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| 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

Featherweight Shop Monthly Giveaway

Giveaway Is Now Closed! Congratulations to Glenda Hughes from Omaha, NE for Winning This Month's Giveaway! *September Monthly Giveaway Update: We are so excited to share our plans for the special Ric Rac themed September Giveaway! In preparation of next month's giveaway, make sure to snap pictures of all your Ric Rac projects! Starting on Friday, September 25th, submit a picture of your favorite project for a chance to win the September giveaway. More information will be released in September.  Welcome to the August Giveaway! For The Featherweight Shop's monthly giveaway, we have picked a Featherweight Favorite, the Quilter's Pressing...


| 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...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Sew-In at Home with Nathan & Sayley: Memories in the Making

Welcome back to the Sew-In with Nathan and Sayley. As these two talented and adventurous little children have made significant strides in their sewing skills, we have decided to tackle our first quilt together! Little do they know, this is going to be used for Christmas this year, as part of a very special keepsake. We try to make something each year that provides our family with more than just something to hold in our hands, but memories to reminisce on for years to come. Since this is the first real pattern that the kids are working with, I decided...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Penny Postcard: Classic Books & Vintage Bookmarks

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 Tammy Olson

Shop Talk: Thank Heaven for Little Girls Purse by Kristyne Czepuryk

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 created an adorable hand purse for her granddaughter, Scarlet, in this week's Shop Talk. Please join in the fun as we follow along with her!  Shop the 'Thank Heaven for Little Girls'...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Penny Postcard: Cheesy Rolls & Vintage Hair

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 Fireside Chat 5 - May 28th, 2020

Welcome to the Featherweight Fireside Chat #5 hosted on May 28th, 2020 on our Featherweight Shop Facebook page. This week included a special guest, David Werther from Quilter's Connection. We love to gather around the "fireside" and talk about all things Featherweight. Thank you to our Featherweight Friends who were able to join in on the fun, ask questions, and visit around our modern-era way of communicating.  Screw, Gib Hook (R) How to Get Rid of the Moldy Mildew Smell in a Featherweight Case How to Oil Your Singer Featherweight 221How to Clean and Lubricate Gears & MotorsZymol CleanerThread Jam Removal Tool...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Featherweight Fireside Chat 6 - June 4th, 2020

Welcome to the Featherweight Fireside Chat #6 hosted on June 6th, 2020 on our Featherweight Shop Facebook page. We love to gather around the "fireside" and talk about all things Featherweight. Thank you to our Featherweight Friends who were able to join in on the fun, ask questions, and visit around our modern-era way of communicating.  Zymol CleanerDouble Points DayMotor Brush Replacement TutorialSuperbeltThread StandMotor Care & ConversionHow to Wind a Singer Featherweight Bobbin Thread PostFeatherweight Faire