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WELCOME! Lorraine Torrence Designs offers patterns, fabric, books, ideas and more to help, teach, and inspire you in your quilting making and creative Garment making. Join me here for learning, fabric lust, and love of everything fiber!

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April, 2019

 Spring is springing - even here in the Midwest, where it has been Polar Vortex deep freeze and now an on again-off again teasing of the coming of Spring.  We are all longing for color to arrive outside but we sewers know that if it doesn't come right away, we can at least sew something up that portends the arrival of Spring.  Happy Spring Sewing!!



Be sure to check out the newly formatted and updated calendar/schedule with upcoming classes and events listed, including descriptions, locations and links to pages where you can register!

Third Reprinting of Design Essentials!

The third reprint of Design Essentials is freshly back from the printer in Hong Kong and ready to be your trusty companion when it comes to  design principles and elements.  There are also 5 chapters of design approaches to inspire you and keep you learning something new. 

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Design Essentials

Patterns of the Month

Through the end of March, 2019,  we are featuring another three patterns for you to try out at a 25% discount! Lorraine Torrence Designs pattern, Tablecloth Shirt, is a shirt pattern with two lengths, two sleeve lengths and two collar styles, to make from a bordered tablecloth or a favorite yardage with your own pieced border; Grainline Gear's Jambalaya Jacket, designed by Ruth Vincent, a jean-type jacket in four views, three lengths and perfect for combining three fabrics or filling panels with your favorite technique. Seminole Stepping Stones, from Lorraine Torrence Designs Quilt Pattern Series, designed by Lorraine, is a Seminole-style, strip pieced quilt with three sizes included The new patterns of the month will continue to enjoy the Pattern of the Month spotlight until the end of Mary!   Just click on the pattern name above or the picture below to buy it!

Tablecloth Shirt pattern
Jambalaya Jacket
Seminole Stepping Stones


My Sewing With Nancy videos, Fashion Sewing: Plain to Fabulous from the two Shows, which aired in January of 2017, are still available in the Wisconsin Public Television website. You will also find a DVD of the two Fashion Sewing: Plain to Fabulous shows on this website for the Spring reduced price of $10!