Monday, March 25, 2013

Exciting Things are Happening---Come by and See Us!

Join us this Thursday in the Merrillville store---we're going to be sewing for the troops again, making quilts of valor. Last month's event was so much fun! Don't miss out on the tips, sewing, camaraderie, and the just feeling good feeling that comes with doing something for a great cause! Won't you join us?

In Highland, we are back to a full schedule of classes and Joan continues to add classes, notions, and special touches to the new classroom and store space. If you haven't been by lately, stop in and take a look at all the new items! And sign up for a new class while you're there. We made cupcake pincushions last Friday---so much fun and oh so cute. This week includes the really fun picnic applique quilt. Don't miss out! Stop by and see us today!

The bright new classroom area with two cutting tables! 

More of the classroom area---with kitchen and projector 

Look at all those machines---stop in and try one out!

An expanded notion wall with that picnic quilt in front

Join us for sewing for a local hospice. These are the latest memorial bears that were made for the families.  

Aren't they cute? Join us! For a complete calendar of events and classes head on over to our website. 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Spring is here---some Easter Sewing Ideas!

We're so glad spring is here and while we're waiting for the weather to catch up, we're sewing up some spring and Easter projects here at the sewing center! Here are just a few of some ideas from around the web in addition to the great things we've got planned in coming weeks.

Did you know you can sew a kite with your sewing machine? The way this March has been it'll be "out like a lion" on March 31st; which will make it a perfect day for kite flying . The instructions are on the Husqvarna Viking Site click here to get the plans.

Are you planning an Easter dinner? Placemats in the shape of Easter Eggs are so much fun and make the holiday table a real celebration. Click here to get some ideas.

Need a lovely center piece for that holiday table? Try one of these spring flowers---come in and get the design today!

One of our sewing enthusiasts stitched out this magnificent Anita Goodesign for her church. She's working on a Footprints to donate this month. Come in and get the embroidery design.

Looking for a design pack to add a bit of pizazz to your Easter projects? This pack from the Husqvarna Viking line is so cute! These lovely designs can be added to home decor, handbags, tiny tee shirts, or stitched onto homemade crafted Easter baskets. Aren't they pretty?

We are going to be growing some spring flowers for a class next month but the designs are currently available for everyone who just can't wait to get started on this bouquet! Come in and see all of our great project packs, embroidery designs, notions, and sewing machines. Sign up for a class and join in on the fun!


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Come See Us Before these Deals are Gone!

Indiana Sewing Center

Come see us before these deals are gone!
Hurry in!
Get an in store shopping spree of $300 with the purchase of a Designer Ruby Deluxe or $500 with the purchase of a new Designer Diamond Deluxe! Only through March 31st, 2013 and only as long as supplies last.
Get a shopping spree of up to $500
Light weight and portable---perfect to bring into class! 
The H-Class 100Q is a lightweight machine with big features that help you get professional results with whatever project you're working with. Included are the adjustable presser foot and needle up and down---features normally found on the higher end machines. 
100Q only $399 this month
The Ultimate Quilter and freebies!
Buy the Sapphire 875Q this month and get a free quilting kit while supplies last!
Free Quilt Kit with purchase of Sapphire 875Q
Events--Won't You Join Us?
We've got some fun planned in our new classroom in Highland this week! Sew up some burp cloths and bibs on Wednesday, create a spring time dish towel for your kitchen on Thursday, and sew up a cupcake pincushion on Friday! And have you seen this picnic quilt? Quilt a picnic!What a fun and colorful quilt to use as a table cloth or take to the fireworks display to sit on. Or, if you don't have time for a whole quilt how about a table runner for the summer patio? Classes are in Highland next Wednesday. $10 for the class. Design purchase required. Registration is required so that we can be ready for you. 

We are quilting for the troops in Merrillville next Thursday. Bring your sewing machine and sewing kit and be prepared for some FUN! Learn new skills for free as you quilt for a good cause; Quilts of Valor!This week in Merrilville we're stitching up teapots on Wednesday and that's always more fun together! Won't you call to join us? Or learn to use different sewing machine feet as you stitch your way through a stitcher's garden quilt--this Thursday---please register so that we can prepare for you. Quilts of Valor Quilters
**Please see store for complete details for all as additional restrictions may apply.

Sewing Classes

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Classes and Events News at Northwest Indiana Sewing Centers

We have so many interesting, informative, and just plain wonderful projects planned at the Northwest Indiana Sewing Centers in Merrillville and Highland, you won't want to miss a single one.

In our Merrillville store we are quilting for the troops on the last Thursday of the month. All you need to bring is yourself, sewing machine, and sewing kit. We supply the fabric and the teachers to show you how to quilt as we quilt for the troops! Won't you come and join us for a great cause?

We are also continuing work on the Stitcher's Garden Quilt and the Teapot Applique Quilt. Come and make a couple squares for pillows or mini quilts.  Make the whole quilt once you discover how fun and easy it is!

We also have started up the Rose Applique Quilt. This elegant quilt is a real show piece and will teach you many new skills like putting together a quilt as you go and how to embroider and applique with multiple hooping match ups. Register to join us today!

And in Highland the long awaited classroom is here and we are so excited to show it off! We have new projects planned like this quick and easy Spring jacket and hat---just over 2 yards of fabric and quick and easy to make in one or two classes.

We just got started on the Picnic Quilt. If you haven't seen this adorable quilt yet, stop by the store and take a look! It's covered with fun to applique picnic fare like watermelon and pie slices, corn on the cob, ice creams, hotdogs, ants, and sodas (still legal in Indiana!) This quilt is so much fun to stitch out---or make the shorter, table runner version for your summer picnics.

And isn't this gift bag cute? Repurposeable for other uses after that gift is unwrapped, this bag is an original addition to any gift. We're stitching them up in the new classroom.

Won't you join us for a class or two or more? For complete dates, times, and other information check our class schedules here. We aim to keep you in stitches! 



Monday, March 11, 2013

The Husqvarna Viking 100Q: Lightweight, Portable, Big Features

We're frequently asked what is a good, general purpose, convenient, easy to use sewing machine that is good for beginning sewing, with room to grow, and decent features.

The Husqvarna Viking H-class 100Q would fit the bill for a great beginning machine. This machine is light weight and portable---great to carry into our classes. Easy to learn and easy to use, this machine is jam packed with features normally found on more expensive, advanced models. And if you buy it from us, we'll schedule a class for you to learn how to use it.

This machine features:

  • 20 built in stitches
  • Drop feed for free motion quilting
  • Adjustable pressure on that presser foot---gives you added assistance to evenly feeding your projects through the machine for perfect stitches.
  • Extra presser foot lift for heavy projects.
  • Needle up and down---so handy for times when you need perfect corner turns.
  • A fix function to automatically tie off those stitches for you--no more doing it by hand!
  • Compact and portable at just 15 pounds---but with the room to handle a quilt.
  • Hard cover is included.
 If you've always wanted to learn to quilt or sew, this is a great machine to get you started. And at ***$399*** during the month of March (National Quilting Month), now is the time to come see us to get one of these great machines before they're gone. Be sure to schedule your class so that you'll be able to get the most out of this fantastic machine.

***While supplies last. See store for complete details.***

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

A Dual Feed Foot with its own Interchangeable Feet

Leave it to the Husqvarna Viking folks to come up with the foot that we've all been dreaming of---a dual feed foot with more than one foot of its own so that we can use it to stitch more than a straight stitch!

The Interchangeable Dual Feed Foot (sometimes called a Walking Foot or Even Feed Foot ) helps you out on all those projects that a typical dual feed foot helps with; feeding heavy quilts or other projects, moving knits or slippery fabrics through your machine evenly. The difference is that you can use this foot with more than just a straight stitch. Included in the package is a spare foot for zigzags and available separately is a Changeable Decorative Foot that has a flange that keeps decorative stitches straight down seams and is perfect when you're stitching in the ditch on those quilted projects.

This is one of those feet that every sewing toolbox requires. Come in and see us today. Available for machine #5, 6, and 7.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Up to $500 Shopping Spree with Sewing Machine Purchase!

During the month of March 2013, we're giving in store shopping sprees away with every Designer Diamond Deluxe and Designer Ruby Deluxe. 

Hurry into the store to take advantage of this limited time offer of  $500 of in store merchandise when you buy a Designer Diamond Deluxe.  

Or if you'd prefer a Designer Ruby Deluxe, go ahead and chose $300 worth of notions and accessories to go along with your Ruby and help you get started on all those great projects that you have planned. 

Not sure which machine is right for you? Click the pictures to uncover brochures and videos to help you make your decision. Then come in to the store, consult with our expert staff, and try your dream machine out before you buy!

Please see store for complete details but hurry in----supplies are limited and this offer ends soon.