Sunday, September 27, 2015

October 2015 Foot of the Month Club

It sure has been a long time since last post... but finally: here is the picture of our next 'Foot of the Month' project. The featured foot will be "Narrow Hemmer Foot" and the actual project is to hem napkins with this foot. But the napkins needed a placemat to go with them. The project came from the Brother website, and I just modified it a little bit :)

The club will be on Wednesday, October 14th. 2015 
at 10am - 12 noon or 2 - 5 pm.
v  ‘Hemmer’ -foot for the machine
v  Sewing machine with its accessories
v  ½ yd of solid color fabric for 2 napkins
v  3/8 yd of prequilted fabric for 2 placemats
v  ¼ yd of orange fabric for binding and pumpkins
v  Fusible cut-away stabilizer
v  Orange, and green embroidery threads
v  Monofilament thread
v  Matching thread for napkins
v  80/12 sharp needle
v  General sewing supplies

Sunday, August 31, 2014

September 4th & October 2nd, 2014 Serger Club

Next serger club project at Quilts and Lace LLC will be a coat hanger cover. The featured techniques are serger tucks, lace insertion and ruffles. We will have kits available, but here is also the supply list:

v      One 6.5” x 42-44” piece of fabric *
v      Optional: Two 2 ½” wide strips of fabric (WOF) or eyelet or lace for ruffle *
v      Scrap of fabric for testing settings *
v      13” edging lace *
v      2 spools pretty thread, such as machine embroidery thread – different colors ea; can also use serger thread or woolly nylon
v      1 spool serger thread
v      Coat hanger (this is also your pattern)
v      Fabric marking pen
v      Optional: fabric folding pen
v      Rotary cutter and ruler
v      Generic sewing supplies
v      Serger w/ standard or clear foot

* These items are available as a kit.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

New Classes added in 3rd Quarter Schedule:
Rie Hawkins-Lutz will be teaching several fun classes in August - September - here the pictures:
 "Bugs in My Garden" quilt on Tuesday, August 26th, 10 am - 1pm.

"Hold Everything" bag on Wednesday, August 6th, 10am - 5pm.

"Classmate" tote on Tuesday, September 9th, 10am - 1pm.

Friday, December 13, 2013

1st Quarter 2014 Class Projects at Quilts and Lace LLC

The first quarter of 2014 calendar is filling up fast, I am running out of dates to put classes on - I need another 1 or 2 days to be added to each week, please... :)
Well, since that is not likely to happen, I will just need to delay some of my planned projects until the next quarter. Here are pictures of couple of the ones I have planned so far for the January - March 2014 projects:
The Ultimate Serger Tote

"Quilting with Embroidery Machine" - table runner

Monday, December 2, 2013

Stitcher's Garden 2 Quilt

Almost 3 years has passed since my last post - wow! We have been busy opening a sewing store in Melbourne Florida, selling Baby Lock and Brother sewing machines as well as sewing supplies, teaching classes etc.... and most of all: LOVING IT!! Our store is called Quilts and Lace LLC - yes, like the name of this blog! Actually, the shop was called after the blog.
This is the entire Quilt

I have not taken much pictures of my projects, but today we thought that it would be a good idea to post pictures of an applique quilt that I have been teaching in our store. The name of this quilt is Stitcher's Garden 2.

Block #1

Block #2

Block #3

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Block #13

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Tucks and Folds Jacket

I am very bad with my updates to this blog... sorry...  But I have done quite a bit sewing and teaching since the last post.  One of my projects is this jacket that I made for the 17th annual Myrtle Beach Quilt Gala, which was held on February 25th and 26th, 2011.  I was inspired by Jenny Rayment's books on fabric folding and after playing with different designs I created this jacket.  I used only two cotton fabrics to make it (+ cotton batiste for lining). 

I was shocked when I was told that this jacket won the first prize in the 'Wearables' category - wow!  Still can't believe it...   In addition to this prize, I also won the Blue Ribbon AND Best of Show for my version of "Jenny's Heritage" quilt in the 'Large Quilts' category!!  Pictures of the quilt are in my earlier posts.

Here is the picture of the back of the jacket:
And here is a close-up on the sleeve:

... and a close-up of the yoke:

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Fall classes at Accent Sewing

I am so exited again to be able to teach several classes at Accent Sewing this fall!!

We will do a few serger projects, like the reversible apron on the left.

Another serger project is a plastic bag keeper on the right.

I just love to play with sergers! And this project (picture below) definitely qualifies as a 'play' - this baby bonnet has serger lace in the brim and serger smocking on the bonnet for gathers. The bonnet is done almost entirely with a serger, only the ribbons were attached by sewing machine.

I will also teach heirloom sewing projects, as the sampler quilt and celtic table runner.