Thirfty Thursday… In The Pink


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This weeks Thrifty Thursday item is the “In The Pink 2″ table runner.  This cute pink table runner compliments Breast Cancer Month.  The kit includes all the fabric for the top, binding and the pattern.  Finsihed size is 25″ x 63″.  Regualr price is $56.98.  Our Thirfty Thursday price is only $36.98.  Click Here to order.

Meet The Hamel-lites….Linda


LindaLinda has been a “Hamel-lite” for 6 years now.  She works in the office taking care of all the mail orders.  Around the office we refer to her as “Mother”.  If you have placed an order with us online or by phone, Linda would have processed your order.  Since 40 percent of Hamel’s sales come from online and phone orders, you know she is kept busy.

Linda has been quilting and sewing for 48 years.  Her favorite fabric is Moda’s  “Fig Tree”.  Her favorite notion is the “Purple Thang” , because it is such a versatile tool.  The people she works with and the customers are what she likes most about working at Hamels.  “They keep her going”, she says.  It makes sense as her favorite moto is “Keep It Simple”, (See below for full description).  Linda has her own designated sewing studio in her home equipped with a mid arm sewing machine.  She also enjoys cross stitch and embroidery which is why she is often drawn to stitchery quilts.Keep Simple

Tuesday’s Tip With Terry….Sew You Want To Get Organized….. Part Two


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Whether you have a designated sewing area or you set up in another space of your home, organizing your fabric can be a challenge.  Here is a simple gadget that will help conquer that challenge.  A pant hanger will solve your problem.  They are both inexpensive and readily available.  I personally prefer hangers that have a felt lining inside the hanger.  I find this helps to avoid slipping of the fabric.

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Fabric is held in between the hanger and then can be easily stored by hanging them on a closet bar.

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Whether it is a work in progress, your fabric stash or even finished quilt blocks, these hangers are terrific to free up space and keep your fabric and blocks tidy.  Going to a class?  Simply grab the hanger with your class project and away you go.  The advantage to this system is it allows for easy viewing of your fabric and projects.  Less time looking, more time sewing.  Be sure to leave a comment on ways you utilize this system.  We would love to hear from you!