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Monday, July 26, 2010

Stock up!

I got an e-mail this morning that all SEWING NOTIONS are 50% off at Joann (in store only) this week. Our Joann just opened in the past year and they are great about sending you 25 coupons every week, but this was the first I've seen of a 50% off notions sale! Needless to say I loaded up the kids and headed to Joann! There weren't signs up on the Sulky/Heat N Bond aisle, so I did a price check to be sure these were all 1/2 off. Even lint brushes were on sale! Of course I got home and realized I have 6 rolls of the Sulky Cutaway Plus (medium cutaway). I used to use it all the time, but since I started getting the commercial stuff from, I mostly just use Sulky for my samples when I am not using a t-shirt. It is a nice white background for my applique sample pics. I'm also not using the Spray Adhesive nearly as much as I used to now that I use Heat N Bond Lite, but I do use a spray to stick my cutaway to the underside on my shirt. I also got some embroidery needles since I'm supposed to change them every so many hours of sewing time! Steve @ says that Schmetz is the best! Anyway, I am stocked up FOR A WHILE!! I think I now have 4 rolls of HNBL too!
Last night I posed the question on Facebook what to do with the jumbo spools of embroidery thread...

I looked at Joann today and saw a plastic cone organizer that is made for these jumbo cones (I THINK!!). I didn't have a coupon - it wasn't on sale - so I may go back and get it. I couldn't find a picture of it online to post either (they had the mini cone organizer but not the big one). Thread is taking over my sewing room! I saw lots of great suggestions but since I'm in my dining room, I can't exactly install a big peg board on the wall! 

Applique Cafe anniversary sale day 1 has been GREAT! We have not had a good sale in a while so I think people are stocking up! I have 2 more samples to do today and we'll get those 3 listed ASAP. We have LOTS more new designs to add this week and next!

*I use the spray adhesive only to make my medium cutaway stabilizer stick to my shirt so that I can hoop it! I do not use it in addition to the HNBL on my fabric (I used too, but on thicker nicer fabrics if you iron it well and put HNBL on it, it will lay flat and stay in place for the tackdown stitch).

1 comment:

Sue said...

Do you use the spray adhesive and the Heat & Bond? I've never used the spray adhesive but your designs look GREAT!