Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Toweling by the Roll .. Free Embroidery Files

It's here..  Toweling by the yard.  Heavy and dense toweling for kitchen duty.  It comes with color striped side borders green, red, combo colors or totally white.  You choose !  Toweling has a functional 18 inches width.. and you determine the length.  Decorate as you like and then hem the ends. Perfect towels.. 

A Heyde Treat just for you..  come on in and bring your stick.  We have a collection of "old tyme designs"  for 7 towels.  From the 1930's  these designs have been updated to sew out on your embroidery machine.  7 PES files.. FREE for our customers. 

Have a great day sewing... 

Monday, January 30, 2012

Hang ‘Em Small

Everyone hates to sew sleeves on quilt. For smaller projects, it is no longer necessary! Check this out….
Cut four – 5″ squares.

Fold them in half on the diagonal and press – wrong sides together.

Place these four triangles in each corner of the quilt before attaching the binding. The raw edges on the straight sides will be caught in the seam allowance when the binding is attached!

I like to use screen molding to hang my quilts. It is a thin piece of wood with curved sides. If you are an old farm girl like me, it was nailed into the farmhouse screen doors to hold the screening in place. I am dating myself now – because that was when screen was metal! It is cheap, thin, and can be cut with an exacto knife – no power tools required!

Drill a hole in the center of one piece of wood for hanging.

If you place a piece of wood at the top and bottom of the quilt, the two pieces of wood work as stretcher bars. Cut two pieces of wood the width of the quilt – from inside binding to inside binding.

Now wasn’t THAT easy!!!
So I started nesting…..
I wanted to hang something in my sewing room but it was an odd size so it was going to be expensive to cut a mat – and they didn’t have the color of mat I wanted anyway, sooo……
I got in my scrap bin and found a tone on tone that matched perfectly and used a glue stick to attach it to the cheap backing of the frame. …..

Then I centered the item on the fabric and it came out great! The dark blue is the fabric! And it was free! Just a note….the picture is straight – but the picture of the picture isn’t!

Since I was on a roll, I decided to hang a queen size quilt above my couch! I had dreaded this project because the quilt is 99″ square – and I wanted to hang it above a couch under a vaulted ceiling! This time I used one of the “Hang It Dang It” hangers this item is a special order from Heyde's  and also in king size!

This quilt is hung using ONE nail! The magnet in the center of the rod supports and centers the quilt so it hangs perfectly straight! Simply brilliant! These hangers come in three different sizes. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Classes.. there is still room

January is the time to sew..  we are just kidding, anytime is the time to sew.  Some of us sew daily because there is always that little project on our to do list..  The following classes are a good example of projects that can be completed in an hour or an afternoon. 

Want to learn something new.. or simply make something cool.  Join us for classes this week...   
First..On Thursday Jan.26th..10:00am with Instructor Laura. How about making your choice of these very warm mufflers for gift giving or one for you to wear during Valentine's day week.. 
The machine embroidery is stunning..  you will learn embroidery machine applique.. If you already know how to applique in the hoop.. then come for class to make your choice of these scarfs and socialize.  The applique occurs in the first  10 minutes of the class.. then it's just about watching the machine do the work.. 
 What fun it would be to make these beautiful fleece scarves for young and old alike to wear on Valentines Day.  You can make your choice of Red, White or Ivory Fleece to work on. Call and reserve a spot.  314-843-1168
NOTE:  You may also choose to do this heart applique embroidery on a towel..  and use several different colors of thread.  You can decide the day of class.. 

This class repeats on Saturday January 28.. with Cheryl as the class leader. 

The Tassels Class.. On Friday Jan 27th  11:00am  Instructor: Dixie Boatman.. 

Now if you are thinking that Victorian Decor is a must.. for you to be interested in tassels...  think modern !  these delicate tassels made from rayon thread would be a nightmare to make using the standard tassel method.. 
 But we have a tool, a beading foot is involved.. and before you can imagine you are making delicate tassels..  Besides tassels.. you will learn about making twisted cord, plus a few other tips and hints.  Can you think of a better way to spend 90 minutes on Friday morning then learning  at a fun place, like the Heyde classroom ?
Yes.. you could use tassels as delicate as this to adorn, 

  • holiday ornaments
  • bookmarks 
  • jewelry
  • an antique key fob.. 
We will also talk about different types of materials you can use for tassels using the same method tool and your sewing machine for tassel binding.  
This class is more than a demo, you get to take a heart tassel home..
Call and reserve a spot.  314-843-1168

January 27th 11:00 to 1:00 
Laura takes us on a journey of creating flying geese..
whoops not that kind....
It's the flying geese pieces in quilting..   Only Laura can give us the flying geese options that result in perfect triangle pieces.  We say options because there are optional ways to accomplish these little triangles.  Do you know them all?   Come join Laura for the Flying Geese  construction class this Friday.  

Reserve a spot.  314-843-1168

We are back blogging Monday through Friday..  and we hope you will like what's in store for blog 2012.  We love your comments so let us know what you are thinking? 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

If you've always wanted to bring a sophisticated touch of English style to your home furnishings, accessories and garments, now you can! Brother is happy to announce that the iBroidery Download Center now offers new Laura Ashley embroidery designs available for individual purchase.

Enhance your home and wardrobe with these exquisite European floral designs from the exclusive Laura Ashley library all at a price you'll love.

Best of all, if you already own a Brother embroidery machine, you're iBroidery Download Center ready! So what are you waiting for? Log on to www.ibroidery.com today and click here for a FREE Laura Ashley design!

For Use With:

For Use With

Mint Green - EMBROIDERY #502

White - EMBROIDERY #001
Duetta® 4500D, Innov-ís 1000, Innov-ís 1200, Innov-ís 1250D, Innov-ís 1500D, Innov-ís 2500D, Innov-ís 2800D, Innov-ís 4000D, Innov-ís 4000DLTD, Isodore™ Innov-ís 5000, PE-700, PE-700II, PE-750D, PE-770, PE-780D, Quattro® 2 6700D, Quattro® 6000D
Width: 2.85 InchesHeight: 6.93 InchesStitch Count: 7803Color Count: 2

Monday, January 16, 2012

Get A Grip

 We started receiving the new rulers January 2nd   

Here are the Top 10 reasons why I love Creative Grids – 
1.  The company does it’s best to support our customers!
2.  They are made in the USA – yep, every single one!  We brought jobs to this country instead of exporting them!
3.  They have the largest selection of products in the industry!  With over 100 rulers to choose from, they have the ruler in the size you need or will consider “creating” it.
4.  They listen to their customers!  The recent changes to the squares and rectangles were a direct result of conversations with you – and they keep a runnning excel spreadsheet with your thoughts and suggestions.
5.  Creative Grids is the BEST at keeping up with technology.  You can visit:  http://www.checkerdist.com/products/search?keywords=creative+grids&relatedto= or http://www.creativegridsusa.com/ to watch videos that show how to use all of the rulers.
6.  You can go to the Creative Grids USA website to download a hard copy of the instructions that you may have misplaced when you purchased the ruler.  We all do it, so lets just make it easy for everyone!
7.  The size of the numbers has increased – no reading glasses required!
8.  An impressive list of designers work with the Creative Grids design team so these are created by quilters – for quilters – and tested by quilters!
9. Get a Grip!!!  The gripper strips and dots on the back of the rulers easily slides when positioning them on the fabric, but stay in place when pressure is applied so everything is accurate!
10. Heyde's has 90% of these rulers in stock or we can special order. Come in and test one out, you will love these rulers

Today only purchase a Creative Gride and receive 20% off .
Tell the girls "I seen the posting on Heyde's Blog" In-stock only

New Book Review

In this case, you can judge a book by its cover – and the cover is gorgeous thanks to Cheryl Almgren Taylor’s wonderful projects!

If you  have five children with weddings in our future!  The cover quilt features “Faith”; “Hope” and “Love” or you can embroidery  the bride’s name, the groom’s name, and the wedding day inside the harts.  What a great wedding gift.  Make it in the wedding colors and it would be a great addition to the reception.  You could even have the attendees sign in the open areas – or the back.
But the great projects do not stop at the cover.  Take a peak inside….
This would also make a great gift.  Add the name to the house or on the gate for an instant family heirloom…

January Quilt In Red

It’s time to pick up your Quilt In Red Projects for January
1st. Quilt “I Do”

Block finished size 12” sq. Quilt finished size 31 ½” square. Block Setting: medallion with four borders.

2nd. Quilt Steps to the Altar

Block finished size 12” square Quilt finished size approx. 94 ¾” square. Blocks set in a 4x4 diagonal set.

You have 10 days to bring in your jump drive and pick up your free quilt patterns.

Monday, January 9, 2012

2012 New Gadget ***In Stock now***

The Quilter’s Coaster

How many times have you been in the midst of a project – and spilled a drink all over your work surface? I have done it so often, that I now cover my tables with quilts! Not only are they pretty tablecloths, they are also very absorbent! I learned this trick when the kids were small – spilled milk? No problem! The kids just picked up their plates, I pulled off the quilt and threw it in the washer – problem solved!

While I still cover my work surface with quilts, I cover that quilt with fabric, paper-piecing foundations, templates, etc. – and have ruined them more than once when I got careless.

That is why I love this gadget:

This product clips to the edge of any table with a lip up to 1 1/4″ – and holds a standard water bottle or pop can.

Don’t you just love it? It comes in three colors – sorry you don’t get to choose – but at this price, can you afford to just buy one???

It’s about time that women reverse the trend! How often have you found your quilting tools in the garage??? Unless that is where your sewing machine resides, this is a problem! Enter Sue Pelland. She turned the tables – and realized that an old fashioned chalk line would be just the ticket for so many quilting projects.

But, leave it to a woman to improve a classic! Sue changed the shape of the tool so it would fit comfortably in the palm of a woman’s hand. She increased the thickness of the string so it would hold more chalk. (This simple improvement means that you can snap the string up to 15 times before rewinding.) And, she added a rubber stopper so the chalk stays in the container – neat and clean!
The string extends to 30 feet – long enough to snap a chalk line on even the largest quilt, bedskirt, or curtains. Lets face it, the maximum length of a ruler is 36″ – and sometimes that is not long enough to do the job. Now, marking cross hatching on a king size quilt is a breeze! Placing the appliques on a full size quilt? No problem! And while it works great for those big jobs, it works for small ones as well. Machine (and hand) quilters will love it!
A bottle of white, iron-off chalk is included. Refills are available.

You may want to buy two – one for brush off chalk, one for iron-on. A quilter’s motto: Be prepared with the best tool for the job!

Friday, January 6, 2012


Take time to visit our class and club list, we have added a full line of class for 2012 Sewing, Quilting, Embroidery and software. More updates will be posted this weekend. Keep checking.
Space is limited for these classes so register today.

Thursday, January 5, 2012


This mystery quilt is developed from a love of history and nostalgia for the romance of the Old West. Starting mid 1800’s in St. Joseph, Missouri, covering 2000 Miles of the United States. Each Block has its own individual story.

This year our Mystery Quilt will have 13 blocks starting February 7th No need to think about what fabrics to use your kit will be cut along with a full color pattern. If you miss the meeting we will post a instructional video with step-by-step instruction to our blog.
Fabric: The collection is comprised of beautiful tone- on-tone vines and miniature checks in multiple color ways, along with toile and star prints to commemorate the mid 1800’s

This quilt is a quilt to be passed down for generations to come. This is a GREAT heirloom quilt!

Join the FUN with this BOM and Sign up TODAY! Registration Fee $20.00

There are 3 options for patterns/ Fabric:

Option #1 - pick up your Block each month on the 1st Tuesday of each Month at 11:00am or 5: Your block will cost you $15.00 each month with Fabric and Patterns.

Option #2 - pay for the mystery club all at once. You will be paying for your patterns, fabric, at a one-time charge of $160.00 This GREAT discount is given with the 13 block

Option #3 – Pay for patterns only $5.00 each month

Space and fabric is LIMITED so SIGN UP EARLY to HOLD YOUR SPOT!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Club House Quilt Amaretto Cottage Starts Feb 2nd

Please note: This club will not start until February 2nd.

Club House Quilt Amaretto Cottage

Amaretto Cottage by Marianne Elizabeth and RJR FabricsThis is a beautiful block of the month designed by Marianne Elizabeth. It has deep rich colors and features Giselle fabric line from RJR FabricsTwo Color ways Ruby or Honey. This Block of the Month designed by Marianne Elisabeth Finished quilt is 112" x 112". Fee to join this Club $25 Amaretto Cottage Block of the Month will run from Feb. 2012 - Jan 2013 your will receive cuts of fabric to make the block sections for each month. You will receive border fabrics month 12. Backing is sold separately.This club will meet the first Thursday of each month 1pm or 6pm



Discover nine gorgeous sets of bed runners with coordinating projects such as pillows, shams, and embellished sheets. Specially designed to drape across the foot of the bed, each stunning bed runner offers a quick and beautiful way to decorate.
  • Includes many two-sided designs for added versatility--change the look of a bedroom with the simple flip of a quilt
  • Offers a variety of sets to suit your mood: sassy, serene, playful, elegant, charming, and more
  • Inspires quilters to experiment with new ideas and techniques on smaller projects

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Creative Grids for 2012

Creative Grids has took the best ruler in the industry and made it better. 
Results are simply amazing! The squares and rectangles that you know and love, are now even better!
But how about if you see for yourself? This is the current version:

Large Numbers
The members of the design team range in age from 40 – 65. EVERYONE had to be able to read the markings – without reading glasses. The size of the Item Number was also enlarged

Gripper Strips
The Creative Grids Basic Range rulers have grip all around the outside edge of the ruler – and they are AMAZING – so we added it to the new version of the squares and rectangles. Two adjoining sides have dashed 1/4″ lines and 1/4″ grip. The other two sides feature 1/2″ grip, which accentuates the patented Turn-A-Round feature.

Numbering System
All whole numbers are black – printed on a white background. When you turn the ruler around to use the 1/2″ markings, the numbers are white – printed on a black background (and they are right side up).
White Centering Lines
There is a white horizontal and vertical line on each ruler so the center is showcased. This feature makes it easy to fussy cut squares and rectangles. Wait until you need to trim an applique block or want to fussy cut a stripe for a sashing – it is simply amazing!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Wishing you every happiness this Holiday Season and prosperity in the New Year. Thank you for being our customer. We look forward to continuing our relationship in the coming year.

All the best to you and your family, Heyde Sewing Machine Stafe!