Fabric Projects that Tickle Your Fancy

Alma Laidaw is owner of Sew Fancy Inc., a Martha Pullen heirloom instructor and published Sashiko designer. www.sewfancy.com

Students always rave about Alma’s classes, so glad that you are back!

 

Sewing & Quilting Tools: The Latest & Greatest

Get the scoop on which tools really work. Join Alma and see some of her favourite tools, learn how to use them and get the most for your money.

Room 103 – Fri 2:30 . Sat 3:30

 

Creativ Festival, Diaper Bags

Sewing Laminates with Alma Laidlaw

Sewing Laminates

Laminated fabrics including PUL are not difficult to sew, but do require a few tricks and techniques in order to achieve the best results. With the benefit of Alma’s expertise and all the colourful, patterned fabric choices available, you’ll want to get started on a project right away. From tote and lunch bags to diaper bags, diapers and bibs the possibilities are endless!

Room 101 – Sat 9:30

 

Creativ Festival

Embellishing with Alma Laidlaw

Ultimate Embellishing

Make your fabric projects shine with embellishing ideas galore! From ribbon and threads to fabric and special tools, Alma shares an abundance of creative ideas to enhance all your fabric projects.

Room 101 – Sat 11:30

Explore the Floor: ReeWraps

Ree Wraps at Creativ Festival

Fabric Organizers with ReeWraps

It’s just a fact that in the majority of sewing room’s across our great country, there is a coveted, ever growing and always cherished fabric stash. The variety or volume of our stash is as unique as the method in which we store our beloved fat quarters & meters.

Fact #2, whether it’s an entire room full of beautiful fabric samples or 1 storage container – if we can’t see our fabric it we won’t use it.

We’ve all had the time when we needed that beautiful red batik that happened to be at the bottom of a 3 foot tall stack fabric. Or, when we wanted to use the novelty print to finish several half square triangles but it is tucked away in the 3rd container at the back of the closet; guess what – it’s going to stay right where it is. So, fact # 3, we would sometimes rather go to the fabric store and see what they have rather than climb over or through the precious ‘stuff’, eh? I’m with you there!

If you’re like me when I visit (weekly) my local quilting store, I rarely walk out of there without a least 1 meter of fabric.

The Reewrap is a fantastic way for a quilter or seamstress to manage the stockpile of our gorgeous fibers. The most obvious benefit is that it gives you the ability to SEE everything you have regardless of how you store your stash. You will have access all of your stash at any given moment.

Visit ReeWraps on the Creativ Festival Show Floor at the Table Displays #936 Table 6.

Northcott Sponsors Canada Sews

Creative Festival.

Canada Sews at Creativ Festival. Show Floor Activities.

Northcott is excited to be an official sponsor of the Canada Sews booth #014. They are providing free fabric for the in booth hands on activities and giveaways. Be sure to stop by and try your hand at sewing. There will be staff there to help guide you through the quick and easy make ‘n’ take project! Northcott is one of Canada’s leading fabric manufacturers and has a great web site with lots of inspirational projects and free patterns, sign up today at http://www.northcottfabriccircle.com

 

Video Tutorial: Stitching Sashiko with Sew Fancy

http://www.sewfancy.com/sashiko.htm here are various ways to start stitching using the Sashiko style. Options are discussed as well as the tools required and the basic stitching technique.

Join us at our next Creativ Festival Show.

Video Tutorial: Creating Unique Fabrics with Joanne’s Creative Notions

Create unique fabrics as Joanne Thomson demos colour removal, replacement and mono printing using deColourant® deColourant® Plus and Gelli™ Arts Print Plates. http://www.joannescreativenotions.com Creativ Festival is Canada’s Top Show of it’s Kind! See show information at http://creativfestival.ca

Join us at our next Creativ Festival Show.

Hand Quilting for Beginners with Margaret Wilson

Markham Guild of Village Crafts

Markham Guild of Village Crafts

Enjoy these fabulous classes by members of the Markham Guild of Village Crafts! www.guidingstar.ca/MGVC.htm

Fabric for these classes generously donated by: Northcott

 

Margaret Wilson collects vintage handmade quilts and loves to make quilts – by hand or machine, traditional or modern. Her work has appeared in McCall’s Quilting magazine and she won one 1st and two 2nd places at the Markham Fair in 2012.

 

 

Hand Quilting, Margaret Wilson

Hand Quilting, Margaret Wilson

Hand Quilting (15) Beginner

Come learn how to finish a quilt with decorative hand-quilting using the traditional ‘rocking needle’ method. This class will cover the basic types of hand quilting such as straight-line and echo quilting (more if time permits). Find out about fabric, thread and needle selection, design transfer, layering the fabrics and how to take care of a hand quilted quilt. Pre-requisite: Basic knowledge of quilt construction. Bring: Thimble & small pointed scissors. Hoops on loan in class. Kit $12

3 Hour Workshop.

Register now through showtime for Fall 2013 Conference classes, October 23 through 27 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building. SIGN UP FOR OUR ENEWSLETTER to stay in the know, receive special offers and highlights on what’s happening. Join us at Creativ Festival.

Chenille Wall Hangings with Rebecca Sham

Markham Guild of Village Crafts

Markham Guild of Village Crafts

Enjoy these fabulous classes by members of the Markham Guild of Village Crafts! www.guidingstar.ca/MGVC.htm

Fabric for these classes generously donated by: Northcott

Rebecca Sham born and raised in Hong Kong, was first introduced to quilting in Canada where she incorporated Oriental imagery into her unique award-winning quilts. This member of the York Heritage Quilters Guild and Markham Guild of Village Crafts enjoys sharing her talent and creativity through teaching to keep this beautiful tradition alive. www.rebeccasham.com

 

 

Chenille Wall Hanging, Rebecca Sham

Chenille Wall Hanging, Rebecca Sham

Chenille Wall Hanging (25) All Levels

Come create chenille from cotton fabric to make this wall hanging. This technique will create a worn and soft effect and brings a casual country look. Pre-requisite: Basic machine sewing skills. Bring: Ruler & pencil. Kit $15.

3 Hour Workshop.

Register now through showtime for Fall 2013 Conference classes, October 23 through 27 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building. SIGN UP FOR OUR ENEWSLETTER to stay in the know, receive special offers and highlights on what’s happening. Join us at Creativ Festival.