Friday, August 27, 2010

Further Education

Bernina Barb and Laurel just returned from Chicago where we spent 2-1/2 days of Bernina V6 Embroidery Software advanced training. We were among about 65 shop owners and teachers learning more about the fabulous things this software can do. We also got to talk to Bernina people from all over the U.S. and learn some of the fun things they're doing with the V6 software. We learned so much and can't wait to share it with all of you! The hard part will be deciding where to start! That's Barb in the picture during one of our afternoon breaks.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Got Rick Rack?

Yes, we have rick rack! From jumbo to tiny in assorted colors, even this great button trim in 2 colors.

Rick rack (or ricrac) has made a comeback, and can be found in many patterns for aprons, accesories, quilts, etc. Stop in and see if we have the color you are looking for!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

We Have Lots of PUL

Have you heard about this new product? Nothing fancy to look at, but a special fabric. PUL stands for Polyurethane Laminate. It is a waterproof fabric but not a glossy nor stiff texture like some laminates. It is backed with a soft knit fabric and is about 58" wide and $10.50/yd. Very effective for lining beach bags, lunch bags, baby bibs, etc. We have several patterns that call for PUL or could be converted to use it. This one is Lunch Bunch by Possibilities and includes little snack bags and a napkin along with the standard lunch sack.
Many more possibilities--stop in and check it out!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Quilts For Kids workday

We are setting up for a fun day of working on new little quilts for donation to local hospitals for the children that need a quiltie hug. Here is one of many that were brought today from the Northern Material Girls quilt guild from North St. Paul, MN. I love this one, made from a cut panel and stitched between the blocks with a feather stitch. I want this panel!!
More to come....