Monday, August 29, 2011

Stitch In Time

The Inidana State Museum is holding a class called Stitch in Time: Conserving Your Treasured Quilts on September 17, 10am-noon. Learn how the museum stores, cleans, repairs and exhibits quilts and how these techniques can be adapted to modern and antique quilts in your own collections. Methods will be described in detail, wil small samples, suppliers lists and internet resources. Registration is $10 for museum members and $20 for non-members. Space is limited, call to register! Call 317-232-1637 for more information.

The Purdue Extension Sewing and Quilting Seminar is Saturday, October 8, 9am-2:30 pm. The seminar will be held at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairground Exhibition Center. For more information contact Bernie Huber at 317-773-0854.

We have some great classes set up in September, check out our website, for more information!

Friday, August 19, 2011

If you've been considering purchasing new Embroidery designs we have new latest Dakota Collectibles CD's. Several are on sale for $19.95. Our staff in the sewing machine department would be happy to show them to you. If you don't have time to drop into our shop you can order online at Enter the Go Nuts Number 3304 and we get credited for your sale. Easy for us and for you to find all the greatest embroidery designs!

Always In Stitches has gone Block of the Month crazy!!! We have at least one starting each month, including American Barns BOM, 25 Days Until Christmas BOM, and the Love Letters BOM. Come in and see the samples as available, and sign up for all your favorites!

Thank you SO much to everyone who donated pillowcase dresses. The dresses were delivered to Ethiopia and distributed to children. We are truly thankful for your support in this effort and in all our donations. If you are looking for a way to give back, whether in Ethiopia or right here in Hamilton County, we always have projects going! Just call in at 317-776-4227 to hear about our service projects or come in to get the details.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Jelly Rolls, Sushi Rolls, Honey Buns, Oh My!

There are over 15 different types of pre-cut fabric, and manufacturers are constantly adding different and new names. Here are some of the most common names along with their sizes. Remember to always check the number of pieces and the size before purchasing!

Fat Quarters-approx. 18" x 22"
Fat Eighths-approx. 9" x 22"
Petit Fours-2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Charm Packs-5" x 5" or 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer Cakes-10" x 10"
Jelly Rolls-2 1/2 x width of fabric
Honey Buns-1 1/2" x width of fabric
Dessert Rolls-5" x width of fabric
Bali Pops-2 1/2" x width of faric
Sushi Rolls-2 7/8" x width of fabric
Twice the Charms-5 1/2" x 22"
Turnovers-6 x 6 x 8 1/2"

Hope this helps in the future! If in doubt, check the measurement!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Welcome Stephanie!

Tip of the Week: Glue residue from interfacing can be safely removed with a dryer sheet! Layer a few pieces of newspaper on your ironing board, place a dryer sheet on top, and press with your hot iron.
Sign-Up for the University of Always In Stitches is August 27-September 10. Make sure to come in and sign up for this great opportunity! If you complete 20 projects by September 2012, you can receive a $100 gift card!

Did you know? If you buy 3 or more yards of fabric and decide you will take the rest of the bolt you will get the whole of the fabric 30% off. Buy less than 3 yards and receive the fabric for 20% off. Come on by and see what fabric bolts you can clean off for us!
We would like to welcome Stephanie Coy-Lykes to Always In Stitches! She is our newest employee, and we are glad to have her join us. Stop by to say hello and meet the newest member of our family!

Email me at by August 5 to receive a $10 gift certificate!