Welcome to our third annual post on things quilters need for Christmas! I've gone around the Cottage snapping pix of things I know I'd want ... leave this window open on your desk top and maybe your family will get the hint! Or better yet, stop in and pick up our wish list, fill it out and leave it in a conspicuous spot on the kitchen table ... or the bathroom vanity ... or tucked inside someone's billfold! While your family is in White Bear Lake enjoying the festivities each weekend, someone can sneak over to our place and buy everything on your list!
Aurifil recently introduced thread art kits from a selected group of designers. They range from 40 & 50 wt cotton thread to Lana wool thread ... beautiful colors ... packaged perfectly in attractive plastic boxes. Check out the variety on their website and then pre-order them from us in time for Christmas ... but don't wait, too long!
Mighty Brite dual clip-on lights for books or sewing baskets.
A year's worth of wool baskets from the month-by-month patterns by Crow River Mercantile.
Fat quarters or yardage from the newest Riley Blake line Bloom and Grow ... but actually any fabric is perfect for a gift! We have jelly rolls and charm packs, too.
Hand dyed wool sets from Mary Flanagan are wonderful for wool applique ... so are any of our fat 1/8ths ... we're trying to keep the cupboard stocked but wool goes fast!
A membership in the Sweet Pickins' Club for fans of This and That patterns ... it'll be like giving a gift each month as everyone in the club gets exclusive patterns! We'll catch you up from the beginning so don't worry that you've missed anything.
And who can't use more OLFA products! A new ruler or mat or cutter are perfect gifts. So are other tools and gadgets that fit nicely in a Christmas sock!
More Square Deal and Square Deal 2 kits are cut and waiting ... as well as a variety of pillowcase kits. You can give them as gifts or make them up quickly in an afternoon. We have some darling ornament kits as well if you need just a little something.
Quilting books and magazines ... like this newest from Nancy Halvorson ... are always appreciated. So are the latest patterns and books from GE Designs, Terry Atkinson, This and That, Perkins Dry Goods ... and lots of other Minnesota designers ... not to mention the other designers we love from around the country!
If you're downtown at night, stop by our window and look at our little village. Its from a collection I gave Bob the first years we were married. It reminds me of the scenes in the windows when we were kids.
Looking forward to seeing your loved ones at the Cottage for your holiday shopping!!