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Monica's Message
A Message from Monica
(760) 772-2400

Our online store has new items and many of your favorite patterns, notions, kits and more! We're adding things every week so check back often
Here's a link to our on-line shop.

Good morning everyone!
    Well, I think our weather is perfect right now but it looks like cold weather is coming around the corner. Guess I’ll have to put away my summer clothes and get out some sweaters...and maybe a pair socks.
     Evelia and I have been working hard getting ready for the big Thanksgiving Weekend Sale on Friday, November 27 and Saturday, November 28th. We emptied 47 bolts of fabric to create 1-yard “Why Knots” $8 each  and 5-yard Bundles for $30 each--great for quilt backs!
I’m in a cleaning mode and you, my customers, get the benefits. Gotta make room for new fabrics that keep rolling in. We'll have more sale details soon.
     Our annual Bra and Panty Drive has started. Remember, as a "thnk you" for helping out some folks in need,  you get a ticket for each item you bring in. We'll draw 2 winners of  $100 gift certificates at our holiday party on December 19th. Take a look at What's Happening below for more info on the panty drive and holiday party.
     This week during our Live Facebook Event on Thursday morning at 9:30 I will be sharing gift-giving ideas for the quilters and beaders in our lives. Great stocking stuffer ideas too! We will be dark next week (Thursday, November 13) because I will be in Sedona, AZ at my timeshare making shop samples (and getting in a little hiking.)
       One of flash sale pendants I showed on Facebook last week is still available. Take a look below or Click Here to see it. Tune is this week to see what we're offering!
       Remember, we practice social distancing and other state/local guidelines to keep each other safe in the shop. Sanitize your hands at one of the stations we've set up as you enter the store, wear a face mask and stay six feet away from others. Thank you!
   Read on to see What's Happening and What's New-- Happy quilting and beading, everyone.


What's Happening
Be sure to visit our Facebook page for up to date information. And, our website is full of patterns, kits, notions and more to keep you busy.
empty bolts    Getting ready for our After-Thanksgiving Sale!
That's what 47 empty bolts looks like in the recycle bin behind the shop....
copper amazonite pendant

Our Featured Pendant is a stunning piece of copper amazonite with faceted black onyx and crystal quartz set in sterling silver. It's approximately 2.5" long x 1.5" wide with a generous bale on the back. It retails for $160 but is on sale for $112 (30% off!) One only, first come first served. Call the shop or click here to purchase.
bra and panty drive

What's New
Items labelled "In store only" are available in our Palm Desert store and over the phone.

loop clasp

  leather loop bracelet
 Back by popular demand! These heavy, silver tone loop clasps work with smooth or braided 5mm round leather. Make a super simple bracelet for yourself or as gifts. Clasps are $9.95 each.
In store only

  leather loop bracelet
 bullet clasps   bullet clasps
Also back in stock, bullet clasps for your Kumihimo projects. We have both 6mm and 8mm in silver plate or gold plate, $4.95/set. We also have an assortment package with one set each of 3mm, 4mm, 6mm and 8mm in Antique Brass ($10.50) or Oxidized Black ($8.50)
 In store only 
seam ripper and threader   Illuminated Needle Threader and Seam Ripper Set
Thread needles and remove stitches more easily with these rechargeable lighted tools. The set includes a USB charger.
travel bottle   travel bottle detail
This is so cool! Replace 4 liquid containers with this one clever spray bottle. After filling bottles and replacing them in the chamber, just rotate the lid to select which product you want to use! Our 4-chambered Travel Bottle even comes with labels, making selection easy.
sew titie dots   sew tite dots
Use SewTites® Dots when working on small EPP projects, wool applique, cork, leather and more. The magnets in these Dots are extremely powerful and will hold very thick projects together.
musical gifts kit  
 Musical Gifts quilt kit using this sophisticated, contemporary fabric collection from Willmington Print.
Approx. size 52.5" x 67"
foundation papers   foundation papers

The Economy quilt block is a beloved vintage quilt block. This beginner-friendly foundation piecing paper pad gives simple measurements and cutting directions to achieve point-perfect and impressive blocks every time.

playful precuts
Playful Precut Quilts
Modern precuts meet classic quilt blocks! Stimulate your creativity with 15 pretty patterns that show off 12” blocks in an engaging variety of settings and sizes.
  Sew Magical
Sew Magical
Sixteen mix-and-match blocks, from mystical creatures to a royal princess, a castle, and a brave knight, Mary Hertel’s beloved paper-pieced blocks are simple to sew and easy to love
New West prints from Timeless Treasures. Patterns inspired by Native American culture, cacti, sunset, peppers....
In store only
doggie daze
Doggie Daze--playfrul prints from
Quilting Treasures.
 In store only
The Quilting Treasures Sashiko collection brings the texture and rhythm of this traditional Japanese stitching style to your quilts.
 In store only
how sweet the sound
How Sweet the Sound
The 2 prints above coordinate with the panel on the right. To give you an idea of scale, the largest cross measures about 3" tall.
Yardage, in store only. Panel available on line and in the store.
  how sweet panel
How Sweet the Sound panel
It's a full yard wide and has the words to the beloved hymn, Amazing Grace, surrounded by "stained glass"
batik bundles
Batik Bundles!
If you have been to our booth at a show, you know we offer 1 yard batik cuts for just $10. With "show season" happening on line these days, we put together these bundles. Each has five 1-yard cuts of color coordinated batiks for $50! There are lots of choices and you can see them all on our website and in the shop.
  Always face sunshine
What could be more cheerful than sunflowers and bees? New from Quilting Treasures, Always Face Sunshine.
In store only
Here are the latest of Isabelle's charming wool applique/embroidery kits, designed and made in France, that we added to the website. Each of these pincushion kits includes everything you need except the stuffing. If you like wool applique/embroidery projects, we have several available in the shop and on our website.
cactus pincushion
Pique Epingle Cactus
These would look darling with Isabelle's
Decorative Cactus Pins
  fish pincusion
Pique Epingle Poisson
These would look darling with Isabelle's
Decorative Fish Pins
Our samples are filled with polyester fiber-fill, but for a truly functional, weighted pincushion, we recommend
Perfect Pin Cushion Filling
Ground walnut shells make your cushion nicely weighted and will sharpen your pins as you pull them out
  pperfect pin custion filling
free fuse
Free Fuse
Semi-permanent fusible powder
  free fuse refill 
Free Fuse Refill
Free Fuse, our newest fusible product, holds things together until you are ready to stitch. Sprinkle some of this granulated polyester on fabric, batting, trim, hems, etc. and use the heat of your iron to baste. Unlike basting sprays that will dissipate over time, Free Fuse stays put until you wash it. There's no over spray and it's not glue so there is no "sticky" to deal with. Plus it won't change the hand of your fabrics. Comes in a reusable shaker container.
Want to see how to use it?
click here to see our demo on Facebook
  free fuse

We are your mask-making headquarters! Round and flat Elastic, flexible nose pieces, filter material, cord locks to adjust the fit, BioSmart Antimicrobial fabric

mask filter material
Lightweight, breathable, nonwoven interfacing for masks. 1 yd x 20"
6.95 per package
  purple elastic
Dark Purple Elastic
Lots of colors available!
flexible nose piece
Flexible Nose pieces
Back in stock! On line and in the shop
We still have stock on 1/4" elastic, both black and white.  We also have a fabulous selection of rounded, smooth 1/6" elastic in 10 gorgeous colors! If you wish to purchase elastic on line, click here.

Add an extra layer of protection to masks with BioSmart, a patented bleach-activated technology engineered into the fabric!
Choose black, navy blue, white, royal blue--plus 2 new colors: medium blue and gray. It's 60/62" wide and sells for $16.95.
Click here for more information
  cord stoppers
Cord Locks give masks a better fit. We have packages of 20 for $4 (10 pairs)
White Cord Locks
Black Cord Locks
These fabulous pressing surfaces are only available at the shop
Click here to see Monica's presentation on Facebook

pressing surfaces
  We have a good selection of these fabulous high quality pressing surfaces in 3 sizes--they are padded, covered in wonderful cotton prints and portable
Square: 12" x 12", flat   $34
Portable: 13" x 24", folding legs, $115
Studio: 22" x 32", bolted to folding table,
adjustable hgt. (28" max.)  $150

Made in the USA
studio tables
Studio Table pressing surfaces
  pressing surfaces
Square and Portable pressing surfaces

Classes, Classes, Classes! Please Note: all "in person" classes are cancelled until further notice. Zoom classes available now!

Big Zipper Bag
Big Zipper Bag

with Theresa Hanada

Here's what a student had to say about Theresa's first Zoom class:
"Super easy class for all skill levels. Theresa is a very good instructor."

Mondo Bag
Mondo Bag
with Theresa Hanada
have to have it bag
Have to Have It Bag
with Theresa Hanada

cell phone clutch

Cell Phone Clutch
with Theresa Hanada

On The Quilt Side
We will let you know when classes resume

The Basics
Beginning Quiltmaking, Basic Machine Care, Free Motion Quilting, Sit & Sew
Quilt Classes
A collection of classes designed to teach a specific quilt project or style. Beginners through advanced.
From Laura Heine Collage to Raw Edge Landscapes, each class is an adventure in fabric
Mixed Media
Here you'll find projects that are a little different--some with fabric, some without!
  Other Sewing Classes
Bags, bowls, gifts, clothing--if it's sewn and isn't a quilt, you'll find it here!

On The Bead Side
We will let you know when classes resume

  Jewelry Making Basics
From basic stringing and knotting, beginning wirework to simple beading, your adventure starts here.
So many projects in so many styles! From casual to elegant, simple to intricate, macrame, kumihimo, crochet--if bead work is the focus, you'll find it here.
Whether you want to focus on wire by itself or add beads and other embellishments you'll fins a wide variety of projects that start with wire.
Leather is for everyone! Many of these projects will take less than a day to complete
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