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Newsletter: Awesome New Fun Stuff in Stock! (08 May 2015)

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Awesome New Fun Stuff in Stock!

May 8, 2015

In Shop News this week.....

We have a bunch of fun new notions in stock.

Here's a peek!
(Sorry for any missing images.  Our techs are working on it!)

Seam Fix Seam Ripper - $6.29
Comfortable-to-hold seam ripper with a nifty
rubber-ish tip that grabs threads after ripping.

Whoosh-whoosh and they're gone!
Seam Fix Seam Ripper
Schmetz Machine Piecing & Quilting Needles - $4.49

A needle designed specifically for machine piecing and quilting!
It is made with a special taper that ends in a slightly rounded point and
is designed for easier fabric penetration and the elimination of skipped stitches.

Size 11/75 needles/5 per package.
Schmetz Machine Piecing & Quilting Needles
Clover 3/8" Bias Tape Maker - $6.98
The only way I will make stems for applique is with a Clover bias tape maker.
I've been wanting a 3/8" size because sometimes 1/4" is too small and 1/2" is too big!
The only one I can find is this.  It's designed to be used with fusible web, but doesn't have to be.  So now I'm good to go!

Cut your bias strips and run them through this after spraying with Best Press, or something similar, and iron them as you go.  Voila!  Stems, stems, and more stems!

Clover 3/8" Bias Tape Maker

Sure Guide Needle Threader - $14.36

I have been searching for a needle threader that actually works for my applique needles.
I put out a request for recommendations, and a friend of mine said this one is all she has used for the past 4 years, and that it's great.  I have to agree.  She also says that she hasn't had to replace the cartridge in those four years.  That's pretty impressive.  
This was also listed as a favorite in our notions and tools survey. 

It's easy to use. Care must be taken not to force the threading mechanism, but it's not hard to tell when you need to back off and get the needle lined up better. There are good instructions with the unit on how to use it.  For me, it's worth every penny!

Sure Guide Needle Threader

Sure Guide Needle Threader Replacement Cartridge - $5.36

Replacement Cartridge for Sure Guide Needle Threader.
Sure Guide Needle Threader Replacement Cartridge
Martelli Rotary Cutter - $22.50 
(They are out of stock right now, but more are coming!)
An ergonomic rotary cutter!
It fits in the hand naturally.  You hold it similarly to holding a computer mouse.
No bent wrist, and the motion is fluid.
It has a blade guard and easy-to-change blades.
I am sold on these.  It took about a minute to adjust to the new feel!
Comes in both right- and left-hand models.
45 mm, and the replacement blades are more reasonably priced than others!

Martelli Rotary Cutter

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AND we're getting ready for next week!!!

May 18-22, 2015

5-Day Blow Out sale!
Various fabrics from
Andover, Marcus, Moda,
Penny Rose & Windham
Just $6 per yard!
That's up to 45% off retail!

Blow Out Sale

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Happy Quilting!

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