2211 St. Joseph Boulevard
Orleans, Ontario
K1C 7C5

Autumn is in the air -- we move indoors, priorities shift, routines become re-established. Time to assess the "Need to Do" and "Want to Do" lists, ideally with more emphasis on the latter, and time to acknowledge the upcoming Christmas crunch.

We're here to help with all of that. If you have out-of-date UFO's hanging around, we have the perfect fabrics to give them a lift and inspire you to finish; if you're looking for new projects, boy, do we have some awesome ideas for you! And Christmas will be a piece of fruitcake if you start on your gifts now -- take a look at some of the quilt-as-you-go classes, and check off your list. 

Yes, there's lots to look forward to, so we hope to see you soon!

Leslie, Val, Tamara, Amy, Valerie, Paulette and Rachel


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A proper sewing machine cabinet (or cutting table, or storage unit) can do wonders for your psyche, as well as your back. If you need to improve the comfort and efficiency of your sewing studio, take advantage of our November Cabinet Sale and make things right. For the entire month, from November 1 through November 30, you will get 20% off all furniture purchases*!

Visit the Kangaroo and Pfaff web sites to see all of the options available to make your sewing life more comfortable, then visit us to make it happen. 
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Remember, if your furniture isn’t working for you, it’s working against you!

*Cabinets, drawer units, cutting tables and chairs, from both Kangaroo and Inspira, are all included in the sale. Units come ready-to-assemble. We will place a single order for sale cabinets at the end of November, for delivery to the store in early to mid-December. A 50% deposit is required to secure the sale price. Financing is available, too, at really attractive rates. How does no payment, no interest for 3 months sound? Or 6 months equal payments? See us for details.

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Season to Celebrate

Pfaff is celebrating its 155th anniversary this year, and they're bringing the party home to you!

Of special note:

  • Pfaff has produced a special limited-edition ambition 155 in a beautiful blue;
  • both the expression 3.5 and quilt expression 4.2 come with a FREE Crafty floor table (valued at $395). Out of the goodness of our own hearts, we've extended this offer to the performance 5.2, as well!
  • Great financing packages are available on all machine and cabinet purchases over $500. We can offer a variety of very attractive payment plans suited to your needs, so please see us to discuss your options.

The annual Pfaff Fall Flyer is in effect from November 3 till December 24 this year, with best prices of the season!

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PFAFF creative icon!

This machine has to be seen to be believed, and even after you've seen it, you won't believe it!

We met it at its launch in early October, and we were blown away by its size, its features, and its overall awesomeness. Take a look at www.pfaffcreativeicon.com for an enticing overview of the machine and all that it can do. Then come in to see us -- we have the icon on display and we would love to show it off!
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Sewing vs Driving!

The new Pfaff creative icon sewing and embroidery machine is a truly remarkable, state-of-the-art piece of engineering. And, of course, this kind of quality comes at a significant cost. When the price of the icon is mentioned, the most frequent comment we hear is “I could buy a car for that!”, which is true if you aren’t too fussy about the model.

However, there are many reasons why you should put your money into an icon instead of a vehicle. As a public service, we have listed some of them here:

  1. The icon has a much tinier carbon footprint than a car. It runs on thread, not gas.
  2. You can drink while driving the icon. Or text. Or watch Netflix.
  3. You can put your pedal to the metal and not get a speeding ticket.
  4. The icon does not require snow tires or antifreeze. And it will never get stuck in a snowbank.
  5. No one expects you to drive them anywhere, or pick up groceries, with the icon.
  6. You can convert your garage into a fabric vault or sewing studio, as nature intended.
  7. Can a car embroider?
  8. Rush hour will take on a whole new meaning, where “rush” refers to exhilaration.
  9. You don’t have to parallel park the icon.
  10. No seatbelts, airbags, or child restraints required. The icon’s safety record is impeccable.
  11. You can’t make Christmas presents in a car. Only pollution.
  12. The icon will take you anywhere your imagination and creativity lead you.

You’re welcome. Have fun with your new Pfaff creative icon!!

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Once you see how wonderful it is to sew in a cabinet, you don't want to give up the extra support when you go to class or the cottage. Now you can keep the comfort with a Sew Steady acrylic extension table at a special holiday price!

Until December 14*, we're offering the large (18" x 24") table with a carrying bag and shine kit for only $179! That's a savings of $75!

*To take advantage of this special price, pre-payment is required by December 14, 2017, and we'll need your machine make and model number. Christmas delivery is highly unlikely, but we'll see!

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Sometimes even Santa needs a little help with finding the perfect gift for, say, a quilter, such as yourself, for example. If you have some ideas that might give him a hand, just let us know and we'll pass them along to the appropriate visitors to our shop.

And remember, your wish list isn't just for Christmas. It works just as well for birthdays, anniversaries, Mother's Day ...

We're happy to help!
Wish List

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There are still a few spots available in our upcoming classes with very special guest teacher, Kathy Wylie. Kathy is an award-winning quilter, author, and pattern designer, and she's an outstanding teacher, too. Her classes are always a treat!

Cutwork Snowflakes is being held on Wednesday, November 15 from 10:00 until 4:00, while Captivating Clamshells is scheduled for Friday, November 17 from 10:00 until 4:00. Both offer technique-oriented projects that will be truly addictive!

See our classes page for pictures and details, then call us to register.
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Now that we're into November, we're allowed to bring back our 2017 Row by Row row, This Way and That, for purchase.

Kits, which include the pattern and all fabric necessary for the top and binding, are available for $18.99. If you want only the pattern, we have it for $9.99. We're also happy to mail these items to you for an additional postage fee. Just call us to arrange.
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Sometimes the deals come along when the budget isn't quite ready. Did you know there are several financing options which are always available to help you in the short or longer term?

3 Months No Payment, No Interest is always a great solution because it comes at no extra cost and is available on all machines over $500.
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If you prefer Equal Payments, there are two plans from which to choose: 48 months or 60 months, each at a cost of just 8.9%. These plans are available for all machines costing over $2000.

Interested? Just ask us for details. The process is simple and will put a machine in your sewing room right when you need it.

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Val's Classroom

As we've noted, the kids are all back at school, so why not take a page from their textbooks?
Our fall schedule is full of great classes that will help you master new techniques, make new friends, and create some terrific projects. We even include recess!

Take a look at the class schedule here.



Carting your machine back and forth to classes can be a pain -- literally. Lighten the load with Pfaff's fabulous little passport 3.0!

Weighing just over 6 kg, it's lightweight and compact, making it a perfect travel machine. But that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice features -- the passport has Pfaff's famous IDT dual-feed system, 100 stitches, full electronic functions, built-in thread snips, and it takes all of your standard Pfaff feet.

Add the extension table (which travels in its own bag, securely attached to the machine's hard carrying case), and your passport 3.0 can take you anywhere you want to go!
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Often*, when you attend a class at Quilty Pleasures, you have the option of borrowing a classroom machine instead of bringing your own. This not only makes travelling to class easier for you, it also allows you to see what's new in the world of machines.

We are pleased to announce that you now have the choice of two machines to use in the classroom:

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The Pfaff expression 3.5 offers lots of light, lots of throat area, and the incomparable IDT dual-feed system. From the middle of the hugely popular expression series, it has all the features you'll learn to love while being user-friendly and amazingly easy to operate.
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The Janome MC9400 is a top-of-the-line machine with all the bells and whistles (and yet it's surprisingly quiet). Full-featured with touch-screen navigation, this machine will spoil you for anything else.


Just advise us at the time you register for a class, and we'll make sure to have a machine ready for you.

*Because of the amount of homework involved, we don't recommend using a classroom machine for Quilting I. For that class, it's better to bring your own machine with you. That way, the teacher can help you with any issues that arise. However, if you'd like to buy either an expression 3.5 or an MC9400, that's still an option!

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Please visit our Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest pages
for all the latest QP happenings.

Amy keeps those sites up-to-date, so take a look and be one of our Quilty Pleasures friends! (A new window will open when you click the above links.)

If you want our Facebook postings to pop up on your news feed, visit our FB page, click "Follow". (it's next to the "Like" button.

Hovering over the "Follow" button will show you a menu with the "Get Notifications" option. Selecting this means you will be alerted in your notifications window whenever we post something.

So easy to be so connected!

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We continue to collect cuddle quilts for the Montfort. 

If you've never made one before, a word of explanation: These are small baby quilts that are placed in the neonatal incubators and bassinets, so the size is restricted to between 22" x 22" and 24" x 24". Their small size also makes them perfect for testing block patterns, busting your stash, and practicing free-motion quilting.

Keeping in mind the intended recipients are newborns, please aim for cute and cheerful, using only 100% cotton or flannel in the top and backing, and 100% cotton thread for the construction and quilting. Cuddle quilts are typically sent home with the babies who use them, so there is a constant demand for them.

Thanks very much. Your donations will be gratefully appreciated!


We can special-order products for you!

It happens all the time: You're reading someone's blog and they recommend a pattern, book, notion, or other item that you'd really like to have. Only trouble is, either they don't sell it or you don't want to order it from them because of the exchange rate, shipping costs, Customs issues, whatever.

Let us deal with it! We can usually order these products from our suppliers, and all of the hassles are taken care of. No fuss, no muss, and your order comes right to the store and into your hands.



We know that price is a big factor when shopping for quilting supplies, and it's easy to assume that big box or chain stores will always offer a better price than an independent quilt shop.

However, we recently have had several customers tell us of specific instances where our prices were equal to or better than our competitors', even after their 50% discount was applied. We appreciate knowing that people are paying attention and realizing that our prices are competitive, even though we're a small, local business.

To our watchdog customers: Thanks very much for doing the math!


We try our best to offer classes that we think will appeal, but we are always open to suggestions.

If there is a class that you would like to take but we aren't offering, just let us know. And if you have a group of friends who would like to take a class together, we can arrange that, too.

Happy to help.

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Gravity Quilting

Isaac Newton probably didn't envision this, but we have Gravity for sale. For only $900, plus HST, you can own this gorgeous quilt that was featured last year in our Block-of-the-Month programme from Jaybird Quilts. 

The quilt measures a generous 97" x 96" and was perfectly pieced by Valerie Lutes and professionally quilted by The Silver Fox. It's breathtaking, and was a big hit on our classroom wall for many months, but now it's time to find it a new home. If you're interested, just give us a call. 

But hurry, there's only one!


Welcome to the wonderful world of embroidery, without the out-of-this-world price! The brand new Pfaff creative 1.5 is the perfect introductory embroidery machine with: Impressive workspace, 240 mm x 150 mm  hoop capacity, speed and precision, colour sorting capability, 101 built-in designs ... PLUS Embroidery Intro* Software, included for FREE!

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The creative 1.5 has arrived at Quilty Pleasures! Drop by to take a look, take a test drive, and take one home! And, of course, the creative 1.5 is also a fabulous sewing machine, with all of the Pfaff features we've come to expect -- IDT, 7 mm stitches (150 of them, plus alphabets), stitch sequencing and memory, built-in needle threader and thread snips, mirror imaging, the list goes on. And it's red!

* Adjust, personalize and combine your embroidery designs. Rotate, mirror, scale and resize, add lettering and monograms. Endless possibilities!