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Oh, the things you can do with MonagramWorks!

August 27, 2012 in Find It / Buy It, General

il_570xN.290846564 Designer's Gallery's computer program MonogramWorks is great! Not only do you get 44 monogram fonts and several other frames and embellishments with the program, you also get on screen computer display, lots of layout flexibility, as well as, design combination, and other options like resize, rotate, and mirror! Below is a 1-year-old onesie that I made using MonogramWorks! I bought the ...

More Fabric Savvy

August 6, 2012 in Find It / Buy It, General, Tips & Tricks

077777 I know I've mentioned this book before, but, I think it is a must-have for a seamstress who works with many different fabrics! I love it; it's been so helpful! Sandra Betzina's More Fabric Savvy offers expert advice, tips, fun facts and fabric information on several different types of fabric. When I was in fashion school, it just happened to be ...

My New Ironing Board Cover

June 5, 2012 in Find It / Buy It

ironboard My ironing board goes through covers pretty quickly because of frequent ironing and the sewing classes I teach from home here in MO. Mostly, the padding goes really flat and then I get grid marks on whatever I iron from the metal table of the ironing board. I just recently bought the below cover at Joann with a coupon and ...
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Diane’s Favorite Sewing Book

April 15, 2012 in Find It / Buy It, Tips & Tricks

Simply Pillows While spring cleaning, I found myself bored with the same look and color in my living room. A great way to change colors without spending a fortune on new furniture is to bring new color into the room with pillows. I found a book called "Simply Pillows by the Editors of Sunset Books and found many different styles that would ...

Shop for fabric online?

February 9, 2012 in Find It / Buy It, General, Sewing supplies

fabricshoppingonline_lg   Do you shop online for fabric? If so, where? I would like to sew a new swimsuit this season, so, I am currently in the market for cute print swimsuit fabric, which isn't the easiest to find! I am still early in my search, but, I stumbled upon this article I read awhile back from Threads Magazine's website (which is ...
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Meet Diana

August 15, 2011 in Find It / Buy It, General

  It's is nice to have a steady friend to lean on when things start to unravel. If you need help keeping things in place, look to Diana. She‚Äôs cool, calm and collected making her just the girl you need to help secure every stitch. This easy-to-use serger is perfect for cover stitching, chain stitching, rolled hems and more. Keep her ...
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www.AmazingDesigns.com Gets an Update

July 29, 2011 in Find It / Buy It

The embroidery design company has put a great effort into the redesign of their website, making it easy to search for and download single designs, collections and software. It is much faster as well and boasts features such as a user rating system and a wish list. If you haven't checked it out yet click here and take a gander. ...
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Loving The Freebie

February 17, 2011 in Find It / Buy It, General, Tips & Tricks

I can say without hesitation that I love, LOVE free stuff. I am a sucker for a BOGO (buy one, get one) and I feel giddy when a gift with purchase comes my way. I must confess that sometimes for me, a free embroidery design can be better then roses and a box of chocolates!  Okay...maybe not that ...
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Make Your Own Clothes!

October 25, 2010 in Find It / Buy It, General

I have to admit, I'm always amazed when I compliment someone on something they're wearing and they reply with, "Oh, I made this." My jaw can't help but hit the ground and I'm completely in aw. While browsing the web, I ran across this book, Make Your Own Clothes. It's as if the sky parted, a beam of light shined down ...
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Meet Elizabeth

October 19, 2010 in Find It / Buy It, General

Elizabeth is multi-talented and great at everything she does, and she's ready to share all her secrets with you. With 178 stitches, 13 snap-on feet and a free-arm, this feature-packed machine sure has a lot to say! Elizabeth can help you make a statement with every project, from home décor to accessories and ...