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  • A Word from Mary Mulari

    I asked Mary Mulari to share a few thoughts on Nancy Zieman on this final day of the The Rest of the Story blog tour. Here’s what she had to say: My friend Margaret said, “You should come to the high school with me tonight for a sewing class.” So I did, never knowing that […] Read more…


  • The Rest of Nancy Zieman’s Story

    Shortly after Nancy Zieman’s passing, Rich Zieman felt compelled to share the rest of Nancy’s story with the sewing and quilting industry, people like you. This industry consists of a unique community of people who care deeply and respectfully for others.  In The Rest of the Story, he shares her struggles and triumphs plus he […] Read more…

Software Saturdays!


  • Projection!

    One of my favorite features in Inspirations’ Perfect Embroidery Pro is Projection.  Projection is a setting in the Properties Box under Stitch Type.  Let me show you how Projection can transform a simple heart. Select the artwork tool, and click on the heart. Drag the cursor to create a heart (about 1.5” x 1.5”). Copy, […] Read more…


  • My Block Piecer Block of the Month: Block 10 Tulip Time – Software Instructions

    My Block Piecer Block of the Month : Block 10 Tulip Time Software Instructions By Nancy Stansbury This ongoing Block of the Month series was designed to inspire you to learn new techniques using My Block Piecer.  As a reminder, the first Saturday of every month will feature the software lesson using My Block Piecer.  […] Read more…


  • Float Your Quilt Block, Part 2

    Update/Correction:  The video the batting is cut to the same size as the front and back fabric – the batting should be smaller and fit within the hole in the block maker, only the front and back fabric should get stuck to the tape!   Last Saturday’s blog showcased how to use the Monster Block Maker […] Read more…


  • Blue is the Winner!

    Earlier this week, I tallied your votes on your favorite of three pillows. Here’s the rundown: 40 picked blue 22 selected pink 4 went for green I agree, I think blue pillow is splendid.  I love the designs and the color.  Here’s how I made the layout in Inspiration’s Vintage Embroidery software. Open a new […] Read more…