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Portland, OR 97211
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felt felt felt for the holidays

by Hannah

From here on out we’ll all be needing felt…Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, then Valentine’s sneaks up on all of us. Just a reminder that we stock wool/rayon felt by the yard and sheets, poly/acrylic sheets, and %100 wool felt bundles! If you need some felt filled ideas, read on!

Try these no sew trivets or placemats! These lovely kits we carry require felt. April’s holiday ornament gift idea. Amy’s holiday gift idea and valentine. Felt slippers. Scandinavian Needlecraft has plenty of uses for felt. I’ve made adorable baby booties from this book. 

 Remember we ship! See you soon!

 

Just In: Metallic canvas, block patterns, PFD and more

By Gina

Some super fun new canvas pieces. Yep, those dots up top are metallic! A little bit of sparkle goes a long way. The bottom piece is a medium weight cotton linen blend from Moda.

Replenishing our stock of solid flannels. Cozy and plush, from Robert Kaufman.

New dish towelings from Moda. Fun, fiesta colors. We also brought back in the “snow buddies” toweling with the jolly old-fashiony snowman design. You can see that on Instagram on our website home page.

I’ve been super excited for this new block booklet to come in from Moda. It’s such a great design. It include 48 different blocks, with cutting diagrams and color schemes. You can see the number of each size on the cover. Pretty cool! And, if you sew them all up into one quilt, it’s striking!

The last thing I wanted to fill you all in on this week is the arrival of a selection of fabrics that are “PFD” or prepared for dying. We will try to keep a selection stocked regularly, including sheeting, knit, and canvas weight cottons.

a quilt for ephraim

by Amy

We have the pleasure of helping a lot of people make special quilts and blankets for the babies that come into their lives, but a few months back the ladies at the shop got together to make a quilt to welcome a baby who is very special to us!

We all started with one fabric in common, a natural linen and cotton blend that we felt was very “Hannah.” Then we went on our merry way, and created blocks that both reflected our individual sensibilities as well as our feelings for Hannah and her family. When we gathered together to tie the quilt sandwich, it was amazing to see how harmoniously our blocks had come together into a quilt that was somehow both tranquil and playful! 

 

 Little bits of liberty, shot cottons, chambrays, and stripes, all of it inspired by our love for Hannah.

Some people think I’m crazy for saying that putting the binding on a quilt is my favorite part of the process, but think of it as my “quality time” with a project before it goes off into the world. Handwork can be very meditative, and it’s as if each stich carries a little more love.

 

 Perfect for baby Ephraim!