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Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Purchases and Gifts


The Goodies I Bought

From the book Born To Quilt
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Today I received a gift from Lori at HUMBLE QUILTS. I am thrilled to have this gift as I see so many bloggers using them ,So now I have one too. A big thank you Lori.

I also have to own up to my purchases at the Festival of Quilts at the weekend.
I couldn't resist this pattern by Hoopla . It is scenes of Childhood from the Shelburne Museum collection.

I also had to have these fabrics and of course then their was the lovely perle cotton from Valdani . You can't get these lovely threads in the UK so was thrilled to find the Canadian company had made it over to the FOQ for the first time.
I did purchase some lovely wool in Paducah this year and now have the thread to go with them . No excuses now not to make something lovely in wool.

Just had to have this book- The title is in English but it is written in French so can't read a word of it but the picture's are delicious . Its just one of those books that you need to have lying around to give you that little bit of inspiration for a small project. Lets hope I have enough nonce to work out of how things are made.
Finally I bought this lovely big reel of Aurifil thread. My machine really likes it and apart from YLI was the only thread I used to stock in my shop.
What thread do you like using? I would love to know.



  1. I like the glue pen as it makes some preparation very quick and easy. You don't need much and it holds well. Is that a book or magazine because if it is a magazine I bought the English version in WHSmiths. It is a great book with some lovely ideas. I think it was Magicpatch. I wish I had spent more time looking at her stand but it was so busy and I couldn't get to it properly. I am not very up with threads for machining but for hand quilting I love YLI and Mettler. For applique I like the Superior threads. Are you going to make the toy quilt with your purchases.

  2. You are going to love the glue pen Sue. It saves so much time with hexagons.

    Love your purchases and I love the bag on the cover of that book, wish we could get a copy here.

  3. I love the Aurfil Thread but i use my big reel of thread for hand piecing not a fan of sewing machines we aren't the best of friends lol.

    And i was lucky enough to purchase the complete range of Aurfil cotton threads 130 in total i think, love the colour range and i use these threads for my applique.

    Adele xx

  4. I'm glad the pen made it safely. I was glad to send it.
    What lovely purchases!Hoopla has some terrific patterns.

  5. Sue, I have that Hoopla pattern, too. I've even got the fabric for it, and it's all been sitting in a bin for 2 years. Oh, for more hours in the day.