Boise, Idaho

Ever since I was a little girl, my passion has been sewing. I love to work with fabric and enjoy quilting, embroidery, as well as garment sewing. My goal is to provide easy-to-follow patterns that are fun to make, informative, and "simply sewn". I like to share ideas and projects on my blog at rickrackandpolkadots.com as well as through my patterns and the classes I teach. Thank you for your interest.

Craftsy Member since September 2011

I'm enrolled in these Craftsy classes:

Machine-Finished Hand Appliqué
Ultimate Free-Motion Feathers
Divide & Conquer: Creative Quilting for Any Space
Wild Quilting: Creative Free-Motion Combinations
Mix & Match: Inspired Scrappy Quilting
Piece Like a Pro
Quilting With Rulers on a Home Machine
Machine Quilting Borders & Backgrounds
Perfect Points With Paper Piecing
Next Steps With Your Walking Foot
Learn to Sew: Simple Bags
Sew Confident: Essential Techniques for Beginners
Fabric Know-How
Sewing With Fleece: Essential Techniques
Machine Embroidery, Hand-Stitched Looks
Professional Slipcovering Techniques
The Perfect Finish: How to Bind a Quilt
Free-Motion Quilting Essentials
Piece by Piece: Quilt-As-You-Go Techniques
Smarter Strip Quilting
Simple Fresh Quilts
Machine Embroidery With Terrycloth and More
The Free-Motion Effect: Designing Custom Quilting
Fearless Free-Motion Quilting
Hitting the Mark: Perfect Quilting Every Time
Draw Better Portraits
Tailoring Ready-to-Wear
Free-Motion Quilting With Lines, Curves & Loops
Underneath It All
Magical Jelly Roll Quilts
Precision Piecing
Fast & Flexible Log Cabin Quilts
Hand Appliqué Made Easy
The Secrets of Free-Motion Quilting
Fabric Patterning with Wax Resist
The Twisted Irish Chain
20 Fresh Appliqué Techniques
Design Your Own Handbag
Ultimate Free-Motion Quilting
Off-Camera Flash Photography
Start Machine Quilting
The Essentials for Understanding Light
Design It, Stitch It: Hand Embroidery
Sew Sturdy Travel Organizers
Patternmaking + Design: Creative Sleeves
Patternmaking + Design: Collars & Closures
Embroidering Texture & Dimension by Hand
The Art of the Picture Book
Finishing School: Edges & Bindings
Flawless Finishing
Pictorial Quilting Techniques
Machine Quilting: Small Changes, Big Variety
Elegant Machine Embroidered Bags
Big Embroidery With a Small Hoop
The Machine Embroidered T-Shirt
Elements of Design Editing
Sew the Perfect Fit
Patternmaking + Design: Creative Darts & Seam Lines
Sewing on the Bias
Patternmaking + Design: Creative Necklines
Patternmaking Basics: The Skirt Sloper
Mexican Street Food: Tacos & Salsas
Love Your Vegetables
Decadent Chocolate Cakes
The Art of Stir-Frying
Building Flavorful Soups
Secrets of Slow Cooking: Mastering the Braise
Garden of Quilted Possibilities
Creative Quilting with Your Walking Foot
Cut to It: Strategies for Smarter Quilting
Design It, Quilt It
Basics of Digital Photography
The Ultimate T-Shirt
Patternmaking Basics: The Bodice Sloper
Beyond Basic Machine Quilting
Start Free-Motion Quilting
Pre-Cut Piecing Made Simple
Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing
Machine Quilting with Templates
Basic Fondant Techniques
2014 Block of the Month: Craftsy Color Theory
Painting Flowers in Acrylic
Family Photography: Candid Moments & Storytelling
The Machine Embroidered Quilt
Mastering Zipper Techniques
Creative Quilt Backs
Pictures to Pixel Quilts
Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z
Craftsy Block of the Month 2013
QuiltCon Lecture Series 2013
Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag
Perfect Pizza at Home
The Hand-Painted Cake
Modern Buttercream
Micro Torch Basics
Machine Quilting Beautiful Borders
Pattern Drafting from Ready-to-Wear
Shooting Intimate Landscapes
A New Look at Longarm Quilting
Piece, Patch, Quilt: Basic Quiltmaking Skills
Figure Drawing: An Essential Guide
Machine Embroidered Classics
Sew Ready: Machine Basics
Professional Family Portraits
Digitizing Machine Embroidery Designs
Playful Piecing Techniques
Strip Your Stash
Improvisational Piecing, Modern Design
Continuous Line Quilting
Pattern-Free Quiltmaking
Inspired Modern Quilts: 7 Small Projects With Big Style
Machine Quilting
Stupendous Stitching
Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine
Dot-to-Dot Quilting
Designing Modern Quilts
Color Play for Quilters
Pant Fitting Techniques
Shoot It!
Design & Sew an A-Line Skirt
The Couture Dress
Kids Romper Revamp
Beginner Serging
Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch
Know Your Wool
Craftsy Block of the Month 2012
Jewelry Workshop
Creative Cabled Necklines
Ins & Outs of Grafting
Sewing With Knits
Free Motion Quilting a Sampler
Pant Construction Techniques
Big Techniques from Small Scraps
Short Rows
Machine Quilting Negative Space
Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 2
Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 1
Free-Motion Quilting With Feathers
Discover Design: Playing With Half-Square Triangles
Start Foundation Paper Piecing
How to Teach It
Help! How Do I Quilt It?
2015 Craftsy Block of the Month
Machine Savvy: Tips for Creative Sewing
Create Any Size: Pattern Grading for Sewers