August 21, 2017 - In This Issue

• New Fabric

• Quilt Shop Classes

• Yarn Shop Classes


• Embroidery Block-of-the-Month

• A Tip for Accuracy

• Spotlight Item: Save 20%


New Fabric

This beautiful Christmas collection arrived last week. There is a coordinating Advent calendar available. You can see the sample of it made up in the shop later this week. 

And look what came in this morning. Love the colors in this group.


Upcoming Classes

Little Quilt September Sewing Day
Thursday, August 24, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Free with purchase of pattern

We’re working our way through the year creating these adorable raw-edge applique wall hangings. Make them with or without the month at the bottom. These fit perfectly in the small wire stands. With the month added to the bottom, the finished size is 12 x 16.  Join anytime . . . you can backtrack and make the earlier months or make them later as each month rolls around.

Key West Handbag
Saturday, August 26, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, pattern required

This bag is a great size for everyday use. It measures 11 1/2″ x 11 1/2″ and it’s 4″ deep. With lots of pockets on the inside and a large one on both the front and back you’ll stay organized and have everything you need within reach. This is a good first bag class . . . just challenging enough and no zippers. Fat quarter friendly, too. Judy Bryan will teach this class.

Click here to see the full quilt shop class schedule.


Yarn Shop Classes

Intermediate Knitting
13 Weeks Starting September 13, 2017 (through December 6)
Wednesdays, 12 noon – 1 p.m.
FREE with purchase of Building Blocksbook AND yarn
$75 if you bring your own yarn (book required)

If you’re ready to take your knitting to the next level or need a refresher course after being away from your needles for a while, this fun 13-week class is just the ticket. Each week you’ll make a block (for a total of 12), each featuring a different stitch. In the final session you’ll sew them all together and have a beautiful afghan. Anne Worthington will be your instructor. NOTE: Please come in to register and order your yarn no later than August 31.

Building with Lace
10 Weeks Starting September 19, 2017 (through November 21)
Tuesdays, 12 noon – 1 p.m.
FREE with purchase of Building with Lacebook AND yarn
$75 if you bring your own yarn (book required)

If you enjoyed knitting the afghan in the Building Blocks class you’ll love this addition in the KnitPurlHunter series. Building with Lace is a 10 week class beginning September 19. You’ll end up with a 22″ x 72″ knitted lace shawl. In the process you’ll learn cable stitches, nupps and several lace stitches, as well as how to use lifelines, provisional cast ons and applied borders, slipped stitch selvedges, lifelines, knitting with beads, and plenty of practice reading charts. Participants must know how to cast on, bind off, knit, purl, increase and decrease stitches. There will be homework each week which will need to be completed before moving on to the next lesson. NOTE: Please come in to register and order your yarn no later than August 31. 

Click here to see all yarn shop classes.


Embroidery Make & Take
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Free, RSVP required

Learn how to successfully embroider on knits in this Make & Take class with Cindy. Bring a T-shirt, tank top, or other knit garment, along with your machine and a hoop sized for the design you'd like to use. Bring a design or a blank USB stick and choose one when you arrive for class. We'll discuss design placement, hooping, and stabilizers. You can do this!

NOTE: Cindy used "Teddy Bears 3" from EDS to make this cute sample.


Charmed Adventure

You still have time to get in on our first embroidery block-of-the-month, Charmed Adventure by HoopSisters. Get the details on the home page of our website. Take 10% off fabric for your project through September 1. 


The Tip

Do you have trouble getting your seams to match up perfectly when piecing? Try this.

Pin every intersection when piecing, and remove pins as you sew up to them after your machine needle has pierced the multiple layers of fabric that are at the seam intersection. Stop sewing with the needle in the down position, gently remove the pin (don't sew over them), and then proceed with your seam. It works every time!


Spotlight Item: 20% Off Mettler Thread

Stock up now. Take 20% off all Mettler thread. No limits!

Offer expires on Saturday, August 26 at 6 p.m. Must mention that you saw this offer in the Quiltzette to receive the discount. 


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