Monthly Archives: December 2012

12 Days of Christmas Wishing – December 12, 2012



“On the Twelfth Day of Wishing,




(OK folks, we are switching tunes, let’s see if you recognize it.)

He is running down the road

Trying to loosen his load,
He’s got vacation on his mind
Wants to go golfing,
Catch the wave surfing,
Paint Rudolf tagging ‘long behind.
Take it easy, take it easy.
Don’t let the work of the Christmas season
Drive you crazy.

If you need some quick gifts for your children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews, these pillowcase kits may be just the answer.

 PillBlueSanta-2PillGrSanta-1 PillRedSanta-1 PillPostSanta-1

We also have some kits with beer (for the beer lovers in your life) and the Grinch. 

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  • Pattern is included.
  • Fits standard size pillow.
  • Combine with a cord, and you have a gift sack as well!
  • Kits that have been made with directional fabric for the body of the pillowcase are $24.99.  (There will be enough fabric to have your image going the right way up on the pillow.)
  • Kits with non-directional fabric are $19.99.

Found on our webstore under Kits at:

This marks the end of our 12 Days of Christmas Wishing.  Once again, I would like to give you our holiday wish for the next 12 days:

Every stitch not be skipped,
Every needle stays straight,
That the time spent is pleasant,
And not staying up late.
May your presents be sewn,
With a pattern that’s right,
For all those you love,
To keep warm ‘n cozy at night.

Warm wishes for a wonderful Christmas and holiday season,

Linda Goh and All the Staff


12 Days Christmas Wishing – December 11, 2012


“On the Eleventh Day of Wishing,




I’d love a nice soak in the tub.”

And having a fragrant, special bar of soap can make that experience more special.

These soaps are handmade by Tree Frog from Prince Rupert, BC.  Their mouth-watering scents and eye-catching colors have been achieved with the use of natural clays, botanicals, and wholesome additives.  We have brought in various scents from their silk line, that are made with wild Tussah Noil silk fiber, which gives the soap a lavish silky lather of long lasting bubbles.  


  • Bar sizes are approximately 170 gm.
  • $10.49 each.

Six of the scents are found on our webstore at:,155&name=Tree+Frog+Soaps

Squeaky clean on the 11th,


12 Days of Christmas Wishing – December 10, 2012

“On the Tenth Day of Wishing,


I’d love a good read.”

And what can be better if you are not quilting or sewing, than reading about it?  Well, I thoroughly enjoyed Lisa Boyer’s books, which a friend sent to me.  My favorite was Stash Envy, where Lisa provides a humorist’s view of our hobby world.  It encompasses such topics as:

  • The virtues of lumps in a quilt.
  • How to share your bum fat quarter at a fabric exchange.
  • How crocheting doilies will drive you back to quilting.
  • How to cope when your quilts lack depth and dimension.


  • Every chapter is short and sweet, and you could actually multi-task and read a chapter during commercial breaks of your favorite PBS quilting show.
  • 140 pages
  • $10.95

Found on our website at:

So while one book is good for a couple of days, you might want further quilting lessons from Lisa with That Dorky Homemade Look.


  • 121 pages
  • $10.95

Found on our website at:

When the seam ripper can’t be found, humor will be.
When humor can’t be found, the seam ripper will be.
Linda Goh

12 Days of Christmas Wishing – December 9, 2012

“On the Ninth Day of Wishing,


I’d love a helping hand.”

Sounds like you could use the handy-dandy Wonder Clips!


  • Clip and hold, or clip and sew right where you need it.
  • Clips open wide for multiple layers.
  • They have plastic teeth, so they won’t harm the fabric. 
  • Flat base for easy feeding to the presser foot.
  • Seam allowance markings on base of clip.
  • Great alternative to pins, especially when working with vinyls, piles, and heavyweight fabrics.
  • Holds layered sections of sewing projects such as handle connectors to handbags, piping, etc. without distortion.
  • Holds quilt binding while machine or hand sewing.
  • Works well with sergers.
  • Easy to see on your work and easy to find when dropped to the floor. 
  • $7.99 for 10 clips, $36.99 for 50 clips

Here’s a video about them:

Found on our webstore at:
10 clip pack –

50 clip pack –

Wishing you a Merry Clipmas day,

12 Days of Christmas Wishing – December 8, 2012

“On the Eighth Day of Wishing,

I’d love a nifty needle container.”

Forget about your needles disappearing into the depths of your pincushions.  This needle twister stores them neatly away and is easy to carry.


  • Works like a lipstick tube to unfold your needle collection.  Just remove cap, twist up, and select a needle.  (James Bond could even use this to carry poisoned-tipped needles, but we are not that upset about losing the quilt challenge, are we?).
  • Magnet inside keeps the needles safely in place.
  • Can be used with steel needles with a thickness of .5mm.
  • Insert the needles with point facing downwards.
  • This is a Red Dot Design winner of 2011 for its outstanding ergonomic design.
  • $6.99.

You can even view a video about this product at:

Found on our webstore at:

I’d love to quit burning my fingers when ironing.”

With these, Mr. Bond could safely read those secret documents before they go up in flames. 


  • Designed to fit your finger(s) and thumb of either hand. 
  • Three thimbles included of varying sizes.
  • Allows you to hold your fabric or garment and get the iron up close and personal to where you are working.
  • Would be wonderful when making binding, bias tape, or bias stems for applique. 
  • $6.99.

Found on our webstore at:


First person to get Daniel Craig in here buying some much need gadgets wins a fat quarter! 
First person to get Daniel Craig in here asking to meet me wins a bolt of fabric!
First person to get Daniel Craig in here demonstrating the products Bond-style, gets to clean up the mess!

12 Days of Christmas Wishing – December 7, 2012

“On the Seventh Day of Wishing,

I’d love a quilt that reminds me of my pals, Santa and his reindeer.”

Our Sew Deer kit may be just for you!


  • Bright, cheery, whimsical panel is surrounded with traditional log cabin blocks and minimal applique.
  • Finishes at approximately 48” X 54” – great for a wall hanging or small lap quilt.
  • Kit includes pattern, and fabric for top and binding.
  • $84.99.

Found on our webstore at:

Today’s seventh heaven,

12 Days of Christmas Wishing – December 6, 2012

“On the Sixth Day of Wishing,

 (OK folks, we are switching tunes for today to “I want a Hippotamus for Christmas”.)

I want a table runner out for Christmas
One that I can sew up nice and quick
A white, brown, green, – one as red as my nose
I want a table runner, so I’ll have a few of those.

 I want a table runner out for Christmas
I don’t think Santa Claus will mind, do you?
If he doesn’t have to use our dirty chimney flue,
Just send him to A-C-Q, that’s the easy thing to do.

Easy it is.  First we have the Centerfold Table Runner.  In our store sample, we used the main center fabric with a brown background (that’s right, those ornaments are not appliquéd, they are the printed fabric ). 


But wait, if brown isn’t your style, we also have white, red, and green.  They will all look wonderful.




  • Kit includes the pattern, and fabric for the top, binding, and backing. 
  • Finishes at approximately 11.75” X 41”.
  • $19.99.

Found on our webstore at:





Then we have the Rectangle Rumba (a most appropriate rumba when your nose is red).  Our store sample was sewn with red and the black feature print. 


However, continuing with the spirit of choices, we also have green and the black feature print, which would also be beautiful.


  • Kit includes the pattern, and fabric for the top, binding, and backing.
  • Finishes at approximately 20” X 38”.
  • $29.99.

Found on our webstore at:



Merry sixth day (be careful now, I don’t want to be misquoted),