Monday, April 26, 2021

We are excited about the Kimberbell Stabilzers!

Yes, we are.  Our Kimberbell delivery of stabilizers has arrived at the store. I am testing the Sticky Back Tear Awar Embroidery stabilizer currently in my embroidery projects and I am loving how easily it tears away after embroidery.  It is similar to Floriani Perfect Stick but there are a few differences.

The feature that I absolutely love is that they are color coded! In the picture above you can quickly recognize that these are all Tear Away stabilizers BUT they are all Medium in weight. How?  They are all wrapped with a red label.

This chart is is their simple, color-coded system and you can easily spot what you need just by looking at the packaging. The Ombre color gradient indicates light, medium, and heavy weights.

The pink label is for the light tear away products.  The red is for the medium weight products and the dark red is for all the heavy weight tear away stabilizers.
Isn't that easy?

In this picture, I can see at a quick glance that the stabilizers wrapped in lime green are all Specialty Sewing and Embroidery stabilizers. The lone blue label is the Wash Away Embroidery topping.

This new specialty product is their  Embroidery Topping which is ideal for placing  on dark colored fabric in which the light color stitches.  The dark fabric usually can be seen through the light stitches.

My second favorite feature/product is the Slap Bands labels for the stabilizers because let's face after you take the wrapper off, you have no idea what it is! It certainly does help to keep us all organzed.

If you are still confused and would like to know more, Kimberbell is having a Hoop La event this week from April 26th - 30th.

So be sure to follow them on their Facebook page, Instagram and their blog.  You can find the link to their blog here.

I hope to 'see' you at this virtual event.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Expand your Embroidery repertorie with the Creative Ribbon Attachment

I am always looking for ideas to 'jazz' up my designs and when this attachment was released on the Epic 2, I was alittle bummed.

But then I was super excited when my Creative icon machine was updated to include this attachment and the multi function foot control.  Today Karen Charles will be featuring this attachment in a Facebook live event.

So I thought alittle 'fashion show' was due for the samples we have at the store.  Cindy and I have made all of them but we hope you will share with us some of your own designs.

You can find our first projects at this blog link here This morning when I runed on my machine, I had mail! This little gem was shared by the Pfaff group and now all I need is some ribbon!

A quick project made by Cindy using the Platinum level of the new mysewnet embroidery software.  I will do another post featuring this software in another blog post. #mysewnet

Here are the two lions ( now famous samples) made by Cindy.  Aren't they gorgeous?!

Here is a prototype for a "Gender Reveal" party. And you knwo that llamas are so popular right now.

A quick little tee made for her granddaughter is an easy practice for a begninner.

Another quick practice was this Joy wallhanging which combines embroidery with ribbon embroidery.

You  can add pizzazz to your home decor with ribbon embroidery as well.  Just don't let the cat or dog near it!

Remember this attachment fits only on the Pfaff icon and Epic and Epic 2 machines.  Cindy and I both have some ideas 'percolating' in our heads as I write this.  So be sure and come back for a 'fashion show' update.

Sunday, January 31, 2021

You are invited to a Kimberbell Garden Guild event!

Even though it is a little chilly right now in the Bay area, soon we see the little hints of spring.  My Easter liles are already poking up through the ground. It seems appropriate that the first event we offer this year is the brand new Garden Guild.

The best part about these projects is that you will receive everything except the thread in your little project kit!  Check out this video to see what is in the bag.

Did you notice that they now include a USB stick in the kit!  That makes it simple to load your designs to your machine.  No USB port- no worries I will make sure you get the files for the class.

The Pieced Bloom mini wall hanging comes in 4 sizes so you can recreate a larger size after the event.

The other two projects are just as cute and feature the NEW zipper pouch blank in this kit.

Join the Garden Guild where you will make the following projects:

  • Machine Embroider by Number™ : Pieced Bloom
  • “You Look Radishing” Zipper Pouch
  • “Wet My Plants” Mat

All designs are stitched in a 5×7 or 6×10 hoop, with additional sizes available.

Plus with a $100 purchase in Kimberbell products, you will receive this free CD to make additional garden designs to fill your home with spring!

The event is February 20th 9-5: p.m. OR February 21st 9-5:00 p.m. You can sign up on our website here for both the in-store event and the Zoom event or stop by the store!

In-store link here  or Zoom link here.  Come join the fun and you know you will always have a good time at Scrap & Sew!

Friday, January 1, 2021

Start the New Year with a Kimberbell celebration!

 Announcing the arrival of Kimberbell's new collection- Main Street Celebration!

Both the machne embroidery and sewing collections will be arriving in a few weeks.  I will be creating Scrap & Sew's fabric and thread kits, so be sure to sign up for those as well.  The embellishment kits are on their way as well and they are truly worth it.  

More sneak peeks of this fabulous collection and be sure and check back for additional information regarding the classes I will be offering.

Brand new buttons included with the embellishment kit.

Silver leather windmills

Now who doesn't just love this firestation and dalmation cutie block?

The fairie lights are baaaack!

A sneak peek of the Red, White and Bloom quilt!  Coming soon as well.

I don't know about you, but this whole collection just makes me happy and I am actually looking forward to starting off my new year stitching this design.  Not a fan if bench pillows?  We will have several other design ideas using this collection so stay tuned!

Call (813-749-0888) the store on Saturday to put your name on the waiting list for these designs.  Yes, we will ship your collections to you- just let ue know what you want.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

It's a Kimberbell Christmas!

Are you busy sewing up gifts for friends and family?  Let our Kimberbell designs help to finish your list.  A quick gift add on are these adorable and easy ornaments for the tree.  They include a variety of techniques including appliqué, lace, and fringe.  

Check out this video which shares a number of the ornaments and the variety of gift giving ideas.

Remember all Kimberbell designs and accessories are on sale this week for 20%.

Ho, Ho, Ho!

Monday, December 7, 2020

Tis the Season to Sparkle


Our first Kimberbell event was a big hit! Yeah to Tina for her holiday tee which she made- an ideal match for our event.  We had so much fun and it was the perfect event to get the holiday season of stitching started.

Gifts for everyone and a moose treat greeted them as they arrived.

Kimberbell samples are taking the spotlight in the store this weekend.

Are you ready to get started?

Huge thanks to Cindy for being my first assistant.  We make a great team!

Saturday's event included 3 fun ladies who stitched out their projects and played along with our games. And YES, everyone went home with 3 finished projects!

Sunday was alittle more hectic and the laughter was flowing freely.  The 'Paper Plate' game was a big hit and the perfect break bewteen projects.

A huge thank you gift to our customers for joining our first Kimberbell event!

We are sew excited to announce our next event 'Garden Guild' slated for February 2021!  The perfect event for a fresh new year.  Please follow us for more information as we finalize our plans,

Happy Holidays from all of us at Scrap & Sew!

We are excited about the Kimberbell Stabilzers!

Yes, we are.  Our Kimberbell delivery of stabilizers has arrived at the store. I am testing the Sticky Back Tear Awar Embroidery stabilizer ...