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January 2014


Color Coding Chart

At last... easy to identify SCHMETZ needles. The newly color coded SCHMETZ needles are showing up on notions walls in shops now. Most needles will have two bands of color the top band to identify needle type and the lower band to identify size. The Universal needle will have just one band of color for size. Yahoo!


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8" x 11"

4" x 6" Postcard Size (2/page - Avery 5389)

Needle Points from Rhonda


You asked for it and SCHMETZ delivered....Color coded SCHMETZ needles! I visit with sewists from around the world and one of the most frequent comments has been identification of the needle especially after removal from the pack. Believe me, you are not alone in not being able to read the imprint on the needle shank or distinguish the differences in needle anatomy. Thanks to your comments, SCHMETZ responded with bands of color. Print out the chart for your sewing room bulletin board or if you have an iPhone download the SCHMETZ App.

If you are reading this in North America, I don't have to tell you it is down right frigid outside... in other words, great sewing weather! If you are in a warmer locale, well, I have one more project to stitch before I meet you in the sun.


Rhonda Pierce
Marketing Director
3800 West 42nd Street
Chicago IL 60632

SCHMETZ Needles Prize-A-Day Sweepstakes with Burda Style

Sweepstakes! I have cleared my office of tons of sewing goodies. I just can't use all the samples and fabulous sewing goodies collected in my professional sewing stash, so someone - and maybe it's YOU - should benefit from these goodies. It is hard to part with Sandra Betzina's Power Sewing Master DVD Series, Joan Ford's Scrap Therapy books, Grabbit Sewing Tools, Cuddle Fabrics, Benartex fabric samples, and a menagerie of threads, books and magazines. Plus all sewing goodies arrive in a handsome quilted SCHMETZ tote bag. Every day a different prize!

Enter the January 2014 daily SCHMETZneedles Prize-A-Day with BurdaStyle. CLICK HERE


Wondering about which needle to use? Wonder no more because there's an App for That! That's right . . . and it's free! My favorite feature is the section called Needles by Fabric Type. Just click one of over 80 fabrics and a SCHMETZ needle type will be suggested. Get an overview of the SCHMETZ App by viewing Sara's Heirloom Creations video on my November 12, 2013 blog post. CLICK HERE

Where's Rhonda?

Sewing & Stitchery Expo

February 27-March 2, 2014 

Puyallup WA


International Quilt Festival

June 19-21, 2014

Chicago IL


Shipshewana Quilt Festival

June 25-28, 2014

Shipshewana IN


American Sewing Expo

September 26-28, 2014

Novi MI


International Quilt Festival

October 30-November 2, 2014

Houston TX

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It's the easiest way to improve stitch quality.


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