Tuesday, September 28, 2021

New projects to welcome Autumn and Winter

"'Tis the Season" from The Pattern Basket is ready to welcome Winter!  The pattern is $10.00.  I used 2 Jelly Rolls from the new Moda line "Merry and Bright" for the trees and stars.  It also requires 4 yards for the background and borders and 3/4 yard for the binding.  I used the diaganol red and white candy cane stripe from the fabric line for the binding.  It is 56 1/2" by 57 1/2".  Nikki Crisp (360-319-2914) quilted it with an edge to edge swirling snowflake pattern for $75.00.  The background is actually white with snowdots, even though it looks cream in this photo. 
 I love the fresh crisp colors!

...and this new Autumn wool project comes from Wooden Spool Designs.  The $9.00 pattern, "Happy Halloween" comes with 9 wool applique blocks, but I wanted to use this fun frame ($24.95) so I picked 6 of the blocks. 
 I really love how it turned out!

I hope you are enjoying the changing of the Season.  It has been so beautiful here.  Last night there was a double rainbow in the sky.  My granddaughters and I had spent time reading the story of Noah and the Ark and made 3D construction paper rainbows with cotton ball clouds and then out came the double rainbow!  A good reminder that even though it has been a difficult 20 months for many people, there is still so much to hope for in the future!  And beauty to surprise us when we aren't expecting it. 

Store hours remain Tuesday through Saturday, 
10am to 5pm.
Masks are required.  Please respect the mandate when you shop at Folktales!  Thank you so much.  

Friday, August 13, 2021


A new wall hanging from Bird Brain Designs "Sheltering Tree" fabric line.  The embroidery is pre-printed on a panel so no tracing is required!  
The "Houses in the Garden" pattern is $10.00. 
 The kit is $59.95 and includes the pattern, the panel, the fabric for the front and back and the embroidery floss.  The finished size is 31 1/2" square. There are embroidery blocks left over from the panel to make more fun stitcheries!
Here are some close ups of the individual blocks so you can seee the embroidery work and Nikki Crisp's awesome custom long arm detail! 
 Cost of quilting $48.00!


Monday, August 9, 2021

Honeybee's Garden is finished!

Here is the finished quilt!  It is a Crabapple Hill Design.  The pattern is $18.00.  It finishes at 38 1/2" square.  It has coloring with colored pencils, embroidery and sweet little english paper pieced hexies bordering the center block.
The fabric kit is $77.00, $95.00 for fabric and pattern. I used Brenda Riddle's "Sophie" line from Moda for the piecing.
The Cosmo floss bundle for this project is $29.25.  The prisma premier colored pencils are $40.50.  Also available are the blending stumps and Jacquard Textile Medium.  A new product that I used are Eppiflex plastic hexie templates.  They are easily removed from the hexies and can be used over and over again.  One package of 75 is $12.00.
Nikki Crisp outdid herself with the awesome quilting.  Her quilting enhances the embroidery and applique.  
The cost of this quilting was only $92.50.  SO worth it!

Nikki has moved to Montana, so now I ship her my quilt tops and backing.  I purchase the quilt batting from her to save on my shipping costs, and after she is finished quilting, she pays for the return postal costs.  Right now she has literally NO WAIT TIME so if you need a quilt quilted she is ready and available, and clearly, VERY talented.
Her contact information is:  
Nikki Crisp
The Country Quilter
103 Thompson Heights Trail
Libby, Montana, 59923
If you want to order the pattern, kit or supplies, my contact information is:
Linda Kroon
1885 Kok Road
Lynden, Washington 98264
Facebook:folktales fabric shop

 She has finished 3 more quilts for me recently, and as I get bindings on I will take photos and add them to my blog.  Thanks for checking this out, and Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

fun new fabrics and patterns

Christmas in July

               NEW CHRISTMAS FABRICS                  from my sister and I  

And today the Songbook bolts finally arrived! 
The small panel is $2.00
Here is a sample made with the small panel and 2 1/2" mini charms.  The pattern is free from MODA

This is the Large Panel
It is $8.00
The kits, patterns and pre-cuts have not arrived yet but should be coming soon.

This is a new line from Wilmington.  The colors are just beautiful.  The fabrics are $11.50 yard

This pattern is free with purchase of the fabric

The panel is $8.00
Bareroots has some new towel embroidery patterns.  I just finished "Giddy Up" and can't wait to start another one!
The patterns are $9.50 each. The towels range in price 
from $4.50 to $5.20 each.

"The Mountains are Calling" is from One Sister Designs.  It was SOOO much fun to make, kinda like a jigsaw puzzle!  Tracy Fisher did the quilting and she did an AMAZING job!  Thank you, Tracy!

There are LOTS of new fabrics in the shop.  I hope you have a chance to stop by and check it out.  Rumor has it that the Canadian Border may be opening in August.  YAY!  I can't wait to see all of my Canadian customers again!

Most of the buttons for the Shop Hop Block are back in stock.  The package of Forest Animals is $2.50.  The package with the Gnome, Mushroom House and Owl are $3.00.  The package of birds, "Feathered Friends" is $2.50.

I hope you are all staying happy and healthy and I hope you have a chance to stop in and say Hello SOON!

Friday, June 11, 2021

June updates and Shop Hop Information

Here is a sample made with a layer cake from Moda's 3 Sisters' Sanctuary Line. 
 The colors are so SWEET!  I used one layer cake and borders and binding and DONE!
Nikki Crisp custom quilted it for $195.00.
Here is my Shop Hop Block done as an embroidered Block or as an Appliqued Block.  
The kit for the Embroidered Block is $2.00. 
 The fabric and photo of the Appliqued Block is an additional $.50. 
 The two Cosmo flosses used are $1.75 each. 
The optional button pack is $4.50.
SHOP HOP begins June 18th-July 1st, 2021 
Stamping Hours Monday-Saturday, 10AM-5PM  Sunday 12PM-5PM
Passports are available now at your local participating Quilt Shop on the back of the Shop Hop brochure.

This is the new "Sophie" fabric line by Brenda Riddle for Moda.  I am working on Crabapple Hill Studio's "Honey Bees' Garden" and using this fabric line for the piecing and hexies.  Another very feminine and sweet line of fabric!

Sweetwater's newest fabric line from Moda, called "Spring Chicken" has some truly adorable patterns as well.  Looking forward to working on them!

All yardage from Moda is Now $12.00 per yard.  
These are some of the bolts from the "Spring Chicken" fabric line.

And here are some of the bolts from the "Sophie" fabric line.

This line is called "Break of Day", also by Moda.  
I don't know what happened to my photo of the precuts...

I guess you will just have to come by and see all the goodness!
Regular Shop Hours are Tuesday through Saturday
10 am to 5 pm
Can't wait to see you!


Friday, April 23, 2021

Cottage Style Charm...

It is finished and I LOVE IT!  Nikki did an awesome job of custom quilting.  She will be around Lynden this week so if you have any quilts that need quilting she will pick them up at Folktales.  I took some close ups of the blocks you will find if you scroll down.  The fabric kit is $180.95.  That also includes the backing fabric. The cost of custom quilting was $235.00 and worth every penny!  The book is sold separately and has lots of other smaller projects in it. 
 The book is $24.95.

Nikki also quilted this panel quilt.  She did this one with an edge to edge all over ocean themed pattern on this one.  The kit cost is $115.00.  The quilting cost is $90.00.

Nikki also quilted this one for Millinee.  Love the way she used up her fabric stash to make the stars!
This is my shop hop block for the hop in June.  June 18th to July 1st.  I plan to include a pattern for an appliqued tree for those of you
 I can't convince to embroider 😜.  Also an alternative phrase "Adventure Awaits".  The fabrics are very lovely this year with PNW flora and fauna.
Here are the close ups of the Cottage Style Charm Quilt - hope you can see Nikki's beautiful quilting.


Monday, March 29, 2021

Noah's Journey

I have begun Crabapple Hill's "Noah's Journey" and I am having SO MUCH FUN!  Here are the blocks I have finished so far...in no particular order...

   I also have the Ostriches/peacocks block, Tigers and Cranes Block and Hippos/Moose blocks traced and colored, but not yet stitched.  All of these blocks are in stock, as well as the necessary pencils and flosses.  Currently shipping to anywhere in Canada or the US, just give me a call: 360-354-0855, or shoot me an email:  folktales@netzero.net.  More information about current projects and new fabrics is available on my Facebook page: folktalesfabricshop.  Hope you all have a Blessed Easter as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and God's faithfulness to us, signified by the rainbow!