2-Day Serger Class

I had a LOT of fun and learned SEW much in the 2-Day Serger Class I took at Decorative Stitch!

Sara Gallegos was our instructor and she brought along with her 3 educators from Baby Lock. I loved every minute of this class! The educators were fantastic, nice having the extra help in class. Oh! I can’t forget about Terri who works for Decorative Stitch. She’s one of my favorites!

When taking a class from Sara, a specialty technique or machine class, Sara provides you with the fabric and threads. And!! Mary comes in and draws tickets for great giveaways! They always have great prizes for us! No, I did not win, but I was oh so close to having my number drawn! LOL

In class we learned how to use different feet, how to QUILT with a serger, making a ruffle, rolled hem, cording, working with curves, creating handles and zippers. We made 3 projects in class.

Laptop carrying bag, cosmetic bag and a tissue holder

Yes, the projects are pink. That is ok, it was all about technique! I loved what I learned and plan on making more with my serger. I really needed this class. I own an ovation serger, I need to use it more often. These types of classes help build my confidence and inspire me to create more.

Along with being in this type of technique class, Mary & Sara also provide lunch for everyone. But wait! You get 20% from purchases. WOO-HOO!

The class was full! I sat with a group of ladies that kept me entertained…we were the last 2 rows, a little on the rowdy side, LOL just kidding, we got along great and had a blast! It is so nice getting out the house and being with like minded “Sewers”. I can’t wait till next class…which is in May! Except I will be learning how to create with my Sashiko machine! HOW COOL IS THAT?! Way cool! That’s how! LOL

Happy Quilting everyone!

Nancy McNally

Surprise, you are in a magazine…seriously

Yes, I found out I had a design in Love of Quilting magazine. I received a large brown envelope in the mail yesterday. I thought, did you order a book and forgot about it? I opened the envelope and there were 2 copies of the magazine. Well now, let’s see..what did I design? Must have been something with Sara Gallegos. Yep! Two years ago, I was asked to design a mystery quilt for Decorative Stitch Quilt shop.https://decorativestitch.com/

Magazine cover
And there is the quilt

Sara renamed the quilt Wave-washed Pebbles. I have not seen the quilt since she made the one for the magazine. Annette Huston and Ken Thompson quilted. Sara, host of LOQ tv showed how we made the quilt on the 3300 series episode 3312.

Its kind of nice when you see your name in a magazine.

Mystery Quilt: for the past several years Decorative Stitch has hosted a Mystery quilt day/weekend. They are a lot of fun. When they host mystery quilt they go all out! The provide the quilt fabric already cut into the sizes and shapes, a machine, thread and more goodies in your box. All you have to do is show up. When you walk into the store the day of mystery quilt, the classroom is off limits till the official start time.

Every machine is assigned to someone so there are name tags at each machine. You will find, but you cannot peak, a large pizza box sitting beside your assigned machine. Inside the pizza box are all the pieces and parts needed for block construction. We have a power point presentation for each step and lots of helpers in the room in case you have sewing machine issues. We go through a quick demo on the machine to make you comfortable. Then it is mark, get set, let’s Sew!

Oh and I can’t forget that drinks, snacks and lunch are provided!

When Mary & Sara host an event they do it right!

On that note, I need to get busy! I have a trunk show presentation tonight at Oakland County Quilt Guild in Rochester, MI