Classes For 2017

1 Dec

Hi Everyone

We have already been asked what classes we shall be having next year, so here is a list of what we are hoping to have

Bag Class x 3  this means we are hoping to have a bag class every 3-4 months

English Paper Piecing Class  I can hear the groans from here, ‘we can do this already so why a class’ well this class is different, you will not only learn the basics of English Paper Piecing using the ever popular hexagons, but we shall also incorporate 1/2 Hexagons & also the Lucy Boston style paper piecing too, for good measure we shall also cover some ideas on colour selection too

Tuffett Class, these projects are very popular in USA so we have sourced all the hardware you require for this class including custom turned legs for your tuffett, this class will be over 2 days & I can guarantee great fun! More details to come

Kaleidoscope Class, this class will be great using the lovely oriental fabrics we have on order & also for learning this very popular technique

The Redwork Class we held last year was amazing, so this year we shall be incorporating Redwork into a quilt

Crazy Patchwork always popular & a great way to learn this very old technique you will not only learn to stitch this block but also ways to embellish it too

Assorted Stars Class how many times are we put off making a quilt top because it has those wretched stars in it, this class is the answer to allay your fears, this will be held over 3 months with just 2 hourly lessons, where you will learn how to pick the straight of grain of your fabric along with hints for bias edges plus lots more, the finished product will be a table runner using the various techniques you have learned

The Baltimore & All Things Applique Class will return this year too, always popular & there will also be other classes slotted in at various times too including a Christmas project & Applique project too

Keep all these classes in mind, it is hoped there will be class samples on display at the Stonestead Outdoor Qulit Festival on 12th February 2017
Challenge Packs are now available at Sawmillers

Before we close we want you see how very popular the Aurifil thread is here at Sawmillers, it seems not only do our customers love it but also Scamp the latest Official Greeter !!!!

And finally we wish you all a wonderful Christmas and New Year & look forward to seeing you in 2017, our holiday hours are on the front page of the website along with the Tea House hours too

Christmas Wallhanging Class & New Stock

6 Nov

Hi Everyone,

Here is Karen looking so proud of her achievement, finishing the wallhanging yesterday at our class, almost everyone completed the project, all they have to do now is back it, quilt it & add the lights, great little project & lovely class to teach
Well Done, everyone, can’t wait for next weeks class now

Just arrived, more Sewline Glue Pens, Glue Refills and because we are expanding our range of Sewline products we are adding Air Erasable Fabric Pens, these will mark your fabric but will disappear with 2 – 10 days, great for quilting lines etc. and also we have the Sewline Stain Maid, using a blend of natural ingredients it has a proven ability to dissolve & lift oil based stains, grease, ink, coffee, pencil and some foods, so you can still drink your tea and coffee and not worry if you have an accident on the project you are working on
Come in and have a look
Have a great weekend

The Quilt Is Found!!

22 Oct

Hi Everyone
Just a quick email to say thank you to everyone who have been such a help trying to track down the Car Quilt, we now know where it is!! and it will be back here in it’s home in mid November all ready to display at our quilt festival on 12th February 2017

Thanks again

HELP!! Help us find our Car Quilt

21 Oct

Hi Everyone

We are hoping that social media, word of mouth etc. will be able to help us, we have ‘lost’ our much loved Car Quilt, it was donated to us by the makers, one of whom has passed away very suddenly, with the proviso that we should loan it to any Guilds, Groups etc to promote their exhibitions
It was loaned out about 2 months ago and unfortunately hasn’t been returned, we are sure there is a perfectly good explanation, but if anyone has seen it on display somewhere or knows where it may be, could you let us know please, we would be grateful

New Stock Arrived

19 Oct
Hi Everyone
There is so much to tell you this week that I split the emails and shall send another out on Friday so don’t forget to open it

Anyway, here is the latest stock to arrive
This is the greatest conditioner for your thread, ideal if you are hand sewing or piecing, highly recommended

We almost ran out of this a few days ago, but now we have a new order arrived in all scents, still at the same price & still a great product, I wouldn’t make anything without using this, gives a great finish to your piecing and also your finished project
These are also back in stock in 10 piece packs, not just the usual size but also the new mini clips, great for binding, go through to YouTube to see how they work
Apart from these pictured products we also have the Frixion pens back in stock in Blue & Red, as well as the Add a Quarter Rulers which are great for foundation and Crazy Patch projects
Have a great weekend, don’t forget Sawmillers only is closed on Labour Day!


Free Christmas Class at Sawmillers

7 Oct

Hi Everyone
So most of us love anything Christmas, we at Sawmillers are holding a Christmas Wallhanging Class, and instead of just using a panel surrounded by blocks and borders, ours will have Easy Attic Windows, so gives the illusion that you are looking through the window at a Christmas Tree!!

Apologies for the poor photographic reproduction but suffice it to say it looks stunning, it can be embellished with the accessories we have here at Sawmillers but can also have little lights attached to it too, and you will learn all about this in the class

THIS IS A FREE CLASS BUT THE KIT FOR THIS PROJECT MUST BE PURCHASED FROM Sawmillers Quiltery and is only $89.99, The panel is pre cut for you, so you only have the ‘windows’ and border to cut out and we should get this almost finished in the 1 day class
Unfortunately there are limited numbers of panels so registrations will be on a first come first serve basis with a 50% Deposit to hold your place
Date: Saturday 5th November 10.00am – 4.00pm Continuous Morning & Afternoon Tea provided and Devonshire Tea  for lunch will be available for $7.00

NEW: French General is at Sawmillers

23 Sep

Hi Everyone
Sue & I had a great weekend at the Wairarapa Quilters Exhibition held last weekend, and despite the frightful weather and being unable to unpack the stock easily we soon got setup and were looked after very well by all the volunteers, great job everyone

The new French General which we debuted at the exhibition was very warmly received and now it is back in Sawmillers and on display, I have put the pictures of it here, they really don’t do it justice and I couldn’t decide which one to use, so used all the pictures I had, the latest colour is a beautiful melon/coral, I can here you saying ‘whaaat’ but it goes so well with the beautiful FG Red and I have been told it’s the best range, ever!

Come in and see for yourself, we have lots of metreage in the entire range and don’t forget we at Sawmillers got it first!

Have a great weekend

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