All Things New
What an exciting and busy week we have enjoyed here at The Little Quilt Store. Lynette is readying herself for the Quilt Camp in France and then on to Birmingham. A very exciting time indeed and, for those attending Lynette's workshops, or lucky enough to see her at the Quilt show in Birmingham, now is the time to get ready as, before you know it, the time will be upon us!
The DVD shares Lynette's unique form of Appliqué and gives you a step by step assembly demonstration for the Garden Friends Tablet Cover as well as sharing her history in patchwork, her inspirations and some family stories. A personal look into Lynette Anderson which I'm sure you will find great viewing and a reference you will be able to refer back to many times.
Along with the release of the Quilters Companion Magazine we have the release of the kits to go with the featured patterns. The Garden Friends Tablet Cover Kit, including the zip, domes for the lovely toggle and the clasps. This kit is $36.00
Our second kit is the lovely Stars Aligned kit. This beautiful kit has all the fabric requirements to complete the quilt top. Using Lynette's latest Christmas Fabric Range Starry Night, and priced at $253.63 this quilt would light up any night sky.
Lynette has also released her new pattern Initials. This pattern is for a new hexagon pincushion will a monogrammed centre of your initial. The embroidery alphabet is so sweet and will definitely make your work a one of a kind. The tape measure braid that Lynette has used around the edge of her pincushion is also available online.
This pattern is also used in conjunction with the miniature embroidery hoops, giving you a lovely monogrammed necklace. The hoops are $13.90 and are already very popular.
Lynette has used the Cottage Garden Threads to complete the Initials pattern and as many have come to love the hand dyed, soft textured and gorgeous colour of the thread, it has become a favourite here at the Little Quilt Store.
We also have some new pendant necklaces. We have only a few of the bright colours left so don't miss out.
We have heard from many of you and are pleased that you are as happy as we are. We hope you have a brilliant week and keep the feedback coming - we really do love hearing from you all.
Busy Busy Bee's
We are busy here getting ready for another of Lynette's great adventures - Firstly Quilt Camp in France and then on to Festival of Quilts in Birmingham. If you are close by you may catch her. Visit Lynette's blog to keep up to date with the relevant information.
This week we have added the Simply Vintage magazines to our online store. We have both the Spring and Summer issues containing Lynette's mystery project. The magazines contain so many different projects from so many different designers and are priced at $27.23. The fabric and thread packs for Lynette's mystery project are still available.
If you are considering a smaller, more immediate project, then our quaint wall hanging "Count Your Blessings" may be perfect for you. This lovely wall hanging is made using Lynette's Quilter's Garden fabric range. Priced at $24.50 for the kit, it makes both the perfect project or perfect gift.
This week we have made a new Wildflower Wood accessory pack. The pack contains a variety of goodies from Lynette's Wildflower Wood range including the tin, ribbons, buttons and fabric. This pack has enough variety to satify all your craft needs. We have a limited number of packs so you will need to be quick!
With winter definitely upon us here in Queensland, Australia, now is the time for keeping warm. It's the colder months that bring out the different mediums used in quilting and wool is one of our favourites. We have our wool packs in a variety of colours adding another dimension to your project.
Keep in mind our beautifully exquisite individually hand painted brooches. We have a brooch to take everyone's breath away. We would suggest that the brooch would make a perfect gift but ,once you have it, you may not want to part with it.
Our Pincushion Block of the Month was so popular that we have decided to run it again! We are hoping to have all the details finalised at the end of the month. We don't want anyone to miss out so we have attached the sign up sheet and if you have any questions, please email us and we will be more than happy to help.
Take care, keep warm and have a fantastic week.
We hope you have all had a wonderful week. The cooler weather has finally arrived here in Queensland, Australia, keeping us indoors and so leaving us much needed time for stitching. We can even keep warm under the latest quilt whilst finishing the binding!
This week we are featuring the wonderfully small essentials that we all need in our tool kit.
One of our most frequently used and important pieces of equipment are pins. "Little House" has given us the most practical, sharp, fine pins we have worked with. "Little House" appliqué pins. These fine pins are perfect for keeping everything in place and your applique exactly where you want it. This packet holds 150 of these wonderful little pins.
Also at the top of our list of essentials, which we have back in stock, are Clover No. 9 embroidery needles. These are one of Lynette's favourites and once you've tried them you will see why.
For those of us who find threading the needle a little more challenging than others, we have in stock Clover's self threading needles. These needles will keep our work just as beautiful and leave us a little less frustrated, giving us the enthusiasm to finish more projects.
Another of our most important and often overlooked essentials is our thread. For needle turn and appliqué work, one of Lynette's favourite threads is Super Bobs. This thread is fine and strong and perfect for working with small applique pieces. It comes in packs of 5 different colours so you can find one to match and, being on a bobbin, it is perfect for hand work.
A good pen to mark out your design is always essential. One of Lynette's most used tools is a micro fine pigma pen. The pen gives an exact permanent line and makes it easy to follow when stitching. We have the pens in both black and brown to suit your needs.
Our fine sharp embroidery scissors are one of our most valued tools. Karen Kay Buckley's small Perfect scissors are ideal. These scissors are fine, precise and, most importantly, sharp. They, like the large scissors, have a micro serrated edge so they never need sharpening.
The perfect place to keep these particular essentials is of course Lynette's own Springtime Needlecase. This pattern gives us all the pockets, keepers and places to stow all of our essentials safely and in one place. Priced at $17.60 and showcasing one of Lynette's unique designs, it too is an essential.
Don't forget If you have any queries about anything from our website or the newsletter, please email us. We love hearing from you.
Hope you all have a great weekend and we hope you get plenty of time to stitch.
A Few of Our Favourite Things
Hope your week has been a good one so far and you have had the chance to do some stitching and if you haven't, perhaps the weekend coming up will provide the perfect opportunity. We are always busy stitching something and this week we thought we would share with you some of our favourite products that assist us with some popular stitching techniques.
Firstly we have our very popular Apliquick Rods.
For those of you who shy away from needle turn applique, using these rods will restore your love of, and build your confidence with, this technique.
They are truly amazing and will help you achieve precision work with your appliqué.
We have a few other products which we love to use with our Apliquick range of tools including Applique paper. This paper is fusible, water soluble and can be printed on using your ink jet printer. Absolutely brilliant for those shapes that need to be perfect.
Alongside our Applique paper we have our water soluble Sewline glue sticks. The glue sticks are essential for securing your fabric to the non adhesive side of your applique piece. Priced at $9.00 they are not only essential but affordable too :)
To keep your work in one place we have our very popular non-slip black mats. This black mat keeps everything secure and saves you chasing your work.
Another product on our favourites list is the Karen Kay Buckley Perfect Scissors. These scissors are wonderful. They have a micro serrated edge so no need to sharpen and they slice through fabric with ease.
As these products are a few of our favourite things we have made two different packs for you to choose from. The first pack is our Apliquick Tool pack which contains the Apliquick Rods, the small Apliquick scissors and the Apliquick tweezers. This pack priced at $85.00 gives you the essentials to get you on the right track for precision applique.
Our second pack is our deluxe Applique pack. This pack is priced at $136.00 and contains a non-slip black mat, a packet of Applique paper (20 sheets), a pair of perfect scissors, a pair of small Apliquick scissors, a Sewline glue stick and a pair of Apliquick Rods. This pack will have you set up for any applique and without a doubt is our most popular and best value pack.
Each one of the items listed in this newsletter can be seen in use on Lynette's free tutorial video on Lynette's blog.
Our other exciting news is after having so many requests for the Pincushion Club and it filling so fast, we didn't want anyone to miss out so we are taking numbers for a new Pincushion Club. The sign up sheet is attached and the cut off is the end of July.
For those in our monthly projects keep an eye on the letterbox as we have sent out some goodies and your parcel should arrive shortly. We hope you have an amazing week full of positively beautiful things.
A Gathering of Bags
There is nothing more inspiring than sitting with friends having a lovely cuppa and stitching together. As a group we motivate each other producing some amazing beautiful things and even more amazing ideas.
This week we are taking a look at bags. Along side diamonds, bags are a girls best friend.
In Lynette's "Stitch it for Spring" we have Lynette's lovely "Hexagon Handbag". This handbag is made with hexagons using the Wildflower Wood fabric range and finished off beautifully with the leather bag flap.
Another one of Lynette's bags is the "Birdhouse Bag". This bag complements both Lynette's embroidery and appliqué style. Its shape and design are both gorgeous and practical.
Another of Lynette's fabulous books is "Stitch if for Autumn" has the lovely "Striped Tote Bag".
This bag is a quick and easy project to complete. We have the leather handles to complete this project for $25.41 and this book too contains many more exciting projects using Lynette's "Mending Fences" fabric range which is also available on line.
To complete any bag we also have a variety of magnetic clasps, clips, handles and many more bag accessories, any of which could be the piece to brighten your bag.
This week we have kits made up for an Annie Downs bag called "No Place like Home". The kit contains all fabric and thread needed to complete this bag. The kit price Is $27.00 and at that price they will not last.
We are starting to send out some club parcels so for those who are signed up for our monthly projects. If you are involved then keep an eye out and we hope you not only receive your parcel but that you receive the excitement we had when we sent them.
Have a great weekend.
Fun New Things
It's been a busy week here at the Little Quilt Store. We have met some wonderful new people which is always a good thing and we look forward to meeting plenty more!
As you may have seen on Lynette's blog we have the new fabric range "Pocketful Of Daisies" due for release in August. Along with the fabric release we will be releasing a new fabric pack for the quilt "Daisy Chain Cottage" priced at $354.00. This quilt is featured in Lynette's interview with Rob Apell which you can see on Lynette's blog.
With both of these quilt fabric packs, we will be taking pre-orders; if you place your order before next Thursday the 19th of June and use the discount code "QUILT KIT" you will receive 10% off the full price of the kit…how good is that!
NEW RAW BUTTON PACKS
Newly added to our stock are some lovely raw button packs. We have the "Little Birdhouses" pack, the "Grandma's Garden" pack and the "Deck the Halls" button pack. These new button packs are priced at $13.50 and are guaranteed to enhance any project.
Also added to our buttons range are the sweet handpainted "Mrs Goose", "Daisy Button" and "Rosie the Poodle". These buttons are now sold individually. Alternatively you can still purchase them as part of a set in the "Chateau Hexagon" button pack.
We have it on good authority that the "Simply Vintage" magazines are on their way. As soon as they arrive we will send them out. We are all very excited and looking forward to the next issue of "Simply Vintage", as is everyone.
We are almost ready to send out the first "Sweet Christmas Ornaments". Won't be long now :)
Our In House Block of the Month Ladies, we will see you on the 20th of June, your blocks are all looking amazing .
For any local ladies, Lynette will be visiting "Caboolture Crazy Quilters" on the 23rd of June.
If you would like any information on any of our projects, Lynette's visit, or you just have a question, please email us at email@example.com.
We love hearing from you. We also love it when you send us photos of your finished Lynette Anderson projects, so keep them coming please!