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Row by Row, Here we Go!

Row by Row 2017 is officially On The Go at Pine Ridge. We want to thank everyone that came out today to see the unveiling of Laura's and Chloe's rows.

The only thing that remains un-official at this point, is which photo turned out the best?

The Rows

 

Stop by Pine Ridge anytime from now until September to get your 2017 On the Go Row, and don't forget that new this year is Row by Row Junior which is a great way to get the children in your life started with sewing.

More information on the Row By Row website here. [ rowbyrowexperience.com ]

Row by Row Junior information here. [ rowbyrowstudio.com ]

It's OK to be Fussy

Sometimes you just have to laugh at yourself. In preparing for the Pine Ridge Oh Canada Wallhanging, I'd made a point of choosing a fabric with a tight design so the pattern would be clearly visible on the smaller pieces. Simple right? But last night, after quickly cutting the first piece, I took one look at it and...


- wait for it -
 

Ta Da! No Dots!

Laughed out loud, traced it again, got a little fussy this time, and... way better.

It's OK to be Fussy (sometimes).

 

Row by Row - On the Go!

"Row by Row On The Go! is 2017's theme and we'll be participating here at Pine Ridge Knit & Sew. We're super excited about Row by Row Experience's brand new program, Row by Row Junior, too!  It's designed for kids ages 6 to 14.  They travel along with an adult.  They collect free row patterns designed just for them to make and they can learn to sew at home with family help and support from www.rowbyrowexperience.com.

Row by Row Junior follows the same rules and time schedule as adult Row by Row Experience, June 21 through Labor Day.  Kids need to be in the shop to get the free pattern handout, but anyone can buy a kit.  Grandmothers and travelling family can bring them home as gifts or souvenirs.

Row by Row Junior designed the five different row patterns so you can be sure they are kid-friendly.  Make it an adventure traveling to collect all five and seeing how different shops make up their row. 

The Pine Ridge Knit & Sew Row is "High Tops". Our sample was done by 10 year old Chloe Workman that we'll have on display at our Kick-Off event on June 21st at 10:00 AM.

Also note that the City of Quinte West is graciously donating a commemorative "City of Quinte" pin for every Row by Row kit that Pine Ridge creates. We want to send a great big THANK YOU to the city for continuing to support Quinte's Favourite Sewing Centre.

We'll be awarding "I Made This!" ribbons to the first five kids who return with something made using a Row by Row Junior pattern.  Any sewing effort will be celebrated, not just quilting.  Find Row by Row Junior's free online activities, kids' journal pages, support for learning to sew at home, and more at www.rowbyrowexperience.com this summer.

"We want our kids to learn how to sew and carry on this craft that's so dear to us," explains Janet Lutz, Row by Row's founder. "Travelling to new places, collecting something just for them, visiting Grandma, summer vacation... this is all part of the wonder and excitement of Row by Row Experience.  Please join us."

Fandango Quilt Kit by Tula Pink

Twenty fabric collections later, Tula Pink shares with you the story of Slow & Steady. A story about following your heart and building your passion to perfection. A story about the magical thing that drives all of us, with blind faith to continue, to earn our place every time -- to build to our creativity, slow and steady, one foot in front of the other.

You can find her story in the modern and bright colours of this Fandango quilt featuring FreeSpirit Slow & Steady fabrics.

Inspired by the provocative Spanish dance, Fandango whirls around the well-loved fable about the tortouise and the hare. Here you find a race day vision of colourful ladies in fanciful hats escorted by dapper gentlemen, fanning themselves in the sultry heat.

This fabulous take on a traditional fan block, creates motion with colours circling, moving and dancing, slowly toward the finish, one stitch at a time.

Stop by Pine Ridge to pickup your quilt today, or buy Tula's quilt kit online here. To read more about Tula's story, visit www.freespiritfabrics.com.

Snow Day Sew Day!

New pattern, new quilt. Got iced in in Wooler today. Made a quilt.

I heard stories about how easy the yellow brick road pattern was. But didn't believe it for myself until our latest ice storm here in Wooler.

Only needed 6 phat quarters worth of fabric, but I went scraptastic and pieced myself this laptop in an afternoon.

Still needs borders, but...

  • Strip pieced
  • Rotary cut
  • Offset seams so minimal seam nesting / matching
  • Beginner friendly
  • Laura giggled while making this one
  • "Super fun" and "busted a bunch of my scraps"
  • Pattern available at Pine Ridge
  • Kits available soon

Quarter inch seam on my Husqvarna Viking Designer EPIC makes it even easier.

 

Flannel Quilt

Jude just finished this stunning quilt for her nephew, Brett! Lucky boy.

 

Ruby Tuesday

It didn't take long for Tony to figure out that we needed to have a Ruby Tuesday. Laura was driving a Ruby deLuxe, Ilse was driving a Ruby deLuxe, Christina on a Ruby deLuxe, Marni just picked up the Ruby Royale, Ruth on a Ruby Royale - it was pretty obvious that the Ruby was the staff and volunteer favourite.

It was going to be be great, we would have had it on a Tuesday, written the invites on Rails, we would've served Reuben's, you get the idea....

On November 22 , Fourteen Ruby DeLuxe's showed up at our door.

14!

I didn't get a sandwich, but I'm calling it anyways - the official Pine Ridge Ruby Tuesday.

Brenda's upgrading, Bonita's upgrading, Lisa's upgrading, Ilse's picking up another one. This is the upgrade event of the season. So what does that mean for you? That means we've got already loved machines on sale just in time for BLACK FRIDAY.

We've got a used Topaz, Sapphire, Jade, and a whole bunch of fully refurbished Ruby DeLuxe's ready for you to take home today.

Tony finally got his Ruby Tuesday.

Not ready to commit to embroidery? No problem, take home a Ruby D without the embroidery unit for almost HALF OFF! add the embroidery unit later. Even without embroidery, these are top of the line sewing machines. Did I mention the Ruby sews sideways? Literally sews sideways!

Exclusive Sensor System™, DeLuxe Stitch System™, Automatic Thread Cutter, Sew without the Foot, Design Positioning, Embroidery Resize, Sewing Advisor, Smart Save, 360 x 200 Hoop, Legendary Husqvarna Feet. «Official Husqvarna Product Page»

Great machines, great prices, these aren't going to last. It's Crazy Tony's Ruby Tuesday SALE down at Pine Ridge. You gotta get in here and sew!!

 

T-shirt memory quilt

Laura's brewing up an exciting class for the new year, a T-shirt memory quilt. Think sport teams, vacation locations, etc.

For the Pine Ridge sample, t-shirts from Quinte West! A huge thanks to Yvonne King at Quinte West for the t-shirt donation :)

 

Sew Spooky!

This runner from the Art to Heart Table Please book was frighteningly easy (with help from WonderClips).

We’ve adapted it into a placemat for a beginner appliqué class on Friday October 14, 10-3pm!

Learn the basics of applique with this quick and speedy Hallowe’en placemat. Full of tips and TRICKS for beginners but also a TREAT for intermediate quilters.

 

Christmas Fabric --SALE--

That's right, Christmas fabric on sale BEFORE Christmas. What will those little Elves down at Pine Ridge think of next?

Plenty of time left to whip up a new table runner for the season, or stockings, decorations, etc. Check out a Christmas Serging class here.

For the entire month of October, take 20% off all Christmas Fabric, and don't forget that Pine Ridge customers always get upto an additional 10% in Loyalty Bonus. It really does pay to shop here!

 

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