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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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May 23, 2020 Online Store Glitches Corrected!
Recently, a kind customer alerted me of some problems she was having placing an order in my Online Store.  After some investigation, I discovered that many of the products in my store listed an inventory total as "0."  This makes it impossible to order that product.  I'm happy to report that my inventory counts are up to snuff and you should have no problems with ordering all those patterns which are now ALL 25% OFF!  All other product inventories are corrected now as well.  BUT, if you ever experience a problem with ordering - or any navigation issue on my website- please contact me and I'll be happy to help.  Often these tech issues are caused by my fairly incompetent tech staffer (ME!)



A goal that has been  rattling around in my head for quite a few years has at last become a reality!  I have finally filmed three video tutorials, all of  which, are up and ready to watch on my Lorraine's Lessons/Video Tutorials page. They are Design Essentials: A Short Primer, Making and Using Your Own Bias and Straight of Grain Tapes in Quilts and Garments, and Pattern Fitting Fundamentals.   To watch any of these videos, simply click on the ENTER word at the right-hand header above and then hover over "Lorraine's Lessons" in the horizontal menu at the top.  Then click on Video Tutorials and you'll be on the right page.  OR... just click HERE!



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

Pattern SALE!!

To make the most of sheltering at home, we are offering a 25% discount on all garment and quilt patterns! Click here to browse our patterns and give your creativity a jump start!

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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!