Let's face it, not everyone likes working with chemicals of any kind. Some have sensitivities or allergies to contend with. I consider my self fortunate that I don't fall in that category. Some just prefer not to use pens, pencils, crayons, etc on their fabric. I have some solutions for that. Ground Cinnamon A plus… Continue reading Organic Marking Tools
I love learning! It's time to share that love by offering one lucky quilter a Free Private Lesson. This will be done via Zoom from my studio. Time and Date to be worked out between me and the winner. How do you enter? Simple. Just comment on this post on what you would like to… Continue reading Win a Free Lesson
Today I am going to talk about a few different marking tools. These are my personal favorites and are listed in order of preference. I will explore more in future posts, so stay tuned. Let us start with my go-to marking tool. I empty a Chaco Pen Style liner and fill it with Ultimate Pounce… Continue reading My Favorite Marking Tools
Eleanor Burns’ PBS series is literally the reason I got into quilting. She is by far the best teacher for anyone learning to quilt. I agree there are a lot of great videos available today, but Eleanor’s step by steps demos will hone anyone’s skills. Whether it is ¼” seams, pressing, nesting, or picking up… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Eleanor Burns!
Today I did a Facebook Live event for Sew Steady. Click here for the handout. Click here to see the video.
I'm staying home to help flatten the curve. If you are too, I'm offering online classes and even have weekend options. Click here to learn more. Feel free to email me with any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thinking about snow in October? Some places have already had their first flurries, but I suspect it will be a while before we see any in the Desert Southwest. Thinking about snow in October? Some places have already had their first flurries, but I suspect it will be a while before we see any in… Continue reading Westalee Snowflakes; Tips and Tricks
Whenever I start with new templates, I almost always work the design out on paper first. The Jewel Series was an exception as I couldn’t wait to see the results. I ended up making a few mistakes which turned into a great design. I call those "Personal Design Variations" The following is a tutorial, including… Continue reading Jewel of a Pillow
I've been asked a number of times to post a video on how to use a Westalee Design Crosshair Square. This shows the 6 point, but it is applicable to all of them. I hope this helps. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions. ~Pam
I'm sharing the first quilt I made from start to binding. I didn't have a pattern; mistake one. I'd never done the quilting process and backed with Minky; mistake two. I'd never used a walking foot. Never the less, I forged on. I had seen a block… Continue reading Celebrating National Quilting Day