Tuesday 14 May 2013

Quilter's Clean Up--YARD SALE/PORCH SALE

The spring clean up has begun. . . Although I had cleaned out my sewing space before Christmas for the guild garage sale, I now find myself faced with another cleanup.  "Stuff" remaining from the shop closing all ended up in every available nook and cranny in my sewing room, making movement difficult.  With shows over with and gardening season upon us I am determined to get this cleared out.

I have things I won't be needing anymore.
A cash register
An extra phone
A wood ironing board c 1940 with a cute frilly cover c 2010
an iron crib (display only)
Fabric. Fabric. Fabric
Kits, kits and more kits
And boxes and boxes of quilts and smaller store samples.
And then there are the unfinished projects from the store.  I had those under control, or so I thought . . .

A yard sale/porch sale is scheduled for  June 13, 14 and 15.  10 - 4 each day.  No early birds please.

Some items may be sold in advance.  Email me (institches at picketfencefabrics.com) if you are interested in anything listed here.

Linda's upcoming sale

  Linda has found time  to create since the closing of Picket Fence Fabrics and is having a sale this weekend.  Details below:

Found Objects Reinvented/Garden Accessories, Elegant Silver Chimes
Designed by Linda Scallion and Calvin Prescott

 and Guest
Andrea Dowd of
Bridging then and now, old and new!
Antique Furniture/Accessories, Stained Glass Window Mosaics
“Reclaimed” “Restored” “Reloved”


Saturday, May 18th & Sunday, May 19th, 2013
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

247 Old River Road, Mallorytown
At the intersection of Old River Road and Buell’s Point Road
On the Thousand Island’s Parkway
(entrance off Parkway – watch for signs)

                                            Cash or Cheque only

Monday 14 January 2013

Scraps . . . they are taking over!

Every January I tackle the scraps that I have managed to sort into some semblance of organized chaos.  I start a few scrap quilts and offer these as classes at Picket Fence Fabrics.  This year is no exception.

Pixie Squares will be the first offering on January 25. The queen-sized version of this quilt calls for more than 1000 -- 2 1/2" squares.  If you follow Joan Ford's method of organizing your scraps--by cutting squares from what is left over following every project. . . you will have more than enough squares to do this quilt.
Instructions  include three sizes and three setting options.  It is my go-to project when I want to just sit and sew.

The second scrap class being offered is a new design called Tumbling Spools.  This double/queen quilt favours 2" strips in multiple colours.

Faith will be teaching an Easy Scrappy Stars class using 2 1/2" strips. This design is from Cozy Quilts and could also use some of those fabulous strip sets you don't know what to do with.

The final offering is a sorting bag.  Now, the Wizard had a sorting hat but that wouldn't be very useful to a quilter.  Our bag keeps tools sorted and organized.  It hangs on the back of a door or a wall for easy access to your tools and keeps your work space clear.  Fold and zip and you are ready to take to your next class with all the tools you need.  Use all the bigger pieces from your stash for a scrappy look.

Drop by the shop to register for any or all of these classes.  And be sure to pick up you Feburary coupons when you pay with cash or debit.

Always in stitches,