January 2019 Sew Fun

by Cathy Ellsaesser, posted on

Happy New Year! We’re so happy to be starting a new year with such a great Sew Fun sessions lined up. We start the year off with a bang, as usual, and here’s a sneak peak at January Sew Fun.

Bargello Quilts

January Sew Fun project book, Bargello Quilts

Create the mesmerizing optical illusion of graceful movement, waves, and curves with straight seams and rectangular pieces. Although Bargello quilt making looks complex and difficult, any beginner quilter who can sew a straight seam can master the necessary skills. Use pre-cut jelly rolls, and quickly complete a a quilt top with confidence.  Author Karin Hellaby’s clear, how-to instructions shows how to work with both solid and printed fabrics. Learn how to vary your color palette from monochromatic to riotously colorful. Explore the impact of offset seams for gentle curves and matched seams for dramatic arcs and turns in the pattern. This technique is addictive, with lovely patterns that include pillows, a quilt bag, wall hangings, table toppers, and lap quilts.

Look at some of the variations found in this lovely book.

sample bargello quilt for January Sew Fun sample bargello quilt for January Sew Fun sample bargello quilt for January Sew Fun

Running With Scissors

Cover of pattern "running with scissors" for January Sew FunYou’ll love this handy zip-up Tool Case to store and carry a variety of tools, from rotary cutters and scissors to markers, turning tools, small rulers, and more. Customize a variety of easy-to-access pockets in vinyl, mesh, and quilted fabric to fit the tools you use and love.

Designed in collaboration with popular fabric designer, Tula Pink, the Tool Case  holds Tula’s hardware collection. Of cousre, it can also be customized to fit rotary cutters, rulers, and tools from most manufacturers.

The Tool Case measures 9-1/2″H x 12-1/2″W x 1-1/2″D when closed and opens to 12-1/2″H x 20-1/2″W.

Photo of back of tote "running with scissors" for January Sew FunPhoto of inside of tote "running with scissors" for January Sew Fun

But wait, there’s more!

There is an Add-on Video™ available for this pattern. The Add-on Video™ supports specific parts of the pattern and helps you learn the best techniques. It doesn’t replace the pattern — it will enhance your sewing experience.
When you buy the pattern, you will get a coupon for the value of the Add-on Video™ included in the package.

January Sew Fun Dates

To see what else we have in store for you this month, be sure to attend one of our January Sew Fun sessions.

With multiple sessions at day at each of our locations, how can you miss it? We hope you can join us at one of these times:

Aurora: Tuesday, January 15, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m or 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Littleton: Wednesday, January 16, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m or 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Arvada: Thursday, January 17, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m or 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Colorado Springs: Friday, January 18, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. or 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Come join the fun and eat some chocolate. We hope you are joining the UFO Challenge and will bring a Object Finished Up” for “show and tell.”



Cathy Ellsaesser

Sorry, but there is no on-line link, you must come into one of our stores to register. Sew Fun member Benefits include:
• Monthly Seminars ($10 each without membership).
• 20% Off Sewing Accessories at ALL Rocky Mountain Sewing Centers
• Receive One Gift at Each Seminar – Value Approximately $50 annually
• Discounts at Local Fabric Stores & Quilt Shops with your Membership Card
Cost is $59 annually

Our store locations are:
7330 W.88th Ave. Unit J
Arvada, CO 80021

15400 E. Smoky Hill Rd.
Aurora, CO 80015

5611 N. Academy Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

8601 W. Cross Dr. #P-1
Littleton, CO 80123