Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New Hoops

Wow - Wood bends so easily when you steam it. Check out this Custom 18" Hoop. I can now make almost any size hoop you may need. I listed 12", 14", 16" and 18" round sizes as our stock sizes.
If anyone is interested in a square or oval hoop, please email me. I have not attempted these shapes yet, but when someone asks for one...I will figure it out.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

May is our best month ever!!!

Exciting times here at the shop! We have a small article that was featured in Fons & Porters, "Love of Quilting". The orders just keep rolling in! The power of advertising is amazing. I can see this little business growing into a full time income.

Well I posted a picture on our new items page of a floor frame that holds a Magnetic Hoop Frame and I like it. I have one small adjustment to make on the pivot bracket, but I think it will work well. I will need a hand quilter to test this one out before I start production. Anyone local to Massachusetts, email me and I may ship it to you to test out for a couple weeks.

Yesterday I took a road trip to locate some beech wood for our Custom Hoops. These are extra strong, 1-1/2" wide x 3/16" thick hoops that I steam and bend to custom sizes for you. Email me the size, order the Custom Hoop on the Store Page and I start steaming! This is really cool to do. Making a perfectly straight piece of wood into a round circle is just crazy. I have also ordered a new wood brand with our name and Web address that will be burned into each hoop.

Well it is time to run. The kids are tugging at my legs.

Have fun,