leaps and bounds

Good day! There is much to report from the Sassaman Studio this week. Lots of intermittent sunshine and showers have made for extreme greens and optimism all around! I have tried to harness this spring energy to launch several new products and projects.

The web store has some more exciting new entries! I have been selling my Sew Sassy thread in class for a while, but now it is also available on my website! Hooray!! I have bundled them into two economical sets of 33 spools each, Prime Colors (brights) and Sublime Colors (rich and deep).

Superior’s Sew Sassy is a creative quilter’s dream thread. It is a two fisted 12 weight topstitching thread for dramatic sewing results. Sew Sassy is a great thread choice for projects where you want the stitching to be very visible. Use Sew Sassy for big stitch quilting to give your larger hand quilting stitches a bold look. Sew Sassy is a popular thread for Redwork or hand embroidery. The thick stitches provide the heirloom look of old-fashioned hand embroidery designs. In the machine Sew Sassy can be used in the top with a Topstitch 100/16 needle for quilting or decorative stitching (use either a 40 wt. or 50 wt. thread in the bobbin). And don’t forget Sew Sassy for your needle punch projects too.

12 wt./3-ply Spun Polyester thread.

Superior’s Recommended Needle and Tension Settings:

Home Machines: Topstitch #100/16. Set tension to 2.0

Longarm Machines: #21 (MR 5.0). Reduce tension as necessary.

I recommend a 4-5 stitch length.

I have also added some new limited edition Art Prints derived from my favorite FreeSpirit fabric designs. I think of my fabrics as “art by the yard”. Unfortunately, the fabric always disappears too quickly!! So prints are a wonderful way to enjoy the designs everyday. The new large archival prints are on lovely 13” X 19” rag paper, numbered and signed by hand. The printed image is 10” X 16”. Perfect for framing.

Thanks to all of you who keep in touch via Instagram and Facebook, too! My next post will cover the step by step process of several new quilts. Stay tuned.

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