Workshop - In the Hoop - Native Australian Flowers

Today we held an excellent In the Hoop Workshop, creating this beautiful Native Australian Flowers embroidered cushion cover.

This workshop was super fun and such a learning curve not only for myself but for all of the ladies who attended, there is always hints and tips to learn on our machines and new techniques to try out.

To construct this piece we hooped up three separate panels which then join together to construct the overall design.

This was a fun, involved project and it was great to work on it together while also having a chat and a cup of coffee.

Thank you to all of the ladies who attended, we hope to see you all at our next workshop on Tuesday 24th September - We will be creating two different zip up pouches!

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Spotlight On....... Bernina Q20

Dream Big, Quilt Big

“A long history of innovation blended with a wealth of quilting expertise is brought together in a machine that will meet the needs of discerning quilters everywhere. From the very first stitch, you will appreciate the thought behind every detail.”

This impressive machine features:

  • 20“ throat space for big quilt projects

  • Unique digital thread tension adjustment

  • Easy threading

  • Independent bobbin winder

  • Quilting without foot control

  • Stitch Regulation for perfect stitches

Hand-guided quilting made easy

  • Precise stitches no matter which speed

  • Three different modes for full flexibility

  • Simple customization via touch screen

Thanks to the integrated BERNINA Longarm Stitch Regulator you achieve perfect stitches at equal-length no matter which speed. A manual mode with no stitch regulation is also available.

Unique user interface

  • Simple-to-navigate touch screen

  • Individual settings for full comfort

  • Built-in tutorials offer full assistance

The user interface includes useful functions, such as five user profiles, a stitch counter, and built-in tutorials regarding maintenance.

Quilting without the foot control

  • Fatigue-free quilting whenever you like

  • Enjoy full comfort and relax your foot

  • Perfect for creating large projects

The KickStart function allows you to quilt continuously without having to hold down the foot control. The KickStart function can be easily activated or deactivated via touch screen.

Fast threading and winding

  • Threading becomes a child's play

  • Enjoy comfort all the way

  • Wind your own bobbin in no time

The well-positioned spool holders and forward threading path are easy to reach and simple to follow. The on-board bobbin winder makes it convenient to wind your own bobbins.

Unique thread tension control

  • Adjust thread tension digitally

  • Presser foot tension release for threading ease

  • No external tension assembly required

The exclusive tension system features numeric tension settings making it very easy to use a wide range of thread types with success, no external tension assembly required.

Beautiful stitches every time

  • Achieve precise stitching results

  • Stitches are always consistent

  • Perfection is the new standard

With high-speed precision stitching up to 2.200 stitches per minute, you will complete more quilts quicker than ever.

Working with bright lights

  • Naturally illuminated working area

  • Sufficient lighting even in darker rooms

  • Perfect illumination of the quilting area

50 bright LED lights along the throat space of the machine and above the needle illuminate the quilt for enhanced visibility.

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Bestway Charity Collection 2019

Last week we were lucky enough to meet Pam O’ Garr from the Rotary club of Como, when she came in to have her sewing machine fixed. I learned that Pam uses her machine to sew items for disabled children attending the Carson Street School.

Carson Street School is the state’s only Education Support Primary School, and it educates students whose needs are such that they are not presently being integrated into the regular school system. All require extensive therapy and educational services. Students have a wide variety of medical conditions which are handled sensitively by the nursing staff.

The members of the Rotary club of Como meet at the school at regular intervals to sew items the children need, i.e. feeding aprons, bandanas, swimming bags and all the things which are costly for the parents, many of whom are struggling with the expense of having one or more children in the school.

They also hold craft stalls, the next one will be on 21st December this year, selling a whole range of items to raise money for the school and the children.

Pam and all of the other people helping this amazing school are connected in some way to the Rotary Club of Como and are all volunteers.

So we figured that our extremely talented customers might like to help out and sew some amazing items to sell at the next craft stall, we will act as a collection point for any items you’d like to drop off. I will be posting a list soon with all the things they are currently making for the craft stall but basically any item that can be sold is a welcome donation to the cause.

I look forward to seeing you all soon, and I hope you can support us here at Bestway to make a contribution to these children’s lives.

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Workshop - Brother Scan N Cut - Boxes with Pam

Yesterday we had the pleasure of hosting a Brother Scan N Cut class with Pam. We had a great time creating beautiful gift boxes and tags and we all learnt a lot about our machines including how to calibrate them and how to use metallic gel pens for a beautiful finish.

We learnt lots of handy tips and tricks and got inspired to create some gifts for our friends and family, thanks so much Pam, we can’t wait for the next class!

I hope everyone can join us for our next Workshop, which will be In the hoop on the 3rd of September.

Workshop - In the Hoop - Boxy Zipped Bag

This morning we held an In the hoop workshop with Lorna, we created this beautiful Boxy zipped bag, which would make a beautiful gift. This project was done entirely in a 260 x 200 hoop except for finishing the boxy corners.

This is a quick, easy project for using up jelly rolls, you could even coat the lining using Odicoat which would make a perfect wash bag or makeup bag.

You could easily use one piece of fabric to wrap around from the front to the back if you wanted to us a panel for example, there’s so many different things you could do with this cute design.

We hope to see you all at our next workshop which is taking place on Wednesday 14th August which will be a Brother Scan N Cut class with Pam, we will be creating decorative boxes and much more.

Workshop - The Yarn Couched Pouch

Yesterday we were excited to have Cath Quinlan from Blessington, in store for a workshop suitable for Designer EPIC, Epic 980Q, DD Series, DR series, & Sapphire 960Q machines. We were able to play with some of the Husqvarna exclusive patented stitch techniques including decorative Yarn Embellishment Stitches. We also had a chance to try out the Yarn Embellishment Foot, Three Hole Yarn Foot, Narrow Zipper Foot and the interchangeable walking foot.

Not only did Cath show us how to use these accessories, but she also showed us how to best utilise some of the features of our machines, many of us learned tips, tricks and techniques that we can use in future projects.

We pieced together this beautiful pouch using strips of fabric, we then had a chance to get really creative with our yarn and various decorative accessories to create a truly unique project.

We hope to see you all at our next workshop which is taking place on Tuesday 6th August which will be an In the Hoop design with Lorna, we will be creating a fun Boxy Zipped Bag.

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