Did up a quick feathered fleece for a friend last week and even though I have shown these many times on my blog they are one of my favourite things to quilt! Simple yet so cuddly for a new baby or toddler and they make great gifts.
I purchased 4 yards of ‘pale banana’ fleece from Jo-Ann’s online shop. First time ordering from that site as they have just started shipping to Canada this year. Very please with how fast the fabric arrived and love the quality of this fleece. I use to buy my fleece at Fabricland, a Canadian chain fabric shop, but their poor service at the shops and insulting marketing system has turned me off shopping there. They mark up a fabric worth$10 retail to $20 then make you buy a membership to get 50% off. That has bothered me for a long time now so I decided last year to no longer shop there and haven’t missed going there a bit. Sorry for the mini rant but I’m just wondering if other Canadian quilters feel the same way about that shop or if it is just me? Here is a link to a tutorial I made a few years ago on how to make a feathered fleece throw. http://tamarackshack.blogspot.ca/2010/12/fleece-throw.html
I have been quilting for over 20 years and have turned my passion for quilting into a home business. Tamarack Shack Longarm Quilting opened it's doors January 2009 on the shores of Schist Lake in Northern Manitoba. I have recently moved to Emo, ON and looking forward to discovering all the beauty of the area and meeting new quilters.
This blog is where I share photos of my quilts as well as my clients quilts. I also enjoy dyeing fabric especially snow dyeing as we have snow 6 months of the year. I have thrown in few personal stories about living on the shores of Schist Lake and now I'm ready to explore and share photos of the area around Emo, Ontario as life isn't all about quilting.
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