Creative Spaces Blog Hop: Dealing With Tools & Rulers

I can’t believe it’s Week 6 already, can you?  This summer has been flying by and I’m partly happy (goodbye humidity, hello fall!) and partly sad (My office assistant is leaving for college).  I’ve been super busy trying to prep for shows, getting new inventory in and writing patterns.


I decided for this final blog hop post that I’d show you my method for organizing my teaching bag since that seems to be where most of my tools and rulers live.  I also acquired a few new things this week to share too!

So for me, teaching is a big part of my business.  I travel to my local shop several times a month as well as to shows & guilds & other shops to teach.  Regardless of where I’m teaching I always like to travel with my big teaching bag.  And surprisingly no I didn’t make it!  It’s a small 31 tote that just works great for this purpose.  Someday I’ll make myself one!

I like to have my own tools so that 1. I have what I need for demoing hardware, cutting, etc… and 2. So I have the tools I prefer.  Don’t we all have favorites that we must use for each project?  I have adopted a system of using smaller zippered pouches inside of my larger bag to keep everything organized by type. I like to make zippered pouches in different shapes and sizes (great practice for sewing zippers!) and they make my bag look so pretty too!  I have a cutting tool bag that I keep rotary cutters, extra blades, scissors and seam rippers.  I have another bag with marking tools and another with extra hardware bits like screws and what not in case someone has misplaced something.  I always keep a bag of binding clips too for making bags.  This method works great for me and might be a great way for you to get your things in order for upcoming classes.  I also have room in the bag for my rulers since I only carry a few small ones with me.


This week I was at my local quilt shop teaching (of course!) and I had noticed these new Stash ‘N Store tool organizers by It’s Sew Emma they had displayed.  I was intrigued and had to bring one home.  I absolutely love it!  It’s more handy than I thought it would be and I like the compact size.  It has this colored rubber top that holds your tools upright so they’re easy to grab.  It’s slim and fits right next to my machine or even on the window sill.  The slotted design isn’t big enough for a rotary cutter but it’s great for scissors, marking tools, tweezers, seam ripper and all the other essentials.  I might have to grab another for the office to keep track of all my pens and scissors there too!



Roxy had to check out my new toy!


Ahh the pretty pic on the new English Garden fabric I also acquired this week!

One last thing that I got this week is this adorable little Clip-on lamp from the Daylight Company.  Ok, in all fairness I have had this since May when I went to Janome training but I just got the chance to take it out of the box.  It’s such a cute little light and it’s great because it’s portable!  You can clip it anywhere you like.  It has 3 brightness settings and it’s rechargeable.  Great for travel, a book lamp, extra light at a retreat or right next to the machine like I have it.  I used it tonight while I was adding some hardware to a bag since it’s been so dark and dreary today.  The arm can be moved and bent in any direction too so it’s definitely a new must have for me.  I also have the larger slim line LED lamp behind my sewing machine that I use for night sewing.


Thanks again for joining me on my journey to get organized.  I hope you learned something along the way.  I have received so many comments from each of you, some to commiserate and some with great tips that I really enjoyed.

Happy Sewing 🙂





Creative Spaces Blog Hop: Dealing with Embellishments, Buttons & Thread


Let’s talk about dealing with all those little things that take up lots of space – Embellishments!  As you saw earlier (Week 3 mostly) the types of embellishments I work with mostly are for bags.  Things like frames, strap anchors, magnets, etc…  And since I sell items like these on my website I buy in bulk and use my large bins and drawers for those.  For smaller items, things I use for myself personally, I like these smaller drawer units that I found at Michaels.  They’re pretty and see through and great for organizing small things like buttons, etc…  Plus the drawers tip forward for easy in and out and I like that.  This unit also has a small footprint so it doesn’t take up much space on the end of my cutting table.


Right next to this unit I keep a couple small round tins with my Sharpie markers organized by color.  These are great for embellishing all sorts of things (including the tins they’re in!).  Does rainbow order make anyone else this happy?


One of my favorite embellishments is ribbon.  I especially love Renaissance Ribbons.  They work with artists like Tula Pink, Amy Butler and Jessica Jones to create these amazing designs.  I use them on all sorts of bags and of course I can’t throw out a single bit!  When I have large amounts I keep them on the spools and store in baskets.  For the smaller pieces I like to wrap them on cardboard scraps (I use shipping boxes from the post office after I receive a package).  I wrap them up and pin the ends.  Simple and easy to store in a basket or bin.


And of course we already talked a little but about thread.  I shared this pic during week 3 but thought I’d share it again because it’s just so pretty 🙂 I just can’t get enough Aurifil!!


So what kind of embellishments are your favorite?  What are you currently collecting?

Thanks for joining in.  Next week is the last week of the Creative Spaces Blog Hop – Can you believe it?  I definitely can’t!  I’m hoping to continue posting weekly so if you have any ideas or suggestions for upcoming posts, feel free to leave in the comments!

Happy Sewing!













Creative Spaces Blog Hop Week 4: Dealing with Fabric & Scraps


So if you’ve been following along for the past 4 weeks you probably have learned some things about me: My sewing area is tiny, my organizational skills are (slightly) lacking and I LOVE fabric!  So that being said I only have a few tips to share with you but for me they’re key to my happiness.  Well happiness in my sewing area anyway 🙂

I already mentioned a couple posts back that I like to leave my thread on display.  Same goes for my fabric.  I love to have my fabric out on display.  I like to look at it, pet it and be inspired by it as much as possible.  Plus it reminds me of what I already own lol.  Sometimes fabric speaks to me and tells me what it needs to be made into.  Not in a creepy Norman Bates way but more of a “psst, hey, I’d make a great bag!”.  so I like to look at it often.

Now maybe this next part comes from being a pattern designer and being trained to work within a fabric  line.  Maybe it’s just my brain’s way of organizing. I don’t know.  I  like to keep things in order by collection or designer.  This isn’t always true (I mix batiks and random pieces that don’t have mates) but most of the time I like to keep collections/designers together.  It’s easier for me when I start a project to know that all of the Tula Pink or all of the Kate Spain is together.  Here’s a few examples of those collections & baskets.  Oh and I LOVE baskets.  All kinds, any kind, I must have them all.  I love, love, love baskets!  You’ll see more baskets as we go on!


A basket of Tula Pink….This is just the beginning.  And this is mostly the old stuff.  I started buying larger quantities as my love for her fabric grew!


One of the misc. shelves – batiks on the bottom grouped by color.  Top shelf is the odds and ends and leftover from projects and ends of bolts.



More Tula – De La Luna – Pulled for a project



My first fabric line with Windham due out this fall – Gypsy – I definitely photograph and pet this fabric a lot.  Like a lot a lot.


Foundation by my sweet friend Shayla Wolfe

The next tip that works well for me is to keep my fabric the same size when folded.  I try to fold everything exactly the same from fat quarters to yards and everything in between.   By maintaining a consistent size I can fit more in a basket or on a shelf. And it looks neater.  Obviously FQ’s are smaller than yards but anything 1 yard+ I fold to get the same width when done.  Does that make sense?  The second pic above has various sized fabrics ranging from 1-5 yards but I folded them all to be the same width.  The pics below are mostly from shows but this consistent folding technique works great for that too.  I have to pack everything in certain size boxes and display on shelves so if I keep the folds the same it all looks much better 🙂  Plus it’s easier to tell the difference between a FQ and a yard by the way they’re folded.


Consistent folds!


All the yards and all the FQ’s are folded the same.  Makes packing a breeze!

I mentioned my love of baskets right?  Here are a few that I made which also works great for storage of scraps.


Notice the various (messy) baskets in the background?  Those are filled with 1 yard cuts and organized by designer.  I found them at Michael’s (I believe) and they are the perfect width for my 1 yard fabric folds.  The baskets in the front are from my Store It pattern and hold lots of fabrics!

So when it comes to scraps I have to admit something – I don’t like saving them.  I know, some of you are mad.  Some of you don’t like me anymore and I get it.  But I’m just not a scrappy kind of quilter.  I don’t do scrap quilts or make tiny things that need scraps.  There are some exceptions, mainly Tula.  I can’t even think about throwing out even the smallest piece of her fabric.  But everything else is pretty much a goner.  I find that my hoarder tendencies come out more when I have small scraps and I start justifying why I should save small 2″ squares of fabric and next thing I know I’m overwhelmed by the tiny pieces.  So I have to toss them for my own metal health.  Usually I donate them to someone locally who makes dog beds for shelters so I don’t feel horrible about not saving them.  BUT (there’s always a but with me) I do have a few other exceptions.  First of all when I’m making a quilt or prepping for market I don’t throw anything out until I’m 100% sure that I’m done.  If I need a small piece to finish a project or decide at the last minute to make one last project for quilt market (which always happens) I’m prepared.  I like to save everything in a zip lock bag labeled with the fabric name and/or project. Also a great way to organize projects when you’re on multiple ones at once.


Last fall before market I was making something using Foundation from Windham fabrics.  I saved this bag until I was done.  I had also overcut the amount of pieces needed so I could pick and choose as I went along.

Exception number 2 – Cork.  I never throw any cork out unless it’s completely unusable.  First we cut from the rolls, then I cut any leftovers into sellable pieces.  Then comes 1″ – 3″ wide strips for handles and 4″ x 5″ rectangles for demos and cork tassels.  Lastly is anything 1″ or larger that I can use for the girls in the office to identify colors.


A bag of 1″ strips ready to be cut into handles.

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Rectangles for show demos and cork tassels.  Again, cutting things into the same size makes organizing so much easier and neater!

So how do you like to organize?  By designer?  By color?  In baskets or on shelves?  Share your tips in the comments so I can learn from you too!

Happy Sewing!

















Creative Spaces Blog Hop Week 3: Organizing Tips

REVISED Week Three

I like to think that I’m organized.  Generally speaking I’m not and could use some extra help but hey it’s the thought that counts right?  😉  One of the areas that I need to be organized in is my office.  We ship dozens of packages each day, hundreds each month, plus I travel quite often for shows – at least once a month – and teach quite often.  So I need my office to be organized.  Many days it gets messy because it seems like we’re always in a hurry to get work done.  But I have found some great things that work for me and hopefully will inspire you to reorganize your space too.  Ready for a glimpse into my other work space?  Here’s my office!

Tip #1 –  Get the right shelving & the right size containers

Yes I am storing massive amounts of hardware & cork BUT that doesn’t mean this won’t apply to your space.  The right shelving will help to not only organize your space but will also be strong enough to hold the weight of whatever items you need to organize. For me personally, I love these metal racks from Home Depot and I use them in various sizes and heights.  Remember, fabric is heavy. The same goes with the purse hardware I carry and even cork fabric.  I store folded cork on the top shelves with stackable containers in the middle.  I used to use lighter weight laminate shelving but you do get what you pay for.  The small white shelves looked so pretty….until they started to bow!  Plus the backs would always pop off.  That doesn’t look nice.  Maybe a different shelf works for you in your space – check the weight limits before you buy.  My friend Barb who’s a long arm quilter also loves these particular shelves for organizing customer quilts.

The containers that I use are also from Home Depot.  They’re lower in the front making it easier to get things in and out.  They’re also stackable.  I think they’re actually made for nails, screws, etc… For us in the office they work great.  Everything is unboxed, labeled and ready to grab for orders.  This helps tremendously when you can see what you have.  Imagine also using this system for thread, zippers, bobbins, organizing notions – whatever you need!  I have a few of these at home on my dining room table by the cutting mat for rotary cutters, blades, scissors, etc.


Tip #2 – Overflow in closed containers

We get so much inventory that we often have overflow.  Clear plastic containers are perfect for the bottom row of the shelves.  Think about those items that you don’t use every day but need close by.  Maybe extra rulers, marking tools, extra fabric, or those great sale items you pick up that you know you’ll need someday (whenever someday comes)  And of course – label those bins!


Tip #3 – Plastic Drawers

I love these plastic drawers.  You can remove the drawers to carry items to different parts of your studio and still see through them.  Pretty awesome right?  And they work for lots of other areas as well.  I have a couple small sets of these at home for my makeup so it’s not just a sewing organizing piece.  I found these on Amazon.  I also have a large rolling drawer bin under my cutting table at the office for misc. items like works in progress & color cards.  Things I need sometimes but not every single day.


Tip #4 – Let it all hang out!

Well, let some of it hang out.  I love fabric.  And thread.  And notions.  And makeup.  And cookies.  Oooh cookies.  Focus, Jessica. I never put my thread away.  I did have some of those wooden spool racks and I loved those.  I used to have them hanging on either side of my sewing machine in the old studio since I sewed in a little alcove.  Now that I’ve downsized (See post 1) I have limited space.  So I like to store my thread in a fabric bowl that I made.  It brings me joy and adds some bright color to my space plus it’s all there for me to see.  What I’m saying is, don’t put everything away.  Keep it neat but leave something out that inspires you and makes you smile.  Side note: I use another much larger fabric bowl I made for dog toys!  I keep trying to train the dogs to put the toys away but some battles can’t be won.


Tip #5 – Keep the good stuff close and remember anything can be a container

To the right of my machine is where I keep all the essentials – scissors, seam ripper, binding clips, glue, pins, etc…And each item has a spot.  That’s how I attempt to keep my living room looking nice and make it easier for me so I’m not digging around for something when I need it.  I use coffee mugs for sharp tools & pens (from fun places I visit), magnetic dishes for pins (Can’t live without & the dogs can’t knock the pins over), and pretty metal cups I pick up from craft stores like Michael’s for misc. items.  I also use this system for my teaching bag that you will often see me carrying at shows or shops when I have a class.  Each item has a zippered bag all stored within a larger bag.  Again, it’s pretty AND organized.  And I can grab it when I have a class and I’m out the door!


I hope that some of my tips will work for you.  Or maybe you just enjoyed the brief tour of my office.  Is there anything I missed?  Something else I can share with you?  Or maybe you have a great organizing tip for me?  Please feel free to leave a comment!  I’m always looking for other blog post ideas so I want to know what you want to see!

Happy Sewing 🙂















Creative Spaces Blog Hop Week 2 : My Favorite Tools


Welcome to Week 2 – My favorite Tools

As a bag maker & quilter I have a lot of go to tools.  The favorites that I can’t live without and feel make my work easier, better and more efficient.  Most of the tools that I’ll share today I use for bag making but that doesn’t mean you won’t find a use for them in other applications!


First up are the most important tools for me – my rotary cutter & scissors.  I use them each and every day no matter the project and would be completely lost without them.  My favorite rotary cutter is the Olfa Splash 45mm.  Yes I have one in each of the fun colors (Aqua, Pink & Purple).  Does the color make a difference to my cutting?  No, but it’s awfully cute and pretty to look at!  Plus I can see it much more easily.  The reason I love this one so much is the not only does it have a super easy quick change blade but it’s also made for right & left hand cutting.  I can cut with both hands (it’s the only super power I currently have) so I love that about this cutter.


Scissors are just as important to what we do as anything else.  When it comes to bag making you need a pair of sharp, study scissors that can cut multiple layers cleanly and efficiently.  I discovered Kai scissors a few years ago and haven’t used another pair since. I bring these to classes with me and my students are always amazed by how great they cut.  They have a comfy handle grip and nice weight as well.  I do sell these on my website if you’d like to check them out for yourself.

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Next up is my absolute favorite, can’t go on living if I lose it tool – The Alex Anderson 4-in-1 tool.  I call this my corner turning tool because I cannot turn a flap or poke out a corner without this!  On one end is the poking tool which also hides a stiletto underneath.  On the opposite side is a wood iron great for paper piecing and a seam ripper.  Now not all of them are as unique as mine.  It was chewed by my sweet little Zoey to remind me how much she loves me.  Aren’t puppies great?



This is the culprit above who ate my 4-in-1 tool…..

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I think I have said at lest 100 times, how did I live without binding clips??  Seriously these little clips are an absolute game changer when it comes to bag making.  No more poking myself with pins.  No more bent pins from trying to hold too many layers.  I personally love the Klip It style the best.  I like the size and strength and they’re purple 🙂


One of the most frustrating things in dealing with bag hardware is dealing with itty bitty screws.  That’s why I am never without my magnetic Diva wallet screwdriver.  I’ve been using and selling these for a few years and I LOVE mine.  Perfect for small screws.  Tip: If yours loses it magnetism (is that the correct use of that word?) or if you have one that isn’t magnetic, place it in a magnetic pin dish and voila!  Magnetic screwdriver!


Are you zipper phobic?  If so you want to sit down for this one….  That’s right, I’m talking about zippers next.  As a teacher of bag making I find that so many quilters and sewists are absolutely terrified of putting in a zipper.  A recent student of mine said that she blames 8th grade home ec for that. She’s probably right.  I have many easy techniques for putting in zippers and most of them use this simple, easy product: fusible           double-sided 1/4″ wide tape.  Game.  Changer.  Check out the video that I linked on my website to see some tips on using this awesome product!


Last but not least is my favorite glue – Gutermann HT2.  It’s an awesome metal to fabric compatible glue that is wonderful for hardware of any kind – wallet frames, loose screws, twist locks.  I’ve even fixed my shoes with it!  What I love about this one is not only it’s strength and durability but that it has a fine tip and doesn’t glue itself to the cap like some competitors can do.  If you make bags of any kind you should definitely check this out.


I hope you enjoyed this post.  Feel free to comment with any questions you’d like me to answer about my favorite tools.  Let me know what your favorites are too!

Happy Sewing! 🙂


















Creative Spaces Blog Hop Week 1: Studio Before & After

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This week is the launch of the six week Creative Spaces Blog Hop and I’m so glad you stopped by!  Well, until I have to show my messy studio that is…I’m starting to sweat…..

Each week we’ll bring you tips, tricks and out insights into dealing with our studios, organizing and lots more! Let’s start with the incredible line up we have for you.  I linked the blogs and days that posts will be up for each designer:

Cherry Blossom Quilting

Morning Glory Designs
Sew Many Creations (You’re here already!)

Seams Like a Dream
Poor House Quilt Designs
Desert Bloom Quilting

Canton Village Quilt Works
Cranberry Pie Designs

Avery Lane Designs
Christa Quilts

Swan Amity

Funky Friends Factory
Simple Arts
Joanne Sharpe

Well, here goes.  This week’s topic is Studio Cleanup Before & After.  Unfortunately my studio is always a bit of a mess whether it’s before or after.  I decided to share with you some slightly mortifying pictures of how I work. My husband would die if he knew I was posting these so let’s not tell him ok?  First, let me rewind a few years back and explain why it is what it is.  Back in 2013 or so (honestly I can’t remember now because it’s been so long) we decided to start renovations on our house.  First tip, never renovate a house you’re living in.  Anyway, we made the decision to put a new roof on which then lead to new siding, which also meant it made more sense to change the layout if we were going to invest in the roof and siding.  We moved walls, doors and took out windows.  My belongings went into boxes and storage.  My studio was gone.  New walls, windows and doors eventually went up and then the dreaded happened… business changed direction and one job was over.  Don’t get me wrong, great things came out of our decisions BUT that meant the house was put on hold.  That also meant that my beautiful, spacious second floor studio was gone indefinitely and I had to find a new place to sew.  That place became the living room.  In a corner.  On a 4 foot table.  Why am I sharing all this?  Because I’m honest.  But mostly because I hear the same thing all the time from other quilters/sewists: I don’t have the space/my sewing room isn’t great/my house is too small.  Well ladies (and gentlemen) I am here to tell you that is doesn’t matter how small of a space you have as long as you make the best use of it!  If I can sew on a 4′ table in the living room, you can make do with the spare bedroom you have or the dining room table.  In fact if you have a spare bedroom I’m quite jealous.  And you have another spare bedroom, can I use it?  Just asking….

So here goes, my “studio”


I did technically start in the corner but I have since moved closer to the fireplace in front of the picture window.  That’s my ironing board in front.


My messy cork scraps and ironing board.  I was embarrassed to show these and almost had a heart attack when I saw what the theme was for week 1.  I started to sweat and tried desperately to think of a way out of it.  But then I thought, who cares, I can only go up from here right?  We are working on getting me am even better studio so fingers crossed for that!  And the bonus to being in the living room is that I get to watch the good TV and hang with my dogs more.  Oh and my husband too….


This, sadly, is the most organized part of the living room.  This is my fabric shelf and while I have no clue what’s on it at the moment, it’s pretty!

So there it is.  The most honest craft room you will ever see.  Please know that if you’re unhappy with where you have to sew, you’re not alone.  We can start a support group if you want….. We can call it S.W.I.S.S.  – Sewists With Icky Small Spaces.  What do you think?  Feel free to leave me a comment if you have a space like mine, a better name for our group or if you enjoyed this post!

Happy Sewing 🙂
























janome education summit

For those of you who know me or follow me on social media you know my life is insanely busy and filled with travel.  Sometimes it feels like I know my hotel rooms better than my own house.  I have flown so much already this year that the lovely people at Southwest have sent me free drink coupons.  That’s a first for me.  It’s just the way my life is thanks to my business.  I’m not complaining, not even a little, because I picked this life and it works for me.  Something else you may or may not know about me – I am a huge Janome fan.  I own 3 Janome sewing machines and have been in love with them since the first time I tried one.  So a few weeks before heading to Quilt Market in Portland, OR when I received an email inviting me to an exclusive Janome event I said yes without hesitation.  It meant more travel and 3 more days away my husband and 4-legged family.  But I said YES!  And I am so glad I did!!  I met some amazing people, took some terrific classes and for the first time ever saw the Statue of Liberty (sad since I have lived in NY my whole life…)  Here are just a few highlights from this amazing trip.

Day 1

First class of the week was with Kimberly Einmo.  I kind of fangirled a bit here – she is just as sweet and wonderful in person as I imagined.  I have followed Kimberly for years and own all her books.  Then I found out she was recently dubbed the queen of Janome (that title may not be accurate but close enough).  She shared her story, her fabric and her ruler with us.  I’ll post some pics when I finish my blocks 🙂


Next class was with Amy Johnson and I only have 2 words – Game. Changer.  Let’s rewind for a second to 2005.  I was learning to quilt (thanks to Alex Anderson and her TV show) and had bought my first brand new machine.  I firmly told the sales woman that I MUST also buy a free motion quilting foot because Alex showed me how to use it.  I went home, made a quilt sandwich, lowered my feed dogs and promptly realized that Alex lied to me.  Ok that’s a bit dramatic but needless to say it was not as easy as it looked on TV and I was terrified ever since.  I put that foot away and never lowered my feed dogs again.  Until the day I met Amy Johnson.  Cue the horror movie music….I may as well have been a scared little girl running alone in the woods with a masked murderer behind me.  I was sweating.  I don’t FMQ and this lady wants me to do it using rulers???  Umm no thanks.  But I wiped my sweaty brow and mustered up the courage to try.  I mean I am at training right?  This is kind of what it’s all about, learning something new.  So I tried and now I am convinced – Amy Johnson is a genius.  I can’t believe I did it and I wasn’t the best but I actually wasn’t horrible either.  I even have photographic evidence that I did it. Check out my Facebook or Instagram for a video too!


Here is some of Amy’s amazing ruler work:

Day 2

I didn’t get quite as many pics from Day 2.  Blame it on the sheer exhaustion I was feeling.  First we learned how to make a sweet blanket using Shannon Fabrics Cuddle and Embrace (double gauze). I have to admit, I’m a quilter and bag maker so I haven’t ventured out to try these fabrics in the past.  They were so soft and easy to work with.  I am still pulling fuzz off my clothes from the Cuddle but overall it was so fun.


After lunch we learned Acusketch with Tamara of Tamara Kate Designs.  Using the Horizon 15000 made it so easy.  I have never been a huge embroidery fan.  Never had the desire to own an embroidery machine because in the words of my friend Miriam Coffey “I’m not a bear and balloons kind of girl”.  Well, like Miriam I was wrong.  Embroidery has come so far and is not what it once was.  After Tamara showed us how to create a FMQ design using Acusketch we saw a great trunk show by the fabulous Miriam herself using modern/minimalist designs and I was convinced! Embroidery is cool!


Here are some of the cool fabrics created by Miriam:

Day 3

After an amazing cruise around the Hudson Wednesday night I was beyond exhausted.  We spent the morning learning all about creating custom fabrics and quilts but I didn’t get a single pic!  I think I needed more coffee.  I have been playing with the My Fabric Designer software we were so graciously given since I returned.  After a quick break we moved on to the last class of the week using sergers and cover lock machines.  Heather from Girl Charlee Fabrics taught us all about working with knits.  Again, being a quilter, I had never worked with knits in the past.  It was great to try something I wouldn’t have tried on my own.  I made a cool, comfy skirt, I used machines I wasn’t familiar with and I lived to tell!  Thank you Heather for sharing your wisdom.

To sum it all up – it was a fantastic week of learning, laughing and networking.  Thank you to Janome for letting us try all these machines, the educators for pushing us out of our comfort zones, the fabric vendors for all the samples and supplies and the hotel for the amazing food!  I am already looking forward to the next Education Summit!

Happy Sewing 🙂