425-255-8673 ********* OCTOBER 2019 NEWSLETTER ********** 800-432-8673
UPCOMING CLASSES

BERNINA SOFTWARE 8 CLASSES 
ALL SOFTWARE CLASSES ARE ON HOLD

BERNINA 790/880 CLASSES  - taught by Debbie
I Tuesday, October 8th 10 to 1:30
II Tuesday, October 15th 10 to 1:30
III Tuesday, October 22nd 10 to 1:30
IV Tuesday, October 29th 10 to 1:30
V Tuesday, November 5th 10 to 1:30

OESD SCHOOL OF EMBROIDERY  - taught by Debbie
Saturday, October 12th 10 to 2
Wednesday, October 23rd 10 to 2
Saturday, November 16th 10 to 2
Wednesday, November 20th 10 to 2

SCALLOPED BASKET CLASS  - taught by Annette
Wednesday, October 9th 10 until 3 pm

RULER CLASS  - taught by Patty
Thursday, October 10th 10 to 1

***NEW***SPREE OESD SOCIAL CLUB - taught by Debbie
Monday, October 14th 10 to 1 pm

FABRIC WRAPPED BOWL CLASS  - taught by Sandy
Thursday, October 17th 10 to 2

LIGHTED CHRISTMAS STOCKING CLASS   - taught by Annette
Wednesday, October 30th 10 to 4

BAG CLASS -  taught by Annette
Wednesday, November 6th 9:30 to 3
Wednesday, November 13th 9:30 to 3
Wednesday, December 4th 9:30 to 3

If you would like more information or to sign up for any of these classes, please call the store at 425-255-8673 or  click here
WE NOW HAVE THE LAURASTAR IRONING SYSTEMS IN THE STORE!
Steam....Iron....Purify
Come and see why you should own one of these great steamer irons and special ironing board. Click here to visit their website and learn just how wonderful these irons are! Then come in to the store and give them a try!

These are Swiss made and here is a quote from the website: "Laurastar DMS (dry microfine steam) guarantees you a perfect result in half the time, treating fabrics gently by delicately plumping them and providing a hygienic effect at the heart of fibres that kills 99.999% of bacteria and 100% of dust mites through the simple act of ironing: Performance, care and hygiene thanks to steam that doesn’t leave your clothes wet and works 15 times faster than steam from standard steam generators."
TIP OF THE MONTH
Have you tried layering your quilt top, batting and backing by using pieces of MDF (medium density fibreboard) to aid you? Or maybe even pool noodles? The MDF is sturdier than pool noodles but you can find several video demonstrations on you tube. My personal favorite is 2 to 3" wide MDF cut to the length that will accommodate most of my quilting needs. It is smooth and doesn't snag my fabric. Pool noodles are too floppy for my taste, but you can insert wood rods in them to make them sturdier. Check out the video below and see if you would benefit by using this technique for pinning your layers together, instead of being on your hands and knees on the floor!

OESD School of Embroidery
Mastering T-shirts Damask Drama in Knit
This month we will embroidery multiple designs on a round or scoop neck T-shirt of your choosing. Stabilizers and needles appropriate for knits, and design placement will be the focus.

Taught by OESD Certified Embroidery Specialist, Debbie Bean.
Saturday, October 12, 2019, 10-2 pm OR
Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 10-2 pm
Cost $35.00 per month
You may enroll for the year (April-November) for $240, a $40 savings and receive lesson even if you are unable to attend a month.
Students will need to provide a T-shirt with a round or scoop neck, no square or V-neck shirts. Shirts should be washed before embroidering if new. A kit including appropriate stabilizers, applique backings and needles will be required. Cost for this kit has yet to be determined.
USB stick for class folder and designs will be needed.
Embroidery machines with a 5x7” hoop are needed. All brands of machines are welcome. Knowledge of your machines operation is necessary.
For questions email Debbie Bean at Debbie@sewingmachineservice.com

To sign up please call us at 425.255.8673 or Click here
SCALLOPED BASKET CLASS
Don't miss this fun class, taught by Annette. She will lead you in creating a wonderful square basket just in time for using it for holiday entertaining or as a gift.This class will be held on Wednesday, October 9th from 10 am until 3 pm. The class fee will be $45.

Here is a list of the supplies you will need:

Scalloped Baskets Pattern*
Wonder Clips*
Yardage according to pattern
Point Turner*
Bosal scalloped placemats*
Non-stick pressing sheet*
Walking foot
General sewing notions
Edgestitch Foot (Bernina #10)

* means we carry the item at our store. And REMEMBER you will receive a 15% discount on items purchased.
RULER CLASS
Patty will be teaching another Ruler Class for those of you who have missed out on taking her previous class. Learn how much fun you can have creating your quilt top with the aid of Rulers and the special Bernina #72 Ruler Foot . Be sure to sign up! Thursday, October 10th from 10 am until 1 pm.  Click here to sign up
Come and let Sandy teach you how to make these fun wrapped bowls. Once you have made one, your creative juices will be flowing and you will definitely want to make more. They make great gifts! Cost of the class is $25 and you provide your own materials. Class will be held on Thursday, October 17th from 10 to 1 pm. Please bring to class:
·       Sewing Machine with size 80 or 90 needle, Clear #34 foot, wide stitch plate
for doing zig-zag stitching
·       Basic Sewing Notions
·       Wonder Clips
·       Rotary Cutter and clear ruler for cutting strips
·       Stiletto/Bamboo Stick/Awl
·       Roxanne Glue Baste-It
·       Clothesline (polyester reinforced cotton) Ace Hardware cotton clothesline is preferred. It comes in 7/32” diameter and 200’ size, 12#, medium load. Available at Ace or click here for Amazon link
****Do not buy colored cotton clothesline or plastic clothesline. Make sure it is either 7/32” or ¼” diameter. This clothesline needs to be fairly stiff so your bowls will hold their shape.
·       Minimum of 1 ¼ yard fabric or panel scene that has several colors throughout
OR one Jelly Roll or other brand strip pack
·       Thread that will blend with your fabric colors 

AUNTIES TWO HOLIDAY
LIGHTED STOCKING CLASS
Here is another fun class being taught by Annette. You will enjoy making this lighted Christmas stocking, so get signed up for the class. Wednesday, October 30th,10 am to 4 pm. The class fee is $45 and here is your supply list:

Holiday Stockings Pattern *
Fabric Yardage according to pattern
Batting on a roll *
Jelly Roll Sasher * (Optional but faster than clips)
Moon Lights * (Optional)
Size 90/14 Needle
Walking foot */ dual feed
Bernina #10 foot * very helpful
General sewing supplies

Before coming to class:
Please have all fabrics and battings pre-cut before class. We have a lot to do during this class in order to finish. Please bring a lunch, or we can order from Jimmy John's. I lengthened my stocking by 2 inches. If you would like a pattern to do this, let me know and I will tell you how so you can be prepared for class.

*Available at SMS. Class discount is 15%
TAKE A STAND AND RUNNING WITH SCISSORS
CLASSES COMING
These two bags are being taught as a companion project. The TAKE A STAND is a stand up tote that will hold your project supplies, fabric etc. or a small sewing machine, if you make the large size. The RUNNING WITH SCISSORS tool case will fold over the top of the stand-up tote and will hold notions, such as scissors, rotary cutters, small rulers, markers, etc. Great for retreats or classes. Patterns available for purchase in our store. Class discount is 15%.

CLASS DATES: Wednesdays, Nov. 6th and 13th , and Dec. 4th .
TIME: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm with time for a lunch.

COST is $85

SUPPLIES: You will need the supplies as listed on the back of each pattern. In addition you will find a walking foot/dual feed very helpful, along with the little fabric clips, and a zipper foot. You will also need general sewing notions, whatever your
favorites might be.
BEFORE COMING TO CLASS : Please have all of your pieces cut, quilted, and labeled. This is a big project and organization is key. There will also very likely be homework, depending on how fast the class moves and your skill level. This would not be a good class for beginners. Intermediates are fine.