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January 2009

SEWING MACHINE NEEDLES 101

Needles 101  

Where was I ??

Well, finishing many things... new patterns, four fabric collections, spending some time with my son Alex -he came back from a one month trip to Spain and he showed me tons of pictures-, my dryer was broken, -rush visit to Sears for a new one-. More work for three new magazines, and so many other things that make me think that days are made of 48 hours! :D

I reserved some time for a special project that I had in mind since I started this blog: a series of tutorials for new -and not so new- sewers and quilters. So I thought that this first month of 2009 was a good time to start.

"NEEDLES 101" was the first one that I had in my list, because I think it's a basic for anyone who wants to take their first steps in sewing (and we have a big, avid for knowledge new generation.) Needles also are one of the vital components in a sewing machine; and as I say in the tutorial, "it can make all the difference between a good and a bad seam."

I hope you enjoy it, and if you feel like it, you can share with others sewers here -through your comments- your experiences and thoughts. How important is for you to use the appropriate needle for the job? How often do you think you need to change needles while sewing? Are you confused by so many sizes and types when you go shopping? What kind of needle do you like the most? All your comments are welcome!

Stay tuned for the first Art Gallery Fabrics giveaway! How about a stack of 50 fat quarters of my fabric collections for some of you? Subscribe to my feed to receive more details soon...


Handmade rocks... so keep on stitching!

Patricia


ART GALLERY FABRICS MAKES IT FIRST APPEARANCE IN ELECTRIC QUILT!

Hooray!!

I'm so proud to be featured (my babies and me) for the first time in Electric Quilt software STASH!

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As you may know, this guru of the quilting software makes a compilation of the newest and most popular fabric collections available in the market twice a year, and puts it in a CD to pop up as a companion program to the archi-mega-popular EQ 6.

This easy-to-use program lets you view the fabric swatches on your computer screen, design quilts with them, and create "shopping bags" for collecting and saving your favorites.

STASH Fall 2008 gives you an all new collection of over 5580 new fabrics from 34 different fabric manufacturers, and you can now play with my latest 4 ART GALLERY FABRICS Collections in you computer! Take a look:

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Dashing Roses, Floral Elements, French Riviera, Gipsy Glitter, by Patricia Bravo 

So, from now on, you can set free all your "creative juices" in this great quilting program and receive my latest designs in their future releases!!

You want to buy this edition? Click here   


Patricia

Handmade rocks... so keep on stitching!


HAPPY 2009!!

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Another year – A new year. I’m soooooooooo ecstatic!!! :D

I wanted to get a little closer to you today to wish you all a happy and prosperous new year. Looking back on the past, I want to thank everybody for being there with me in my journey; for the love you give me and inspiration to design – every little step counts. You guys force me to be better, so I can always offer you something different and exciting!

Since 2009 is loaded with many dreams and expectations, I am preparing lots of projects and deals that I hope to share in this space.

I’m gonna go fix myself a cup of hot chocolate.  Will be back!

 

I'm here again... Now, back to work! :D

Handmade rocks... so keep on stitching!

Patricia