Featherweights in Style

The Featherweight Shop has created the perfect travel case for your special machine! These padded cases protect your case – as well as the machine – and come in three colors.

Tote Bag for Featherweight Case - Black
Tote Bag for Featherweight Case - Pink

Tote Bag for Featherweight Case - Green

This mat features the mechanics of the entire machine. It is a padded surface – perfect for maintaining your machine. And, during regular sewing, is a great surface for your machine. It absorbs any vibration and just plain looks cool!

Featherweight Schematic Servicing Mat

These items are due to arrive next month, so order them now!

The Perfect Gift Items for Quilters

The Featherweight Shop has added such cute gifts to their repertoire! These socks are darling and will sell like hot cakes so get in your order now! In their own words:

Shoes off! Show off your socks and love for sewing and the Singer Featherweight! Sizes are the average women’s sock size 9-11. This usually translates to a women’s U.S. shoe size 5-10 (European 36-41, UK 3-8). Fiber content 75% Cotton, 23% Nylon, 2% Spandex

White with black Featherweights….

Quilt Socks - Black Featherweights

Black with white Featherweights….

Quilt Socks - White Featherweights

Black bobbins……

Quilt Socks - Jade-ite Green Bobbins

Assorted notions…..

Quilt Socks - Black Notions

Wouldn’t these be great retreat gifts????

Hours of Entertainment

There is quality – and then there is QUALITY! and these jigsaw puzzles by Quiltfolk are the best. It is cold outside – perfect weather to sit by a fire and work on a puzzle. But, first a little eye candy….

Quiltfolk Puzzle 01 - Quilt Backs
Quiltfolk Puzzle 02 - Barn Blocks
Quiltfolk Puzzle 03 - Quilt Fantasia

The problem is that as I age, it is harder to deal with the glare,etc. with traditional puzzles. These puzzles are high quality – 20 -per cent thicker than traditional puzzles, printed with a non-glare linen look – out of recyclable materials, What more could a gal want? Each puzzle is a limited edition print of 500. When they are gone, they are gone!

Quilt Cadets

This is such a brilliant idea that I wish I would have thought of it! For those retired Girl Scouts among us, this will make you smile!

Quilt Cadets First Project Badge

Why not start your own Quilt Cadet program? There are twelve badges – each supporting a different skill. There are even age-appropriate patterns! Some are beginner level but as their skills grow, the projects include more techniques.

Kid Cave Pillows
Braveheart Backpack

Why not start a group in your shop next year???

Coffee for Christmas

Coffee Break from Cut Loose Press™ by Karla Alexander is so much fun to make! I got out my Fiestaware and started throwing out fabrics that coordinated. It turns out, I couldn’t stop at a table runner. They are just way too much fun – and I am a little OCD…

Coffee Break

So what is a gal to do? Make 35 more and turn them into mug rugs for gifts for coaches, teachers, principals….you get the picture. And, if you have a good relationship with your machine quilter, she may even add their names.

But, I live in Ohio – and they are #1 so…..

These individual cups measure approximately 8″ so I cut an 8″ square of fabric, folded it in half, and used it as a pocket on the back. I’ll put coffee gift cards in the pocket as a homage to Karla. After all, she lives in the Pacific Northwest and KNOWS good coffee!

You still have time to finish six or six dozen by Christmas so get started!

Engagement and Wall Calendars

Tis the season for a new calendar or planner for 2020! Make your choices while they are still in stock. Quilt Art offers 52 weeks of inspiration.

2020 Quilt Art Engagement Calendar

These wall calendars provide wall art all year long.

2020 AQS Wall Calendar
2020 Fiberworks Collage Calendar
By The Yard 2020 Calendar For Quilters

The Art of the Quilt includes patterns for the 12 quilts showcased.

2020 Art Of The Quilt Wall Calendar

Cross Stitching is staging a comeback. This calendar includes patterns for the designs!

2020 Cross Stitching Wall Calendar

These make great last minute gifts so have plenty on hand.

Quick and Easy Gifts

I worked a show over the weekend and this was one of the top sellers.

Quilt As You Go Wine Totes

Inventory is due to arrive next week. These projects use a quilt as you go technique. The package includes batting printed with Sew by the Numbers – sew in the order shown to complete a project in a number of minutes. Make three wine bottle holders for less than $5.00 a piece. The pattern uses strips so it would be a great make it/take it for a Christmas open house. Once they learn the technique, they will want other options:

Quilt As You Go Tote Bag Alexandra Design
Quilt As You Go Table Runner Venice Pattern

Check out our website for all of the possibilities. There is still time to make gifts for this holiday season.

Silicone is the Rage

Silicone is showing up everywhere! Its heat-resistant properties are the perfect combination for quilters on the go.

Around the Bobbin has a new travel case showcasing at this Market that is sure to please. And since the patterns and silicone refills are due to arrive in the next couple weeks, they are a great choice for gifts this season!

Hot Stuff Travel Case
Silicone Refill Hot Stuff Travel Case

I love the way they have created a separate pocket for the cord so you can pack your bags – even with the curling iron, small portable craft iron, or flat iron is not without worrying about damaging the cord. A fast, fun and easy project!

Register Notions

The Gypsy Quilter is releasing several new notions next month – all would be a great register display. They are reasonably priced and functional – a great combination!

These Heat-Resistant Thimbles protect fingers when pressing. The nubbed surface also works perfectly when pressing seams open. Each container holds 16 of three different sizes. The large one fits my thumb (which I use to fingerpress seams open).

The Gypsy Quilter Heat Resistant Thimbles

These Silicone Iron Rests come in three different colors: red; green; and purple. Raising and lowering an iron as often as we do when quilting can cause carpal tunnel.
Do your wrists a favor and rest your hot iron on this silicon rest.


The Gypsy Quilter Silicone Iron Rest Green

No-Slip Grip Dots can be applied to the wrong side of templates and rulers to stop slipping.

The Gypsy Quilter No Slip Grip Dots

These are the type of notions people don’t know they need until they see them – and then can’t live without!

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