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 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 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.


Check it out! Sewing Machine Company Websites!

I wish there was a job called Internet Researcher. I would apply immediately. My Number 1 Go To is Google. When someone asks a question and I don’t have the answer, my answer is always GOOGLE IT!!

I think that anything can be found on the Internet if you know how to search for it.

I will be sharing some of my website finds and hope that you will find something useful.

Today, check out the sewing machine company websites. It doesn’t even have to be for the sewing machine that you use. Check out all of them. They have free patterns and tutorials and other free items available to use. Some even have free embroidery designs to download. If you have the proper software, you can convert them to use with your machine.

Below are links of companies that I am aware of:

Baby Lock Projects

Bernina Experience

Brother Inspiration

Janome Inspire

Habdiquilter Education plus Education about Quilting

Gammill Education

APQS Education

Singer Inspiration

Juki Projects

Husqvarna Viking Be Inspired

Pfaff Inspiration

These websites also have blogs, newsletters, educational events, etc thiat might be useful.