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Monthly Archives: February 2016

  • Two Days Left - Don't Miss It!

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    You still have time! The Quilt, Craft, and Sewing Fedtival in San Mateo had a great opening day but there are still two days left for you to enjoy. Click here to print your free ticket to the festival and once you are there, visit the Meissner Sewing Center booth to see what's fun and exciting in the sewing and quilting world. Prepare to be inspired, informed, and entertained about all things quilting, crafting, and sewing!





  • Meissner Foot Note: Open Sewing

    Meissner Foot Notes: Bi-monthly posts featuring sewing tips and information about selected specialty presser feet for Baby Lock, BERNINA, Brother, and Janome machines.

    Open Toe Brother Open toe presser feet are great for applique!

    A presser foot with an opening between the two toes is great for applique and decorative stitching because you can clearly see the stitching area and the applique edges, making it easy to place the stitches exactly where you want. Most open toe feet have markings or notches that indicate the center of the foot; they also have markings to aid in aligning the needle where stitching is desired.

    An open toe presser foot specially coated to easily sew leather, plastic, and vinyl. An open toe presser foot specially coated to easily sew leather, plastic, and vinyl.

    This type of presser foot can also be useful for edge stitching and topstitching using the inside of one of the toes as a guide for the fabric edge. Place the fabric edge along the inside edge of the right toe and adjust the needle position to stitch the desired distance from the edge. As you stitch, watch the edge of the fabric, guiding it along the toe and the stitching will be parallel to the fabric edge – all with no marking!

    Using the correct presser foot for every sewing task can help you improve your sewing skills, sew more in less time, and give you more professional-looking results. Stop by any of the Meissner Sewing Centers to see a demo of this type of presser foot and others that fit your machine!


  • Check Us Out!

    Meissner-Logo-MASTER-BlueLettering-NoBlock-CroppedFollow the Meissner Sewing Centers on Social Media. See inspiring photos, learn from free tutorials, download fun patterns, and watch instructional videos. Click on the buttons below to see our Facebook Page, Pinterest Boards, and YouTube Channel. We love to share all things sewing, quilting and embroidery with you!




    Facebook – Keep up with what’s going on at Meissner’s. Like us on Facebook and let us get to know you when you post comments and get in on the conversation!


    PinterestPinterest – Thirty-four boards and growing! You’ll love the beautiful photos of great sewing, quilting, and embroidery projects that will inspire you to create your own. You'll find downloadable patterns, fun cartoons, DIY tutorials and boards dedicated to home dec sewing, crafting, fabric and more.


    YouTubeYouTube – A great place to see videos that teach you about the machines at Meissner’s. Link to hundreds of videos about Baby Lock, BERNINA, Brother and Janome machines.

  • Fun at the San Mateo Festival!

    Join us in San Mateo for the Quilt, Craft, and Sewing Festival! Meissner Sewing Center will be there for all three days, February 18-20. Stop by our booth and talk to our Longarm Experts, Baby Lock Product Specialists, and Experienced Meissner Staff. It’s a great time to take a close look at new products, ask questions of the experts, and get inspired to be creative.

    The best news about the Festival is that you can go for FREE! Click here or on the image below to print a coupon for free admission.

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  • Meissner Magazine Spring 2016

    Meissner Magazine springSpring is coming and the Meissner Spring Magazine is already here! Full of information about new products, fun events and informative classes, the latest edition has been posted on the Meissner Sewing Center website.

    There's something new in this issue: a menu of classes for new machine owners. This 4-page pull-out guide details all of the instructional classes available for Baby Lock, BERNINA, Brother and Janome machines.

    Download the latest Meissner Magazine now and start planning your Springtime stitching adventures for 2016!


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