Mar 022015

As some of you may have heard, BERNINA will be debuting all new 7-series models – 790E, 770QE, and the 740 very soon. While they will come with some great new features, the original 7-series machines are still feature packed and are now a hot commodity at super low prices! The 710’s and 750QE’s are already sold out at BERNINA and I imagine the 780’s won’t be around for long.


If you had your eye on the 750QE, we have 1 left in stock … that’s it! Once it is sold .. its gone. This is a brand new machine that we were going to use as our floor model. Some of its many features include:

  • BERNINA Stitch Regulator comes standard
  • 10″ from the needle to the throat of machine – can accommodate large quilts easily
  • Jumbo bobbin – holds 80% more thread than a regular bobbin
  • Dual feed – provides extra help to pull the fabrics evenly
  • 837 stitches – tons of decorative and quilting stitches
  • can be upgraded to include embroidery

MSRP was $5,799 .. you’ll need to come stop by the shop to see our new low price. For the price, this is a fantastic deal that won’t be around for long. The first person who comes by or calls will be the lucky winner! The new models will be great as well but MSRP will be higher too. Now’s your chance to take advantage of the super low prices while still getting a fantastic machine!


As you recall, I said at the beginning that this model was being replaced by newer models which can cause some concern for people. To ease your mind, here are some of the questions we’ve seen:

  • Will there still be support for the older 7-series models? Absolutely! They’ve gone in a tweaked a few features mainly on the interface side. All of the parts for this machine will still be available for years to come.
  • Will you still get classes for the older 7-series models? Absolutely! The support materials are still available and we will continue to teach on these models.
  • Does the warranty still apply? Absolutely! The older 7-series models will still come with the full BERNINA warranty.

If you have any other questions about this series or the new models, please come stop by the shop. We’d be happy to discuss these great machines and what’s new for the newer models.


Feb 262015

Oh yeah, this amazing machine is coming soon to Lola Pink! Have you pre-ordered yours yet?

Tula Pink Ad

We are currently taking pre-orders on this machine. The first 6 machines sold will be bundled with an Tula’s Aurifil thread pack (the full-size spools!) and her 100 Modern Blocks City Sampler book. This awesome bundle is valued at $160!

What’s so great about the 350 Special Edition as opposed to the regular 350PE? The stunning faceplate for one but apart from that you get full-shank feet rather than one shank and snap on soles. You also get the #29C quilting foot which allows you to do free-motion quilting on your new machine. Great features that really up the value from your standard 350PE with no increase in price!

These machines will only be available for a very short time. Our bundle offer will last for an even shorter amount of time. Guaranteed these machines are going to sell out and sell out quick. They will be collector’s items soon so make sure you get yours today!

Feb 252015

Gossamer is such a gorgeous, sweet collection from Art Gallery Fabrics.

Gossamer by Sharon Holland

These fabrics make me think of spring and considering how cold it is out today, I need a little spring dreaming! How cute would these fabrics be with the following patterns?


Frannie Baby by Children’s Corner is super sweet and the soft yellow floral print from Gossamer would be perfect.


Adelaide is another great pattern that would look so pretty with these fabrics. A white trimmed collar and dark taupe monogram would finish it off nicely.


And not to forget the babies in the family, the small floral print would make a beautiful layette especially with the pink for some little pants.

Really any of our sweet dresses would look amazing with these fabrics and of course being Art Gallery fabrics, you know they will feel amazing.

Feb 242015

Who wants to be sewing on this blinged-out beauty tonight?


Have you stopped by the shop and checked out the latest special edition .. the BERNINA 880 Sterling Edition? Not only is it so pretty and come packed with special features, but there are so many additional perks that come with it that truly make this machine a must-have!

We only have one left in stock and with the availability limited, I’m not sure if we will be able to get any more. If you’ve thought about investing in a fantastic machine that will encourage your imagination to run wild, come stop by the shop and test her out.  This machine will do all that you want and more that you didn’t know was possible for a sewing machine!

Along with all the standard features you love on the 880 (12″ from needle to throat, jumbo bobbin, use of the jumbo hoop, stitch designer, etc.) the Sterling Edition comes with all our favorite tools – PaintWorks, CrystalWorks, CutWork, and PunchWork – along with a beautiful Sterling Edition Quilt Kit and bonus coupons for you to add even more to your already tricked out machine.

To celebrate National Embroidery Month, we have special pricing on BERNINA 880 Sterling Edition as well as all of our other BERNINA embroidery machines.



Feb 232015

Smocked Lucy Class starting this week! Join us this Friday and learn how to adapt the standard Children’s Corner Lucy jumper and add the smocked panel.  Space is limited so call the shop today and reserve your spot (337.456.2364).


If you’re familiar with the Lucy pattern from Children’s Corner, you’ll remember that it’s just a basic A-line jumper.  Lezette Thomason of Children’s Corner revised the pattern and showed a sample with a smocked panel inserted into the front and a gathered panel  in the back. Sandra took this version of the dress and revised Lezette’s instructions.

This Friday, February 27th, Sandra will help you cut out your fabrics and pleat the insert. You’ll have a couple of weeks to finish the smocking and then meet back to add the piping and finish the dress.  So cute and so much fun! A great way to showoff some smocking but much easier and quicker than a full on bishop.

Price for the class includes both sessions and the pattern. Plus all enrolled students receive 10% off their fabric and notions needed for the class.