Design Ideas and Inspiration Links

 

Embroidery Links

 

Fabrics Links

Marcus Brother’s textiles create fabrics of choice for the creative consumer. In an environment where every theme, pattern, texture and color becomes a creative statement, Marcus Brothers fabrics are perfect for crafts, quilts, wearable art, apparel and home decor.

Melissa Rae Hawley is the author of twelve bestselling books, fabric designer and featured speaker around the world.

Robert Kaufman Fabrics offers an extensive supply of cotton prints, novelty fabrics, yarn-dyes and solids, covering a full assortment of woven fabric offerings such as poplin, twill, denim, corduroy, linen, canvas, crepe, voile, lawn, satin, georgette, flannel, organza, chenille, stretch wovens, plaids, stripes, etc.

Westminster Fibers is the United States distributor of Rowan yarns and fabrics. Licensed fabric artists currently include Kaffe Fassett, Amy Butler, Martha Negley, Carla Miller, Philip Jacobs, Felicity Miller, Marie Kelzer, and Philip Jacobs.

Created with a focus on the needs of the independent quilt shops, Windham Fabrics is a division of Baum Textiles. Working extensively with quilt historians, industry experts, an in-house design studio, and well-known designers from all around the world, Windham Fabrics is known for its authentic reproductions of antique fabrics, yet still offers florals, textures, retro and many other fabric collections.

 

Media Links

A line of Sewing Projects on DVD for beginner and seasoned sewists, the home of the Sew/Fit Method for making commercial patterns fit, and Patterns and Crafting Kits to help jump start your own creative world.

This quilting and sewing site features Kaye’s Quilting Friends television schedule, a full line of products featured on the show, Kaye’s newsletter, free projects, and more.

The official site of Quilt Central TV, with schedule and station information, quiltmaking merchandise, and free patterns and downloads.

The official site of Quilts with Style Magazine, on line extras, kits, a newsletter, and more.

Threadbanger is a network for people who love to DIY, recreate, refashion and craft. They're here to help you create and find your own style! From their episodes, forum and blog to their newsletter and contests, there is something for everyone. Their goal is to bring together people who can share their ideas, tips and advice with others and help make the world more fashionable – Threadbanger style!

 

Notions Links

The Grace Company produces state-of-the art wooden and metal home quilting frames and hoops.

Verilux full spectrum craft lamps set the standard for natural, "daylight" lighting more than 50 years ago. All Verilux craft lights use full spectrum light to enhance the clarity and contrast of reading materials, projects, craft work and task work.

Official website of Heritage Cutlery, an American tradition in fine quality scissors and shears.

Site for Robison-Anton Textile Company with complete product line, a color conversion chart, and care instructions.

The Snap Source, Inc. is an international corporation specializing in a large range of colorful long-prong snaps and snap attaching products that make snapping up sewing and craft projects easy.

Sulky decorative thread, stabilizers, books and other products with a complete consumer resource, including color conversion and cross reference and free projects.

 

Patterns Links

The official home of Butterick Patterns.

Site for stuffed animal patterns, kits, and notions.

Home page outlining seminars, embroidery cards and books by Mary Mulari.

The official home of McCall’s patterns.

Fabrics, patterns and other fun stuff from Me and My Sister Designs.

Shop for patterns, get fashion and sewing advice and more.

Patterns, sewing lessons, projects, and other sewing-related products from Shirley Adams.

Home of Vogue patterns online.

Downloadable e-books (patterns and sewing instructions) in PDF format.

 

 

Sewing Reference Links

Ms Maddie, otherwise known as Maddie Bushman, is a Janome Educator and serger guru. This helpful blog is a question and answer forum for serger-related issues, and contains projects, techniques, tips and recommendations.

Visit Vickie's blog for great inspiration, and her use of Janome products!

Official site of the American Sewing Guild, whose membership sponsors local special events, community service projects, membership drives, fashion shows, produces local newsletters, establishes educational programs, runs Neighborhood Groups, and much more.

APNQ’s site features news about our upcoming activities and latest publications as well as learn about our history, membership services, traditional activities, sponsorship opportunities, and more.

Website of The Home Sewing Association, a not-for-profit trade organization comprised of business members who support and promote the home sewing industry. This includes manufacturers, suppliers, and retailers of sewing machines, fabrics, notions, and sewing-related craft and home décor products; pattern companies of all sizes; writers and publishers; and educators.

Official site of Martha Pullen, featuring Sew Beautiful magazine, information on the Martha Pullen School of Fashion and teacher licensing, as well as Martha’s embroidery club and online store.

VDTA/SDTA is the Association dedicated to supporting independent vacuum cleaner and sewing machine retailers around the world. Its membership includes independent vacuum and sewing retail stores.

Threadbanger is a network for people who love to DIY, recreate, refashion and craft. They're here to help you create and find your own style! From their episodes, forum and blog to their newsletter and contests, there is something for everyone. Their goal is to bring together people who can share their ideas, tips and advice with others and help make the world more fashionable – Threadbanger style!

 

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