Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Thimbleberries (and MORE)still ON SALE!!!!

A quick note:
There is still a nice selection of 
THIMBLEBERRIES at The Dusty Attic.
Mary Beth and Bill are extending
30% off  on All Thimbleberries
until Saturday, March 1st
 Limited Time

a rainbow of SOLIDS-25% off
1 yd. minimum 

Review Time! 505 Basting Spray and Quilter's Dream FUSION

 For BASTING the Top and Backing of Larger quilt projects to batting(and smaller projects too!)--We recommend 505 SPRAY--Temporary Fabric Adhesive.  Just a light coat creates a good bond. If some wrinkles along the way--just pull up and reposition fabric.  The adhesive holds well and will not leave excessive gummy residue on needles.  Wins the "Money Well Spent" Prize.
BYE BYE tedious Pin and Thread Basting!

Fusible Cotton Batting?  Yes, indeed!  This IS the same wonderful, soft 100% cotton  batting from Quilter's Dream that we have recommended to you for years--but with fusible fibers on one side!
I was curious and bought the "twin" for the bed quilt I was making my grandson(more about that later!)
FIRST: the GOOD news is that this batting comes in many sizes, is very easy to work with and fuses smoothly and securely.  Also,  Press with a Dry iron according to enclosed directions--you can reposition your fabric but if you Press with Steam a strong permanent bond is created-while the batting stays very soft.
NEXT:  The Not So Good news is I was using it for a pretty big quilt--When I bought it, I assumed it fuses both sides--Hmmmm--IF it had been fusible on both sides, how would I have managed THAT!?
I did FUSE the Dream Fusion to the BACKING, but I'm here to tell you that 68" by 86" takes a good while to press. (Basted the Top on with 505 Spray)
We recommend:
     Quilter's Dream FUSION is a softer, natural cotton alternative to the slightly stiffer fusible polyester fleece.  Ideal for adding soft body to  purses, bags, table toppers, clothing, and other small projects.  It's PERFECT for fusing the backing to batting in Quilt as You Go projects.   MORE GOOD NEWS that may surprise you--Adding up cost by square inch--it actually costs LESS than fusible fleece!  

Both the Dream FUSION Batting and 505 are in stock now at The Dusty Attic!
by Cindy

Monday, February 24, 2014

TeaTime Highlights

    We want to thank everyone who visited The Dusty Attic during our "Thimbleberries Tea Time" this past Saturday.  It was a busy day, but we were thrilled to see you snag your Thimbleberries bargains and enjoy the treats from Lynette Jensen's recipes. 

February will soon be over --
Have you finished your UFO list for our new program?
Please take a few minutes to make your list
and then bring it to us!
 It will be a fun motivation to finish your stash projects and
to share with others your wonderful accomplishments!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

You're Invited!

The Snowstorms delayed our shipment but...
New Thimbleberries arrived this week-
 Just in time for our SALE!
Sale details HERE
30% off--great time to get borders and backings
for that beautiful Thimbleberries Scrap Quilt
made from your stash!!
Take a peek at a FEW of the NEW stock!
 And More...

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Welcome to The Dusty Attic Quilt Shop Blog

     Here we are!  Being quilters rather than computer savvy "techies", it has taken us a bit of time to join the Internet world.  Please check back often--we plan to keep you updated regarding NEW Classes, Fabrics, Notions, Busy Bodies, Blocks of the Month and more!
       There will be much "linking" to make it easier to get to the shop information you are looking for--So Click to your hearts content:)
      On the side bar you will see a "FOLLOW BY EMAIL"--IF you sign up for that you will get notified when something new has been added to the blog--Isn't that neat?
      We want to thank our sweet friend Hannah from Happy Days (an eclectic and inspirational place to visit) for her help and advice while we worked on getting our blog pretty and operational. 
      We've begun by posting a few entries ahead of time,
so please take a minute to scroll down the page!    
Thanks for stopping by--Come back soon----and often!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

What to do about the "unfinished" cluttering our space and our brains --

Join in the fun as we "get it done"!

Introducing a new program beginning March 2014
to encourage all our quilters to dig out those
unfinished projects and get them made!

Now is the time to search and make a list--
More Details can be found HERE

The first 20 "busy bodies" to submit their UFO List
will get a FREE Fat Quarter!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Thimbleberries On Sale

Coming Soon!
Tues. February 18 – Sat. February 22

a WEEK of Special Pricing on
ALL thingsThimbleberries!

Fabrics & Kits  30% off

Fat Quarters  $1.75 each

Books and Patterns 30 % off

Buy 5 books or 5 patterns,  take 35% off !!!
At the end of our Week-Long Sales Event 
we will celebrate with
Thimbleberries "Tea Time"

Saturday February 22nd

11 am  until  3 pm
featuring treats from Thimbleberries recipes!

Now is the time to check your stash
and come to the Dusty Attic!

We have dozens of different Thimbleberries patterns and books, and  6 shelves of Thimbleberries fabrics!
Kits Too!  All on SALE!