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SEW for It

418B Moodie Drive, Ottawa, Canada



News and updates regarding quilting fabric and supplies, as well as Baby Lock and Husqvarna VIKING sewing machines and sergers


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Tuesday, June 21st, spend 3 hours with Emily Baker, of the HUSQVARNA VIKING® Education team, discovering the exciting new features of the DESIGNER |EPIC™ sewing and embroidery machine. Go home with a beautiful accessory bag. Cost: $25 for project supplies. Please see our web site for details.

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Thread loops on the bottom of the fabric. We still have people coming in to the store or calling about this. It seems that there is information on the internet that states the problem is with the bobbin thread and bobbin tension needs to be adjusted. DON'T DO THIS. 90% of the time, the trouble is with the TOP thread. To test this further, thread the machine with two different colours of thread (top and bobbin), in the same brand and type. That way, the colour of the loops is the problem thread. Please see our Tips and Hints page for more details, also for needle and cleaning information.

SEW for IT! Birthday Sale Saturday, April 16th Monday, April 18th Tuesday, April 19th 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It's been 24 Terrific Years! Fabrics Notions Sewing Machines and Sergers Sewing Furniture Savings of 20% to 60% off regular price!

Dear Friends, SEW for IT! opened on April 18, 1992. I'll never forget our first customer. She was a delightful lady, a grandmother from the Ottawa Valley and her project was a quilt for her granddaughter's wedding. During the past 24 years, we have had the opportunity to meet many wonderful people. Thank you for your support and patronage! You are very important to us! Recently we signed a new lease and we look forward to another 5 years at SEW for IT! Please drop by during our Birthday Sale. We hope that you will take advantage of the savings. Happy sewing and quilting! Ed and Betty

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We have three special events coming up. First is a project class to make a Jewelry Hanger. Second is also a project class for an "Illusionary Layers" placemat. Third is a "Notion Commotion and Trunk Show" These are being presented by Donna Housley. Please see our events page for session details. For more information, click on the images. Also, for more details, or to register, please call SEW for IT! at 613-820-2201.

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We keep getting calls on this, so here is a reminder of what to check if thread loops are seen on the bottom of the fabric when using a sewing machine. Usually, the problem is with the top thread. To verify this, re-thread the needle with the same kind of thread, in a different colour. The colour that is wrong has the problem. Please see our Tips and Hints page for more information.

Please note that SEW for IT! will be closed Good Friday, March 25, 2016. We will open as usual on Saturday and Easter Monday.

Dates for our March classes have been posted on our website. For details, please go to www;

I hope everyone is having a good Valentine's Day. Also, this is a reminder that SEW for IT! will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016 for the Family Day holiday.

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Well, the New Gutermann thread racks are complete. We now also have a selection of "metallic" threads as well as our Sulky and Robison-Anton "metallics." Next, new fabrics to add to put on the shelves.

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We have had a busy time with thread. Our thread supply is being replenished. The Sulky threads are complete. New Guutermann thread racks have arrived and the polyester thread rack is loaded. Now working on the display rack for the cotton sewing threads.