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Monday, December 17, 2012

Clipper Magazine Coupon

Be sure to look for our coupon in Clipper Magazine! We are offering big savings. Get a free Dyson repair estimate or 10% off a Dyson repair. Get $100.00 Dyson trade-in towards an American-made upright vacuum cleaner! 

You don't want to miss out on these specials! Offer valid with coupon only. Expires 2-28-13

Merry Christmas!!!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

Old, White Fence Wood!!

So... we've been wanting to make a headboard for our bed out of some old weathered wood.... but we didn't have access to much of the good stuff. We actually got some newer wood, and we were going to cheat and make our own "weathered" wood by beating it up, then staining it. We had all the supplies and everything... THEN right before we started, I told a friend about the look we were trying to create and she took me to a junk pile she had access to. Someone had just torn down an old white fence!!! It was perfect.

We came home from the junk pile with enough wood to build our headboard, and still have some left over to make signs and other fun stuff to hang around the house!

These are the pieces we chose for this particular project. They were pretty dirty, so we had to hose them off and scrub them to get the dirt off. This process took longer then my patience wanted to allow because it's the colder season and it took a day or two for the wood to dry.

Once we got this all cleaned up we nailed them all to some supporting wood so they could stand up behind the bed. Then... we let them dry a little longer!

Once it was completely dry, we took it upstairs and installed it! 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Attachment Of The Month

25% off
Eyelet Attachment
Month of November

Monday, October 22, 2012

Halloween Craft

Halloween is just around the corner, so we thought it was the perfect time to get crafty. We want to dress up here at work, but don't really like a lot of the Halloween shirts that are out there. After a little bit of brainstorming, Pinterest-ing, and fabric shopping, here's what we came up with!
We decided to sew a pumpkin onto a sweatshirt. First, we found a black crew neck sweatshirt at Wal Mart. (We ended up cutting the neck so the sweatshirt drapes off the shoulder, but we didn't get a picture of that). And found the fabric we wanted to use on the pumpkin. 
Next, we cut out 3 ovals for the pumpkin, a stem, and a leaf. 
Then we laid everything out on the sweatshirt just how we wanted it, and pinned it... a lot!!
And finally we sewed everything into place using a zig zag stitch in coordinating threads!

This project was so fun and easy... we definitely recommend making a Halloween sweatshirt of your own!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Riccar Vibrance Vacuum Winner

Meet Ermie! 

She is the lucky winner of the Riccar Vibrance vacuum cleaner raffle to raise money for Ride2Recovery!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Dont Forget: Enter to win a Riccar vacuum

There's only SIX days left to enter our raffle for a USA made Riccar vacuum cleaner! Tickets are $1.00 a piece and you can enter as many as you'd like! All proceeds go to Ride2Recovery. To learn more about Ride2Recovery visit www.ride2recovery.com. Come in and enter our raffle before October 1st!!!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Our trip to Texas!

Last week Chelsey and I were so lucky to be able to go to Texas and visit my sister and her family and her new GRANDBABIES! Both of her daughters had their first baby over the summer... a boy, Isaac, born in June, and a girl, Ellie, born just a few weeks ago in August! We have been eagerly waiting to meet these precious babies for what seems like FOREVER!! Meanwhile... we've been baby crafting away! One of our favorite projects were these cozy blankets which we embroidered their stats on! Makes for a fun keepsake as well :) Take a look!

Here is Isaac
Here is Ellie
And here are the blankies!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Re Purposed Jeans

So Chelsey went to the thrift store.
 Purchased a pair of higher waisted jeans.
Cut them.
Took the pockets off, covered them in lace and sewed them back on.

She then added lace to the bottom of the shorts.

The lace is one of many projects that Chelsey has made from a lace tablecloth purchased at a thrift stpre.

A fun way to re purpose.

Friday, August 10, 2012

August Special!

Bring in or mention this coupon and receive 25% all hemmer feet in the month of August!!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Free Banner Project

In the summer, every day is a good day to celebrate!

Jazz up your BBQ and pool party décor with this festive summer banner.

Basic sewing and appliqué techniques were used to construct and adorn the

banner making it the perfect project for sewers of all skill levels.

Go to this site and click on downloads then projects.
You will find some very creative ideas.
Have fun!!!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Repurpose A Sweatshirt

Our Miss Chelsey is so creative!
She took an old sweatshirt...

Cut a portion out of the back,

made some fabric bows,
sewed them in place.

Come visit Chelsey at our store.
She is our friendly sales representative:)

Monday, July 16, 2012

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For July 2012 only, get 25% OFF both the BERNINA Appliqué Foot #23 and the BERNINA Magnifying Glass Set. Accessories may be purchased separately or together. Offer good July 2012 at participating BERNINA dealers in the United States.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Getting To Know Your Sewing Machine Class

There is always more to learn.
Whether you have been sewing 1 month or 30 years.
We had so much fun taming our tension issues, working with knits and denim.

Dont forget to look at our ongoing class schedules. It ever changing!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Class Samples!

We recently finished up our May/June class schedule, and now we have all our samples up to view at the shop! So, if you have any questions or confusion about a class description, come on in and check it out! Call or come in to reserve your spot! And, to view classes, either stop by or go to http://www.atascaderosewingandvacuum.com/!!! See you soon :)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Through The Needle is an online magazine on the Bernina website.
There you will find fun, inspiration, news and so much more.

Check it out and enjoy!

Monday, April 9, 2012

OH MY! :(

It is so very important to get your sewing machine in and have it serviced.
Doing the bobbin area is great!
Machines need to be professionally serviced every couple of years. More often for quilters due to how the fabrics "shed".
When we service a machine we take all the outer covers off and clean and lubricate top to bottom.
This machine had obviously been cleaned by the sewer where she could reach, it looked great in the bobbin area. BUT this revealed why it "sounded funny".
Poor little machine! I would sound funny too.
Mention this blog and receive a ten percent off discount on your machine service.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Using My Ruffler

I was inspired by our class on the ruffler!
                                                          I love this attachment!

                                                   I hemmed a rectangle of burlap.
Used my ruffler for gathering. It takes the stress out of breaking the threads halfway down your long piece of ruffle. And...

                                                           Voila! A new table runner!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Baby Lock Training in Fullerton, CA

So.... This past Tuesday we headed to a Baby Lock training down in Fullerton, CA. We actually have some cousins who live nearby, so we made it a fun, long weekend. By the time the training rolled around, we didn't really know what to expect from an 8 hour class.... but to our surprise it was awesome! The first half of the class was hands-on training on the Baby Lock Evolution serger. Oh my goodness, that machine is amazing! It's actually 2 machines in one... a serger and a cover stitch. After playing with it a bit, we realized that you can actually serge with such ease!!! And the best part.................. it has an air threading system! Now that's what I call a serger! Come in, take a look, and have some fun playing with the Baby Lock Evolution serger!!

The pictures above are just a few from the training. The first one is the Baby Lock Evolution, the second one is how they set us all up in the warehouse for this class, the third is down an isle of the Tacony warehouse (which is where we receive Baby Locks from), and the fourth one is my daughter Chelsey and I.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Mercury Glass


Chelsey, my sister, mom and I just love creating.
We tried our hand at making mercury glass.
So much to create we need more time.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Free Motion Quilting

Rana taught us some great tips, techniques and tricks.
It takes practice to become more comfortable but it is so much fun!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Couching Class

We played with tons of different trims.
It was great!

Your only limitation is you!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Felty Flowery Scarf!

Chelsey (works at our store) made the cute scarf from felt.
You can too!


          Cut a bunch of flower shapes from felt.

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Hand sew them together and scrunch them tightly while doing that.

                                                   Sew them onto a four inch strip of felt.






Sunday, January 22, 2012

New classes listed!

Class Schedule

Basic Sewing Machine $15.00

What makes this thing tick?

How can I understand tension?

What kind of maintenance should I be doing?

Why does my machine always jam?

Let’s explore the answers to all of these questions.

It’s important to be comfortable with your machine and understand its functions.

You will soon discover that it is really your friend not your frustration.

Saturday February 11th 10am-12pm


Tuesday March 13th 1pm-3pm


Saturday April 21st 10am-12pm

Beginning Serger $20.00

The most important thing about a serger is understanding how to thread it. That is also the most intimidating thing.

Together we will work on helping you become very comfortable and familiar with the threading.

We will also explore the basics,

Starting and stopping a seam

Corners inside and outside


Tuesday February 14th 1pm-3pm


Saturday March 10th 10am-12pm


Tuesday April 10th 1pm-3pm

Freemotion Quilting $20.00

Learn to freemotion quilt any size project on your regular sewing machine.

Your only limitation to your creativity is you.

We will direct you to handy tools.

You will learn to become more comfortable so that you can do it yourself and not send your quilts out to be quilted.

Friday February 17th 10am-12pm


Friday March 9th 10am-12pm


Friday April 27th 10am-12pm

Foot of the Month $5.00

February Coucing Tuesday February 21st 1pm-3pm

March Ruffler Saturday March 24th 10am-12pm

April Pintuck Tuesday April 24th 1pm-3pm

Each month we will feature an accessory.

We will teach you its use and if you purchase it on the day of the class you will receive a 25% discount on the featured item.

*Classes need to be paid for in advance

*Machines must be in good working condition

*If you do not have a good working machine you can use ours. (advance reservations required)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Happy New Year!

It has been so beautiful here in central California!
It is hard to believe it is January!

Your Christmas tree and your vacuum are not friends.
We see many vacuums in for repair this time of year.
Many of the needed repairs are due to vacuuming up the needles of the tree.
Remember to check to see if your vacuum has gotten clogged with pine needles so it does not overheat and quit all together.
We repair all makes and models of machines so if you need expert help we are avaliable.