Sewing, Quilting and Embroidery News, Classes and Events

Sewing and Quilting Newsletter
August 1st, 2017
You know what is nice about August in Florida? - The heat and rain is a great excuse to spend more time in your sewing room.  On my days off, I have custom embroidered some home bed sheets and started Love Links by Deb Tucker using a "Wing Clipper Ruler", for my son Michael's wedding this Spring.  

We also have a great selection of classes this month - with lots of quilting and easy sewing accessories you should enjoy.  Be sure to check out the Here a Chick quilt, and our announcement for the Floral Menagerie six-month Block of the Month coming up.

Last few days of the Florida STAR Shop Hop passports are now available for purchase.  This Mid-Florida hop is happening now through  August  5th.  It features 17 regional quilt shops and will offer a free nine-inch star block in coordinating fabrics at each shop.  W e have a unique finishing kit that brings all of these blocks together - check it out in the store.

Hey - want to get started in Machine Embroidery - or have a large hoop project that your machine can't quite handle?  Sew Central is starting an exclusive Embroidery Machine Rental Program!  Similar to long-arm rental programs, this will allow you to rent a top of the line Husqvarna Viking EPIC for in-store use.  You will need to take a $45.00 class, and then will be able to rent a machine in the store for a reasonable charge.  We will block off half day periods, but you only pay by the hour, and we will provide high quality embroidery thread.  And - of course - you will have our expert staff for consultation if needed.  This is a new program for Sew Central, so we are finishing up some details.  But if you are interested, give us a call.

See you at Sew Central!  Ellen 
Adult Summer Camp
Fabric Wall Hanging with Heart

Thursday, August 3rd
10am to 1pm
A fun way to show off all your decorative stitches--and your heart!  You will also construct the background of this cute little wall hanging!  Don't want a wall hanging?  It can also be made into a pillow.

If you are in need of a machine, please let us know in advance so we can have it ready for you.

Instructor:  Nancy
Cost:  $15.00

Sign up online:  Wall Hanging with a Heart or call (321) 338-2959

When was your last Sewing or Embroidery Machine or Serger was Service?
The Summer months are a great time to get your machine into Sew Central's service department - our backlogs are low and turn-around is usually a week or less. All of our servicing is done here at the store - no shipping of your machine - and by Ron, our certified technician with over 20 years experience.  Our basic cleaning flat rate of $89.00 is the lowest in the area for manufacture trained servicing.

Call us at (321) 338-2959 for more information.

Adult Sewing 102
New Class Start!

Tuesdays, starting August 8th
10am to 1pm
Six Class Series

This is a structured class series teaching students the proper techniques needed for sewing garments.

Students will complete 3 projects which will include the following techniques:
 - Invisible zippers
 - Set-in sleeves
 - Cuffs / Collars

Class Length:  Six (6) consecutive weekly classes, 3 hours each

Instructor:  Jane
Cost:  $99.00

Sign up online:  Sewing 102 Class or call (321) 338-2959

Curvalicious Tote Bag

Friday, July 11th, 10am to 4pm

Come learn how to use the Curvalicious Ruler and in the process make a very useable tote bag. The finished size is 14" high by 18" wide by 5" deep. Don't know how to applique? No worries, I'll teach you how. You will get compliments wherever you take this bag and best of all, nobody will know how easy it was to make!

Instructor:  Nancy
Cost:  $25.00

Sign up online:  Curvalicious Tote Bag or call (321) 338-2959

The Original Beach Crawl Quilt

Monday, August 14th 10am to 3pm

Have you ever seen baby turtles hatch and crawl for the sea? It's a lovely sight and this quilt strives to bring that into your home so you can see those hatchlings any time you want! While making this quilt you will learn how to sew a Drunkard's Path and how to applique. Nancy will walk you though it all and in the end you will have a beautiful quilt top ready to be quilted.

Instructor:  Nancy
Cost:  $25.00

Sign up online:  Beach Crawl Quilt or call (321) 338-2959

Scissor Sharpening

Monthly at Sew Central
By Samurai Sharp

Tuesday, August 15th, 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.

Aug Colors
Breakfast Strip Club

Saturday, August 19th, 2017
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.
Hummingbirds and Amaryllis
Embroidery Block of the Month
Hummingbirds with Amaryllis

Thursday, August 17th, 10am to 3pm
Sew Central is excited to present our newest applique embroidery block of the month!  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.

August Block is "Hummingbirds with Amaryllis"

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, August 17th, 10am to Noon
Saturday, August 19th, 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.

August Topics:  Built in Motifs

Instructor:  Glenda
Cost:  $20.00

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

Thread Velvet Techniques

Saturday, August 19th, 10am to 1pm
Thread Velvet is easy to make in your embroidery machine and it looks so elegant! In class you will learn how to make this embroidery and then construct a pillow. 
Of course it is a technique that you can put on anything so if a pillow isn't to your liking, that's ok! All machine types are welcome. We have used one of our machine's built-in designs so if you don't want butterflies, you are free to choose something else.

Instructor:  Jane
Cost:  $20.00

Sign up online: Thread Velvet or call (321) 338-2959 for more details.
KimberBell Club

Sunday, August 20th, Noon to 3pm
Monday, August 21st, 10am to 1pm
Attention all Sew Central Machine Embroiderers!  Sew Central presents our new 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 August, we are going to make these super easy and unique embroidered Cupcake Greeting Cards

Supplies:  Embroidery machine, 5X7 hoop, Cardstock card approximately 8X11 (available at the store), Self-adhesive stabilizer, button, threads. 

Instructor:  Marti
Cost:  $15.00 and includes the design

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

Here a Chick, There a Chick

Six Class Series
Starts Wednesday, Aug 23rd 2017
In 6 weeks we will finish this quilt top so all these cute little chicks can run around your home! This is a block of the week class. Each week the pattern will be handed you in class (a $48.00 value!) and then we will sew all day to get the chicks finished! 

As an added bonus, the patterns show you a second, smaller design that is great for kitchen towels, apron fronts, pillow, or framed. In class we will be teaching such things as applique, half square triangle construction, and even a few hand embroidery stitches. (If hand is your 4 letter word, Ellen has ideas for it to be stitched on your sewing machine!)

Instructor:  Ellen
Cost:  $75.00

Sign up online: Here a Chick Quilt or call (321) 338-2959 for more details.
Sew Central Mystery Quilt Party

August 25th, 10am
Come see how different the quilts are based on fabric choice alone for this Year's Mystery Quilt wrap up!
Accessories Sewing
Who's Place!
Owl Placemats

Saturday, August 26th 10am to 3pm
What child doesn't like their own place at the table? Our cute owl placemat is all ready for the fall season and can be used on any table--not just for the kids!

Instructor:  Nancy
Cost:  $20.00

Sign up online:  Owl Placemat or call (321) 338-2959

The Pig Pillow

Sunday, August 27th Noon - 3pm
Do you have a circular attachment for your sewing machine? Or maybe you have bought the Sew Steady table for your machine and you're wondering exactly what those holes are for and how to use them. 

In class we will make a pig that will be made into a pillow. Better yet, we will talk about what else the circular attachment can be used for. It'll be a fun class that will spark your creativity! Don't have a circular attachment? Come borrow ours and receive 20% off the purchase of your own.

Instructor:  Jane
Cost:  $20.00 and includes the design

Sign up online:  Pig Pillow or call (321) 338-2959

Limited Number Available!

Floral Menagerie
Block of the Month

Six Months starting October 2017
Join us for special Block of the Month program to build this beautiful quilt from In The Beginning fabrics.  We will only have 12 spots available, and are offering the complete quilt at the highly competitive price of $15 / Block for the 12 Block series.  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.

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

While we do not plan to have a corresponding class with this quilt, we are of course ready to help you out through this project and plan some monthly get togethers as we build this fun and bright quilt top.

Call (321) 338-2959 to sign up!

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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