Category Archives: Sew So Lovely

Pick up in store how to

This is a step by step guide on how to get the pick up in store option to show when placing orders.

Step 1: This is the first part of being in the cart. You will start on checkout method. You DO NOT have to make an account, you can certainly checkout as a guest, which for demonstration purposes, we did.

Click on continue

Step 2: You will need to provide all of the Red Asterisk field informations as shown in this image. For demonstration purposes we used our store address and telephone number. MAKE SURE ZIP CODE IS ONLY THE 5 DIGITS AND NOTHING ELSE

Step 2a: You can have the “ship to this address” checked and then click continue (will be in the bottom right area below the ship to different address)

Step 3 (Not shown): If you chose ship to different address you are taken to shipping information. This is NOT where you choose the pickup in store option. That is in the next step.

Step 4 (Not Shown): If you have a discount code, you would enter it here and click continue

Step 5: Shipping Method is where the pickup in store option is shown and selected.

Step 5a: We have gotten some calls that the option is still not showing. We only offer pickup in store to a 120 mile radius from the store. Again: MAKE SURE THE ZIP CODE YOU PUT IN IS ONLY THE 5 DIGITS AND NOTHING ELSE

Step 6 (Not Shown): Payment information – All of our online purchases run through PayPal. You will be taken to their site to submit payment. There is a checkout as guest option on their site where you can enter your card information

Step 7: Finishing your order – You will be taken back to our website from PayPal. You Must click on Place Order to submit your order.

If you still have any questions, Please contact us and we will help you. Thank you!


Holiday Hours 2019

Our Special Holiday Hours are as Follows:
Monday, December 23rd – Open 10-6
Tuesday, December 24th – Open 10-3*
Wednesday, December 25th – CLOSED
Thursday, December 26th – CLOSED
Friday, December 27th – Open 10-6
Saturday, December 28th – Open 10-6
Tuesday, December 31st – Open 10-3*
Wednesday, January 1st – CLOSED
*Closing Time Flexible

Introducing the Baby Lock Solaris

We have received the newest top of the line sewing & embroidery machine from Baby Lock, and we are excited to share it with you!

Baby Lock Solaris

Introducing the Baby Lock Solaris

The Baby Lock Solaris comes with their largest hoop size yet, a whopping 10.5×16 inches! What this means for you is that you won’t have to rehoop as often for your larger embroidery designs. The Solaris has quite a bit of space for all of the quilters too, 13 inches to the right of the needle to be precise. Just imagine doing your projects on this machine!

Take a look at the specs


What are we most excited about?

We are most excited about the projector that is built into the machine. Whether you are sewing or doing some embroidery, this projector is very handy to see what you are doing before you do it. View the video below from Baby Lock themselves to see this feature in action

Floriani Event

New and Exciting Educational Classes  for ALL who Love to Embroider & Quilt!


REGARDLESS OF WHAT KIND OF MACHINE YOU OWN…the Tips, Tricks, and Techniques you learn at this event will inspire you, reinvigorate your interest and enhance the enjoyment of your hobby!

• Secrets to proper stabilization and thread choices.
• How to choose designs based on how they will affect your garments.
• Stress-free techniques for hooping and eliminating puckering.
• How to choose the right needle for stitch and garment type.
• How to have fun in your sewing room with perfect results!

Hosted by: Let’s SewLets-Sew-EVV
Event: July 12 or 13, 2018  |  10:00am – 5:00pm
Software Day: July 14, 2018  |  10:00am – 5:00pm
Lunch is Included!
4406 E. Morgan Ave.   |   Evansville, IN 47715
Phone: (812) 471-7945  |

Click HERE to Register Online!

Quilts Re-Imagined


Even the most unrooted of us are aware of the symbolic nature of quilts. Each precious piece used to create them reminds its owners of a story, a feeling or an untold mystery. A quilt truly is the “fabric of time”, and it’s thread has bonded us equally to our Americana cultures for over two centuries.


“Quilting the Land” by artist Doug Knutson.

We in the heartland feel a particular kinship to the quilt with our farm-bred waste-not-want-not upbringing. Our patchwork farms and fields even resemble quilts.  So dedicated to this generational craft are we, that it is honored in festivals, painted on barns, and favorited overwhelmingly as the fund-raising grand prize in just about every church I know.

So when I saw those same beautiful patterns celebrated on a New York fashion runway last fall, it got my attention. Designer Raf Simons incorporated very old, authentic quilts into his work for Calvin Klein.


Lining created from old quilts (Calvin Klein).


Raf Simons for Calvin Klein Fall/Winter 2017

The quilts were taken apart and re-pieced into stunning collar accents and gorgeous full length bodices on coats. My favorite use of the theme was Simons’ jacket lining design. Not only spectacular, but an incredible way to wrap yourself in 100% cotton comfort.



Calvin Klein Coat


Calvin Klein Fall Men’s Collection.



A Belgian native, Simons was smitten by the historical tradition of the American quilt, and intends to continue using it in new collections.




Crazy quilt outfit by Mimi Prober.


Prada Quilt


Other famed designers, such as Prada and Mimi Prober have also put their stamp on a line of quilts and inspired clothing.

It would seem that the NE not only embraces the quilt, but has defined a new way to “strike the pose”.


Courtesy – Linda Franz.



Want to try your hand at a New York state of mind? This quilt design named “New York Beauty” is a powerful candidate. It’s sleek spike design reminds me of the Statue of Liberty, or tall skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building.  Finished quilts are quite modern and surreal.




Creative inspiration derives its source from all places, stories and histories–just like quilting!  Have a great quilting month, everybody!

-Pat Cates