August 31, 2010

Enterprise is here!

Filed under: Baby Lock,Brett — admin @ 9:05 pm

We now have the new 10 needle Baby Lock Enterprise on the sales floor at our main Portland location.

Dinner with nancy

Filed under: Baby Lock,Brett — admin @ 3:02 am


I had the pleasure of sitting next to Nancy Zieman at dinner tonight. She is the star of the hit pbs show “Sewing with Nancy.”
This fall we will be launching a web based program “Nancy Zieman TV.” Look forward to shows starting in October. You will be sent the link to the video series if you are on our email list. So if you are not on the list, please sign up so you can get access to the videos.

August 30, 2010

A new upgrade for all ellisimo owners.

Filed under: Baby Lock,Brett,Embroidery,News — admin @ 10:16 pm

An exciting new uprade is coming for the Baby Lock Ellisimo. It has some new feature the will blow you away.
1. On screen you will be able to resize any design as much as 200% or as low as 60% and the machine will recalculate the stitches.
2. The machine has a new design positioning feature which uses the camara to be able to scan your fabric in your hoop and then supperimpose a the image on top so you can see exactly where to put your design. This will give you perfect placement when you combine your designs.
3. Also a bobbin work bobbin case, bobbin cover, and designs will come with it.

The price of the upgrade is $599 and we will be able to take orders on them by Friday the 3rd. We have 25 coming in the first shipment so reserve your copy.

I take it all back

Filed under: Brett — admin @ 10:01 pm

I just went for a jog, and I have never sweated that much in my entire life.

Great day in St Louis

Filed under: Brett — admin @ 8:31 pm


Weather is perfect here. Not too hot, a little muggy, but the breeze makes it not seem quit so bad.

The new Enterprise

Filed under: Sewing — admin @ 2:50 am



I am on my annual trip to St Louis Mo. To see what is new with Baby Lock sewing machines.
The new 10 needle Enterprise is an amazing machine that far surpases the BMP9. It is a machine that has the capabilities of a commercial embroidery machine with the ease of use of a home machine. I think that all will be impressed with its many upgraded features.

Look forward to seeing you soon.

August 27, 2010

To all my loyal customers

Filed under: Sewing — Tags: , — Shelley @ 1:14 am

Hello, I am sorry if any of you have been trying to get in touch with me lately and have found it difficult. I was in a car accident about a month ago. I know, not another one…..Anyway, I apologize for any inconvience that it may have caused. I am back part-time and working at Fabric Depot on the weekend. I should be back full time by mid September. If you need to get ahold of me leave a message with Bonnie at Fabric Depot. She is great about taking messages for me, you can comment on my blog or drop me an email @

I hope to be back shortly.
Thank you!

August 26, 2010

Fabric Depot Embroidered Quilt Contest

Filed under: Sewing — Tags: , — Shelley @ 1:11 am

We are having an embroidered Quilt contest at our Fabric Depot location. We have had some great entries already. Come check out these beautiful quilts. I will be posting some pictures later this weekend. If you have any questions, or want to enter a quilt in our contest please call me at 503-262-6734 – or just bring your quilt in. We would like some basic information about you and your quilt (name, quilt pattern, embroidery design, and what machine you used).

Shelley ?

August 20, 2010

It’s a beautiful day!

Filed under: Sewing — Shelley @ 4:01 pm

I love waking up by the sun.  It is so peaceful!  It’s  a great way to start my day.

5D Software & Upgrades are on sale at Montavilla

What we really like about this new 5D embroidery software is that it interacts with nearly all embroidery file types and machines. Plus, you are able to edit your embroideries in real time while your garment is in place. So if something doesn’t look quite right when you get your garment hooped, you can easily go and resize, flip the layout or adjust specific elements of the design.

Do you ever want to view your design in metallic threads? Would you like to see exactly what your design will look like in a variety of colors? Would you like to have the ability to easily edit stitches of the designs? Well, now you can!

We have the new 5D software set up on two machines so you can see the latest in creativity and perfection for Viking/Husqvarna and Pfaff. We will be offering software classes when you purchase the software. Upgrades are also available now.