I retired about 4 years ago and was looking forward to keeping the spotless, organized house I always dreamed of. One of the many projects on my retirement to do list was hemming store bought window treatments I had hanging in our master bedroom. I went to use a rather old sewing machine I hadn't used in years and became really frustrated trying to adjust the tension. I visited East Aurora (NY) Sewing Center to check out the new machines. I ... Read Full Bio »

Craftsy Member since March 2011

I'm enrolled in these Craftsy classes:

Quilting With Rulers on a Home Machine
20 Essential Techniques for Better Bags
Essential Guide to Tailoring: Construction
The Essential Guide to Sewing With Wool
The Essential Guide to Sewing With Lace
Fine Dressmaking
Big Embroidery With a Small Hoop
Piece by Piece: Quilt-As-You-Go Techniques
Sew Quick, Quicker, Quickest
Mastering Construction: Collars & Closures
Mastering Construction: Foundation Techniques
Patternmaking + Design: The Pants Sloper
Sewing Lingerie
Small Machine, Big Quilts, Better Results
Professional Slipcovering Techniques
Learn to Sew: Pajama Pants
Plus-Size Pant Fitting
Professional Window Treatments
Custom-Fit Slipcovers: Couches & Sofas
40 Ways to Cast On & Bind Off
Patternmaking + Design: Collars & Closures
Easy Fitting the Palmer/Pletsch Way: Pants
Inside Vogue Patterns: Coatmaking Techniques V9040
Easy Fitting the Palmer/Pletsch Way: Shirts & Tops
Mastering Construction: Facings & Linings
Pant Construction Techniques: In the Details
Delicious Gluten-Free Cake
Sewing Notions Workshop
Essential Guide to Tailoring
The Secrets of Free-Motion Quilting
Sew Better, Sew Faster: Smart Construction
Fabric Know-How
Cooking Mistakes
Custom Bedding: Designer Bedskirts
2014 Block of the Month: Craftsy Color Theory
Flawless Finishing
Transform Your Garden Design
2015 Craftsy Block of the Month
Cooking Essentials: All About Pork
Couture Finishing Techniques
Embroidering Luxury Fabrics by Machine
20 Essential Cooking Techniques
Custom Bedding: Designer Duvet Covers
Sewing Bras: Construction & Fit
Create Any Size: Pattern Grading for Sewers
Silhouette Savvy
Machine Savvy: Tips for Creative Sewing
Modern Jacket Techniques
Improvisational Piecing, Modern Design
Design & Sew an A-Line Skirt
One Pattern, Many Looks: Blouses
Couture Dressmaking Techniques
Fitting Essentials: Customize Your Dress Form
The Essential Guide to Sewing With Sheers
The Ultimate Guide to Sewing Knit Fabrics
Patternmaking + Design: Creative Sleeves
Patternmaking Basics: The Skirt Sloper
Patternmaking Basics: The Bodice Sloper
Sew Better, Sew Faster: Advanced Industry Techniques
Sew Sturdy Travel Organizers
Tailoring Ready-to-Wear: Beyond the Basics
Sew Smarter: 30 Professional Techniques
Custom Fitting: Waist & Hips
Machine Embroidered Classics
Complete Knife Skills
Sew Ready: Machine Basics
Machine Embroidered Cutwork
Artistic Digitizing: From Inspiration to Stitch
Decadent Chocolate Cakes
Classic & Creative Brioche Pastries
Choose Your Own Sweater Adventure
Fun With Fusible Appliqué
Perfecting the Pie Crust
Cooking Essentials: All About Chicken
Classic Tailoring: The Blazer
Sewing Designer Details With Simplicity
Sewing Knits That Fit
Custom-Fit Slipcovers: Chairs
Ins & Outs of Grafting
Jacket Fitting Techniques
Roasting Techniques Every Cook Should Know
French Pastry Shop Classics
Patternmaking + Design: Creative Darts & Seam Lines
Creative Quilting with Your Walking Foot
Fast-Track Fitting: In the Details
Custom Yoke Sweater
Sewing Custom Roman Shades
The Perfect Wrap Knit Dress
Creative Flavors for Cakes, Fillings & Frostings
Digitizing Machine Embroidery Designs
Making Leather Bags
The Carefree Fly-Front Coat
Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 2
Piece, Patch, Quilt: Basic Quiltmaking Skills
Sewing Designer Jeans
My First Sweater
Homestyle Pan Sauces
Secrets of Slow Cooking: Mastering the Braise
Finishing School: Edges & Bindings
The Iconic Tweed Jacket
Underneath It All
Designing Details: Pockets
Custom Fitting: Back, Neck, and Shoulders
Blocking Handknits
Sizing Knitwear Patterns
Improve Your Knitting
Sweater Surgery
French Home Cooking: The Essential Techniques
Inset & Appliqué Circles by Machine
Mastering Zipper Techniques
Free Motion Quilting a Sampler
Know Your Wool
Creative Quilt Backs
Modern Buttercream
Pant Fitting Techniques
Beginner Serging
Design It, Quilt It
Sewing With Knits
The Machine Embroidered Quilt
Short Rows
Shoot It!
Epoxy Clay Artistry
Jam & Marmalade
Sassy Librarian Blouse
Stitch & Slash
Sewing Texture
The Perfect Fit Seamless Crazy Lace Cardigan
The Couture Dress
Beyond Basic Machine Quilting
Quilting Big Projects on a Small Machine
Craftsy Block of the Month 2012
Stupendous Stitching
Quick-Strip Paper Piecing
Pictorial Quilting Techniques
Machine Quilting
Hats Four Ways
Sewing Studio
Quilting Quickly II
Knit Lab
Quilting Quickly
Adjust the Bust
Sewing on the Bias
The Ultimate T-Shirt
Sew Better, Sew Faster
Decorative Seams
Fast & Flexible Log Cabin Quilts
40 Techniques Every Sewer Should Know
Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing
Fast-Track Fitting
Playing with Curves
Dot-to-Dot Quilting
A Modern Take on the Mother Sauces
Machine Quilting with Templates
Machine Quilting Negative Space
Inspired Modern Quilts: 7 Small Projects With Big Style
Thread Art
Plus-Size Pattern Fitting & Design
The Classic Tailored Shirt
Pant Construction Techniques
One Pattern, Many Looks: Pants
Bag-Making Basics: Drawstring Bag & Bucket Bag
Machine Embroidery With Terrycloth and More
Big Techniques from Small Scraps
Designing Modern Quilts
Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch
Sewing on the Edge
Micro Torch Basics
Creative Serging
Sewing Fashion Knits
Free Motion Fillers, Vol. 1
Machine-Finished Hand Appliqué
Sew the Perfect Fit
Perfect Pizza at Home
Tailoring Ready-to-Wear
Sewing Custom Valances
Traditional Blocks Made Simple
Craftsy Block of the Month 2013
Design Your Own Handbag
Free-Motion Quilting with Feathers
Pattern Drafting from Ready-to-Wear
QuiltCon Lecture Series 2013
Art Quilting 101
Magical Jelly Roll Quilts
Sewing With Silks
Sewing Machine Feet from A to Z
Pictures to Pixel Quilts
Machine Quilting Wholecloth Quilts
Sew Better Bags: The Weekend Duffel
Sewing Custom Curtains & Draperies
New Directions in Tumbling Blocks
Learn to Knit: Essential Skills for Beginning Knitters
Sew Like a Designer: Fashion Details
Getting Started With Upholstery
Sew With Your Serger: Quick & Easy Projects
Sewing With Fleece: Essential Techniques
Mastering Construction: Zippers & Waistbands
Classic Table Linens