Fun Sewing Facts
Isaac M. Singer didn’t invent the sewing machine, but he did take it to a whole new level. He took what had been developed up to that point and added to it, and in 1850 he invented a sewing machine that could sew 900 stitches per minute, an incredible feat at the time. In 1857, he and his partner Edward Clark formed I.M. Singer & Company, and by 1860 it was the largest manufacturer of sewing machines in the world.
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We carry Synthrapol®!
What is it, you ask? Synthrapol® is an industrial strength, pH neutral, liquid detergent used as a prewash and after-wash for dyed or painted fabrics and as a wetting agent for fabric dyes and paints. Synthrapol® has the unique property of keeping loose dye suspended during washing, thus preventing back-staining while aiding in the removal of excess color. Pretty cool, right?
Prewashing fabric with Synthrapol® to remove oils, waxes, starches and sizings helps ensure an even dye job and reduces the risk of blotchy color.
Synthrapol® helps keep loose dye in suspension and is used to remove excess color and prevent backstaining.
Adding Synthrapol® to a dye bath or fabric paint can increase dye penetration and helps ensure even coloring.
Do you like solids? We carry a large selection of solid prints in a wide variety of colors! We have over 70 bolts of solid print fabrics in our solids section. Stop in and take a look!
Introducing: Cat Tales
This new Northcott line is just purr-fect for any cat lover OR reader! I can't wait to make a library bag out of the typewriter material and the plaid material, it'll look so cute, and it would double as an awesome shopping bag for Barnes and Noble. Plus, who doesn't like sleepy cats? They are just too precious. What's your favorite book genre? I love fantasy and mystery!
If you have a sew steady table and you like doing your own quilting, you HAVE to have this tool! It's called the "suspension system". It has arms with clamps that hold your project up to make your quilt less bulky and easier to move around for quilting.
Click the link below to take a look at the suspension system in action!
Our next class is a Back Basting Needle Turn Applique class.
We only have TWO spots left if you are interested!
If you do hand applique and don't know about this technique, you NEED to get in on this class! Ruth has been doing hand applique for 40 years, and has been using the back basting needle turn method for the last 5 years and swears she will never use another technique for hand applique again. It saves time, energy, material, and headaches.
MONTH ONE OF MASTERPIECE IS READY FOR PICKUP
We have space for just one more member in this particular BOM. Call the shop at 269-979-2347 or stop in to sign up.
A sample of month's one & two in the "Masterpiece" BOM.
They are now hanging in the store if you want to come take a look.
The price will be $25 per month and includes all fabrics for the top, binding and pattern for this 108" quilt. You have to see these fabrics to realize just how rich and beautiful these jewel tones are. The picture does not do this quilt justice.
If there is a technique that you are wanting to learn, please let us know and we'll arrange a class. without feedback from you, we don't know what our customers want.
May 28 Back Basting Needle Turn Applique $45 taught by Ruth
Class cost includes a kit. Learn how to do hand applique the easy way with this technique class. No glue, no freezer paper, no templates! TWO SPOTS LEFT
June 4 Beginning Paper Piecing $45 taught by Ruth
Students will make an 8" x 8" block made up of 4 paper-pieced squares forming a star flower. Learn a valuable skill to take your quilting to the next level! Paper piecing is a timeless art, and with Ruth's help you'll soon be on your way to mastering this talent.
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Steve's Snippet: I always take my wife morning tea in my pajamas, but she says she’d rather have it in a cup.