News from the Shop:
Silhouette Polka Pink by Tina Givens
We have this insanely cute new print from Alexander Henry in three colors. Perfect for Easter!
First Spring from Alexander Henry
Snippets by American Jane
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Highlights from the Forum:
- When should you change your sewing machine needle?
- Favorite general sewing books? (Don’t miss the SMS book shop for our favorites!)
- Ruffling & Gathering Feet
- Amy shared her baby dress with pintucks, and linked to her Pintuck Dress Pattern and Pintuck Tutorial.
- We also loved Meg’s hobo bags, letter sacks from the 6 o’clock stitch and Katie’s Values Quilt & Tutorial.
We have a lot of fantastic prizes this week! We’d like to thank Smith’s for contributing the sharpeners, and Interweave for donating the book. (Pay attention now…) If you’d like a chance to win one of the 8 prizes, comment in an existing thread in the forum, or start one of your own.
|Give-Away #1: Smith’s V-Slot 10 Second Knife and Scissors Sharpener
From the manufacturer: Simple and dependable, the V-Slot 10 Second Knife and Scissors Sharpener is quick, safe, and easy to use. It only takes three or four strokes to put a sharp edge on any straight edge blade. The “V” shaped sharpening slot incorprates two crossed carbide blades, which are pre-set at the correct sharpening angle. The scissors sharpener uses a patented “floating” ceramic rod that adjusts to fit the precise bevel of the blades.
|Give-Away #2: Smith’s Counter Safe Deluxe Knife and Scissors Sharpener
From the manufacturer: Smith’s Counter Safe Deluxe Knife and Scissors Sharpener is specifically designed to sharpen the finest cutlery, as well as right- or left-handed scissors. This unit has an exclusive flip down counter guard to protect tables and countertops from damage during sharpening. Plus, it is the first manual sharpener to offer coarse and fine sharpening slots for both knives and scissors.
|Give-Away #3: FABRiCATE: 17 Innovative Sewing Projects that Make Fabric the Star by Susan Wasinger ISBN: 978-1-59668-094-4
From the publisher: Create gorgeous one-of-a-kind handmade fabrics and transform them into fun and functional projects with this guide to distinctive cloth-making techniques. From wearables to home decor, Fabricate teaches you to alter simple materials through texture, substance, embellishment, and adornment. The creative possibilities are endless!
This new book from Interweave is full of creative, artistic ideas. If you’re ready to take your sewing beyond the basics and create some stand-out projects, this is the book for you. Learn more and see excerpts from the book on the Interweave site.
|Give-Away #4: Wonderland by MoMo Charm Pack
Five winners receive a pack of 40 5″ squares from the Wonderland fabric collection by MoMo. There is one square for each of the different prints in the group. A lovely addition to your crafty stash!