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2211 St. Joseph Boulevard
Orleans, Ontario
K1C 7C5

It's a clean slate! As you unwrap the cellophane from your new calendar and look at all those blank pages, try to imagine the possibilities that lie ahead. New sewing projects and classes, interesting patterns and techniques, a quilt show or two for inspiration, and, we hope, lots of visits to Quilty Pleasures -- we want to see how you're filling your days!

Hope to see you soon!

Leslie, Val, Tamara, Amy, Valerie, Carrie, Anne, Rachel, Elke and Sophie

Happy QP New Year

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Yep, it's that time of year again, when we have to take stock of our stock, and we're enlisting your help. From Monday, January 6 through Saturday, January 18, pretty much everything in the store will be on sale:
  • 25% off upstairs fabric, including fat quarters, kits and pre-cuts (minimum .25m cut off the bolt);
  • 55% off basement fabric (minimum 1m cut);
  • 20% off all notions, books, patterns, needles, threads, battings and stabilizers;
  • NEW FOR 2020: Special orders on all Pfaff notions, software, and accessories are included in this year's sale. Prepayment is required for the 20% discount
PS: Once the dust settles, we'll have to count what's left, so please note that we'll be closed on Monday, January 27. After that, it's time to fill those shelves up again with yummy new fabrics, patterns, books and notions!

It's going to be a long, cold winter, so take advantage of this great opportunity to move our stash to your stash!

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Here's a rare opportunity to pick up an exceptional machine at an exceptional price!
This Pfaff performance 5.0, which is in tip-top working condition, has been previously loved by a dedicated sewist who upgraded to the performance icon. As a result, it's looking for a good home and the adoption fee is only $1599, plus tax.
We have it set up for you to try, so come in soon to get acquainted with your new best friend.

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How does a full weekend of non-stop quilting and fun sound?
Our annual In-Town Retreat is being held at Camelot Golf & Country Club from Friday, March 20 till Sunday, March 22, 2020.
Only 5 minutes east of Place d’Orleans, Camelot offers bright, spacious sewing and socializing areas with spectacular views of the Ottawa River and Gatineau Hills. Your weekend will include lots of dedicated sewing time interspersed with games, activities, prizes and surprises, along with gourmet meals and a cash bar. We'll also offer a surprise project for Friday evening, an optional kitted project, optional complimentary classes, and great opportunities to meet and mingle with other quilters.
Arrive any time after 10:00 am on Friday and go home to sleep at 10:00 pm, leaving your machine and all your stuff without worry, ready for the next day’s sewing. Come back from 9:00 am until 10:00 pm on Saturday, then spend from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm on Sunday.

The cost of the weekend, which includes two three-course dinners, two continental breakfasts, three lunches and between-meal munchies, is only $495, plus HST.
There are only a handful of spaces left for this very popular event, so sign up now -- we don't want you to miss out!
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It's winter, so why not stay indoors with a new machine? Use it to make a quilt, then stay warm until spring!

Explore all that the fabulous creative icon has to offer with a FREE 60-spool thread collection from Robison-Anton, stand included! This offer is available until
January 31, 2020 and 3 month no-payment-no-interest financing is also available.

Treat yourself to an amazing ambition machine and receive a FREE extension table! This offer is available until January 31, 2020.

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It's been a long time coming, and now the wait is over. Pfaff has launched their new 
admire air 5000 jet air 4-thread serger!

With several optional accessories available (utility feet kit, embellishment feet kit, wheeled travel trolley), and very attractive financing, this machine is well worth the wait. Drop by the store and take a look!

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Sometimes we think a sewing machine is like a millipede -- it has SO MANY FEET! And they all have certain attributes that can make your life much more pleasant.

In our continuing series, this month we'll look at the Couching/Braiding Foot. It makes it easy to add embellishments and texture to your projects, upping the fun factor considerably. Take your driving lesson here.

We have archived all of our Pfeatured Pfeet articles on our scrapbag page. For complete instructions on using all of the Pfaff feet, we recommend The Pfaff Foot Book by Country Stitches. We have it here at Quilty Pleasures.

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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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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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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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Our winter 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!

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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.

The Pfaff quilt expression 720 offers lots of light, lots of throat area, and the incomparable IDT dual-feed system. From the top 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. We have it set up in a Crafty Table, too, so you can be really comfy.

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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 a new machine, 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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