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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

So you have a Domestic Sewing Machine and would like to stitch designs without drawing them first or following stencils. We have the answer we like to refer to as Free Motion Quilting with training wheels. This includes Ruler Feet designed to use on Domestic Sewing Machines and a collection 300+ Template Designs. 


It has become easy to have designs stitched without drawing or using stencils. Westalee Designs has an extensive range of templates to suit the Ruler Foot.

Join us Thursday April 20th at 11 am or Saturday, April 22nd at 11 am for a class and use the ruler foot yourself.
Give us a call
805-466-4772

Monday, March 6, 2017

           Color Wheel Basics
Color wheels are not just for artists anymore; they are used by all kinds of creative people working with color—florists and landscape designers, decorators and interior designers, graphic designers, filmmakers, and comic book artists. Did you know even quilters and sewists have been using a color wheel to help with fabric color choices? Even machine embroiderers can use a color wheel to help pick out thread colors for embroidery designs! If you haven’t tried using a color wheel before (or maybe never even heard of one) and would like to learn more about using this tool to help with selecting and coordinating fabrics, this is the series for you!



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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Violet


Thank you so much for fixing my moms sewing machine! I love my new dresses 
violet🌸
One of the many reasons that makes our job soooo rewarding.
This is little rescue doggie Violet and her mommy makes her the cutest dresses with her sewing machine that we got to fix for her.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017


While I almost always label my quilts, this last year was so busy that I didn’t get to attaching information to everything. That got me thinking about the ways we label our quilts, and I wanted to try something a little different. This tutorial is how I used the built-in alphabets on my sewing machine to add text to the binding itself.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Reversible wool hat tutorial
Follow this Reversible Wool Hat sewing tutorial from BERNINA Ambassador, Daniela Gutierrez-Diaz. An easy-to-make reversible wool beanie hat with ear flaps. 
http://weallsew.com/diy-reversible-wool-hat/




Saturday, January 28, 2017

What a fun evening we had with the American Heritage Girls.
The girls were working towards their sewing badge.
We had each girl on her own sewing machine and we got to know about our machine, we threaded them, wound a bobbin and then got to venture on into practicing sewing.
I would say that it was a success based on the enthusiasm and smiles.
Who knows what they will all create now that they know how to sew:)



Saturday, January 14, 2017

Choosing the Correct Needle
The needle is one of the most important
parts of the sewing process. If the wrong
size and/or type is selected the machine
is simply not going to perform as
expected. Having a bent or dull ne😋edle or
not inserting it correctly will have the
same negative effects.
We stock a large variety of high quality needles.
Just give us a call and we can advise you on the best needle for you project.

Monday, January 9, 2017



Whether you’re getting started with software, wanting to learn more about your machine features, or interested in new sewing techniques - you’ll find a Sew at Home class perfect for you!
 Watch our video classes any time & as many times as you want. 
There are over 300 classes available and more coming!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Prewashing Fabric Before Sewing




Do you wash your cotton quilting fabrics before you start a project?
Here's a helpful link on that question.