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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. Basic and limited budget friendly…

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Select your cutting board

Stacey Sansom Designs - Select Your Cutting Board

There are a lot of ways to cut your items out and there is no right or wrong method. Some methods are more efficient than others, but not everyone will find the method the most efficient for them. Due to the nature of all sewing cutting implements, you will want to protect your cutting surface (counter, kitchen table, etc) with…

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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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