Sometimes a classic quilt block can be rethought and renewed. The Drunkard's Path is one of those blocks. It's a timeless pattern that has a lot of options in setting and construction. It was an important part in past quilting styles and is still important in today's. The method of construction has changed a bit; it's actually gotten easier with rulers, die-cut machines and, of course, sewing machines. This is a block you may want to revisit.
Add a touch of functional decor to your sewing room with ConeFlower cone thread holders. Now you can use oversize cones of thread on your domestic sewing machine. ConeFlowers are constructed to deliver large cones of thread to your sewing machine and hold spare bobbins at the same time. Each sturdy thread holder is handmade from recycled steel and welded together into one piece. ConeFlowers are constructed with single or double blossoms and are available in three different blossom styles -- Sara, Laura and Barb. The Sara style is shown here.
Paul's Metal Petals, suggested retail -- single flower $49.95; double flower $69.95