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Gift Ideas - Can't Lose Sure Fire Last Minute Gifts

by Cameron

I’ve saved the best for last. The sure-fire, can’t lose last minute gifts to give to your stitching loved ones or add to your own list. These are the gifts that we all have a hard time buying for ourselves, but that we would wear and use and admire for years to come. A dream to sew up and a treasure to behold, these are potentially perfect gifts.

First up, Liberty of London. Liberty ctton lawns are famous across the globe for their beautiful prints and amazingly soft, silky feel. They’re perfect in garments and home sewing. A pillow made with Liberty guarantees a good night’s sleep or at least a satiny smooth sleep.

We also sell smaller cuts of Liberty prints both in the store and on our website. Fat eighths, which are 9”x27”, are perfect for adding something special to a quilt or a garment, using as a luxurious hair wrap, or just framing.

After a machine, scissors are probably the most important, most used tool in the sewing box. Ghingers are top shelf scissors that make cutting through the hardiest fabrics feel like butter, and they’ll last forever if you keep them sharp and oiled.

 

Our merino knits are soft, warm, squishy, and cuddly. A couple yards would make a Marianne dress that you’ll never want to take off.

 

A recent addition to the store, Tulip needles made in Japan, are high quality hand needles. The packaging is so beautiful you don’t even need to wrap them. We carry sewing, easy threading, embroidery, sashiko, and leather needles. For more info on Tulip needles check out Hannah’s blog post.

These embroidery kits include several strands of embroidery floss, crane embroidery scissors, and embroidery needles, almost everything you need to get started with embroidery but the fabric. Through in some solid colored fat quarters or a yard of muslin, and you’re all set!

Come in this weekend to pick up these or any other last minute gifts. Don’t forget we’re closed Monday, December 21 – Thursday, December 25. We’ll also be closed on January 1 and 2.

We hope you have a restful and bright holiday,  See you on December 26th!

furoshiki:japanese gift wrapping

by Hannah

This holiday season wrap your gifts with something that doesn’t get thrown away!

For wrapping, you’ll need: 

-gift

-square piece of fabric. I used 36”x36”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just In: Alison Glass batiks, rayon, voile and our holiday schedule

by Gina

There’s always this feeling of flying to the finish line in the month of December. We’ve been seeing a lot of you doing some not-quite-last-minute crafting and gift choosing. We have lots to choose from and are full of ideas and help! We will have a few days off around here coming up soon. We’ll be closed from Monday, December 22nd through December 25th. We’ll reopen on Friday the 26th. We’ll be closed for New Years and inventory on January 1st and 2nd, back to our regular schedule January 3rd.

Ok, on to the latest arrivals. I think the newest arrival I’m most excited about is the Alison Glass batik group. Its organic deisgn and soft hand make this collection impossible to pass by.

Cute animal prints from Michael MillerMore cute animals from Alexander HenryAubergine and indigo from Alexander HenryRecollection by Katarina Roccella for Art Gallery Fabricscotton voile and rayon from Cloud 9, Art Gallery and Westminster Fibers…So lovely!The three prints from the left are by Lisa Congdon for Cloud 9, sweet metallic accents, organic cotton, what’s not to love?

The middle two prints are drapey, smart prints from Art Gallery’s Recollection group.

The two bright prints on the right are super soft and fluid rayons by Joel Dewberry for Westminster Fibers.

See you soon!