Monday, June 21, 2010

Legacy Batting by Pellon

Today we received our first shipment of Legacy batting. Most comes in 8.2m bolts (9 yards) so you can afford a whole bolt if you have number of quilts to do. We do sell it by the metre so you can get the amount you need. Most bolts are 96" wide. We have king size (120" square) batts of 100% Natural cotton for $39.99 and 80-20 cotton-poly at $36.99. For in depth information about the variety of batts available and the properties of each, go to . I am working on stitching and washing small samples of each batt so you can feel the results before you buy. I am looking forward to trying some handquilting with the wool and flax/linen.
Right now, we have bolts of soy-cotton, bamboo-cotton, 100% cotton in both bleached and natural, 80-20 with and without scrim and polyester. For longarm quilters with a business number, we can supply batting at special rates. Email us for information.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

CEG Summer Workshop

The Canadian Embroiderers Guild- London holds a week long workshop each June. Participants spend a week working with a textile artist developing techniques. As a guild member I get to volunteer to hostess one day of the week. Yesterday I got to enjoy the company of the teachers and students. This year's teachers are Dorothy Caldwell and Jane Davila. Meet Dorothy through and Jane through . I can't wait to visit again at the open house later this week to enjoy the students' progress.

After class yesterday some people visited the store so I took a picture of a few on the porch, with Nellie, of course.

It Seemed Like a Good Idea

Months ago it seemed like a good idea to order the 72 colours of batiks in 'The Princess Palette'. Now that they have arrived and need a shelf to sit on, it is an interesting challenge. We made 3 packages of charm squares: red-purple, yellow-orange, blue-green. Each box has 2 squares of each of 24 colours. Then we made fat quarters and now we are arranging colour groups of bolts.

When we were in Minneapolis at the trade show, Quilt Market, we ordered the new Liquitex 'Surface Design Center' from C&T Publishing. What fun! If you have 'Jane Davila's Surface Design Essentials' book, we have the supplies you need to try things.