BladeSavers Now in Six Colors


This is just brilliant! In their own words:

Don’t discard old rotary blades, use them in the BladeSaver Thread Cutter! Product Features: Give your used 45mm rotary blades extended life by using them in the BladeSaver Thread Cutter and make cutting your chain pieced fabric projects fast and easy.

BladeSaver Thread Cutter Lilac

Each BladeSaver comes with a magnetic case to keep your thread cutter safe when not in use or when taking it to class. The BladeSaver case doubles as the blade stand to hold your thread cutter securely in place during use.
Purchase includes:
-3D printed BladeSaver case with magnets installed
-3D Printed parts for the BladeSaver blade cover
-Nut/bolt needed to assemble the 45mm rotary blade into the blade cover (please note, color of hardware will vary between silver, gold and black based upon availability).
-Printed assembly instructions

BladeSaver Thread Cutter Lilac
BladeSaver Thread Cutter Lilac

Now there are a total of six color options:

BladeSaver Thread Cutter Fuchsia
BladeSaver Thread Cutter Blue
BladeSaver Thread Cutter Pink
BladeSaver Thread Cutter Rose
BladeSaver Thread Cutter Yellow

Depending on the color, these are expected to arrive this month and next so place your orders now!

The Ultimate Thread Tamer

Wonderfil has created the perfect thread stand. This lightweight and portable all-in-one thread stand is designed to create vertical drawing, eliminating tension changes and preventing slippery thread from unreeling, which happens when thread is drawn horizontally.

Thread Tamer All-in-One Thread Stand

The stand also comes with a detachable perpendicular drawing feature ideal for small sized spools. The Thread Tamer is able to fit any sized spool of thread and is capable of holding up to three spools in place for couching and cording so as to prevent any undesired tangling. Keep this handy little stand beside your machine to make sewing a breeze!

Thread Tamer All-in-One Thread Stand

We all know that thread is cheaper when you buy the big spools – now we can save money AND eliminate tension issues! These are due to arrive this month so place your orders now!

Tula Pink in All her Glory

Tula has her own style – and that style requires threads that are a little more vibrant, a little more colorful – well, a little more TULA than what you currently have on hand!

Tula Pink Homemade Custom Tin and Three Mini Collections

I love that this collection includes four large spools of neutral shades – perfect for piecing. There are also 10 small spools of her signature colors – all 50 weight thread. And everything is packaged in a gorgeous tin!

Tula Pink Homemade Custom Tin and Three Mini Collections

These threads are the perfect choice for top stitching her new ribbons available in three colorways:

Tula Pink Home Made Morning Designer Ribbon Pack
Tula Pink Home Made Noon Designer Ribbon Pack
Tula Pink Home Made Night Designer Ribbon Pack

Everything is due to arrive this month so order them now!

Glow in the Dark

I want to make sure I get this right so in the words of Mettler:

POLY GLOW is a phosphorescent, washable embroidery thread that stores UV and artificial light, making embroideries and seams glow in the dark. The thread is extremely well-suited for extraordinary effects on sports, kids, leisure wear, bags and satchels as well as for embroidering logos and letterings. T

It is a 40 weight thread and comes on 109 yard spools for around $6.00. A 70 or 80 needle is recommended. It is due to arrive any day.

Why not display it with this glow in the dark fabric by Benartex :- due to arrive in March:

Pillowcases and pajamas would make your child smile!

Organization with Style

The Sew Stack is a storage system designed by Noble Industries. Each unit is the same size – 6 1/2″ square but the depth changes depending on the need.

Store 40 bobbins in one container.

Clip it to 16 spools of thread in a deeper container.

Or buy a bobbin container without a lid since the container stacked above it holding the spools of thread has one!

There is even a container for machine feet!

Design your own system with The Sew Stacks. What an efficient use of space!

You Lucky Dog

“You Lucky Dog” is the latest Block of the Month by Bonnie Sullivan that features her top quality Woolie Flannels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The individual blocks are simply darling and each could be stand alone projects.  And once again, there is a thread set to match!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are eleven blocks in the series – which leaves the twelfth month to put it all together. The demand for these patterns is so great that we can not keep them in stock – Bonnie can not print them fast enough!  Who says you have to start with #1?  Blocks five through eleven are in stock now, so why not buck the trend and reverse the order?

Want to get your sample done quickly?  The entire quilt with pre-cut appliques is due to ship next month!

Be Inspired to Try Collage!

When twenty patterns using the same technique are in the top 100, you better take notice!  Many shops are paying their rent with these patterns and classes by Laura Heine.  What about you????  If you are a little nervous, start out by reading her book on choosing fabrics.  But remember – everyone who takes a class will want a copy as well….

 

 

 

 

 

Then choose your favorite art piece:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be sure to have plenty of thread on hand!

 

Aurifil Most Popular Threads

I just looked on our website, and these are the most popular colors of Aurifil threads.  In this case ten pictures are worth a thousand words….

a1050-2000 a1050-2021 a1050-2024 a1050-2026 a1050-2310 a1050-2311

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a1050-2600 a1050-2605 a1050-2615

 

 

 

 

 

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The names of these colors?  White, dove, natural white, light beige, black, light sand, grey, aluminum, muslin, and chalk.  Frankly it is hard to tell which is which!  Unless they are doing top stitching on bags or binding a quilt on the machine, the majority of quilters are using white, grey, beige, and black most of the time!  That means if you are a small shop – and can’t invest in a large thread rack, having a basket of these basic colors at the register will meet your customers needs until you can invest in a multitude of colors!

And, for those of you who DO have big thread racks, why not have a basket full of the top sellers at the register anyway.  Some call this an impulse buy, I call it a visual reminder that they may need thread!

Aurifil Introduces a New Cotton Thread

This eighty weight Cotton Thread by Aurifil was the talk of Market! For those who have gotten to try it, the response has been a resounding yes!  No, I was not one of those people but I can’t wait to get my hot little hands on it when it arrives in January.

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What is all of the fuss about?  It is thin, so it is the perfect choice for applique and English paper-piecing. The stitches simply disappear!

And it is strong enough to use when machine quilting.  I am currently working on a series of miniature quilts – and this will be the perfect choice.  After all, we know there is a thickness to thread and traditional threads don’t translate well when working with tiny designs.  But it works well when quilting traditional quilts as well.

But, first and forermost, it is the perfect choice for machine piecing – which is the most common use for any thread.  So this is not a specialty thread.  It is touted to become your go to thread of choice for ALL of your needs.  With that in m ind, it comes in a wide variety of colors. And who can resist the return of WOODEN spools?