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

QUILTIN' IT OLD SCHOOL

While we may not be the ones heading back to school this September, we are embracing a new academic year! Make the grade with new classes, new fabrics, and new projects that will inspire and get your sewing machine humming – without the stress of midterms and report cards!

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
Saturday: 9:30-5:00


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THE MOM'S HOME ALONE SALE IS BACK!

It's September which at QP can only mean one thing - the return of the Mom's Home Alone Sale! While you've been counting down the days until the kiddos went back to school we've been discounting nearly everything in store and online. Starting Thursday, September 15 through Sunday, September 18, 2022 receive:

22% off all regularly-priced fabric;
22% off all notions, patterns, batting, books, stabilizers, threads and needles;
55% off Bargain Basement fabric.




If we run out of something we can always check and see if it's still available from our suppliers; just give us a call to order at the sale price (prepayment will be required).

Get your back-to-the-sewing-room wishlists ready - we'll see you this week!














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KIDS HAVE CLASSES. SEW CAN YOU!

Kids of all ages are heading back to school with new backpacks, sharpened pencils, and an eagerness to get back in the classroom! Well, maybe not the last part. But you will be practically hopping to Quilty Pleasures for all the fun classes we're offering this season!

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.
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Need a quick gift for a birthday or holiday? We've got you covered. Cha Cha Cha! can be made into a table runner or two placemats and uses fat quarters, 2.5" strips, or scraps for a great stash buster. The Just Like Magic Pillowcase has to be seen to believed as you roll it up and unfold it into a completely finished pillowcase with no raw seams! And the Sew Together Bag has three interior pockets for jewelry, art supplies, sewing supplies and more.

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!

Ready for some curves using a sewing machine? Nocturnal is a funky project with gentle curves that will ease you into the wonderful world of curved piecing (while taking away any fears you had about non-linear sewing)!

We'll be making a Mini Mod Ornament project for everyone on our list this year! Use your scraps to create a retro-looking wallhanging, cushion, table runner, and more. Bonus: the pattern is free!

Have a project you are already working on but don't have the space (or peace and quiet) to finish it? Our Fall 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 FALL!

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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CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!

Remember our Quilt Challenge in support of Victoria's Quilts last year? For those of you who don't know, we had a collection generously donated by Quiltex and decided to test our customers' creativity. All of the quilts had to use 1/2 meter of 6 specific fabrics, plus a background, to make a donation quilt for Victoria's Quilts Canada

We were blown away by the entries! While there was just one grand prize, we were so impressed by each entry and so grateful for everyone's generosity.

We would like to thank Janet Cruickshank and Gwenne Pottier for machine quilting all the tops for us! They are now all quilted, bound, and ready to find their new homes.

We hope to be able to do another challenge in the future!



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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! 

Unfortunately, with the rising cost of everything these days, we have had to increase our service prices slightly. We have not increased these prices in many years and have put it off as long as we could. 

Please take a look at our new price list coming into effect September 6th. Any machines that have been checked in before that date will still be under the old pricing structure.

Thank you for your understanding!


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SIT AND SEW AT QP!

We are going to try something new this summer! Come use our space, our tools and enjoy our air-conditioning (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 three hour time slot for $10. 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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HAVE PFAFF, WILL TRAVEL!

Whether you're heading to the cottage, hitting the road in your RV, or sewing on the patio, remember to wear your SPF and pack your Pfaff! We have a variety of travel-ready machines in stock, from the lightweight (and oh sew cute) Smarter series to the compact, yet computerized, Ambition line. Summer is the season for travel, so find a machine that's ready to to go with you on all your sewing adventures!

Call us for pricing or stop by the shop to try them in-person!
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NEED SOME INSPIRATION?

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Despite what you may have heard, there's no better cure for the summertime blues that 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 this summer? 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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KRAZY FOR KONFETTI!

We all know and love Konfetti, but there's even more to love with 60 new colours available both in-store and online! Each 1000m spool is made of 50wt, 3-ply double-gassed and mercerized Egyptian cotton with a gorgeously soft, clean, and lustrous finish. Low lint and free of any type of wax or coating that can cause build up in machines, this super low lint thread is perfect for quilting, piecing, and longarming.

Did you know Konfetti is also available in 2250 m cones? We regularly stock neutrals in our shop but can special order certain Konfetti colours - no minimum necessary! Call or email us to place an order.
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OH HEY, HAND QUILTERS!

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It's an Eleganza extravaganza! New 8 weight pearl-cotton has landed and is a fantastic way to add depth and colour to any project (or drool over, we don't judge!). The Alison Glass collection includes 36 solids and 12 variegated spools in swoon-worthy colours that have our hearts racing. Available both in-store and online.










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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!

Maybe you remember meeting Barry Jenkins, our TrendTex sales rep, at our Christmas open house last year. He's pretty memorable, but we know you were really blown away by all the fabrics he showed you.

Well, we aren't in a position to order every fabric TrendTex sells, but 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!
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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.

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.

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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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