Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Scan n Cut Demonstration

Come and see the Brother Scan n Cut machine being demonstrated on Wednesday 8th April between 10am - 3pm. Have a cuppa and a muffin while you watch Rachel demonstrate this fabulous machine.
I have had lots of fun over the last 3 weeks playing with my machine and seeing what I can create with it.
I tried with paper first and made lots of fiddly shapes that would have been a pain to cut with scissors and found how easy it was to create them with the push of a button.
Here are some of my cuts. I played with the words and snowflake shapes already in the machine's programme and learnt how to cut them. I can make them any size I want up to 12" across by 24" long which is wonderful. I have made a little notebook to remind myself how I did these things so now I can refer to it for lots of new ideas.
Here is the heart stencil I made. My first attempt wasn't so good as I didn't make them interlock and all the hearts fell apart but my second attempt turned out pretty good, don't you think?
Then I had some fun playing with fused fabric and created some shapes
Wow, is it easy to cut circles, way better than trying to do this with scissors.
Anyway, call in and see me sometime if you want to see these machines in action and if you can, call in when Rachel, the demonstrator from Brother is here and see what we can share with you.
Do check out the fabulous Rhinestone Kits which are available as well.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Craft Classes for May/June

Term 1 is finishing shortly so I have decided what my new classes for this term are going to be. A couple of these are new classes and some are quilts I made a few years ago but thought maybe needed to be brought back again.

This Thursday night 26th March 6:30- 9:30pm NZ$22.50
Applique Garden Quilt
I created a design that uses a variety of flower shapes which you can set out in any way you like. I have made this a tall garden across a piece that is approximately 70cm x 115cm. You can make a wall hanging or a bed quilt - your choice, also how many flowers you have etc are all your choice. This is your garden to design.
 Vinyl Mesh Handbag Tuesday 31 March 7-9pm NZ$25 + NZ$15 pattern
I have taught this class a couple of times and the ladies have loved making these easy handbags using the vinyl mesh. It comes in so many different colours and is very easy to sew.
Small Quilts Tuesday 21 April 7-9pm NZ$15 per night
Then every 3rd Tuesday of the month through to November.
Learn how to make small sized quilts that show you lots of different techniques. Each quilt will be made in the night and you may even quilt it. See how easy it is to machine quilt something this size, great practice for your machine quilting. If you like the design then you can sew a bigger version. Also great for using up your scraps
The quilt we are making in April is -
 And the one in May is this strippy version
Luke's Bookcase Thursday 7 & 21 May 7-9pm NZ$25 + $10 pattern
This is a quilt I designed a few years ago. It has no books but you can add some, but I liked the jars full of things for boys and it has an aquarium and a terrarium complete with escaped critters. Learn to make a few blocks on the first night and then make more in your own time and bring the top back to learn how to quilt or if you haven't had time, continue with your blocks.

Strata Quilt Wednesday 13th & 27th May 7-9pm NZ$25
Learn how to cut and sew gentle curves in this strata quilt, then how to applique circles over the top. A variety of methods for the applique will be shown. Learn how to cut and piece the background at the first lesson and continue making these at home. Then in the second lesson learn how to sew on the appliques (and the borders if you haven't already done those)
I Spy Quilt Thursday 11 June 7-9pm NZ$15
This is an easy Snowball block which Dianne will show you how to make, then you can complete all the blocks you require at home. Good big size blocks for the children to play I Spy with.
Text On Quilts Thursday 25th June 7-9pm NZ$15
I love adding text to my quilts and fabrics. Bring a finished quilt along and/or some fabric and I'll show you how to add your text to either. Bring along the words and see what we can create for you.
Here are 2 examples of what I have made -

Give me a call or come in and see me if you would like to join in any of these classes.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Sale Fabrics

I have been lucky enough to purchase several patchwork fabrics at a cheaper price because they are discontinued or ends of line and I am passing that price on to you. Some of these have a few metres some about 1m. Be in quick.
Special  #1 NZ$12.50 p/m

Special #2 NZ$12.50p/m

Special #3 NZ$12.50p/m

Special #4 NZ$12.50p/m

Special #5 NZ$12.50p/m

Special #7 NZ$12.50p/m

Special #8 NZ$12.50p/m

Special #9 NZ$12.50p/m

Special #10 NZ$12.50p/m

Special #11 NZ$12.50p/m

Special #12 NZ$12.50p/m

Special #13 NZ$12.50p/m
These next fabrics are NZ$15 per metre
Special #16

Special #17 (Japanese, is more slate blue)
Special #19 (writing)

Special #20 (orange spot)
Special #21 (purple with lines)

Special #22 purple with marks

Give me a call or email to order or call in to the shop and purchase these great specials, all good quality cottons.