Christmas Stitchery Projects
It's only a few weeks left to Christmas, and if you are like most of us here at LQS, we're sure you still have a few presents to buy.
We are lucky enough to have a few special stitchery kits that were put together by Rico Designs and based on some of Lynette's original Christmas designs.
The kits all include the fabric, embroidery thread and needle, and some include frames and hangers as well. The designs range from aprons to tablecloths, framed stitcheries and candle holders and lots of others as well. All kits are available here. Be quick as numbers are limited.
For those of you patiently waiting to hear when we had the craft cases back in stock - good news...we now have plenty available in store or online, great value at $20.86.
The case is used in Lynette's project, the Walnut Tree Cottage sewing case, from her book Country Cottage Quilting. The book is available for $27.29, and has a variety of great projects incorporating Lynette's unique embroidery patterns.
Just a quick reminder to have a look at some of the other items available from the online store...for example we have Rasant 120 sewing thread, which is a lovely thread to use for either hand piecing or in your sewing machine. It has a polyester core with an outer coating of cotton - giving it all the strength of a 100% polyester thread combined with the softness of a cotton thread. We have it available in two colours, Ivory & Light Beige, on a 1,000m reel at $7.59 each.
Also, for our Australian customers, please note that all prices quoted online and in the newsletters are excluding GST. The total price including GST will be added once you finalise your order at the Checkout.
Mending Fences New Fabric and Projects
Exciting news in the store...Lynette's new fabric range, Mending Fences, has arrived.
You can check out the patterns in Lynette's book - Stitch it for Autumn - for a variety of goodies to make with this new range. The book is available for $15.44
There are 25 different fabrics in the range which you can purchase by the metre @ $20/metre, or if you prefer you can buy the full range as a fabric bundle...fat 1/4's ($125 each), fat 1/8's ($63 each) and angel delights ($32 each).
Lynette has also created a very cute quilt pattern called Farmyard Fun, which is available for $16. This can be made in either a blue or pink colourway.
For those who like smaller projects, either for yourself or as a gift, you might be interested in the Farmyard Pincushion, with two very cute embroidery patterns and giant daisy buttons included in the price ($9.00).
There is a fun Striped Tote Bag (page 28 of the Stitch it for Autumn), which can be made in any fabric combination, but shown very prettily in the book in the pink colour way.
To make it hassle free to complete this project we have the leather-look handles for sale too.
Don't forget our fabulous range of raw buttons, which are made here in the shop...Grandad's Farm buttons ($13.50 a pack), would complement and make your project just that little bit more special.
We hope you will be as excited about this lovely new fabric range as we are, and all the wonderful projects that will keep you busy into the new year.
New fabric bundles, stitchery kits, zips and more
A package arrived this week with some fabulous fabrics that Lynette was able to buy when she was in Houston. These fabrics are yet to be released, and we have a limited number available online and instore.
The bundles are fat 1/8s and there are three fabric ranges to choose from - one check and stripe range with mostly yarn dyes, one Antique Rose collection and a floral range called Archive and Taupe. All fabrics are from Lecein and are beautiful to work with. Priced from $45.00 to $63.00.
A series of 3 small stitcheries taken from In Full Bloom, one of Lynette's popular block of the month quilts, have been released and are now available as individual kits including pattern, background fabric, stabiliser and threads. The kits are available for $16.00.
These kits fit nicely into a small wooden frame, available for $10.45.
For those small projects we know you are all making for Christmas gifts, don't forget our range of zips with cute little charms. We have Sunbonnet Sue, sewing machines and hearts on 20cm mocha coloured zips. You can view the full range of these and other zips here.
And lastly, if you have been following Lynette's blog, you will know that we are busy planning an Quilt Camp in 2014. We are excited that Lynette's first Quilt Camp will be held in France next July at the very chateau that was the inspiration for the Chateau Hexagon button club. We are taking expressions of interest for this event, and you can find more information here. Stay tuned for dates for the Australian camp as well.
Till next time....
Scissor Charms, Pendants and Pigma Pens
This week we are excited to show you some new scissor charms just received from two very talented designers.
Firstly we have the popular range of birdhouse lamp work glass bead with a sweet little silver bird - and they are made right here on the Sunshine Coast. They come in a range of colours and are priced at $9.05.
Also is a new selection of charms with animal and bird beads with a silver sewing notion. Also available at $9.05.
Lynette was also able to bring back some new foundation pieced pendants and scissor fobs. These are so popular, and would make a great Christmas present for someone special (or for yourself of course!)
Our featured notion this week is the Pigma pen. These pens really are fantastic for marking your embroidery design and are Lynette's favourite. They are archival quality ink for waterproof and fade proof marking of lines and are a very fine 0.25mm, so you will not see the lines under your embroidery. The pens come in either black or brown and are priced at just $4.50 each.
Till next time....
Mama's Washday, Scissors and Threads
Lynette is just back from her trip to Houston International Quilt Festival and she was excited to have met so many of her customers and showcase a range of new patterns and fabrics.
One of the new patterns is Mama's Wash Day, a cute little stitchery pattern featuring a clothes line with quilts, jumper and socks, and washing basket. The pattern is $10.00 and there is also a cute painted bird - Miss Brown Bird - to complete the scene priced at $8.00.
The finished stitchery fits nicely into our white oval frame, priced at $16.31.
Lynette's new range of fabrics 'Mending Fences' is due in store any day now, so keep watching as we release fabric bundles and new patterns that use these whimsical prints.
Last week we mentioned Wonder Clips as one of our favourite products. Well this week we thought we would talk about Perfect Scissors by Karen Kay Buckley. These scissors are just a delight to use with their beautifully pointed, 20cm serrated blades. Add to this the comfortable silicone handles and cutting will no longer be a chore. The scissors are in stock now priced at $30.00.
Lynette's favourite thread for embroidery is Cosmo, and we have some packs of 10 skeins in the following ranges: Bright Seasons (variegated threads) at $16.22 and Lynette's Favourites, Gelato and Rainbow, all priced at just $13.63.
Till next time
Garden Scenes, Wonder Clips and Gift Tags
If you have visited Little Quilt Store here in Marcoola, one of the displays you will see on entering is a selection of projects from Lynette's book Country Cottage Quilting. The book features 15 projects from needle cases to pillows to quilts. The book is priced at $27.26.
One quilt from the book - Garden Scenes - always catches our customers' eye, and we have had many requests to put together a fabric kit.
We now have these kits available, priced at $45.00. The kit contains 12 fat 1/8ths and stitchery background fabric and whilst the fabrics are not the same as the original version Lynette has taken great care to choose substitute fabrics for this pack.
A button pack - My Garden - completes this quilt. Priced at $73.20 it contains 9 hand painted wooden buttons.
We love gadgets to help us when quilting, and anything that gives us more time for the next project, is a must have. That's why we love the Clover Wonder Clips. They hold your binding in place while stitching it down, and best of all it means no pins to stick into you! Available in two pack sizes - 10 pack for $11.27 and a 50 pack for $54.40.
Are any of you busy making Christmas gifts yet? There is nothing nicer than receiving a home made gift and we have a range of wooden tags that are just the thing to add to your special gift, whether it is a jar of jam or chutney, or a little stitchery, or even a bunch of flowers. The tags come in a number of ranges including Little Inspirations, Sweet Things, Home Made, With Love, Garden, Happy Birthday, and Thank you. Each pack has 6 tags and sells for $10.
Have a great weekend :)