Friday, February 7, 2014

I wanted to share a little "LOVE" with everyone this week in honor of Valentine's Day being only a week away! Over on, the Bernina Blog, there's fun tutorial on how to use the Spanish Hemstitch attachment #47. I had never thought to use this attachment this way but it looks like a lot of fun. It will definitely help you fall in LOVE with Bernina! 

Here's the link!

Happy Sewing and Happy Valentine's Day!


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Hexies How To!

You know all of those hexagon pre-cuts you're seeing everywhere? Well, you might be wondering what to do with these things! Your mind might jump to the thought of English paper piecing, which is a traditional way of sewing hexagons together by hand, which is not something I'm in to! I've stumbled upon a tutorial of a fun way to use these hexagons without hand sewing! She uses squares of fabric but you could easily substitute the honeycomb hexagon pre-cuts for this project. 

I found this how to and pattern on my favorite blog, We All Sew, which is the official Bernina blog.

Happy Sewing!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

First off, we have another contest starting! This time we're giving away a $25 gift card to Seams Like Home! Secondly, we want to hear what you're sewing for Christmas (or what you hope/wish you could sew for Christmas!). So comment on this blog post about your Christmas sewing and your entered to win!

For this contest, you only get one entry, so make your comment a good one! :) The contest begins today and will be closed on December 24th at 3pm. The randomly selected winner will be announced on December 26th. 

And just to be fair since you all are sharing and show off a little, I'll show you all what I sewed as a Christmas gift for my husband's grandmother! It's a peppermint candy table runner. I found this pattern in a Stitch Gifts magazine from a year or so ago. It was so easy and quick to make, with a little bit of fusible applique! 

I can't wait to read what you all have done or will do for your Christmas sewing.

Happy Holidays everyone! 
Thank you for your support and your business!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Saturday Sampler 2014 is here! If you aren't familiar with our Saturday Sampler program, you should be. It's a block of the month program where we use Marti Mitchell templates to create 12 different blocks over the year. So after the year is done you have 12 blocks so you can quickly whip together a sampler quilt!

The cost for Saturday Sampler is only $40 for the whole year! Our programs has different sessions which you commit to at the beginning of the year. You need to show up for your session once a month on the third Saturday morning of month or the Friday evening that precedes it. You show up for your sesions on time with your block finished, you listen to Maret talk about what's new and exciting at the store and you get your block pattern and fabric kit for the next month! If you're unable to show up for your chosen session, you show up late or don't have your block completed it's $10 to get your block for that month.

This year's pattern and colorways are gorgeous and the staff is having a hard time picking out which colorways we're going do. For most of us, we'll sign up for two or three colorways! :) If you have any questions about Saturday Sampler, you can leave comments here or call/stop by the store to ask us!

Also as a side note, we're going to close at 3pm on Wednesday November 27th and we'll be closed on Thanksgiving November 28th. Enjoy your Thanksgiving day!

Thank you for being such wonderful customers, enjoy the new store!

 The Patter for 2014

One of the four colorways!

The other three colorways!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

As of Monday, November 11th we've been in our new store! It was a long weekend as we never closed during regular hours, but this week has been so rewarding. We're loving our new location, the natural light we get now, the shorter walk from the parking lot to our store, and the list goes on and on! The feedback we're getting from our customers is upbeat and positive as well! We have a guest book for any visitors to sign and leave a message. The comments are so wonderful and uplifting and we'd love to hear feedback from you! Also feel free to leave any comments here on the blog as well.

Throughout this move we know our customers are what make our business so great and we love the excitement you've had about this new location and our final building. We want to create a wonderful and inviting place for you to shop and sew and we hope you love this store as much as we do! And just remember, the final building will be even BETTER!

And thank you for supporting our business, we appreciate you!!!

Here are some pictures of store this week! The lovely ladies in the classroom are members of the Kept In Stitches group and I want to thank them for letting me take a picture of their meeting!

The Classroom area

The Notions Wall/Batik Area

The View from the front door/the Batik Area

 The Thread racks/Color Wall

 The Bernina Area

The Color Wall and other cotton fabric

 The Front Counter

The Book nook

The Fat Quarter Table

Friday, November 8, 2013

A quick move update/reminder before we get to the fun stuff! This is our last weekend in the University Center Mall. We are open all weekend for normal hours and we will close on Sunday November 10th at 5pm. And on Monday November 11th we'll open up at 10am at 2375 East 63rd Avenue! If you have classes with us that are on November 11th or after, please remember to join us at our new store! Thank you for being such wonderful and loyal customers through this move and we hope you enjoy our temporary store!

And now the blog contest winner is..... SLM,
 with the comment made on November 3rd, "I think it would be really nice to have a semi-circular driveway where we could park temporarily so we could bring in our machines and materials for classes. This would be especially nice in the winter."
SLM, please e-mail the store at to have your prize made available to you! 

Thank you everyone for your comments and ideas! We've gotten so many great suggestions from you and we hope you all love our temporary store and our final building which may have some of your great ideas in it!

And we thank you, all of our wonderful customers, for your support and business as this move wouldn't be possible without you!

Happy Sewing!

The winner was determined using a random number generator. Number 18 was generated with the comments being numbered with the first comment as 1 and the last comment as 40. 

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Rather than a move update this week, we've got a contest for our wonderful customers! We'd love to hear from YOU about ideas and wishes you have for final building! So if you comment on this blog with your thoughts for our store you'll be entered into a drawing for a 75% OFF coupon for our store!!!!!!!

75% OFF

The contest will be open for you to comment through 11:59pm on Thursday November 7th. You can comment once a day for up to 7 chances to win! Make sure you put your name on your comment so we can identify you. The winner will be selected at random and we'll announce the winner on Friday November 8th in our weekly e-mail and here on the blog! The coupon will be good for one purchase in person on either November 9th or 10th (this coupon will exclude Bernina branded items, sewing machines, consignment items, Saturday sampler, and gift certificates).

So come up with lots of good ideas for us to possibly use in our new building and comment here for your chance to win BIG!!!!!

And we thank you, all of our wonderful customers, for your support and business as this move wouldn't be possible without you!
Happy Sewing!