Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Exciting things Happening at Kalamazoo Sewing Center!

This afternoon a group of quilters gathered together to finish up baby quilts for a local unwed mother shelter. The quilts are just gorgeous. The quilters were enjoying each others company, some healthy snacks, and using their sewing machines for a good cause while gathering some great tips from each other.

And now is a great time to grab that sewing machine and come to the sewing center for a class or to finish one of those projects that you've been working on and haven't had the time to finish.

Feels Like Spring at the Sewing Center!
In fact, we're holding a spring cleaning event! Make a list of all your unfinished sewing projects that you've not finished yet. Bring your list into the sewing center anytime after April 10th and complete our form agreeing to finish your projects. As you complete your projects, stop by the sewing center with your completed project and we'll cross that project off your list. Earn coupons to use for supplies to finish your projects up!
Pocket Purses coming in April

Tabitha is finishing up the sample of the Feels like Spring quilt and it is a beauty! Full of Daffodils, Lily of the Valley, Pansies, and other beautiful spring flowers---this an irresistible quilt---so beautiful. Stop by and see the sample.

And look at these cute pocket purses coming to a class in April! This is a quick and easy in the hoop project---just think of the gifts you can stitch out by making these!

We'll be having so much more news in the coming weeks about a Husqvarna Viking Event coming in May and all the exciting classes that will be coming up. Browse over to our website for a full calendar of events. And stop by today to register for a class. Most classes require advanced registration.  

Having fun quilting for a good cause!

Won't you join us?


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Spring is finally here--Let's Sew while it Warms Up!

We're so glad spring is here and while we're waiting for the weather to catch up, we're sewing up some spring and Easter projects here at the sewing center! Here are just a few of some ideas from around the web in addition to the great things we've got planned in coming weeks.

Did you know you can sew a kite with your sewing machine? The way this March has been it'll be "out like a lion" on March 31st; which will make it a perfect day for kite flying . The instructions are on the Husqvarna Viking Site click here to get the plans.

Are you planning an Easter dinner? Placemats in the shape of Easter Eggs are so much fun and make the holiday table a real celebration. Click here to get some ideas.

How about a lovely bouquet of spring right on a quilt or bed runner?   We're doing classes to show you just how easy and fun this beautiful quilt is to stitch up. Won't you call to register?

One of our sewing enthusiasts stitched out this magnificent Anita Goodesign for her church. She's working on a Footprints to donate this month. Come in and get the embroidery design.

Looking for a design pack to add a bit of pizzaz to your Easter projects? This pack from the Husqvarna Viking line is so cute! These lovely designs can be added to home decor, handbags, tiny teeshirts, or stitched onto homemade crafted Easter baskets. Aren't they pretty?

 Come in and see all of our great project packs, embroidery designs, notions, and sewing machines. Sign up for a class and join in on the fun!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Some of the Greatest Deals of the Year are almost Gone

These Quilting Month Deals are almost over---hurry in!                  
Kalamazoo Sewing Center

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Hurry in!

Get an in store shopping spree of $300 with the purchase of a Designer Ruby Deluxe or $500 with the purchase of a new Designer Diamond Deluxe! Only through March 31st, 2013 and only as long as supplies last.  
Get a shopping spree of up to $500

Light weight and portable---perfect to bring into class! 

The H-Class 100Q is a lightweight machine with big features that help you get professional results with whatever project you're working with. Included are the adjustable presser foot and needle up and down---features normally found on the higher end machines. 
100Q only $399 this month

The Ultimate Quilter and freebies!

Buy the Sapphire 875Q this month and get a free quilting kit while supplies last!
Kalamazoo Sewing Center:
5401 Portage Rd., Suite 6
Portage, MI 49002
Fax: (269) 342-0456
email: mail@kalamazoosews.com

Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30-5:30, Saturday 9:30-1 Closed Sunday
Class schedule is subject to change. Please give us a call if the weather is inclement.
New Feet to help you with your quilting--a dual feed with snap on feet of its own:
Interchangeable Dual Feed Foot
Interchangeable Dual Feed Foot

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Husqvarna Viking 100Q: Portable---Big on Features!

We're frequently asked what is a good, general purpose, convenient, easy to use sewing machine that is good for beginning sewing, with room to grow, and decent features.

The Husqvarna Viking H-class 100Q would fit the bill for a great beginning machine. This machine is light weight and portable---great to carry into our classes. Easy to learn and easy to use, this machine is jam packed with features normally found on more expensive, advanced models. And if you buy it from us, we'll schedule a class for you to learn how to use it.

This machine features:
  • 20 built in stitches
  • Drop feed for free motion quilting
  • Adjustable pressure on that presser foot---gives you added assistance to evenly feeding your projects through the machine for perfect stitches.
  • Extra presser foot lift for heavy projects.
  • Needle up and down---so handy for times when you need perfect corner turns.
  • A fix function to automatically tie off those stitches for you--no more doing it by hand!
  • Compact and portable at just 15 pounds---but with the room to handle a quilt.
  • Hard cover is included.
 If you've always wanted to learn to quilt or sew, this is a great machine to get you started. And at ***$399*** during the month of March (National Quilting Month), now is the time to come see us to get one of these great machines before they're gone. Be sure to schedule your class so that you'll be able to get the most out of this fantastic machine.

***While supplies last. See store for complete details.***

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

A Dual Feed Foot with Interchangeable Feet of its own!

Leave it to the Husqvarna Viking folks to come up with the foot that we've all been dreaming of---a dual feed foot with more than one foot of its own so that we can use it to stitch more than a straight stitch!

The Interchangeable Dual Feed Foot (sometimes called a Walking Foot or Even Feed Foot ) helps you out on all those projects that a typical dual feed foot helps with; feeding heavy quilts or other projects, moving knits or slippery fabrics through your machine evenly. The difference is that you can use this foot with more than just a straight stitch. Included in the package is a spare foot for zigzags and available separately is a Changeable Decorative Foot that has a flange that keeps decorative stitches straight down seams and is perfect when you're stitching in the ditch on those quilted projects.

This is one of those feet that every sewing toolbox requires. Come in and see us today. Available for machine #5, 6, and 7.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Up to $500 Shopping Spree with Sewing Machine Purchase!

During the month of March 2013, we're giving in store shopping sprees away with every Designer Diamond Deluxe and Designer Ruby Deluxe. 

Hurry into the store to take advantage of this limited time offer of  $500 of in store merchandise when you buy a Designer Diamond Deluxe.  

Or if you'd prefer a Designer Ruby Deluxe, go ahead and chose $300 worth of notions and accessories to go along with your Ruby and help you get started on all those great projects that you have planned. 

Not sure which machine is right for you? Click the pictures to uncover brochures and videos to help you make your decision. Then come in to the store, consult with our expert staff, and try your dream machine out before you buy!

Please see store for complete details but hurry in----supplies are limited and this offer ends soon.