Gimme (new products)

Gimme: Calendar Time!

October 8, 2012

Say it ain’t so! You aren’t really hanging a calendar from your plumber or real estate agent in your sewing space, are you?  Sure, everyone is trying to economize these days, but that’s where you need inspiration the most! And who says you have to buy yourself a fancy new calendar, anyway? After all, Christmas [...]

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GIMME: Keeping it all together

August 1, 2012

Come on. Admit it. It’s not just about the fabric. Or the thread. Sometimes it’s about the product designed to make our sewing lives just a wee bit easier. So while scouring the aisles at International Quilt Festival in Long Beach we came across a couple of products we haven’t seen before and we’re sharing [...]

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GIMME: All About the Fun Stuff!

March 9, 2012

  Butler Skins the Surface David Butler has done it again. First we swooned big, big time over his debut fabric line, Curious Nature by Parson Gray, through FreeSpirit Fabrics. Now we get to handle these lovelies every day on our phones. Working through SkinIt, a website that allows you to design custom covers, David [...]

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Gimme: New Fun Things to Part Us from our Moolah!

February 15, 2012

Takumi Combo Set $169.95 So in general, we focus on quilting. But we admit that we’ve got more than a touch of C.A.D.D. (Creative’s Attention Deficit Disorder) and that often leads us down the path of Those Other Addictions. One of our most popular alternative fixes is knitting. From scarves to socks (only some of [...]

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Gimme: Your Market Lovin’

November 17, 2011

Okay, so it really is all about the stuff you leave with when you go to Market. And yes, I know, you all are probably really getting tired of hearing Market tales. But this is a little bit different. Here were have some stuff the Jake brought back from her Shameless Promo Ho pursuits on [...]

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Gimme: New products to help work (and celebrate) our magic!

October 13, 2011

Not Your Momma’s Decals We quilty/stitchy/crafty types like to wear our addictions proudly, don’t we? And thanks to FiberFlies of San Jose, California, this is possible in ways other than those patchy vests of yesteryear that just made butts look big. FiberFlies, a pattern design company, has a line of vinyl decals for car windows that [...]

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Gimme: Rockin’ Ruler, Tasty Treats and a Beautiful Book

September 15, 2011

Tasty Treats To Save Your Hostessing Reputation Okay, put that hand up right now to volunteer as the next hostess for mini-group! And don’t freak about the menu (or get all Martha on us and make quilt-themed amuse-bouche from organic ingredients harvested from local CSA farms within a 50-mile radius of your LQS). Just cruise over [...]

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Gimme: Binding Tools

August 18, 2011

Stick-it style You still jabbing the excess pins into your shirt when you’re sewing bindings on by hand? How unfashionable! (And sooner or later, one will find its way under your bum….we know what we’re talking about.) Simply all the best-dressed hand sewers will be using an adjustable pincushion ring from Jennifer Jangles. This mod [...]

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Gimme! Labels, Threads and Snips—Oh, My!

July 21, 2011

Whether you call them toys or tools, we quilters love our gadgets and good stuff. Here’s a smattering of the latest new stuff to hit the market.   Sweet stuff for your stitchy treats Garnish those garments, quilts and accessories that you’ve handmade for your little (and big) girls with a Sprinkle or two from [...]

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