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September 2017 Newsletter

Hi Everyone,

 

My last newsletter was back in February so it's about time I sent out another one. I have now retired from my main job so I can concentrate more on Stitchworks. It is a full time job keeping the website up to date.

 

Since my last newsletter we have 6 new Glide thread colours. We now have some new colour charts available although 5 minutes after getting them they were out of date. The colours not on the colour charts are Brownie, Cool Grey 9, Airforce Blue, Admiral and Magenta.

 

We have put these on our Facebook page as well as the website.

 

Have a look on the website.   www.stitchworks.co.nz

 

Don’t forget if you buy $100.00 of thread at one time we will give you a 10% discount.

 

The discount is now available online and ongoing – just use the coupon SWAUG10 at the checkout.

 

This includes pre-wound bobbins so if you buy a combination of thread adding to over $100.00 you get a 10% discount.

 

We have prewound bobbins in M and L that you can buy singularly.

Mega (M) comes in cream, black, white, Navy and Lt Tan. These are $1.30 each or 12 for $10.00

Little (L) come in Navy, Black, Lt Tan, Lt Grey, White and cream. These are 90c each or 10 for $8.00.

We also have single drop in bobbins. These are prewound on a plastic bobbin. They fit my Janome machine. These are Black or White and are $1.00 each or 10 for $9.00

 

These single bobbins are not on our website.

 

 

 

 

Sale

 

 

We are taking 25% off the price of all of our fabric on the bolt for the month of October.

 

We have about 150 Wide Backing Fabrics available.

 

You can buy online or make a phone order.

 

There has been interest shown in my pressure sensitive rotary cutter and I have sourced some for the “shop”. If they prove to be popular we will get some more. They are Omnigrid made in Japan and take the 45mm Olfa blades. The safety cover moves away from the blade as you press to cut and then back in place when you release the pressure. No remembering to click back the cover each time. Have a look on the website www.stitchworks.co.nz

 

Dave and I are taking a break from 6th to the 24th November so if you need anything please get your orders in before then otherwise they will not be sent out until after we get back.

 

 

 

Thank you all so much

 

Dot and Dave

 

 

www.stitchworks.co.nz

 

Phone 07 896 8707, 0800 784 582 and 027 6880033

 

 

Emails: dotgalloway@xtra.co.nz  or dot@stitchworks.co.nz

 

 

September 2016 Newsletter

Hi Everyone,

 

Spring is sprung , the grass is riz, I wonder where the boidies is…

We have heaps in our back yard and it’s great to hear them all. I have a wonderful display of daffodils this year as well. It doesn’t look like I’ve massacred the garden when I pick a vase full.

 

Time to come out of hibernation and get the creative juices flowing.

 

New Wide Backing Fabrics here at Stitchworks

 

Traditional - 50052C Colour - Airforce Blue

Traditional - 50052B Colour - French Vanilla

Essential - 50055A Colour -Yellow

 

 

 

 

Modern Leaf – 50056A Colour - Royal/Navy

 

 

All 100% cotton and 2.7m wide.

 

We have 150 backing fabrics in stock for you to choose from. They range from $24.50 to $35.00/metre. All 100% cotton and 2.7m wide.  There is a small range of Quilters Muslin available as well. The width varies so check the online site. We also have  range of flannel wide backing.

 

Have a look at our website www.stitchworks.co.nz for Glide thread –  we have thirty new colours in the polyester range. There are “Glow in the Dark” threads – good for Halloween projects. They come in white and four pastels, green, pink, blue and yellow. We hold limited stock but can order more if required.

 

Don’t forget if you buy $100.00 of thread at one time we will give you a 10% discount.

 

The discount is now available online – just use the coupon SWAUG10

 

 

Stitchworks will be a merchant at the Taupo Quiltmakers Exhibition Friday 30th Sept to Sunday 2nd Oct. The venue is Taupo Nui a Tia School on Spa Road. Hours are from 10am to 4pm daily.

See you there.

 

Thank you and Happy Stitching,

Dot and Dave

 

www.stitchworks.co.nz

 

Phone 07 896 8707 and 0800 784 582

Emails: dotgalloway@xtra.co.nz  or dot@stitchworks.co.nz

 

 

 

 

 

 

August Newsletter 2016

 

 

Hi Everyone,

 

Well today they are warning us that it might snow in Taumarunui. Not yet, but it’s really cold today and wet.

 

I’ve come out of my workroom “shed” to let you know that we have 3 new fabrics.

 

Bubbles – yellow     

See website for picture

 

Spirals – Multi/Black

See website for picture

 

Spirals Multi/White  

See website for picture

 

All 100% cotton and 2.7m wide.

Have a look at our website www.stitchworks.co.nz for Glide thread – polyester and 100% cotton, Stencils, Marking Systems, Notions and backing fabric.

 

We have 150 backing fabrics in stock for you to choose from. They range from $24.50 to $35.00/metre. All 100% cotton and 2.7m wide.  There is a small range of Quilters Muslin available as well. The width varies so check the online site.

 

If there is anything that you would like us to stock could you please advise by email. If there is enough interest in a product we will look at adding it to our range.

 

There has been a request so far for hand quilting thread.

 

Our Glide polyester range can be used for machine embroidery. It has a lovely sheen and there are about 230 colours. I would imagine that it would be great for thread painting as there is a great range of shades. I have not had any experience of this though.

 

Don’t forget if you buy $100.00 of thread at one time we will give you a 10% discount.

 

My next challenge is to get this added electronically to the site for the ladies that pay with PayPal so that the discount becomes automatic. In the meantime if you are thinking of buying this amount of thread ring us first before ordering and we can organise the discount for you.

 

 

Stitchworks will be a merchant at the Taupo Quiltmakers Exhibition starting 30th of September. It is usually held at the Taupo Nui a Tia School on Spa Road. I will give you the full details in our September Newsletter. It runs for 3 days. Keep a look out for us there. We will have Glide Thread and some Backing Fabric, stencils and notions.

 

See you there.

 

Thank you and Happy Stitching,

Dot and Dave

 

www.stitchworks.co.nz

 

Phone 07 896 8707 and 0800 784 582

Emails: dotgalloway@xtra.co.nz  or dot@stitchworks.co.nz

 

 

 

 

 

July Newsletter 2016

 

Hi Everyone,

 

It’s been pretty cold lately and is a fabulous opportunity to get into the sewing room and sew.

 

 

 

Glide Thread

 

I made an error in the last Newsletter regarding the Harmony range . The Affinity range is polyester and comes in 900m and 2750m. The colours can be viewed on our website or colour charts are available. The Harmony thread is 100% cotton in variegated colours and comes in 460m or 2750m. We have the large cones but if anyone wants the smaller reels please advise us and we can get them for you. It would take about 2 weeks. I mistakenly said that the colours were the same as the Affinity range. Not so, the colours are different. I have not currently uploaded the photos showing the colours on the website but I will do so in the next week.

 

I am happy to answer any questions you might have. Just email me or ring 07 896 8707. For those out of town ring 0800 784 582. If I am not available Dave will endeavour to answer any queries.

 

There are 32 new colours for the Glide polyester rangedodot. I have uploaded them all to the website. Unfortunately the new colours are not on the colour charts yet. I will let you know when they become available.

 

If you buy $100.00 or more of thread in one transaction we will give you a 10% discount.

This can be made up with bobbins as well,

 

New Fabrics

 

Two new fabrics are now available. Essentials- yellow and Prism - dk grey/white

Find them on the website. www.stitchworks.co.nz

 

 

New Stencils

 

A large number available. See the website

New Notions

 

There are glass headed pins 1 7/8 in/100 for $13.50.  Glass headed leader pins. These are 1 7/8in/50 for $12.00. These pins are thicker and can be used for pinning quilts to the leaders of your quilting frame. They are strong enough to pin layers together or thick fabrics.

Size 2 straight basting pins are also available 1 1/2in/75 $12.00.

 

 

Short Ends

 

These are generally the end of the bolt and are sold as a complete piece.

See the website www.stitchworks.co.nz

 

Happy Quilting

Dot

 

 

June 2016 Newsletter

Hi Everyone

 

Its Winter and Stitchworks is offering 25% discount off all flannel wide backing

for the month of June.

Dave and I have now had Stitchworks for 5 months and we thought it may be time to send out a Newsletter.

Firstly, I wish to thank all of the clients that have continued to support us and Stitchworks.

I am going to try and put out a Newsletter each month to inform you of new products and also advise of products that we no longer have. This may be because the lines have been discontinued and are no longer available or they are products that there is no interest for.

All of the rulers and long arm templates are now supplied by Jenny Allen at Quiltique. It made sense for Jenny to supply these as she demonstrates them when selling the machines.

We have some templates available which can be viewed on our website. Once these have been sold we will not be replacing them.

We still have needles, bobbins etc for long arm and domestic machines. These can be seen on the website www.stitchworks.co.nz with all of the other notions and supplies,

Glide Thread

We are the only suppliers of Glide Threads in New Zealand. We have Glide Trilobal Polyester in 1000m and 5000m reels. There is an excellent colour range in our stock of 205. There is the Affinity range which is the 900m variegated polyester thread. The same range in the large reel is called Harmony. We have Glow in the Dark thread for a bit of fun and Metallics.  We have not forgotten the ladies who use cotton. Glide Cairo-quilt thread is the 100% cotton range. We have the 900m size reels. The larger reels are not stocked but we can get them. An order takes about 2 weeks to get to us.

We also have pre-wound bobbins in the Glide polyester range as well as the Cairo-quilt cotton range. We have L (little) bobbins for domestic machines and M (Mega) for the long arm machines. Not all colours are available in pre-wound bobbins. See the colour chart for guidance – available on the website.

Glide threads can be used for piecing, quilting and embroidery with fabulous results. Glide polyester has a lovely sheen that enhances any machine embroidery.

We also stock Tutti and Konfetti threads from Wonderfil and Alex Anderson thread from Superior threads. There are colour charts available

New Fabrics

There are 6 new fabrics on the website. Tone on Tone Flower - White, Scroll - Black and Gold, Moire- Green and Moire – Mid Grey, Sashiko – Tan/Navy and Traditional – Green

www.stitchworks.co.nz

New Stencils

Have a look at the website, there are lots to choose from.

New Notions

Small bright LED lamps $27.50 code SBPLEDL   www.stitchworks.co.nz

Short Ends

These are generally the end of the bolt and are sold as a complete piece.

See the website www.stitchworks.co.nz

 

Happy Quilting

Dot

 


15 March 2016

Hi Everyone.

I no longer stock

Apple Cores, Arc, Tri-Arc, heart and circle templates.

Jenny Allen from Quiltique will be the person to buy from now. I still have some fancy templates but once the stock I have has gone they will not be replaced.

 


 

8 March 2016

Hi Everyone

I am adding some new designed backing to our range. This will happen over time so keep an eye out.

So far In stock

Tone on Tone Flower - silver grey simple flowers on a white background. $29.50 /m

Ordered today a bolt each of

Scroll - a delicious gold scroll on black background

Moire - dk grey

Moire - green

Traditional -green overall floral

Sashiko - oriental sashiko type design - tan on navy

These should arrive by the end of the week and the price will be posted on line.

Enjoy

Dot


 MonoPoly Invisible Thread - We are now stocking this fantastic thread!MonoPoly Invisible Thread is made from polyester not nylon, it has a higher heat resistance and is iron safe. It is a strong thread with little stretch, is soft and pliable, and it wont discolour or go brittle over time. It comes in two colours – clear and smoke.

Longarm Centering Tape - This tape is great for measuring and centering your fabric, and for planning and positioning Pantograph Patterns. For increased accuracy when using the centering tape see our sliding markers below.

Centering Tape Sliding Markers - When used in conjunction with the Longarm Centering Tape, this 12 pack of adjustable markers can be used to help you maintain accurate measurements from the beginning to the end of every project.

Thread Colour Charts - We know that it’s hard to tell if a thread colour is right by how it looks on the website – everyone’s monitor is different and although we do our best to provide pictures with accurate colour, it can be difficult to portray them how they really are. We now have Thread Colour Charts available for you to purchase so you know exactly what the thread colours are like. This is a great option if you regularly purchase thread from us, or if you have a quilting service it means you can show customers the different thread colour options which are available for their quilt!

Longarm Supplies - We now have longarm machine supplies available for purchase through the website, including small and large Bobbins, T-Pins, basting pins and more.

Fabric - When ordering fabric on the website you now have the option of choosing part metres eg 1.6m, so you only have to purchase the amount you need! (Before you were only able to select whole metres).

Thread - We have also made selecting thread colours easier by adding a colour menu to select your choices from. Just look at the thread colour image for the colour/s you need, and then select the corresponding number from the menu. You can add as many of each thread colour as you like!

Search Option - You can now search for any product on the website using our new search option! Just type in the product code, colour or name of what you are looking for and hit Search!