umbrella prints trimmings competition

For the past 5 years Umbrella Prints has hosted their Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition. The essence of the contest is that you purchase one of their organic, hand screen printed fabric trimmings packs, take a photo of your fabrics, do something creative and original and enter to win. How fun is that! There are industry celebrity judges, golden tickets and cash prizes too. Interested in joining in on the fun? Click over and read more about it. Here is a little peek at the contents of my trimmings pack:


nido recently received a new shipment of Umbrella Prints fabrics including their remnants packs, trimming packs and fat quarter bundles so be sure to stop by the shop to choose your fabric pack or purchase one online.

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merchant & mills sewing book

I love myself a good book. At night I read sewing books as if they were novels, marveling over new techniques, projects and oh my, the photographs! Books are a huge part of my sewing inspiration and process. I am always learning something new and for me, the Merchant & Mills Sewing Book offers just that – NEW techniques, machine know-hows and projects.


The first 40 pages go over tools, haberdashery, sewing techniques, using patterns, different materials and how to iron your fabrics best. It’s detailed and chock-full of photographs. The projects include a bolster cushion, duffel bag and apron. The Merchant & Mills patterns call for fabrics that I do not  typically work with such as oilskin, denim and leather but because they provide a through foundation for sewing with various materials, I think I could easilly give it a go.

DSCN1406 Aprons are a go to in my household so I may just have to sew one of these up soon.

Stop by nido and check out the NEW Merchant & Mills Sewing Book for yourself.

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skinny laminx fabric at nido

For those of you who have been pining over Skinny LaMinx fabrics from afar, you are going to LOVE having them at the shop! Currently an entire rainbow of fat quarters line the shelves at nido. Stop in and check them out to get first picks on your favorite prints and color ways.


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low volume rainbow

New in the shop is this wonderful  low volume rainbow fat quarter bundle. We have paired twelve fabrics together for you as a grab and go for your next quilting or patchwork project! Stay tuned as we continue to add more to our custom fat quarter selections. I hear a rumor we may be adding a solids companion bundle.


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lucky you

Today is nido’s annual St. Patrick’s Day SALE! Enjoy 20% off anything green! Includes fabric, yarn, patterns, books and notions.

securedownload-3Sale is valid in our brink and mortar shop only.


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weather alert: winter storm approaching

nido will be open today from 10:00 – 3:00 and closed tomorrow.


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knitted socks


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holiday hours


Christmas Eve 10:00 – 4:00

Christmas Day CLOSED

New Years Eve 10:00 – 4:00

New Years Day CLOSED

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holiday snack & sew


Tonight from 6:00 – 8:00 is nido’s monthly snack & sew. For all of you out there who are under the gun with holiday craftiness now is the time to hunker down and finish up! Bring your projects to nido and enjoy the space and company of like minded people in our community.


Cutting tables, mats, rotary blades and other tools and notions provided. We encourage people to bring in their own sewing machines. Call ahead and we will make sure there is a place for you to plug in. nido sewing machines are also available to rent for $14 for the evening. See you tonight!

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made by hand

Lena Corwin has just released her latest book, Made by Hand: A Collection of Projects to Print, Sew, Weave, Dye, Knit or Otherwise Create, and let me be the first to tell you that it NEEDS to be on your holiday wish list! With projects that include tie-dyed pillow cases, marbled scarves, stuffed toys and sewn children’s tops and bottoms, this book has something to inspire everyone.


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