Archive for November, 2010

Sew What? News and Notions…

As the holidays quickly approach us, we have tons of great ideas for all the people on your gift list. How about a set of pillow cases for the chicken wing lover in your life? Or some pajamas in some soft fairy colors for those grandkids you have? We have some fabulous fabric just waiting for that special project to get you starting on your way. You can even download your own Holiday Wish List so your family and friends know exactly what to get you this holiday season. Whatever it is you need, from fabric to notions, stop in Sew What? and see what we have for you.
Our Fall/Winter hours have begun and are as follows:
Monday, Thursday, Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday and Wednesday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fall/Winter Class Schedule

Basic Machine Piecing with Ann Shaw Tuesdays November 9th thru December 14th 10:00 am – 1:00 pm AND 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Cost: $50.00 A close follow up to the beginner’s by hand class, this basic class covers the rotary equipment, strip piecing, and time saving techniques. Each week of this 6 week class covers a different essential technique. We cover rotary cutting safety and accuracy, half square triangles, flying geese, paper piecing and much more. Please note this is a 6 week course!

Nine Patch Magic
Teacher: Linda Davis
When: Wednesday November 10 & 17, 2010
Time: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost: $30.00

There really is magic in a Nine Patch!  Just simple Nine Patches and more Nine Patches along with a Four Patch and setting triangles set on point and it is like magic how the intricate design appears in this bed size quilt. 
Quilt students of all skills levels can complete this project.

Magic Melons
Teacher: Joanne Witjes
When: Saturday November 13th
Time: 10:00  AM  – 3:00 PM
Cost: $30.00

This dimensional quilt is different and so much fun to make. When we offered thisimage008popular class last semester, everyone’s fabric choices looked great. Plaids, primitives, brights, pastels and florals all were successful choices. Try this fun ‘quilt as you go’ method, use up batting scraps, and end up with an original and excellent quilt.

Quilter’s Gallery

In November, Mrs. Laura Delange quilts are showcased in the Quilter’s Gallery.  XYZ”s bio…….

Laura DeLange has been quilting since 2002.  she considers herself a ‘topper’ because she doesn’t do the quilting herself, but has someone else finish her projects for her.  She especially enjoys the process of picking out the fabrics and patterns.  Laura considers pattern instructions to be more like suggestions rather than hard-fast rules, and she often will alter or manipulate the original pattern to make it more unique.  In her past life, she was an accountant, so the math aspect of the quilting isn’t a problem for her.  Laura says “I’d rather be quilting than anything else!!”

When you display your quilts in our gallery it gives everyone who comes into the store, and the entire quilting community an opportunity to view your talent and see the vast array of local quilting styles, colors and techniques. While quilts are on display, photos will be taken and a CD created so you can maintain a record of your exhibition.  During the month you display your quilts, you will receive a 20% discount in the store. We welcome all levels to participate in this exciting opportunity! Call the store to sign up for an upcoming month. We look forward to hearing from you.

Quilter’s Tip of the Month

Keeping a clean iron is imperative during quilting projects, or any other time really Here are a few tips to help keep your iron running smoothly.
If you iron is dirty or hasn’t been cleaned in a while, open a paper grocery bag and lay it on the ironing board. Sprinkle a bit of table salt on the bag and iron the salt.
Let’s say your iron is in really bad shape – a quick dip in vinegar may help. Here’s what you do – put the iron in a baking sheet/cookie sheet with sides, face down, in about a 1/4” of vinegar. Let the sole plate soak for a few minutes and then wipe dry.
For really awful stubborn stains that are NOT coated with non-stick surfaces, gently rub the sole plate with steel wool.
These tips are courtesy of  Ami Simms book, Every Trick in the Book.

Girls Night Out

November 26, 2010

6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Enjoy an evening out with other quilters. Order take-out or bring your own dinner. The cost is only $8.00. Girls Night Out is a monthly event at Sew What? and is always held on the last Friday of the month. Hope to see you there!

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