Thursday, April 23, 2015

Knowing in Sewing.

I forgot to post that the newsletter went out on April 2.  If you didn't receive it, contact me @  It has information about the new SNC feature for the 550 model using pes files.

Monday, April 20, 2015

How to add an outline to lettering and Craftsy Webby Award Voting

The voting is now open! 
Craftsy has been nominated for the Webby Awards.  I had the pleasure of working with this wonderful organization for a year now.  They are so dedicated to making instruction available to crafters all over the world.  Please click on the link below to vote for Craftsy.  The Webby Awards are like the Oscars for the Internet, and nominees are chosen by a 1000+ member judging panel from the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Unlike the Oscars, the Webby Awards have a People's Voice Category that lets the public vote on who should win.  Please show your support for Craftsy!

On another note.....There was a comment posted quite a while back that I didn't receive notification of until I looked tonight as I was about to post.  The Anonymous posted didn't give an email address for a response, so here you go.  The question was how do I get an outline around fonts.  The process is pretty easy.  Click on the Text tool.  Select your font from the pull down menu.  On the Top of the page you will see a text attributes tab (this is where you selected your font).  You should see Satin stitch with a zigzag looking icon next to it and above that a blank space and a grayed out wavy line (when you hover over it you should see Line Sew).  If you click on the wavy line, this turns on the outline.  Click on the design page to activate the text tool, type in your text and then press Enter on the keyboard.  Your text should automatically be selected by the Select tool (it will have black squares around it).  You can select a different font from the pull down menu or change the outline style from the Line Sew Pull down menu.

For the person who wanted the Little Black Dress files from the It's Sew Easy Show, those are on my website on the free designs page.

Enjoy and please vote!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Satisfy your Savings Sweet tooth

When the weather outside is frightful, Craftsy is so delightful.  And as long as you can't be on the go....Let the classes flow, let them flow, let them flow!
The weather this morning in Jackson, TN.  Freezing Rain and Sleet.  I plan on staying in and shopping for Classes.  You know we southerners don't like the cold or snow!

Now that I have given you a good chuckle this morning....

Up to 50% off ALL classes!
Act fast to satisfy your savings sweet tooth!
Don't wait, offer expires tonight at 11:59 PM MT.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Craftsy Flash Sale

"What do you want to create in 2015? Get better at what you love to do and save up to 50% off popular online Craftsy classes for this weekend only. (35+ new classes included!)"

 Craftsy Flash Sale

Friday, January 2, 2015

When things go wrong......

Ok, so a few of you have requested information about uh oh's that happen..
We all know getting ready for Christmas can be very hectic.  Well believe me when I say that when you travel, it becomes more than hectic.  At my house this year, I had a frantic one day to get prepared for Christmas.  I had a few gifts to make and had exactly 24 hrs. to get them completed.  My dad had asked for hats for a Church function he participates in, so I problem, put that hat hoop on and go for it, right????

Not so much.  I put the hat hoop on, hooped the first hat, ran the design and no problem it is done and looked great.  So here I go with the second one.  I am getting super fast at this by now.  This one is a little heavier weight, a denim hat, I hoop it up, put it on the machine and my machine is struggling to get it done.  Now I am on a PR1000e and it can go through almost anything, but I think to myself, maybe the fabric is just too thick for my needles.  I had 75/11's in the machine.  In the back of my head, I could hear Paulette Bell telling me you never need a 90/14 needle in this machine, but my machine was really thumping.  So I switched out the needles.

Well the machine ran beautifully after that and finished the hat without further issue.  When I took the hat off, I had to laugh at myself.  Sometimes you just have to!  I had completely sewn the back of the hat to the front over the Velcro closure.  I don't know how I managed to get that sucker caught, but I did indeed.  Moral of the story....If your machine is struggling, check and make sure you don't have something caught under the frame that isn't supposed to be stitching.  I stitched through 6 layers of denim and 2 layers of Velcro.  Boy that machine can stitch through almost anything!

The Knowing in Sewing

Happy New Year to one and all!

Just a quick note to let you know the Newsletter went out last night.  If you didn't find it in your in box, end me an email and I will forward it on to you and check your email address in my system.  There were bounce backs.


Saturday, December 20, 2014

Huge Craftsy Sale....Act Now

Wow...I was floored when I got this email today.  All Craftsy Classes are $19.99 until Christmas day.  If you have been waiting for the right time to purchase a class, I would say this is it!  Below is a link to go directly to the Craftsy Sale.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Little Black Dress Files from It's Sew Easy Show

Hi All,
My Christmas present to you is to finally get the project files uploaded to my website for you to use.  I hope you enjoy them!

Follow this link....
This will take you to the free designs page.  The files are on the bottom of the page.