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Sew Contempo, which has been serving the Houston Clear Lake area for over 30 years is now part of AllBrands.com!
(281) 333-5322
10am to 6pm Monday- Friday
10am to 4pm Saturday (Max 10 in Store)
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Upcoming Classes & Events

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FREE DIME Virtual Event: Custom Quilting with your Embroidery Machine With Eileen Roche and Aine McCarthy
Tue, May 04, 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Register today for this free 90-minute online presentation.

Join Eileen Roche and Aine McCarthy
for Custom Quilting with Your Embroidery Machine. This exclusive, virtual event will elevate your quilting skills and inspire you to embellish and finish your quilt. Barbara Chatelain will be the host of this event and looks forward to joining you on May 4th! One lucky watcher will win a $100 AllBrands.com egiftcard!

Free Design Enjoy a free downloadable Love design.
Custom quilting enhances specific areas of a quilt such as blocks, sashing and borders using multiple designs, whereas edge to edge or allover quilting repeats the same design. This technique accents embroidered and appliqued elements while filling the surrounding shapes with beautiful, quilted texture. Custom quilting is what stops you in your tracks at quilt shows.

You will learn how to
1. Select quilt designs for your quilt top
2. Create cohesive design elements
3. Highlight embroidery
4. Accentuate applique
5. Emphasize patchwork
6. Embellish crazy quilt blocks
7. Mix modern quilting with traditional blocks
… and much more!

Custom Quilting with Your Embroidery Machine – 90 minute Virtual event
May 4th at 1:00pm CDT
Educator Presenting: Aine McCarthy
Co-Host: Eileen Roche
Participating Store Host: Barbara Chatelain
Free Virtual Showcase Edge to Edge Embroidery Quilting with Christine Conner of Amelie Scott Designs
Thu, May 06, 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
New Kimberbell Summer Nights Kit and Embroider Along Event
Sat, May 08, 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Free Virtual Showcase: Juki Overlock Serging and Coverhem on Sportswear with Timm Bond
Tue, May 11, 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Click Here to be Reminded to Join the AllBrands Show Once we Go Live Join us and interact Live on Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 at 3:30​ CDT / 4:30​ EST Featuring: Timm Bond Timm Bond from Juki and Barbara from AllBrands will demonstrate different serging, and coverhem possibilities with various Juki serger machines.
BERNINA Quilts! FREE Virtual Seminar: Piecing, Binding, and Regulated Free Motion Quilting
Thu, May 13, 02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Pre-register here to be reminded when we go live, and be eligible for live giveaways

Learn from the Woman Who Writes the Tutorials!

Jaime David is a Project Manager for the BERNINA of America Education Team. She has a focus on Overlockers/Sergers and is a quilter at heart. Always finding creative ways to combine her skills from Interior Architecture and Fine Arts into her daily sewing habits, she is also an avid home DIY-er. Jaime is a contributor for the BERNINA blog, We All Sew, and has also written several trainings both for BERNINA dealers and the Overlocker Mastery Workbooks for you!

Watching this Seminar Will Make You a Better Quilter! Jaime will be demonstrating various techniques through a Quilted project such as:

* Piecing on a Serger
* Free Motion Quilting with the use of Bernina's patented stitch regulator
* Dual Feed vs Walking Feet
* Loads of accessories and binding attachments to up your quilting game
* Answer questions live
* Tons of Exclusive Giveaways
* Special Event Offers for Preregistrants
*Pre-Register and Receive a Virtual Swag Bag Before the Event!
Free Virtual Sew Steady Ruler Work for Beginners Class with Donelle McAdams
Tue, May 18, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Click Here to Register

Get excited to quilt with templates at home and learn the Basics and Feathers galore in this 2hr online class with a Westalee Design Educator.
Win Prizes, Get Event Special Pricing, and Learn!
Memorial Day Stores and Offices Closed
Mon, May 31, 12:00 AM
Free Virtual She Shed Event Presented by Eileen Roche and Aine McCarthy from Designs in Machine Embroidery
Tue, Jun 01, 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Pre-register here

A She Shed doesn’t have to be a building, it can be a place where all your favorite things are found – from machines to tools to your favorite pet companions.

The She Shed Embroidery Escape will answer important embroidery questions – from design placement to hooping to software.

Watch and learn how to mark and hoop left-chest, towels, onesies and download a free design.

Learn How To

Transform your embroidery with easy software techniques.
Hoop everything from a onesie to a terrycloth towel.
Discover the industry’s preferred method of placement.
Measure and mark without leaving a trace.
Land the embroidery where planned.
Create precise professional lettering.
Free Virtual Showcase: My Design Center In the Hoop Trapunto Block with Reen Wilcoxson of Embroidery Garden
Thu, Jun 17, 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Pre-register here to be reminded when we go live on Facebook and YouTube

Join Reen as she uses Brother's My Design Center on the Luminaire to create this beautiful in-the-hoop Trapunto Quilt Block. See how you can create beautiful projects without software, without any changes to the original design, and completed entirely using your machine equipped with My Design Center. .

New! VIRTUAL Kimberbell Summer Nights Kit and Embroider Along Event
Sat, Jun 19, 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Free Virtual Sew Steady Fun and Fancy Ruler Work Class with Kate Quinn
Tue, Jul 27, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Pre-register here

Do you want luscious, juicy feathers that look fabulous on your quilts? Kate shares all the tips and tricks to creating fabulous feathers using the Westalee templates feathers set. This comprehensive feather course includes designs for feathered arcs, crowns, squares, spinning feathers, feathers with curved spines, and more. Joins us to learn how you can create these beautiful designs for your quilts and inspire your inner designer so you can create your own fabulous feather creations!

Tools used include:
Feather set
Circles on Quilts set 1, 2, or 3

12” arc Between the lines or Sampler set circle
Possible feather spine
Spacing gauge
Marking tools
Free Virtual Sew Steady Feather Fantasy Class with Kate Quinn
Tue, Aug 31, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Pre-register here

Welcome to Kate’s Fun and Fancy Path to Rulerwork Introductory Class. Her book features the 6 piece Fun and Fancy Template collection by Westalee Design. It has over 100 different design along with technical information about each template and key tips and tricks to help you be more successful. Join Kate as she shares an introduction to the potential of this terrific set and gets you started on the Path to successful Rulerwork quilting. She includes an introduction to each template as well as many tips and tricks so you can jump right in am make amazing quilting designs on your projects.

Tools covered:

*Fun and Fancy set
*Crosshair tools
*Spacing Gauge
*Marking Tools – Chalco Liner
*Stitching Line Disks