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The Pine Needle Newsletter Summer
June 2009

in this issue
:: June Tool Demos
:: Book Review
:: NW Quilting Expo Fabric
:: What's New
:: Did you know.....?
:: June Half Yearly Sale
:: Sew Oregon Shop Hop
:: Cool Cherry Angel Cake recipe
:: Looking for a small project?

Flirty Skirty Apron Greetings!

Hello Summer!

We're kicking off our celebration of summer with our June specials and half yearly sale. Our Pine Cones have teamed up to share summer fun ideas with our customers.

Don't forget our 17% off birthday celebration on June 17. See the coupon at the bottom of the email.
June is "Apron" month, with a fun, bright display of darling, jazzy, colorful, retro and memorable aprons and apron patterns, along with a "history of" aprons and more! Make a date to see us for apron inspiration and fun.
Don't miss our Summer Half Yearly Sale now under way, and our tool demonstrations for the newest helpful items to make summer sewing even more enjoyable.

We will be open July 4th with our Fabric Fireworks of hidden treasures and festive flags. Come join the fun and enter our drawing for a Sparkler Kit of fat quarters made especially for this event.
Summer shop hops and Pine Needle shop events take place all summer long, so stop in and enjoy the many events designed for your summer shopping and sewing pleasure.

What's new...Metropolitan Blooms

Our new blog is up and running but for it to truly be a Pine Needle community resource we need your input. We would love to display images of your favorite quilts to inspire and awe others. To entice you, Geri is offering an "employee discount" for a monthly winner of the best picture. Be creative or let your beautiful quilt speak for itself.

We also would love to share your favorite quilting tips with The Pine Needle community on our blog. Send either images or tips to friends@pineneedlequiltshop.com

Looking for a little quilting fun? Check out our website Fun & Games. Geri loves games and puzzles. Each month Geri will have something new. To make it more fun, enter your correctly completed puzzle for a drawing. See our Fun & Games (listed just below our name on the website) for details.
New Tool Demonstrations
June 20th - Mark Your Calendar!
You won't want to miss this:
On June 20 we will demonstrate two new tools designed for the quilter and sewer. We LOVE the new Bias Tape Maker and you will too. For the quilter the BTM also makes two sizes of binding as well as several sizes of bias tape (available in the fall). Come watch it in use and take one home for yourself! $99.99
The Gripper, another favorite new tool, comes in 3 handy sizes.

Gripper Group

Use The Gripper to find and pick up your rulers quickly. The broad size increases the stability of the ruler giving you increased accuracy while cutting and reduces the risk of cuts to your fingers. The Grippers attach quickly to the smooth surface of most acrylic rulers. You can move The Grippers easily from ruler to ruler with a flip of the lever to release the suction cup.
The Little Gripper, the newest, is perfect for use on any 2.25" or larger acrylic templates. $6.59
The "In-between" Gripper provides a super strong 4" single suction cup with a handy Installation Indicator for use with your larger rulers and templates. $16.00
The Original Gypsy Gripper with its two suction cups allows complete control of your larger rulers. It attaches quickly at one or both ends to fit a variety of ruler sizes. $19.99
Book Review
by Pam Grogan
Summer's coming!! School will be out soon and the kids and grandkids will be saying those famous words: "I'm bored....there's nothing to do." Well, check out these fun books:
$17.95 each

Pretty Little Potholders

These books are filled with quick and fun projects that range from beach bags and cell phone holders. With Pretty Little Potholders the kids could create fun potholders to use when baking cookies for their backyard sleepovers.
Let us help you and the kids plan some projects for summertime fun.

P.S. some other fun books:
Stupid Sock Creatures by John Murphy
Seams to Me: 24 Reasons to Love Sewing by Anna Maria Horner
Sew Fabulous Fabrics, Inspiring Collectionof Unique Homestyle Projects, by Alice Butcher & Ginny Farquhar
Happy sewing!
Northwest Quilting Expo FabricPostcards from The Northwest
We have Lynette Jensen's exclusive fabric for NW Quilting Expo in stock. You can order all three of the fabrics from our website or purchase in the store. We combined Maywood's Woolies and the Postcards print cotton for a scrunchable, huggable quilt. We've kitted it just for you. Makes a great memory quilt with pictures and names of familiar places to most Pacific Northwesterners. It makes a great gift to those away from home whether students, family or friends. Coordinated pillows available too!
Postcards from
the NW Quilt Kit $74.95
Postcards from The Northwest

Fabric $9.50/yd
NW Expo fabrics

Don't forget to mark your fall calendar for the NW Quilting Expo, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September 24 - 26, 2009!
The EXPO just gets better every year.
Our new summer hours:
Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 5:00
Sunday 12:00 - 4:00

Open July 4th
for our
Fabric Fireworks event

E-mail us with your comments to

On-line ordering:

Visit our blog:
Did you know.....?
Having trouble with your thread knotting or curling when you hand stitch binding or appliqué? To prevent this, thread your needle before cutting the thread from the spool. This way you are working with the direction of the thread wrap on the spool. Then run your thread through the thread conditioner, Thread Heaven. The conditioner will smooth your thread, does not leave any "globs" on the thread and will not harm your fabrics.

Did you know...that two to three times more damage occurs to thread during the process of sewing than it will
encounter during the rest of its lifetime in the finished project, whether from wear, laundering, or environmental
conditions. The damage occurs from the continual pulling of the thread in and out of the work.

Thread Heaven extends the lifetime of the thread and the finished product by cutting down the stress and drag on your thread while you sew, and by leaving an invisible and virtually impenetrable coating that protects against UV rays, mold and mildew.Thread Heaven
Just a hint -
Happy Quilting
Sandi Ray

Thread Heaven

The Pine Needle's
Half Yearly Sale
starts June 13th!
Huge savings on our largest in-store sale of the season!

Great savings in every category in the store. A selection of patterns by Billie Mahorney, Sandi Ray and others. 50% off selected books, assorted batiks $6.99, assorted sale fabrics $1.99 - 2.99, 25% off Flower Power Expressions (limited supply) and much more.090408 Block Party Fabric

Make a date to visit us at The Pine Needle this month!
3rd Annual
Sew Oregon Shop Hop
June 25 thru July 9, 2009
It's a great summer adventure not to be missed! The Pine Needle is a "must stop" on your Sew Oregon Shop Hop tour.

Each store is working hard to provide you with an inspirational shopping experience in their stores, including a block designed just for you.
Check out Sew Oregon web site for all the information you'll need, or pick up passports and directions at our store.

Cool Cherry Angel Cake


1 loaf Angel Food Cake
1 - 3 oz package cream cheese plus
1 - 8 oz package cream cheese
(a total of 11 oz.)
Bring cream cheese to room temperature.
1 and 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 - 8 oz. container Cool Whip
2 cans Comstock Cherry Pie Filling

Break up cake in small pieces in a 9 " x 13" pan.
Mix cream cheese with sugar. Fold Cool Whip in to cream cheese mixture, do not stir. Spoon over cake, press down with a fork.
Spoon cherry pie filling over the top.
Chill 6 hours, or overnight.
Enjoy summer!

Wanting a smaller
summer project?

Manzanita Batik Wall Hanging
The beautiful Manzanita Batik Wall Hanging might be just right if you are wanting a smaller summer project. The appliqued tree and beaded leaves make a nice hand project or can be machine stitched.

Finished size: 25.5" x 29" $64.95

Save 17%
It's June birthday celebration time! With 17 years in the quilting business, we celebrate by offering 17% on the 17th, all day long.
If ordering by phone (503-635-1353 or 800-655-5632), please mention the 17% discount. If ordering from the website, please send us an e-mail to friends@pineneedlequiltshop.com with 17% in the subject line.
Offer does not apply to software, classes or gift certificates.
Offer Good June 17, 2009 Only

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