Welcome to Thread & Paper Crafts Ltd, located in Salmon Arm, BC

Thread & Paper Crafts Ltd was formerly known as the Sewing Basket. We purchased the Sewing Basket in downtown Salmon Arm in March 2014. In September 2014 we moved to our new location and also changed the store name to Thread & Paper Crafts Ltd.

Our new store is much larger and we have lots of selection! Besides all the fabulous product offerings, we also offer classes for quilting, sewing, knitting, crochet and card making, kids sewing (ages 5 and up), classes on the Longarm machine and more!

Quilting Supplies

We carry a large variety of quilting cottons, flannels, batiks and wide backings.

Knitting Supplies

We carry a large variety of yarns and knitting supplies!

Paper Crafts

Everything you need for scrapbooking and card making!


We offer many different classes for adults and kids! Check the schedule.

Buy Quilting Kits & More On-Line!

We will ship direct to you from Salmon Arm, BC! Safe and secure. We ship across Canada and the USA for a flat rate of $10.00. Pick up in store also available.

What’s Happening?

    Finish it Up
    Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Drop in and work on what ever you’re working on in the company of others. Free if you have taken a class with us in the past 6 months, $5 if not

    BQ Goes Mini!
    Nov 22 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

    One of the most popular designs has gone “mini” and is the perfect size for placemats and/or a runner. With so many options for the final design, you wont be able to stop.

    Teacher: Jill Wickware

    Some experience needed



    Donation Quilts
    Nov 24 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Drop by and make a quilt to donate to some one in need. Fabric supplied

    Little Red Wagon Stitch Along
    Nov 25 @ 9:30 am – 2:00 pm

    “My Wooly Red Wagon” is a 40 x 52 inch wool applique quilt with 12 quilt blocks that represent the 12 months of the year. Carolyn will guide you through The basics of hand stitched wool appliqué And show you some alternative ways to use your blocks, A substitute pattern for July will be provided seeing as we are Canadian! Come and stitch some or all of these fun read wagons! (You can Use flannel instead of wool if you choose. Instructions for these changes will be provided.)

    Teacher: Carolyn Visser


    Please note class times – Sept is 9:30-2:00, Oct and Nov are 9:30-12:00

    Carolyns Cards
    Nov 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Join Carolyn each month as she helps you create unique cards, classes are 2.5 hours, the cost is $25 and includes a kit. Pay 10 days in advance and the price will be $22.50. Bring something along to share with the group – a card you’ve made, an idea you saw on pinterest or in a magazine, or a scrap book page  – anything to inspire our creativity.



    Machine Servicing / Repair and Scissor Sharpening
    Nov 27 all-day

    ***Please note our dates in August – Sept 6 instead of 7 and no repair on Aug 21**

    Machine Repair is done in-store, machines can be dropped off anytime and will be serviced on the next service day. You do not need an appointment, just bring your machine in.

    Basic Sewing machine service $90

    Electronic Sewing Machine Service $100

    Serger Service $100

    Embroidery Machine Service $110

    Scissor sharpening $5

    Spring Loaded scissor sharpening $7.50

    Adult Beginner School of Sewing – evening
    Nov 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    This class is for people who have limited sewing knowledge and want to learn more in depth projects. Over eight 2.5 hour sessions we will cover the anatomy of a sewing machine, types of presser feet, reading a pattern, rotary cutting, pressing / ironing, using interfacing, and different sewing techniques such as ruffling, pleats, and putting in a zipper – all while making 8 fun useful things to keep for yourself or give as gifts. There is home work for this class.

    Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm October 2 – November 27 no class on October 23rd

    The cost is $170, sign up before Sept 22 and pay only $153

    Teacher: Ericka Birkett

    This class teaches beginner sewing skills but you MUST know how to use your sewing machine, if you do not know how, let us know before hand and we can schedule a lesson for you before the class starts.

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    Holiday Hours 2019
    Dec 2 2019 – Jan 3 2020 all-day

    Holiday hours 2019

    Dec 1st – 23rd Monday-Friday we will be open 9am-6pm, Saturdays 9am-5:30pm and Sundays 11-4

    Dec 24-26th Closed

    Dec 27th 9:00-5:00

    Dec 28th 9:00-5:30

    Dec 29th 11:00-4:00

    Dec 30th 9:00-5:00

    Dec 31st 11:00-4:00

    Jan 1st Closed

    Jan 1st-3rd 9:00-6:00

    Jan 4th back to regular hours

    Hand Stitchers Gathering
    Dec 2 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

    Handstitching is one of the best things you can do for yourself. – In this “gathering” style get together, we’ll explore various methods of working with cloth and thread, best practices, the ins and outs of the tools, and more.

    Teacher : Jill Wickware / Carolyn Visser

    $15 per class


    Finish it Up
    Dec 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    Drop in and work on what ever you’re working on in the company of others. Free if you have taken a class with us in the past 6 months, $5 if not

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