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Design Ideas and Inspiration Links

Vickie Howell | http://www.vickiehowell.com/
Visit Vickie's blog for great inspiration, and her use of Janome products!
Alan Osmond's Warming Families | http://warmingfamilies.ning.com/
Land's End is sponsoring the Warming Families project this year, with a special fall knitting and crocheting campaign to help the homeless. With your help we are going to try to create between 15,000 & 25,000 hats for everyone from newborns to seniors. You can start now by making items for this challenge, which starts September 1, 2009. If you knit or crochet, or know someone who does, this charity would like your help. The hats will go to various shelters and hospitals who care for the many homeless in the United States & Canada.
Amy Butler Design | http://www.amybutlerdesign.com/
Amy Butler’s beautiful site, showcasing her unique style. You’ll find her patterns, fabrics, and merchandise in decor settings – it’s sure to inspire and get you sewing!
Bertina Studio | http://www.bertinastudio.com/
Browse through a large variety of emroidery designs, workbooks, and project ideas! Bernadette Griffths also offers a gallery and freebies!
Crafty Chica | http://www.craftychica.com/index2.php
Crafty Chica offers sensational style and a wealth of design ideas, inspiration, and technique advice for all kinds of sewing and crafting projects.
DIY Dish | http://www.thediydish.com/2010/02/welcome-to-the-diy-dish/
The DIY Dish Web Show brings you the latest and greatest projects, reviews, and how-to’s with everything DIY!
Hollys Street | http://www.hollysstreet.blogspot.com/
We love Holly's unique vision, and her awesome taste in fabric! You can find some of Holly's creations in the projects section of our site.
Lorine Mason Designs | http://www.lorinemasondesigns.com/
Browse through innovative and practical project designs and instructional materials!
ThreadBanger | http://www.threadbanger.com/
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!

Embroidery Links

Bertina Studio | http://www.bertinastudio.com/
Browse through a large variety of emroidery designs, workbooks, and project ideas! Bernadette Griffths also offers a gallery and freebies!
Criswell Embroidery and Design | http://www.criswell-emb.com/
Home of Kae’s original K-Lace® - beautiful, professionally digitized embroidery designs.
Stitchitize | http://www.stitchitize.com/
Source for embroidery downloads, thread, sewing supplies, and educational projects.
SWAK Embroidery | http://www.swakembroidery.com/
Visit SWAK Embroidery for Inspiration, Design Downloads, How-to and more!

Fabrics Links

Marcus Brothers Textiles | http://www.marcusbrothers.com/
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 | http://www.quiltclasses.com/
Melissa Rae Hawley is the author of twelve bestselling books, fabric designer and featured speaker around the world.
Robert Kaufman Fabrics | http://www.robertkaufman.com
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 | http://www.westminsterfibers.com/
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.
Windham Fabrics | http://www.windhamfabrics.com
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

Vickie Howell | http://www.vickiehowell.com/
Visit Vickie's blog for great inspiration, and her use of Janome products!
Hip Line Media | http://www.hiplinemedia.com/
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.
Kaye Wood | http://www.kayewood.com/
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.
Quilt Central TV | http://www.quiltcentraltv.com/
The official site of Quilt Central TV, with schedule and station information, quiltmaking merchandise, and free patterns and downloads.
Quilts with Style | http://www.quiltswithstyle.com/
The official site of Quilts with Style Magazine, on line extras, kits, a newsletter, and more.
ThreadBanger | http://www.threadbanger.com/
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 | http://graceframe.com/gfxoops/
The Grace Company produces state-of-the art wooden and metal home quilting frames and hoops.
Verilux | http://www.verilux.com
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.
Heritage Cutlery | http://www.heritagecutlery.com/
Official website of Heritage Cutlery, an American tradition in fine quality scissors and shears.
Robison-Anton | http://www.robison-anton.com/
Site for Robison-Anton Textile Company with complete product line, a color conversion chart, and care instructions.
Snap Source | http://www.snapsource.com/
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 | http://www.sulky.com/
Sulky decorative thread, stabilizers, books and other products with a complete consumer resource, including color conversion and cross reference and free projects.

Patterns Links

Butterick Patterns | http://www.butterick.com
The official home of Butterick Patterns.
Carol’s Zoo | http://www.carolszoo.com/
Site for stuffed animal patterns, kits, and notions.
Mary Mulari | http://www.marymulari.com/
Home page outlining seminars, embroidery cards and books by Mary Mulari.
McCall’s Patterns | http://www.mccall.com/
The official home of McCall’s patterns.
Me and My Sister Designs | http://www.meandmysisterdesigns.com/
Fabrics, patterns and other fun stuff from Me and My Sister Designs.
Sandra Betzina | http://www.powersewing.com/
Shop for patterns, get fashion and sewing advice and more.
Sewing Connection by Shirley Adams | http://www.sewingconnection.com/
Patterns, sewing lessons, projects, and other sewing-related products from Shirley Adams.
Vogue Patterns | http://www.voguepatterns.com/
Home of Vogue patterns online.
Youcanmakethis.com | http://www.youcanmakethis.com/
Downloadable e-books (patterns and sewing instructions) in PDF format.

Sewing Reference Links

Ms Maddie's Serger Emporium | http://sergeremporium.blogspot.com/
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.
Vickie Howell | http://www.vickiehowell.com/
Visit Vickie's blog for great inspiration, and her use of Janome products!
American Sewing Guild | http://www.asg.org/
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.
Association of Pacific Northwest Quilters | http://www.apnq.org/
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.
Home Sewing Association | http://www.sewing.org/
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.
Martha Pullen | http://www.marthapullen.com/
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.
Sewing Dealers Trade Association | http://www.vdta.com/
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 | http://www.threadbanger.com/
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!