Festival is over!! What an amazing weekend it turned out to be…I’m thrilled that I met so many customers in person & made lots of new friends as well. We will definitely have another Festival so keep the following dates free on your calendar & book your holidays!!
28th Sept – 1st October 2012
There was a lot of stock that came in just before festival that never made it onto the website. Hopefully over the next week or so they will all be there for you to look at. Some books & DVD’s were sold out at festival as well but are now back in stock for you to purchase. These include the brand new books & DVD from Patsy Thompson below…
I’m thrilled to let you know that I now have the latest DVD from Patsy Thompson in stock. Along with her fantastic new books!
Description: Instructional DVD, 2 Disc set.
Play time: 3 hours 29 min.
Content: This colorful DVD explores numerous feather border and feathered frame designs.
“Embellishing Your Free Motion Quilting Designs with Decorative Threads”
Description: Book, 60 pages, Full Color, Soft Cover
Content: This book introduces the reader to hyperquilting and teaches numerous free motion quilting designs that can be embellished through hyperquilted thread work.
Subtitle: “The Machine Quilter’s Guide to Creating Stunning and Innovative Free Motion Feather Designs”
Description: Book, 140 pages, Full Color, Soft Cover
This colorful book teaches the basics of machine quilted feathers and explores countless ways to manipulate feathers to create stunning, one-of-a-kind, “designer feathers.”
If you do not know how to stitch machine quilted feathers yet, this is the book for YOU, and if you already know how to stitch free motion feathers, this book will help you to take your designs over the top!
This book has something for everyone!
Pam Clarkes’ Stencils are now fully back in stock for those that missed out….
Also I now have more Featherlight Clamps back in stock AND with the great exchange rate there is also a PRICE REDUCTION on these for this shipment…
Use these clamps on longarm, midarm, and shortarm machines.
LIGHTWEIGHT: Only 1.3 ounces/pair. They will not pull down on your quilt edge.
WIDE (8 1/2"): Provides even tension across your fabric edge. This reduces side distortion.
THIN: Will not interfere with your extended throat plate or the edge of your machine. No more bumping into the clamps. Quilt right up to the edge of the clamp.
EASY: Snaps on with a pinch of your finger and thumb.
Strap is 72" Long.
NOTE: These clamps are designed to attach onto one layer of fabric. They do not clamp onto batting.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR BEST RESULTS:
This method will provide even tension on all three quilt layers.
1. Baste the top of your quilt along the sides to secure the top and batting to the back of your quilt.
2. Clip the clamps onto the quilt backing.
3. Gently pull the straps to the side. As soon as you feel the slightest pressure on the strap, lay it onto the velcro strip. This will support the side of your quilt without causing distortion. (DO NOT Torture your quilt by stretching it sideways.)
4. Quilt as desired.
5. Advance your quilt.
6. Repeat 1 to 5. Baste as you go after each time you advance the quilt.
Click here for Clamp Instructions
More new items!
I have a number of new DVD’s from Sharon Schamber – these are fantastic value for money!
Basic All Over Design DVD by Sharon Schamber
The Spirit of Mother Earth part 1 by Sharon Schamber
Featuring Stipples 1-9 from Sharon's award winning quilt.
The Spirit of Mother Earth Part 3 by Sharon Schamber
9 more stipples from Sharon's prize winning quilt!
Snails, mushrooms, Bumble Bee, Spier and Web, Turtle, Butterflys, Beanstalk, Clamshell & Yin-yang
The Spirit of Mother Earth part 4 by Sharon Schamber
This DVD includes:
Echoed leaf, Knotty Grain, Leaves and circles, Bearing Wheel, Waves and Circles, Marbles, Weave, Scalloped Scroll and Feathered Comma
The Spirit of Mother Earth Part 5 by Sharon Schamber
This DVD includes:
Arched Grid, Smiling Hearts, Dancing Daisies, Weaves and Sticks, Feathered RAinbow, Rowed feathers, Native Forest, Pebbled Arch & Tinker Wheel
The Spirit of Mother Earth part 6 by Sharon Schamber
This DVD includes:
Simple Waves, Diamonds & Tears, Wreath, Polka Dots, Feathered Double Spiral, Morning Feathers, Spiral Daisies, Swirling Leaves & Berry Patch
Layered Feathers & Caveats by Sharon Schamber
Also now in stock for applique enthusiasts are two types of Fabric Glue Pens for you to use/try!
This clever glue stick means the end of sewing around pins! A water-soluble blue glue that dries clear is a quick, convenient way to hold fabrics for sewing. Great for quilting and applique work but also for hemming and general sewing. Once glued, the fabric pieces can be pulled apart, so not to worry if they are misplaced or need to be adjusted. Refills available.
Dries clear and easily washes out.
Fabric Glue Pen refill from Matilda's Own
Dries clear and easily washes out.
Lastly some new marking products to assist & enhance your quilting projects with…
A fabric pencil with a unique 360 degree rotating mechanism for three functions in one. The Sewline Trio comes with an 0.9mm black lead for marking on lighter cloth, an 0.9mm white lead for dark cloth and a blank roller for tracing or making indentations on fabric. The pen also comes with a small eraser located underneath the top cover and a soft triangular grip. Convenient lead refills are available in white, pink, green and black graphite so you can tailor the Trio to your own needs.
For use with either Sewline Fabric Pencil or in the Sewline TRIO Multi-Function tool
Removing marking lines from fabric sometimes has proven difficult or other "removal marks" are left instead. Not anymore with the Sewline AQUA Eraser which has been specifically developed for the Sewline Ceramic Leads but may well work with several other markers too. It works rather like a fountain pen with a reservoir you simply fill with water or a water and detergent mix, some of which is packaged with the Eraser.
Your finger pressure on the soft grip then dampens the special soft fibre point. By lightly dabbing or running this point along the line or mark, the special point absorbs the pencil or water-based ink mark. So much quicker and easier than fiddling with a sponge or cloth. When the point of the Aqua Eraser becomes discoloured, simply pull it out and slip in a new point. Sewline Aqua Eraser Refills Available.
Dry naturally, do NOT use the iron or dryer to dry.
When detergent needs to be replaced, simply refill the bottle with any quality household kitchen detergent.
Sewline Aqua Eraser Fibre Point refills - 6 in pouch.
Not your Grandmother's chalk pencil, this chalk pencil is a favourite of many.
This quilt marking tool is a mechanical pencil with compressed ceramic chalk for "lead". It never needs sharpening. The extra fine "lead" (0.9mm) leaves a nice line. The chalk can be washed out or erased with the fabric eraser. And yes, the eraser on the pencil works!
Bohin makes four colors (white, gray, yellow, green) of these "leads" that swap in and out of the same chalk pencil. Nifty! Other colours coming soon...
Use a light box to transfer designs to your quilt top.
The chalk glides easily across your fabric and makes a brighter white line than the Clover White Marker.
APQS Millennium 2002 For Sale
Features can be viewed at www.apqs.com plus
·· Plastic adaptor for the APQS hopping foot specially designed for use with ruler and guide accessories
· On board bobbin winder
· Edgerider wheels already installed
· Pre-drilled for Intelliquilter if required.
Pigtail bobbin case & 30 bobbins
All Constantine Quilts Rulers specific to suit adaptor foot
Spare motor brushes & Spare belt
Spare fluoro white x 3 & black x 1 globes
Singer MR needles & Groz Beckert needles in various sizes
Circle Lord—Basic set plus Aztec Template & Ovals template
This machine is in excellent condition—upgrading
The Intelliquilter is now available for HQ Avante 18, Prodigy, Proto & Innova quilting machines....
If anyone is even contemplating purchasing an A1 Longarm quilting machine or an IntelliQuilter computerised system that will go on 'any' brand longarm machine, then don't hesitate to contact me!! Prices are subject to exchange rates at all times.
Announcing the brand new Horizon 31” throat A1 Quilting Machine! This is now available to play on in my studio. We can show you what it can do with the Intelliquilter attached as well as the famous smooth movement whilst in freehand mode.