Welcome...Happy sewing and quilting!
The name Carellan is a combination of the three founding owners, Carol, Elly, and Ann. Now, just as it was back in 1983, Carellan's goal is promoting excellence in home sewing and quilting. We achieve this goal everyday by providing friendly and helpful service, hints, and advice to our customers. We sell two of the world's leading brands of sewing machines and sergers and . Along with a wide selection of notions for home sewing, quilting, and machine embroidery, Carellan is your sewing room away from home!
The Inspira Studio Collection has arrived. We have 6 pieces of the Modular Smart Furniture designed for sewer and quilters in store. Check out the website then come in and be amazed,we are . The thread cabinet is the staff favourite. http://new.husqvarnaviking.com/en-CA/Accessories/Sewing-Organization
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Question of the Month
Q: I want to sew a few decortive pillows as gifts, what is an easy why to do gathers? Maryanne, Winnipeg
There are a nuber of ways to do gathers.
A standard way of doing gathers is to stich along the seamline and again 1/4" away in the seam allowance,using long machines stiches. Then pull threads ends and adjust to fit. Howe When pulling the threads it is easy to have a thread break so pull on the bobbin thread. . There are easier ways. Frist check if there is a gathering foot for your machine. This is a specail foot that makes it easier to do gathers on light to medium weight fabric. When using this foot if you alter the stitch lenght and the upper tension you can will alter the fullness of the gathers. Another method to try if you are gathering a heaver weight fabric ,is doing a wider ziz-zag stitch over a light weight cord.( gimp or string) The width of the ziz-zag should be at 4mm and with a stitch lenght of 3. Pull on the cords to adjust the gathers, If you are going to be doing a fair number of projects you may want to check out the ruffler attachment that is available for most machines .With the ruffler attachment you can make closely or widely spaced pleats or ruffles automatically whlie sewing. Clover also has a gathering tape that you sew down then pull the built in cords.View more
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Meet Our Staff
Bio: I started sewing when I was 4 years old and have been hooked ever since. My Father was a tailor and I inherited his talent.I when to Dressmaking and Design College in England. I own 5 machines that I can't live without. I teach quilting cllasses at Carellan andSee all