Appliqué surface perfection

Ahah moment over here!

If any of you are searching for the perfect surface to do your appliqué on, I found it. It was certainly not where I thought it would be either , Try the kitchen department. Finally some use for all of that stuff 😁

Mom and I own an app lap , which is absolutely wonderful, Mom loves it. Although, for me I had trouble with it because it doesn’t rotate and it is a wee bit small.

I think they are great but this cake stand by Wilton is even better, in my opinion. It rotates and the top tilts ( and stays put in the tilted position you put it in) . The slightly raised pieces that are meant to help hold a cake on top actually help in keeping a bit of room between your needle and the surface top, so that it is a more fluid movement.


Heavens to Betsy Hook in Live on Facebook

Hello everyone!

Tomorrow is our Spring Hook in , in Hudson NY. We have vendors Visions of Ewe, The Old Tattered Flag , Folk for all Seasons, The Wool Farm, Crows on a Wire and The Country Crock ,oh and Yes, Heavens to Betsy as well.

The hook in is FULL but we welcome shoppers after 12:30 for a $5 door charge.

If you can not make it to upstate NY. I will be attempting our first LIVE Facebook video. Please do not hold me to a time but be sure to be checking around 9:30-10 Am tomorrow. I can always do one in the early am then another later on if requested.

You will find the LIVE Facebook video on our Heavens to Betsy Facebook page. Heavens to Betsy Hook in Page, Please LIKE and Follow our page to see it come up in your newsfeed, if you forget and happen to be on at the time we are LIVE.

remnant special extended to this weekend only

Ends Sunday at Midnight

It is remnant weekend at Heavens to Betsy !
Please tell your husbands to call 518-851-2149 if they are unable to use the website and we will do the order over the phone 🙂

We are doing a second weekend of Our annual remnant bonanza. These are the last 48 hours to get one until next year.

We have been saving all of our remnants from the entire year and they are now up on the website for a few short days.

These bags are the PERFECT way to add to your stash without breaking the bank. A great way to add a variety to your stash.

These are pieces from ALL of our wools including NEW and SOLD OUT wools.

All of our wool is perfect for Applique’ , doll making, purses, quilting, clothing, general sewing, rug hooking and more.
Felting machines love our wool too!

Here are a few photos from previous remnants specials. They are always changing with all of our wools from previous mailers.

Last day for remnant Bonanza


Due to high volume and the holday, your order might experience a 3-4 business day delay

in addition to normal ship times.

It is that time of year. Time to get a special package just for you in the mail.

Here are some pictures from a previous bonanza :


These bags are the PERFECT way to add to your stash without breaking the bank.

These are pieces from ALL of our wools including NEW and SOLD OUT wools.

all of our wool is perfect for Applique’, doll making, purses, quilting, CLOTHING, Crafty sewing projects and rug hooking.For the two pound bag:The sizes range – almost all pieces are at least 12 x 5 or equivelant to that size. Many are larger. There may be one piece that is small ie. 5×5 or a long skinny but usable strip in a two pound bag.

For the 10 pounder, the sizes of the pieces are larger cuts of all of our wools new and old. Sometimes these are not quite half yards or pieces where there was a tear n the bolt and we had to cut it out. Almost all pieces are either the equivalent to a quarter yard, A fat quarter or above.

~~~The bags are made up by Betsy and Erica and we basically try to out-do each other🙂 by the assortment and wow factor.~~~

What is a hook in ? Who is welcome ?



A hook-in is a term used by rug hookers for an event that is usually one day (sometimes 2 or 3 days) of crafters getting together and having a good time.

You bring your crafting supplies, Sit and enjoy a day of crafting while catching up with old friends and making new ones.

WHO IS WELCOME? At almost every hook in; it is not just rug hookers (crafters that pull loops of wool fabric through linen to make a rug ) who are welcome but also: those who do Wool applique’, Needle punch, Rug punch, crotchet, knitting, Wool penny rugs, embroidery, Crewel work, Cross stitch. Basically if you do a low volume craft that involves the love of fabric, threads and notions you can get through the gate J

ARE BEGINNERS WELCOME?  Yes! Yes! Yes! A hook in is the absolute best possible place for you!  One of the things that make a hook in such a fantastic experience is taking in what everyone is working on, what tools they are using, where they get their supplies and of course what other hook-ins, camps or retreats they enjoy. Questions and talking are definitely a high priority at hook ins. The more conversations going on at one time, the better.


WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A RUG HOOKING CAMP, A HOOK-IN AND A RETREAT? A rug hooking camp is usually a group of structured classes that also may act as a hook in while classes are going on.

A secret to enjoying any class: Know what your teacher specializes in. Some teachers do fine cut rug hooking, Some do wide cut rug hooking, Some applique’ classes are not for absolute beginners. There are so many fantastic teachers out there and it is an absolute joy to take classes but it really helps you and the teacher if you know what the teacher specializes in or if you like their work.

A hook-in is a non-structured day (or days) that may have mini classes going on that you can sign up for during the time you are there. Almost all hook-ins invite vendors to travel and set up booths. This is a wonderful opportunity to finally meet that website or shop that posts on facebook but never have a chance to drive to their shop.

A rug hooking retreat is non-structured and more laid back couple of days of rug hooking. If there are demonstrations or classes they can be more impromptu or not set in stone. A retreat may not have a teacher to help color plan or teach techniques (each are different,So please be sure to read a registration. If it says retreat, it is more often not for beginner rug hookers but more for a rug hooker that just wants a few days around a smaller group than a camp or hook-in).