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September 25, 2019

 With the official arrival of Fall comes the return of some of my favorite things: cooler weather, sweaters and wool clothes, happy memories of the beginning of the academic year and, of course the Holiday Season! Fall also seems perfect for sewing.  We are at home more, the out-ot-door activities, while still inviting, are not calling as loudly, and a cozy sewing room and a cup of tea checks a lot of boxes for me. In addition to the current Patterns of the month below, I'm offering discounts on Hand Paint Batiks and  Black and White 1" Stripe  at 25% off.  May Autumn bring you a time for creative sewing, quilting and gift making!  Happy Autumn 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

Until Thanksgiving,  we are featuring another three patterns for you to try out at a 25% discount! Lorraine Torrence Designs pattern, Urban Treasures, a jacket pattern with three views, each with different divisions of space and different closures; Grainline Gear's Noren Ensemble designed by Ruth Vincent, an Asian Style pattern  with a jacket in two lengths, a blouse and pants - all included. The Three Bears, from Lorraine Torrence Designs Quilt Pattern Series, designed by Cindy Hayes, is a Slick version of the traditional Bear Claw block with three sizes included The new patterns of the month will continue to enjoy the Pattern of the Month spotlight until Thanksgiving!   Just click on the pattern name above or the picture below to buy it!

Urban Treasures
Noren Ensemble
The Three Bears


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!