Sewing for Super Bowl Sunday

Seahawks Sewing

With the Super Bowl coming up this Sunday, February 1, we have been busily working on projects to inspire you. Our in-store display features table runners, apron, banner, fabric tray, embroidered jewelry, potholders plus plenty of our Pacific Northwest favorite--Seattle Seahawks--fabric, with...

Let's Make: Cross-stitched Valentines

finished Cross Stitch Valentine

in process valentines cardValentine's Day is just a few weeks away, but there's still time to make your own hand-crafted Valentine's Day cards and we're here to help. We designed this little cross-stitch valentine for you, premarked with the Xs. 

We used three strands of red DMC embroidery thread, poking holes at the...

Black and White Collection by Jennifer Sampou

Black and White Collection blog hopWe had the joy of seeing Jennifer Sampou's latest collection for Robert Kaufman Fabrics at Quilt Market last October and we were all enamored by Black and White. So when she asked if we'd participate in her blog hop, we readily agreed, eager to share this gorgeous range of fabrics with our...

Please Join Us for a Downton Abbey Tea Party + Enter to Win Tickets for You and a Friend

Downton Abbey Tea

Last February we had the joy of hosting nearly two hundred Downton Abbey enthusiasts for a beautiful tea party. We all had so much fun we decided to do it again, bigger and better this time!  

Save the date: February 21, 2015  10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

Learn to Sew Designer-style Handbags with Cheryl Kuczek

Hobo Baby Bag by Paradsio

Paradiso Designs' owner Cheryl Kuczek has been deconstructing designer handbags and developing her own for a decade, determined to give her bags the right look and feel. With all the practice, Cheryl has developed unique construction techniques and found the best products on the market to help...

Say hello to Alison Glass Handcrafted


We fell in love with the down-to-earth feel of Alison Glass' new line with Andover: Alison Glass Handcrafted. The slightly muted colors and softer hand of the fabric make it perfect for so many projects that appeal to many types of sewists. What makes this collection stand out is the process...

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

Meet & Greet Melissa Lunden

Sew a Modern Home book

Just two years ago, Melissa Lunden launched her sewing pattern line, Lunden Design with the still-popular Star Gazer and By Sea or By Land quilt patterns. Since then she’s gone on to expand her line with a total of 14 quilt patterns. 

This fall, she branched into home decor sewing with her...

Valori Wells Quilts

Valori Wells joins us in-store from 11am to 2pm on Thursday, December 4th to meet local quilters, sign her new book "My Life in Fabric" (Stash Books, 2014) and show off her beautiful quilt designs. We hope you'll join us! 

Her work is inspirational, making quilting accessible and fun. Here are...

Black Friday Giveaways

christmas giftsLet the gift giving begin this Friday, November 28 both in-store and online! 

Portland-area sewists and quilters can join us at our shop for a free gift with purchase. Be one of the first 100 into the store and you'll get an extra special gift. Don't forget to get your Little Boxes app to enter...