! New Stuff New Block of the Month Volume 11, Issue 6

Volume 11, Issue 6
December 26, 2009
New Stuff!
Wendy Schoen has re-released her book
“Creating Heirlooms for Baby”. This has been on
hold since Katrina because files were lost in the
storm. She has added machine embroidery
designs that compliment the book. There are two
design packs. Great book for the heirloom
Two Valentine Fabric Collections—One from Deb
Strain and Moda Fabrics—Say it with Love. The
other collection is from In the Beginning—With
New Block of the Month—
Marty Michell and Maywood
Studios—American Beauty will start
in March. Details to follow. If you are
interested, please sign up. Limit to
24 participants.
Feb 17-18—Barbara Moore is teaching for us—
See page 8 for details
Mar 5, 6 & 7—Cobblestone Quilt Show—Gaillard
www.charlestonquiltguild.com for details
Mar 15th—Our 16th Birthday...thank you for 16
fun years…..
We are having a Pajama Party/Sit ‘n Sew!
Come in your pajamas or comfy clothes,
Make a pillowcase for the children at MUSC,
Eat pizza and popcorn, and
Enjoy sewing with your friends…
Sounds like fun and it will be…
Jan 22
5:30pm — 10pm
Cost: $15.00 (to cover pizza and donation
of pillowcase to MUSC Children’s Hospital)
Any day spent sewing, is a good day!
Class Registration Policy
Class space is limited to registered participants only.
You must register for all classes. This includes Know-How Classes as well as
Viking Club, Embroidery Club, Designer Club, Serger Club, etc.
Payment must be made 1 week in advance of the class. Preparations have
been made for you to be in the class.
Please be on time to class. You should arrive 15 minutes early to set up your
work station.
It is illegal to copy printed materials for use in class or to embroider a design not
owned by the person embroidering it. Each student is required to own/purchase a
copy of the required book, pattern or embroidery design.
A 20% discount on any pattern, book or embroidery design required by a class will
be given on the day of the class or whenever the kit is picked up if preparation for
the class is required.
Classes Slips for the right dress! Make the perfect slip for the right dress; an A-line slip
for the A-line dress, a yoke slip for the yoke dress, and a bishop slip for the bishop
dress. Pattern my be required. Teacher: Brenda Rakowski.
Dates: Jan 19—A-line slip
Fee: $40. per class
Time: 10am-3pm
Feb 9—Yoke Slip
Mar 16—Bishop Slip
Scallop Borders for Quilts. Learn to make scallop borders on your quilt using a
scallop tool. You will learn the secrets of applying bias binding on your scallops.
Teacher: Brenda Rakowski.
Dates: Jan 23 or
Fee: $35.00
Time: 10am-1pm
Feb 2
Beginning Sewing. If you are just learning to sew, this class is for you. Bring
your sewing machine and project you want to make. During the two 2hour class,
the teacher will help you layout pattern pieces, cut fabric, read pattern, and sew
project together. Supplies you will need in class: Sewing machine and manual;
thread, paper and fabric scissors pins, machine needles, wash away marker pen,
measuring tape, 6” ruler. Teacher: Karen Crider.
Date: Jan 27 (Wed)
Fee: $25.00 per class
Times: 6pm-9pm
Feb 24 (Wed)
Mar 24 (Wed)
Apr 21 (Wed)
Miscellaneous Classes (continued) Want to learn to Make the Very Popular
Headbands—Join us to learn to make a boutique
style braided headband. We will use grosgrain
ribbon to create a great alternative to a hairbow. We
will complete the headband in class with a classic
braid and the instruction swill include directions to
make different patterns. A kit will be prepared for
you. Teacher: Kelly Willis. Kit Cost: $3.50.
Date: Feb 3
Fee: $25.00
Time: 10am-1pm
Let’s take the Fear out of Bindings— This a will be a great class for learning
all about binding a quit. You will learn everything from cutting the strips to sewing
the binding on. You will learn how to do an invisible join of the str8ps plus how to
hand stitch the binding down. We will also discuss what judges look for in your
bindings. A sewing machine in good working order is needed. Kit fee: $15.00.
Teacher: Sheila Moore.
Date: Feb 6
Fee: $30.00 plus kit
Time: 10am-2pm
Machine Appliqué Basics— Learn the basics of machine appliqué in this
notebook class. We will discuss how to trace patterns, how to use fusible web,
stitches, threads and stabilizers. A sewing machine is good working order is
needed for this class. Kit fee: $10.00 Teacher: Sheila Moore. Date: Feb 20
Fee: $30.00 plus kit
Time: 10am-2pm
Bunny Knit Nightie— Sew an adorable knit nightie
for baby using Children’s Corner pattern “Baby Knit
Nightie Pattern”. Fun and easy construction. Three
sizes available. You will need to purchase the pattern
and the fabric prior to class. Date: Feb 24
Fee: $20.00 plus supplies
Time: 10am-2pm Toddler Romper—Toddler Romper trimmed with
piping for boys or eyelet or ruffles for girls. The
romper is belted and buttons in the back. Learn to
make a collar an attach to garment and how to put in
sleeves. Supplies need for class. Homework:
Purchase pattern and fabric and cut out garment prior
to class. Teacher: Karen Crider
Date: Mar 10 (Wed)
Fee: $40.00
Time: 10am-4pm
Heirloom Sewing by Hand Beginning Smocking—In these two classes you learn the basic facts about
English Smocking and the 5 basic smocking stitches. Also you will learn
fundamentals such as centering and placement of designs, preparation of fabric for
pleating, accent stitches, blocking and tying off. Included are pleated samplers,
threads and needles for the class. Kit fee: $10. Bring scissors. Two 3-hr classes.
Teacher: Brenda Rakowski Date: Feb 23 &
Fee: $60.00 plus kit
Time: 10am-1pm or
Mar 2
Claire’s Sewing Club Claire’s Club —ages 8 and up. Join Claire in learning to sew while making some
great projects you can use as gifts or for yourself. You will need to bring your own
sewing machine and a few supplies. Sign-up for one class or as many as fits your
schedule. Teacher: Claire Singletary. Kit cost to be determined for each class.
Dates: Jan 9
Feb 13
Mar 13
Apr 10
Time: 10am-1pm
Viking Club Classes
These classes are for owners of Husqvarna-Viking machines and sergers only.
NOTE: Due to the high demand for these classes and our limited space, we will
only be able to accommodate our current club participants and those who
purchase machines from Sew ‘n Sew in the future.
Viking Club - Class is open to any Husqvarna-Viking machine. Come and join us
as we learn a new technique and/or make a quick project. Bring your projects for
Show & Share. $7.50 plus kit cost.
Dates: Feb 11 & Feb 15
10am - noon or
Apr 15 & Apr 19
2pm-4pm or
Embroidery Club - Class for all Husqvarna-Viking Embroidery Machines. We will
be learning advanced techniques utilizing our embroidery machines. The use of
stabilizers and other embroidery items will be introduced. Fee: $7.50 plus kit cost.
Dates: Jan 21 & Jan 25
10am - noon or
Mar 18 & Mar 22
2pm-4pm or
K NOW H OW T RAINING S ERIES - These classes are scheduled to train our
customers who have purchased from Sew ‘n Sew on how to use their machines.
There is no charge for these classes. Feel free to attend as many of the classes as
you like to feel comfortable with your machine. Always bring your User’s Guide to
D E S I GN E R D I A M ON D Part 1 — Embroidery Part Jan 6—10am– noon or 6pm –8pm
Part 2—Studio Techniques—5,7,8,10 and 12 -Feb 10—10am-noon or 6pm 8pm
Part 3—Studio Techniques 2, 6 and 13—Apr 7 10am-noon or 6pm-8pm
Embroidery Part of Trg - Date: -Jan 20 – 6pm - 8pm. Or Jan 22 10am-noon
Programming Part of Trg -Date: -Mar 9 –10am-noon or– Mar 11—6pm - 8pm.
Sewing Part of Trg—Apr 13—10am-noon or 6pm-8pm
T O P A Z S ER I E S — 20 & 30—(Embroidery Part ) Embroidery class covers the embroidery unit, how
to place designs, rotate designs and stitching of the designs.
Date: - Jan 12 – 10-noon or 6pm-8pm.
20 & 30 —(Sewing Part) This training will cover the stitches on the machines as
well as the programming. We will cover buttonholes, utility stitches, heirloom
stitches and programming. Date: -Jan 5—10-noon or 6pm-8pm
S A P P H I R E S E R I ES — 930, 950, 970—This training will cover the stitches on the
machines as well as the programming. We will cover buttonholes, utility stitches,
heirloom stitches and programming. Date: -Jan 5 —10am-noon or 6pm-8pm
S C AN D A N VI A 300/400 S E R I E S —Embroidery Part of Training for the
Scandinavia 300/400 –Feb 9 6pm-8pm or Feb 12 10am-noon.
Sewing Part—We will cover threading, maintenance and the stitches in the sewing
mode of your machine. Mar 9 6pm-8pm or Mar 12 10am-noon C OMPUTER C LASSES Help— Are you having problems sending getting your designs to your
embroidery machine? This is the class for you. We will go over each
machine represented in the class and show you how to get designs to your
machine. This will not be a structured class. This class will consist of
questions you have in getting designs to your machine, so come prepared to
ask questions. This class is only offered to machines purchased at Sew ‘n
Date: Jan 27
Fee: No Charge
Time: 10am-noon
Simply More Techniques 4D Embroidery Extra Workbook. Use this
workbook as a learning tool to explore the 4D Embroidery Extra, 4D Organizer
and 4D Configure programs. As you work through the exercises in this
workbook, you will gain better understanding for the tools and capabilities of
these programs. Once exercises are complete you can stitch them out at
home using provided fabrics and stabilizers to see what you’ve created. Bring
laptop and dongle. Workbook cost is $49.95 less 20% class discount. The
workbook does include all fabrics and stabilizers required to complete the
practice samples. Teacher: Sondra Hines.
Date: Feb 27
Fee: $30.00 + workbook
Time 10am-2pm
Sew ‘n Sew
1106 North Main St.
Summerville, SC
(843) 871-7822
[email protected]
Barbara Moore/Freelance Viking Educator
Barbara Moore is a Freelance Viking Educator. She is a Licensed Martha Pullen
Teacher and has taught all over the USA. Her specialty is heirloom sewing. She
will be conducting a seminar/trunk show type class and a hands-on class. You
may take one or both classes.
Dates: Feb 17 Trunk Show/Seminar
Feb 18—Hands-on Sewing Class
Fee: $65.00 per class (includes lunch)
(If you take both classes, there will be a 10% discount)
Time: 9am-4pm
Place: Country Inn & Suites, 220 Holiday Drive, Summerville, SC
Hands-on Project is a Sewing Chatelaine—Different sewing techniques, feet, and
embroidery will be used in the construction of this chatelaine.
Machines will not be provided. You will need to bring a machine to class.