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My Sewing Room Electronic Newsletter - January 2018, Issue #3

Last Chance To Register For Super SPREE

Registration closes Friday, January 19, 2018 at noon!

And there are only 6 spots left!

Join us for two days of hands-on learning as you make six projects:

  • Embroidered Hand Towel
  • Appliqué Coaster
  • Freestanding Lace Heart
  • Patchwork Zipper Pouch
  • Tufted Satin Bracelet
  • Appliqué Greeting Card

Saturday and Sunday, January 27 and 28, 2018,
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Saturday) and 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Sunday)

$129 includes a CD of designs, kits for all six projects, lunches, door prizes and a Goody Bag valued at over $200!

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World of Embroidery is sold out!

Thank you, everyone - we look forward to seeing you on Friday!

More Class Highlights

Just a few of our great teachers and what they want to teach you:

Machine Quilting 2

Linda Ward

Linda’s passion for quilting is very evident and infectious!

Nantucket quilt

Gwen Anderson

From beginners to experts, Gwen takes you from techniques to finished projects!

Raindrops quilt

Samantha Nelson-Kennedy

Bold designs with great colour choices are hallmarks of Samantha’s classes!

Even more teachers online

Read more about all of our teachers and their classes on our website.
See the full schedule in our Calendar and Brochure.

Embroidery Daze Challenge Winner

Congratulations to Gail B!

Gail submitted the winning entry in our Snowflake Elegance
December Challenge with her embroidered pillow.

Gail has won a $100 store credit AND a BERNINA 500-design Embroidery Design Pack.


Napkins and Coasters

Other submissions

Thanks also to Allison T and Deb L for their submissions of a set of napkins and a set of coasters.

Very nice indeed.

Winning pillow

Young Sewer

McKenna sewing

How cute is this?

McKenna, aged 7, dropped by during our recent Open House to show off the zip pouch and matching skirt that she sewed.

Well done!

Show us your sewing

  • Drop by the store anytime and let us see what you’ve been up to.
  • Sign up for our SEW-cial Clubs and bring it for show-and-tell.
  • You can also post it up on our Facebook Group - join us today!
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New Products

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10 new designs

Our selection of Urban Elementz Pantographs just got a little larger.

These continuous-line designs are 144 inches long - that’s 12 feet! - making it easy to cover even your largest quilts in a beautiful pattern, without the need to stop and reposition the pantograph. The patterns range in width from 4.75" to 14.25", in single or double rows, to match the density of your piecing designs.

View the full selection

Browse through the different designs in our online store. You can order them there or swing by the store to pick them up in person.

Longarm Pantographs

Kona Colour Of The Year 2018

Kona Tiger Lily fabric

Tiger Lily

Each year, Robert Kaufman Fabrics chooses and creates one new LIMITED EDITION Kona Cotton colour, which becomes the Kona Colour of the Year. That colour is only available in its designated year, retiring at its conclusion.

For 2018, that colour is Tiger Lily, and it’s now in-stock at My Sewing Room!

Catch this tiger by tail while you can, as it’s only here for a limited time.

Free designer quilt patterns

A selection of quilts highlighting Tiger Lily from five of your favourite designers are available for free!

The Giant Pineapple
The Giant Pineapple

by Karen Lewis
Autumn Bliss
Autumn Bliss

by Darlene Zimmerman

by Violet Craft

by Valori Wells

by Elizabeth Hartman

Pick your favourite and get started quilting with this year’s trendy colour!

Kit Of The Week


The Slats Quilt pattern by Mountainpeek Creations is a fun and easy quilt; perfect for the beginner quilter or a quick project for the more-experienced.

Dawn has paired it up with the City Scene Urban Oasis fabric line by Edward Selkirk for Northcott to create the Slats Quilt Kit. This amazing combination gives the quilt a great clean and modern look to it.

The kit contains all of the fabrics needed for the quilt top and binding, plus the Slats pattern by Mountainpeek Creations. Just add your favourite batting and backing.

Finished size: 50" x 70"

You’ll love making this quilt!

Pick up your Slats Quilt Kit in-store or order it online.

Slats quilt kit
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Current Promotions

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Longarm Ruler Demo

Ruler of the Month Club logo

Saturday, February 03, 2018 at 2 p.m.

Barb will be giving a short demonstration of the final two Ruler Of The Month Club rulers - everyone is welcome.

Come out, see the ruler in action on both a frame-based longarm and a sit-down domestic machine. Learn what you too could be doing with a freemotion foot and the Handi Quilter rulers on your machine.

Floor Model Sale Continues

Thank you to everyone who came out for our Open House and Floor Model Sale last Sunday.

If you couldn’t make it, we still have the following machines left:

BERNINA bernette Brother
Machine Floor Model Price Machine Floor Model Price Machine Floor Model Price
880 $9,999.99 Chicago 7 $949.99 PR1050X $12,499.99
700 $3,099.99 Chicago 5 $569.99 PR670EC $9,999.99
740 $3,499.99 b38 $649.99 PRS100 with Quilting $5,104.99
535 $2,599.99 b37 $499.99 XV8550D $8,499.99
580 $3,299.99   VM6200D $5,399.99
570QE $2,949.99   VM5100 $4,249.99
560 $2,799.99   VQ2400 $2,949.99
530 $1,999.99   NQ3600D $2,999.99
380 $1,699.99   NS1150E $949.99
330 $1,049.99   NS85e $599.99
215 $849.99  
E 16 $12,499.99  
1300 MDC $1,649.99  
1150 MDA $1,099.99  
L 460 $1,149.99  

Come down while they are still available - only one of each!

Plus the Classroom Specials

BERNINA 570 QE: $2,999 BERNINA 570 QE E: $4,099

Pick up one of these barely-used machines while they last.

BERNINA Promotions

Free BERNINA Sewing Studio

Buy a new 880 E Plus or 790 E Plus and get a free
BERNINA Sewing Studio by Koala Studios.

Ends January 31, 2018

BERNINA Sewing Studio

530 Gold Limited Edition

BERNINA has released a special Limited Edition of the 530 sewing and quilting machine in a gorgeous gold colour for the special promotional price of $2,399.

Get a free walking foot!

Hurry - limited supplies.

BERNINA 530 Gold

Brother Promotions

Brother New Year promotion

Ring in the New Year with Big Savings!

  • VM5100 - quilting, sewing and embroidery with a larger-than-standard workspace and a 7" x 12" embroidery area.
  • XR37T - a great starter sewing machine with 37 stitches, a needle threading system and a Quick-Set drop-in top bobbin.
  • 3034D - a professional 4-thread serger with easy threading and differential feed for total fabric control.
  • NS40e - a great 50-stitch sewing machine, PLUS get a free extension table, only at My Sewing Room! (While supplies last.)

On now until January 31, 2018

Brother ScanNCut

Free ScanNCut

With purchase of these Q-series machines!

  • NQ900 - 240 stitches, sideways sewing, wide table included.
  • NQ1300 - 290 stitches, Automatic Height Adjuster, sideways sewing, wide table included.
  • NQ3600D - sewing, quilting and embroidery with 233 designs including 35 Disney designs and 11 fonts.

Offer ends January 31, 2018

Brother PR655C

PR655C Special

Order a new PR655C six-needle embroidery machine with four hoops plus cap frame, automatic threading, automatic cutting and more for just $8,500!

Limited time, while supplies last

Brother NQ575

Country Register Promotion

Look for the special offer in the January - February 2018 issue of The Country Register (we have them here at the store!)

See how you can save over $200 in accessories.

Ends February 28, 2018

EverSewn Promotions

Start them off right - everything the new sewer needs

Pick up a high-quality EverSewn Sparrow at a special price:

  • Sparrow 20: eighty stitches - $449.99 $349.99
  • Sparrow 25: 197 stitches with alphabet - $589.99 $424.99

Get the Big Sewing Starter Kit free - our gift to you!

EverSewn machines and kit

Extension Table

Take 25% off any EverSewn Extension Table:

  • 11.5" x 15": $85.99 $64.49
  • 18" x 24": $134.99 $101.24
  • 24" x 24": $179.99 $134.99

Extend the workspace of your Sparrow 20 or Sparrow 25!

EverSewn Extension Table

Embroidery Daze Challenge

Embroidery Daze logo

Show us what you can do!

  1. Purchase our Embroidery Daze featured embroidery design pack of the month.
  2. Make a project - ANY PROJECT - featuring a design from that pack.
  3. Bring it in by the deadline and you can win!

Plus save 15% on thread and stabilizer with your purchase.

January’s Featured PackThis month's Daze design
Name:Baltimore Elegance
Regular Price:$189.99
Embroidery Daze Special:$69.99 (January 01 - 31, 2018, in-stock only)
Submission Deadline:February 15, 2018
Discover the magic of Baltimore Elegance. These motifs not only look good on classical quilts and cushions, but maybe they’ll give you some ideas for decorating your home as well? Available on CD and USB.

Embroidery Design Studio Promotions

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Three ways to buy your EDS designs:

  1. In-store: see our selection of OESD designs and collections in our Embroidery Department
  2. shop on our online store and we’ll mail you your orders
  3. EDS online: purchase your designs online and download them directly to your USB stick.

This week’s features:

New Collection
Embroidery Designs
Gracious Heirlooms

20 designs
Available now
New Collection
Embroidery Designs

by Lori Whitlock
21 designs
Available now
New Collection
Embroidery designs
Hearts Quilting

by Urban Elementz
58 designs
Available now
New Collection
Embroidery designs
Floral Alphabet

by Krista Hamrick
26 designs
Available now

(Prices listed in USD.)

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Upcoming Events

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Be sure to visit our Events page for the full details on these and other events.

OESD Embroidery Events

First time in Canada!

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at World of Embroidery and Super SPREE.

Please see our OESD Events page for more details.

Ruler Work Demo

Saturday, February 03, 2018 at 2 p.m.

Come see how to use a ruler with your quilting on YOUR machine.

Did You Know?

That time is fleeting? And that madness takes its toll?

Did You Know Question Mark

If you caught that cultural reference, then you know that some things are timeless, while others will come and go. And yes, you can go mad trying to keep up!

Here at My Sewing Room, we are always looking for that new fabric, new colour, new style, new trend, new technique or even that new device. Our fabrics reflect that, as do our classes. And we always need to balance what’s hot with what’s classic, throughout the store.

So while the Kona Colour of the Year is here, snap it up, as it won’t be for long. But you can be sure that some colours such as black, white and other basics will always be here for you.

Check out all of the weird and wonderful items at My Sewing Room, and come see what’s new, and what has survived the time warp!

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Upcoming Classes

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See these and all of our classes in our Classes page.

SEW-cial Clubs

Saturday, February 17, 2018
$15 per session, Teacher: Anne and George

Feet And Accessories

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Fringed blouse
On the Fringe

Learn how to add fringe to give texture and style to your garment and accessory projects.

All About Embroidery

12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Hanging basket
Make Your Mark

Learn the advantages of different types of marking pens and pencils, and how to add detail to an embroidered design.

Software Inspirations

2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Split design
Cuts Like a Knife

Learn the ins and outs of the knife tool, and how to create split appliqué designs.

HoopSisters UFO

Sunday, January 21, 2018
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Teacher: Mona

Do you have a HoopSisters Un-Finished Object? Join in on this class to get the support you need and get it finished!

HoopSisters projects
See full class details

Hand Appliqué Basics

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Teacher: Cheryl

Using a bold, modern pattern, we will cover all that you need to make any appliqué pattern shine. Includes a bonus Improv Appliqué demo.

Hand Appliqu├ęd pillow
See full class details

Longarm Social Club

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Teacher: Barb

Join our Longarm Staff for this sociable afternoon as we explore new products and ideas to make your quilting easier and more enjoyable.

Price includes a free half-hour of rental time credited to your card!

Longarm Social Club
See full class details

Free-Motion Grid Work

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Teacher: Linda

Grid work is such a fantastic stepping stone to free-motion quilting, yet is loved by beginner and experienced quilters alike!

Quilting examples
See full class details

Longarm Practice

Thursday, January 25, 2018
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Teacher: MSR

Practice your free-motion skills on our exclusive fabric with help and advice from our experienced longarm staff.

Longarm Practice
See full class details

Tuffets Shop Class

Thursday, January 25, 2018
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Teacher: Anne

Want to make a second tuffet?
Bring your tuffet top and finishing kit - we’ll have the tools!

Tuffet finishing
See full class details

Blanche Barrel Bag

Tuesdays, January 30 & February 06, 2018
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Teacher: Kerry

Try sewing with vinyl, foam interfacing and rivets to make a professional-looking bag that holds its shape.

Blanche Barrel Bag
See full class details

Quilting First Class

Thursdays, February 01, 08, 15 & 22, 2018
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Teacher: Gwen

This is your introduction to an exciting new hobby. This class will take you from the basics right up to binding your finished quilt.

Quilting First Class quilt
See full class details

Basic Machine Care & TNT

Friday, February 02, 2018
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Teacher: Lea

Learn how to care for YOUR sewing machine, to keep it sewing great.

Basic Machine Care
See full class details

Basic Hand Embroidery

Mondays, February 05 & 12, 2018
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Teacher: Gwen

Learn some gorgeous hand embroidery stitches and designs and be introduced to the beauty of a portable project.

Hand-embroidered design
See full class details

Some Of The New Fabrics Just Arrived

Collection of new fabrics
Homestead by Jennifer Pugh for Wilmington Prints

Get The Service That You Deserve

Our in-house Service Department will keep your machines running smoothly. We offer pre-booked regular maintenance and cleaning, or if something is not right with your machine, bring it in for an inspection, spot check or repairs that you can trust.

Visit the Service Department page on our web site for more details or come on into the store to talk with one of our professionally-trained service technicians in person.

Lady with book
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Fabric Credits

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Blue Sky - Cream by Laundry Baskets Quilts for Andover Fabrics


Blue Sky - Cream

by Laundry Baskets Quilts for Andover Fabrics

Blue Sky - Blue by Laundry Baskets Quilts for Andover Fabrics


Blue Sky - Blue

by Laundry Baskets Quilts for Andover Fabrics

Offers listed in this Newsletter cannot be combined with other offers, discounts or coupons.

My Sewing Room

#148, 8228 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2H 2B8
Phone: 403-252-3711
Hours: Mon. to Fri. 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sun. 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Holidays: Closed