New Pattern and Great Fabric Deals
It has been a wonderful week here, hearing all the interesting stories from Lynette's great adventures. Lynette had a wonderful time abroad and is looking forward to her next trip. I'm sure if you caught up with Lynette then you would know just how much fun was had by everyone.
This week we have a brand new pattern release, Home, Family and Friends. This lovely wallhanging shows the three most valuable things in life, your home, your family and your friends. The combination of appliqué and embroidery brings this piece to life. The friends panel gives you two patterns to choose from so you can have either cats or dogs. We also have kits available for this projects.
Used in the Home, Family and Friends wallhanging are the gorgeous variegated Valdani threads. These threads give a lovely softer look to your work.
Great Fabric Deal @ LQS
This week we have a fabulous fabric deal. We are offering Paula Barnes Companions Reproduction fabric in random mixed bundles. We have two different bundle sizes, each containing a mix of 16 different prints, 25cm cuts or 50cm cuts (if you order 2 bundles, we will make sure that you receive different fabrics in both bundles). These reproduction fabrics are not easy to find and we have very limited stock so, if this is what you've been chasing, this deal is for you.
Don't forget we have a large range of raw wood button packs. These buttons give that finishing touch to any project.
Back in stock are the popular Karen Kay Buckley Perfect scissors. These scissor are truly perfectly precise and sharp to the point. Their popularity is no surprise.
We also have the "Perfect Stems", another of Karen Kay Buckley's wonderful products. Five different sizes of heat resistant strips. These strips will allow you to make perfect stems that are a little over 1/2", 3/8", 1/4", a little over 1/8" and 1/8" wide. Lynette has a free tutorial on this handy product and we always recommend you enjoy viewing Lynette's tutorial and keep the link as a reference so you will always have a teacher on hand.
We hope you have a wonderful week full of stories from your own adventures and keeping plenty of time for stitching.
Wonderful Yummy Things
Hopefully life has delivered you a wonderful week full of love, laughter and plenty of time spent stitching, completing some of the unfinished projects we all seem to have. It's the perfect time to sort through those projects, choose one and finish it off! There is no better feeling than looking and admiring your finished work and feeling proud of your accomplishments.
This week we have newly arrived leather toggles. The gorgeous ladybird, sweet brown, pink and blue birds as well as the new cotton reel. All perfect for adding that finishing touch. We have limited numbers so be quick.
(The cute brown dog looks very sweet on Lynette's Heart Cottage Purse)
We have re-stocked one of our most popular and best selling kits, the Forest Friends kit. The kit contains all the fabric necessary to complete the pillow as well as the Dragonfly button. This is truly one of Lynette's most beautiful patterns and you can easily see why it is so popular.
Hopefully everyone has seen the Quilters Companion Magazine with the free DVD featuring Lynette Anderson and her unique style of appliqué, but just in case you haven't, we still have a few magazines left. We recommend you watch the DVD which gives you a little insight into Lynette and her work. The DVD explains her technique and so much more. It is wonderful viewing; something you will watch again and again.
Featured in the DVD are some of the main tools and equipment Lynette uses for appliqué:
The non-slip black mat so that everything stays perfectly in place. The appliqué paper for transferring your design onto. The Apliquick Rods for perfect points and crisp clean curves, The Karen Kay Buckley Perfect Scissors which cut with precision to the very point, the Apliquick Scissors for those smaller pieces and again precise to the point and the Roxanne Glue Baste It making the whole process pin-free.
All of these items are in stock and available and, if you need any info on any of them, please contact us and we will do our best to asset you and get you back to your stitching.
For those of us who do not like working with the glue products, Lynette has found an alternative in the Karen Kay Buckley's Perfect Pins. These pins are the finest and sharpest pins and the technique in which Lynette uses them is fantastic. Keep an eye out for the new video tutorial for the Perfect Pins. Lynette is very excited about these pins and can't wait to share the excitement with everyone.
We have had a wonderful response from the new Charm Club and we have only a few spots left. If it is something you have been thinking about then be quick and make sure you are one of the lucky ones wearing these hand made unique charms. Sign up form is attached to this email.
Have a lovely week full of bright inspiring cheerful things to keep you stitching.
We've had all kinds of weather over the last week from beautiful sunshine to wild wind and rain! Rainy days always provides us with the opportunity to get some stitching done. We have also had many visitors from far and wide and we are so pleased that you called in. We hope your stay was memorable, enjoyable and we look forward to seeing you all again.
We have had some new goodies arrive this week :)
"Thread Heaven Thread Conditioner & Protectant was conceived and developed specifically to make thread more manageable, eliminate the negative side effects of wax products, AND extend the lifetime of the finished work many years longer than untreated or wax treated threads. Thread heaven is absolutely unique, it is guaranteed to work, and it is the only thread conditioner, ever, to be patented". www.threadheaven.com
How to Use Thread Heaven
1. Don't cut dotted line on the right side of the label; it will act as a hinge. (see photo 1 & 2)
2. Using your thumb or forefinger, press one end of a length of thread into the conditioner and pull it across. Use enough pressure to embed the thread as you pull it through so that it is coated on all surfaces. (see Photo 3)
3. Now pull the thread between your thumb and forefinger, slowly and firmly, to stretch the thread and remove kinks. Notice how slick and smooth your thread feels! (see Photo 4)
4. Closing fingers together, Pull the thread between your finger and thumb a second time, only this time pull it through quickly with light pressure. This will cause the creation of a small static charge which forces the thread tails apart, drastically reducing the main cause of thread knots! (see Photo 4)
(information & images courtesy of www.threadheaven.com)
Lynette Anderson's Milliners Needles
Adding to our range of needles are Lynette's own size 10 Milliners Needles. These finely crafted needles are a pleasure to work with, easily manageable and precise making your stitching perfectly pleasurable. There are 10 needles in each container so there will be a few hours of stitching before they need replacing.
New and only just arrived are these gorgeous scissor charms. These are the cutest ones yet and will make the perfect gift for your stitching friends. They are in limited numbers so make sure you secure one before they disappear.
Kits Available for Stars Aligned
NEW Charm Club
We are delighted to announce a new club from Little Quilt Store - the Charm Club.
For those of you who have seen the foundation pieced pendants we have available online and in store, just wait till you see this new offering from Julie.
(Charms will vary from image shown)
This delightful bracelet or necklace features 6 charms, each measuring just 3/4". Each charm will feature a different design, and fabrics will vary so each month will be a surprise! Note that the photo above shows an example of charms only - each will be completely unique.
(Charms will vary from image shown)
The club will run for 11 months and in Month 1 (October 2013) you will receive the first of the 6 charms, and any extras you have ordered. Charms will then be sent to you every two months (December, February, April, June and August).
(Charms will vary from image shown)
A$22 every alternate month (charm only)
Bracelet to hang your charms from A$12
Necklace to hang your charms from A$18
Larger charm for the centre of your necklace A$32
Bag O’ Bling to add to your necklace A$33
(this will include six pieces, similar to what is shown in the image below).
(Charms will vary from image shown)
In addition, with each charm you will receive a matching pattern for a 6" block so you can make a small quilt or wall hanging to match your bracelet.
Numbers are strictly limited for this club, so be quick to complete the attached booking form. Bookings will be taken on a first come first served basis, and if numbers exceed places available, we will place your name on a waiting list and let you know by email, in the hope we can persuade Julie to make extra! No promises.
Email your booking form to us at email@example.com or call us on +61 7 5450 7497.
New Bread & Butter Basics
It has been an amazingly busy time for us all with plenty of visitors in-store this week from far and wide. For those who have kept up with Lynette on Facebook and her blog, you will have seen just how busy Lynette has been in France and also now in the UK preparing for the first day of Quilt Festival in Birmingham.
This week sees the release of the new additions to Lynette's fabric range Bread & Butter. These gorgeous fabrics will blend with anything. They can serve as both background fabrics or blenders; either choice will only enhance your project. We have both fat 1/4 packs and metreage available. They go great with Lynette's NEW Pocketful of Daisies range.
In Full Bloom
Lynette's New Fabric Is Here!
Spring is approaching and we have daisies in the air here at the Little Quilt Store. Pocketful of Daisies has arrived and is so pretty!
Along with the new fabric, we also have some new patterns. The first of Lynette's new patterns is "Gardener's Delight".
This pattern showcases "Pocketful Of Daisies" fabric range and with the use of Lynette's unique appliqué designs bringing the quilt together, makes it truly a "Gardeners Delight". We have fabric packs available for this 160cm (63") square quilt for just $215.00.
Our next new pattern is the "Goose Cottage Accessories Case". This new design features two geese drinking from a hexagon lake, with the Daisy Button at the cottage. The ¼" hexagons used for the lake give the illusion of moving water and add a demension and depth to the lake, and Lynette's combination of appliqué and embroidery complete the project.
The final touches are, of course, the hand painted buttons. The sweet "Daisy Button" and the "Mrs Goose Button", finish this project to perfection. This accessories case is the perfect place to store all of your sewing needs including your Apliquick tools.
Another new edition is the "Daisy Garden Purse". This wallet pattern brings to life spring with all of the daisies bold, beautiful and on show.
Lynette is busy in France at the moment and from the photos posted on her Facebook page and her Blog she certainly seems to be having fun! If you want to catch up with all her adventures, make sure you watch the Blog and her Facebook page. Have a great week and hopefully you too will find inspiration in this delightful new fabric range :)