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Iron Recommendations

Stacey Sansom Designs - Iron Recommendations

With the plethora of features available on the wide variety of irons, how do you know what is right for you? These iron recommendations are from individuals with a varying levels of sewing skills. They are people just like you. Use these iron recommendations as a starting point to find that perfect iron for you. ** This post does contain…

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Sewing Scissors Recommendations

Stacey Sansom Designs post topic: "Sewing Scissors Recommendations"

So you are going to sew If you are going to sew, the chances are you will need to purchase a good quality pair of sewing scissors before you get started. I suppose that you could pay someone to cut everything for you. That is a viable option. However, it is not an option that I encourage or endorse. Good…

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Go purchase a sewing machine

Stacey Sansom Designs post topic: "Go purchase a sewing machine"

This post is to focus on specific sewing machine information – which one to buy. This is ENTIRELY UP TO YOU! You have to make a decision on what features mentioned in the post about sewing machine types and features: Sewing Machine Suggestions. ** This post does contain “affiliate links.” These help cover some of the expenses acquired in an…

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Sewing Machine Features

Stacey Sansom Designs post topic: "Sewing Machine Suggestions" - Sewing Machine Features

If you want to learn to sew, it is ideal to own a sewing machine. I emphasized that when learning to sew, it could be a very simple machine. Let me reiterate again, you do not need a fancy machine to be an amazing sewer. Your sewing skill set will not immediately become star level when you get that magical…

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I want to learn to sew, where do I start?

Stacey Sansom Designs post topic: "I want to learn to sew, where do I start?"

I have been asked a lot lately, “I want to learn to sew, where do I start?” First, I would like to say that getting started is not that hard nor does it need to be expensive. I personally feel that people jump in too fast and get frustrated as a result. They end up quitting before they are fully…

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Another day at Kathy’s Needle and Thread

Stacey Sansom Designs Mood Board Wednesday

This is not exactly a mood board post, but due to the nature of my ability to get to the long-arm studio, I am working away at getting projects finished. It is unfortunate that we are not going to get all 4 quilts completed on this trip to visit the long-arm quilting studio at Kathy’s Needle and Thread. Today we…

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Another quilt on the long-arm

Stacey Sansom Designs In the Design Studio Tuesday

Today we are visiting the long-arm quilting studio at Kathy’s Needle and Thread. I arrived in the Houston area Sunday evening. We will be here for at least today. We are trying to finish quilting 4 quilts. Unfortunately, yesterday we ran into a few problems with the machine. It appears that it needs some minor repairs. Today we have completed…

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Another Quilt Top Completed

Stacey Sansom Designs Make-It Monday

Even the most creative designers have what is commonly referred to as an UFO or unfinished object. They are those projects that you walked away from or put down a long while ago. They are not a problem unless they are messing with your chi. My recommendation is to simply finish them. You will feel such a sense of accomplishment…

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The digitizing was a success!

Stacey Sansom Designs In the Design Studio Tuesday

Last week I mentioned that I was working on digital image manipulation to ultimately create an image that was appropriate for digitizing for machine embroidery work. This weekend I visited the “studio” at Kathy’s Needle and Thread in Spring, TX. I had lots of work to do upon my arrival so we got started fairly early. I am pleased to…

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