Tag Archives: SCHMETZ Needles

Legacy Sewing Companies

By | 01/12/2022

(Originally published in SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW #94, October 2021. Written by Rita Farro.) There are many famous trios: The Three Musketeers; Peter, Paul, and Mary; the Three Stooges; Destiny’s Child. And if you’re a fan of Creole cooking, you are familiar with that culinary holy trinity:  onions, bell peppers, and celery. But no place in history or… Read More »

Sewing Machine Needles Don’t Last Forever!!!

By | 12/29/2021

    The needle is not a permanent machine part. Needles get dull from use. Needles are meant to be changed.   Clues to Changing the Needle – Shredding or broken threads – – Skipped stitches – – Puckered or damaged fabrics – – Wiggly squiggly seams – – Popping, clicking or clunking sound –    

SCHMETZ NonStick Needles

By | 12/01/2021

Features: Non-stick coating of NIT (Nickel-Phosphor-PTFE). Extra-large eye. Distinctive scarf with special eye prevents skipped stitches. Slightly rounded point provides trouble-free sewing. Strong conical blade reinforcement easily handles thick fabrics. Applications: • Multi Media Quilts • Machine Appliqué & Embroidery • • Hook and Loop Tape • Vinyl • Oil Cloth • Available Sizes: 70/10, 80/12, 90/14, 100/16… Read More »

Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA)

By | 11/24/2021

(Originally published in SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW #92, August 2021. Written by Rita Farro.)     Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc. (SAQA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt: a creative visual work that is layered and stitched or that references this form of stitched layered structure. In their first 30 years, SAQA… Read More »

Red & White Quilts

By | 07/14/2021

(Originally published in SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW #89, May 2021. Written by Rita Farro.) The most popular two-color combination in the quilt world must surely be RED and WHITE. In her book, Red & White Quilting, Linda Pumphrey writes, The vibrant contrast of red and white quilts has appealed to quilters for three centuries and has been a… Read More »

Needle & Fabric Recommendations

By | 07/07/2021

We know how tough it is to remember what needle to use with a particular fabric. If you’re fortunate, you have access to some reference books or the internet to help you figure it out. If you have a smartphone, you can download the SCHMETZ App (links below). If not, you’re stuck guessing. We’d like to help you… Read More »

Marti Michell

By | 04/28/2021

(Originally published in SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW #81, September 2020. Written by Rita Farro.) It is generally accepted that the quilt industry as we know it began in 1976, with America’s Bicentennial celebration. But, it wasn’t a simple matter to recreate the patchwork quilts of our pioneer grandmothers. If you think about the early ’70s, fabric stores were… Read More »

Sue O’Very-Pruitt – Sookie Sews

By | 04/14/2021

(Originally published in SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW #85, January 2021. Written by Rita Farro.) If the sewing industry had its own dictionary, when you looked up the word “multi-tasker,” you would see a picture of Sue O’Very-Pruitt. When asked to describe her business, Sue says, I am a BERNINA Ambassador, Aurifil thread designer, Daylight Company Ambassador, LAURASTAR Ambassador,… Read More »

Peter Byrne

By | 03/31/2021

(Originally published in SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW #84, December 2020. Written by Rita Farro.)   Imagine this unlikely scenario; a man in Toronto, Canada, (who, in 2009 didn’t even know there was such a thing as batting), enters his first competition quilt at the gigantic, prestigious 2020 Modern Quilt Guild Show (QuiltCon), and walks away with TWO of… Read More »

What Needle Should You Use?

By | 03/17/2021

(Originally published in SCHMETZ Inspired to SEW #62, October 2020. Written by Rita Farro.) What needle should you use? When sewing, quilting, or crafting, it’s a question many of us ask. Our Sewing Educator, Rhonda Pierce, always likes to say, “with SCHMETZ you have options.” New SCHMETZ combo packs make needle selection easy. Eight needle assortments for different… Read More »