Newsletter 10/13/18


Fall Fabric Frenzy


225x250 free cute squirrel clip art 

The animals are doing it; you should stock up, too!

All Fall Fabric 30% OFF!

All Other Fabric 20% OFF!

(half-yard min. cut for sale price)

Sale goes through Saturday, October 27.

Baby Lock Solaris and Cabinet Special

We are sew in love with the new Solaris! It's here and it's even better than we expected! Solaris' built-in IQ Visionary™ projector actually shows your embroidery design directly on the fabric! Position embroidery designs and decorative stitches with just a touch of the wireless stylus. Resize, move or make other adjustments–all while seeing it happen in real time before you sew it out. Perfect placement is achieved every time. Plus, there are lots of reasons this machine is a quilter's dream!

For a limited time, purchase a Baby Lock Solaris and receive a Koala Artisan Embroidery Studio! A fantastic machine like the Solaris deserves a fantastic "home" to live in. You'll love the Koala's huge work surface, self-closing doors, and special storage for your embroidery module and thread. Check it out here. Only at ACC, when you purchase the Solaris, we will include many features not included in the base model. Come in for details. Don't have the room for an Artisan Embroidery Studio? Don't worry, we have other options and special offers. Don't forget, when you get a machine at Asheville Cotton Co., you get unlimited FREE Machine Mastery classes so that you can learn how to use your new machine to its fullest potential. Check out the Machine Mastery classes here.

Baby Lock Serger Specials

 

During the month of October, purchase a Baby Lock Imagine, Acclaim, Evolution or Triumph serger and get a FREE 2-Year Love of Knowledge Membership and special thread package! You'll love the online videos in the LOK Membership, PLUS, the two or three FREE classes that come with the purchase of a serger here at ACC.

We do have the new Acclaim serger here. It's pretty great! This overlock machine features the Wave Stitch and bright LED lighting. The Acclaim also has AUTOMATIC looper threading (threading with the touch of a button), AUTOMATIC tensions, and NEW automatic needle threading!

Introducing the Bernina 480


The all-new Bernina 480 is going to be hot, hot, hot this cold, cold winter! Smaller than the "big boys," but larger than previous models in its class, 9mm wide stitches for beautiful crazy quilting and decorative sewing, and Bernina's new gigantic Jumbo bobbin! We just got one in stock. Check it out here and then come see it in person.


Janome Deals


Wow! If you want to be able to do it all, you need to check out this deal. Purchase the Janome Horizon Quilt Maker MC15000, and receive a complimentary MacBook Air and a Janome Artistic Digitizer Software. Take your creative dreams all the way with this package! Check it out here, but hurry, this is a limited time offer.

Janome 9400 on Special Closeout Pricing

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Come check out the Janome 9400 and all the wonderful features quilters love, including a massive throat space -- 11"!  Janome is offering a very special price on this wonderful machine. This has been such a popular machine, we do have one on the floor, and a new one in the box, ready to go to a good home. But hurry, special pricing only lasts while they last. Check it out here, and come by for a demo. 

It's Time to Vote for Bra-La-La!

 

 

You know we love to give back to our community here at Asheville Cotton Co.  In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, we have started another tradition: a "Bra-La-La" bra decorating contest! Be sure to come by to see the bras and vote for your favorites. Get one FREE vote for your very favorite. You may also vote with any amount of money toward any bra or bras. All proceeds go to Hope Chest for Women. Hope Chest for Women offers limited financial assistance to women in Western NC who are undergoing breast or gynecological cancer treatment. This non-profit was created because women often must choose between receiving treatment and providing for their families. Hope Chest assists with financial burdens such as rent and utility bills, gas and transportation, medical bills and co-pays, lymphedema garments, food, and other unmet needs. Typically, clients are referred by hospitals and physicians, etc. This will be a tax deductible donation with a check made out to Hope Chest for Women. You can check out our Bra-La-La's on our FaceBook page here, or come in to see them in person. We got some truly fantastic entries you need to see up close! Voting goes through the end of October.

While I'm at it, I'd like to remind all of our customers, both ladies and gents, to do a monthly breast self-check.  Here's a simple explanation for the ladies, and here's one for the guys.

 


Sixth Annual "Stash Bash"

Clean up your sewing room for a good cause! 

Our annual Stash Bash continues to be a huge success. Our awesome customers have raised more than a thousand dollars each year for the Santa Pals organization right here in Asheville! You know that project (those projects) that you have just sitting there, waiting to be finished, that just aren't going to happen?  Well, we are going to get rid of those pesky little suckers. Bring all of your UFOs (UnFinished Objects), WOMBATs (Wastes Of Money, Batting And Time), partially finished quilt projects, finished quilt tops you'll never quilt, and even completely finished quilts to us. We'll kick off the holiday season on Wednesday, November 14, with a big party starting at 5pm (you can arrive any time). Then, you can bid on everybody else's stash!  This will be a silent auction with pens down at 6pm. You can start bidding as soon as we get the classroom ready, which should be around 3pm. All money raised will go to Asheville's very own Santa Pal organization, which has been donating toys to children in need for 82 years, since 1936! Due to the way the Santa Pal organization purchases toys in bulk, even the smallest of donations will help give a child a brighter holiday this year.  We were told that Santa Pal is the only organization open on Christmas eve for parents to come get gifts for their children.

Please bring your "Stash Bash" donations by Saturday, November 10. Earlier than that is much appreciated! There's some more information here if you need it.

New Classes

Quilt As You Go Placemat - Oct 23, 5p
Come join us for a fun evening of quick and easy placemat making just in time for the holiday season!
Embroidery Placement - Oct 24, 9:30a-1p
If you have always struggled with perfect embroidery placement, then this is the class for you!
Applique by Machine - Oct 25, 10a-2p
Love the look of applique, but not sure where to start? Know where to start, but need to know how to perfect your results? We'll learn how to master different types of applique: Fusible with satin stitch, fusible with blanket stitch, raw-edge applique and invisible applique.
First Snow Thread Painting - Oct 26 & 27, 10a-4p
Learn how to make a tree and bird house applique in a wood hoop using Sulky "Super Solvy" water soluble stabilizer and tulle netting which will later be attached to a winter background scene. A beginner friendly class that flexes your artistic muscle!
Sew Precise Sew Fast Machine Binding Technique - Oct 30, 1-5p
This innovative technique uses your sewing machine feet to machine bind with lumpless seams and perfectly mitered corners. Binding stitches are nearly invisible on front and top-stitched on back with remarkable accuracy and ease.
Intermediate Quilting - Starts Oct 30 (6 weeks), 6p
Intermediate quilting is the next step up from our beginning quilting class! Beginning quilting is NOT a prerequisite, this class is also friendly to anyone with some quilting experience, but wants to sharpen their skills! In this class you'll make blocks such as School Girl's Puzzle, Hattie's trick, and Sister's choice!
Project Bag - Nov 2 & 16, 10a-1p
Great for organizing everything you need for each of your projects, these handy totes in four sizes have sturdy quilted bases and fun fabric details. A zippered closure keeps everything safe and secure and a see-through vinyl window allows you to see at a glance what is in each bag. We'll make the Extra Large - 16x16in - bag.
AccuQuilt Go! Sampler quilt - Nov 28, Dec 5 & 12, 6p
Do you have an AccuQuilt Go! cutting system and a matching Qube set? Come join us for a fun quilt where you will learn tips and techniques for using your system.
Design Your Own Cloth Doll Class - Feb 9, 10, 16 &17, 10a-5p
Create a cloth doll with a unique personality. Start with a pattern for the head and once you see who that is, you will design a body to go with the personality. This could be a 'human' figure or a fantasy figure such as a fairy or an elf. You will end up with a pattern of your own and a unique figure.