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2211 St. Joseph Boulevard
Orleans, Ontario
K1C 7C5
613-834-3044
info@quiltypleasures.ca
    

BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE!

If we had to choose between hitting the slopes or hitting the sewing room, you'd know where to find us (but we'd break for après-ski)! Sip on some hot cocoa in between putting the binding on your latest quilt, sewing a travel bag for your next retreat, or hand-sewing in front of a roaring fire. Have some extra cocoa? Grab a travel mug and visit us at the shop to see our new class samples, new fabrics, and new threads. It may not be the chalet but it's the next best thing!

Amy, Sam, and all the QP Dolls (Carrie, Diane, Janet, Leslie, Rowan, Sonia, Val, and Allison)

*PLEASE READ OUR GUIDELINES BEFORE COMING IN (We still have to take care!)

  1. Masks are optional and we have hand sanitizer for you to use at the entrance.
  2. Please limit the amount of bags/items you bring with you. You are welcome to bring a project to match but we ask you limit the amount of projects at one time.
  3. Remember to maintain your social distance at all times while in the store (2m)
  4. Please do not come into the store if you are feeling sick. We have curbside pickup available, just give us a call from the parking lot! 613-834-3044

Store Hours
Monday to Friday: 10:00-5:00
(We will be closed MONDAY, JANUARY 29TH for inventory. We will open again on Tuesday, the 30th. Of course, online shopping will continue, uninterrupted. Thanks for your understanding.)
Saturday: 9:30-5:00

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GETTING MORE FROM YOUR EMBROIDERY MACHINE!

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So you have an embroidery machine but want to do more than the basic hoop-it and stitch-it projects, right? Join us VIRTUALLY for a 4-part series and see how adding an embroidery software system will expand your creativity. Our mySewnet guest educator, Margaret Sweete, will take you on a tour of the system and show you just how easy personalizing and creating unique one-of-a-kind designs can be. Compatible with either a MAC or Windows operating system, the mySewnet embroidery software can open & export almost any embroidery machine format, making it the perfect creative addition to your machine.

Topics covered include: Monogramming & working with lettering, design repetition, working beyond your hoop size, resizing, recolouring and much more!














Cost: $20. Wednesdays, February 15, 22, March 1, and 8 from 10:00am to 11:00am. Call or come in to register! 613-834-3044

The Basic MySewnet software is free for everyone but is limited in it's design capacity. If you don't have Silver subscription or above, you may want to sign up for the the one-month free trial at mysewnet.com before or during the class so you can play with the features Margaret will be discussing.






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HAVE YOU HEARD THE NEWS?

Our Bargain Basement is finally back in its original home after over two years! Stop by the shop to see it in-person or browse the bargains online (and check back often - we add more fabrics to the basement regularly!).
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LEARN SOMETHING NEW THIS WINTER!

Are you a beginner or a self-taught quilter who wants to sharpen your skills? Check out Aiming For Accuracy for a quick introduction to the basics of cutting, seaming, and pressing. Want even more? Our Quilting I class is a more intensive course over several weeks that will have you completing a twin-sized sampler quilt top.

Want to really go back to the roots of quilting? Circle Game is an eight week class that is completely hand-pieced and hand-quilted. This meditative stitching journey is a great way to learn a new skill, challenge yourself and relax all at the same time. At the end, you will have a truly hand-made quilt that you will be extremely proud of!
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Have a project you are already working on but don't have the space (or peace and quiet) to finish it? Our Winter Sit & Sews give you access to our classroom, cutting tables, and ironing stations while you chat with your fellow sewists. (it's the perfect opportunity to work on Christmas gifts in secret!) Staff members are on hand if you get stuck and you can take advantage of 10% off all regular-priced items the day of your session.

This is just a small sampling of what we have to offer so check out our classes page for the full list. Looking for something in particular? Let us know! We are always looking for new ideas and welcome your class suggestions!









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A PFAFF FOR WINTER!

You've got the fabric, planned your project, and are ready to quilt - but is your machine up to the task? Whether you're looking for a portable machine to take to class or something a little more heavy-duty for embroidery and machine quilting, there's a Pfaff for you. Visit us in-store to give them a try before you buy (no appointment necessary)!
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KEEP THAT MACHINE HUMMING!

Here at Quilty Pleasures, we pride ourselves on keeping your sewing machine in tip-top shape! Terry and Adam will service most makes and models so you can keep sewing for years to come! (Click on the list if you want to print a PDF.)





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SIT AND SEW AT QP!

Come use our space and our tools (and escape your family, renovations or anything else you'd like to leave at home). Come alone or bring a friend. This is a great opportunity to sew-cialize with friends, both new and old! You can reserve a four-hour time slot for $15. A staff person will be assigned to help you, if needed, but there will not be a specific lesson or class being taught. You must bring your own machine (as always, we can help you carry it in), your project supplies and rotary cutters.

As an added bonus, any regularly-priced shopping you do the same day will be discounted by 10%. Please call the store to register or ask any questions you may have. 613-834-3044

There are several dates scheduled so check out our classes page for a complete list. Don't see a day that works for you? Let us know and we'll keep you in mind when we add to the schedule!
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NEED SOME INSPIRATION?

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There's nothing like learning a new technique and making new friends!

Check out our list of classes here and keep an eye out for more being added!

Looking for something specific? We love to hear new class ideas! Just let us know what you would like and we will keep it in mind for a future session.


















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PFAFF ANNIVERSARY CREATIVE AMBITION 640!

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Shopping for your college-bound kid or know someone interested in taking their first steps into quilting and embroidery? Try the new Pfaff Anniversary Creative Ambition 640, an awesome machine that has all the features of Pfaff we know and love (like Integrated Dual Feed technology and beautiful stitches) as well as embroidery capabilities - suitable for both the experienced and novice quilter!

Stop by the shop to see the available machines. Receive a complimentary machine training with purchase with one of our knowledgeable teachers! Visit us in-store to try them out before you buy, or see a demo.












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DID YOU KNOW?


A QP gift card works on our online shop as well as in the store! So take a look in your wallet and junk drawer. A GOOD look.

If you find a Quilty Pleasures gift card, bring it in or call us with the number. If it has a balance on it, you can spend it like cash on whatever we sell, wherever we sell it. Fabric, notions, tune-ups ... . It's literally found money!


Those cards aren't doing any good sitting at home, so redeem them now and buy some fun!



LOYALTY DOES HAVE ITS...!

Implementing an on-line shopping platform has necessitated a number of changes around here. One of the biggest is our new POS system, which won't affect you too much in your day-to-day shopping with us, but it does change how our loyalty programme works.

In a nutshell, the new system gives you a $10 coupon good for 90 days for every $250 you spend in the store*. Still pretty rewarding!

*Rewards are earned on regular-priced items only. Does not include classes or sewing machines.
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ANOTHER SHOPPING OPTION!

While we aren't in a position to order every fabric TrendTex sells, now you have an exciting opportunity to shop directly from their warehouse!
This will give you access to a huge inventory of Moda, Benartex, RJR, Hoffman California, Stof, Michael Miller, and Lewis & Irene collections!

Here's how it works:

1/ Visit shop.trendtexfabrics.com to, well, shop;
2/ At checkout, enter the code STI020 This gives us a portion of the sale, keeping your dollars local;
3/ Shipping is $15 for all orders under $149, and free for orders of $149 and over.
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This is a unique programme and we're excited to be a part of it, so please give it a go. It's always disappointing for us when a customer requests a fabric we don't have, but this gives you another way to buy exactly what you want.

It's easy, it's fun, and it's fabric. All good!
















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WHAT IS MYSEWNET?

mySewnet™ Cloud is, in essence, a service where you save and access your personal files, stitches and designs over the Internet instead of on your computer’s hard drive. Your files in mySewnet™ Cloud can be saved and accessed from different synched devices such as your mySewnet™- enabled machine, your PC or Mac, your smart phone, or your tablet via mySewnet™ apps. And it lets you do so many things!

By visiting the mySewnet™Portal, you can access your own profile information, user account settings, machine information, subscription options and online cloud file management. It is easily accessible from anywhere with an Internet connection, including mac computers. Sign up for SewNotice, an app that lets you monitor your embroidery stitch-out progress via notifications on your smart phone. Get notifications when you're out of thread, ready to change colors, and when your design is done. Or take a look at ImageStitch, an app that allows you to take a photo and quickly create an embroidery design with it. Save the design to your mySewnet™ Account to be synchronized to your machine.

Even if you don't have an embroidery machine, you'll love CreatorCue, an app that allows you to view step by step tutorials for various sewing techniques on your tablet or smart phone. It also includes instructions for projects and handy information about stabilizers, with more content being added all the time.
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For instructions on registering for mySewnet, click here. To download CreatorCue, click here. Then have fun!









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WE'RE MEDIA SOCIABLE!


Please visit our Facebook and Instagram 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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CUDDLE QUILTS!

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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DID YOU KNOW?

 
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.











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IT PAYS TO COMPARE!

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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