Father’s Day at the Shop

Father’s Day at the Shop

Greetings from Ashley,

Happy Father’s Day to all. Boy did we forget what “HOT” feels like! Our July class schedule is coming and will feature these classes in the order scheduled:

Amy Butler’s “Frenchy Bag”, taught by Andrea Cramer, Free Motion Quilting taught by Linda Pysto, an original pattern from Andrea called “Big Is Beautiful”, the popular Puzzle Blocks class from Linda Pysto and a great Photo Wallhanging project from Andrea. Check our online calendar for descriptions and photos.

We are working on our schedule August through November and hope to have that up very soon so that we can all make plans for the busy fall.

We are in the process of developing a new beginning quilt class, thanks for your patience. We will send out emails soon with the details.

“If we can have Christmas in July, then we can have Halloween in June!” Come in and see our great selection.

Our New Block Party samples and signs ups will be available in August and will begin in September.

What’s New at Ashley’s:

Monarch: Tulip Nouveau, Ghosts in the Pumpkin Patch by Tenderberry Stitches, 6 bolts of beautiful metallic dragonflies, Al a Mode from Lyndhurst, 4 primary colors with black musical notes, July flower of the month ,water lily.

Alexander Henry: some great Halloween brights and retro looking pieces; a cute “Butterfly Girl” anime-themed fabric.

Alexander Henry Butterfly Girl

Kaufman: a gorgeous Imperial Collection 3 line in deep reds w/gold metallic (Hi Joan K.)

kaufman imperial collection fabric

Michael Miller: Spice collection, in our retro area; the medallion quilt is almost quilted-you’ll love it.

Michael Miller Spice collection

Moda: Tamarack Grove in brushed cotton; 9 new Moda Shadows, Bait and Tackle.

Timeless Treasures: great conversationals: computer keyboard, circuit board, shirtless policmen (I know, I know), 15 new batiks, frogs on bright yellow background , bug jars with tadpoles, basketball, tennis, NYC taxis

RJR- Wiggles and Giggles flannel from Thimbleberries; Cat’s Meow

Shamash- 3 bolts of trains

And more. Christmas is starting to come in and we’ll be sure to help you get a head start.

What’s new for Knitters:

We just got our beautiful new order of Brown Sheep worsted, bulky, cotton wool worsted and handpainted yarns. They are gorgeous!

We also have our Alchemy selection. We will have some fun prizes during our anniversary for our wonderful knitters so stay tuned.”

We look forward to seeing you,

Ashley and Staff

Monday through Saturday 9am to 6pm

Piping for sewing projects

Piping for sewing projects

Piping is a fun trim that adds a 3D pop of color to your sewing projects–it’s sort of the sister to bias tape, but with rope, or cording, sewn inside. You can buy it at the store BUT you can just as easily make your own! I’ll show you how. Then you can sew it around a pillow, chair cushion, pants pocket, dress collar, on a bag…on so many projects. Come sew with me!

Double Top Stitch

Nothing sets off an upholstery job better than a French seam. A French seam (Double Top Stitch) is often found in luxury vehicles and boat upholstery. Often used when sewing panels of leather, faux leather or vinyl seating fabric together. Combined with thick thread a French seam will make your next upholstery project really look great. Get noticed, consider using French seams! For this technique you need a proper sewing table.