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by Linda MacPhee, one of Canada's foremost Sewing Celebrities!

Celebrating 40 years in business!

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A newsletter by Linda MacPhee, one of Canada's foremost Sewing Celebrities!

I love to applique.....and have done much of it over the years.  Two things that I think are so important.....use something that doesn't fray so you don't have to worry about  turning under the edges.  The other thing is don't want to it to look worn after a few years.  


Felt has often been used but felt is not a woven fabric, it is pressed fibres so it will not hold up like the woven melton fabric.  Remember the appliques on older parkas?? The felt had worn and the applique was raggy looking.

Here is a selection of items I have appliqued over the years.  The process is simple.  Iron on a fusible adhesive (I use Heat and Bond Lite) to one side of the melton (there really is no right or wrong side).  Trace or draw your desired shape onto the paper side, cut it out, and place it adhesive side down to your base and press.  To secure it either straight stitch around the edges or do a narrow zig zag.I don't use a satin stitch as it takes too long but if you want to do it, it looks great.  I also recommend using invisible thread for your top thread so you don't have to keep changing thread.

Below is a couple of cushion covers that i just finished from melton scraps, attached to the base of white melton with the heat and bond and stitched down with a straight stitch.  I used our #873 FOLK ART pattern for the first and #833 IF THE SHOE FITS for the second one.


Years ago I co-wrote a book of FUN projects to make, using up bits and pieces of wool.  We still have a few left and it's still as exciting as it was then! It includes FULL SIZED PATTERNS for everything in the pictures plus many more projects (34 in total!) 


The RCMP below is priceless as it is a hollow body and is meant to hold a wine bottle ...which fits in when the Stetson is lifted!  The lady in the same picture and the one to the right are both actually a TEA COZIES and work well as their wool outfits keep the tea warm!

The book is a steal at only $7.98 (while they last!) and to find out more 

(including closeups of the photos), click the button below.

People, Puppets and Paraphernalia Book

We've put together some wool scrap bags that would be perfect for any applique project

Have some fun...send us pictures of YOUR creations!


These bags contain a full pound of wool pieces! There are about seven or eight different colours of both duffle and melton wool, at least half of which are larger pieces (about a square foot). 

Perfect for wool applique, craft projects or any number of the fun ideas in our #903 - People Puppets and Paraphernalia book. mentioned above.  Consider buying two bags to maximize your colour selection. The bags are $10.98 each or Two for $20 !!

Click here for
Wool Scrap Bags

HEATNBOND Lite Iron-On Adhesive Value Pack - 43cm x 3m (17" x 31⁄4yds) roll... $11.98

Ideal for attaching fabric appliqué, interfacing waistbands, cuffs and collars. This paper-backed adhesive is activated at a low temperature, making it the ideal adhesive for most fabrics.

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Heat n Bond Lite

Folk Art with a modern look. Included are all the elements to make the designs seen on the image. You are invited to be the artist by creating your own new uses for pieces that can be used for flowers, leaves, swirls connecting shapes, a heart and even a bird.

Click here for
Folk Art Applique Pattern

It's not too late to make your grandkids a pair of Mukluks!

We have a limited edition of child size boot liners for mukluks for only $11.98!

They will fit most toddlers - perfect for those starting to walk little ones in your life!

7" long (Childs size 8)

7" tall

Last but not least, if you need melton wool by the yard or meter we have that too!


Happy Sewing!!