCW a couple of times (you can see some of my past efforts here) and it's always been fun.
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  • Where’s Waldo?

    Where's Waldo?
    Waldo!  Always the best part of going to doctors' offices when I was a kid: finding the well worn book in the waiting room and searching for that elusive red and white hat white I waited for the nurse to call me back.
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