September 2016


On the Road . . .


Surprise! I cannot keep the secret any longer. We are awaiting delivery of a brand new needle ... SCHMETZ Chrome Professional Grade.


It is hard to improve the very best needle, but SCHMETZ Chrome delivers performance and endurance with even more integrity. SCHMETZ Chrome Professional Grade will give power quilters, embroidery enthusiasts and stitch mavens an extra smooth stitch experience. With machine speeds escalating to peak stitch counts per minute, SCHMETZ Chrome Professional Grade can keep up, not only in performance, but endurance. Stay tuned for more details. SCHMETZ Chrome Professional Grade needles will be available in your local independently owned quilt shops and machine dealers this fall.

Sew SCHMETZ & Grabbit Too!

Marketing Director, Euro-notions
Willowbrook IL 60527

Teasing with colorful SCHMETZ Chrome Professional Grade cards.

These new needles are expected next month.




SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW #31

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Loralie Harris is the spirit and creative force behind Loralie Designs. Her "Fun Ladies" machine embroidery designs have fanatic fans all over the world. Every new whimsical fabric collection - Nifty Nurses, Teachers, Sew Girls, now Apron Esque - is infused with in-your-face personality and attitude. Loralie thinks of fabric as the wardrobe, and embroidery as the jewelry. Although she wears many hats at Loralie Designs, Loralie Harris thinks of herself as an artist and a writer. She says, "I love to do the artwork, and I always imagine the story. I often write a little poetry for some of my characters." Maybe those unique stories are the secret sauce behind the success of Loralie’s Ladies. Enjoy! Click Here!



And the Winner Is . . .

Favorite Sewing Tool Survey Winner


Congratulations Mona K.! You won the goodies from my sewing stash!

And curious minds like to know right! We had nearly 100 responses. Thanks everyone! The seam ripper was the most popular item identified in the survey. Really, who can sew without a seam ripper? Some seam rippers will do their job, but when you have a really sharp ripper with the perfect point, ripping out seems more fun than a chore. Besides my stiletto, I certainly have a favorite seam ripper that I protect from everyone! Bet you know what I mean....



Have you read these back issues?

SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW?

Issue 30

Nancy Mahoney

Issue 29

Angela Wolf

Issue 28

Pat Sloan


SCHMETZ Needle Fact - Copy & Paste into Your Own Newsletter!


SCHMETZ App - Android/Apple Versions

Wondering which needle to use? Wonder no more because there's an App for that! That's right ... and it's free! Available for iPhone/iPad and Android devices.


SCHMETZ needles are easy to identify! Most needles 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!


Download Links:

8½" x 11"

4" x 6" Postcard Size

(2/page - Avery 5389)

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2016-2017 Schedule

(Maroon color indicates Wholesale Venue)

Virtual Sewing Guild*

October 11

International Quilt Market*

October 29-31

Houston TX

Allbrands Bayou Extravaganza*

November 10-12

Baton Rouge LA


February 12-14, 2017

Las Vegas NV

QuiltCon East

February 23-26, 2017

Savannah GA

Sewing & Stitchery Expo*

March 2-5, 2017

Puyallup WA 


*Teaching SCHMETZ Classes