Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Edyta Sitar -- More About a Piecework Designer.

Do you ever want to know a bit more about the background of a quilt designer?  or--- do we just look at a pattern and say "that's the quilt I want to make". 

We have the latest book coming in.. from Edyta Sitar.  She lives in Michigan and offers classes and lectures through out the midwest.  There were several things that caught out attention in her latest book.. and we though we might see what else she has written or spoke about.. that might interest Heyde customers.. 

So here goes..

Her Newest book.. released September 2011..  are in the store.. NOW. 

We found a video of her on the Quilt Show which is playing for FREE until the end of the month.. Here is the web address.    The show runs about 1 hour.. but you can watch only the segments with Edyta in if you would like.  This video is only FREE for the next few days.  We personally loved the segment on scrappy strip exchanges.. and her tips on perfect triangles.  She also talks about anchor colors which perfects a scrappy quilt. 

In our search for knowledge about Edyta.. we found a very cute video segment about a tote she designed.  We are sharing the video and the instructions to create this very quaint and amusing tote. 

Click Here for the pattern for the tote featured in the above video..  For those on follow by Email.. you can log into the blog to see the video.

Here is the PDF file with the picture and complete instructions on how to make Edyta's Special tote bag.. 

Now Edyta is not all about piecework.. for we found a great sample of her applique embroidery.. which is yours with a simple download. 

You can find the embroidery file download from her web site.. Click  to visit Edyta's Free Page

It's interesting to get to know a bit about the quilt designers that create the patterns we sew. Many seem to have a special and unique way of putting together their designs plus choosing and arranging their colors even for a scrappy quilt.
If you would like the newest book Edyta Sitar.. call the store and reserve a copy.. 846-1168

This Thursday is the Club house quilt meeting..  check the calendar for times.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Embroidery Club Project November

Let's make a project..  A Personalized Magnetic Note Paper Hanger..
You need.. Your November FREE Embroidery Club Folder. 
Embroidery Machine
Scraps of Fabric
Scrap of Stabilizer. 
A small notebook.. that flips from the top. 

A Personalized Magnetic Note Paper Hanger..

Place heavy cut away stabilizer in the 4 x 4 hoop and sew session 1 for the fabric placement stitch
 Lay fabric over the placement stitch and sew the tack down session.
 Next, sew the Monogram..
 The next session is the fabric tack down stitch for the back of your note pad holder. Remove the hoop from the machine. Apply stick glue to the corners of the fabric back. 

 Attach to the cut-away stabilizer on the back side of the hoop.  ( The sewing lines will help you determine placement. 
 Place the hoop back in the machine and stitch out the next session, which is the surround satin stitich.
 Next open the slots.. with a very thin sharp scissors.
 The carefully trim around the edge, making sure not to cut into the satin stitches.
 Attach a magnet to the back of the holder using a fabric glue. We used Fabric Tac.
 Now it time to place a tablet into the holder.. These tablets are found at drugs stores, office supplies and some dollar stores. 
 The back and front of the tablet slide into the two slots..
And your Personalized List Holder is ready to hang.. where you can find it.. There are PES files in the November Folder for the entire alphabet.. and also a plain one which you can add your own creative touches. 
These are quick to make.. welcome little gifts to hand out.
Quick to sew.. they would make unique tags for gift boxes.. just write the recipients name on the first page of the tablet.. and you have two presents.

We will be covering some additional projects in the November Embroidery Club  Folder soon. 

The Brother Machine Deals for Black Friday.. have been extended. Come on into the store.. Check out the Current Promotions..

Do you have a wish list from Heyde....???  Then ask your special somebody to give you a Heyde Gift Card.  Send them the link to our shopping page.

Monday, November 28, 2011

12 Projects of Christmas Gifts..

There are so many gift projects to create from your sewing room. We thought we might share some ideas found on the net. Project Pictures and instructions. 

Each project and it instructions can be found on the follow web sites.. 

Friday, October 14- me (Jennifer/ Ellison Lane Quilts)/placemats
Saturday, October 15- Ayumi/Pink Penguin/fabric baskets
Sunday, October 16- Amy/ Lots of Pink Here/needle book
Monday, October 17- Faith/Fresh Lemons Quilts/iPad case
Tuesday, October 18- Penny/Sew Take a Hike/trivet
Wednesday, October 19- Kati/From the Blue Chair/table runner
Thursday, October 20- Lee/Freshly Pieced/lego playmat
Friday, October 21- Elizabeth/Don't Call Me Betsy/tote bag
Saturday, October 22- Melanie/Texas Freckles/ruffle clutch
Sunday, October 23- Lindsay/Craft Buds/patchwork scarf
Monday, October 24- Amanda/A Crafty Fox/lunch bag
Tuesday, October 25-Vanessa/Little Big Girl Studio/wallet organizer
We have some favorites from this list... including the little fabric baskets from Pink Penguin. 
Of course if your need some supplies for any or all of these projects.. head on into Heyde this Monday.. for the 12 Days of Black Friday Deals.. 
Visit Heyde today because.. 
  • Free Downloads for the RED Quilt Project for NOVEMBER.. and FREE Embroidery Club..
  • Black Friday Deals still going on.. 
  • Pick up some fabric for the projects included in the blog post.. 

Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Holiday Sewing Season..

It's the time of year.. when those intensive time consuming sewing projects take a back seat.. while we look for projects worthy of gift giving that can be accomplished "fast" and look like they took forever. 

The store has some of quick-sew projects on display for seasonal decorating. Plus remember we are in the midst of the 12 days of BLACK FRIDAY DEALS.. 
Lots of notions and fabric selections that make great gifts for those in your family that sew.. 

Of course we have the Heyde Gift Cards.. that make great gifts for Heyde Customers.  So if you have family or friends that would like to make your Christmas Merry and Bright.. send them to this page for a Heyde Gift Card.

If you have not been in the store this month.. be sure and visit to pick up your FREE Red quilt Folder for November.. and the FREE embroidery club for November.  
Later today we will have step by step of a project from the embroidery club folder on the blog. It's a Magnetic Note Pad Holder.. designed for the 4 x 4 hoop.  Stay Tuned.   

You won't miss a post if you are signed up to this blog.. in the "follow by E-mail"  box.  Join us for the Holiday Sewing Season.. that begins Today. 

Visit Heyde today..  we would love to see you. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Some Instructional Videos..!

Don't we love those videos that send us so much information in quick little sound bits..  !!
Here are a few that review some of the things we found at Market..

The Wonder Clip.. they are in the store..

Laundry Basket Quilts.. This is a brand new instruction book with CD.. 

Karen has a few on order..  If you would like one please call the store and reserve a copy.  843-1168

Follow the blog this week for some tutorials on the Heyde Embroidery Club Projects for November. 

Friday, November 18, 2011

Get r Done Day.. Plus a Free Pattern

There are new fabrics arriving daily..  So the next time you are in the store.. be sure to take a look for the newest for holiday sewing.. 

Here is what's in from Lake House.. 
and of course there are some accent fabrics available to go with these cuties.. 

How about this FREE Cute Holiday Stocking Pattern.. 
This pattern is a free download.. from Marcus.  Click Here for the PDF File
We love the heel and toe accents.. The pattern is a simple stocking and while theirs is made from flannel.. we can think of some " in stock " cottons that would sew up just great.  

Reminder.. Sunday is Get-- r --done Day.. 
Bring all the projects and sew all day for $5.00 Join in on the fun! Call to reserve a Sewing Machine 842-1168

Stop by Heyde and then get ready for a week-end of sewing..

Thursday, November 17, 2011

A video.. and Toys for Tots Begins at the Store.

The sewing days are simply flying by..  Demo Day was very informative yesterday as new products and some old were shown.  For those who did not get to attend Demo Day.. here is a little insight !

This is not New.. but soooo very interesting !  Do you remember the Prairie Points Ruler that created those little "points"  lighting fast?  Well that same quick thinker... has designed a ruler that makes a scalloped edge in the same manner. 
Click here for some very interesting videos on these rulers..   

The Angelina..  is a "shred" but when pressed turns into a swatch of polyester fabric.. is a fascinating bit of "bling" for your holiday sewing. 

Here are some videos on the Angelina... from Embellishment Village just Click a Link and Enjoy.. 

It's Toys For Tots Time at the Store..
we are now accepting toys for tots in conjunction with  550am KTRS

This is an important holiday donation.. especially during the financial turmoil that some families are enduring this year..  
Bring in a New Un-Wrapped TOY  beginning today.. and Heyde will give you 20% off your total purchase.. NOTE This discount offer excludes repairs, parts, & classes
The Season of Giving has begun.. and we want to give to you.. for your generosity in helping the "kiddos" this year.

Let the sewing for the day begin..  and if you have some time come on into the store today because: 

  • you need to pick up the FREE Red Quilt November Folder. 
  • You have to have one of those new rules.. 
  • The Angelina is in stock ! 
  • There are new Bali Pops from Hoffman. hard to resist those new colors.
  • We would love to see you..

Saturday, November 12, 2011

A Glimpse at Saturdays Sew for Fun..

Sew for Fun is a promotion hosted by Brother. and was led by Carol Bell a Brother instructor.
Everyone there gets a hands on.. experience with the Quattro D.  There is learning, smiles, amazing feats that the Quattro can do, more smiles, lunch, projects to take home, more smiles.. 

Here are a few snaps from this fun event. 

We have more events coming out this week.. be sure to check the calendar for times and dates.. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

It Brother Club Thursday!

It's Brother Club Day for November....   Always and fun and informational FREE monthly Club led by Karen.  Meetings are at 2:00 PM and 5:15 PM.

You will be introduced to some of the newest arrivals in the store since market.. you won't want to miss the latest Amy Bradley designs. Here are a few examples. For instance the wall hanging (24x24).. 1 Little 2 Little 3 Little Quilters.. created using fusable applique and the blanket stitch. 

What a hoot... Ms Pinny Cush  a very cute project for gift giving. please be sure and check out the complete selection of Amy's new designs at the store.

So many new products coming in everyday. 

Visit Heyde today for.. 
  • Brother Club..
  • Bring your stick for FREE Embroidery Club Downloads. 
  • Check out the in house sample of Prayer Garden from Anita Goode. 
  • because we would love to see you.. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Events and More Embroidery Club

This time of year it is hard to fit everything we would like to do in to each day.
Especially in the sewing room.  Always one more thing that goes on to our to do list... 
Well we hope some of our schedule class events and Embroidery Club Offerings  will give you some quick project ideas for the holiday season. 

Embroidery Club Font..  Little Lord Font. A full set of uppercase letters which produce a delicate and refined letter 2 inches tall.  Perfect for Monogramming Linens and delicate items for ladies.. 

All 26 upper case letters are included in the November Folder..  But if you want to step up your monogramming a notch to tastefully POSH.. We also have a full set of Upper Case Letters surround in a Scrolled Border.

Pretty for napkins and all sorts of linens. fits the 4 inch hoop.  This classic design will provide you with Traditional Monogramming options now and in the years ahead.  This set of 26 letters in the scroll border and one blank scroll border is in the FREE November Embroidery Folder too...  Remember.. all you have to do is bring in your STICK and while you are browsing.. we will upload over 80 PES files FREE to your Stick for the month of November. 
There are fun advantages to being a Heyde Customer and we appreciate your business.
Coming Events.. 

Serger Demo/ Lecture on Monday the 14th at 11am.  Led by Linda, her class will cover many stitches and stitch settings your serger can accomplish. Attend this class and you will gain renewed interest in your serger.. Or find out why you may want a serger in your sewing room..  Of course we have special pricing on our Sergers ! 843-1168

Paper Piecing November 15th..5:00PM   Paper Piecing is not new.. however there are always new sewist joining in on this interesting way of putting blocks together in a piecework style. If you have never tried Paper Piecing.. it is always helpful to sit in on a hands on class to get you started. Vella will be leading this class.. Call today to register for this class. 843-1168

Quattro Owners.. 6700D and 6000 upgrades... this class is for you. Cheryl will take us through using the pin tablet and the border hoop.  The first class fill so quickly we did not even have a chance to advertise it.  So if you would like some hands on details on using the NEW Pin Tablet and Border Hoop.. register NOW.  843-1168 You will complete this cute Christmas Pouch.. ( which by the way.. seeing the ease that this pouch goes together is worth the class fee... you will use the technique many times over.)

Reasons to visit Hedye in the next Day or Two.. 

  • Bring Your Stick to pick up your FREE November Embroidery Club Folder.
  • Brother Club on Thursday.. see calendar for afternoon and evening session times. 
  • View and sign up for the January BOM Projects beginning in January 2012
  • Great Day St. Louis will be taping on Friday Afternoon.. come on in and show your Heyde spirit. 
  • Check out the Current Promotional Flyer..
  • We would love to see you.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Embroidery Club November

Saturday November 5th.. and Your November Embroidery Club Folder.. filled with designs is at Heyde NOW. 

We have over 80 Pes files for you in the November Folder. 

You may be wondering what is the Heyde Embroidery Club?  It is a Customer Appreciation Project because you are important to us.  

These are original embroideries and available FREE only to Heyde Customers. How do you get them FREE? Bring in your Stick, and while you are browsing we will load the November folder on your stick. 

Throughout the month.. we will have some tutorials on projects here on the blog.. using the current months Embroidery Designs. 

Sound like a fun club ? Well let's begin. 

This month one focus is on Holiday Linens. We have done 2 versions of Thanksgiving Subway Art for Napkins.. 

NOTE: In this months St. Louis Magazine - At Home. a local company who does Subway Art with vinyl on canvas will be featured in the November issue. Subway comes to the midwest..

For some time we have been doing Subway Art With Embroidery and now we have 2 exclusive SubWay Art Thanksgiving.. designs for napkins just for Heyde Customers in time for the Holiday. 

Did you know that Napkins are one of the most popular Hostess Gifts? If you are going out for Thanksgiving.. these would be an awesome Hostess Gift. 

This first one is a typical menu..  Sews out in about 22 minutes and fits the 4X4 hoop. 

The second one features the words of Thanksgiving and Harvest. Your Choice of either one would make an outstanding hostess gift.. 

If you are hosting Thanksgiving Dinner.. we bet a set of these at the table would be a wonderful conversation starter.. as you explain about SubWay Art, and how it is normally printed, but you shop for sewing supplies at a store that is out front and trendy and created Subway Embroidery.

We have ordered Quality White Napkin Blanks... but often we can't out guess the demand, so please call and let us know you are interested in the purchase of blank napkins to create on.. 843-1168 so we can hold them for you.

Here is a Instructional PDF for the fold of napkin options before embroidery. Please save this file and put it in your November Club folder.


The Club House quilt selection.. and the Christmas Quilt for 2012 are open for sign ups.  These projects are a great way to begin the new year sewing. Come in today.. 

Visit us remember ... We are Open on Sundays NOW. 
Reasons to visit Heyde.. 

  • Bring your stick for your FREE copy November Embroidery Club Folder.. 
  • The Sales Promotion Flyer for November is UP..
  • Check out the New Clubs Beginning in January.. 
  • Purchase or order a set of blank napkins..

Friday, November 4, 2011

New Block of the Month 2012 Amaretto Cottage

The quilt Club House meets monthly.. and this group will begin it second year in January... The Quilt Club works mostly with pieced quilt projects.. and through Laura's leadership of the group are taken step by step through the group selected project. 

Yesterday there was a vote on the project for 2012... and the vote resulted in TWO clear Winners.. 

This quilt is created from the RJR Collection Giselle. Click Here to view Fabrics,

Want to join in the fun?  

  • Quilt clubhouse meets Monthly the first Thursday of the Month.. Providing the important social aspect of quilting. Times in 2011 were 2:00pm and 6:30pm.... you would be notified if there are any changes. 
  • Meetings are a place to learn..  Laura is a teacher and through her tutelage she will explain in clear terms the steps in making this quilt.  So in some aspects this class could perfect for those sewists who would like to dip their pinkies in the pool and try their first quilt. 
  • Fabrics packages are an option.. if you want yours to look exactly like the one in the picture. Would be designers are also welcome and can put together their choice of fabrics. We are accommodating and encouraging to all of our customers who love sewing..
 Sound like fun?   Want to learn Piece Work Quilting..?  Call 314 843-1168 
and put your name on the list to attend Quilters Clubhouse.. You will be notified of the details of class as we get closer to January. 

Earlier in this post we mentioned 2 winners...  Well a Christmas Block of the month has been requested now and then for some time.  Karen brought back a beauty from Market for all to Ohh and Ahhh over.  Here is what the buzz was all about.. 

Can you picture this beauty in your home next Christmas?  This Christmas Quilt Club will run from January through June-July..  In plenty of time to get it quilted before Christmas 2012.. If you have pondered a Christmas Quilt.. this is your chance !  Quick 2 blocks a month..  Call 314 843-1168 and get your name on the list for the Christmas Quilt Club.. 

We have more Reports from Quilt Market... Plus Embroidery Club Projects coming up so don't miss a blog post..   Each post can be delivered to your E-mail.. just add your E-address to the 

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