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Thursday 26 March 2020

Tula Pink Collector Tins

Yay!  They are here!
It was so much fun when the long-anticipated box arrived from Aurifil, filled with Tula Pink's "Homemade" colector tins.
The thread colours were curated by Tula Pink herself to coordinate perfectly with her Homemade fabric collection. 
The beautiful gold tin is perfect for storing EPP projects, or a classy way to carry tools to your next workshop! 
The collection includes 14 spools of thread in the following colours:
• Four large spools (1300 m each): 5004 , 6727 , 2026, 2835
• Ten small spools (200 m each): 2220, 5002, 2479, 2535, 2582, 5015, 1231, 2860, 1320, 2730

If you are participating in Tula Pink's "Homemade Challenge", you're going to need matching thread! The fabric is available at Mrs. Pugsley's Emporium. 
You can order your Tula Pink thread tin here.  We ship anywhere in Canada, or can arrange local delivery.  Thanks for looking - I am off to sew!

Tuesday 17 March 2020

Business as Usual!

From reading FB posts, I see that many shops are scrambling to get their wares online so that their sales can continue. Did you know that Sew Karen-ly Created has had online ordering since 1993? Yes, you read that correctly – 1993, 27 YEARS! (Robin Hood flour didn’t go online until 1997!) I honestly believe I have the oldest, continually running quilt-related website in Canada. Originally it was just my patterns, but since then I’ve added two of my books, and a HUGE selection of my beloved Aurifil thread. (The other books I’ve worked on are available through Amazon, if you are interested: Patchwork Panache, Sew It In A Weekend, Through The Year Quilts, Quilts For Babies & Kids, Full Size Bed Quilts, America From the Heart, The Best Of Scrap Quilting Made Easy, Quilt Style, Weekend Quilts and Projects, Quick & Easy Sewing For Christmas, Quick & Easy Scrap Quilting, Country Christmas Quilting, Scrap Quilting Made Easy, Easy Denim Quilting). In addition to mail-out print patterns, many are available in pdf format for instant download. I use two different secure payment interfaces for credit cards, Square or Paypal (your choice). If you prefer not to use your credit card online, I also take payment through e-transfer. Just email your order  and I will send an invoice and payment instructions. I have experience working with several carriers, including Canada Post, Maritime Bus, and MBW Courier. If you are in Amherst, I am happy to pop your order in your mailbox. 

Normally at this time of year, I am preparing for in-person vending opportunities at pop-up shops, quilt shows, and workshops but with those venues cancelled, it’s all now online, and we are ready! My many happy repeat customers are testament to trustworthy personal service. Order with confidence, it's business as usual here, and we know how to do this!
Did I mention free shipping on orders over $150.?  Just enter this code: FREE150
Books and patterns are here: OR

Keep calm and quilt on!

Friday 6 March 2020

Easter Thread Special: Better Than A Chocolate Bunny!

Are you looking for something unique for an Easter basket?
We have adorably packaged spring thread sets, in both a pastel and a richer palette.  The pastel set contains 3 large 1300m spools of Aurifil cotton Mako. 
 Colours included are 1135 Pale Yellow, 2423 Baby Pink, and 1231 Spring Green.
The intense colour set includes 3 large 1300 m spools of 2120 Canary Yellow, 2530 Blossom Pink, and 1114 Grass Green. 

The sets come packaged as shown, all ready for gifting, and at a special price. Your Mom is going to love one of these in her Easter basket!
There are a limited number of sets available, and when they are gone, they're GONE.  As an added bonus, we will give you free shipping anywhere in Canada if your order is over $150.00  Just type in FREE150  in the code field at the checkout.  If you are local, click on "pick up" instead of shipping and we will drop your threads down to Mrs Pugsley's Emporium to be picked up there. You can see all the beautiful Aurifil threads by clicking here.  Hop to it! :)

Tuesday 3 March 2020

Maritime Beauty Workshop?

In response to many requests for a class on New York Beauties, I am tossing around the notion of offering a spring quilting workshop, to be held here in Amherst, Nova Scotia. Our project for the day will be the table-topper “Maritime Beauty”.  
 It’s a great learning piece, as it encompasses so many techniques – curves, spikes, and making and applying bias binding to a curved edge. You also get to turn 4 inside corners with that binding!
Quilted with a walking foot

 Instead of regular foundation piecing, we will do paperless paper-piecing (also known as freezer paper piecing) which results in perfect points with no messy paper to remove afterwards.
The date for the workshop is still tentative, but I am looking at the week of April 20, 2020. If you are interested, kindly email, and we'll firm up the details.
A variation of Maritime Beauty, featuring fussy cut centres.

More Beauties can be viewed here.
EDIT:  Update, the class is scheduled for Tuesday April 21, from 9-3, here in Amherst.  Email for more info