Important changes to our current policy!
After careful consideration and after reading the Stay at Home order issued by the Tri-County Health Department, and the Governor's amendment to those orders, we have decided to reopen our repair department on a very limited basis. We are going to institute a no-contact curbside delivery and pick up service for all of our repairs, both incoming and outgoing. We also will pick up any repair directly from your home, and return any completed repairs and leave them on your porch if you don't want to bring them to the stores. During this time we will have two technicians in our Littleton store, and two in the Thornton location. The Centennial store will remain closed until further notice as we don't have a repair center in this location. However, for you Centennial store customers, we will pick up and deliver any repair directly to your home. Due to heightened restrictions our front doors will remain locked, therefore when you arrive at the stores please call the relevant number and we will come out and pick up your machine curb side.
Littleton 720 440 9654
Thornton 303 317 2004
We also are continuing our delivery service for new sewing machine or vacuum purchases. We will have your new purchase to your door step within 24 hours after purchase.
At this time our notion delivery will be via USPS only, due to staffing complications.
We promise to keep you updated as our policy changes.
Going Above & Beyond for you!
Patrick and Kate
The Perfect 1/4" Seam
The perfect ¼” seam is often an elusive and difficult thing to obtain. Thank goodness the sewing machine manufacturers have recognized this and developed several easy and convenient ways to achieve this tenuous objective. Each machine is going to have its own features and different ways to achieve a true ¼” seam, and we are going to cover these from the most basic way on your mechanical machines to adjusting your machine electronically if you have the technology to do that.
If you only have a mechanical machine, you only have one way to get that perfect seam allowance. The easiest way is to find your local sewing machine store and purchase a ¼” foot that fits your specific machine. This foot will allow you to put your machine in center needle position and run your fabric along the edge of your foot to ensure that you have the proper spacing from the edge of your quilt. In order to make sure you purchase the correct type of ¼” foot, you will need to know the type of shank your particular machine uses. The shank types vary from low shank machines (the most common), high shank machines, and slant needle machines. If you simply bring in one of your current feet, your local sewing machine expert should be able to steer you in the right direction.
For those of you with electronic machines there are multiple ways to achieve your perfect seam allowance. All electronic machines have the ¼” foot available, in fact they also have a ¼’ foot that also has a guide attached to it, which really makes it easy to control your fabric. Electronic machines also have a factory setting in them that will electronically move your needle position to the right just enough so you can use your regular sewing foot and run your fabric right along the edge of your standard sewing foot and no additional feet are necessary. There is normally a quilting menu on your machine designated with a letter “P” for patchwork, or “Q” for quilting. If you see these symbols, you know that these stitches are specifically designed for your quilting pleasure.