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International Sewing Month

Sanford Sewing Machines
1923 Main St. Sanford, Maine


August 28th to September 10th





HQ Sweet Sixteen®AS LOW AS $117/MONTH*
HQ Avanté®AS LOW AS $229/MONTH
HQ Fusion®AS LOW AS $291/MONTH
HQ Infinity®AS LOW AS $375/MONTH*
HQ Pro-Stitcher®AS LOW AS $208/MONTH*
*Terms and conditions apply. 48-month terms available.
Financing by Synchrony Bank.
On select Handi Quilter machine packages

Celebrate National Sewing Month


Each Monday join us for a sewing technique demonstration, FREE


Monday, September 14th 1pm

Applique with Sheryl

Learn about adjusting you stitch length and width to achieve the desired look for your applique. How to pivot inside/outside corners and finish your motif.

Monday, September 21st 1pm

Binding Technique

See how to measure, cut and apply a binding to a small project.

Handi Quilter
4 great classes on

Sept 12 & 13th
Reserve your seat NOW!


Pre-Pay before 9/4 and

save $25.00 per class.

We will be closed Labor Day Weekend. September 5-7.

Saturday - Monday

Enjoy the holiday!

Did you know we have 3 yard cuts of material for $12.00.

New 108" wide backing fabric from Quilting Treasures for $8.00.

Stop in and help us celebrate International Sewing Month!

Enter the Fifty Shades of Sewing Sweepstakes sponsored by VDTA-SDAT.

See new product demonstrations, new classes are starting and sales, sales,sales.

Intro to Pro-Stitcher
HQ Pro-Stitcher is an intuitive computer-guided quilting system designed especially for use with Handi Quilter longarm quilting machines. You do not have to be a techie to use the step-by-step functions, designed by quil­ters just like you. Whether you’re considering a quilting business or simply want to finish your own quilts, come see what elegant and precise quilting is possible with HQ Pro-Stitcher.
Skills Featured:
•Overview of basic features and menu
•Working with built-in designs
Resizing and repeating a design to fit a specific area
•Importing, saving and customizing designs
•Cropping and nesting edge-to-edge designs

Sept 12th 9am-noon $75.00

Two new Classes:

Christmas Whimsey Tree Skirt by Red Rooster Fabric

Fridays, September 4th, 11th & 18th. 10am -11am instruction and techinque, then free sewing time till 1pm each week.

Cost $25.00

Tree Skirt or Table Topper
Level: Confident beginner and beyond
This is a 47" diameter tree skirt made with the Christmas Whimsy collection. Sew the red and green center circle first and set it aside. Next, sew the outer unit of the dahlia in curved rows. Great tips and diagrams for pinning and sewing curved pieces and the completed rows together. Finally, hand or machine appliqué the center circle to complete the dahlia pattern.
Option: The dahlia pattern makes a perfect topper for a 48" round table! If used as a topper, there's no need to cut a slit and a center circle.

Mariners Compass Quilt

September 16th & 23th 10am – 1pm

first class – create the blocks
second class - assemble

Using QuiltSmart fusible interfacing to stabilize cut edges, the block is quick and perfect. Be the captain of perfect points with Quiltsmart’s modern method. Just sew on the lines. Fuse. Zig-Zag. Printed interfacing and instructions for one 47" compass.

Cost class $40.00 includes pattern and interfacing.

Please join Designs in Machine Embroidery at Sanford Sewing's Quilting & Embroidery Mixer!

Whether you want to quilt a block, a strip or a bed-size quilt, you can do it with your embroidery machine!


The shortE is THE SOLUTION for holding the weight of the quilt and adding tension on the fabric.

No messy stabilizers – just quilt back, batting and quilt top – quilted on your embroidery machine!

We will show you how to simplify the quilting process every step of the way!

Cost to attend - ONLY $29 and receive a gift valued at over $299!PLUS if you REGISTER ONLINE before September 1, 2015 - you will receive DIME's Blanket Stitch Applique Alphabet FREE immediately upon registration.

This applique design set includes multiple embroidery formats plus cutting files for SVG and FCM.

HQ Pro-Stitcher®: Beyond the Basics

If you have mastered the basic functions of HQ Pro-Stitcher, come learn additional applications for even more fun. Explore digitizing designs with the Art & Stitch program included with HQ Pro-Stitcher, and tips to expand your quilting capabilities.

Skills Featured:
•Placing borders, corners and triangles
•Resizing and skewing patterns to fit your quilts
•Tips and tricks for digitizing designs
•Converting embroidery designs to quilting designs
•Solving issues that commonly arise

Sept 12th 1pm-4pm $75.00
Rule Your Quilt
If you are hesitant about using rulers, you will love them after this class. Learn to handle rulers and templates safely and properly with the ruler base, as well as how to work with rulers to achieve amazing designs.
Skills Featured:
•Straight line quilting
•Fast continuous-curve method
•Right angles and echo quilting
•Piano keys and borders

Sept 13th 9am -noon $75.00Exploding Out of the Block: Extending Designs
Expand a basic design element from fabric within a block, to the sashing and borders by extending the lines and embellishing with a wide variety of textures and fills. It’s like creating a road map for quilting fun.
Skills Featured:
•Expanding block designs into sashing and borders
•Learning the stitch path of micro designs
•Transitioning between fills
•Using HQ Micro Handles
•Drawing background filler designs to build muscle memory

Sept 13th 1pm – 4pm $75.00

 One Day , One Day Only!

 September 19th.

 We are clearing our old stock and making room for the fall products. Fabric and machines at unbelievable prices. Make plans now to be here early.


Contact Us:

Phone:  1-207-324-8375
Address: 1923 Main st. Sanford, ME 04073
Hours: M-F 9:00 am-5:00pm              Sat 9:00am-1:00pm
              Closed Sundays