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| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Getting to Know The Featherweight Shop Staff: Wendy Jo

Part of what makes The Featherweight Shop so special are the wonderful people who work here. From the newly introduced to quilting, to the seasoned quilting veterans, each person brings a certain quality that creates a harmonious team and shop! We are delighted to share each of our members with you, along with one of their "shop favorites!" Introducing: Wendy Jo, who has been working at The Featherweight Shop since 2019! Product favorite: Square CREATIVE GRIDS RULER SET of 5 - 2.5", 3.5", 4.5", 5.5" & 6.5" with Self-Grips One of the first items Wendy Jo purchased when she started...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Featherweight Shop Monthly Giveaway

Welcome to the October Giveaway! For The Featherweight Shop's monthly giveaway, we have picked a Featherweight Favorite, Sterling Silver Bobbin Earrings!   A very talented silversmith is now designing Singer Featherweight jewelry for our customers, including these sterling silver little bobbins.  Aren't they cute!? Each earring weighs about a gram and measures about 3/8 inch. Enter to win the Sterling Silver Bobbin Earrings this Friday, October 23rd at 12:00 am  through Sunday, October 25th at 11:59 pm Pacific Daylight Time! The winner will be picked and announced on Monday, October 26th!     


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Sew-In at Home: Thread Jams, Skipped Stitches, and Completed Blocks!

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: Sweet Tart Zippered Pouch

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! ***** Tammy, our Shop Talk project maker, is recounting her process of creating this cheerful Sweet Tart Pouch! Sweet Tart Zippered Pouch Kit    Pattern, Sweet Tart Pouch Only The first step was to...


| 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 Ashley Fritsche

Coming Up Next at The Featherweight Shop!

October & November 2020 Shop Talk: Special Wednesdays. Highlights from The Featherweight Shop staff sharing Featherweight projects, family recipes, organizational tips, and more! This is our local "chit chat" from around the table. Read Shop Talk here! Monthly Giveaway:¬†October 23rd - 25th. The last weekend of every month, The Featherweight Shop gives away one of our Featherweight Favorites! Stay tuned for more information. ÔĽŅNO Featherweight Faire in November Featherweight Friday: Friday, November 6th, 2020¬†The first Friday of each month marks a new lesson in the schoolhouse! Double Points Day: Tuesday, November 10th, 2020¬†Stop by on the second Tuesday of the...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Sew-In With Nathan & Sayley: Sewing Mends the Soul

Welcome back to the Sew-In with Nathan and Sayley! The Sew-In started while Nathan and Sayley were spending countless hours at home due to the COVID pandemic. While these are unsettling times, 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...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Penny Postcard: Antique Store Find

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

Shop Talk: Tammy's Dilly Beans

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! ***** As the leaves are starting to change color during this gorgeous time of year, the vegetables are also ripe for harvest. The gardens have been tediously tended through the spring and summer, and...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Stitching With A Piece of Art

Needles are the tools that weave the strands of beautiful cross-points, embroider delicate designs, mend favorite stuffed animals of our children, and much more. These timeless designs are made possible by the tools that are expertly crafted by artisans that have perfected their skills after years upon years of practice. The Tulip Needle Company's tradition of producing extraordinary sewing needles while honoring their founder's legacy of creating high quality needles that are reliable and easy to use.   History of the Hiroshima Needle Located in the beautiful mountainside of Japan's Hiroshima region, Kake, is Tulip's needle making factory. Accounting for over...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Stitch Along: The Final Stitches

 Review Last Month's Stitch Along Here! 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...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Penny Postcard: Summer Swimming and Baby Quilts

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

Sew-In at Home With Nathan and Sayley: Sewing Their First Holiday Square

Welcome back to the Sew-In with Nathan and Sayley! The Sew-In started while Nathan and Sayley were spending countless hours at home due to the COVID pandemic. While these are quite uncertain times, 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) *****...


| Posted by Tammy Olson

Shop Talk: Sew Organized

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! ***** Tammy is back at her organizational charm in this week's Shop Talk! She is walking us through her Sew Organized project with beautifully explained directions and pictures. Shop the Sew Organized Kit here...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Penny Postcard: Huckleberry Picking with Papa

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

Shop Talk: Jamie's Texas Big Mouth Cookies

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! ***** Jamie's love for her birthplace of Texas is shown with her Texas Big Mouth Cookies. She has updated the cookie recipe to be more healthy. Jamie is known at The Featherweight Shop for her vivacious...


| Posted by April Henry

Penny Postcard: Old Record Player & Ballroom Dancing

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 in Cross Stitch - Outlining

Review Last Month's Stitch Along Here! 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...


| Posted by April Henry

Shop Talk: Fabric Nook

Continuing with our Fabric Nook organizational process, we wanted to bring you some more photos and a few more details as we worked through additional fabric and notions. There were still a few kits to sort through, fabric bundles, yardage and bags of various scraps.  Kits were designated as either still worthy to keep or pass along and the bundles, yardage and scraps were sorted into two areas:  Subcut or Keep As Is (for future borders, backing, binding etc.) Stacked bins on the left are mostly filled with large scraps to be subcut.  Fabric in the large pale pink baskets were also...