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EverSewn Sparrow 25 now sold at Quilt N GO

clock October 2, 2017 03:58 by author Ruth

There's something new and exciting at Quilt N Go!  The EverSewn Sparrow 25 sewing machine is now available.  This great, lightweight machine is perfect for carrying to classes and has many features available on the more expensive machines.The Sparrow 25 weighs just 16 pounds which makes it perfect for traveling.  With 197 built in stitches, including an alphabet and buttonhole, the machine will make completing your project a breeze.  The Sparrow has a slide speed control, automatic needle threader, an automatic knotting feature, top tension control, and a drop in bobbin case.  The standard class 15 plastic bobbins are used in this machine and are readily available at Quilt N Go.  

Although this machine has only a 6.5" throat space, it is still perfect to machine quilt your small projects with feed dogs which can be lowered for free motion or ruler quilting.  Some of the reviews suggested quilters would be unhappy with having to purchase additional feet....but Ruth has made sure our quilters are happy quilters and is including the 1/4" foot, a walking foot, and a free motion foot with your purchase!  

Although this machine may be a little overwhelming for a beginner, with a little time and instruction, this machine is sure to be a favorite in no time.  

The price is right on this wonderful machine and would make a great second machine or a perfect gift!  The Eversewn Sparrow 25 is available at Quilt N Go for you to test drive.  Stop in and try it out!  

We will even help you choose some perfect fabrics for your next project on your new machine!

 


A Quick Gift

clock December 20, 2016 05:21 by author Ruth

Today, I want to share a quick gift idea.  This cute little wreath can be made in about 90 minutes and makes a beautiful gift... 

 

Supplies:

1 yard cotton fabric

6", 7", or 8" wooden embroidery hoop (one hoop makes two wreaths)

4" piece of chenille pipe cleaner

hot glue gun

Directions:

1.  Cut (3) 9" x WOF  strips (you need 2-1/2 strips to make the wreath)

2.  Cut (1) 4" x 31" strip for the bow.

3.  Sew the 9" sections together, placing the shorter strip between the two longer strips.  I use a flat fell seam, but a seam pressed open will work fine.

4.  Narrow hem around all four sides.

5.  Press the long strip wrong sides together, aligning the hemmed edges. 

6.  To make the casing, stitch 3/4" from fold and again 1" from the first row of stitching.

7.  Using one part of the wooden embroidery hoop (either open the outer section by removing the screw or cut the inner section), slide the casing onto the hoop.  Replace the screw or securely tape the cut hoop.  Distribute the wreath fabric evenly around the hoop, making sure the small ruffle is toward the center of the hoop. 

8.  To make the bow, fold fabric right sides together and stitch the short ends and long end, leaving a small opening toward the center for turning.  You can stitch the short ends on an angle to give the diagonal look to the bow.  Trim the corners, turn, and press.  Tie into a bow.

9.  Hot glue the bow to the wreath at the center bottom.  I like gluing the bow to the wreath where the edges meet.

10.  Make a loop from the pipe cleaner and twist to secure.  Hot glue the loop to the back of the wreath at the center top.  Add another small amount of hot glue over the twisted point to keep the wire from scratching your wall.

For a written copy of the pattern with additional pictures and to see the finished wreath, stop in to Quilt N Go on Friday.  Happy sewing!

 

 

 

 

 

 



Don't feel the burn!

clock December 15, 2016 04:19 by author Ruth

How many of you have had to blow on hot fingers or wave your hands madly to cool the burn when ironing?  Maybe it's just me, but when I'm pressing narrow hems or many quilt pieces at a time, my ironing board gets so hot it's hard to keep going.  Well!  I have found the perfect solution to keep the production going... 

 

These finger guards are heat resistant to 400 degrees and protect any size finger.  You may want to stop in to Quilt N Go soon to pick up your very own.   On Monday, I will be sharing a quick gift idea and these little goodies are going to come in handy!

What's under your needle today?  Happy stitching!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



A Little Bit of Heaven

clock December 12, 2016 03:51 by author Ruth

Last week, I had three quilts to bind.  The total length was about a million miles.  Okay, that might be a slight exaggeration, but it felt like it!  My hands were getting tired after the first side of the first quilt, but I remembered a little box of Thread Heaven I had purchased in October. 

The packaging claimed to make the thread glide easier, reduce hand fatigue and fraying/tangling of the thread.  What a better time to try this little box of magic. 

Thread Heaven is thread conditioner and protectant which makes the thread smooth and slick, reducing thread drag.  After binding 1,012 inches, this little box of pure heaven made my job much easier! 

Stop in to Quilt N Go and pick up this awesome product!  What products have you tried that make the binding process easier? 

 



Paper Piecing Class with Joyce

clock October 29, 2016 05:12 by author Ruth

Joyce had another paper piecing class and the ladies did really well with the basics. If you were not able to get into the class, watch the newsletter for the next class.

 

  

 

 



QNG New Employee

clock October 14, 2016 10:31 by author Ruth

My name is Melinda Anstead and I am pleased to be working at Quilt ‘N Go as a sales clerk.  I started sewing as a young girl and my first formal classes were at the high school during the summer between 7th and 8th grade.  All through high school, I made my own uniforms and dresses.  My skills were put to use later making clothing for my five daughters.  My only son was treated to one-of-a-kind boxer shorts!

 

My interest in quilting started over 30 years ago and I bought a few books and saved all the free patterns I could find.  My first quilt was a patchwork of scraps I had saved from years of making clothes.  My oldest daughter, who was about 12 at the time, helped with the project and her daughter still has the quilt all these years later. 

 

When my husband and I moved to Vicksburg just over five years ago, my goal was to finally learn “real” quilting.  I took a few lessons to learn the tips and techniques I needed and before long, I had made some beautiful quilts.  I was able to purchase a longarm machine a few years ago and my love of quilting grew to a new level. You can bring your quilts to me at QNG.

 

Learning to quilt had been a dream for so long and now it is my reality.  I’ve been able to be involved in a charity project by helping to complete quilts, as well as make many quilts for my family.  I have met some wonderful quilters and friends who share my passion and I look forward to many, many years of quilting.

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Bring N Brag

clock October 8, 2016 09:15 by author Ruth

Today was our first monthly Bring N Brag. We had fun seeing the projects that were being worked on and enjoying cookies with our shoppers.

 

Mark your calendars for the 2nd Saturday each month to join us with your projects. Here is a look at some from today

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

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