Yearly Archives: 2013

Throw Back Thursday!!

Hi Everyone!!  This is another first for me!!  My first “Throw Back Thursday” post.  I thought it would be fun to show you a couple of my “early” original designs.  As a matter of fact, I still have both of … Continue reading

Posted in applique, Pattern Review, satin stitching, school for design, silk dupioni, Strikes My Fancy, suits, the starburst collection | 2 Comments

New Videos ~ More Machines!!

Happy Monday Everyone!!  I have some News!!  I’ve decided that since my New Video Series featuring the Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 has been so helpful to many of you, that I’m going to introduce a NEW Video Series featuring another machine!!  … Continue reading

Posted in automatic needle threader, basic sewing operation, cutter, integrated dual feed, New Video Series, Pattern Review, Singer Quantum L-500, Singer sewing machine, Strikes My Fancy, youtube channel | 2 Comments

Foot Review: Blind Hem Foot and Video Part 7

Hi Everyone!!  I’m back with a New Video lesson.  This is another “by request” Video and demonstration on the Blind Hem Foot featuring the Singer Quantum Stylist 9960. I hesitated to do this particular review and demonstration because I don’t … Continue reading

Posted in applique, blind hem foot, sewing a blind hem, Singer 9970, Singer customer service, Singer Quantum Stylist 9960, stitch in the ditch foot, Strikes My Fancy, Youtube video | 4 Comments

Freedom to Free Motion!! Video Part 6!!

Hi Everyone!!  Here’s a New Video, Finally!!  So many of you have wanted more, so here’s something new to try!!  Free Motion Embroidery or Thread Painting!!  This technique is a great way to add dimension and design to a project.  With the … Continue reading

Posted in darning foot, Decorative stitches, Free Hand Embroidery, Free Motion Embroidery, fusible interfacing, Singer Quantum Stylist 9960, Strikes My Fancy, Youtube video | 10 Comments

My Version of the “Marin”….

Hi Everyone!!  Have you ever seen a beautiful jacket and just had to have it??  Well, I do all the time, but with a $700.00 price tag, that’s just not in my reality.  BUT it inspired me to make my own … Continue reading

Posted in All Saints, Charmeuse, felt, Inspired by the Marin, Leather Jacket, lining, Matlasse, Pattern Review, quilting, Sew Stylish, sewing, Singer L-500, Strikes My Fancy, Tailored Jacket, The Marin, Threads Magazine | 10 Comments

Fitting Series Q & A Part 2!!

Hi Everyone!  I’m so happy that even though my 8 week pattern fitting series, “My Approach to Successful Pattern Fitting” ended weeks ago, so many of you are still discovering it and finding it helpful!!  I continue to receive emails with … Continue reading

Posted in body measurements, ease, free pattern fitting series, My approach to successful pattern fitting, proper measuring, seam allowance, sleeves, Strikes My Fancy | 2 Comments