Blog Category: Quilting - Page 2

The Importance of Using the Right Bobbins

The Right BobbinsIf you are anything like most people who sew, you have used or owned more than one sewing machine in your lifetime. For many of us, we have owned a few sewing machines, and over time, we have accumulated a plethora of accessories. Often, we don’t even remember which machine they were with originally. Many sewing machine accessories and bobbins look very similar, and it is easy to make the mistake of using the wrong bobbin. While many bobbins look the same, they may have slight differences in diameter, height, or depth.

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When Is The Best Time To Replace Your Machine?

Time to Buy a Sewing MachineMany of us have sewn for decades, while others are relatively new sewists. Regardless of when we begin our sewing adventure, we usually want the latest and greatest equipment, but having a sewing machine that works well is essential. Whether we sew on a newer model machine, or an antique inherited from Aunt Bertha, it’s important to have a machine that works well because one that doesn’t can not only be frustrating, but it can also damage our expensive fabric.

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It’s A Great Day To Be A Quilter in Temecula

Old Town TemeculaIf you’re looking for something to do today, come to Old Town Temecula! From 10am to 4pm, the Valley of the Mist Quilters will be hosting their annual quilt show. The weather is gorgeous, and Old Town Temecula provides a fun atmosphere for you to walk around in.

Here at Temecula Valley Sewing Center we are having our release party for Janome’s new top of the line machine, The Memory Craft Horizon 12000. We’ve been waiting impatiently to show it to you, but the wait if over!

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Linda’s Batting Scissors

Batting ScissorsJust when you thought you’d seen every type of scissor you could imagine, now we have batting scissors, and they are wonderful!

Made from German stainless steel, Linda V. Taylor’s Batting Scissors allow for easy, clean and precise cuts. Not only do they work well, but the extra soft, comfortable and pliable handles make for very pleasurable usage.

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Clover Wonder Clips

Clover Wonder ClipsAre you tired of being poked by pins while you are sewing?  In the last several decades, I have tried to eliminate pinning my projects because being constantly pricked with a pin is not only painful, it’s a nuisance.

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Etsy Craft Party – Friday June 10, 2011

Etsy Craft PartyAs a sewing machine dealer, we were encouraged to host an Etsy Craft Party, to demonstrate the art of quilting, sewing, crafting and machine embroidery, so we have scheduled ours.  Temecula Valley Sewing Center will host its “1st Ever Etsy Craft Party” on Friday, June 10, 2011, from 4PM until 5:30PM, and we would like to invite you to attend.

So often we have requests for classes that we are not equipped to teach. As such we are hoping to see quilters, sewing enthusiasts, crafters, and machine embroidery fanatics at our party with their finished projects in tow.  Our hope is to schedule classes with these talented individuals to foster their particular craft(s) and offer you the opportunity to learn from the masters.

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Copyrights, Trademarks, Notices, Licenses, & Restrictions

Copyright ?With few exceptions, all of the quilting books, sewing patterns, and embroidery designs you purchase have licensing restrictions that disallow reproducing, copying, and other temptations. It can be really confusing to understand all of the terminology associated with a product’s licensing, especially if you try to read all of the fine print.

Before getting started, let me explain that I am not an attorney nor am I attempting to offer legal advice. If you desire legal advice, your best option is to contact an attorney who specializes in Copyright and Trademark law. The basic content contained in this blog post does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such.

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New Pattern – It’s a Grand Old Flag

It's a Grand Old Flag - Sewing PatternAileen’s at it again. This time she’s created a custom United States flag sewing pattern for Temecula Valley Sewing Center. The pattern comes with fabric requirements and full instructions, and is very easy to make.

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Legacy Bamboo Batting from Pellon

Bamboo BattingA few years ago I discovered bamboo batting. I had been making a quilt with silk dupioni, and I fretted over what batting to use. I had always used either 100% cotton batting, or a cotton/poly blend, as these two options, in my opinion, always provided the most favorable results for my projects. I really wanted to use silk batting for my quilt, but the price of silk batting was just too expensive! Silk batting would have added $100 to the cost of my project, and my decision to use something else was easy to make. There was no way I was going to spring for the silk batting, and presumed my options were limited to a very thin cotton batting.

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Speciality Bobbin Cases

Bernina & Janome Specialty Bobbin CasesTemecula Valley Sewing Center knows that many of you use your sewing machines for multiple purposes, i.e. garment making & quilting, home decorating & machine embroidery, or sewing & bobbin play, and many of you have only one bobbin case to accomplish these tasks. Sewing machine manufacturers do produce special bobbin cases to provide greater flexibility for our tasks/projects, and both Janome and Bernina have specialty type bobbin cases available for most of their machines.

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