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| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

National Quilting Month Weekly Giveaway

CONGRATULATIONS SUSAN MALONE FROM NEW ORLEANS FOR WINNING THE FIRST WEEKLY NATIONAL QUILTING MONTH GIVEAWAY! Welcome to the National Quilting Month Weekly Giveaway at The Featherweight Shop! Each week, we will be giving away a new Featherweight Favorite in honor of National Quilting Month! The weekly giveaway will begin on Friday and end on Sunday. The winner will be announced on Monday! For the first National Quilting Month Weekly Giveaway, we have picked a Featherweight Favorite, Lori Holt Flea Market Fat Quarter Bundle!  This Fat Quarter precut bundle includes 42 pieces from the Flea Market collection by Lori Holt of Bee...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Featherweight Shop Monthly Giveaway

💖 Congratulations to the February Giveaway Winner: Helene Christensen! 💖 Welcome to the February Giveaway! For The Featherweight Shop's monthly giveaway, we have picked a Featherweight Favorite, Lori Holt's Prim 12-Month Quilt Calendar!  This darling calendar features blocks from Lori Holt's Prim quilt sew along!  Enter to win the Lori holt Prim 12-Month Quilt Calendar this Friday, February 26th at 12:00 am through Sunday, February 28th at 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time! The winner will be picked and announced on Monday, March 1st!     


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Restore Along: Featherweight Case 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 Tammy Olson

Featherweight Review: Catch-All Cutie Sewing Organizer

Welcome to the Featherweight Review blog: Catch-All Cutie Sewing Organizer with Tammy! We fell in love with this cutie when one of the girls in the office brought hers in for show and tell. We went right to work coordinating two pretty little kits to share with you so you could make your own! This nifty little organizer can be zipped up and carried along wherever you go! Products Used in the Catch-All Cutie Sewing Organizer Project:Aurifil Thread 50wt CottonSteam Iron - Nifty Notions Travel SizeQuilter's Pressing Fleece, 12" x 18" - 100% Wool Quilt Basting Spray from June TailorSewline Air Erasable ROLLER...


| Posted by Jamilyn Turner

Shop Talk: A Simple Guide to Quilt Batting with Jamie

When I first started quilting, I really didn’t know much about batting. I had just finished the top of my very first quilt and was excited to set out to purchase what was needed for the inner layer. I went to my local box store and picked up a bag of polyester batting. At the time, I didn’t know that there was any other batting types available, but I sewed my quilt, hand quilted it myself and gave it to a friend who was moving away. I wasn’t sure why it didn’t look like the quilts I had seen elsewhere as mine was “fluffier” than...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Coming Up Next at The Featherweight Shop!

March 2021 Featherweight Faire: Tuesday, March 2nd. At 8 am PST an new selection of hand picked, fully reconditioned Singer Featherweights will become available for purchase. Preview collection here. Double Points Day: Tuesday, March 9th. Earn Double the rewards, all day long! Don't forget, you must be part of the Featherweight Sewciety Rewards Program to take part in the fun! 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!


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

The Featherweight Shop Staff: Lou

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: Lou, one of our Customer Service gals at The Featherweight Shop. Shop The Featherweight Stitches Embroidery Quilt Block HERE! Lou has been working at The Featherweight Shop since 2018. She brings a certain spark to every conversation. If you are lucky enough to...


| Posted by Tammy Olson

Getting to Know The Featherweight Shop Staff: Wendy

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 a couple of their "shop favorites!"Introducing: Wendy Graves, The Featherweight Shop's Administrator. Favorite Products: Needle Threader, SUPER EASY Machine Needle Inserter & Threader Cutting Ruler SET, Square CREATIVE GRIDS - 2.5", 3.5", 4.5", 5.5" & 6.5" with Self-Grips Wendy is the Featherweight Shop’s Administrator. Affectionately called the Chaos...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Sew-In at Home: Learning From Our Mistakes!

Before we started this project, the kids and I were very undecided if we were able to handle such a huge undertaking. None of us really knew how to sew that well, or how to assemble a quilt for that matter. But, we knew that this year was one that has brought a lot of new experiences into our lives! So, why not go big - and we meant BIG (and at the time did not really understand just how big of a quilt it was.) Understanding that we were going to have a lot of roadblocks, and hiccups, we...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Sew-In at Home: A Christmas Quilt

Welcome back to the Sew-In with Nathan and Sayley! The Christmas Quilt is FINISHED! Thank you all so much for following along on our journey as we learned all about quilting and explored the joys and easy companionship that come along with this timeless craft. The Sew-In started while Nathan and Sayley were spending countless hours at home from school this last year. Even during difficult times, I believe that learning and family time keep 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...


| 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’s 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. – 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

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

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

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...


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