Australian Fabric is a “basic” in our store

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We have carried Australian prints for over 10 years in the shop. Our inventory has steadily increased as the interest in these unusual and dramatic prints has risen.

One of our favorite quilts to use with these prints is BQ4 by Maple Island. It allows you to present these great prints and showcase them in a quilt.

We hope you will visit our “Australian” department and see what great things you might create with these fabrics. You can see many of our Australian fabrics on the Australian Fabrics page of our online store.

While you are pondering which quilt to make, you could easily be tempted by some of the great jewlery we have displayed with these fabrics.

Along comes a notion….or two!

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Once in a great while, a wonderful new notion comes along. This time we actually have 2 fabulous ones. We all have lots of useful tools but, we know you will love both of these new gadgets.

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This looks like a pretty simple little plastic thing. It is, but it really fixes an issue anyone who uses threads and bobbins has run into. It’s always a struggle to keep your bobbin and spool of thread together. With the funky little “Bobbin Buddie” it is no longer an issue.

Squeeze the open ends together and stick them thru your bobbin.  Wrap the loose end of the bobbin thread around the”bobbin buddie”.  Squeeze the open ends of the “Bobbin Buddie” and stick them into your spool of thread.  They will expand to fit any thread opening.

 

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If you don’t have a way to keep the thread on your spool from coming unwound,  bring the loose end of thread up and around the “bobbin buddie”.  This will keep everything neat and tidy.

The first 100 we received were purchased by one customer.  The next 100 we received was split by two customers.  We now have plenty of them in stock.  We have them in bags of 20 for $7.99.  You can find the Bobbin Buddie on our website under Notions.  To go directly to the Bobbin Buddie page click here.

The Thread Director is a thread stand that attaches right to your bobbin winder or an upright spool pin on your machine.  We have waited for years for someone to “invent” this wonderful helper.  If you use metallic threads, you need this one.

 

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This illustration shows how this goes on your upright thread spool or bobbin winder.  The Thread Director allows your difficult threads to come off the spool evenly so they don’t twist like a garden hose.

Thread will feed off smoothly so now all those embroidery projects and decorative sewing techniques that call for metallic thread will be a breeze.  The Thread Director sells for $24.99.  You can find it on our website under the Notions. To go directly to the Thread Director page, click here.

Bird of Paradise Machine Embroidery

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If you haven’t been by the shop lately, you will want to stop and take a close look at the marvelous quilt.

It was made by Elaine Granstrom of Leakey. She did it on her Quattro Brother Embroidery machine.   It could be done on any embroidery machine with at least and 8 x 12 hoop size, but the Brother made it so much easier with the use of the built in camera.  She was able to see where her placement was actually going to be.

Now I am not saying this is immediate gratification, but Elaine stuck to it and made this incredible quilt.  The quilting, by Serena Manning, is just the finishing touch. We are so proud to be able to display this piece…. Come check it out and let us help you get started on yours.  To order the Bird of Paradise Embroidery Cd, click here.

Let your embroidery machine work for you!!

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blog-santa-2.jpgChristmas will be here very quickly and you just might not have time to do this project by hand.  Not to worry as you can now do this on your embroidery machine.

Bird Brain, which is a company that has produced darling hand stitchery patterns for years, is now having their patterns digitized for the embroidery machine.  They are multi format so they will work with most machines.  Look for these Bird Brain Machine Embroidery Design CDs on our website. You can visit our website www.creations-online.com and go to the Machine Embroidery area and see lots of other machine embroidery designs from other designers as well.

When you purchase a CD, we will give you our suggestion sheet to help you have a successful experience.

Domino will be remembered

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Domino with Fabric

Next time you visit Creations, you won’t find our “official greeter”.

 

Domino as a kitten.Domino had been here all of her 14 years and she will be missed. She appeared outside of the shop as a kitten.  She had that hair that stood up and those distinct polka dots. Domino was the name she got, not only because of the dots, but because of the domino effect she had on things as a kitten.  Over the years, she gathered many friends  who wanted to see her each time they visited.  She would always make an appearance….at least if it suited her.

We are not sure exactly what her illness was, but we knew we had to let her go. We couldn’t try to hang on just because we weren’t ready.

 

 

Domino in the window.One of our favorite pictures of Domino is her draping off the fixture and looking out the window.  She could be seen there often…just waiting for your next visit to our shop.

If you have a pet, give them a big hug and appreciate all the joy they bring to your life.   If you don’t, consider sharing your life with one…it will be worth it.

Great kids flannel

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Kids Flannel As we get ready to head to the warmest part of the year, our flannel section is full with some great prints.

Just because it’s hot doesn’t mean that it will be that way forever.  If we keep making flannel quilts, we can keep looking forward to a cooler fall!

If you like elephants, giraffes, and lions, then we have just the prints for you.

Flannels never seem to be out of season so check them out next time you are in the shop.

Be sure to look at our big selection of flannels for children on the Kids Flannel page of our online store.

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