With fashion week’s recent conclusion, a Tuesday Tip is most definitely necessary to highlight the DOs of fall fashion 2013.
Must-Know Fashion Highlights:
1. Put a beanie on it.
Don’t be afraid of hats. Embrace them! (And the hat hair that comes with it!)
2. Dark nail polish.
The go-to color: Oxblood
3. Chunky sweaters, especially gray.
4. Fall’s fashion color: Emerald Green
Original Sewing & Quilt Expo’s fall is busy, busy, busy with SEVEN Expos on the horizon! To get your fall sewing and fashion into gear, check out our website, www.sewingexpo.com to see all of our locations, classes and workshops and so much more!
This week’s Tuesday Tip may seem highly generic, but could also be highly important and even life-saving to those of you whom it applies!
Origin of our Tuesday Tip:
Lost and Found. It’s a beautiful thing…when you remember it. Since we know our shop-savy attendees have lost things at the Expo, we provide a Lost and Found service.
Today’s Tuesday Tip:
Located at the Registration Desk, Original Sewing & Quilt Expo’s Lost and Found is host to things like prescription glasses, dolls, coats, wallets (!!), forgotten shopping bags (shown below) and even the occasional iPad or iPhone! Don’t forget to check the Lost and Found when you attend an Expo and have misplaced an item. Our awesome Regi-Team is there to help!
Pictured are some contents of a forgotten shopping bag from Raleigh, NC. What great Expo purchases from vendor Superior Thread that are just longing for their home!
Please call us if you think you may have forgotten something at the Expo. We may have it in the office or we could provide some information to direct you further.
Thanks for tuning in! Now we hope you’ll never forget to check the Lost and Found.
Also–be sure to check out our Fredericksburg show, happening in October. Over 40 faculty members! Our biggest class catalog ever! Want to request additional information or a class catalog? Click here!
Are you all enjoying our Tuesday Tip segment of our blog?
We hope so!
This week’s Tuesday Tip comes from staff member, Kari Eckel. Her not-so-secret chocolate stash at work has filled many a chocolate-craving of mine. At this very moment she is driving across the country with her family. Safe travels, Kari!
Kari’s Tuesday Tip:
If you are thinking of making a pin cushion and the pattern calls for ground walnut shells and you don’t know where to get them – check out the local pet store in the bird and reptile departments. Ground walnut shells are used as reptile and bird litter.
I’ve made some pin-cushions and filled them like this and it has worked out wonderfully!
To see all of our events, glance at our calendar
Thanks for a great tip, Kari! See you again next week!
This weeks Tuesday Tip! is brought to you by Original Sewing & Quilt Expo staff member, Holly Colleran! Travel expert and organization extraordinaire. Seriously…she’s quite good. Just check out her office:
Equipped with color-coated binders, sorted folders and not a hint of dust or grime to be found. Teach me your organizational-ways, Holly…
Holly’s Tuesday Tip:
“Use the project pouches sold at the sewing expo to organize your sewing area. Each pouch can hold different projects ranging from holiday calicos to tatting supplies. I like to stack them zipper side up on a shelf and put a label with their contents on the side of the pouch. You can see at a glance your stash of projects and supplies! And your supplies stay dust-free and organized.”
Inspiring, don’t you think?
She’s right. Those Expo Project Pouches are quite handy. Order now on our website and see our other Expo Products as well!
See you next week!
Welcome back to our weekly Tuesday Tip post!
This week we are featuring another Original Sewing & Quilt Expo staff member, Cindy Costello! A lady with stashes of chocolate wherever she goes (which makes for a very nice friend to have around!)
Origin of Cindy’s Tip:
This is something she did recently that she enjoyed enough to share as a tip!
Cindy’s Tuesday Tip:
We all have those UFOs tucked away, and it feels like such an achievement to finish them. If there is a project you need to complete, but have just lost the enthusiasm for it, ask a friend to cut the fabric for you. It is much more exciting knowing that it will be done in no time if all you have to do is piece the fabric. It always feels good to do something for a friend, too. You both benefit!
I’d trade some of Cindy’s chocolate stash for some fabric-cutting duties for sure!
Want to do more sewing with your friends? Bring them to the Expo! We have a Bring-A-Friend and Get a Free Class offer so you can cut and sew together! Sewing is better when it’s together.
See you next week!
Original Sewing & Quilt staff member, Lynn Lunoe, is highlighting our first-ever,
Fun Fact about Lynn Lunoe:
She loves driving, and if you have any questions about restaurants, hot-spots, and go-to’s in the greater Cleveland area, she’s your lady!
Origin of Lynn’s Tip:
Lynn is in the process of making flower girl dresses for her son’s wedding in October. This tip is derived from her experience with the treacherous fabric we all know as, TULLE!
Click here for the flower girl dress idea from Pinterest!
Lynn’s Tuesday Tip:
When gathering tulle for poufy tutus for costumes or for flower girl dresses, sew a wide zig zag stitch over 12 weight thread or gimp cord and pull that thread or cord to gather. Then, sew the gathered tulle onto a waistband. Makes it quick and easy – and poufy!
As a side-note, Lynn suggests singing broadways show tunes to make the process go faster.
Now you can sew that tulle with confidence!
Check out more from Lynn Lunoe in Pittsburgh in August where she will be teaching!