After helping service machines this past year I have come to realize that the vast number of 'issues' people are experiencing with their machines are no more than simple maintenance issues or machine misunderstandings. Very few machines are actually broken and even fewer are non-repairable. Does that shock you? Well this might come as an even bigger shock - I'm about ready to spill the inside … [Read more...] about HOME REPAIRS! The Top 11 Reasons ‘You Think’ Your Machine is Broken
Due to the Holidays and Gift Giving - Much of our Long Arm Quilting had to stay under wraps. We certainly wouldn't want to spoil a Christmas Surprise! But the season is over and have I got some Show and Tell for you! First - I wanted to show you how different the same pattern can look with different fabrics. As you know, my dear friend Jera from Quilting in the Rain created the Playful Irish … [Read more...] about The Quilter’s Round Up
Happy 2016 - and with all of those goals and resolutions comes resistance disguised as low self esteem and sub-par confidence. Don't worry, you are not alone. Nothing has pushed me out of my comfort zone like standing in front of a camera! We are all a work in progress so I thought I would share 3 mantras I hold close to help me when I'm struggling with the type of low self esteem that keeps me … [Read more...] about How to build self esteem & push through your need to be perfect!
OK, First things First - If you're feeling like it's too late to make a countdown calendar - don't freak out! You can always surprise your family with on December 13th with a Holiday Banner that celebrates the 12 days of Christmas so give yourself a break - this is suppose to be a fun treat for the family, not a race to get it done before December 1! Now, that said, who doesn't love a countdown … [Read more...] about Holiday Countdown Bunting!
Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best. That is definitely the case with these Coasters & Hotpads! No exposed seams, no binding - it's a new sewing enthusiasts dream! They're Layer Cake and Charm Pack Friendly which takes the stress out of color coordinating - How cool is that? If you are giving them as a gift, here's a sweet idea ~ Tuck a little coffee shop gift card right into … [Read more...] about ‘Binding Free’ Coasters & Hotpads!
Whether it's the holiday season or anytime of year, nothing beats a sweet little zipper pouch as a gift for yourself or someone you love. The Pleated Zipper Pouch Tutorial was inspired by one of our most popular beginner classes at The West Seattle Fabric Company, and now I'm bringing it to you here - for free! How Cool is That? The zipper pouches were designed to use with Fat Quarter Bundles … [Read more...] about The Pleated Zipper Pouch Tutorial