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

We are the biggest quilt shop around with a great selection of quilting fabrics, yarn, paper crafting supplies and MORE. We offer classes for all ages, sewing machine repair, or just friendly advice.

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?

Open Classroom
Apr 12 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Come on down and use our great space to do your sewing, quilting, knitting – crochet…whatever you’d like. Bring a friend, or meet a new friend.

$10 and you can drop by anytime between 9:30 and 4:30.

Please note, this is just a time to use our space, there will be no instructor.


Chandelier Charm pack Quilt
Apr 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Join Lucille and make this great “Cupcake Quilt” made with a charm pack and some background fabric, a great continuation from beginner quilting

2 Saturdays, March 9 and April 13 10:00-12:30


Teacher: Lucille Roussow

New Jelly Roll Quilt
Apr 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Join Lucille and make this Jelly Roll quilt made with a jelly roll and some background fabric, a great continuation from beginner quilting

2 Saturdays, March 9 and April 13 2:00-4:30


Teacher: Lucille Roussow

Absolutely Scrappy Club – Spring 2024
Apr 16 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

Carol Cooney has a scrappy approach to quilting and shows various options for students to use their stash effectively. Pattens and notes are given each class. Various topics are discussed, such as ways to make it scrappy, storage, using pre-cuts etc. After the lesson, students work on whatever projects they wish and Carol gives individual attention throughout the day.  3 classes  $105


Adult Beginner School of Sewing – Evening
Apr 16 @ 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 homework for this class.

Tuesday Evenings 6:00-8:30


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 beforehand and we can schedule a lesson for you before the class starts. Lessons on how to use your machine are free if you purchased your machine from Thread & Paper or $30 for 1/2 hour if it was purchased elsewhere.

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Machine Servicing / Repair and Scissor Sharpening
Apr 17 all-day

Machine Repair

EVERY Wednesday Machines will be serviced (and scissors sharpened) IN  the store. What this means is you could wait as little as one day.  Machines can still be dropped off or picked up anytime during our open hours.

You do not need an appointment, just bring your machine in any time. The best plan would be to drop off before 11 am on Wednesday (or Monday or Tuesday is even better)
Plan to pick your machine up LATE on Wednesday – You will get a call as soon as your machine is ready to go.

Basic Sewing machine service $110

Electronic Sewing Machine Service $130

Serger Service $130

Embroidery Machine Service $160

Scissor sharpening $5

Spring Loaded scissor sharpening $7.50

Knitting a Toque
Apr 18 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Details to come

Long-arm / Handi-Quilter Rental Class
Apr 18 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Do you want to quilt your own quilts on a long-arm machine? Don’t have the room? Take our Handi-Quilter rental class and then you can come and quilt your quilts on our big machine. The class is $110 and runs from 10:30-3:30, practice quilts, batting and thread are supplied, just bring a notebook and pencil.

Classes can be booked at your convenience with adequate notice.

The Long Arm Rental Classes are $110 per person and have only two people on each machine, in a handson, five-hour class. Classes are from 10:30 am – 3:30 pm the day of the week varies, but if you have a date in mind you can call and book ahead. Payment is required at registration.

You will need to bring a blank, unlined sketchbook and a pencil. You also need to bring your lunch, or lunch money, we do have a fridge and microwave available. We supply the quilt tops, backings and batting.

In the class you will learn how to load your quilt and the basics of using the machine, such as bringing up the thread from the bottom, starting and ending. We will cover basic free motion quilting such as allover loops, swirls, loops and stars, etc. We will also cover using an allover pantograph pattern— how to set it up and how to roll your quilt. You will use a laser light on the machine to follow the pantograph pattern.

By the end of class you will be able to quilt an allover design on your own quilt.

Once you’ve taken the basic Long Arm Class, we invite you to rent a long arm machine by the hour and get those quilt tops made into quilts! The machines rent for $20/hour. Machine rental is by appointment and the hours are flexible. We have lots of pantograph patterns available to purchase and we are willing to order others if you find something you would like to quilt.

You will need to bring in your own tops and backs to quilt after you have taken the class. We do sell batting, so you may purchase batting from us, or you may bring in your own.

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Beginner Crochet Dishcloth – evening
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This is a BEGINNER, beginner class, no experience needed. Come and learn to make a dishcloth! We will be doing single crochet and half double crochet. This is a great starter class if you are hoping to make amigurumi in the future.

$50 pattern included

This class teaches right handed crochet only.

Regular hours at the store are Mon-Fri 9-5:30 and Sat 9-5, if your class is after regular business hours, the doors will open 10 minutes before the start of class.

Stitcher’s Garden Block of the (twice a) Month
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Stitcher’s Garden Block of the Month quilt will have you learning to use a different sewing machine presser foot each class. Learn how to utilize decorative stitches and each month explore a new technique with guided instruction and hands on practice. Techniques include machine appliqué, couching, pin tucks, chenille and plenty of decorative stitches.

$199 includes class fee, pattern and instruction. Class will run from 10:00-12:00 but classroom will be open until 2:00 if you’d like to stay and sew.
Some of the feet you will mearn about are; applique foot, border guide foot, circular foot, couching foot, free motion foot, button foot, cording foot, pintuck foot, piping foot, fringe foot, and MORE.

Jan 26th, Feb 9 and 23, March 8 and 22, April 5 and 19, May 10 and 24, June 14

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