Very impressed with Baby Lock!

This week, I have been trying to update my Solaris. I was having a problem with it and put in an email to Baby Lock support on Wednesday night. On Thursday evening, support actually CALLED me on the phone. I was very impressed! I am still having a problem with it but Baby Lock is aware that there is an issue and is actively working to fix it! Thank you, Baby Lock!


Check It Out – Day 8

The Quilting Company is another website with lots of free information.

This page advertises 1000 free videos.

The Fons and Porter “Love of Quilting” TV show can be found here.

Free ebooks can be downloaded from here with lots of patterns and information.

If you like to look at quilts for ideas, they have a quilt gallery with loads of quilts.

The blog has lots of articles, tips and techniques where you can learn.


Check It Out – Day 7

Creative Grids products are made in the USA and their site is a great way to learn about their products.

They have many designers who promote and use their products. Their website is a great place to learn about the designers.

Janice Pope lives in Raleigh, NC and has been at local quilt guilds and quilt shows. Deb Hatherly is another designer who lives in North Carolina. Her quilt shop is in Franklin, NC and her website is here.

You can print off a wish list and mark the items that you have. Take it with you shopping so you can buy what is on your wish list.

If you want to watch videos about the rulers, check out the UK site here


Check It Out – Day 6

If you like machine embroidery, check out Kimberbell.

There are free patterns here.

The blog has lots of free ideas and suggestions.

If you have Kimberbell patterns, you may want to check out the product update page.

Sewingly Yours is having a monthly Kimberbell embroidery club. Check out the monthly calendar on their website. Join for $25 for the year and $5 per month for the disk. You can join at any time.


Check It Out – Day 5

Moda Fabrics is another great website with many free patterns.  

On the Home page is a pictorial explanation of jelly rolls, charm packs, layer cakes, etc.  If you are not familiar with the terms, this is very helpful. 

There is a blog with interesting posts like this one about a bucket list.

The free patterns are the best. Many are quick and easy and they are divided out in categories like accessories, apparel, baby and kids,  home decor, quilts, totes, seasonal and “stuffed stuff.”    There are great totes here


Check It Out – Day 4

Don’t miss the Shop Hop Bunny.   

FabShop Hop

I have won things like gift certificates, thread and fat quarters.   It will introduce you to lots of new online stores along with brick and mortar stores.  Because of this website, I have visited  Somewhere Sewing when my daughter lived in Ohio.  One of our fairly local stores, Batiks Etcetera, located in Wytheville, VA  has a Bunny on their website.


Check It Out – Day 2

Connecting Threads is another website that I use frequently.   They are a United States-based company and fabric prices are a little cheaper than most name brands.  They have sales on batting, tools, books and fabrics.  My favorite sale is when the kits are on clearance.  Zipper bags, totes, purses, quilts, etc can be found at great bargain prices.  
The blog is a great place to get tips and tricks and learn about new trends.  They are constantly adding new patterns that can be downloaded for free.  Lots of great ideas can be found here

Check It Out

I love to search the Internet for project ideas. tips, techniques and new ways to do things and, then share my finds with others. “Check It Out” is a new feature that I will be doing for the next 30 days.

The websites may contain free patterns or tips and techniques and I will point out my favorite items on the website.

Today’s post is Nancy Zieman’s website — Nancy’s Notions

There are generally sales and clearance items as well as new ideas and new notions, tools, fabrics, etc.

Check out the “Inspiration” page for free patterns and ideas. Right now   Jelly Roll Stockings Pattern   is free.