Friday, December 30, 2011

January Calendar!

Sew Along

Our Sew Along afternoons before Christmas were a huge hit and a lot of Christmas sewing was completed. We are going to continue the Sew Alongs when time permits and the next one is Jan 10 from 1-4pm.  Bring your uncompleted projects or one that you want to start but just need a little nudge, it'll be great!  Bring your machine or try out one of our Baby Locks!  The class is free, just give a shout to let me know when you are coming. 
Wishing you all an Exciting New Year and all the best in 2012!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I know that by now your Christmas sewing is finished and wrapped under the tree, right, and you want to start thinking about next we all do!

All Christmas panels are now only $5 each and Christmas fabrics are marked down to %50 off! Hurry in soon, it’s going fast! Other specials are posted throughout the store! There’s still time to create a wonderful minkie/fleece scarf, the Gotta Go Bag, or Christmas apron, Sew Along on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon!

Thinking about a new Sewing Machine or Serger? Feed your husband well and weigh in after Christmas! That’s right, we’re discounting any machine purchase over $1999 one dollar per lb! Don’t have a husband... you can borrow mine! Sale begins December 27.

Christmas hours:

December 24 10-2pm

Closed Christmas and Boxing Day

December 31 10-2pm

Closed January 1

Sewing camp begins Jan 2 10-1

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


Sew Have Fun


Friday, December 2, 2011

Stasha is coming!

Did you know Stasha is coming?  She will treat us with a trunk show onThursday, December 15 from 7-9pm.  Come and be truly amazed at the wonderful use of colour, design, and fabric!  You won’t believe what you can do with a sewing machine!  Stasha has a long list of credentials that includes being a member of the Canadian Quilt Association and has been the featured quilter at a number of quilt shows across Ontario.  Her work has won awards in several juried shows and she has shown at the prestigious Houston Quilt Show.  I know this is a particularly busy time of year but how better to celebrate the season than with a treat for the eyes and giving away a Baby Lock Sewing Machine!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Shop Hop November 18 and 19, 2011

Print this Passport and collect a stamp from each store to be eligible for super prizes and awesome specials!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Trees to Trim

Here’s your chance to decorate some Christmas trees! This simple Wallhanging will get you into the Christmas spirit with four different trees embellished four different ways; or make them the same if you desire! The star in the sashing brings the eye to the center of the quilt and the cleverly pieced border adds interest. Tuesday Nov 22 10-2. Class Pattern and kit $45

Autumn Leaves by Eleanor Burns

Whether you make the Wallhanging or Table runner this project will come together quickly and includes the 4 1/2 On Point Ruler and if the 2x4 inch Mini Geese ruler is already in your short cut kit it will come in handy! This project uses only 4 fat quarters for the leaves, 1\4 yd for background, and 1\2 yd for the border. Even with so few fabrics the design really packs a punch and Eleanor Burns always makes clear instructions. It won‘t be long before this project is gracing your table! Tuesday Sept 27 10-1 Class, kit and pattern with template, $40.

Notebook Cover

Explore the hidden secrets of the bobbin! You`ll be amazed at what your machine can do. Learn about Bobbin work and create a notebook cover using a flip and sew method, embellish with heavy weight threads you would never dream about using on the sewing machine. Once you make one it will be hard to stop; these will make a fabulous gift for friends at Christmas. Class, kit and instructions $35. Nov 8 10-1 or Nov 10 6-9pm.  Sample in the store.

Sashiko Purse or Christmas Stocking

The Sashiko stitch looks so interesting on velvet and using the flip and stitch technique with textured trims or yarns can add such dimension and interest. This trendy bag will get comments wherever you go or make the stocking; Santa won’t be able to pass it by! Learn some unique Sashiko techniques and make a fashionable purse or elegant stocking. Class, kit and instructions, $30 Tuesday Oct 25 10-1 or Thursday Oct 27, 6-9



Bet you didn’t think you could “paint” with your sewing machine! This class is so much fun, you’ll learn how to combine and layer the stitches on your sewing machine creating depth and amazing botanical inspired one of a kind art pieces you will be proud to display or give as a gift. Class, kit and Instructions $30 Tuesday Oct 4, 10-1 or Thursday Oct 6 6-9pm.

Serger Camisole

Serger Camisole

I’ll bet you didn’t think you could make such a delicate garment on the serger but you will be amazed at the fine pintucks and how easily the laces go together with the fine cotton. This camisole looks lovely and the combed cotton voile feels soothing to the skin. Saturday, Sept 17 12-4pm or Wednesday, Sept 21 10-2

French Braid Serger Runner

French braid Serger Runner

You’ll enjoy this new twist on the French braid. Expand your serging and quilting knowledge with this fully reversible table runner and get it done in one day! Class, kit and Pattern $45 Thursday, Sept 29 1-4pm

Mystery Table Runner

I love to spend the weekend with a great mystery book; the suspense and thrill of solving a puzzle is so much fun! I think you’ll feel the same way about this table runner and it won’t take you the whole weekend! Just one afternoon is all you’ll need. Kits are of Christmas or Autumn Colours. Follow the clues and all will be revealed! Class, kit and Pattern $40. Tuesday, Sept 13 10-1, or Saturday, Sept 15 6-9pm.  No picture 'cuz then it wouldn't e a mystery!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Fall Spectacular Runner

Now that cooler temperatures have arrived we are entertaining indoors instead of out on the patio and it`s so nice to add the warm touch of Autumn colours to the table with this gorgeous Runner. The panel is the perfect starting point and pulls all the fabrics together. This Chinese Lantern style setting teaches how to sew corner to corner and looks much more complex than it is. Class, kit and instructions $45. Thursday, Sept 22, 12-4 or Saturday, Oct 1, 12-4

Thursday, June 30, 2011

My first T.V. appearance!

Hooray Fireworks!  Happy Canada Day and to those friends celebrating July 4, enjoy your holiday!  Hope you have a little time for sewing!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

classes with descriptions

Linen Pillow with 3 Dimensional Flowers

Machine Embroidery can add such flair to home decor. Embroider this Jenny Haskins design on linen then add organza flowers for a whimsical touch. Complete the cushion with some of those seldom used decorative stitches on the sewing machine and you’ll have a lovely decor item for any room in your home. June 7 10-2 Encore Saturday June 11 12-4 pm Class $30, kit and design $20

Town and Country Tote

Everyone needs a sizable and classy looking tote. This one is great for a day of shopping or sightseeing. Every detail has been thought out from the comfortable handles to the multiple pockets, leather bottom and secure zipper closures. Add machine embroidery to make an original one of a kind for you or it would make a wonderful gift! June 14 10-2 Encore June 18 12-4 Class $30 kit fee $20.

Serger Jacket

Made of Cotton and reversible this will be a favourite for cool summer evenings or the Fall.  The hardest part of this jacket will be chosing the fabrics!  Use decorative threads and the Baby Lock serger for amazing results!  June 15 1-5 Class $30 plus fabric.

Expect the unexpected!  You never know what you will see when CQA Juried Show Winner Stasha Ceglarz combines colour and technique but it will be fabulous and inspiring!  Book your spot for our Trunk show on June 21 7-9pm and you will receive a coupon for $10 off any purchase that evening.  Book soon, this is sure to be a crowd pleaser! ($10 to register)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Class Calender for June

Okay so I hope you won't mind if I try this...are these links clickable?  Let's find out!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Finally some sewing for me!

Pattern Sizing:

Size XL

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

No picture but did see one just like it while shopping.

Were the instructions easy to follow?

If you've made a skirt or two you know how easy they can be.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

Fabric Used: This is a Polyester with a linen look weave from Sew Have Fun. It has a fair bit of weight but I'll need a little slip because the light shines through. I have plans to make one of 100% cotton voile which will help keep me cool.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

Made a wedge shape, 4 inches at the waist, 9 inches at the hem with the grain line running down the center. Cut the center back with a seam allowance. 10 Gores in all. Length 27"

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

I think I will make it again, it sewed up pretty quickly.


Love the black and white and motion in the print, will be a regular for my summer wardrobe!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Technology in Sewing

I'm amazed at the advances in Machine Embroidery, there is so much to learn on the subject.  If you are in the Courtice area you may want to check out the PC Users Club.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

New Class Calendar and more ways to be creative!

Here is the new Class Schedule for April, May and June.  Drop in to see the projects, class descriptions and prices to follow.