October 2015

Lights! Camera! Action!


This summer I stretched outside my comfort zone and stood before the cameras to make six videos for SCHMETZ. My goal was big: To provide basic needle information to an excited newbie that just bought her first machine straight off the big box store shelf to an avid sewist/quilter that has never spent the time to learn about this essential tool, the SCHMETZ sewing machine needle. Yes, a very ambitious goal.


These SCHMETZ videos are meant to be shared. Post on your website. Embed in your newsletters. Incorporate into your sewing & quilting classes. Yes, I need your help in elevating needle knowledge!

Sew SCHMETZ & Grabbit Too!

Rhonda Pierce
Marketing Director

699 Executive Drive

Willowbook, IL  60527


Rhonda Gets to the Point

SCHMETZ on YouTube

Watch . . . Learn . . . Share: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQjw4DiWyD-hviRUMrhW-wHb-UsNSRFu1




SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW #20


It's no secret that people LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Cuddle fabric. So soft and adorable, Cuddle fabrics are just so huggable! Each year at International Quilt Market, visitors eagerly seek the exhibit of Shannon Fabrics, importer of Cuddle. Quilters use Cuddle to make easy plush quilts and that's just the beginning. Learn tips on how to sew Cuddle and find inspirational projects of stuffed animals, kids clothes, cozy adult wraps. Cuddle and Shannon Fabrics truly "make the world a softer place." Welcome to Cuddle World! Click Here!

The Thread Director

Two questions:

  1. Did you know thread should unwind off the spool the same way it was wound onto the spool?

  2. Ever frustrated sewing with metallic and specialty threads?

Here's the solution: Thread Director. The Thread Director changes the position of the spool allowing thread to unwind flat eliminating twisting which causes the thread to break. The Thread Director is compatible will all brands of sewing machines and makes working with metallic and specialty threads a breeze. The holidays are coming, so give your projects some extra sparkle and pop or add the Thread Director to your gift list. Available now from your favorite machine dealer & quilt shop. www.thethreaddirector.com



Developing Your Quilting Skills

Joanie Zeier Poole is an author, pattern designer and award winning quilter ... and she uses SCHMETZ Microtex 70/10. I love Joanie's quilting and attention to details and wish I could take her hands-on classes. Joanie has a 3 day Skill Building Machine Quilting Seminar coming up in Wisconsin. Sure wish I could go, but maybe you can. Learn from the master and check out Joanie's link:



Issue 19

Kay Whitt

Issue 18

Pamela Leggett

Issue 17

Joan Ford


Have you seen these back issues of SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW?


SCHMETZ App - Version 1.2.1

Wondering which needle to use? Wonder no more because there's an App for that! That's right ... and it's free! CLICK HERE to download the most recent version (1.2.1).


At last ... easy to identify SCHMETZ needles! Most needles now have two bands of color - the top band to identify needle type and the lower band to identify size. The Universal needle has just one band of color for size. Yahoo!


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Where's Rhonda?

2015-16 Schedule

(Maroon color indicates Wholesale Venue)

International Quilt Market

October 24-26, 2015

Houston TX


January 27-30, 2016

Las Vegas NV

Sewing & Stitchery Expo

February 25-28, 2016

Puyallup WA