The Stitching Store in Tennessee

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Owned by a team of family and friends, we’re proud to share The Stitching Store located in Covington, TN! Recently The Stitching Store has changed ownership to a trusted friend, Nicole, who recently purchased the shop. Being an employee before buying the shop, Nicole was able to gain experience in the sewing and quilting world.

Inspired by her mother, who created beautiful outfits and crib set for Nicole’s newborn daughter, she joined the world of quilting. Close to her mother, Nicole shared with us her favorite memory of being in the shop is her mother sewing her heart out every day there.

Offering a range of services, The Stitching Store is an excellent place for all your quilting and sewing needs. Feel free to stop by and turn your gorgeous quilt tops into quilts with their machines, where they offer both edge-to-edge quilting and free motion for more delicate tops. Find comfort in their classes available each month that focus on basic sewing and quilting and are held on a one-on-one basis to focus on you.

When you’re doing the project on your own, they can help there too! Having various sewing machines and models to choose from, they offer free lessons when you purchase one of their sewing machines and a two-year warranty on your favorite JUKI’s! Whether you’re looking for fabric, notions, patterns, or custom-sewn items, they make sure to supply what you need.

Make sure to check out their repair offers as well. When you’re having trouble with your machine, their trusty teammate Randy is there to help. Able to work on both old and new sewing machines, find comfort in knowing your sewing machine is in good hands.

If you’re in the area, make sure to stop by and say JUKI sent you! Visit them at http://www.TheStitchingStore.net to learn more about what Nicole and her team can do for you today!

*Photo Credit: The Stitching Store Facebook Media Page

If you’re interested in The Stitching Store check them out today and follow their information below!

887 Highway 51 S
Covington TN
P: (901) 476-2030

The “Go-To” with The Quilt Peddler

Celebrating National Small Business Month with JUKI Dealers

Here at JUKI we appreciate and support our vendors who get to work with you JUKI lovers! That’s why we’re taking today to tell you about Marianne, owner and shop runner for ‘The Quilt Peddler’ in Tallahassee, Florida.

Starting when she was a teen, Marianne found herself in an economics course learning about sewing. Move forward to high school and she’s begun making a little side business helping other students alter their blue jeans to the current trends. Continuing on Marianne found that sewing was a great way to make income, and it was something she enjoyed. From reupholstering furniture to hemming pants, she found use in anything she could fix.

After changes in her life, Marianne turned to sewing as an idea to help her family, but instead, she found it to be her calling. Starting at Bernia Connections, she found herself enjoying her work, and learning more about the industry each day. With the encouragement of her boss who was about to retire and her family, she decided to open up shop, introducing ‘The Quilt Peddler’ to Tallahassee! Around now for two years, the shop has grown into a holder for everything sewing; from fabric to machines and accessories, ‘The Quilt Peddler’ has become a ‘go to’ for many.

“Guiding the customer through the process to determine the best machine for them is one thing that keeps people coming back. Understanding and being able to explain solutions for a customer’s concerns, even if they only need to know how the blind hem foot works, has made us the ‘go to’ for information.”

Visit Marianne and her shop today to learn more about what sewing machines work best for you, whatever project you may have. When asked what sets them apart from other shops Marianne had one thing to say, “The competition for my shop does not have the same level of expertise that we offer at The Quilt Peddler,” and after hearing her story we see why!

*Photo Credit: The Quilt Peddler Team

If you’re interested in The Quilt Peddler check them out today and follow their information below!

Phone: 608-822-6822
Email: quiltpeddlerllc@gmail.com
4420 US Highway 18 East
Fennimore WI 53809

The Little Green Bean

Credit: The Little Green Official Site

Located in Minnesota, you can find Missy Luukkonen, owner of the Little Green Bean! Born and raised in Duluth, Missy fell in love with sewing in high school and has been sewing crafts, quilts, and many other projects for over 20 years. This is all thanks to an extraordinary teacher.

Starting as a hobby, Missy was working full time in a profession she loved and coming home to sewing projects as a way to relax. What began as something to do in her free time slowly grew with each new project. Missy was making burlap tote bags when she started an Etsy shop for the fun of it, not realizing how well it would grow! After saving up her Etsy shop money and taking her husband and two sons on vacation, she thought the shop would be a great side business, but it continued to evolve.

Credit: The Little Green Bean – Instagram

As time went on, she found that her side gig was becoming a full-time job. Once she realized her small business continued growing, Missy decided to take a chance on her dream. Thus The Little Green Bean was here to stay! The products on her online store are constantly changing by customers’ suggestions. Missy makes these suggestions come to life with the help of her husband, who now happily works and runs the shop as well.  After her husband, Chris, joined, they settled on a great dynamic, Missy handles most of the designing, and Chris does the production. With both partners jumping back and forth with ideas, they make an accomplished team.

One project they’re very proud of is the “Monthly Gnome“! Each month, Missy and her husband create a sweet gnome, that is new, and original in design. These little gnomes can be a one-time purchase or a monthly subscription if you’re a collector.

Credit: The Little Green Bean – Missy

Missy’s shop has continued to evolve as she’s always working on different ideas. Ever since Missy was a child, she was always making something. Not being afraid to try new things, Missy goes for it when a new idea pops up. While getting the perfect pattern may take several attempts to perfect, she’s always ready to learn along the way. One type of project she tends to stay away from is clothing, “I have never liked sewing clothes though, I’ll make PJ pants for my kids, but that’s about as far as I go with clothing!”

We recommend checking out Missy’s breath-taking workshop on her socials! Wanting her work area to be different from the rest of her home, Missy imagined her space to be bright and happy. Using fun and bright colors, Missy was able to create a space that was inviting and fed her the good energy she likes to work with. Cleanly organized and with perfect space for her JUKI’s the TL-2000Qi and MO-6700, every day Missy spends her time in her cottage and garage making the next big thing.

To learn more about Missy and her family business, check out her website here! Make sure to check into Missy’s socials as well for an inside look into her shop and home life at on Pinterest and Instagram.

Enjoy the Ride with French Seam

Celebrating National Small Business Month with JUKI Dealers

Located in Indianapolis, you’ll find a small business knows as ‘The French Seam.’ Family run by a mother and daughter duo, Linda Compton and Courtney Young, they opened their fabric boutique to make fine fabrics affordable and accessible for the entire sewing community. Attracted to the idea of personalization and growing up around the passion of sewing from her mother, Courtney followed in Linda’s footsteps.

“Sewing garment clothes has always been a passion; to achieve something truly unique and to “not see yourself walking down the street”.”

Built on the need for a “fine” fabric store in Indianapolis, they modeled their store as a go-to for fabric choices in the garment sewing community. Venturing into the retail world, the mother and daughter duo began with intense research and a plan to open up their boutique. Over the last ten years, the boutique has grown from a fine fabric shop, now selling machines, accessories, and more. Finding that the sewing world has only continued to grow more over the years, their most significant change was venturing into quilting cotton and their love of modern quilt fabric, a different speed from the fine fabrics they sold alone in the beginning.

Five years ago, “French Seam’ began carrying JUKI in their shops to customers. Aligning perfectly with the unique fabrics that they sold, JUKI was a top choice for their retail needs. Over the years, they’ve continued to represent JUKI by assisting many customers like you find their very own JUKI machine!

The store’s focus is on curating fine fabrics for the garment sewing community while also providing the most extensive collection of indie patterns in their region, as well as selecting and displaying beautiful modern quilt collections. With this, they’ve continued their quest on being unique and recently added fine yarn and fun embroidery pieces to their array of options.

A team whose focus is on helping the many beautiful people who come through their shop, their favorite part is sharing their fabric finds with the sewing community. Their most extensive advice to those who dream of owning their own shop is this, “We have learned to take everything more lightly; not so personally. This was a difficult segue for us coming out of a business community that analyzed your day-to-day performance. Retail is a very different world, and it took us time to step back and realize we do the best we can every day and enjoy the ride.”

If you’re interested in The French Seam check them out today and follow their information below!

(317) 841-1810

info@thefrenchseam.com

9335 Castlegate Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46256

*Photo Credit: The French Seam Team

Just Start with HomeGrown HomeSewn

Celebrating National Small Business Month with JUKI Dealers

Hello JUKI Lovers! We know how much small businesses matter, especially for us quilters and sewers, and today we wanted to highlight a shop that represents the JUKI standard.

A small business, ran by a close-knit family, the HomeGrown HomeSewn is a go-to for sewing and quilting enthusiasts alike in Cincinnati. Diane, the matriarch of their family, has been sewing since the age of seven, creating projects at home for herself and her family, and even creating her own wedding dress. Her daughter, Abbey, joined the family business due to her mutual love for the craft and is a part-owner of the shop. Recently, their team was featured on ‘Quilt Sampler’ magazine this past fall and were able to showcase a quilt designed by Diane, a fantastic accomplishment for them all!

Created with the idea in mind of passing this tradition from generation to generation, as Diane did with her very own family, she began her shop with kits made for kids for their crafting projects. Witnessing the creativity spring from kids, she continued focusing on her idea and created a full-on quilt shop!

“Watching people’s creative ideas come to life and seeing the joy that brings is our favorite part of owning the shop.”

Starting as a kit shop for kids, their group became vendors at homeschool conventions and started creating a niche for an actual quilt shop in Cincinnati shortly after. As times change, they currently have plans to venture into the online world of creating their virtual fabric shop for customers. HomeGrown HomeSewn does have strategies for growing its business in the world of crafts. There’s no limit to what possibilities they can follow with plans to venture into crocheting, gardening, homeschooling, and culinary arts. There’s no limit to what opportunities they can pursue!

One of their shop products, and you already know where we’re going with this, is JUKI! True to their message, the mother and daughter duo both worked with JUKI before selling our machines in their shop, giving them that hands-on experience so they could genuinely vouch for what they sell.

Offering a large selection of fabrics, different brands, and more, their shop is a go-to for your quilting and sewing needs. One of the reasons they’ve done so well? Their focus and dedication to customer service to local and non-local shoppers. The opportunity to personally shop for your machine through messaging or video and guaranteed fast shipping makes certain distance doesn’t stop people from visiting them.

Check out HomeGrownHomeSewn’ The Fab Stash Show, a live Facebook selling show to learn more about what they offer. They’ve also created the ‘The Fab Stash Club’ newsletter as a fabric club that offers customizable bundles and the ‘Fresh and Fab’ Friday video series that features the newest fabrics each week.

When asked for advice on what they would tell fellow sewists and quilters hoping to open their own shop, their reply was simple and to the point.

“Just start! I think so many times we hesitate because of an obstacle we see or think maybe in the way. At some point, you just dive in. Sure there will be mistakes, but that’s sometimes the best way to learn. We tell the same thing to people about quilting or trying new techniques. Just start, or you’ll never get it.”

If you’re interested in HomeGrown HomeSewn check them out today and follow their information below!

(513)401-9747

5761 Springdale Rd, Suite L, Cincinnati, OH 45247

*Photo Credit: HomeGrown HomeSewn Team