Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy New Year - 2011

Happy New Year - it is hard to believe that 2011 is arriving.  However, for Quilter's Haven that means something very special -- THE ANNUAL NEW YEAR'S DAY SALE!!!!  Yeah!!!

So have a wonderful and safe New Year's Eve.  Then, on New Year's Day join us at Quilter's Haven for the SALE -- here is what will be on special:

FABRIC -- 25 percent of all 1 yard cuts or more of fabric
15 % off Bernina accessories or 25% coupon on 1 item up to $200.00

and the Bernina sale coupon for $100.00 off on everything over $999 is still good on January 1st.

THEN - the New Year's Resolutions will start!  But first - enjoy the SALE!!!!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

Jean and her staff at Quilter's  Haven, Rosemount - wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful Holiday Season.

Quilter's haven will be closing early on Christmas eve and will be closed the weekend of Christmas so that Jean and her employees can enjoy the holiday and their families.


Friday December 24, 2010 -- 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Saturday December 25, 2010 - CLOSED

Sunday December 26, 2010 - CLOSED

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Dear Santa - Help me Thread....

Dear Santa - I have a needle that I want to thread  -- any suggestions?  Kristi

Dear Kristi -- Jean said you MUST have one of the Clover Needle Desk Threaders available in a variety of colors ($14.98).  This is a simple one step operation - you put in your needle, pull the thread in, push a button and presto - needle is threaded!

Jean also mentioned that you might also love "Thread Heaven" once you have the needle threaded - it makes your stitches just glide through the fabric ($5.60)

Jean also mentioned that you and needles don't always get along well - so she is putting a "Nimble Thimble" soft thimble in my bag for you -- available in 3 sizes S-M-L ($4.79)

And, if you purchase any of these items between now and December 31, 2010 - you will get 15 percent off these items.


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Dear Santa -- Scissors are not meant for paper...

Dear Santa - while I was wrapping gifts - someone used my fabric scissors for paper.  Help!  Kristi

Dear Kristi - Jean says that if you purchase any pair of scissors from the notion wall - you will get 15 percent off between now and December 31, 2010!   She has two suggestions for you:

Nifty Notions 4-inch Double Curved Machine Embroidery Scissors ($24.10)

Omnigrid 5 1/2 Fabric Scissors ($17.99)

Of course, you can choose any pair of scissors you want!  And, Jean said to remind you that had you not let your 4 year old near your scissors and wrapping paper -- or did you just want a new pair of scissors!!!


Kristi adds - here is a cool internet article on 
Choosing, Using and Caring for your Scissors:

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Dear Santa Pins...and needles...

Dear Santa - Christmas is only a few days away - and I am on pins and needles with the excitement of the event ---Kristi

Dear Kristi - Jean has pins and needles for everyone!   If you purchase any pin or needle item on the notions wall between now and December 31, 2010 you will get 15 percent off!!

Here are some suggestions:
Clover Fork Pins ($9.50)

Clover Flower Head Pins (Boxed) ($12.00)

Clover Patchwork Pins - Fine ($8.25)

Merry Christmas - Santa

Monday, December 20, 2010

Dear Santa - The Christmas Goose

Dear Santa - I don't want to cook a Christmas Goose - but I like Flying Geese....Kristi

Dear Kristi -- Santa and Jean are bringing you a RULER you will love - the Flying Geese x4 No Math Ruler ($19.95).  Jean says she knows you will really love this ruler - and it will help you with the sample that she gave you to make for the shop last week...she says she can hardly wait to see hanging in her store...soon...hint, hint....


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Dear Santa - I want to Quilt

Dear Santa - I love machine quilting.  What do you have in your bag for me?  Kristi

Dear Kristi -- Jean has stocked my bag with 2 great items for you....

The Free Motion Supreme Slider is an 8 x 11 1/2 inch sheet of 100 percent Teflon with a friction top to make that dreaded quilt drag disappear.  It has a new self sticking bottom that grips and is easy to remove.  It fits any machine and can be trimmed with scissors.  ($27.95).  And, she said every quilter needs a pair of "Machingers" gloves available in S/M or M/L ($8.00).

And, Jean said that I should remind everyone that if you mention the "Dear Santa" blog and you are buying one of these items between now and December 31, 2010 you will get 15 percent off of these items!


Saturday, December 18, 2010

Dear Santa - Bag Making

Dear Santa -- I LOVE making bags - and, in fact, Jean and I are talking about a "Bag of the Month" for 2011....I would love anything that might help in making totes and bags....Kristi

Dear Kristi - I walked into Quilter's Haven and Jean handed me 3 items she said she knew you would LOVE (in fact, one of those items she said you and she had found it at market together) --

Yes, the "Box-It" Bag Bottom Ruler ($19.00).   This handy little ruler allows you to measure the sides of your bags for perfectly even sides/gussets.  There is a slot you can insert your fabric in and then a grid to measure the side of your bag, mark it and sew it - then do it on the other side.  She said you would love it!

Then, Jean said she added two of what she already knows you LOVE using in making bags:
Scrap-bag Magnetic Snaps (available in two sizes) ($4.50) and Ghees Handbag Feet ($4.00) -- Jean said she knows there is hardly a bag that you make that you don't use (usually both) of these in!  Enjoy!

She also said that to punch the holes in the bag bottom to insert the feet or for the spot to insert the snap - you will LOVE the Clover Straight Tailor's Awl...


PS - And, anyone who comes into Quilter's Haven and buys any of these three items between now and December 31, 2010 gets 15 percent off if you mention the Dear Santa blog!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Dear Santa - Little Wallet

Dear Santa - I want to make a Little Wallet for Christmas - what can you bring me?  Kristi

Dear Kristi -- I stopped by Quilter's Haven today and here is what you will be getting  (oh, and anyone else stopping by Quilter's Haven between today and December 31st will get 15 percent off these two items)

First, I am getting you the Valorie Wells "Little Wallet" pattern ($3.00)

And, second for the snap - you are getting the SnapSetter Tool -- I chose purple for you because it is your favorite (Jean knew that).  Hey - Jean even mentioned when you find out how much you love it - she can order additional snaps, the tool adapter for other sizes and even a small hammer for you!
Enjoy - and looking forward to seeing your finished Little Wallet!!


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Dear Santa - Sidehopper Jump Stitch Scissors

Last week I was in the shop and looking over the notion's wall at Quilter's Haven.  I saw this funny looking little thing for lack of a better word in a package and immediately said to Jean "what is this?"  She said it is one little awesome tool -- it is a little scissors that lets you cut jump stitches for embroidery - or at least that is what it is intended to do.  The cost is $18.95.

I decided to give it a try - I love new things.  

Okay - this is the coolest little thing.  I took it out of the package and was just amazed at it.  First of all, this little puppy is sharp - and pointy.  Keep the cover on the tip or you will have a sweet little puncture in your bag or project or pocket or wherever you put it.    I tried it out on some machine embroidery - and it is slick.  Okay - but here is where I am really using it.  I am working on binding a quilt - and it is just great as a little thread snip.   I am starting an embroidery project and it will be perfect.

If you think you have everything there is related to quilting but you don't have one of these -- you need one. I give it a thumb and forefinger up (which is really how you use it....).

Here is the Santa deal of the day --- if you buy one of these from Quilter's Haven between today and December 31st and mention the blog deal - you will get 15 percent off on the Sidehopper Jump Stitch Scissors.    These are perfect gifts, stocking stuffers.

This Santa loves hers!!!

Monday, December 6, 2010



Monday December 6, 2010 - Sunday December 12, 2010

Quilter's Haven has moved and is celebrating our new location with sales and specials all week long during the first week of December!  There will be specials that will run all week long and also daily specials during this special event and sale!  Come and enjoy our new space and celebrate with us!

Monday, December 6, 2010 -  Fat Quarters - Buy 3 get 1 Free

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 - All Books and Patterns 15% off

Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - All notions 15% off

Thursday, December 9, 2010 - Tutto and "Go" bags 15% off and Bernina tote and machine cases 25 percent off  (in stock only)

Friday, December 10, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010 and
Sunday, December 12, 2010

$50 purchase = 1 free yard of fabric of your choice (up to a $10.00 value)
Kits 10% off (in stock only)
Thread and Buttons 10% off

SAMPLE SALE --- December 6, 2010 - December 12, 2010

Stop in this Week - Celebrate and SAVE!!!