Wednesday, June 1, 2022

June 1

Fold 'n Stitch Leaf Topper made with Tulip Tango fabric. 
 SO fast and SO lovely!

A new monthly wool applique from Buttermilk Basin.  The metal heart stand is $10.95 and the individual patterns for each month are $7.00.  Here are a few photos of the ones I have finished so far.

And this is a new series from Buttermilk wagons thru the year.  These patterns are also $7.00 each. 
 So far I only have this one finished!

 Sean Crisp will be at Folktales on Saturday to pick up quilt tops if you would like Nikki to do her magic and quilt them for you!  Any questions, just give Nikki a call at 360.319.2914.

Also, of possible interest to you, Karen Johansen has an Expression 150th Anniversary Pfaff Sewing Machine for sale.  Bought for $1300.00, selling for $450.00.  Less than 50 hours of sewing time. 
Her number is 360.224.3384

At Folktales we are gearing up for Shop Hop which starts on June 17th.  Hope you have a chance to stop by! 

Friday, May 13, 2022

A few new things at Folktales

FINALLY finished piecing "Noah's Journey" from Crabapple Hill.  It is now in Nikki's capable hands, waiting to be quilted.  I am very pleased with how it turned out.  I used mostly mediums and darks for my piecing and added a border because I didn't think it looked finished without a border framing it.  I also used a small rainbow print in the pieced blocks and used that rainbow print for the backing can you have Noah's Ark without the rainbow?!?
Can't wait to get this one back and on display!

This is a new Halloween line from Riley Blake by 
Teresa Kogut...Cutest witches ever!
A new line for all my woodsie friends...particularly those with Canadian connections.  All of my children were born in Canada so I am pretty sure they will all want a quilt with this fabric line!
THIS is my 2022 Shop Hop Block.  Thank you, Mimi Fowler, for proofing the pattern for me.  Shop Hop will be from June 17th to the 30th, seven days a week.  Stop by to get your flyer with the passport or go to the website:  Western Washington Quilt Shop Hop.
The finished quilt will be on display at Kori's Fabric Creations in Bellinham.
 This is "November Drive" by Crabapple Hill. The pattern is $10.00.  The pattern and fabric kit is $29.95.  The colored pencils and flosses are sold separately and are available in the shop.

Another Crabapple pattern I have made a sample of, "Shop Hop Cruise".  Her pattern has a yellow convertible bug, but I have a 1979 red convertible bug so I changed the color!  I am keeping this sample for myself!  The pattern is $10.00 and the pattern and fabric kit is $24.95.  Again, the colored pencils and flosses are sold separately.

     This is a Hoffman "Celebrate the Seasons" panel for July.                            I have January through July done, along with the                       "Home Sweet Home" panel.

NEW FABRICS!   This is Promenade from 3 Sisters for Moda.
The coral and white is 118" wide backing fabric.
These beauties arrived today.  Pre cuts for Renew by Sweetwater and Christmas Faire by Cathe Holden.
These gorgeous prints are from Moda, Tulip Tango by Robin Pickens.

 I am sure I have missed all kinds of new samples and fabrics, but these are just teasers.  You will have to stop by the shop to see the full range of all the amazing creativity by all these amazing designers!  It has been great to see so many friendly faces returning after these long months of isolation.  I hope you have burned through your stash and are eager to restock your shelves with these fun new products!

Friday, March 11, 2022


So MANY fun new fabrics!  And some great new projects!  From sweet and gentle prints to bold and beautiful!

I have not had time to make any quilts with all these gorgeous fabrics. My mom was hospitalized Dec. 21st after falling and breaking her leg and her nose and this week she has been transitioning from the Lynden Christian Healthcare Rehab facility to home.  It has been overwhelming for both of us.  Doctor's appointments, med updates, medical equipment to assist her while she continues to heal...not to mention almost 3 months of mail!  I have kept up with her bills but SO MUCH other mail!  We have found some lovely caregivers to help her with her morning routine and she is adjusting well to being home but we still have a lot to take care of before things settle in.  I am so grateful for all the wonderful people who have given both of us their time, prayers and TLC!  
I knew I couldn't focus on any new projects the last couple of weeks so I made a few "burrito" pillowcases to show off some of the fun new fabric.  I even failed at that simple task, starting out sewing them right sides together instead of wrong sides together.  Lots of seam ripping!  But here they are!

This is a new book panel.  Wouldn't it be a fun book tucked into an Easter basket for a special child?

Another pillow case!
Couldn't resist this one!  Working on making some kits.  
The pattern is $3.50
My friend, Trudy has designed stitchery patterns in the past and now she has branched out into wool applique.  There are several of her patterns in the shop.  LOVE all the fun details!
I just finished the bunny one "Will You Be My Friend?"  
I hope to get some kits made, but no promises!  The pattern is $9.00
Here is a close up so you can see some of the details.
This is a quilt pattern made with the panel above and the bunny toss fabric used in one of the pillowcases.  Don't know if I will get it made for this spring...but there is still hope!
And here is a line of fabric that arrived today.  Since my husband is Canadian and all of our children are dual citizens I think I will be making a few projects with these fabrics!  And since we are a border town I know a LOT of people who have "mixed" families and will make a lot of people happy with projects made from these fabrics!
Nikki has a few of my projects to quilt.  As soon as they get here I will post more pics.  I have been working on the piecing of Crabapple Hill's "Noah's Journey" but I had to put it away for the time being.  Don't have the time to focus on it right now, but I am about half way through and am very please with how it is turning out.  Maybe next time I will give a "Sneak Peek"!

Check folktales fabric shop on Facebook for even more fun new fabrics and project ideas!

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Fat Quarter February

Here are the February and March Hoffman panels completed!  Kits are available for each one.  I am almost finished with Home Sweet Home.  The panels are 2/3 yard plus one yard of coordinating print.  They are $23.95 each.  Such a fun and easy wall hanging!  When completed as shown February is 40" square and March is 27" x 45".
Looks like it is time to trim the Wisteria!

Kori's Fabric Creations has had a fat quarter promotion in February for several years.  This year I asked to tag along and she, of course, said yes!  So here is the scoop:

Cotton FQ's.................................................10 for $20
Batik FQ's...................................................10 for $25
(Folktales does not carry Batiks, but Kori's does!)
Flannel FQ's................................................10 for $25

We've got you covered North or South!
Same great prices, same great customer service.

FQ sale is for precut fat quarters.  Any fat quarters cut in store will be sold at regular price. Sale is good for the entire month of February.  In store only.  Some exclusions apply.  See store for details.

Kori's Fabric Creations
3023 Chautauqua St, Bellingham 98226

1885 Kok Road, Lynden 98264
facebook: folktales fabric shop

 Nikki Crisp will be here next week and will pick up you quilt tops to be quilted. 
 Her number is 360-319-2914

Friday, January 21, 2022


 Robin Picken's newest fabric line has arrived!  Carolina Lilies is a bright happy new line available in 5 in  Charm packs,  10 in Layer Cakes and Jelly Rolls.  The sample below is ready to go to Nikki Crisp to be quilted.  It uses one 5 in Charm pack, background and border fabrics and that is it! SUPER easy and FUN!

The colors did not photograph well.  They are so bright and cheerful!  
There are better photos on my facebook page:  folktales fabric shop.

Nikki will be in Lynden in early February.  You can drop your quilts off at Folktales for her to pick up.

Next up...Deb Strain's newest fabric line from Moda "Effie's Woods".  This one is so precious!  I am making a quilt for my newest granddaughter with this line.  The Kits for the pattern and the pre-cuts have been shipped and should arrive any day!  So much to do!  I am about half way finished with Sweetwater's "Hello Spring" and eager to start piecing "Noah's Journey" from Crabapple Hill.  All the embroidery is finished and waiting to be made into a quilt.             And Hoffman's panels of the Month for January, February, March, April, May, June and July along with "Home Sweet Home" are all here.  Nikki is quilting the February and March wallhangings and will be bringing them with her when she comes this way.  January's "A Chill is in the Air" is here in the shop on display.  Lot's to look at in the shop.  Hope you have a chance to stop by and take a look!

Friday, December 24, 2021

 Merry Christmas to all of my wonderful friends! Thank you for supporting my little shop this year. Folktales will be closing today, December 24th at 2 pm and will be closed tomorrow on Christmas Day.  Folktales will be open December 28th through the 31st, closing at 2 pm on New Years Eve and closed on New Years Day.  I hope you all have a blessed celebration and I look forward to seeing all of your beautiful faces in the New Year!

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Some fun new Christmas Crafts!

Some new wool Santas from Wooden Spool Designs
The small ones are designed to go on a candlestick, but I also made some with a "paper bag" bottom to set on a shelf.  The patterns are $9.00 for each size.
These wool Santa Gnomes are designed by "Cottonwood Creations" and are super quick to make.  The pattern is $6.00.  
The wool Snowman Ornament is from "Buttermilk Basin. 
 The pattern is $7.00.

That is all for tonight.  I am ready to bind a large Christmas Quilt and then, maybe, I will have time for a few more Christmas Crafts....
and baking, and gift wrapping, and sending Christmas Cards, oh my!