Wow! What a month March was. Read about our 2 special presenters and see pictures from all of our fun classes. Now, we’re gearing up for the Anita Goodesign Party at the end of April!
Meet our VIP of the Month – Donna L. She’s a long time Kentucky customer and quite the seamstress. Then learn about traditional monogram placement on a variety of garments and objects, get some tips and tricks on hemming knits, and see how easy it is to add cording with the 3 groove foot!
Also, in this email we catch up with Tri County! They’ve been busy with Sit ‘N Sews and lots of classes. In March, their embroidery club created large flowers (just in time for spring) all in-the-hoop using an Anita Goodesign project. Laquitta also had her first quilting class – creating an Ohio Star/Ohio Rose quilt.
Last but not least – we’re so excited to announce Hope Yoder’s Trunk Show in July! This is going to be our Christmas in July VIP Parties at Tri County and Elsmere. You’re not going to want to miss this one – her work has been featured in both Creative Machine Embroidery Magazine and Sew Beautiful Magazine. We’re excited to share her designs with you!
As always, Experience the Joy of Sewing with Luke’s Sewing Centers.
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- On a shirt, the left cuff is where you would place a monogram.
- Fold the cuff in half and, on the side with the buttonhole, measure one inch in from the fold, and 1/2 inch from the bottom of the cuff. Mark this point; this is where your monogram will be sewn.
- The size of the lettering should be approximately 1/4 inch.
- Unless you are making the shirt yourself, you will have to remove the pocket and re-sew it on after you have monogrammed.
- Fold the pocket in half and measure 1/2 inch down from the top of the fold.
- Mark this point; this is where your monogram should be.
- If you are sewing a design or monogram on a uniform shirt, the bottom of the design or name should be 1/2 inch up from the top of the pocket.
- The correct placement, on a Ladies’ blouse, should measure approximately 7 inches down from the shoulder seam and 3 1/2 to 4 inches to the left of the center front.
- The proper placement, for a design on a bath towel, is 2 inches plus half the monogram size above the border.
- The monogram or, if you wish, an embroidery design may be centered
Wednesday, April 12 (11:00am – 4:00pm)-Lawrenceburg
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- Select the number of cords you will be using and lay then under the black bar and into the grooves. Pull the cords under and behind the foot.
- Attach the Cording foot to the machine.
- Select the zigzag or decorative stitch. Set the stitch length and width as per the instructions for the stitch you are using.
- Use a chalk marker to draw the design placement on the right side of the fabric.
- Lay a piece of Tearaway under the fabric and sew down the placement lines.
- When finished, trim excess cords and place a drop of seam sealant on the ends to prevent fraying
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Project of the Month
Sunrise Pinwheel Quilt Block
Sewing Pinwheel Block
1. Apply the fusible web to the 6″ x 6″ Gold fabric following manufacturer’s instructions.
2. Using the Gold 6″ x 6″ fabric, cut a half circle approximately 5″ in diameter.
3. Apply this to the Cobalt section of the block.
4. Select an Applique stitch and sew the “sun” in place.
Sunrise Rays – Elongation
1. Decorative – Satin select stitch #5.
2. Place Tearaway behind block.
3. Set Elongation at 3 and sew 2 pattern stitches beginning on the left side of the block. When the second pattern begins stitching, touch Auto Lock so machine will stop when pattern is complete.
4. Set Elongation at 2 and sew 2 pattern stitches beside previous stitch. Touch Auto Lock when second pattern begins stitching.
5. Set Elongation at 3 and sew 2 pattern stitches beside previous stitch.
6. Continue stitching lines using this elongation sequence.
7. Elongation 2, 4, 3, 2, 3, 2, 4,, 2, 3, 2, 3
8. Remove excess Tearaway.
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