Custom Engraving, Sublimation and Trophies


Call us for all of your awards and recognition needs. Need that special gift for Mom or Dad? We can do customized coffee mugs, water bottles, pint glasses and much more. Call us at 704-325-9827

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We are also available on most Saturdays

Hundreds of Quilting & Sewing Templates now available!


Or email us at tcrengraving@gmail.com.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Time is close but not up!

There is still time to get your gift personalized for Christmas. Call us now! We can make your gift even more special with an engraved sentiment, name or logo. Bibles, Ipads, Kindles, Knives, Chess/Checker sets and tons of other stuff can be custom engraved. We can also make plates to go on most anything else.


Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving & Big Turkey Tip!

 Happy Thanksgiving!

 We hope all our friend and customers have a great day! If you are in Retail and your employer decided to stay open, try to plan another day with your family. We do not shop on Thanksgiving because we believe it just encourages retailers to keep opening up more! If you subscribe to our newsletter, I started an article on Turkey smoking. We have been doing this for years and have finally nailed it the last several. It is below.

As with many folks, we smoke our bird outside every year. Since we are avid meat and cheese smokers all year long, we have made a bunch of errors over the years. We now get it right every time!  We use charcoal and fruit wood. I suggest never using heavy smoke wood on poultry like hickory. You can use just wood, propane or even an electric smoker. Even if you still cook inside, the 1st BIG tip is BRINE your bird from 8-24 hours ahead. The brine I use is Kosher salt, apple juice and a few spices. Do not use regular table salt. This one step will ensure your Turkey is moist when you carve it. Also, if you decide to smoke, this process is low heat 235 - 250 so you cannot stuff your bird as it will not cook properly. I usually cut up an apple and place inside. Use a water pan if your smoker has one or you can use just any pan with water to keep the smoker moist. After you pull the bird from the brine, pat it dry. You can now add a rub of your liking if you wish. (We do this but it is optional). Just Google "Poultry Rubs" if you are interested. This year we are during a maple syrup mop so we are using that to adhere the rub. If you just need something to get your rub to stick, try EVOO. It is not necessary to use a mop for your bird, but if you choose to, about every hour after 3 should be fine. The 2nd BIG tip is do not rely on the pop up thermometer that is in your Turkey. It is almost always wrong and you will overcook your bird! You need to cook to 165 degrees, no more no less. Some people allow the bird to rest to redistribute the juices. It will also continue to cook during this time so if you pull it off at more than 165 by the time you carve and serve the result will likely not be what you are going after. An electronic food thermometer is what I use for this. You can also use a candy one if you have to, but I really rely on my quick read! There are obviously many ways to do a Turkey on a smoker and a quick search will give you hundreds of options. In my opinion, no matter which ones you select, these 2 tips are the most important for success. 

Thanks for reading, being a customer/friend and have a Great Holiday!




Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Mt. Zion Annual Craft Show

Come check us out this weekend @ the Mt. Zion UMC Christmas Extravaganza in Cornelius, NC


Every year Mt. Zion fills 2 Buildings with vendors of all kinds of custom made goods from food to crafts. And, Santa makes appearances also!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Autumn is officially upon us!

Well autumn is here and with it comes cooler weather, football, Halloween, Thanksgiving and more. Check us out for items to celebrate whatever occasion comes up during this Fall season.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

School starts soon!

Colleges will soon be in full swing with primary schools starting soon after. Help your student(s), of any age, be ready for educational excellence with personalized supplies from a bag tag or ruler with their name to a personalized iPad cover or messenger bag and everything in-between. We have USB drives, bookmarks, mouse pads, pens, stylus, lanyards, lunch totes and more.  Let us help make this school year the best yet. 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Planning Ahead

If you are planning to give great personalized gifts this year, start your thinking now! We have just listed a great set of Pumpkin Quilting templates and we have Christmas ones in the queue ready to go up for sale next week. These are sturdy ~1/4" thick, suitable for Hand or Long Arm machine quilting. It takes time to make a great quilt!

Also, in the sewing area, we now have laser cut Mylar. These sets are great for hand sewing and are so much better than paper. Each set has 50 pieces of Mylar and the Acrylic Template. They stand up to a low heat iron and can be used over and over!

Thinking about having a gift engraved this year? Keep us in mind. We can add names, logos or other engravings to a wide variety of items. Give us a call or email if you have any questions! 





Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Dad's Day

June 15th is Father's Day in the US. Get Dad a personalized gift in any price range. Grill set, knives, Coffee mugs and more! Or, if you a have a gift already, we can engrave it with a name, initials, logo or other design. And, yes we can ship to our out of town friends.You can grab one of the openers (pop, Coke, soda, beer!) for just $4.99 with free engraving! Call or email us now!