Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Sew Pretty! VINTAGE Sewing Box for Sale

One of a Kind!
 Just Look at the beautiful needlepoint on this large sewing box!

$ 41.99

Come see us -
or call 410-546-1656

14" wide  11 1/4" depth  8 1/2" tall
Removable tray with spool pins

Antique Wilcox and Howe Treadle Sewing Machines for Sale

 CLICK on PICTURES to Zoom in a little closer!

First:  A WILCOX MACHINE in a beautiful and RARE Cabinet with coffin top, 8 accessory drawers and a drop leaf!
Original Hardware
     Cabinet Width    32 1/2" 
               (44"  with side leaf up)
                   Depth    17 1/2"
                   Height   29 1/4"
                (38 1/4" with coffin top)


with coffin top


with leaf up --drawers open
pretty "Butterfly" pedal

Great Price!

Next:  A HOWE MACHINE with rich wood casing and drawer!
 Cabinet Width     26"
              Depth     15"
              Height   29 3/4" 
                (37" with coffin top) 


drawer on left side 

with coffin top 

Take it home for

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Just a little happy Valentine box!

There's an intriguing site called The Toymaker with all kinds of interesting little paper projects to cut and fold!
I found this little treat box...
The site gives you a free PDF to print on card stock to make your own boxes!
 CLICK ON the picture above to get the free PDF!

Thursday, January 7, 2016


PLEASE make a note that we will be closed on
Sunday, Monday AND TUESDAY
during the winter season

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Treat Yourself!

or make a special treasure for someone you treasure.
Over the years I have seen several variations of a "teacup pincushion"-- Pretty much a circle of fabric stuffed and glued into a pretty teacup--with a very pleasing result--
Today I want to share an idea (with tutorial) that happened to stumble into my Facebook Feed (Funny how that happens!)
What a wonderful way to use even a damaged teapot--
Pins and needles in the top and other sewing essentials tucked inside!

(or click on the teapot picture!)

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Christmas Shopping at the Dusty Attic!

If you have quilting friends, we have a wonderful selection of kits and patterns that would make nice gifts--other ideas you can find here like the manicure sets, fun little scissors,
and of course--Gift Certificates!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


These are IN STOCK now in the shop!

We love quality Children's Books--and these 2 new paperback books have adorable pictures and catchy rhymes!

It's a wonderful idea to have a plot involve SEWING and QUILTING--Sweet Gabby shows her little friends TLC as she stitches something special--
and little ones everywhere will be inspired to create something, too!

Each Book  comes with a free pattern --
our price -- only $9.99!  (Suggested $10.95)  
(Patterns alone $3)

 Would you like to peek inside?



Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Welcome Christmas with us at....

Ocean City's Festival of Lights 2015

 Thanksgiving week the Fruitland shop
will OPEN only on Tuesday, NOVEMBER 24th!

We will be CLOSED the remainder of the week, November 25-28, but we will be at the Fiber Expo in Ocean City--We'd love to see you!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

New FUN Rulers--

These are JUST in--
A couple of OLD FAVORITES 
like the Tri-Rec  and 60 degree Triangle Rulers--

the Add a Quarter great for Templates and Paper Piecing

AND Add a 3/8 --Perfect for Paper piecing FLANNEL!

and I've been wanting to try one of these Hexagon Ruler/Templates...

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Great Way to use Table Runners!

We have a new Table Runner pattern--"Sew Simple Table Runner" that we are including free in the kits.  A cute Hallmark Print is the centerpiece of the runner !
Other than the obvious use--On a Table--I tried it out in some fun, unexpected ways--

Perfect size as a WallHanging above a Twin Bed!

How about a pop of color on the back of a loveseat?

or a nice little Twin Bed Runner to add some holiday cheer to a guest room?