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?

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Fall Fun-for-all Freebies!

There is plenty of time to get started on FALL DECORATING--Here are some great FREE tutorials.
Some are easy enough to do with children helping.
--Just Click on the Picture to get started!

Fabric Acorns 
at Zemphira - Scatter Art

Fabric Cats 
at Purl Bee

Made from wool in tutorial but would't it look cute in Primitive Black Prints at
The Dusty Attic?

 2 Ideas from ALLISON
at Cluck Cluck Sew
Scrap Buster


by Lindsay and Mary

  Here's a lovely way to "carve" your REAL PUMPKINS 
(with an electric DRILL--(That's Right!)
from MONICA at Crafty Nest

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Charmed, I'm sure!

    We have a lot of fun with these little metal charms--the connecting rings and little lobster clasp are available, too-- so it's not just about sewing them onto something--ALTHOUGH they do look adorable as mini ornaments on our Christmas Star--

We put silver on the bright tree and gold stars or jingle bells on the traditional tree. Kits are just 13.99!


Thursday, September 3, 2015

Oh Yes We Do Too Have Thimbleberries...

 INSTOCK Thimbleberries Christmas Patterns

There's plenty of time to finish any one of these great projects for Christmas...Quilts, Wallhangings, Pillow Pals, Stockings, and even a Tree Skirt! 
(A little bigger PIC when you CLICK on the picture!)

THIMBLEBERRIES' aren't just for Thimbleberries!
 All these projects shine with our other Christmas  fabrics...
Snowmen, trees, owls, snowflakes, holly...

...pointsettias with shiny gold or yuletide traditional.

Of Course, we also love the warm and cozy look of Thimbleberries' patterns made with Thimbleberries' fabrics!

We have a nice selection of Thimbleberries blues and autumn colors, too!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

July 4th Freebies!

 Just in time for your 4th of July Picnic!
 A simple to make and very cute table runner-
we have dozens of red, white, or blue fabrics if you need to boost your stash!


 and ...
The Crafted Sparrow has put together great links 
for FREE Printables

  I especially like the sugar cone wraps and these prints!
Just CLICK the PIC above to find YOUR Favorite!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

2 Great Gifts for New Mamas-

 Confession--I have made several of these canopies and nursing pillow covers--but I'm such a procrastinator that I finished sewing in the nick of time and gave them away before taking pictures!  The mama's I have made these for absolutely use them -- and they stitch together so quickly!

Here is a super easy gift that any new mom would love!  I have made many car seat canopies from this very same tutorial at CLUCK CLUCK SEW--

Nursing Pillow Covers in the baby stores are pricey--why not make one for a favorite mom--It's great to have a cute spare --babies drool, spit--the covers get messy!  Make one to match the baby quilt!  Here's a great tutorial and free pattern download at 

Let's take a look at a few of the fabrics at The Dusty Attic that would work well for these projects!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

New Grab Bags --and a new size, too!

    We've had positive feedback from customers who purchased our Grab Bags this past year!  We have a new design for our original LARGE Bags and NOW we have a SMALL GrabBag!
     We have a 'whole lotta fun' filling each bag with a variety of quilt shop goodness!  No two bags are exactly the same--
"What might be in one of these bags?" you might be thinking--'s a secret...a surprise...but we can tell you it MIGHT contain a little fabric--a little kit--notions--pattern--book...packaged attractively in a little shopping bag with tissue paper--ready for giving as a gift to a friend--or yourself!

The ORIGINAL LARGE GrabBags have a guaranteed value of at least $52 and sell for just $22 They are packaged in a pretty Rose Shopping Bag with a Gift Tag, Ribbon and small charm accent.

The NEW SMALL GrabBags have a guaranteed value of at least $32 and sell for just $15 They are packaged in a fun Butterfly Shopping Bag with a Gift Tag, Ribbon and handmade Flower Pin accent.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Great Gifts from SCRAPS!

Hello Hello!
  Not long ago we shared our own tutorial for a cute MugMat that makes a nice little gift--and before that a tutorial for a covered Belt (we have the belt webbing here at the shop!) 

   Just in time for Mother's Day and Graduations--I found a wonderful Compilation of Gift Ideas at "Flamingo Toes" You should really check this list out! 
A clever idea on the list is this "Hoop Pockets" from Amy Friend at "During Quiet Time" ...And we have a large selection of Embroidery hoops in many sizes here at The Dusty Attic!  Click on the picture below to travel over to "Flamingo Toes" and check out her pics and links to 25 great projects!

Thursday, April 23, 2015


 --Is there a special teacher you'd like to surprise with a little "happy"?  Here are 3 sweet FREE Printables with projects for saying "Thank You" to teachers--(and I think some of the projects fit "Thank You's" for Moms and Dads, too!)   

Just Click on Picture to get printables and see more!

Jen at Four Mars and One Venus offers 2 versions of this "cookie tag".
Jamielyn at i heart naptime has entire project to download!

Keri from shaken together shares a set of Thank You Cards to Download

All three projects I discovered on a wonderful storehouse of ideas called Andrea's Notebook!  This particular list she posted includes the cute printables showcased above--with 47 MORE links to gift ideas (Most very Simple) with FREE Printables that make the gift very fun and special--

to travel to Andrea's Notebook
for MORE great ideas!