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Out With The Old…In With The New

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Out With The Old…

It’s a sad day for lovers of Seralene thread. Mettler has decided to no longer make this wonderful thread. All the spools I have in stock are all I’m going to get – ‘taint no mo! It has been marked down to $4.95 per spool (from $6.95). There is still a decent amount of white, off-white and black but the colors are getting to be slim pickens. Get it while ya still can. You can find it here, in the Seralene Thread section.

In With The New…


I have gotten so many requests the last few months for small rotary rulers. Never being one to want to dissappoint the masses – we now have a full selection of Omnigrip/Omnigrid rulers in stock. 2.5″, 3.5″, 5″, 5.5″, 6″ & 6.5″. You can find them here in our Rotary Supplies section.



Perfect Ovals, Perfect Circles, Perfect Bigger Circles & Perfect Stems. These templates are easy and fun to use. For the circles and ovals – simply trace the desired size, do a quick running stitch around, iron, remove the heat resistant template and VIOLA! Perfection. For the stems – simply place the template inside the fold of your fabric, stitch with your machine, trim, iron and VIOLA! Perfection.

You can find them here, in the Notions section. What would you do with a pile of ovals and circles? Flowers? Something else? Let’s hear it!


Madeira FS20 Blackcore

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Do you love the sparkle of metallic threads but hate the frustration of using them? Then read on…

Blackcore has been a very popular thread for us. If you want the sparkle of a metallic but not the stiffness then you should give this thread a try.  It has a very soft hand and sews like a dream. I used to have lots of trouble with metallics. For me, metallics always meant thread nests, breakage and lots of four letter words I don’t normally utter – but not with Blackcore. It’s the perfect thread for quilting, thread art or machine embroidery. If you use it on a darker fabric the black almost disappears and all you’re left with is the sparkle. If you use it on lighter fabrics you get both the black and the sparkle. Both equally nice, just depends on what look you’re after.

Blackcore is a black polyester thread wrapped with a metallic. It comes in 28 colors (single colors and variegated.) Suggested retail for the 612 yard spool is $10.70 for the single colors and $11.70 for the variegated colors. Our price is only $9.00 for any color. What a deal! How can you not try it at that price?

You can see all the beautiful colors here. If you have used Blackcore in a project I would love to see a photo!