We had scheduled the FREE Sewing Scissor Sharpening for Saturday, 4/20. Jeremi will be taking the day off for Holy Saturday. We'll be CLOSED on Easter Sunday. If your scissors were brought in by Thursday, they're done. Please bring your scissors today, Saturday or Monday -- we're extending the Free Sewing Scissor Sharpening drop offs until Monday, with sharpening done on Monday.

SAVE THE DATE
Class Expo
Friday, May 3 from 5:30 - 7:00
Saturday, May 4 from 9:30 - 11:00
Meet teachers, see what classes are on the schedule for May-July
Sewing Machine Lighting
Goes High Tech
(even if you have an
older sewing machine!)
Better Light
Jeremi has LED light bulbs to fit virtually every sewing machine. Yours for just $12.99. Easy as changing a light bulb. Bring your bulb in for matching. If you need help, bring in your machine.

Cooler to the touch, brighter too!
The Chrome Illusion
color-changing
Featherweight
has found it's
new home
And has already been put to use to finish a jelly roll quilt top. Super-sewist Genki has promised to give this machine the love and care it deserves, including regular feedings of thread and fabric -- it's on a healhy, high-fiber diet!

What color machine do you want?

Gradation Dyeing
If you aspire to giving Cherrywood a run for their money, want the precise color harmony for favorite fabric color or just want to expand your horizons, this class will give you the requisites to dyeing fabric in a gradient
Jelly Roll Rug or Bowl
There's more to these stylish accessories than can be captured in the pattern.Tips, tricks and tools to help you easily complete your projects more rapidly than ever before are just part of what Cindy brings to this class.

Cindy Bruner will show you how to get your best results. Try our Jelly Roll Jig during the class. It's your chance to "try before you buy."

Learn
to
make
Leggings
Join Julie and learn to make the super fashionable leggings in just your size. Better still, pick the fabric that suits you best!

Leggings are everywhere and we love them. Under a tunic or dress, tucked into boots with a tee and a jacket, ooh-la-la. This pattern is a winner from Jalie and covers 27 sizes from girls age 2 through women's plus size 22! Julie is a master at sewing knits so grab your stuff and come on in. 

This is a 4 hour class, using the Jalie pattern 2920 and a knit blend that has at least 40% stretch in both directions. It covers fitting, cutting, and completing the leggings. Once you get the right fit, you won’t want to stop at one pair!

Hip Stitch has many fabrics suitable for leggings. Julie says that any of them that are at least 95% cotton, 5% spandex will work great in this pattern. We recommend pre-washing your fabric before fitting and cutting. 

Strip Club

There's more to Jelly Rolls than rugs and bowls. The strip club is devoted to bringing out the best that these versatile pre-cuts can offer.

You get your next pattern free if you finished last month's project; also free when you purchase strips for your quilt!

Cindy and Meredith will help you learn new methods with each session, and you don't have to get all dressed up.

Two sessions:
Tonight, 4/19
5:30-8:30 p.m.

Tomorrow morning
Saturday, 4/20
8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

(We've had a sneak peek at April's fabrics!)

Learn to Use
a Rotary Cutter


It's basically a round razor blade, but there are variants that will do pinking or perf'ing.

Learn to use this labor-saving tool and you'll be well on your way to quicker quilts.

This is the first class in our Quilting 1 - 4 series.

Just 2 seats left!

Wednesday, 4/24
9:30-12:30

Garment Sewing Night

You can bring any garment project you want to start or have in progress and get expert help (or just enjoy some camaraderie) while you work.

This casual sew-in provides an encouraging group to make your project go a bit faster.

Don't feel like sewing? We provide trained kittens to complete your project while you just sit back and relax.

Thursday, 4/25
5:30-8:30 p.m.

See all of April classes HERE
New arrivals -- come see!
King Spools
Once upon a time in a land far away, there was a King named Spool. He was fully 5 times larger than the . . .

Do I really have to keep this silliness going? We've got huge spools of thread -- Glide by Fil Tec. It's the good stuff, now available in 5000 meter spools of neutral colors.

If you're a long-armer, this really will help you to

Toweling
Not just for breakfast anymore.

It's useful to make bags, place mats, aprons, napkins and yes, even towels.

Useful for cleaning up after breakfast, lunch, supper, dinner, brunch or a snack. These towels won't leave lint behind on your glassware. Comes in fun, retro prints, colors and stripes to match most any decor.

Two seams and you've got a towel, because it's hemmed on the sides. Quick and thoughtful gift, a project for beginners or anyone selling at craft shows.

Use our stamps and fabric paints or pick an iron-on embroidery patterns and create one of a kind craft fair items.

Nine new rolls in stock, many favorites are back!

Stamps!
Not the kind you lick and stick. Not Green Stamps or Blue Chip Stamps.

These stamps are great for customizing toweling and other projects.

Many new designs!

Your
friends
will
do
their
"Happy
Dance"
If you are so kind as to give them one of the mugs, kitchen towels or tape measures featuring vintage Simplicity pattern artwork. They are one size fits all. (Those Butterick patterns were always a bit more challenging.)

Other new arrivals:

  • 505 Basting Spray
  • Boho Embroidery, The Stitch Bible, Hoop Dreams: Modern Hand Embroidery, in our book racks
  • Alexander Henry "Herb," "Gotas de Amor," "Alma y Corazon," back in stock
  • Moda Kota PFD: Back in Stock (this is batik-grade fabric; compare the hand to Bella)
  • Grunge Sapphire and Dynasty, back in stock!
  • Greeting cards, stickers, decals from Crafted Moon
  • License plates, cactus, chili peppers, hot air balloon fabrics back in stock now
Coming Soon:
Art Excursion
by Denise Berkitt
for FreeSpirit Fabrics
Seeds and Stems
by Kathy Doughty
for FreeSpirit Fabrics
Tiny Print Nation
by Clothworks

Trailers, chickens and roosters, clotheslines -- a bit of Americana in a playful cartoon style.
Monster Lab
Studio E
Growth chart panel shown; science theme fabrics are part of this collection

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