The Quiltzette

October 3, 2016


New Fabric

We received more beautiful batiks last week. Along with this collection we got in coordinating jelly rolls, layer cakes, and charm packs.


We were also happy to unbox 11 bolts  of these nice little spotted batiks along with a couple dozen bolts of batik blenders so that you'll have plenty of "go-withs" for your projects.


This bright collection also showed up last week and would make up nicely as a modern quilt or fun tote bag.


Upcoming Classes

YOUTH CLASS: Trick or Treat Bag

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
$25, includes all supplies

Get ready for Halloween by making your very own Trick or Treat bag. Aimee King will teach this class. Sign up today!

Hazel Hedgehog Pillow or Wall Hanging
Friday, October 14, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, pattern required

Teacher Judi Swain has renamed this pattern “Hazel The Hedgehog Diva” – and rightly so! With or without the cool glasses, Hazel is a hit. Make this as a pillow or wall hanging in a variety of sizes. If you enjoy the technique (it’s not paper pieced) you might want to venture out and make Fancy Forest which features not only Hazel, but also owls, rabbits, butterflies, and the ever popular Fancy Fox.

Click here to see all quilting/sewing classes.


Yarn Shop Classes

Triplicity Shawlette
Saturday, October 8, 2016, 1-5 p.m. AND
Saturday, October 15, 2016, 3-5 p.m. (a two session class)
$29, plus supplies

Make this simple, beautiful  shawlette and learn new texture stitches while honing your knitting skills. Use either one color yarn, or experiment and use more than one color. For beginning and intermediate knitters. Must know how to cast on, knit, purl, decrease, increase, and bind off.

Knit-A-Long: Choice of Two Cowls
Three Tuesdays: October 11, 18, & 25
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
$5 per session, plus Mirasol yarn and pattern

Choose one of two patterns and join this evening Knit-A-Long. Anne will be available during each session to help you knit a soft, luxurious cowl with Mirasol alpaca yarns.

Click here to see all knitting/crochet classes.


BERNINA Software Club: Texturizing with Artwork Canvas
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
5:30 p.m.

Artwork Canvas includes many fun and interesting textures that can be printed on on fabric and used for projects. Create a sampling of textures, print, and then put them together in a bag to hold your essential sewing tools and treasures. Call 970-565-7541 or email Cindy to sign up for this event.


October Accessory Special

Spanish Hemstitch Attachment
Regular Price: $50
During October: $37.50

Find out more about what this attachment can do for you and watch a video here.


Two Challenge Deadlines Approaching

2016 Halloween Challenge

Purchase one fat quarter of our Halloween Challenge fabric (available at the shop for $3.25) and make a Halloween wall hanging or table runner/topper.

Submit Your Entry By: October 27, 2016

Entries will be on display for voting by visitors and customers October 28 and 29. Winner of a $50 gift certificate will be announced on October 31.

Rules: Wall hanging or runner/topper must be no smaller than 12” x 12” and no larger than 36” x 36”, it must be an ORIGINAL design, and it must contain the Challenge Fabric.

2016 Sock Knitting Challenge

We have two categories for our first ever sock contest – craziest sock and most elegant sock. Entry deadline is October 31. Socks will be on display through 11/9 in the yarn shop where customers and visitors can vote for their favorite. The winners will be announced November 10 and will each receive a $25 gift certificate.


The Tip: Perfect Points

By Karen Childress

I pieced a queen size quilt at home over the past few days and as I was sewing remembered this tip that we shared some time ago. You can make perfect points (or as I like to call them, "intersections") by pinning at every single seam. No exceptions! The real trick, however, is to sew slowly as you approach a pin and remove it ONLY AFTER your needle is in the down position just beyond the seam (see image). After you do this for a while you'll get into the habit of placing your pin in such a way that it's easy to get one good stitch beyond that seam line so that it's easy to remove the pin without the fabric shifting. So, there you go . . . perfect points. Or intersections.


"Is not life a hundred times too short for us to bore ourselves?" ~ Friedrich Nietzsche


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