Sewing, Quilting and Embroidery News, Classes and Events

Quilting and Sewing Newsletter
October 2nd , 2017
October: pumpkins, lightweight cardigans, quilts on a cool evening...I am ready. Mostly I'm ready to leave September behind!  What a crazy month that was.

I took inventory of in stock embroidery, and I need more room for kits.  So we are going to have a mini-clearance of all in stock embroidery designs (with the exception of our Block of the Months).  Viking, Embroidery Garden, Purely Gates, Holy Berry, Smith Street, Kimberbell Designs, and more - all on sale this month.   50% OFF all this month.

And while we are at it, let's do the same for Patterns (they take up the same space).  A huge selection of Quilting patterns, Adult Garment patterns (men and women's), Children's patterns.   50% OFF all this month

Florida Row by Row Experience is over - and we had a winner.  In case you missed it on Facebook, Susan brought in a beautiful seven row quilt, with the 8th row, our Sew Central Rocket, being used on the back as a label.  Very creative.

See you at Sew Central!  Ellen 
Limited Number Available!

Floral Menagerie
Block of the Month

Starting October 2017 for six months
Join us for a special Block of the Month program to build this beautiful quilt from In The Beginning's fabrics.  Only have 12 spots available, and are offering the complete quilt at the highly competitive price of $15 per Block.  The pattern is included.

There will be a one-time $25 joining fee, which can be used as store credit for the quilt backing. We will send out two blocks a month for six months, making your monthly charge of $30 plus tax.

The finished quilt is 72 1/2" x 96 1/2", with block sizes of 24" x 24".

We are going to put together a class as well to support our construction.  Join the fun.

Call (321) 338-2959 to sign up!

Scissor Sharpening

Monthly at Sew Central
By Samurai Sharp

Tuesday, October 17th, 2pm to 5pm
Samurai Sharp will be here in the store to sharpen your scissors while you wait. No need to continue to try to cut with a dull or nicked blade!
They will also do knives!

Cost:  $10.00  

Call (321) 338-2959 for more information.

Scarecrow Table Center

Sunday October 8th and 15th
Noon - 4pm
(two class series)
We think this scarecrow is so adorable that you'll want him in your home all Fall! You will receive the embroidery design in all formats and all sizes. The small size can be done on any embroidery machine that takes a 5X5 hoop or larger. There is a medium and a large size too. 

The first day of class we will be using the embroidery machine and you will learn to do applique in the hoop. The second day of class will only require a sewing machine as you will put all your embroidered pieces together. Come get into the fall spirit with us--we're looking forward to the cooler temperatures!

Instructor:  Ellen and Jane
Cost:  $35.00
Call (321) 338-2959 for more details.  Sign up online at  Scarecrow Table Center
Simple Elegant Tee

Wednesday, October 11th
10am - 1pm
The Simple Elegant Tee is a one-piece pattern and a must have addition to your wardrobe.  

This pattern features three sleeve styles:  Kimono, Cap & Dolman and two necklines:  Scoop and V-Neck all interchangeable to create a simple piece for all-day style and elegance.

Instructor:  Jane
Cost:  $25.00
Call (321) 338-2959 for more details.  Sign up online at  Simple Elegant Tee
Skirt with Flounce

Thursday, October 12th
10am - 3pm
Love your gored skirt but need a new variation on it that will look just as great and feel just as comfortable? This skirt with a flounce is the answer!

Instructor:  Jane
Cost:  $25.00
Call (321) 338-2959 for more details.  Sign up online at   Skirt Class
Lemon Squeeze Cardigan

Monday, October 16th
10am - 3pm
Why the "Lemon Squeeze"? Because it's easy-peasy!! This flowing cardigan can be made easily in an afternoon, ready to slip on and wear that evening. Just a touch of shaping along with the long side hem makes it feminine, and two sleeve options make it versatile. 

Wearable year round, it's a lovely complement to any outfit. 

Instructor:  Jane
Cost:  $25.00
Call (321) 338-2959 for more details.  Sign up online at   Lemon Squeeze Cardigan
Adult Sewing 102

Six Class Series starting
Wednesday, October 18th
10am - 1pm
Time to advance your sewing skills.  If you have completed our Adult Sew 101 or know the basics of garment sewing then this class is for you.  We want you to advance your skills so your patterns should include things you have not done before--buttonholes, collars, cuffs, darts, etc.  Never work with a knit, then now you can try with a teacher to guide you!  We have people take this class time and time again until they have the knowledge and confidence to try anything in sewing!  Join us and become the sewist you've always imagined you could be!

Instructor:  Jane
Cost:  $25.00
Call (321) 338-2959 for more details.  Sign up online at   Adult Sewing 102
Autumn Nuthatch
Embroidery Block of the Month
Autumn Nuthatch

Thursday, October 19th, 10am to 3pm
This applique block of the month series features Anna's Awesome Applique "My Garden Journal" and they are some of the most beautiful embroidered blocks we have ever seen digitized.  These blocks are larger than most embroidered applique blocks making them perfect for framed art.  And because they are larger, students will learn how easy the multiple hooping technique can be.

October Block is Autumn Nuthatch.   The leaves are starting to fall in this month's embroidery. While we don't see much of leaves changing colors here in Florida, we can have that beauty in our designs to remind us of raking leaves--remind us of how we are thankful we don't need to!

Minimum hoop stitch area is 8" x 12"

Bring your lunch - refrigerator and microwave are available for your use. 

Instructor:  Ellen and Susan
Cost:  $55.00 includes the full embroidery design package

Sign up online:  Embroidery Block of the Month or call (321) 338-2959

Embroidery Software
Lab with Glenda

Thursday, October 19th, 10am to Noon
Saturday, October 21st, 10am to Noon
Learn to make the most out of your embroidery software. Improving basic computer skills while demonstrating specific embroidery applications.
Join Glenda's popular monthly Lab, where she will help customize solutions for your project.

September Topics:  Monograms with Flourishes

Instructor:  Glenda
Cost:  $20.00

Sign up online:    Embroidery Lab or call (321) 338-2959

October Colors
Breakfast Strip Club

Saturday, October 21st
9am - 10am
Start your weekend off right and join us for our monthly Breakfast Strip Club - Sew Central's fun quilting club!  All lectures and demos are free to attendees.  There will be special pricing at each club meeting.  There will be a quilt associated with each month's strip set but you'll need to attend to see it revealed.

Instructor:  Ellen
Cost:    FREE
Call (321) 338-2959 for more details.

T-Shirt Quilt Top
Three class series

Starts Saturday, October 21st
10am - 4pm
Want to turn all those special t-shirts into a memory quilt that will last for years to come?  How fun will it be to reminisce about where those shirts came from as you snuggle under your quilt! Gather them up and come join Nancy as she helps you make this treasure.

Please Note:  Quilt top only, not a finished quilt.

Instructor:  Nancy
Cost:  $45.00
Call (321) 338-2959 for more details or sign up online at T-Shirt Quilt Top class
Learn to Paper Piece

Tuesday, October 24th
10am - 3pm
Interested in learning how to paper piece? This is an easy project with which to learn the paper piecing process. In no time at all you will have your trees made and be ready to set a holiday table! You will see that paper piecing isn't as terrible nor as hard as some people believe. It's actually easy and fun--and a great way to use up scraps! Your pattern is included in the price of this class. Don't want to make the trees? We also have a spring pattern from the same designer that uses tulips instead of a tree so you can set a spring table!.

Instructor:  Nancy
Cost:  $25.00 and includes the pattern

Call (321) 338-2959 for more details or sign up online at Paper Piecing class
KimberBell Club

Sunday, October 29th, Noon to 3pm
Monday, October 30th, 10am to 1pm
Attention all Sew Central Machine Embroiderers!  Sew Central continues with the KimberBell Embroidery Projects Series.  Great, fun ways to sharpen your (or learn new) embroidery skills!

Each month a new machine embroidery project will be taught and you will be delighted with how quick and easy each of these projects are!  No project uses a hoop larger than a 5" x 7".  You will bring a few simple basic supplies and Sew Central will provide the scraps for your projects  How easy is that!

For October:  In a floppy hat with embroidered pom pom this stitched snowman is adorable! He won't even melt under that hot cup of cocoa (or coffee!) Wouldn't he make a cute gift when paired with a coffee cup or some hot cocoa mixes? You will learn how easy quilting in the hoop and applique in the hoop really are!

Supplies: 5X7 hoop, cut away stabilizer, 6X6 red fabric background, 6X4 white background, 2 pieces 9X6 for backing, 6X8 batting, and scraps for face, hat, brim, and carrot nose (or use our scraps for these scrap pieces), embroidery machine

Instructor:  Marti and Ellen
Cost:  $15.00 and includes the design

Sign up online:  Kimberbell Club or call (321) 338-2959

Kids Sewing Class

Every Tuesday and Wednesday Afternoons

Every Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon, kids get together for sewing lessons with Ms. Jane or Ms. Nancy.  Tuesdays are normally for beginners, and Wednesday for the more advanced sewing enthusiasts.  Join the fun! 

Instructor:  Jane & Nancy

Cost:  $25.00

For more info call (321) 338-2959
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