2211 St. Joseph Boulevard
Orleans, Ontario
K1C 7C5

Here you have it, your much-anticipated official invitation:
Please join us for our annual Mingle and Jingle Christmas Open House, being held this Thursday, December 13, from 3:00 until 8:00.
Enjoy some goodies, socialize with friends AND:
  • Purchase Christmas fabric at 25% off;
  • Enjoy a one-day sale of 20% off ALL regularly priced fabric;
  • Receive a FREE pattern (with demo) of a great last-minute gift idea.

We hope you'll be able to drop by as we celebrate the season and thank you for another year filled with Quilty Pleasures!
Merry Christmas, and all the best in 2019!
Leslie, Val, Tamara, Amy, Valerie, Paulette, Carrie, Rachel, Anne, and Elke

PS Here's a heads-up on our Christmas hours: We'll be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day, and we'll close early (3:00) on New Year's Eve. Every other day will be business as usual.

As in previous years, we will be collecting money for the Emergency Food Cupboard.

With a donation of $5 or more, we'll give you a WonderFil Specialty Threads wall calendar (while quantities last) -- it would make a wonderful gift for a Secret Sewing Sister!

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Santa is overworked these days, just like the rest of us, so we figure he could use a little help.

From December 13 through January 5, 2019, all Pfaff sewing machines will be on sale at the best prices of the year (even better than flyer pricing!). Visit our machines page to see the features of each model, then visit us to see the deals!*

* Applicable financing, rebates, and bonuses related to the Pfaff flyer expire December 21, 2018.
Expression 710, 720

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As quilters, we know it's always more fun to work with colour.

Janome knows it, too, so they've introduced a cute-as-the-dickens line of machines that fills the bill very nicely. But don't let the cuteness fool you -- these machines pack a lot of features into a pretty package, and all at a very pretty price.

What better way to introduce a beginner to a lifelong love of sewing?

Click here to see all the great features!

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You know you want it, but does anybody else?

We can help put the word out by creating your very own Wish List here at the store. Just tell us what you'd like and we'll add it to your customized list. When your family and friends are looking for ideas, we can refer them to your list and guarantee success -- easy shopping on their part, happy unwrapping on yours.

Just picture us wearing elf hats and pointy shoes!

(By the way, this isn't just a Christmas service. We can keep your Wish List running all year long, perfect for covering all of those gift-giving occasions.)

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The Pfaff Holiday Sale Wish List Flyer is out! All of our machines now have flyer pricing, the best prices of the year!
The Flyer is in effect until Monday, December 24 with excellent pricing, some very generous rebates, a couple of nice add-ons, and very attractive financing packages. The array of machines on offer is impressive, so you'll be sure to find something that's perfect for you.
   + a FREE EXTENSION TABLE with the purchase of the NEW ambition 610 or 620;
   + a FREE FLOOR TABLE and insert with the purchase of the NEW expression 710 or quilt expression 720. Special financing packages are also available;
    + If you want to go really big, there's also a special gift package worth over $650 with the purchase of the performance icon;
     + MANUFACTURER'S MAIL-IN REBATES apply to purchases of the creative icon ($500) and performance icon ($100).
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That's right, until January 5, all Pfaff and Inspira accessories, notions, feet, and software are 15% off!

That makes this the perfect month to stock up on all the goodies that make our sewing lives easier (you know those specialty feet? They're made for special reasons! There's a Pfaff Foot Book that explains it all).

And specialty feet, notions and accessories make perfect gifts for your special quilting friends.

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If space is an issue, why not consider getting a Crafty table? It offers several advantages:

1/ The insert is included in the purchase price;
2/ It folds up for out-of-the way storage;
3/ It has wheels for easy transport;
4/ It's economical, especially while on sale; and
5/ It's in stock!
Expression 3.5

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Does the thought of threading an overlock machine make you want to run for the hills? Well, get ready to run your serger instead, because Janome has introduced the new AT2000D AirThread Professional!

Its one-push blast air threading system takes all the pain out of threading the loopers, and the built-in needle threader takes care of the rest. Easily converts to rolled hem, too. To see more of the features of this amazing machine, read this.

Then come in for a demo, see how slick the threading is, and take your new machine home!

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It's our pleasure to let you know that the PFAFF® creative icon™ has won the prestigious "Red Dot: "Best of the Best" design award!

The "Best of the Best" award means that the creative icon™ was deemed to be one of the best designed products globally launched in 2017. Only 69 products, or 1% of all nominated entries, have received this award. This includes products from categories as wide as lamps and garden furniture, to ships, planes and trains. 

The icon has won in the category "Household appliances and household accessories". This category includes vacuums, washers and other large house hold appliances.

Congratulations to Pfaff and its fabulous creative icon!
More About the Red Dot Award
The origins of the Red Dot Design Award date back to 1955. Its distinction, the Red Dot, is established internationally as one of the most sought-after quality marks for good design.
With the help of the jury, the internationally organized competition "Red Dot Award: Product Design" appraises the best products of the year. In 48 categories, manufacturers and designers can enter their innovations. The jury only awards a Red Dot to products with a high design quality. The best products of a category are awarded the "Red Dot: Best of the Best"

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Have a Featherweight? You Need a Heavyweight!

Attention all collectors of vintage Featherweights! Arrow Cabinets has produced a limited-edition cabinet just for you!

It fits all 221 black machines perfectly, with no need for an insert, and arrives fully assembled ready to set your machine in at the perfect height.

Quantities are limited, just like the 221, so don't wait too long to order your machine's perfect companion.

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PFAFF creative icon: Sewing vs Driving!
Creative Icon


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. Sewing machines were green before it was cool. Still are.
  3. You can drink while driving the icon. Or text. Or watch Netflix.
  4. You can put your pedal to the metal and not get a speeding ticket.
  5. The icon does not require snow tires or antifreeze. And it will never get stuck in a snowbank.
  6. No one expects you to drive them anywhere, or pick up groceries, with the icon.
  7. You can convert your garage into a fabric vault or sewing studio, as nature intended.
  8. Can a car embroider?
  9. Rush hour will take on a whole new meaning, where the “rush” refers to exhilaration.
  10. You don’t have to parallel park the icon.
  11. No seatbelts, airbags, or child restraints required. The icon’s safety record is impeccable.
  12. You can’t make Christmas presents in a car. Only pollution.
  13. 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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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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Teacher Val
Fall is back-to-school time, after all, so why not join the cool kids and take a few classes? We have a full lineup (and it's always changing), so take a look to see what interests you. And, if you have any suggestions for a class, just let us know -- we're always looking for ideas.

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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!
Passport Machine

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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:

expression 3.5
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.
Memory Craft 9400
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!

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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!

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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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