Thursday, 24 November 2016

Sale fabric, Gift Vouchers, Show & Tell, and letters to Santa

Christmas Hours ~ close Sunday 18 December 2016
                            Re-open Thursday 5 January 2017

Are you like many of our customers - busily finishing off quilts as gifts or  to make way for new projects in the new year?  Well have we got a treat for you.  Our extra-wide backing fabrics are now all on sale with 20% off the regular price.  They are now all on our website so check them out here. We currently have 6 different prints to choose from in red, deep green, light tan, cream, bone.

20% off all extra-wide backing fabrics
With Christmas shopping now in full swing, we've made our ever popular Threadbear Gift Vouchers available to buy on-line.  You'll find a choice of Threadbear vouchers now on our website here.
Gift vouchers are now available on our website
 What a treat it was last Saturday for our Passionate Piecers group to see all these beautiful quilts from our guest speaker, Jude Leibman. Jude is also a regular at our Castlemaine Applique group so we were treated to a mix of pieced and applique treasures! Thankyou again Jude for filling your car boot with of all your lovely quilts for us to see.

With Santa's Letterbox now open for business in our local Post Office, children and Spoodles everywhere are busy preparing their Christmas lists and writing that all important letter to Santa.  Sam might just need a little help holding the pen!  Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Star of Bethlehem ~ Christmas must be coming!

Christmas Hours ~ Closing Sunday 18 December 2016
                               Reopening  Thursday 5 January 2017

These six new fabrics arrived last week and are so aptly named as Christmas gets alarmingly closer by the day!  Star of Bethlehem ~ 1860-1880, by Washington Street Studios, are not Christmas fabrics, but are reproduced by the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum from a traditional Star of Bethlehem quilt in its collection.  We added just six from the range to our shelves.  The serpentine print is gorgeous in mid pink or cornflower blue.  Each would benefit from a dip in some tea if you want a more muted antique look.  These are perfect for fussy cutting, setting triangles, or borders.  The small prints will also lend themselves very well to appliqued flowers and other shapes. They all sit beautifully in front of Corliss' Caswell Quilt!
#1  Star of Bethlehem ~ $24.50m

#2  Star of Bethlehem ~ $24.50m

#3  Star of Bethlehem ~ $24.50m

#4  Star of Bethlehem ~ $24.50m
 Speaking of Christmas ~ here are some great ideas for "Kris Kringle" gifts, or little stocking fillers for your sewing friends.  These little "Bits & Pieces" are just that, but all are at least a 10" square or equivalent and are just $1 a piece!!!  At Threadbear, we always have lots of Fat Eighths on hand at $3 each, or Fat Quarters at $6 each.  Phone us with your selection and we'll post them to you that day.

Bits & Pieces ~ $1.00 each. 

PERFECT stocking fillers or Kris Kringle gifts

Bits & Pieces 

We've also restocked our favorite Little House Patchwork Pins in the teeny tiny glass bottle.  They're sharp, they're fine, and at $15.50 each, they make a great gift.  And what quilter do you know doesn't always need some extra pins? 
Little House patchwork pins in a bottle
While the whole idea of Christmas preparations might seem a little daunting to many of us, Sammy remains cool calm and collected and is preparing for the coming festive season in his usual taking a nap.....often!  Have a great weekend everyone.

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Hope's Journey circa 1830 ~ 1860

We love this latest offering from the very talented Betsy Chutchian for Moda Fabrics, Hope's Journey. Betsy drew her inspiration from a Wild Goose Chase quilt in her collection with fabrics dating from the early 1800s.  She has included poison greens, cheddar/orange, deep and vivid reds, cream, vibrant dark blue, and a soft light blue.  The prints are varied with a fantastic plaid, wispy branches and flowers, geometrics,  and a shaded or ombre tone on tone print.  This is a great collection and it is sitting very nicely against Sarah Morgan's Farmhouse collection on our shelves.  Click here to see Hope's Journey in greater detail on our website.

#1 Hope's Journey $25.50m

#2 Hope's Journey $25.50m

#3   Hope's Journey $25.50m

#4   Hope's Journey $25.50m

#5 Hope's Journey $25.50m

 Sam has been on a mini-break this week to Erica's but will be very happy to get back into his own bed tonight we're sure.  We're hoping to find some time for stitching with friends this weekend and we hope you are too.  Have a great weekend everyone!