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| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Shop Talk: Sweet Potato Cauliflower Soup

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: 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,...


| 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 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

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

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 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

Shop Talk: Lori's Blueberry Scones

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! **** Lori made the most delicious blueberry scones for one of The Featherweight Shop birthday celebrations! We were all so delighted with how these scrumptious treats turned out, we all wanted the recipe! Lori...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Shop Talk: Romantic Versatile Clutch

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! ****  Supplies: 1. Kit, Romantic Versatile Clutch 2. Quilt Basting Spray from June Tailor 3. Seam Ripper 4. Washi Tape 5. Needle 6. Glass Head Pins 7. Iron Welcome back to Shop Talk! This week,...


| Posted by April Henry

SHOP TALK: Using Leftover Scraps

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! **** What paint is to the painter, fabric is to the quilter.  Every single fabric print is like a new color to the quilter's palette, with each one being unique for making many, many quilts.  But,...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

SHOP TALK: Best Meatballs Ever

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, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! **** These meatballs are always a cause for excitement in Ashley's house. Usually, she will go to the store with her son, Nathan (who goes a bit nutty over these savory treats) and...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

SHOP TALK: April's Closet Organization Tips

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, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! **** Welcome back to the organization of April's fabric nook! If you are just joining us, you can catch up on our last installment here: Tips to Keep Our Fabric Nook Organized. ...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

SHOP TALK: Organizing the Home

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, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! **** We are cleaning out more areas of the home, bringing order to the disorderly. A few items came to our attention for their ingenuity! Extra cords and papers are two items that...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

SHOP TALK: Tasty Grain & Dairy Free Tacos

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, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! **** Today's delicious chicken taco recipe comes from Reannon Rose here at The Featherweight Shop! These tacos are the best of both worlds - dairy/grain free and great taste. Reannon is an...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

SHOP TALK: Featherweight Faceplate Cover

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, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! **** Today, we are looking at a pretty little Featherweight Faceplate Cover that attaches to the front of the machine. This darling project is incredibly easy to make and helps to protect your...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

SHOP TALK: May Gardening To-Do List by Region

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, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! **** May is on the edge of summer! Depending on your region, it is essential to check off the "to-do" list for the garden! Some areas are already reaching scorching temperatures, while other...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

SHOP TALK: Creative Bobbin Storage Ideas

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, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! **** Bobbins, bobbins, bobbins, we all love bobbins! As we wind our bobbins, we need to store them and keep them organized. This makes finding our favorite threads much more simple for...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

SHOP TALK: Memorial Day Pie

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, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! **** Pie! Pie! Pie! Who doesn't love pie? Growing up, blueberry was my all-time favorite pie that I could never get enough of! As you can tell from the picture below, from...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

SHOP TALK: Summer Tote Bag

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, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! ****   Summer is right around the corner, and that means time playing in the sun, sand, and more. As we enjoy ourselves during these sunny days, accessories, such as summer tote...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

SHOP TALK: Deer Proofing You Yard

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, gardening tips, crafty projects, and smiles about learning an old-fashioned way of doing things. Shop Talk is the fun tidbits of news! ****     Our plants and bushes are growing beautifully in our yards after giving them tender loving care, but we are not the only ones who are noticing! The local deer...