Machine Classes for March

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The Dream Machine

Wednesday, March 30th 10:00 – 4:00 pm, 2016…. This set of classes is from 2016.  They were great fun.  We’ll have more in 2017.

Lunch provided by The Main House

$80.00 + supplies   If you purchased your machine from Creations, we will have a $20.00 gift card for you as our thank you for your support.

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If you have THE DREAM MACHINE then you will love this class. We will work with features that ONLY this machine has. These are the features that set it apart from every other embroidery machine available.

You will learn how to scan in a drawing and have your machine stitch it out. You will be able to scan in your handwriting as well.

This machine can help you with your quilting, and we will show you how it can quilt just the areas you want!!

Even if you took this class before, I bet you could use a refresher.   We always have new things to show each time we do a class so don’t miss this one.

Decorative Sewing with the Circular Sewing Device

Thursday, March 31st  10:00 – 4:00 pm

Lunch provided by The Main House

Class fee $80.00.  If you purchased your machine from Creations, we will have a $20.00 gift card for you at the end of the class.

Circular Sewing Round Sample
Circular Sewing Round Sample

 

The use of the Circular Sewing Device and decorative threads has endless possibilities for creating wonderful designs on your sewing machine.

We will work with metallic threads, and heavy threads.  We’ll stitch over cords and ribbons.  The most fun is bobbin work which allows you to use lots of different threads that would never go thru the needle.

The circular sewing device sells for $119.00 and you will need it for this class.  It comes with two extra feet that we will also show you how to use.

Circular Sewing Square Sample
Circular Sewing Square Sample

 

Even if you have taken this class before, we know you will want to come again as we have new stitches and ideas. We will show more bobbin work this time around as it is so much fun!

If you would like to register for any of these classes, please give us a call at 830-896-8088.  Hope you will find one that works for you.

Western Fabric Drought is over

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We have been in a Western print drought here in the shop. It seems when one company does western, they all do.  And then there is a long dry spell.

We are gotten in western lines from Moda, Maywood, and Blend fabrics.  Each line has it’s own personality.  Moda actually has two lines, Texas Proud and Sundance Trail.  You will find bluebonnets in the Texas Proud line and some great western prints in Sundance Trail.

Maywood’s line is called Hold ’em or Fold ’em.  Blend fabrics came thru with brightly colored boots and horseshoes.

There is something for everyone NOW!!!!

Visit the Texas/Western Fabrics page of our online store to find our latest selection.

Great selection of batik fabrics will always be found in our shop

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This picture shows only a portion of the batiks we stock. You will find fabrics from the latest collections by Hoffman, Robert Kaufman, Moda, Anthology and Island Batik.

We always have finished quilts to show how these fabrics can be used together.

While you are wandering in the shop, be sure and see all the wonderful antique spool cabinets we have.

Visit the Cotton Batiks section of our online store for our extensive online selection of cotton batiks.

Australian Fabric is a “basic” in our store

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We have carried Australian prints for over 10 years in the shop. Our inventory has steadily increased as the interest in these unusual and dramatic prints has risen.

One of our favorite quilts to use with these prints is BQ4 by Maple Island. It allows you to present these great prints and showcase them in a quilt.

We hope you will visit our “Australian” department and see what great things you might create with these fabrics. You can see many of our Australian fabrics on the Australian Fabrics page of our online store.

While you are pondering which quilt to make, you could easily be tempted by some of the great jewlery we have displayed with these fabrics.

Along comes a notion….or two!

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Once in a great while, a wonderful new notion comes along. This time we actually have 2 fabulous ones. We all have lots of useful tools but, we know you will love both of these new gadgets.

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This looks like a pretty simple little plastic thing. It is, but it really fixes an issue anyone who uses threads and bobbins has run into. It’s always a struggle to keep your bobbin and spool of thread together. With the funky little “Bobbin Buddie” it is no longer an issue.

Squeeze the open ends together and stick them thru your bobbin.  Wrap the loose end of the bobbin thread around the”bobbin buddie”.  Squeeze the open ends of the “Bobbin Buddie” and stick them into your spool of thread.  They will expand to fit any thread opening.

 

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If you don’t have a way to keep the thread on your spool from coming unwound,  bring the loose end of thread up and around the “bobbin buddie”.  This will keep everything neat and tidy.

The first 100 we received were purchased by one customer.  The next 100 we received was split by two customers.  We now have plenty of them in stock.  We have them in bags of 20 for $7.99.  You can find the Bobbin Buddie on our website under Notions.  To go directly to the Bobbin Buddie page click here.

The Thread Director is a thread stand that attaches right to your bobbin winder or an upright spool pin on your machine.  We have waited for years for someone to “invent” this wonderful helper.  If you use metallic threads, you need this one.

 

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This illustration shows how this goes on your upright thread spool or bobbin winder.  The Thread Director allows your difficult threads to come off the spool evenly so they don’t twist like a garden hose.

Thread will feed off smoothly so now all those embroidery projects and decorative sewing techniques that call for metallic thread will be a breeze.  The Thread Director sells for $24.99.  You can find it on our website under the Notions. To go directly to the Thread Director page, click here.

Bird of Paradise Machine Embroidery

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If you haven’t been by the shop lately, you will want to stop and take a close look at the marvelous quilt.

It was made by Elaine Granstrom of Leakey. She did it on her Quattro Brother Embroidery machine.   It could be done on any embroidery machine with at least and 8 x 12 hoop size, but the Brother made it so much easier with the use of the built in camera.  She was able to see where her placement was actually going to be.

Now I am not saying this is immediate gratification, but Elaine stuck to it and made this incredible quilt.  The quilting, by Serena Manning, is just the finishing touch. We are so proud to be able to display this piece…. Come check it out and let us help you get started on yours.  To order the Bird of Paradise Embroidery Cd, click here.

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