News to Use from RQ August 24th
Posted by KJCB on August 24, 2017
We're enjoying the last warm summer days of August here in Rossville while looking forward to cooler nights ideal for sewing! Don't forget to start planning those winter and holiday projects NOW. Don't wait to start them until December 15th (yes, I tend to do that every year). We now have all of our 2017 winter and holiday fabric collections in stock. Peruse them from the comfort of your couch or stop in the store to see/feel them in person. On to the news...
Marcia's Tips for Tiny Blocks
Marcia has created a list of tips for those working on projects with tiny blocks or small size pieces based on her experience working on small projects. (1) Use dual or differential feed feet if you have them! (2) Use a single hole stitchplate (3) Shorten your stitch length (4) Cut VERY accurately - 1/8" can make a huge difference here! (5) Use helpers such as Star Singles for half-square triangles. (6) Press seams open to reduce bulk (7) Use A Strip Stick pressing tool to reduce distortion (8) Measure, and if needed, trim each unit before assembling final block.
August BERNINA Foot of the Month -- Last Call!
What's New at RQ
Girls Night Out by Terri Degenkolb of Whimsicals for Windham Fabrics is now available at RQ. Celebrate spending time out on the town with friends in this fresh new collection. Shoes, handbags, and shopping signs combine with fun coordinating prints. Make a totebag or fun pillowcases for your next girls' retreat weekend!
Fall weather makes us want to snuggle up with flannels! Fall Impressions Flannel by Holly Taylor for Moda Fabrics is in stock at RQ. Eighteen fall-themed skus on the bolt plus a square print that can be cut up or used as a panel. The best part of this collection (aside from it being soft and cuddly) is that we have flannel layer cakes. Grab a flannel layer cake or two and have an instant rag quilt kit!
New batiks are in the house at RQ. Stonewash Tonga Batiks by Daniela Stout for Timeless Treasures are gorgeous for fall! We have the full collection in fat quarters and yardage as well as Treat Strip Jrs. and Treat Shortcakes. Two kits using Stonewash Batiks are available for preorder on the RQ website (we're just waiting on patterns to arrive).
Did You Know?
We're working hard behind the scenes to list new collections on the RQ website that are coming to RQ later this fall. Visit the Coming Soon! tab on the RQ Homepage to view the collections currently available. More will be added over the next few weeks. Remember that if you place a preorder for future fabric collections, kits, etc. your credit card will be charged at the time of the order. However, this guarantees you are first in line when the new fabrics arrive! :)