August Tuffet Retreat – A Great Time

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Tuffet Retreat
Tuffet Retreat Creations

We just finished our August Tuffet Retreat at The Main House in Kerrville, Texas.  Creations sponsored this retreat and we had 13 “tuffetiers” as they labeled themselves.

In our retreat there is plenty of time to sew so everyone has the chance to finish their tuffet.  We love them all.  The fabric choices were so different and each tuffet was so unique.  We had two tuffets made from old ties.  These gals probably worked longer at home to get those ties ready than they did at the retreat.  One tuffet was Australian fabrics made to coordinate with a quilt.  There was the vegetable dye fabric that looked like the old bedspreds form the 60’s….love that one being a child of the 60’s.

We had 3 square tuffets made in this class.  There was one from the Australian prints, one from the Serape stripes and one using the handwoven ikats.  Each was so different and so wonderful.

We are so proud of everyone who attended this retreat and wish them all future tuffet success.

If you want to make a tuffet, you can purchase our kit, pick your fabric and get started.  Order the supplies and pattern on our website at Tuffets.

We all worked together to complete the tuffets.  It was such fun to see them all coming together.  Hope you will want to make one yourself.

Shannon Martin Cards at Creations

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Shannon Martin Card
Be Yourself

When you visit the shop you expect to find lots of great fabrics and notions, but it’s always the unexpected that makes a trip to Creations fun.

Tucked behind one of our displays you will find our Shannon Martin cards.  Whenever we hear laughter coming from this part of the shop we know someone is enjoying the cards.

Although the birthday cards are the majority of our selection, we also have great cards for retirement, sympathy, and encouragement.

Next time you are in the shop, hope you will enjoy a cup of coffee and take time to look at these cards.  If a visit is not possible in the near future, or you just need a few minutes break, we have over 70 cards online.  You can see them at Shannon Martin Greeting cards.

The “Be Yourself.  Everyone else is already taken.” is one of our favorites.  We have included a few other favorites so that you can get a feel for these cards.  The pictures on the cards remind us of family members…know you will see some of your relatives too.

Each of these cards has great captions with great pictures.  Know you will love to see them all.

Hand Stitchery — Always Popular

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Hand Stitchery Supplies
Hand Stitchery Patterns


It seems that hand stitchery never goes out of style.  We continue to get new patterns and Maisie continues to make us samples.  Our favorite background for stitching is Essex from Robert Kaufman which you’ll find on our linen page.  Once you get to that page, you will have to scroll down through our beautiful digital printed linens to see the solid Essex colors.

We love Crab-apple Hill designs as well as so many others.

You can see what we have available online at Hand Stitchery.



These are just a few of the stitched out samples from Crabapple Hill you will see on your next visit to Creations. Or visit our Crab-apple Hill page in our online store.

Row by Row winner at Creations

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We have a winner at Creations in the Row by Row summer shop hop.

Sheri Sweet is our winner.  This gal gets around.  Her rows were from as far away as Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Sheri got a great pack of 25 bright batik  fat quarters.

If you haven’t been collecting your free patterns at quilt shops across the United States, there is plenty of time as the hop continues through September 6th.  Hope you will be able to stop by.  If you would like to see our row, you can check it out at “Home is where your fabric is“.

June Tuffet Class–Success for Everyone

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We completed our June tuffet retreat last week.  Everyone went home with a finished tuffet.  We took a group shot of just the tuffets.  Can you see the oddball?  This retreat we had one square tuffet.  The square tuffet requires a few more sewing skills, but they are well worth the effort.

Our next picture will show you the maker of each tuffet.  It’ fun to match up the tuffet with its owner.




These gals came from Houston, Cypress, Midland, Boerne, San Angelo, Junction, San Antonio and even a few from Kerrville.

We have another tuffet retreat scheduled for August 23rd thru August 25th.  There are only 3 spots left in that one, so give us a call at 830-896-8088 if you are interested.

The retreat begins at 1pm on Tuesday.  We get started and sew that afternoon and evening.  We stitch all the next day and finish the construction on Thursday morning.  The retreat is over after lunch so that everyone has a chance to get on the road if you are travelling.  You can stay for two nights at The Main House, stitch with unlimited sewing time, have us prepare your 6 meals and have two instructors help you finish your tuffet for $270.00 plus supplies.  If you want to come as a day student, the fee including meals and unlimited sewing time is $170.00.

If you can’t make it to a retreat, but you would to order a kit and foundation pattern, you can do that online at Tuffets.

More Tuffets Finished

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Second Tuffet Retreat

We finished our second tuffet retreat earlier this month.  There were 11 gals in the class and we finished 11 tuffets.  Everyone loved their tuffet, and we loved how different they all looked.

Take a tuffet class with us and know we will be there with the right equipment to get your tuffet finished.  Our next class is June 28th – 30th, but it is currently full.

Call us at 830-896-8088 and we will be glad to put you on our waiting list.

We have just scheduled another Tuffet Retreat for Tuesday, August 23rd – Thursday August 25th.

The class begins at 1pm on Tuesday the 23rd.  We’ll sew that day, all the next day, and finish with lunch on Thursday, August 25th.  The cost of the retreat is $270.00 which includes two nights stay at The Main House, all of your meals, and unlimited sewing time.  We would be delighted to have you as a day student for $170.00 which includes all your meals and unlimited sewing.  We have two instructors who will help you complete your tuffet.  Each student has 3 tables to work on.  Our studio is large and has great lighting.

We have the tuffet foundation pattern available for $29.98 as well as the tuffet kit for $129.00.  You must have a kit and pattern.  Other supplies you need are minimal and a complete supply list will be sent upon registration.

If you want to do a tuffet on your own, you can order the pattern and kit on our website at Tuffets.

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