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Take a New Direction In Sewing!


Heard a lot about EMBROIDERY MACHINES but not entirely sure what everyone is talking about?

Embroidery Machines stitch beautiful sewn designs onto towels, t-shirts, quilt blocks…anything.  They come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and prices, and give the satisfaction of creative sewing without involving hemming, mending or darning. Purchase a plain, run-of-the-mill blouse on sale and then personalize it effortlessly on your embroidery machine for a unique item of clothing created by you; or keep a couple of new towels in the cupboard to embroider for birthday, engagement or housewarming gifts.  If you are about to become a Grandma, you can’t go past the combination of an embroidery machine and tiny little T-Shirts; or if your family business has a logo, then personalize uniforms and workwear with it.

Like all new hobbies, there is lots to learn as you grow and expand your skill set, and we support you in this by teaching you how to use your new Embroidery Machine, and then offering Embroidery Club to teach you new techniques and tips every month.

This week is the perfect time to get into this popular hobby.  We are offering the Bernette Deco 340 as our Machine of the Week.  This is an Embroidery Only machine, which means that you can have it working by your side while you are sewing other things, and reads a USB stick, meaning that you can download designs from the Internet, many of them for free.  Thread cutters will trim the bobbin when finished, and the inclusion of Bernette software as standard, make this machine a great starter package.

This Week ONLY….
Pop in to see this machine in person
or CLICK HERE for More Information


Massive Pattern Clearance! 


We have A Pile of Patterns Presently so we are Putting our Patterns on Sale!

Pay for 1 Pattern:
Get 2 More of Equal or Lesser Value FREE!


Sorry – No Lay by, Customer Holds, or Phone Orders.
In store Stock only.

Technically Speaking.


Winter winds bring more than just the cold.  The dry weather and blustering gales stir up the dust, and this can be bad news for our sewing rooms.  Dust has the habit of getting into all of the little gaps and spaces in our machines, especially the tension and threading areas, and we assume that because our machines are stored in their hard covers, that we are protecting them from this.  Dust is a sneaky creature and to protect our machines from it, it is best to add a fabric layer between your machine and its cover.  Use a towel, or your last stippling sample, to cover your machine before placing the hard cover over it.  This is a good habit to get into all-year-round.  You could go one step further and make your own quilted liner, using the inside dimensions of your case as a pattern.


Quest Business Achiever Awards


“The Business Achiever Awards, (an initiative of Quest Community Newspapers) are supported by a valued array of corporate and government sponsors with the goal to empower our readers in recognising and rewarding local businesses for providing top quality services and to encourage these local businesses to ‘Go the Extra Mile’ by offering improved customer services to our readers.”

This years Quest Business Achiever awards are on again, if you think we deserve a vote in the “Specialty Retailer & Services” category then do so at the link below!

Voting closes 8th August

Click HERE to vote for us…

Free Pattern!


This great Applique Project comes with thanks from Janome and is created exclusively for Janome by Quilt Poetry designer Jane Spolar.

With detailed instructions and a delightful design, it would make a great cushion, wall hanging or quilt block.

Click HERE to Download this Project from Janome


Tell Me More…Tell Me More


You’ve Saved the date – Now we can tell you more…

Sunday 28th August will be our

“Super Sunday Kick-Off Sale”

Our official ‘kick-off’ to celebrate that from 28th August we will be open on Sunday’s.

How are we celebrating?

The best way we know how….

with Big Savings and Special Guests!

Watch this space,  all details  on the information sessions and times will be available next week in the the weekly update!


Extra Classes Added to the End of this Term! 



Due to popular demand, we have managed to sneak in a couple of extra classes to the end of this term’s classlist.

Check Out these Extra Dates: 

Club Project UFO Day (UnFinished Objects)
Catch up with those unfinished club projects OR…
Revisit 2 old favourites:
the “Ironing Mat Bag” and the “Cup Caddy”
Monday 1st August 9.30am to Noon
Free to Sewing Club Members

Basic Overlocker Workshop
Be the master of your overlocker and understand how it works while learning to do more than just hems.
Monday 8th August 9.30am to 3pm

Overlocker Quilt
Create a quilt top using only your overlocker.  A great skill building class, as well as encouraging you to “think outside of the box” when using your overlocker.
2 days Monday 22nd August 9.30am to 3pm &
Monday 29th August 9.30am to 3pm


Give us a call to book your place, or CLICK HERE!

Lighten Up Your World! 


The Rotary Lite is a great little gadget to keep you out of the dark when cutting.  This nifty little light attaches to your Clover Rotary Cutter and removes the uncertainty caused by the shadow of the edge of your ruler.

Also available is “Stick-Em Up” by uQuilt, a generic light designed to attach to most other brands of cutter.

Up and Coming Classes…


Are you booked into a class for this week?

This Week’s Up and coming classes are:

Ruler Club – Sewing Revolution
Joy Patch
Embroidery Workshop (T-Shirts and Towels)
Sneak Peek Saturday AM 9.30 to 11
Sneak Peek Saturday PM 1 to 2.30pm

If you can’t find your Requirements List, just give us a call!



Click HERE for our NEW Class List

July Club Specials….



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