Mark your calendar!
Look under the couch cushions, shake the piggy bank, your fabric dollar never goes farther than during the Hip Stitch Semi-Annual Clearance Sale.

This is the sale worth waiting for, with fabric as low as $1.99 a yard. No manufacturer is exempt: Alexander Henry, Art Gallery, Moda, Robert Kaufman, Windham and many, many more.

All types of fabrics: prints, grunges, batiks, solids, knits, rayons, double gauzes, bark cloth.

Sale starts when the doors open, Friday, July 19th at 9:00 a.m.. New fabric will be added through out the sale and we'll take further mark-downs weekly.

We MUST make room for new arrivals. We MUST clear space. It's a clearance sale.
Kei & Molly
We're not supposed to call this re-issue of the retired "Crafter" towel from Kei and Molly an exclusive. They're reserving the right to sell it to other outlets. Right now, however, there is no other place on the planet to get it. So, it's not ours exclusively, you just can't get it anywhere else.

If you're not familiar with Kei and Molly and their good works, learn more here. We like the way they think and aspire to similar goodness ourselves.

Added bonus -- visit their retail store on Silver and you'll probably feel right at home. It was designed by local architect Sam Sterling, who also designed Hip Stitch!

Cool Linens, Cool Patterns
If you haven't yet perused the website for 100 Acts of Sewing, you probably should. It's more than a pattern company, more like a movement. We're the only "stockist" in New Mexico and we think this pattern publishing house fits our general vibe.

Shown here, their Dress Number 1, done up in the new batch of Essex linens from Robert Kaufman fabrics.

This pattern makes up a stylish Summer A-line dress in any size from XS to 4X.

What do you think?

Join the cool kitties
for some slow stitching
Diana Webb leads this group of supportive stitchers. Bring your own project, or have her help you pick one out.

Simple Sashiko, hand quilting, beginning or advanced embroidery -- all skill levels are welcome. We'll have the AC turned up so you can chill out!

Tuesday, July 16, 5:30 to 8:30

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.

Thursday, July 18th at 1 or 5:30

Butterflies and Geometrics Paradigm by Sarah Thomas for Hoffman Fabrics
Home Girl!
Sarah Thomas has her own new digitally printed collection by Hoffman.

Paradigm is the name, with brights and pastels woven together in motifs of geometrics that mimic a butterfly in flight and those intertwined with butterflies to bring the natural world into play.

Come see it, this single photo doesn't begin to do justice to this collection.

Other new arrivals:

  • Hoffman Digital Prints -- Dream Big "Leaves"; "Out of this World"
  • Sashiko thread and needles
  • Rolls of Katahdin -- get Jellyrolling!
  • 18 bolts of Grunge, new & restocks
  • 4 new rolls of Telio knits -- beautiful, avantgarde and so soft!
  • Effervescence by Robert Kaufman -- back in stock
  • Zippity-doo-dah we've got ZIPPERS!
  • Halloween and Christmas Fabrics are here!
"The Professor" had the best of intentions...
"The Professor" is a smart guy, but he's not qualified to fix your little buddy.

The professor did his best with random boat parts & coconut shells. Nonetheless, after his three-hour tour your sewing machine is a bit of a shipwreck.

Jeremi is here to fix it right. No judgments. Just bring it in. You don't have to be a millionaire (or his wife), Jeremi's pricing is always fair.

You're not on an uncharted desert isle. Let Jeremi make your little buddy sew the way it's supposed to, without all those oddball, castaway parts.
Friday & Saturday, August 2nd and 3rd.
Meet the teachers, see the samples, learn about all the classes coming Aug-Oct.
Phase one: Solar Capture
Phase two: Class Lighting
πŸ’‘ Second phase: COMPLETEDπŸ’‘
You know we've gone solar, to cut our monthly bill (check our power production at the link below).

The second phase of this project was installation of LED light panels in the classroom.

The even, flat light they emit doesn't have harsh shadows around your machine or work area. The light is both soothing and illuminating.

More importantly, it's perfectly color balanced at 5000 degrees Kelvin -- the color of average daylight.
Moreover, it's consistent from the shop floor to the classroom and in Tisha's studio, too. That consistent lighting in every portion of the building allows you to do your best color matching between theme fabrics, blenders, backer and binding fabrics and thread.

With a color rendering index that rivals task lights specifically made for quilters, you won't find a store that gives you more to make your next project your best one. We think you and your projects are worth it.

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