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I Love Dirt

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“I Love Dirt” is our newest laser cut kit that we just finished.  The quilt is 47.5 inches x 55.5 inches.  As construction season nears, what little boy (or big boy for that matter) wouldn’t want his own quilt featuring construction equipment.  We have made laser cut kits for this quilt.  Our laser cut kits feature all the pieces cut and fused with fusible ready for you to assemble.  Our kits also include the fabric to make the quilt as you see it here, excluding the backing fabric. We also have kits of the coordinating pillowcases–notice the cute orange construction cones on the cuff!  Kits are available through Bismarck Sewing & Quilting while supplies last.

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Embroidery Ed.–Hands on Machine Embroidery Training

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Embroidery Ed.–A Hands-on Embroidery Training Class

This is our new series of embroidery education.  Each lesson will cover a different technique in the world of machine embroidery.  There will be something for everyone to learn and you will leave with the project you create on our embroidery machines.  Roxy is excited to start this series and share her knowledge of embroidery with you.

Our first class is Wednesday, February 15th at 1:00 or at 5:30.  The cost of the class is $25 which includes: use of our machines and all your supplies.  You will create this beautiful lace picture frame, in addition you will learn the process of creating machine embroidered free standing lace.  This project features both applique and lace.  You will receive the instructions and embroidery file to make more at home.  As a bonus you will also receive two other embroidery file designs to create another project similar to what you learned in class. This is a great opportunity to try machine embroidery if you are unfamiliar.  It is also a chance to expand your skill set if you are already a machine embroiderer.

Please call or stop in to register so we can plan accordingly as we only have so many machines.

 

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Aubade: a song to the dawn

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Aasst-aubade-a-song-to-the-dawn-imageUBADE: a song to the dawn, is a new fabric line from Janet Clare from Moda fabrics. This new line just arrived this week at BSQ.  We are very excited because Janet Clare’s previous line of fabric named “Nocturne” was one of our fastest selling fabric lines.  This fabric collection features navy blues, medium blues, ecrus, and grays.  It is a very versatile group as it can read masculine or feminine.  The denim look to this collection is awesome. We have projects in the store featuring her “Nocturne” group. The “Aubade” group is like an extension of the “Nocturne” group.  You could easily combine both fabric lines in the same projects. So if you have pieces left over from “Nocturne” you have new options!  There are wonderful blender fabrics that accompany this group as well.  We received Layer Cakes, Charm Packs, and Jelly Rolls as well as bolts of fabric.  We don’t expect them to last long!

 

 

Quilting Large Quilts…

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Have you ever felt like you were “quilt wrestling” trying to finish a large project?  I have…there have been instances quilting or binding large projects that have made me feel like I just had the best “workout” ever.  I even had the sweat to prove it!  Even with a large throat on your machine, manipulating large projects can be daunting.  The added weight and bulk of large projects makes maneuvering the quilt challenging.  There is a solution!  The new Weightless Quilter by Designs in Machine Embroidery will become your new best friend and second set of hands while you are quilting or binding your quilts.  The Weightless Quilter will work with any sewing machine whether it is a traditional or a mid-arm machine.  Take a look at some of their videos.  The new Weightless Quilter will make your life easier finishing those large projects!  I have these available at BSQ the MSRP is $399.99  our price is $299.99.  Stop in an see us today–take one home and finish those projects!

Happy New Year!

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Well 2017 is here and with it comes new technological things to learn.  This year I am going to learn to post on my blog.  I am going to try to find something each week to introduce to you, or to inspire you.  I am fortunate that I work in an industry with unlimited creative ideas and inspirations.  I am sure you have heard the saying, “Too much fabric and not enough time!”  That is true at BSQ as well. New fabric, notions,  and machines are constantly arriving and challenging us with new ideas.  I hope to keep you up to date on what is happening here.

Make the most of your new year–take a class and learn something new.  We have many classes to pick from with many interesting projects and techniques ranging from beginner to advanced. Keep checking back as we have more fun things planned! Check out our new block of the month for 2017!  Come in to register and pick out your fabrics.  We can’t wait to see how your blocks will look!

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