News & Events
A perfect line is the difference between straight and crooked and there is nothing more frustrating that getting everything lined up and then having your water erasable pen too dry or too thin. Here to save the day is Clover’s Trace ‘n’ Mark Extra Thick Water Erasable Pen.
Like all Clover products, this will become an invaluable and dependable addition to your sewing basket. Dual tipped, this pen gives you the option of a fine line or a broad mark, and its strong points are resistant to feathering giving you a neat and accurate line every time. Available in either blue or pink, the Trace ‘n’ Mark has clear, water erasable ink, and being extra thick, it is much easier to grip while using it.
Zipper by the metre is a great way to add an edginess to your trims and embellishing. Where it was traditionally available in boring blacks or whites, Riley Blake now has a great range of bold a bright colours by the metre so that you can twist them up to make a cute flower or catch it in a seam like piping for a unique trim.
Check out the great colours we have in store along with the rest of our Riley Blake Sew Together Trims and Embellishments including grossgrain ribbons, continuous cotton laces and big, bold buttons.
Check out this video for a fun, free zipper project from Riley Blake.
It’s where we all want to be, sitting in front of our sewing machine. We are all so busy these days that we don’t get to do it as often as we like so when we do – it’s a long innings.
Now, thanks to Horn Cabinets, you can spend this time in comfort on their new Horn Sewing Chair. The chair is a new-look design with bright colours and a comfortable seat. Gas lifting provides the perfect sitting position, a firm back support promotes good posture, and the handy stash-away compartment gives you somewhere to keep your instruction books so you know exactly where they are when you need them.
“After the feedback Matt has been receiving from the Craft and Quilt shows in 2012, we have designed a height adjustable gaslift chair which is also available in the 2 versions of the special patterned fabric. The height adjustable chair has a greater maximum user weight, up to 130kg. The height of the chair at its lowest point is 46cm and its highest point it is 56cm. The NEW Chair still has the same great lumbar support and the nifty hidden storage under the cushion as our other sewing chairs.” Horn Australia
Available in 2 prints, this is the perfect accompaniment to ANY sewing desk or cabinet. Add some stylish comfort to your sewing room for just $199. Available for a limited time only, call to pre-order yours on 5495 5381.
No matter how tricky your machine embroidery problem is, Floriani Embroidery produces a stabilizer to fix it. Moving on in leaps and bounds from the restrictive days of only using tear-away, cut-away or wash-away stabilizers, Floriani has an entire fleet of specialty stabilizers offering so much variety that an embroiderer’s imagination can run free! From the super fine and very strong No-Show Mesh to the ultra sturdy and very flexible Stitch N Shape, the Floriani range is broad and all encompassing, with many of its popular products quickly becoming a house-hold name.
So now you can embroider just about anything, take a look at the impressive and contemporary range of embroidery designs by Anita Goodesign. Distributed in Australia by Floriani, Anita Goodesign was founded over 5 years ago with one simple goal – to create the best designs in the industry and make them affordable to home embroiderers. Continuing to innovate and create inspiration, Anita Goodesigns catalogue keeps growing and growing, with variety and quality.
At Sew This & That, we have a strong working partnership with Floriani, and are delighted to be hosting their fun and informative Embroidery Party! This event will introduce you to Anita Goodesign’s range and quality with an enormous amount of samples for you to see. Then learn how to stabilize just about anything as Karen from Floriani give stabilizer information and demonstrations, all in a fun and fresh atmosphere that welcomes even the newest and nervous embroiderer.
Come along to this FREE event on Wednesday 23rd January starting at 10am and finishing at 2pm. Places are limited so please book yours by calling 5495 5381
PLUS All Registered Attendees will receive a free Floriani GIFT!
Lyn Kenny of Kenny Kreations always produces elegant and intricate machine embroidery designs and we are delighted to be showcasing her work and giving you a chance to meet her at her Trunk Show at Sew This & That in January.
Many of Lyn Kenny’s embroidery designs come with more that just pretty stitches, with her design discs often including projects to use the designs with. This offers a new inspiration to those of us who collect designs but don’t get around to using them, and great ambition to those of us who have just entered the world of machine embroidery. From small practical projects like the Classic Crazy Bag to enormous triumph like the spectacular Midnight Roses Quilt, Kenny Kreations covers the entire spectrum of elegant machine embroidery creations.
Now, as we enter 2013, Kenny Kreations new direction is even more exciting for machine embroidery enthusiasts, and has enough to tempt those patchworkers who were previously timid about the concept. With their new focus on quilting in the hoop of your embroidery machine, Kenny Kreations gives you the freedome to do more than ditch-stitch your masterpieces and add emphasis to your piecing. An assortment of embroidery designs such as Feathers ‘n’ Fern, especially created to quilt under your embroidery machine, give you variety and confidence, and have so many styles to choose from that you may even end up designing your quilt around your embroidery machine’s quilting designs.
As a local, Lyn Kenny’s success story is an insteresting and inspirational tale, and meeting her is always a pleasure. If you would like to come along to Kenny Kreations Trunk Show, meet Lyn, and see her creations up close, then please book your place early by phoning 54955381 as seating is limited. Meet Lyn on Thursday 31st January 9.30am to 11.30am. Fingers crossed she will even unveil a brand new project release.
We just keep loving Riley Blake Designs, and after a trip to their distribution centre yesterday, we have added even more great products to our range including buttons, trims and kits. But one of the new products that we are especially excited about is their dynamic Laminated Fabric range. This fabric is both water resistant and pliable and because it is a beautiful quality print fabric that has been laminated with a clear vinyl treatment, it is soft and easy to sew. Replace the exterior fabric of a bag pattern with this for a fresh look, or take advantage of its water resistance to create something new like shower bags and caps, lunch totes, or even splash resistant coat for winter. Best of all, the prints can be easily co-ordinated with the rest of the Riley Blake range, which means that you can let your creativity run free.
115cm wide and just $20 per metre, pop in and see our new range today – once you feel how soft this is you will love it as much as we do!
Please book your interest if you can by calling us on 5495 5381, but drop-ins are also welcome!
Friday 25th January 9.30am to 4.30pm (last day of the school holidays)
We are delighted to announce that we are going to be setup at the next Handmade Expo Markets at the Morayfield Leisure Centre on Sunday 3rd February. We will have lots of fabrics, patterns, kits and products AND we want you to be involved with us too. We are inviting all of our customers to sell their Handmade creations on consignment in our stall. You can sell any fabric creation that you have made as long as it is made with 60% of our products. To find out more, give us a call: 5495 5381.
Check out this new range from The Quilted Fish distrubuted by Riley Blake – Flutter!
A fun range of colours, we love the bold prints and contrast spots and stripes. With the weather still warm, this would make up a great wrap-around skirt, or whip up a hand bag, a head band or some cute summer accessories. At just $16 per metre, this is a fresh range to top up your stash or to inspire new creativity this summer!