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SEW N SEW NEWS BRIEF


EVENTS

UNVEILING OF THE NEW PFAFF ICON WITH KAREN CHARLES- OCTOBER 28

Join us at the Waupaca store as we welcome back Karen Charles. Karen will wow us with the new top of the line Pfaff Icon. See what all the buzz is about. Large interactive touch screen, largest embroidery field, wifi connectivity, and so much more! There will be two three hour sessions, with refreshments and prizes.

Waupaca: Saturday, October 28th 10-1 or 2-4 $10

 

OESD SUPER SPREE- NOVEMBER 10-11

OESD’s Super Spree is a fun, hands-on event for embroidery enthusiasts of all skill levels. In this two day event, you will learn valuable embroidery tips and techniques to make your own projects more successful and less stressful. Gain embroidery inspiration as you view a wide variety of embroidery projects on display and learn how to choose the right products for most any project. For only $129 you will receive step-by-step handouts for all projects in full color, CD with all project handouts and designs, project kits for ALL 6 projects, trunk show of beautiful embroidery, door prizes and give-always, Goody Bag valued at over $200 filled with fun sewing and embroidery items, exciting product offers, refreshments and lunch. 10-4

Location: Liberty Hall 7800, 800 Eisenhower Dr, Kimberly, WI 54136

Call either store to sign-up.

 

CLASSES FROM OUR STAFF 

LEARN TO SEW - BRING YOUR THING

Learn basic sewing techniques for garment, home dec, or craft sewing. What is the proper seam allowance? How do I put in a zipper? Set in a sleeve? Attach a collar or waistband? What is a dart? How do I gather? This project based class is for anyone who wants to learn to sew or needs help finishing previous class projects or Christmas gifts. You choose your project and the techniques you need to learn. $15 Teacher: Bonnie 10-12

Waupaca: Tuesdays, November 21st

Appleton: Fridays,  November 17th 

 

ANIMAL ZIPPER BAGS

Choose your favorite animal from this Anita Goodesign collection and gather your fabrics and embroidery supplies. We have 14” zippers available in many colors. You’ll learn how to join the animal parts with a zipper that runs from nose to tail. This cute animal bag is fully lined as well. $30 Teacher: Ann

Appleton: Saturday, December 2nd 10-4

 

DIME VINTAGE SOFTWARE BLOUSE

Let’s create our own vintage design to stitch out on a blouse or t-shirt. First we will create the design in our “Vintage Software“. Then we will fire up the embroidery machines and stitch out the design using our new “Vintage 15 weight rope thread” for a bold new look popular in ready to wear today. Several DIME tools will be used for professional results. $30 Teacher: Deb

Appleton: Saturday, January 13th 10-4

 

BEGINNING QUILT CLASS--Blocks & Strips Quilt

Come and see this great pattern in a winter version. Now imagine it in your choice of blocks, and strips. This is a one block pattern that is fun to construct. The best part is the straight lines in this quilt make it a fantastic option to quilt your quilt with edge to edge embroidery. $45 Teacher: Ann

Appleton: Wednesdays October 18th and November 15th 5:30-8:30
 

CELEBRATION TABLE MAT OR WALL HANGING

Bring your Designer Epic, or try one of ours. We will create a  banner showcasing the many exclusive stitches on the Epic. Embroidery included! Celebrate Design Positioning, Design Shaping and Design Appliqué. $30 Teacher: Ann

Appleton: Wednesday, November 8th 10-4 Christmas Theme

 

ANITA GOODESIGN EMBROIDERY SAMPLER

This smaller sampler showcases many embroidery techniques with simple, attractive designs. Not only do you test drive techniques, but also a variety of stabilizers. You choose your fabric and threads, and we will provide a stabilizer kit! This is a great class for beginners through advanced embroiders or those with no experience who want to test drive one of our machines. $35 includes kit fee. Teacher: Ann

Appleton: Saturday, October 14th 10-4

 

JACK O’ GREETER

Here is another great PJ’s in hoop project. Everyone loves these projects that are done completely in the hoop front and back. In only five hoopings you are ready to hang him up for Halloween decorating!    $30 Teacher: Deb

Waupaca: Saturday, October 14th 10-4

 

FOLD’ N STITCH LEAF TOPPER

Contrast, texture, dimension are words used to describe this 17” topper. Experience how easy it is to sew with Annie’s Soft and Stable and the unique results you get when you stitch leaves together to reveal a secondary design. $30 Teacher: Ann

Appleton: Wednesday, October 18th  10-4

 

LONGARM QUILTING 101:  BEFORE YOU STITCH

Let Roz show you all the tips and tricks for successful longarm quilting. Start with proper maintenance, oiling, cleaning, and tension settings on your longarm. Review various threads and techniques for loading your backing and floating your quilt top for accuracy. $20 Teacher: Roz

Appleton: Thursday, October 19th 1-3

Waupaca: Tuesday November 14th 5-7 

 

3D EMBROIDERY

Experiment with various fabrics to create beautiful 3D flowers for use on hats, as a corsage or embellishment for any project. Krinkle Magic adds a special dimension to each flower. Expand your use of Krinkle Magic to create various textured fabrics for backgrounds for quilts or appliqués for other embroidery designs. $30 Teacher: Bonnie

Appleton: Saturday, October 21st  9-3

 

HAVE IT YOUR WAY

This is an awesome bag created in the embroidery hoop. The name says it all! Outer pocket with a zippered compartment? Inner pockets? Inner large zippered compartment that splits into two sections? All or none of the above? Make it your way! You decide. $30 Teacher: Deb

Waupaca: Saturday, October 21st 10-4

 

WALKING FOOT QUILTING

What kind of quilting can be done with a walking foot? Much more than stitch-in-the-ditch! Let’s play with our interchangeable dual feed foot and sample some of the many line and curve design possibilities. $15 Teacher: Ann

Appleton: Tuesday, October 31st 9-12 or 5:30-8:30

 

JENNY HASKINS ADVENT TREE

Create this unique advent calendar in the shape of a Christmas Tree with your embroidery machine. You’ll get off to a fast start when you learn to combine multiple designs in one hooping for the blocks and pockets. Then learn the “Jenny Join” method for putting them together. Everyone loves surprises in Advent pockets. These trees will vary from elegant and glitzy to homespun depending on your fabric and thread choices. $30 Teacher: Ann

Appleton: Wednesday, November 1st   10-4

 

TREMENDOUS, ELEGANT SISTER OR SASSY SISTER

Choose your favorite tree. They can be 3D wall hangings as they are finished on both sides. Done entirely in the hoop these trees have plenty of embellishing opportunities. Bring some bling, crystals, buttons or bows to decorate the finished tree.  $30 Teacher: Deb

Waupaca: Saturday, November 4th  10-4

 

MYSTERY QUILT

Construct a quilt from your favorite fabrics without knowing what the final product will look like--what fun! Pick up the directions for pre-cutting when you register for class. Since Ann does all of your pressing for you, you will get sooo much done in one day! Come ready to sew! Lunch will be provided. $45

Appleton: Saturday,  November 4th 9-4
Waupaca: Saturday, November 25th 9-4

 

EDGE TO EDGE EMBROIDERY QUILTING

Bring in a “ready to quilt” project (table runner, panel, baby, or lap quilt) and choose the best all-over quilting design from Amelie Scott Designs. These designs come in three sizes and multiple formats so they’ll work for most embroiderers. You’ll learn how and where to start quilting with embroidery and how to connect hoopings for continuous quilting. $30

Waupaca: Saturday, November 18th  10-4 Teacher: Deb

Appleton: Saturday, November 18th  10-4 Teacher: Ann

 

PAPER CUT SNOWFLAKES

These Paper Cut Snowflakes, by Anita Goodesign, have a kaleidoscope look to them. They look complicated, but they are easy to stitch out. Pick a block size to suit your project, and then learn to calculate the yardage and number of snowflakes needed to finish your project. $30 Teacher: Deb

Waupaca: Saturday, December 2nd  10-4

 

18” DOLL CLOTHES

Choose from several great books that contain many mix and match garment options. Learn tips for fast, easy, and neat garment construction. $15 Teacher: Ann

Appleton: Wednesday, December 6th 9-12

 

QUILT BINDING WORKSHOP

Bring a small wall hanging or table runner, or make a fat quarter sample. You’ll learn measuring, cutting, joining, attaching, mitering, and perfectly joining binding. Then we’ll discuss options for securing your binding. Also included are demos on cutting bias binding, making continuous binding, and scalloped edges.      $15 Teacher: Ann

Appleton: Wednesday, December 6th  5:30-8:30

 

PJ”S IN THE HOOP: TEDDY BEAR

Create a jointed, pose-able teddy bear with your embroidery machine. Teddy is almost 20” high when done. He (or she) is cute without outfits, but holiday themed removable outfits are available for year round enjoyment! What color will you make your bear? $30 Teacher: Ann

Appleton: Saturday, December 9th 10-4

 

LAVISHLY EMBROIDERED LADIES BLOUSE

Combine lovely Swiss embroidered insertions with pin tucks and folded tucks to create this beautiful blouse. We create an heirloom panel for the front of the blouse., then use your favorite blouse pattern for the finishing. You can use your serger for joining lace components and construction. A sewing machine is still need for pin tucks and folded tucks. $30 plus kit fee for lace insertions. Teacher: Bonnie

Waupaca: Saturday, December 9th  10-4

 

TRIANGLE FRENZY TABLE TOPPER

Utilize those beautiful border prints you had to have but --now what to do? Grab your favorite border print, plus a triangle ruler and we will have a classy table topper in no time. $30 Teacher: Deb

Waupaca: Saturday, December 16th  10-4

 

BURLAP TABLE RUNNER

Make this unique table runner, full of fun techniques. It has a bit of embroidery and several sewing techniques. Learn pin tucks, piano keys, lace embellishment and wrap around binding with mitered corners. $30 Teacher: Deb

Waupaca: Saturday, January 6th 10-4

  

MONTHLY CLASSES

 

HEIRLOOM LACE SHAPING QUILT

Combine the best of two different quilts from the book “Martha’s Quilts” to create your own masterpiece of heirloom techniques. We will take the best blocks from “The Blue Linen Quilt” and the “Heirloom Sampler Quilt” to create a one of a kind sampler with new and different lace shaping techniques in each block. Purchase your choice of linen or batiste in your favorite color. Prerequisite: French Sewing and Lace Shaping for Beginners. $20 per month includes the laces to complete the block.  Teacher: Bonnie

Appleton: 1st Thursday each month 5-8 

Waupaca: 1st Wednesday each month 10-1

 

HAPPY HOOPER CLUB

Designs by Hope Yoder Happy Hooper Club focus on sewing techniques with a side of embroidery. Each month will have an exciting new project, step by step directions, and an embroidery design featured in the project.     $15 plus supply fee. Teacher: Deb

Appleton: Mondays 10-1 September 25th October 23rd November 27th

Waupaca: Fridays 10-1  September 29th  October 27th

 

ANITA GOODESIGN EMBROIDERY WORKSHOPS

Join our workshops with your embroidery machine to learn the latest in embroidery techniques. You’ll make one of several projects featured for the month. Are you interested in Embroidery? This is the perfect environment to test drive a Husqvarna Viking and find out why we love embroidery! No experience necessary. Receive a printed full color booklet with step-by-step tutorials and a multi-format Design CD with all workshop designs for $30 per quarter. Plus $10 fabric kit per month. Teacher: Ann

Appleton: 4th Tuesday each month 9-12, or 5:30-8:30 and the following Wednesday 9-12 or 1-4

Exceptions: 5th Wednesday in November and 3rd week of December both Tuesday and Wednesday

Waupaca: 4th Thursday each month 10-1 Exceptions: 5th Thursday in November and 3rd in December 

 

FOOT OF THE MONTH CLUB

Appleton: 3rd Tuesday each month with Ann 10-12AM or 5:30-7:30PM

Waupaca: 3rd Thursday each month with Deb 10-12AM or 5:30-7:30PM

September 19th and 14th Gathering Foot (1 week early in Waupaca)

October 17th and 19th     Circular Attachment

November 21st and 16th   Three Hole Yarn Foot

December 19th and 21st (Appleton time change 1-3 and Waupaca 2-4) Invisible Zipper Foot

January 16th and 18th    Piping Foot

 

DESIGNER STUDIO CLASSES

Learn specialty techniques exclusive to the Designer Epic, Designer Diamonds or Designer Rubies with hands-on experience. Receive project instructions using the featured technique to reinforce what you learn in class. Design Positioning, using Vintage and Taper stitches, and Design Shaping are just a few of the techniques covered. $20 (Free if you purchased your Designer from us) Please sign up in advance.

Appleton: 10-12  or 5:30-7:30 Second Tuesday each month  Teacher: Ann

 

EPIC MOMENTS

Create a useful accessory bag showcasing the special features of the new Designer Epic Sewing and Embroidery Machine. A great over-view of the exciting new features, including sequin stitches, appliqué stitches, quilt stitches in the hoop, zipper application using the built-in tutorial, design shaping and design positioning. This class is a four part Epic owner’s class. $80 or free if purchased from us.  Purchase of supplies only. Teacher: Ann

Appleton: 2nd Tuesday each month 1-3 

 

SOFTWARE CLASSES

Teacher Deb 1-3 or 5:30-7:30

Appleton: Mondays:

 September 11th Premier III

 October 9th       Premier IV

 November 13th  Premier Modify                                     

 December 11th  Premier Design Creator

 January 8th       Premier Photo Stitch

 

 Waupaca: Thursdays:

 September 14th Premier II

 October 12th     Premier III

 November 16th  Premier IV (one week later)

 December 14th  Premier Modify

 January 11th     Premier Design Creator

                           

Dime Perfect Embroidery Pro

Appleton: Mondays, October 9th December 11th 10-12

Waupaca: Thursdays, October 12th December 14th

 

DIME MY BLOCK PIECER

Join our new software Block of the Month and learn how to create your own “In the Hoop” quilt blocks. Create in-the-hoop blocks using the built in block library and also original art files. Plus we will create borders, perfectly proportioned without the math! We will also explore cutting our fabrics with the

Silhouette Cameo. $15 Teacher: Deb

Appleton: Mondays 10-1 September 11th October 16th November 13th December 4th January 15th

Waupaca: Fridays 10-1 September 15th  October 20th November 17th December 8th and January 19th

 

DIME WORD ART IN STITCHES: TOWEL OF THE MONTH

Create a unique towel each month while learning the DIME Word Art in Stitches software. Deb will share lots of embellishment techniques each month as well. $10 10-12

Appleton: 1-3 September 25th  October 30th November 20th December 18th January 29th

Waupaca: 10-12 October 13th November 3rd December 1st January 5th

 

NEW- DIME VINTAGE SOFTWARE

Appleton: Monday, September 18th 10-12

Waupaca: Friday, September 15th  1-3

  

BLOCK OF THE MONTH CLASSES

 

 HOOPSISTERS-- 2016/2017 ELEGANT ELEMENTS and 2017/2018 CHARMED ADVENTURE

$20month includes your design files.  Come and Stitch any Hoopsisters quilt. $5 Teacher: Bonnie Pick up CD anytime - Stitch: 10-1 or 5-8 (min of 3)

Appleton: 2nd Thursday each month  (November will be on the 16th )

Waupaca: 2nd Wednesday each month

 

DELICIOUS SAMPLER QUILT

Continues. Teacher: Bonnie

Appleton: 4th Thursday each month 5-8 (Exceptions: October 19th  November 30th  December 21st)

Waupaca: 4th Tuesday each month 10-1 or 5-8 (Exceptions: October 17th and Dec19th )

 

AFFAIRS OF THE HEART

Choose from traditional appliqué and purchase a book for this class or embroidered appliqué and purchase an embroidery collection. We’ll do 3 of the 36 blocks each month. Embroiderers can choose either 6” or 8” blocks. Requires purchase of background yardage. $15 per month includes batik fabrics for appliqués. Teacher: Ann

Appleton: 1st Tuesday each month 9-12. Finishing up September and October

 

NEW- IMAGINE ART TO HEART

Nancy Halverson’s latest book “Imagine” features monthly small wall quilts or quilt blocks for a large quilt. These 14” blocks have a seasonal design, positive word and colorful fabrics designed by Nancy. Each block has appliqué and piecing. $22 includes fabrics. Button packs available (optional) Purchase of book required. Teacher Ann

Appleton: 1st Tuesday each month 9-1 or 5:30 -8:30 beginning November 7th

 

NEW- PATCHABILITIES WALL HANGING OF THE MONTH

These charming little quilts have a seasonal theme each month. Perfect for beginners or experienced appliqué enthusiasts to reinforce your skills. Optional themed buttons and hangers add that special touch. $20 includes pattern. Fabric kit available.  Teacher: Deb

Waupaca: 1st Thursday 10-1 or 5:30-8:30

 

CLASS POLICY

In order to insure your place in class, payment must be made at time of registration. Please register early so teachers and students can plan ahead. Refunds will only be given if the teacher cancels the class due to low enrollment or emergency. No exceptions. Cancellations will be made two days prior to class. You may send someone else in your place if you cannot attend. Class fees are not transferable to other classes unless the class is cancelled. Classes cancelled due to bad weather will be re-scheduled, or refunded. Please pick up supply list and supplies prior to class. Most classes require the purchase of a pattern or book; this is required per copyright laws. You will receive a 10% discount on all supplies on the list. If you purchased your sewing machine or serger from Sew n Sew your class discount is 15%.

 

CLASSROOM MACHINES

Husqvarna Viking sergers, sewing and embroidery machines are available for classroom use at NO CHARGE! Please let us know if you want to use one, so we can get it ready for you. This is a great way to test drive - before you buy.

 

REQUEST A CLASS

Couldn’t make it to a class you really wanted to take? Find two friends to take the class with you and we will try to schedule a date for you. Your requests are always welcome for future newsletters as well.

 

SEWING MACHINE & SERGER OWNERS CLASSES

Owner’s classes add a lot of value to the purchase of any sewing machine or serger. At Sew n Sew we believe very strongly in education for the products we sell. Unlimited owner’s classes are absolutely FREE for any sewing machine, serger or software purchased at Sew n Sew. There is a $30 per hour charge, two hour minimum for the class if products were purchased elsewhere.

  

MAINTENANCE

Have a yearly tune-up on your sewing machine or serger to extend the life of your machine and avoid costly repairs. Our technicians will clean, lubricate, check timing and tension for $99 on any machine purchased at Sew n Sew and $149 on any brand of sewing machine or serger purchased elsewhere. New or pre-owned machines purchased from Sew n Sew receive the first year for half price. We have several options available to cut down on turn around time and get your machine back sooner: 1- Call to find out when our monthly blitz is scheduled. 2- Call and have your “marker” put in line and we will call you a couple days before your turn. 3- Call for a specific appointment date for long distance customers and high end machines.  We will do our best to accommodate you.

 

TRADE-UP POLICY

When you purchase a new or previously loved sewing machine or serger from Sew n Sew you have a full year to upgrade that machine and receive 100% of your purchase price toward the MSRP price of a new machine. Minimum of $300 to be considered an upgrade.

 

TRADE-UP SALE

As a result of our wonderful trade-up policy we have an ever changing assortment of previously loved machines at great low prices. We currently have: one Diamond Royale (only 16 hours), one Diamond deLuxe, 1 Mega Quilter, one Designer 1, one Topaz 20 w/o embroidery, one Topaz 30, one Topaz 25, one Designer SE, one Creative Sensation, one H200 serger, and one S25 serger, Quantities and models available are changing daily so don’t hesitate if you are interested.  Previously loved machines also include owner’s classes and discounts.

 

ROYALTY REWARDS - EXPIRED COUPON DAYS

Keep those expired reward certificates! We understand, not everyone can make it to the store in time to use all those fantastic reward certificates, so any month with a fifth Saturday, we will honor those $ value rewards. Dates for 2017 are: December 30th  2018: March 31st June 30th

 

ANITA GOODESIGN ON-LINE SHOPPING

Anita Goodesign introduced on-line shopping starting August 19th 2016. Anyone can purchase designs for immediate download from customerexperience@anita-goodesign.com. You will need a dealer number to complete the sale. Our dealer numbers are: Appleton 63626YV and Waupaca 99114AB. You can use either one.