News to Use from RQ March 12th
Posted by KJCB on March 12, 2020
Mark your calendars for our next store-wide sale: This Friday, March 13th most everything in stock will be 13% off! Come celebrate this "superstitious" day with us and save on your next quilting project. Exclusions may apply.
This week's TBT collections are the Mill Book Series 1889 and 1892 by Howard Marcus for Moda Fabrics. Follow this link to the "Throwback Thursday" Sale page on the RQ website for all the details! On to the news...
Featured Future BOM
Night Sky designed by Krisanne Watkins features Semi Solids by Laura Berringer for Marcus Fabrics. This project will be offered as a Block of the Month and as a Full Kit beginning in May 2020. The finished size is approximately 92" x 92" Night Sky is a recoloring of the popular Stargazing BOM program offered in 2018-2019. Sign-up now to reserve your space in this beauty!
New from Kimberbell "Buttons: Always in Season"
Our newest machine embroidery designs from Kimberbell are now in stock at RQ! The "Buttons: Always in Season" collection includes 17 designs to help you decorate year round. The projects use Kimberbell Dots & Stripes Tea Towels (available in a variety of colors) as well as 4 seasonal themed button packs. While these products are not currently available on the RQ website, they are in stock and available for purchase!
What's New at RQ
London Blues BOM participants! We have received a limited quanity of London Blues 57/58" wide backing. This beautiful piece coordinates with the blues and creams used in the quilt top designed by Wing and a Prayer Designs. This backing piece is in stock and ready to ship now or with your April BOM package. Pattern recommends 6 3/8 yards.
Mabon by Shelley Cavanna of Cora's Quilts for Contempo is now available at RQ. These fun and fresh fabrics create a unique color palette that make stunning quilts. Shelley Cavanna has created several patterns that really let the fabrics shine. In addition to the yardage and fat quarters, we have Mabon Strip-pies (2 1/2" wide strips).
Arriving today at RQ from Andover Fabrics is: Swizzle Stick by Kathy Hall. We think these narrow zig-zag stripes will make great bindings (just don't look at the pictures online too long)! Available in red (seen above), blue, dark gray, light gray, black/white, and white. Check them out in person next week!
RQ Machine Embroidery BOM Workshop - THIS WEEKEND
Have you ever been a member of any of our EBOM programs? Gotten overwhelmed in the middle? Couldn’t figure out how to put it together at the end? Had trouble choosing fabrics and thread and never even got started? (Trust me, we’ve been there too.)
LET RQ HELP!! In an effort to assist you in restarting these gorgeous projects we are hosting an EBOM workshop. On Sunday, March 15th, come with your machine, your supplies and your excited self and we will give you the impetus to get going again on your project. We will have the Pavilion Shelter House at Rossville Town Park open from 10 AM to 6 PM for a drop in and sew workshop day. Come for the whole time, or just a few hours. We ask for a $10 donation to help cover the cost of the room, but assistance is free for anyone who has an EBOM from RQ to work on!
Please call to sign up if you know you are coming. While dropping in is welcome, if we have an approximate number it will help us to better plan.
March 12th or 14th: OESD School of Embroidery ME Applique
March 15th: EBOM Workshop: Current AND Past Participants welcome!
March 18th: QOV Sewing Day
March 21st: Quick Start Mastery Class for new BERNINA owners
March 21st: RQ 10th Anniversary Tote Bag Sale (details TBA)
Did You Know?
When you find yourself having stitch quality issues on your sewing machine, remember the acronym TNT: Thread, Needle, and Tension. Start by rethreading your top thread and bobbin completely, checking for lint or extra threads along the thread path. Make sure that you have a well wound bobbin of the correct size for your machine. Consider replacing your needle as even a small flaw to the needle can cause significant issues with your stitch quality. Additionally, make sure you are using the size and type of needle recommended for your thread and fabric. Finally, check your tensions. This is especially important when working with threads and fabrics that are a different weight from your normal.