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New shipment Japanese cotton/linens, apron pattern play, save the date!

posted Oct 22, 2019, 3:26 PM by Lorna Shapiro
Hi everyone!

It is SUNNY here today and that is a lovely change from the rain. Just came back from a walk through the fall leaves, which is enough to cheer up anybody. It is definitely the season during which I like to nestle in and play with fabric and I've been doing some of that... hope you have too.

But I wanted to let you know about some new arrivals from Japan; Kokka cotton linens, most of them. Here are some photos...



Cotton/Linen solids

Okay... I think you have the idea. These are fabulous in texture, style, colour... pretty much wonderful all over!

What else?

Susan helped me to size the criss-cross apron pattern to fit my grandkids. I had them select the fabrics they wanted and then proceeded to make an apron for each of them. While making the second and third aprons, Susan and I decided to mix the front and reverse side fabrics both in the pockets and in the strap. Here is my oldest granddaughter's stylishly reimagined apron. Forgive the lack of a smile... she's perfectly happy but smiling is not her long suit!

So... if you have purchased the pattern from me but not yet got around to making it, switching the front and reverse side fabrics as we did is something I'd recommend. Also, I learned it is important to pre-wash the fabrics because otherwise the front and the reverse side fabrics may shrink different amounts and you want the length of the front and reverse sides to be the same. Hope that makes sense!

Finally, save the date...

We have put our heads together and concluded that a Boxing Week one day sale is a good idea this year... and the sale will be a fabulous one. 

25% Off ALL regularly priced merchandise


Saturday December 28th, 10 AM to 5 PM.


2726 W 38th Ave., Vancouver, V6N 2W9.

We hope to see you here for a truly fabulous sale!

In the meantime, happy quilting... and remember we are here every Saturday 10 - 5 to help with your next project... it's what we love to do!