If you're looking for a good excuse to get out and visit fabric stores, maybe get a hamburger, some pastry or donuts, then Row by Row is your alibi.

Visit us and other stores, collect kits, then whip up eight rows into a quilt. Be the first to bring a finished quilt to Hip Stitch and you'll win the big, big prize of 25 fat quarters.

If the Hip Stitch row is in your quilt, there's a bonus prize, too. Our row -- a vertical, depicting white, blue and yellow tortilla chips t umbling into a bowl of salsa -- was designed by Beth Trujillo. Her family goes back generations in New Mexico, so you know this recipe is muy auténtico.

Or just visit some shops, have some snacks or meals out and have some fun.

This year's theme: "Taste the Experience" so bring your appetite.

Row by Row License Plates, too!
Learn Fabric
with Gayle
Out-of-town expert Gayle Shannon is back to teach collage techniques. You can choose one of the Laura Heine patterns to make your favorite next project, we've got many in stock. Gayle studied with Laura Heine, so you'll get all the inside tips and tricks.

Saturday, July 13, 9:30 to 4:00 

American Sewing Guild
First Day of School Project
You can help -- easy to sew patterns available.

Once again, we'll match your fabric purchase. Get your fabric here, then bring your completed garments to us and we'll issue a credit for the fabric.

See the details in the store -- sizes 6 to 14, but mostly 7 and 8. Summer clothes -- school starts in August.

You've got until July 11th. ASG meets here that evening at 6.

Charm School
No, we don’t think you need to be schooled on manners but we want to offer you an opportunity to utilize those 5-in fabric squares that may have been multiplying in your stash. Charm School will feature designs that utilize those squares. This three hour class will be beginner friendly and teach techniques that will further enhance your quilting repertoire. Charm School projects will predominantly feature table runners and baby quilts but many of these projects can be expanded to larger sizes by using more charm square packs.

Happy Hour with the Bellas
Cuties Table Topper
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Join us for the Happy Hour with the Bellas group on Friday, July 5th at 5:30. You can leave your machine set up for the table topper group on Saturday, July 6th at 9:30.

The Ruby Slippers
You don't have to be a friend of Dorothy to appreciate the machine we dubbed, "The Ruby Slippers." Showing here the component parts with the finished machine we called "The Emerald City."

Both machines feature extra large metallic flake, and while Emerald City is headed to it's new home in Florida, with Beth S., where it will doubtless impress manatees and the mermaids at the Weeki Wachee Springs.

The Ruby Slippers machine is now lonely and looking for a forever home. If you can promise not to relegate it to some closet with all your Manolo Blahniks and Ferragamos, come pay it a visit and see if it's meant to be yours.
Now in store -- come see!

Cheers! by Robert Kaufman

Other new arrivals:

  • 18 bolts of Grunge, new & restocks
  • 4 new rolls of Telio knits -- beautiful, avantgarde and so soft!
  • Moda Bella Solids PFD -- back in stock (it's to dye for!)
  • Effervescence by Robert Kaufman -- back in stock
  • Zippity-doo-dah we've got ZIPPERS!
  • Halloween and Christmas Fabrics are arriving NOW
Even if your
sewing machine
is prehistoric
Jeremi will get it sewing again (or at least give you an honest appraisal as to whether it's worth tuning or fixing.)

Bring your machine in, let Jeremi get that dinosaur fuzz out of it and make it hum again!
Hip Stitch goes Sew-lar
Part of our job as your preferred sewing source is controlling expenses.

Hip Stitch is now generating our own electricity, to cut our monthly bill.

There may be some nice environmental benefits to going solar. Certainly, environmental concern is another reason you can feel good about shopping at Hip Stitch.

However, with our electricity production now more under our own control, we look forward to passing some savings along to YOU!

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