Tuesday, May 12, 2020

updates and new samples...

New patterns from Cotton Ginny!  The rooster table runner is a $9.00 pattern and the towel and hot pads are another $9.00 pattern.  These were great fun to make!

And new "Gnome For the Holidays" ornaments!  These are super quick and fun to make.  The $6.00 pattern is from Susie Shore.
This beauty is from Need'l Love.  I used 3 Sisters new MEMOIRS fabric line...a layer cake for the small pinwheels with a few light prints from my stash and Memoirs yardage for the large pinwheels and borders.  It finishes at 62" x 78".  I LOVE this quilt!


And this wallhanging (finally finished) is from Kathy Schmitz.  Snowbound is 42" x 52".  The Snowman embroidery is done with Valdani Pearl Cotton and the snowflakes are done 
with embroidery floss.  
I hand quilted it with Sulky 12 wt. threadThe kit is $75.00
If you want to do the hand embroidery and hand quilting now would be a good time to get started!


Since Shop Hop has been postponed for this year I am hoping to have a Christmas in July celebration along with my 25th anniversary celebration.  It will all depend on when we are fully OPEN FOR BUSINESS again!  At this time I have decided to open the shop BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.  I am asking customers to phone ahead (360) 354-0855 so that I can accommodate one customer at a time and will be able to sanitize between customers.  I am also asking customers to please wear a mask in the shop.  There are no bathroom privileges at this time, all in an effort to keep everyone safe.
Curbside pick up and mail orders to the US and Canada are still options if you can't 
make it into the shop. 
 Fabrics and patterns continue to arrive and I am working on new projects and samples for the store.  Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to help you keep creating your own fun projects!  Until next time, I hope you are all healthy and whittling away on your stash!

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

how I spent my "stay"cation...


I have 1/4" ELASTIC IN STOCK!!  
I have a basket out in front of the store with 2 yard lengths of it.  Help yourself to one if you are making face masks, 
compliments of Folktales. 
 If you need more than 2 yards give me a call:  360-354-0855, and I will have it ready for you to pick up.  The first 2 yards are free, after that it is $0.55 per yard.

Here is a new quilt from Kathy Schmitz.  More photos below.  Sorry, I didn't get them in order!
I finished this sweet wool wall hanging from Heart to Hand. 
 The pattern is $8.50 and 
the kit, which includes the pattern and all fabric is $45.00.
My dog and I took a hike in the Chuckanuts...
I worked on a Winter Quilt by Kathy Schmitz called Snowbound.  The pattern is $9.00.  The kit with the pattern and fabric, including the backing, is $75.00.  It finishes at 40 x 52".  I am 
hand quilting it.  Not quite finished, but getting close!


I started a brand new block of the month stitchery from Chickadee Hollow.  Each pattern is $8.00 and includes a PRE PRINTED, PRE COLORED 8 1/2" square fabric, all you have to do is start stitching!  I have not seen the finished quilt yet, but I have already come up with a few options when I finish the stitcheries!

Here is a picture of the preprinted fabric on the right, and my finished stitched block on the left.
I relaid all the bricks in front of the store to get them level again.  Oh, my aching BACK!

And I have made LOTS of MASKS!  I made my son a "Crown Royal" one.  I think he is even going to wear it!  If you have a Crown Royal bag I will turn it into a mask for you for $10.00.  I would tell him he needs a haircut, 
but I can't even nag him about that right now!
I am spending most of my mornings deep cleaning in the store.  Oh, the dust bunnies!!! SO if you need anything give me a call and we can arrange porch pick up (on my very level patio) or I can mail things out to you.  Still mailing to Canada, as well.  Fun new stuff keeps arriving and even without being in the shop all day I CAN'T KEEP UP!  I don't know how I will actually be able to run the business again!  But I will be 
SO VERY HAPPY to see all of you again!

I have a couple of quilts getting Nikki's magic quilting touch.  When they get back I will post pictures of them.  In the meanwhile, stay healthy and enjoy your sewing!

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Spring is in the air!

This is a new quilt made with Timeless Treasures' luscious flannels.  It finishes at 68" x 72".  The pattern is $12.00 and the kit including the pattern and flannel backing is $220.00.  Nikki Crisp quilted it with an all over antler design.  It is going to my goddaughter when it is no longer on display.  She is a real outdoor girl, but she is moving to Hawaii!  Maybe it will remind her of home...it does get cool in Hawaii sometimes, right?
Here is a close up of the quilting.

Crabapple Hill has some new designs out.  I have not made samples but they are in stock and available for $10.00 each.




This book is filled with so many beautiful things.  I am keeping a copy in my "maybe someday" pile.  Actually, it will be on my coffee table for a while, just for inspiration and sheer beauty.  The things that can be done with needle and thread...
endless possibilities.

Buttermilk Basin's Bunny Egg Ornaments.  The pattern is $6.00.  The finished ornaments are $6.95

Some of the new Valdani pearl cottons in size 12.  SO blessed to get to spend hours playing with colors.  I will truly never be bored.  Just overwhelmed!

I decided to make some gnome bunnies.  Couldn't find a pattern so I just made it up.  Little gnomes-$12.95, medium gnomes-$16.95, and large gnomes with arms and legs $24.95.  Sorry, I am not going to make a pattern, not yet, anyway.

A new Bareroots towel "Here Comes the Sun" 
(we certainly all are ready for it!).
This sample is from As the Crow Flies "Bunny Bouquet" pattern.  The pattern is $13.00.  The wool and Cotton polka dot fabric with pattern is $32.95.  A personal favorite!
Tulip Row is a new pattern from Granny's Legacy.  The pattern is $9.50.  The kit includes the linen and wool for $19.50.  The border, binding and backing fabric are available to purchase separately.
This sweet bunny comes as a pre-printed and colored fabric in the pattern!  This Chickadee Hollow pattern is only $11.00.  The finishing kit for the wall hanging, including the pattern, is $28.95.
Another new sample done with a Granny's Legacy pattern, "FARM".  No kits available for this one, but the pattern is $9.50.
Another Bareroots towel pattern.  So much fun to do!  The patterns for each of her towels are $8.50.  The new towels have arrived and are now $4.75 each.  I am currently working on her Easter towel pattern, but I plan to make it a pillowcase rather than a towel.
This little gnome wishes you a happy day.  The gnomes will be available at the 
CRAFT AND ANTIQUE SHOW 
at the NW Washington Fairgrounds next week, March 19, 20 and 21. I have 2 free tickets to give away to the first person who calls me:  360-354-0855
This is FOLKTALES' 25th YEAR OF BUSINESS!  
Calls for a celebration, 
 don't you think?  
Check the blog for updates on Anniversary events planned for July.  
In the meantime, enjoy the anticipation of SPRING!

Sunday, February 2, 2020

New projects for a new year...



This quilt is made from flannel with wool appliques.  The pattern is $18.00.  The kit is $145.00 and includes the backing.Nikki Crisp did an amazing job with her custom quilting.  Love the outlines of trees and mountains, streams and sunshine.  You have to see it in person to find all the details. The cost of the quilting is $200.00.
A candle mat for Valentine's Day by Buttermilk basin.  The pattern is $7.00.  The red hearts are made using a 5" square package of wool from "In The Patch".  The cost for the wool charm pack is $9.95.  A $5.00 fat eighth of cream wool is enough for the scalloped background.



Another towel from Bareroots.  The pattern is $8.50.  The towel is $4.50.
Someday Spring really will come...my daffodils have  about 6-8" of green showing!



These are some fun new wood signs at the shop.  It is a great time to freshen up your decor with these great sentiments embellished with felt flowers.  Lightens up a room while the wind and rain continue to blow outside.


One more mug rug/candle mat from Buttermilk Basin.  This pattern is $7.00.
Another towel from Bareroots. This pattern is also $8.50 and the towel is $4.50.  She has produced a wide variety of patterns for embroidering on towels but they also work great on pillow cases!
This is another version of my "go-to" quilt for all the sweet nieces and nephews babies that I am blessed with.  It is a quilt as you go pattern from Cottonwood Creations.  I have lost track of how many times I have made it but I have loved the way every single one of them has turned out!  This sample is made from 5"squares but the revised pattern also has directions for using 10"squares.  It is a quick and fail safe pattern superb for beginners and fun for the most advanced quilters.  This one is for my beautiful mellow great nephew Gideon.  I put minkee on the back but I also have kits with flannel backs.  The pattern is $9.00 and the kit is $79.00.
This is another pattern from Buttermilk Basin.  Sweet little pillows, basket fillers or pin cushions!.  The pattern is $8.00.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

new ornaments!



Here is another finished Christmas project!  These are from All Through the Night...once again, they start with pre-printed fabric and you get to add the appliques and embroidery!  Bonnie, the designer, used flannel but I chose to use wool.  There are directions for both the ornaments or a wall hanging.     The pattern with the pre-printed fabric is $18.00.                I made wool kits for the ornaments.             The pattern and wool kit is $32.95.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Folktale's Christmas Open House/Shop Small Businesses Saturday..

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL QUILT STORES!
Shop Small Saturday at all Whatcom County Quilt Stores
And you can be a winner!
Here's how you can be a winner:

1.  Pick up a postcard at any Whatcom County Quilt Store between now and Saturday, November        30th, 2019.  (one postcard per person)
2.  Make a purchase of any amount at each quilt store to get a stamp on your postcard.  Valid only for Saturday, November 30th, 2019.
3.  Return your postcard to your favorite quilt store by 5 pm Saturday, November 30th, 2019.
4.  Each quilt store will draw a winner at 5 pm on Saturday, November 30th, 2019.  The winner can redeem their prize at the quilt store that drew the winning postcard...so leave your postcard at the store you want to shop at.
5. The following week the remainder of the postcards will be pooled together for the grand prize drawing.

Drawing prizes from each quilt store:
        * $25.00 Gift Certificate with a minimum of three stamps (one per quilt store). 
        * $50.00 Gift Certificate with five stamps (one per quilt store).
Grand Prize drawing:
        * $125.00 Gift Certificate ($25.00 from each quilt store-five stamps required)

Whatcom County Quilt Stores:
Calico Country   1722 Front Street, Lynden   360-354-4832
Folktales   1885 Kok Road, Lynden   360-354-0855
Kori's Fabric Creations   4300 Alice Street, Bellingham   360-671-7570
Tangled Threads   202 6th Street, Lynden   360-318-1567
Two Thimbles   1805 Cornwall, Bellingham   360-715-1629

*all stores will be stamping between 10 am and 5 pm
*winner must agree to photo posted on social media

Folktales' Christmas Open House is happening on December 6th from 10 am to 8 pm 
and December 7th from 10 am to 5pm.  
Watch the blog for pictures of new projects that will be on display for the Open House!
Bring a friend and enjoy some hot cider and 
homemade treats as you shop!

Kori will also be celebrating with a Christmas Open House on these dates.  Check her facebook page:  "Kori's Fabric Creations" for further information.



A sneak peek...

These handsome dudes will be waiting to greet you at Folktales 
on December 6th!