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October Fun

October 2022

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Fall Frolic Shop Hop!  We hope you had lots of fun hopping shop to shop.  We will pick the winners of the Retreat stay and Gift Cards tomorrow!

Unfortunately, I didn't have fun... I had Covid instead... Bummer!   I have tested clear and well past the 10 days so it is really wonderful to be back in the shop where I belong.  Rich got it right after me and it's taking him a little time to kick the symptoms, but he'll be back in our Happy Place as soon as he can.  I am grateful we didn't get it at the beginning.  Though this wasn't fun, at least it was mostly flu symptoms and lots of sleeping.  I am so grateful to my wonderful staff who grabbed the ball and ran with it!  Shout out to Melissa, Sherri, Mary, Cheri and Cindy.  I couldn't do this without ya'll!!!

LET'S TALK ABOUT TOOLS!      What kind of pins do you like to use?   


My favorites are Magic Sewing Pins by Taylor Seville. I also like glass head pins.  Both are great for ironing over, though the glass heads can crush.  It doesn't happen too often, though.  I prefer a very long fine pin for my quilting. 

I think it helps when nesting seams to get perfect points and they are easy to leave the heads a little off the edge so  they are easy to grab as I'm sewing.

When nesting seams, you press the allowances to the opposite sides, butt them up close together (or nest) to reduce bulk. I put a pin on either side of the seam and do not remove it until just before my machine needle reaches it.  It becomes a kind of dance.   Stitch, stitch, stitch, pull pin, stitch, pull pin, stitch, stitch, stitch.  
Is there a wrong kind of pin to use for quilting?   Not really.  I don't believe in quilting rules.  There are suggestions for products that make our quilting life easier.  I can't stand metal tip dressmaker's pins.  I never liked them for sewing clothing either.  I used the yellow ball pins forever because they are long and sharp.  They are good.  Just don't iron over them.  Short pins?  They are better for hand applique.  Thicker pins?  Good for pinning quilts to longarm roller fabric.  Try different pins and see what you like.  Some are more of an investment, but they don't need replaced too often, so it's worth it to find the ones you will enjoy using.

Now it's time to have some more Fall Fun with classes, sewing, quilting and SHOPPING!


Along Came a Spider - Web class had to be rescheduled to this coming Thursday, October 6 and there are a few spots left, so sign up today!

4 Repeats of 9 sections in this web, the kit includes spider parts and 36 different fabrics in which you have enough fabric to make a second web, if desired.  It is also available as a pattern only if you have lots of Halloween fabric available.  Requires background, backing, fusible bias and narrow black binding.

Class                       Pattern / Kit

Spider Web class
adult beginner sewing

Adults Beginner Sewing Classes

Each class is $35, but sign up for all 4 and save - 4 classes/$120.  Click this LINK for more information.

1- Envelope Pillow (basic sewing skills) -  Oct 8
2- Custom Pillow Cases (learn French Seams and Yoke techniques) - Nov 19
3- Zipper Bag (for make-up, pencils, whatever) (put in an easy zipper) - Dec 10
4- Placemats or Table runner (simple strip piecing and quilting) - Jan 14

Regular $19.99 - PreOrder price $17.99

SURROUND YOURSELF WITH YEAR-ROUND QUILTING INSPIRATION! Proudly display That Patchwork Place's quilt calendar in your kitchen, office, or sewing space and use the large daily squares to record appointments, meetings, and special events. Now in its 21st year of publication, this inspiring wall calendar includes a 28-page pullout booklet with complete instructions to make all 12 of the pictured projects. Throughout the year, the beautifully styled photos will enhance your decor and inspire your creativity.

You'll have a calendar and pattern book all-in-one for less than most pattern books!

Pre-Order your 2023 Calendar

by October 15!



Collage Workshops

We have two in October!

Click the links for more information



Introduction to Collage:

Autumn Bouquet One-day workshop













Two-day Collage workshop to make any collage pattern you choose. 

October 15


Beginner Paper Piecing Class

by Cheri Watkins


We have one space available, so sign up quick if you're interested!

Over-Stock Stash Sale

Saturday, October 29

11 am - 4 pm

$6 / yard on every yard of fabric stashed in our classroom!

  You don't want to miss this sale!
Our classroom is full of overstock fabric that we want you to take home.  Some shoppers have a project in mind when they come.  Some shoppers fill up their own stash with great bargains.  Some are shopping for particular styles of fabric... vintage/civil war, holiday, florals, Texas and western, panels... so many choices.
It's a selfish sale... I want my whole classroom back so I'm letting it go barely over wholesale cost.

Did ya'll come to our birthday party last year and receive this tote as a gift?

Bring this Tote on any Tuesday and get 10% off any regular-priced purchase that fits in it!

If you didn't get one already, you can purchase one for only $5 this month!





Sign up for the Community Sew Days in November.

Demo in the classroom at 11 am

Space limited to 10

Bring machines and basic sewing tools.

Pattern and Kit- $15 ($20+ Value)


What Else is Going On at the Stitch Studio?


Click the Pics and check them out!



Come on in to see us!

Rich, Linda & the Stitch Studio Team


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