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

We Have A Winner!

Row by Row Experience

Congratulations to Sandy A. of Calgary, Alberta!

Sandy was the first to bring in a finished, bound and labelled quilt using at least eight rows.

Sandy picked up a fabulous fat quarter bundle for her efforts. Plus, since she included the My Sewing Room row, she also got an additional prize package.

Way to go, Sandy!

Row by Row 2018 winning quilt
Row by Row 2018 row 2

Have you picked up your row yet?

Come down to the store to pick up your free pattern. Bring your children along for their free Junior row too!

We also have some kits for sale, all ready to go.

Kids Camp 2018

A THIRD Camp is on!

It’s official - we have added a THIRD Kids Camp! And already have a few people signed up.

These classes run from 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Thank you!

We are grateful to be able to add another Kids Camp! We know that your kids won’t be disappointed, and if you haven’t signed up yet, don’t miss out on this one!

See all of the details on our Kids Camp 2018 page.

One Month To Sue Patten

Have you signed up yet?

We’re just one month away from our Sue Patten Event, and what an event it’s going to be! Don’t wait any longer to sign up for her:

  • Meet-and-Greet Trunk Show
  • Longarm Classes
  • Domestic Machine Classes

Who is Sue Patten?

Sue is an award-winning quilter and author who is equally at home quilting on a longarm as she is a domestic machine.

If you haven’t seen her on her many appearances on The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims and QNN TV’s Quilt It, then you owe it to yourself to watch this jaw-dropping video (one-handed free-motion!)

Sue Patten
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New Products

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Pretty By Hand Patterns

Pretty By Hand patterns and book

By Calgary designer Kristyne Czepuryk

We have brought in a number of Pretty By Hand patterns, including:

  • Summer Sorbet
  • Starlings (full-sized and mini)
  • Lovebirds Tote Bag
  • Clematis (full-sized and mini)
  • and more

As well, we have a few copies of her limited-edition S is for Stitch book. We’ve even conveniently put together a couple of embroidery floss bundles to go with the patterns in the book.

Come down to the store to see the display, or browse our entire Pretty By Hand collection online.

Meet Kristyne Czepuryk

Kristyne Czepuryk (pronounced “chip R ek”) learned to sew from her mom and aunt, making her first quilt when she was 19. After designing a diaper bag, she “accidentally ended up selling handbags, wallets, pillows, Christmas stockings and lavender sachets”, all original designs.

She is a published author, designer of many patterns AND, is a
fabric designer for Moda Fabrics.

(Watch for her new fabric line coming to My Sewing Room in September!)

With her degree in English and a Public Relations diploma, writing and teaching came naturally to Kristyne. She has spent the last ten years teaching, designing, sewing and running Pretty By Hand.

We are thrilled that she will be teaching here at My Sewing Room in our Fall/Winter semester - watch the Newsletter for more details.

Kristyne Czepuryk

Kit Of The Week

Grinchmas Tree Countdown Kit

Grinchmas Tree Countdown Kit

Create your own fun-and-easy Christmas Advent calendar with the Grinchmas Tree Countdown Kit.

The kit includes fabric for the top, binding and backing, as well as embellishments and batting. All you add is some black felt and your favourite fusible web.

Finished size: 22" x 35"

Be ready for it this year!

Christmas always seems to sneak up on a busy quilter. So pick up a Grinchmas Tree Countdown Kit today, in-store or online. Then you can count down the days to when you get to use it too!

This week’s Secret Discount:

No secrets during the Super Summer Savings - collect your stamps and you could win.

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Current Promotions

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Super Summer Savings Promotion

Here’s what’s coming up:

  • July 17 - 23: 40% off of all regular-priced fabric*
  • July 24 - 30: 25% off of all in-stock panels
  • *minimum 1-metre cuts

Win a 10% Discount Card!

Grab a card and start collecting your stamps. Eight or more stamps lets you enter our Super Summer Savings draw to win a 10% Discount Card, valid for a full year!

See in-store for details.

Summer Savings Card

Ruler Of The Month Club 3

Ruler of the Month Club 3

Sign up for the latest collection!

The Handi Quilter Ruler Of The Month Club 3 is here with six new rulers to use with your quilting:

  • August: Hexie 3 Template
  • September: 2½" x 6½" Pillbox Template
  • October: Petal Pusher Template
  • November: 6" x ¼" Line Grid Ruler
  • December: Star Flower Template
  • January: 3" Square Template

Club members get:

  1. A new ruler every month
  2. Mentorship and instruction
  3. A free exclusive gift

Not just for longarm quilting

These Handi Quilter rulers can also be used on your domestic machines!
Ask us about the appropriate ruler foot for your machine.

The Club starts in August

Get all six rulers for just $239.00 - save $50! Call us or drop by the store to sign up today.


The Boss Is Away Sale

Still going...!

  • Get a free BENARTEX Fat Quarter Box (a $349 value!) when you buy a BERNINA 570QE, 570QE E, 590, 590E, B 880 E Plus or any 7-series machine
  • Special prices on the following bernette machines:
    • b42 Coverstitch: $649
    • b44 Serger: $599
    • b38: $799
    • b37: $599
    • b35: $399
    • sew&go 1: $249
    • Palermo 5: $499 (special order)
  • 10% off all BERNINA presser feet and embroidery hoops

Plus a few more in-store - hurry in while you can!

Boss Is Away

BERNINA 350 Plus Promotion


Get $699 in savings

For a limited time only, when you purchase a
BERNINA 350 Plus, you’ll get:

  • an 18" x 24" Sew Steady extension table; and
  • full-shank versions of all feet

all for a very attractive price.

Hurry down to the store to see this and all of our great deals.


530 Gold Anniversary Edition

This Limited Edition 530 not only features a stunning gold front plate, it also comes with a free walking foot AND the 125th Anniversary Golden Foot.

Golden Foot - Reverse Pattern Foot #1

The Limited Edition 125th Anniversary version of Reverse Pattern Foot #1 along with a spool of golden metallic Mettler thread, all in a special 125th Anniversary Collector’s Tin.

125 Contests

Enter the BERNINA 125 Contest - win a monthly prize or the grand prize - a BERNINA 770 QE Limited Anniversary Edition with trolley and Golden Foot!

BERNINA Golden Foot #1

July Foot Of The Month

Reverse-Pattern Foot with Clear Sole #34/#34C/#34D

BERNINA #34 #34C and #34D feet

Reverse-Pattern Foot with Clear Sole #34/#34C/#34D affords a clear view of the needle and stitching area. The red markings on the top of the presser foot allow for precise sewing.

A versatile, all-purpose foot, the Reverse-Pattern Foot with Clear Sole is suitable for many forward and reverse-feed utility and decorative stitches, and is often used in general sewing projects, whether large or small. It is available in 5-mm, 9-mm and 9-mm dual-feed versions.

Take 25% off, now until July 31, 2018.

Pick up a Reverse-Pattern Foot with Clear Sole for your machine, and you’ll clearly see the difference a clear sole can make in your sewing.
Be sure to sign up for the August Feet and Accessories SEW-cial Club, for tips and tricks on how to get the most out of this foot.

Embroidery Design Studio Promotions

Embroidery Design Studio Logo

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
Apple Time Appliques

3 designs
New Collection
Embroidery Designs

by Amanda Murphy
38 designs
New Collection
Embroidery Designs
Inspiring Pocket Pouches

12 designs
New Collection
Embroidery designs

by Shannon Roberts
19 designs

(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.

Kids Camp 2018

July 30 - August 03, 2018

Due to popular demand, we’ve added a third Kids Camp!

Sign up for one, two or all three classes and learn some valuable skills this summer.

Sue Patten

August 22 - 26, 2018

  • Meet-And-Greet Trunk Show - meet Sue and hear the stories behind many of her famous quilts
  • Longarm - seven different classes covering everything from the basics to ruler work and free-motion
  • Domestic - bring your sewing machine to these two classes to learn all about using stencils and rulers with your quilting

Check out the full class details and schedule on our Sue Patten page.

Sue Patten

Did You Know?

that Dmitri Shostakovich totally looks like Harry Potter?
(And according to this YouTube video, they even sound the same too!)

Did You Know Question Mark

But, one is a world-renowned real-life composer, and the other a fictional character.

The same can be said of thread colours. At first glance, one spool of red may look like another. But, get up close and you’ll see that candy apple is not quite red - literally! (Isacord #1704 Candy Apple and #1720 Not Quite Red.) And that Strawberry #1805 is not a Red Berry #1701.

Thankfully, Isacord prints the number right onto the spool. So it’s easy to make sure that you’re about to load the correct shade of red onto your machine for that highly-detailed rose bouquet embroidery design.

Unfortunately you won’t have that number on the matching bobbin.

That’s where an accessory like Unique’s Bobbin Mates came in handy. Slide both the bobbin and the spool onto a Bobbin Mate, and you now have just one item to store. You will save yourself time and grief not having to hunt for the right bobbin. (Not to mention knowing at a glance that there isn’t a matching bobbin already!)

They also work for actual bobbin thread too. Keep the bobbin with original spool and you won’t find yourself wondering of that’s bobbin thread, or regular white thread!

Check out all of the weird and wonderful items at My Sewing Room, and don’t let your bobbins ever feel lonely - pick up some Mates for all of them!

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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, July 21, 2018
$15 per session, Teacher: Anne and George

Feet And Accessories

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

Quilts with binding
Binding Hacks

Step up your machine-binding game with accessories that do the work for you.

All About Embroidery

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

Curved embroidery
On The Curve

Explore the options available to get a design perfectly-placed around a curved edge.

Software Inspirations

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

Outlined umbrella
In An Instant

Learn how to improve auto-digitized designs by inserting traveling stitches and starts and stops.

Twister Gnomes

New class!

Fridays, July 20, 27, 2018
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Teacher: Gwen

Sew some holiday fun. Create a background panel with the Lil’ Twister tool and appliqué the gnomes for a seriously-fun table runner.

Twister Gnomes
See full class details

A Year In Minis

Friday, July 20, 2018
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Teacher: Gwen

This month: Changeling Mini

Join us once a month to make a fun little mini quilt and learn new skill-building techniques.

Changeling Minis
See full class details

Brother Embroidery Machine

Just one spot left!

Sunday, July 22, 2018
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
$150 or FREE*
Teacher: Michelle

Learn the features of your Brother embroidery machine and achieve greater success with your projects.

*NOTE: There is no class fee to attend this class if you bought your embroidery machine from My Sewing Room.

Brother embroidery machine
See full class details

HoopSisters Sisterhood Retreats

Sunday, July 22, 2018
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Teacher: Mona

This month: Beach

Join us for a one-day HoopSisters retreat. Get a new set of small projects to embroider each month - make one or make them all!

HoopSisters projects
See full class details

Brother Dream Team

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Teacher: Debra

This week: Built-in Scanner, Appliqué Embroidery

Not just for XV8500D or XV8550D owners!

If you purchased your Brother from us, and it has this week’s feature, then this Club is for you! Join us for these monthly demos and learn how your machine works inside and out.

Brother machine
See full class details

Longarm Practice

Tuesday, July 24, 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

BERNINA V8 Embroidery Software

Tuesdays, July 24, 31, 2018
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
$175 or $50*
Teacher: George

Get under the hood of your V8 and learn the new tools and interface improvements, to become a confident expert.

*Class fee is reduced if you bought your Embroidery Software 8 from My Sewing Room.

BERNINA V8 Embroidery Software
See full class details

Strips ’n Curves

Wednesdays, July 25, August 01, 08, 15, 2018
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Teacher: Linda

Don’t miss out on this super fun and oh-so-simple strip technique. Learn to strut your curves!

Strips and curves quilt
See full class details

Basic Machine Care & TNT

Friday, July 27, 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

Longarmers Social Club

Saturday, July 28, 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!

Longarmers Social Club
See full class details

Fabric Collage

Wednesdays, August 01, 08, 2018
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. (first class), 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (second class)
Teacher: Lynda D.

Collage quilts are very popular; this class will show you how to make one.

Fabric Collage quilt
See full class details

Hello Foxy

Thursday, August 02, 2018
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Teacher: Gwen

Fast and fun, this little fox quilt will steal your heart away.

Hello Foxy quilt
See full class details

Tuffet In A Day

Saturday, August 04, 2018
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Teacher: Anne

A tuffet in a day? You bet! Make a full-sized 18" tuffet with three design options or make a mini-tuffet.

See full class details

Tuffets Shop Class

Saturday, August 04, 2018
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Teacher: Anne

Have you taken our Tuffets class and want to make a second one? Need to use our power tools?

Tuffet stapling
See full class details

Quilting First Class

Tuesdays, August 07, 14, 28, September 04, 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

Necessary Clutch Wallet

Tuesdays, August 07, 14, 2018
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Teacher: Kerry

This “NCW” is incredibly popular. It’s a great introduction to interfacings and makes a great gift too!

See full class details

Some Of The New Fabrics Just Arrived

Collection of new fabrics
Lottie Ruth by Andover Fabrics

Relaxing Lady

Relax More

Try our custom Longarm Quilting Service and have more time for you.

Visit the Longarm Services page on our web site for more details or
come on into the store to talk with our professional quilters in person.

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Fabric Credits

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Corner of 5th & Fun - Rosie Cheeks by Sandy Gervais for Moda


Corner of 5th & Fun -
Rosie Cheeks

by Sandy Gervais for Moda

Corner of 5th & Fun - Rosie Cheeks by Sandy Gervais for Moda


Corner of 5th & Fun -
Rosie Cheeks

by Sandy Gervais for Moda

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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