Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Notion of Note

Have you seen the gift card holders? No longer does a gift card have to seem like such an impersonal Holiday gift; not with the design software from Northwest Indiana Sewing Centers.

The software uses an embroidery machine to create a gift card holder all in the hoop. The card holders look lovely hanging from a tree or imagine a group of these hanging from your holiday mantel!

Once again---sew easy, sew creative, dazzle everyone this holiday season with help from your helpers at the Northwest Indiana Sewing Centers!


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Last Week for our Christmas in July Sales!

This is the last week to take advantage of our Christmas in July sales. We've had everything red on sale from our Designer Ruby to our two Anniversary models; the 140C and the 140M. Hurry in this week to take advantage of these special deals:


Monday, July 23, 2012

Tweaking the Design

Sometimes designs could use a little tweaking like the Holiday Poinsetta center piece on the left. Jan at the sewing center decided it could use a little more pizzazz and so she added some leaves of green and a bigger flower. And it looks much better; don't you think?

That is why attending a class at our sewing centers can send your sewing skills to a new level. Sewing center staff can help you with color selection, new skills, fix some of your existing bad habits that slow down your sewing or make it less rewarding and fun.

And if you're sewing machine isn't running up to par or if you're running into the same problem over and over again, the sewing staff can usually listen and watch the machine and know what the problem is; whether it's a needle that needs replacement, a thread problem, or that the machine really has a boo boo, our knowledgeable staff can help you out.

So bring your sewing to a new level, meet some fellow sewing enthusiasts, and learn some new skills from the staff. Come join us. We'll be waiting to serve your sewing needs.

Monday, July 16, 2012

This Week at the Sewing Centers

We really have some wonderful things planned at the Sewing Centers this week as we continue our Christmas in July sewing festivities. Here's what you can look forward to:

In Merrillville:

Christmas Town Quilt
There's another Picnic Quilt class on Wednesday. I can't tell you enough about how wonderfully these blocks stitch out and how fun they are to sew. Just coming up with the fabric for the bottle caps is at once a challenge and such great fun. I also wanted some nice strawberry swirl ice cream for my ice cream cones. We are nearing the end of the embroidery portion and will be learning to sew the squares and blocks together. I can't wait to see how everyone's quilt looks!

Then on Thursday there is a Peppermint Table Runner Class---a quicker project, but so beautiful and simple. And while we're on the subject of Christmas, we have a wonderful Christmas quilting class coming up in the future; the Christmas Town Quilt by Anita Goodesigns. We'll be having a sample on display at the Sewing Center soon, as well as posting pictures here and on our Facebook sites. If you'd like to do this really great holiday quilt, call the Merrillville Sewing Center at 219-736-7748 to reserve one of the limited spots in this class.  

In Highland:

In case you missed last season's Redwork Quilt or didn't have time to finish, we are revisiting this quick and easy quilt. I can verify to the ease and beauty of this quilt; I finished one under Joan's tutelage. They are so fun to make-- a bit of embroidery---the blocks go fast and then you can learn new skills---just a bit of flying geese on the edges, put it all together and have something really special on display in your home or as a gift for the holidays.

On Thursday we are making in the hoop Gift Card Holders. This is a fantastic idea to make a gift card more personal---they can even hang on your tree! Then on Friday we've got the second class for the Snowman applique quilt class. It's certainly not too late to start your quilt. Call Joan at 219-838-5433 and reserve your spot today! 

We've got a lot planned to help you through the holidays. So be sure to check back here and on our website http://indianasews.com so you don't miss out!



Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Christmas in July---Highland Style

There are only 166 days until Christmas! And with all the decor and gifts to sew, we're kicking off the Christmas in July festivities this week. We've got special sales going on this month, beginning with the Designer Ruby, and the two Anniversary models, the 140C and the 140M. We also have a serger on sale to help you get the job done faster, more efficiently, and professionally.

And we have an exciting line up of classes and holiday projects planned for this month---for example, why don't you join us for a holiday stocking sew off? Use any of the designs we have available with your embroidery machine or use the Accuquilt dies to cut out shapes to applique with your sewing machine. Bring fabric, trims, threads, your sewing machine, and we will help you make something really special for you and your family.  

Class is Monday, July 16th from 8AM-2PM  

And you won't want to miss out on the Holiday Snowman quilt. We had our first class this week but it's not too late to get in on the fun. This quilt is going to be really cute! And, best of all, there is plenty of time to get it done before the holidays.

Next class: Friday, July 20th at 8:00.

If you're interested in any of the classes or have any questions at all give us a call at 219-838-5433. Because of the limited space, it's best to call in advance to reserve your space.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Christmas in July---Merrillville Style

There are only 167 days until Christmas! And with all the decor and gifts to sew, we're kicking off the Christmas in July festivities this week. We've got special sales going on this month, beginning with the Designer Ruby, and the two Anniversary models, the 140C and the 140M. We also have a serger on sale to help you get the job done faster, more efficiently, and professionally.

Holiday Scrubbies---a NW Sewing Center Exclusive

And classes and projects? Here are two of this weeks classes just waiting for students. We have an exclusive design digitized by Jan---how wonderful would these scrubbies look hanging in your kitchen come December? 

Class is Thursday, July 12th at 8:00AM

Need a little something for a mail carrier, teacher, healthcare professional, coworker, or hairdresser? How about these quick and easy candycane holders? They'd look spectacular on the tree too. Hmmm...I could probably find a dog treat to go inside for those canine friends.   

Class is Friday, July 13th from 8:00-10:00 

And be sure to stay tuned....we'll be rolling out the Christmas quilts next. And, wow, you'll want to make them all! Contact Jan at the sewing center at 219-736-7748 to reserve your class spot as space is limited or if you have any questions.


Saturday, July 7, 2012

Join us for Christmas in July


 Highland Events | Merrillville Events 

Ruby deal
Savings on special 140th Anniversary Models
Huskylock  S21 Save Now
Special Financing!
Christmas Classes

**Some restrictions apply. Please see store for complete details.       


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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Have a Wonderful Fourth!

Happy Fourth of July to all our sewing friends! Enjoy your holiday. Later this week we'll be kicking off our Christmas in July festivities.

We've got some fantastic specials coming up to help you get all those Christmas gifts and projects done early this year.  Plus we've planned some really special classes to help you with the ideas.