Snippets 17 August 2012
Welcome everyone to this weeks Snippets!
Hello Sewco Friends and welcome to another busy Snippets Newsletter where we strive to provide you with the latest and greatest information as soon as it comes to hand at Sewco. This month we have introduced the Snippets Free Pattern Collection, where each month we will be offering a free pattern from classes we have held previously in store. We hope you enjoy this first free pattern and look forward to building up our Free Pattern Collection for you in the coming months.
Snippets Free Pattern Collection
To begin our collection, we will be offering this gorgeous Christmas Table Topper, just in time to get started on for Christmas. A special thanks must go to our teacher Susan, who developed the pattern and instructions for the Christmas Table Topper pattern. Don’t forget that we have all the supplies required to complete this table topper (fabric colours may vary depending on stock availability) and can be purchased in store or via our e Store .
To download the free Christmas Table Topper Pattern, please click Christmas_Table_Topper_Snippets_Pattern_Collection_August_2012.
We would love to see some of your creations, so please don’t forget to send us a photo of your creations to either email@example.com or upload a photo onto the Sewco Facebook Page. Click here to view the Sewco Facebook Page and make sure to LIKE us if you haven’t already.
AccuQuilt GO! Baby Fabric Cutter - hurry only 4 remaining
Due to overwhelming demand and being highly recommended from our quilters who suffer from arthritis, we have only four (4) AccuQuilt GO! Baby Fabric Cutters remaining in stock. The AccuQuilt GO! Baby Fabric Cutter is a fast, precise, affordable fabric cutter that allows quilters and fabric crafters to cut up to six layers of cotton fabric as much as 90% faster than scissors or rotary cutting, which is easier to use for arthritis sufferers and for quilters in general.
Perfect for the beginner and occasional quilter. The GO! Baby Fabric Cutter does not come with die or cutting mat, however at Sewco we have cutting mats available and if you purchase the AccuQuilt GO! Baby Fabric Cutter in store, we will offer you an incredible 15% off any die that you purchase. Please make sure you let the girls know that you have purchased the AccuQuilt GO! Baby Fabric Cutter in store to receive this discount.
The AccuQuilt GO! Baby Fabric Cutter RRP $229 – Sewco price an unbelievable $145.
We have included a video “Everything you need to know about the AccuQuilt GO! Baby” to provide you with an excellent overview of the AccuQuilt GO! Baby Fabric Cutter system. To view the video, please click here.
We also stock the Ricky Tims Go! Designs. Ricky is an award-winning quilter and fabric designer. His quilts have been displayed worldwide and are highly regarded as excellent examples of contemporary quilts with traditional appeal.
Have a look at this exciting range of Accuquilt GO! Baby Dies we have in stock at Sewco. Remember these dies are all 15% off the price if you purchase the AccuQuilt GO! Baby Fabric Cutters from Sewco.
The deliveries just keep arriving at our store and we could not walk by without having a few gentle brushes with our hands at this gorgeous new flannel range in stock. There is something about the look and feel of flannel that almost always stops customers in our shop and we imagine these fabrics will be no different. These fabrics are new to Sewco and are soft and snugly as you would expect from flannel and are available now in store or to purchase at our e Store, please click here.
A new shipment of new backing fabrics has arrived at Sewco this week called Caribbean Quilt Backing which is 108″ or 270cm wide and available in a choice of colours that will compliment most quilt tops. The colour range includes: black, blue, burgundy, chocolate, cream, green, lime, navy, pink, white and white with black. These fabrics are in store now or available online at our e Store.
Singer Professional Cordless Kettle
A personal tale from Lesley
About six months ago, Lesley bought what she thought and what was labelled on the box a ” quiet kettle”, you know the ones where you have to turn up the volume on the television to hear over the sound of the kettle boiling in the kitchen. Lesley quickly found out when John gets up early in the morning to make a cuppa, that she may as well not need an alarm as the kettle would wake her up, it was that noisy! It was at that point that John would find himself swiftly on the way out the door for work.
Well that kettle was soon replaced with the new Singer Professional Cordless Kettle, a beautiful, sleek, stylish “quiet kettle” that lights up beautiful blue LED lights that according to Lesley “sparkle in her black kitchen”. You all know Lesley loves bling, and her new Singer Professional Cordless Kettle is her new love, especially when the beautiful blue LED lights light up when it is boiling.
The Singer Professional Cordless Kettle is one of a range of Singer Professional products Sewco currently offer and remember that all Singer Professional Products purchase will attract a 10% club discount.
This stunning professional 1.7L glass kettle is made from German Schott Glass. It has a unique see-through swivel lid, double sided water level indicator and features a striking LED blue light while boiling.
- 1.7L glass kettle made from heat resistant German Schott Glass
- Blue LED while boiling
- High quality Stainless Steel base with hidden element
- Cordless with 360° base
- Unique see through swivel lid
- Double sided water level indicator.
- Automatic cut off when:
- No water
- Kettle lifted off the base
To see the complete Singer Professional range at Sewco, please pop into the store or visit our e Store to view the range.
Janome Horizon Memory Craft 12000 – AcuFil™ Quilting Kit
You won’t believe the perfect quilt finishing on the Horizon Memory Craft 12000 when using the Janome AcuFil™ Quilting Kit. The kit contains:
- AcuFil™ Square Quilting Hoop measuring 220 x 220mm (8.7” x 8.7”), this hoop gives you lots of space for quilt-in-the-hoop embroidery. It includes special magnets for quick hooping, and provides a firm grip for holding quilt layers in place.
- AcuFil™ Tool
- 70 embroidery quilting designs including stippling designs, feathers, free motion motifs, stippling quilting fills, and selected Horizon Memory Craft 12000 quilting designs;
- prints templates for precise positioning
- AcuFil™ Calculator makes it simple to create an all-over quilting design layout on any size quilt;
- Operating System requirements: Windows XP (32bit), Vista (32 and 64 bit) and Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit)
To view a series of videos for the Janome AcuFil™ Quilting Kit please click here.
New Tilda Books at Sewco
Our Tilda range just keeps growing with the latest arrival of Tilda Books.
Spring Carnival Postponed
Unfortunately due to a number of conflicting engagements, namely three sewing machine company launches, multiple new products being launched and staff on leave, we have had to postpone our annual Spring Carnival event. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused our customers, however it means that classes will continue on as normal during September. We are hoping to have the Spring Carnival Event in full flight as soon as possible and we will keep you updated with the new dates and the month long schedule of events.
August Mystery Embroidery Class
Each Month, Julie takes the Mystery Embroidery class on the secret rites of machine embroidery to which the class are bewildered to what the lesson holds until it commences. This week, Julie guided the class on how to make an embroidered zippered tissue holder, however the class successfully and skilfully completed the project in record time, some talented souls even creating a number of them (see photo below). Julie’s Mystery Embroidery mission like every month was a success. The class will move onto the next stage of the Mystery Embroidery Class next month, and we are looking forward to uncovering what the next mystery holds.
A special thanks must go to Gail from G.G. Designs Embroidery for her embroidered zippered tissue holder design and added bonus for our Mystery Embroidery Class attendees. We look forward to working with you again in the not to distant future Gail.
Joy from BERNINA is back
Joy from BERNINA has offered her time to assist our BERNINA customers and to perform demonstrations on a range of BERNINA products. Joy will be at Sewco all day from 27-29 August 2012 and we would like to personally thank you Joy for offering your time in advance and for providing the latest information on products from BERNINA, we look forward to seeing you at Sewco!
Lovely Testimonial – Lorraine Pascoe
“Late last year I was considering purchasing a new embroidery machine so I gave Lesley a call, she told me she was just unpacking the latest model BERNINA Machine, the E580.
After getting some information from Lesley, I decided to go into the shop and have a look at it. My friend and I arrived 2hrs after the phone call and after asking Lesley and Martyn Smith from Kwik Sew all the questions we could think of, I decided to purchase the machine and took it home that day. I have never regretted making that quick decision, it is a wonderful machine to sew and embroider on, I am still finding new things about it. There have been no major problems except for operator errors.
I can never thank Lesley and her staff for all their help they have given me. I never cease to be amazed at the knowledge the staff have of so many machines and models and nothing is ever too much trouble for them”.
Thank you Lorraine for your lovely words! We really do appreciate the time you took to send this letter to us and we are so pleased that you asked all the necessary questions so you felt completely at ease when making the purchase of the Bernina E580 machine. Kind regards, Lesley and the Sewco Team.
Youngest Embroiderer at Sewco – Emily C
We would like to introduce you to the youngest ever embroiderer at Sewco, the beautiful Emily who is 4½ years old and was attending class with her Mum this week. In the office, we heard lots of cute girly giggles and finally we had to investigate. We found Emily sitting on a chair hand embroidering her name. It was lovely to see Emily enjoying the art of hand embroidery and we are sure this timeless art will not be lost on Emily or her family. Well done Emily!
Until next week,
Lesley and the Sewco Team