Friday, August 23, 2013

Tech Support notice

In addition to in-store renovation, we've been working hard on the site. If you follow using Blog Lovin, or Feedly or any other feed reader, you will have to update to the new feed here.

If you are a Blogspot follower, I'm not sure if you can add a custom address. That option is usually for Blogspot hosted blogs only.

Right now, we are a stand-alone NEW site with a pretty new look! All kinds of new options are available to us now, so stop in to "ooo" and "ahhhh"!

Same domain name, just new feed address. If you have any questions about the technical aspects of the site, I would be happy to answer.

- tech support

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Some Kind of Wonderful

Back in stock this week!  We love Anni Downs and this book is full of her charming designs.  Her beautiful color choices and sense of whimsey are sure to inspire you as you leaf through!  Perfect for stitchery and wool as well as traditional applique.   I give it 4 stars****

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A Simple Life

We have a sweet new line of fabric from Riley Blake!  

A Simple Life includes a panel, chevrons, dots, solids, dainty floral and bunting!  Have they left anything out? LOL 

Any way it is charming in beautiful shades of red and white.

We are making fabric kits to go with the free pattern download. 

Oh, and Betty Doherty already has it made.

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Sunday, August 4, 2013


Connie stopped in to the shop this week to show me the Twister Heart Quilt that she made using the 30's Playtime charm squares and fabrics from her stash.  She quilted it herself.  Isn't it darling.  I love it!! Thanks for bringing it in to show me.  BTW  The Twister quilts displayed at the shop were made by Connie Fullarton.  

What would you make with these prints?


As promised the Nancy Halvorsen, Ho Ho Ho Let It Snow fabric came this week!  It is bright and pretty and charming.


No Math Quilt Charts is a neat little reference booklet with clear, concise answers to questions like:
  • How much fabric do I need to make 247 half square triangles?
  • How do I cut the setting triangles for an on point layout?
  • How big is a queen size quilt?

We're selling it at a great price!


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Monday, July 29, 2013

New This Week!

A Gentle Life is a beautiful prim pattern you are sure to love.  We will have it back in stock this week.

 Betty Doherty stopped by to show me her project earlier this summer.  I loved the pattern but when I saw it done I, well.........I wanted hers.  It is lovely.  Great work Betty!

I am excited to see the new Nancy Halvorsen fabrics arriving this week.  As always she has designed a charming collection of projects and the matching fabrics to make them.

We will have the panel, charm pks. and some yardage for you to play with.

Meet me at the shop on Thursday for best selection.  Ho Ho Ho (please don't) Let It Snow yet!

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Primitive Quilts and Projects

 The Fall issue of Primitive Quilts has arrived at The Christmas Crab Quiltery.  We have been stocking up on felted wool and homespuns and  primitive prints and Sulky 12wt cotton thread and Tea Towels and Iron On Transfers for you to work with as you try the projects in this great magazine.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Goodbye Old Friend

Last weekend I finally closed the Woodstock location of  The Christmas Crab Quiltery.  I feels like I am losing my best friend and it is a sad time for me.  Over the years I have spent most of my waking hours at the shop or at home thinking and planning and "doing business " in an effort to make a success of the business and ....myself.  I have loved every minute.  Give or take. LOL  I have met many wonderful people and I have made some true friends.  I love you all.

The reason that I had to close down is not because I like Fredericton better, as some of you seem to feel, but because I simply couldn't afford to keep it open.  I have tried to make a go of it and have gone farther in debt than I should have in an effort to keep things going.  Always hoping that things would pick up.  Finally, I had to face the fact that there was not a large enough market for the business.  ie Too much supply for too little demand.  

For those who have supported me (and I know you are grieving with me) I thank you!  Truly, thank you.

I wanted to share these photos taken in Woodstock over the years in order to leave you with happy thoughts of the good times we have had together

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Friday, July 19, 2013

New Stitchery Supplies

 We have been busy collecting some great stitchery stuff for your enjoyment! 

 We have these great Aunt Martha embroidery transfers in book and packages which will be sweet on any of our wide selection of vintage tea towels.

We have DMC embroidery floss and a beautiful assortment of the Sulky Petites 12 wt cotton thread, thimbles, needles and needle threaders.

.........more to come!

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Christmas Candy Kits

We have the kits for this charming table runner in stock for only $11.99 ea.  Kit includes:  pattern, thangles, Moda fabrics for top and backing

Monday, July 8, 2013

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Beating the Heat

This is the project that I have been working on this week.  Yes, it is a Christmas wall hanging.  I think it was an unconscious attempt to keep cool.  

Don't worry, you won't have to "think" cool, we have a new air conditioner to keep us comfortable.

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PS:  This wall hanging will be available as a kit complete with fabrics for top, back, binding and pattern.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The best thread in the world!

We have finally received the new display of Auriful thread in all the best colors!  It is 100% cotton, super fine and lint free and you can actually feel the difference when pressing the seams.  I Love it!!!!  Now you can sew with the best thread in the world, even if you don't need a big spool. 

We also have this delightful collection of Bunny Hill Wool.  Perfect for stitchery and applique!  We are going to cut it down so that you can have some of each.  How great is that?

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Over The Hill by Crab Apple Hill and ........Betty Doherty

 We love these patterns!

Sandy brought hers in to show us last spring and we all just fell in love with it.  Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of it.  Sandra Culberson was teaching a hand applique class and everyone was so excited and bubbly and I forgot.  

 The picture, not the quilt.  I forgot to take the picture, I couldn't forget the quilt.

Just about then I had the opportunity to purchase some wonderful fabrics that I thought would be perfect for this project. 

  We have a selection of prints and batiks and the pattern in stock!

Betty Doherty already has a great start on hers!  She is using a blue/grey/taupe variegated thread for the embroidery and our Snowman Gatherings and Batiks from Moda fabrics.

Isn't she doing a great job! (as always)

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