Tag Archives: Craftsy

Craftsy Sale Alert & Creative Memories Feb. Special!






To celebrate their 1,000th online class, Craftsy is giving you the chance to get 50% off the most commonly ‘wishlisted’ classes! That class you have had your eye on for a while might just be on sale. Why not see for yourself and browse these deals before they’re gone? Hurry, the offer ends Thursday!

Click Here to see the classes available!

If you’re feeling punchy, you’ll love the February Special! You can earn one of two fabulous new punches with the purchase of a paper bundle. If you order the Pastel or Bright paper pack, you get the Cherry Blossom punch free. If you order the Seasons or Holiday paper bundle, you earn the Stylish Heart punch free! Quantities are limited and I’m sure these will go fast. Contact me to order or order online yourself with this link…
Paper bundles contain a total of 64 pieces of paper.

February Special


Fresh Start Monday

Fresh Start Monday








Happy Monday to you! I have an assortment of interesting things for you all today…shall we start with the most delicious?

How about 50 Bundt cake recipes?

Or the fact that Green Fairy Quilts has jelly rolls today for 30% off and free shipping!

Here is an article on 15 ways to finish a seam…click here.

And here’s a Craftsy blog article on making a muslin for sewing garments.

I got an email this week from Craftsy about Lola Jenkin’s Thread Art Class and it looks really good. It’s $29.99 right now but I’m sure for how long. Normally it is $39.99

11 a threadart






If you use this link, Thread Art Class, it will take you there through my affiliation which helps support the blog and podcast.

In my next post, I’ll be filling you in on the Marge Tucker workshop I attended Saturday. I had a lot of fun making improv circles.




Fresh Start Monday

Fresh Start Monday

Hello Everyone! Welcome to Fresh Start Monday and my last post before Christmas! Can you believe it’s almost here!!!! I adore Christmas, I really do. Last night our family took the annual Hot Cocoa Christmas Light Ride and it was as fun as ever. We’ve managed to get in all of our little traditions amidst a very busy season.

We’ve been celebrating Amanda’s success in being accepted to 3 colleges this week. Her first acceptance was to her first choice school, the University of New Hampshire. She has wanted to attend there and be a UNH Wildcat since she even began her college search in earnest. Those beautiful mountains are calling to her.

I finished up my last holiday order yesterday. The order was for a tote with a German Shepherd on it. I found some cute German Shepherd quilt blocks on Ebay and paired it with some dog fabric I had in my stash. I love how it came out.









I’m looking forward to a fun week with family and friends and I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas! Here are two items to get your week going in a quilty way. The first is a tutorial for an adorable fabric box. Click Here.

And the second item is that all Craftsy Classes are up to 50% off right now through the 26th. I’m thinking of taking Camille Roskelly’s Playful Piecing. Click Here to head over to Craftsy to choose a class!







*I am a Craftsy affiliate and using the provided link helps cover blog and podcast expenses. Thank you.


Fresh Start Monday!

Fresh Start Monday








Welcome to Fresh Start Monday. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. Hard to believe this is the last day of November and the holiday season is here! We got our tree up and I think the bunny kind of likes it!









It’s Cyber Monday here which means lots of deals around the web. Here are few noteworthy ones to consider. Amazon has a 40% off sale on the Brother SE400 sewing and embroidery machine. You can pick this up for $299.97

1 amazon
Shop Amazon – Save 40% off Brother’s Sewing Machine





Craftsy is having a huge sale on 900+ classes now through midnight!

1 bk






Missouri Star Quilt Company has these adorable sewing cookie cutters on sale today among lots of other deals and steals!

1 star








Here’s an interesting article about craft fairs and organizers and what they should expect from artisans who sell at their fairs and what artisans should expect from the fair organizer. Food for thought.

And here’s a heartwarming story about a man from Britain whose family received a quilt in a care package during World War Two and he still has it to this day.

Have a fabulous Monday!

*I am an Amazon and Craftsy affiliate. By using the links on this page, you are supporting the blog and podcast.


Penguin Christmas Mug Rug Available!



Get your Penguin Christmas Mug Rug Pattern on Craftsy!  Available now for $2.00!

If you enjoy whipping up a fun and easy fusible project to keep or gift, try the many patterns available at Quilt Cabana Patterns!


Review of Pat Delaney’s Craftsy Class, Raising The Bar: Quilting Linear Spaces

I had the total pleasure of reviewing Pat Delaney’s Craftsy class, Raising The Bar: Quilting Linear Spaces this week. I am not only a huge fan of Pat but she is a friend and fellow guild member of mine as well. Pat is the owner of Crabtree Lane Studio and a winner of numerous awards including first place for traditionally pieced quilts at International Quilt Festival. My favorite thing about Pat is that she possesses so much knowledge (that she’s willing to share) yet remains humble and highly personable. I knew this Craftsy class would be a wonderful addition to my quilting ‘tool box of knowledge’.

The subject of the class is learning how to plan and quilt bar spaces which are the long, narrow spaces on your quilt. Pat walks us through how to mark those areas, what to use to mark the areas, how to work with a grid, how to plan the quilting and how to execute the quilting. She includes instruction on dividing the quilt areas and using feathers, fill designs, geometric designs and multipass designs to fill those spaces right up! Once you see Pat demonstrate these stitches both as sketches and then in stitches, you will see that making your quilt look fantastic isn’t as hard or scary as you thought. The loops, curves, crescents, flying geese and triangles are fun to learn and each of those have so many variations that you can truly make your quilt a masterpiece.

These tips and designs apply to traditional as well as modern quilts. Grouping the designs together create beautiful texture especially on whole cloth quilts. I never would have even considered a whole cloth quilt until I saw Pat’s sample in this class. All of Pat’s sample quilts are beautiful and her way of teaching makes you believe that if you practice, yours can look like that too.

Pat covers not only the designs but also some quilt making basics. She takes the mystery out of tension issues and potential problems. I love Pat’s honesty about ripping stitches out…hint, she tries to not ever have to do it because as we know, it takes forever to rip out free motion stitches.

The class was organized well with enough time spent on each of the lessons. Here is the Craftsy description of the class which is on sale right now for $19.99!

From borders to pineapple blocks, find out how to quilt rectangular areas with ease and style. Award-winning quilter Pat Delaney guides you through must-have techniques, and shares more than 20 motifs that will enhance any quilt. Begin with accessible instructions for dividing up your project, as you learn how to mark lines for quilting on the grid. Then, delve into lovely, single-line designs including waves, loops and crescents. Next, discover easy techniques for quilting triangles, flying geese and more, before trying out elegant, single-pass feathers and a range of beautiful variations. Follow along with Pat to fill larger linear spaces with overall designs, and try out intricate, multipass motifs that will enliven narrow areas. By the end of class, you’ll be able to confidently apply each design to enhance your future quilts.

I watched the class intently as I was so happy for Pat that she has a chance to share her knowledge with a wide audience on a great teaching platform. I noticed that her Craftsy class was run much like a real class with Pat which I happened to take a few years ago. She is genuine and oh, so talented. This is a jewel of a class. I can’t wait to apply what I’ve learned on my next quilt.


Fall Pattern Round Up!

Fall into fall with adorable quilt patterns from Quilt Cabana! It’s never too late for easily pieced and fused wall hangings!

They make great gifts and will help you step into autumn with style.

Fall - Copy

Trick or Treat

Both of these mini quilts are from the Third Seasonal Trio pattern series that you can find on Craftsy or through QuiltWoman.


This cute mini quilt is part of the Fourth Seasonal Trio available on Craftsy or through QuiltWoman


Happy Haunting is available on Craftsy.

fall projects three jacks

Three Jacks is available on Craftsy and Etsy.


Boo-tacular is available through McCalls magazine for free as a free web bonus.

fall project little quilts front

fall projects little quilts back

And my book, Little Quilts For Big Occasions, has lots of patterns for year round enjoyment!
You can purchase it on Amazon or through Etsy.

Which project will you choose?

If you live locally to me and would like to learn how to make any of these projects in a private quilting lesson, please contact me through the blog or at sewsandi8@yahoo.com

Happy Fall Crafting!


Comin’ Down The Chimney in McCall’s Quilting!

I am super excited to share with you my new pattern in McCall’s Quilting November/December issue!!!!

It’s called Comin’ Down The Chimney and here it is!!!

If you are looking for this issue at the store, here is the cover…

You can also see it on their website at the following link…

I hope you’ll give this pattern a try. It’s easily pieced and features fusible applique just like all my patterns.
If you want to see more of my patterns, check out my Etsy store and Craftsy store…and my book, Little Quilts for Big Occasions. Now is the perfect time to order the book for holiday gift giving. It has seven easy, fun wall hangings!

I didn’t forget about the podcast question! Here it is…
If you had $300 to spend in your favorite quilt shop (brick and mortar or online), what would you spend it on? I chose $300 because it is a really decent sum of money and you could buy something fancy like an Accuquilt Go!, a whole bunch of fabric, books, notions, some other cool tool…which item or items would strike your fancy? Reader results in next podcast!



Nautical Table Runner – New PDF Downloadable Pattern

This morning I’ve been working to get my Nautical Table Runner pattern ready for download on Craftsy and Etsy.
I love this pattern because it’s so summery and it can be used as a wall hanging as well!

Here’s another look:

My grandmother’s home on Cape Cod was always filled with interesting nautical items. This pattern makes me think of her and her beautiful home by the beach.
This pattern is easy and has fusible applique – my favorite =)

You can download it here on Craftsy
Or here on Etsy!

And of course you can always email me to order by check.

This morning I am doing an accordian fold fabric dyeing technique. Then I REALLY need to clean my house and record a podcast…let’s see what gets done when I really just want to play with fabric and work on my church project and another wall hanging that I am working on…

Have a super, fantastic day!


New Pattern/Craftsy

My youngest daughter is home sick today so the long list of places I had to go today is quickly being scratched off the to do list! With my new found time this morning I decided to try out Craftsy and see what it is all about. I listed a downloadable pattern under Quilting patterns which you can find HERE.
You can download the pattern for $7.00 through Craftsy.
It is my Holly Table Runner which makes a great addition to the holiday table!

Here’s another look:

I’m off to bind a quilt and check on my girl!
Have a good day everyone!