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| Posted by Tammy Olson

The Merry Mug Mat Tutorial

Shop the Merry Mug Mat Kit HERE Christmas is coming! It will be here sooner than we know! It’s time to begin sewing Merry Mug Mats for when family comes to visit during the holiday season! The children, grandchildren and even aunts and uncles will enjoy having a cup of coffee or hot cocoa and a cookie or two on these cheery mats. They are just big enough to use and keep the mess at a minimum- which gives you more time to sew Christmas presents on your Featherweight!Product list for Merry Mug Mats:Merry Mug Mat KitSew Handy Sticker Set...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Featherweight Shop Monthly Giveaway

Congratulations to the September Giveaway Winner: Kathryn Moss from Charlotte, NC! Welcome to the September Giveaway! For The Featherweight Shop's monthly giveaway, we have picked the Featherweight Favorites: Featherweight Puzzle, Lime Green Spool Pin Doily, Pumpkins & Blossoms Charm Pack and Riley Gray Chunky Thread! Enter to win the Special Giveaway this Friday, September 24th at 12:00 am through Sunday, September 26th at 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time! The winner will be picked and announced on Monday, September 27th!


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Christmas in July Giveaway

CONGRATULATIONS TO RUTH WILLIAMS FROM THE VILLAGES, FLORIDA! The Christmas in July Giveaway is now closed. We will see you all at the end of August for our monthly Featherweight Shop Giveaway! You can find out more HERE!Welcome to the Special Edition Christmas in July Giveaway! For The Featherweight Shop's giveaway this month, a festive flair adorns this special prize. Enter to win Santa's bag full of Featherweight goodies from Thursday, July 29th at 12:00 am through Sunday, August 1st at 11:59 pm Pacific Time! One lucky winner will be picked and announced on Monday, August 2nd! See what's inside Santa's...


| Posted by Tammy Olson

Vintage Christmas Hot Pads

Shop the Vintage Christmas Hotpad Kit HERE Product list: Hot pad kit Aurifil Thread 50wt Cotton - 1300 Meter Spool Walking Foot, Even Feed Insul-bright Glass Head Pins, Blue Super Fine Cutting Ruler, QUILTER'S SELECT 2 1/2" x 12" (Non-Slip Coating) Rotary Cutter, OLFA Deluxe Ergonomic 45 mm - PACIFIC BLUE Cutting Mat, 12" x 18" Lori Holt Cute Cuts Reversible (Green & Blue) Nifty Needles, Color-Coded - By Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet MINI Wonder Clips, Bag of 20 ct. Assorted Colors  Directions for how to turn the quilt block into a hot pad: Gather your collection...


| Posted by Tammy Olson

One-Yard Apron by Lori Holt

  July 4th is coming right up! And…did you know it’s only six months til Christmas! Sounds like a great time to whip up a few aprons for you and your helpers to wear while you make 4th of July picnic fixins and then again while you create that festive Christmas dinner in December! Shop the One-Yard Apron Kit HERE Products Used:FabricRic RacOlfa Rotary Cutter12" x 18" Reversible Cutting MatMary Ellen's Best Press SprayMini-IronQuilter's Pressing FleeceGlass Head PinsThread-O-Stat Thread Grabber The first apron I chose to make was the "Gift of Sparkle". I laid out the fabric and the ric...


| Posted by Tammy Olson

Sew a Fun and Easy Fabric Basket on Your Featherweight!

Here is a fabric basket pattern that is cute, fast, and easy to make! You might even want to whip one or more up for Easter this Sunday! It is a fun pattern by Pink Penguin! You can use them as gift bags for everything from Easter treats, baby supplies or sweet gifts for a friend’s birthday…or keep one yourself for all those extra little items that need a home in your sewing room!Products Used:Mini Charm Pack - Sunday Stroll by Bonnie & CamilleFeatherweight Accurate Seam Square & Seam GuideOlfa Rotary Cutter12" x 18" Lori Holt Reversible Cutting MatQuilt Basting SpraySewline Water Erasable...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Sew Along Part 1: Sweet Trellis Mini Quilt Skill Builder

Guest Blogger: Sarah Baker Welcome to The Featherweight Shop Sew Along: Sweet Trellis Mini Quilt Skill Builder! Whether you’re a newcomer to quilting or a seasoned seamstress, each new project with your Featherweight offers a chance to learn something new or practice something familiar. Shop the Sweet Trellis Mini Quilt Kit HERE Today, we begin the Sweet Trellis Mini Quilt Skill Builder with guest blogger, Sarah Baker, from Omaha, Nebraska. Sarah crossed paths with The Featherweight Shop in 2018 when she attended her first Featherweight Maintenance Retreat at the Missouri Star Quilt Company. She is a gifted teacher - from her years in the...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Featherweight Case Restore Along Part 1: Welcome to the Restoration!

Welcome to Part 1 of the Featherweight Case Restore Along! Today, Annette walks us through removing the old tolex, as well as what the finished product looks like! Earlier this year, we were overjoyed to cross paths with delightful Annette on our Singer Featherweight 221 & 222 Facebook Group, showcasing one of her beautiful Featherweight Case Restorations.  We invited her to participate in a Restore Along series. She was kind enough to create a very informative journey of her restorative process.  This will be so enjoyable to follow along!Products Used in Today's Case Restoration Part 1: White Vinegar Tray for White Vinegar Putty Knife Razor Knife Microfiber Cloth...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Shop Talk: Burl's Steamed Onion Recipe

Burl Thompson is the Tech Department Manager here at The Featherweight Shop! He is hardworking, smart and a loving husband and father. On his down time, he enjoys cooking, designing their house they are building and cutting down trees on their 20 acre farm. With a variety of animals, he says his ducks make him the happiest! Today, he shares with us one of his favorite recipes. ¬† Steamed Onion Recipe Peel the number of onions desired. Cut the tops off but not the bottom root part. Score the onions close to the root to make ‚Äúpetals‚ÄĚ. (I did four...


| Posted by Tammy Olson

Swell and Sweet Christmas Santa Pillow and Toweling

Christmas is such a wonderful time of year at the Featherweight Shop!¬†¬†There are so many things to do and prepare that it feels like we are working in Santa‚Äôs Shop and we are his elves! Shop Giant Santa Pillow Cover Kit HERE! Products Used:Swell & Sweet Christmas Fabric Panel¬†- 24" x 44"Glass Head Pins, Blue Super FineRotary Cutter, Deluxe Ergonomic - 45 mmWonder Clips, LARGE BAG of 100 ct. ‚Äď RedAurifil Thread 50wt Cotton - 1300 Meter Spool3/4" Inch RIC RAC by Riley Blake - BLACK (sold by the yard)Scissors, Thread SnipsHand Crank PinkerTowelingNifty Needles for Binding - Color-Coded, by...



| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Sew-In at Home: A Holiday Quilt Adorned with "Coping" [Sashing] Strips

Welcome back to the Sew-In with Nathan and Sayley! I believe that learning and family time keeps the children grounded. The "sewing" days are my favorite as we spend hours talking, laughing, learning, and sewing. So many memories are being made as well as skills that will last a lifetime! Thanks for tuning in to the Sew-In with Nathan and Sayley.Sew-In Family: Nathan (11), Sayley (8), Mom (Ashley, The Featherweight Shop Marketing Director) ***** Supplies: Cinnaberry by 3 Sisters for Moda Fabric Pattern, Miss Rosies Quilt Co. Cake Mix Recipe #4 Aurfil Thread - Dove Grey Featherweight Thread Post Featherweight...


| Posted by Tammy Olson

Shop Talk: "Something for Everyone" Christmas Stocking by Kristyne Czepuryk, Pretty by Hand

  With the holidays right around the corner, I wanted to make three fun and unique stockings! These will be so festive hung by the fireplace in hopes of being filled with stocking stuffers and goodies on Christmas morning! KITS AVAILABLE HERE   Products Used: Mini Wonder Clips Quilt Basting Spray Glass Head Pins, Super Fine Two-Point Turner Sewline Air Erasable Roller Ball Pen Mini Charm Pack ,(Deer Christmas by Urban Chiks for Moda)    I began creating the first stocking using a mini charm pack from Deer Christmas by Urban Chiks for Moda,  and sewed it all together in a...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Penny Postcard: My Dear Brother's Wedding!

We would like you to meet Penny Carter, a 12-year-old little girl living in the countryside of Idaho, who writes postcards to her dearest grandmother, Betty Richards, from Auburn, Washington. An old-fashioned girl at heart, Penny is learning to sew, crochet, knit, embroider, and many other needle crafts with her Mama. Her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Carter, own a small sewing machine shop, which allows Penny the privilege of playing with remnants and extra samples her Mama brings home. She also likes to bake and scrapbook and will write of these experiences to her grandma, who lives several hundred miles...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Penny Postcard: Huckleberry Pies with Grandma!

We would like you to meet Penny Carter, a 12-year-old little girl living in the countryside of Idaho, who writes postcards to her dearest grandmother, Betty Richards, from Auburn, Washington. An old-fashioned girl at heart, Penny is learning to sew, crochet, knit, embroider, and many other needle crafts with her Mama. Her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Carter, own a small sewing machine shop, which allows Penny the privilege of playing with remnants and extra samples her Mama brings home. She also likes to bake and scrapbook and will write of these experiences to her grandma, who lives several hundred miles...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Shop Talk: Our Favorite French Toast

Welcome back to Shop Talk here at The Featherweight Shop! We love our local chit chat with staff, gathering around the dinette table so-to-speak (because that is what we have!) and sharing with one another. In these segments, we exchange patterns, recipes, organizational ideas, history quips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! ***** Hello! Thank you for joining me, Ashley, in my kitchen today! I am the Marketing Director here at The Featherweight Shop, and LOVE spending time baking and cooking, especially with help of my...


| Posted by April Henry

Shop Talk: Fabric Nook Organization Continues...

The shelves of solids have been more of an annoyance to me than anything over the past two or three years.  There are times one needs a solid for this small project or that small project, but generally, solids are needed in quilts as backgrounds or binding.  This takes more yardage than what I mostly have available in this little stash.  What do you do with your small solid fabric stash?  For now, it needed organizing and eliminating the fabric that was truly unnecessary.   Pulling it all off the shelves and sorting by color was the first task. The...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Penny Postcard: Schooltime

We would like you to meet Penny Carter, a 12-year-old little girl living in the countryside of Idaho, who writes weekly postcards to her dearest grandmother, Betty Richards, from Auburn, Washington. An old-fashioned girl at heart, Penny is learning to sew, crochet, knit, embroider, and many other needle crafts with her Mama. Her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Carter, own a small sewing machine shop, which allows Penny the privilege of playing with remnants and extra samples her Mama brings home. She also likes to bake and scrapbook and will write of these experiences to her grandma, who lives several hundred...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Featherweight Finale: Framing the Cross Stitch

Supplies Featherweight Cross-Stitch Kit (with 14 count Aida Cloth) - If it is sold out, you can sign up for the in stock notification at product link, and you will be notified as soon as we have more kits available.  4-inch or 6-incch Embroidery Hoop Embroidery Scissors Hand-sewing needles in various sizes Already have the supplies on hand? Printed Pattern only is available here.  Advanced in Cross-Stitch Skill? The 28-count Cashel Kit is available here or the Belfast Linen 32-count Kit is available here.  The Beekeeper Thread Minder by Lori Holt Need more floss colors for your Cross-Stitch repertoire?  This Bee Basics 20 Spool Set is super handy to have for...


| Posted by April Henry

Shop Talk: Featherweight Sewing Machine Mat & Cover

For a few years now, I have been wanting to make the sewing machine mat and cover that is featured in Lori Holt's book Quilty Fun.  So, when she recently released her new Prim fabric line, I thought it was the perfect time to make this for our little sewing studio (as well as for me to use when I go on any sewing retreats!)  It was an enjoyable project, and the fabrics came together so beautifully, that we decided to offer this as a kit, available to order here.  The kit does include the Quilty Fun pattern book which,...


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