Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Time is Running Out

Can you believe it?  The store opening is just around the corner.  There is still so much to do, but mostly we are just THRILLED!  We are measuring everything against our stash of clothing, quilting and accessorizing fabrics these days.  If we are unhappy with a meal at a restaurant,  we wish we would have purchased a bolt of fabric instead.  If we want ice cream, we use all the dieting power we have and  order a bolt from the Benartex line instead of a cone. . . but then we rememeber a bolt of fabric costs more than an icream cone, so we get ice cream anyways. I mean, who doesn't love ice cream?

"Mischief" by Benartex
In addition to all the bolts we have accumulated, we are also ordering some magical pre cuts, which have earned us several “likes” from everyone on Facebook.  Pre cuts for you non quilters out there are "pre cut" 5 inch squares and 2 1/2 inch strips of fabric to sew together to create a quilt.  That's where they get the name - clever isn't it? 
Batiks by Hoffman
We should start merchandising the store soon, and if you are lucky, we'll share photos so you can dream about the store before you visit.  Make sure when you come to visit you have time to shop around and meet the friendly and fabulous staff.  We will be sure to introduce the ladies of the store soon.  They are all as talented as they are lovely.

Now for the answer to the question everyone has waited for . . . you know what? No, we need to keep you coming back before the store opens, so I am going to keep the updates on the illusive bathroom a secret.   Can’t wait to share more updates next week. 
Store opens October 29th! Be there or be a quilt square!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Fabric Galore!

Hello Old Friends and New!  It’s fun to see you are interested in Sew Déjà Vu. 

As you know we have been hard at work, getting our store ready for all our friends, fans and customers.  Judy’s house is overflowing with fabric . . .

Dolly the dog is having none of it. She would rather have someone make her a purse that she could lay in instead.  Walking can get so tedious.

So what is new at “The Vu,” well I will tell you!  Pattern books are arriving and already the staff is hot to trot to try them out.  Below is the Journey bag from Kati Cupcake, made in Amy Butler Cameo fabric.  If you are new to sewing and none of those names make sense to you, it is ok, just agree that the bag is FAB- ULOUS. 
To get everyone as EXCITED as we are, there is a drawing for a $50 gift certificate if you sign up for our newsletter.  Which, of course, you should do anyway, so you know about all the magical happenings going on at the store. The gift card is just a little bonus.  We even did all the hard work for you.  Just click on newsletter and Voi la, sign up! Easy as pie.

Stay tuned for more updates next week.  We will answer all of your burning questions . . . like whether or not the store will have a bathroom!?!?!