You've stuck with us through thick and thin and we've felt your support along the way. From our first Facebook live fabric sale, to new Zoom classes and our virtual education events. We loved your participation with the shop - and we are forever grateful.
Now, we have reopened for business: in store or online! In-store, we have implemented health and safety measures to make you feel comfortable while shopping in our store. We are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 3pm.
If you're not comfortable visiting us in person, you can alway "visit us' online - AAASewingAndFabric.com. We've added hundreds of fabrics and notions. You can even pick them up through our convenient and contactless drive through process.
To celebrate our Grand Reopening, we are announcing a sale:
Click below and if any of these machines interest you, please contact me with your name, phone number and machine you're interested in. I will personally call you with details and would love to make a deal! So please join me in celebrating our Grand Reopening. We're celebrating a lot of things. But mostly our connectedness through our love of sewing.
________________________________________________________Staying together, even when we're at home.If you haven't seen the post on Facebook or on our Events Page, we are creating an adorable house block for a community quilt. It's called, It Takes A Village:Let's all come together and Sew a Block! Use the FREE pattern found here and sew a block. You can use any cotton fabric of your choice. You can even add an embroidery if you choose. Be sure to autograph your name on the front of the block. When you are done, please drop if off at the store. Once we receive all the blocks back, we will put it together. It will be our FIRST AAA Sewing and Fabric Quilt! I'm not sure what the quilt will look like. I'm sure it will have everyone's favorite colors and patterns. Each block will be individual, just like each sewist. Once it's quilted, it will show how we were "together" without being together during this quarantine. So please join in because we'd love to see you in this quilt!
Decorative stitches, according to Liz Johnson, editor at http://www.Sew4Home.com, “are tiny pieces of thread art.” Although loved and adored by many, they are often forgotten and overlooked, due to the focus that we place on the seams of a project’s construction. Just a few decorative stitches add so much to any project. One may experiment with different colors and types of thread (i.e., polyester, variegated, rayon, metallic, neon), spacing of stitches and stitch widths, which will produce various textural effects. The possibilities of what to embellish with decorative stitches are endless. For example, aprons, matching bed sheets and pillowcases, pillows, purses/bags, bath and tea towels, appliqués, garments, wall hangings, heirloom sewing, basically anything! Whatever the project, decorative stitches will enhance their aesthetic value immensely
Other creative ways to use these stitches are when quilting. One may utilize decorative stitches when stitching in the ditch or when sewing down bindings, to embellish ribbons or when sewing strips of fabric together (border stitch). Outline stitches are used for outlining your design. Detached stitches fill in open areas of designs and filling stitches can create shading or fill.
Decorative stitches add texture and will take one’s project from the ordinary to extraordinary. One is only limited by the scope of one’s imagination.
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In my household, my sons are always fussing about whose towel belongs to whom. I have opted to have towels of the same color for my boys, as they match the colors of the bathroom. A simple solution to this problem was embroidering their initials on the towels. I chose a large built-in monogram on my embroidery machine for this task. Not only have I eliminated the confusion revolving around the ownership of the towels, but these simple decorative details also added immensely to the whole décor of the bathroom.
Monogramming can be useful in other situations as well. One can personalize gym towels, clothing and accessories, notebooks/binders, purses/backpacks, items for a wedding (i.e., napkins), phone cases, pillows, hats, umbrellas, basically anything!!!