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Mon–Fri, 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday, 11 am – 4 pm

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2136 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR 97211

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Twin Needles and Late Wednesday


We have just started stocking three types of double needles: Schmetz Twin Needles, Schmetz Stretch Twin Needles and Schmetz Extra Wide Needles. Have you checked out Sally's wonderful tutorial on threading your machine for double needles? You need to. She demonstrates how double needles accomplish pin tucking, professional looking hems on knit garments and top stitching on heavier wovens like denim. I own a serger but it doesn't have a cover stitch option, and double needles have become indispensable when I want a certain (read: nicer) looking hem when I'm sewing with jersey or interlock.

Are you hesitant to move from sewing with wovens to sewing with knits? Do you have a serger sitting in a corner that you are a little afraid of? Please, please, consider checking out Meredith's basic knit skirt class or Serger Basics (1&2) down at Modern Domestic. They will open up whole new avenues of textiles and methods of construction-- you will not look back. Sign up online or stop by MD for class advice and to look at some of the fantastic class samples on the shelves.

Hey! Don't forget-- tonight (Wednesday!) we'll be open until 8pm. Stop by and have a liesurely browse. This is a trial run for the summer. Our next late open Wednesday will be in two weeks on the 27th of July.


A Big Saturday and Late Opening Wednesday!

timeless treasures organic

Today is a big day! Stop in today for a little shopping and you'll be rewarded with coupons for later purchases. We just unpacked some beautiful prints from Timeless Treasures including these incredible price sensitive organic cotton bolts (pictured above).

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timeless treasures-- hoodie!

Hoodie is now designing for Timeless Treasures as well, and we have her strawberries and a really great coordinating dot in raindrops.

Stitch magazine

New brand new Stitch Magazine is here. There are some standout articles featuring a behind the scenes with Project Runway (including local winners) and a Q&A with Ms. Amy Karol, not to mention stunning projects from a ton of designers including two of my favorites: Kevin Kosab and Ayumi Takahashi. Do you see that cover bag? It converts from larger to smaller and has some beautiful design details.

What are you doing this Wednesday evening? I'll tell you what I'm planning. Instead of rushing out the door the moment my co-parent steps through it, so I can sneak into the store before it closes, I'm planning a leisurely coffee stop, a hello to the peeps at MD and then a GOOD, LONG browse at Bolt during our extended hours this Wednesday night. Will I see you there? We'll be open until around 8.

Figgy's Trunk Show

Patterns by Figgy's

We are really excited to be showing samples of the entire new line from Patterns by Figgy's at the store. For a limited time, you'll be able to check out Shelly and Karen's handiwork in person. These are really beautiful clothes, sewn together from well written and well designed patterns. And even better, we are currently carrying prints from most of the lines that these samples were made from.

Patterns by Figgy's

And this isn't everything-- check the sample rack for examples of their previous lines, and my favourite item from this new line is behind the counter on the child sized manequin. Hopefully these samples will spark your imagination-- at Quilt Market they had samples sewn for their own booth as well as from Monica Solorio-Snow's forthcoming line:

Lecien Happy Mochi Yum Yum

Depending on your fabric choices, you can create a whole wardrobe of different looks for your small person.

**Don't forget-- tomorrow is our fundraiser for Susan G Komen!