You Don't Need 
to have a Big White Beard

Stuff your own stocking and outdo 
the Man with the Bag
While you are busy getting everyone's gifts for this year, have you thought about what you really want from Santa?  Well, you can make that a reality with our 5th annual "Stuff my Stocking" promotion.  Beginning on Thursday, December 1, we will send out an email each day at about midnight.  Each day, we will offer you a great deal on an item we hope you'll love .  The deal will be good for 24 hours -- it will expire at 11:59 p.m. that day If you want us to add it to your "stocking", simply reply to that email or give us a call that day, and we'll Stuff Your Stocking.  You will receive your last email on December 12.  

In order to participate, you will need to provide us with your credit card information when you order your first item.  You can either do that through your email response confirming you want the daily item, or you can call the shop with your information.  Either way, we will need this information before we can stuff your stocking.  We will need your card number, expiration, and security code on the back of the card.  We will keep this information securely only for the duration of the promotion.  Your credit card will only be charged if your stocking is not picked up by December 23.  

Feel free to purchase only the items that you would like to have.  Remember, the special deal for each of the items is only available for 24 hours and may be in limited quantities, so be sure to check your email each day and act quickly!  I will be using the time stamp on my email to determine first responders.  After December 17, stop in the shop to pick up your loot.  Or better yet, send a SANTA!  If you want to participate but live a distance away, we will be happy to ship the items to you; however, there will be a shipping charge.   Please note that no items may be picked up before December 17.   

This is the perfect way to get what you want for Christmas and save $$$ too!  You know that your family wants you to have just what you want, so come join in on the FUN and tell them you are doing the shopping for them!

Today's deal is Shades Soft Fuse Premium - a 18" x 3 yard roll. 

This is my absolute favorite fusible web to work with.  It's easy to see through for tracing; the paper releases easily once you iron it on in Step 1; and the resulting applique is very soft and supple -- not your traditionally stiff piece.  I like to think of it as Misty Fuse with paper.  I'm confident that you will love it as much as I do.  A real joy to work with.   

Regular price is $24.99.  

Take 20% OFF today only -- sale price is $19.99  

If you want us to add it to your "stocking", simply reply to this email with your name and phone number or give us a call, and we'll Stuff Your Stocking.  If this is the first item for your stocking, we will need your credit card information to process your request.   Without this information, you will not be able to participate in the promotion.  

This deal is only available while our supplies last or until 11:59 p.m. Monday, December 5th.  First come, first served.


One of my favorite things to eat is cake.  But cookies are a close second.  And what could be better than Christmas cookies!  So, to aid my addiction and to make you all co-conspirators, we are hosting a good, old-fashioned cookie swap on Sunday, December 18 at 2 p.m.  Here are the rules if you want to participate.  Yes, rules are important in this type of event.  I got them from a seasoned cookie swap hostess Robin Olson,"

1.  All cookies should be home made, baked, and the main ingredient must be flour.

2.  No plain chocolate chip cookies, cookie mixes, no-bakes, meringues, or bars.  Bring your A-Game.  These should be special Christmas cookies.  Many of you will put in a significant amount of time to make these special holiday cookies.  You will want to bring home cookies that were made with a similar amount of time and care.  

3.  Please bring four dozen total of one or two recipes of high-quality cookies.  Why four dozen?  You are going to want to have enough cookies to take home to enjoy for the holidays.  You come with four dozen, you go home with four dozen.  This will provide a large variety of cookies for everyone, and the table will look stunning!  Bake your cookies at least three days in advance. They need to dry out a bit so they transport well -  both going to the swap and coming home with you.  

4.  The theme is "Christmas cookies."

5.  Please arrange the cookies in a basket or platter and be creative.  Bring a large container for you to carry home your cookies.  

6.  Email a copy of your recipe before the party.  We will have recipes available for every participant to address any allergy concerns as well as so you can add them to your Christmas cookie recipe collection.

7.  Christmas attire is encouraged!

8.  RSVP as soon as you can and let me know what type of cookies you are planning on baking - no duplicate recipes 



Just a reminder about our new event at Emma's!  A friend mentioned this to me, and I thought it would be so much fun.  Let's do a Yankee Swap with homemade pin cushions.   

So the date is Saturday afternoon,  December 10, at 2 p.m.  Anyone can participate.  There will be a $5 sign up fee, which will be donated to the local food pantry for the holidays.   

Bring any wrapped homemade pin cushion to the event, and we will do a traditional Yankee Swap.  This is a great opportunity to create some really fun pin cushions, and a  $25 gift certificate will be awarded to the best pin cushion as determined by popular vote.   

Please sign up in advance  to participate so we can ensure we have enough participants.  This could be a great Christmas gift for a quilting friend! 

So grab a friend and join us for a really fun time!   



Welcome to Emma's Quilt Cupboard & Sewing Center

We are located in downtown Franklin, MA. We are a full-service quilt shop featuring fabrics from all of the well-known manufacturers; a wide variety of books, patterns, notions, and threads; long-arm quilting services; as well as a premiere dealer for Husqvarna-Viking sewing machines. Come check us out and enter a world of creativity and inspiration.