The Web is full of resources for us. For one thing, it’s a great place to find patterns, even free ones. Check out:
- Burdastyle.com (Includes a selection of free patterns)
- KwikSew.com (Includes a selection of free patterns)
- Brensan Studios: One of their offerings allows you to purchase the pattern via digital download file and then print it off on your printer. There is also a disclaimer within the site that tells you how many pages it will take to print for those concerned about keeping our environment green.
- Fig Tree Quilts – Offers quilting patterns, many other quilting sites can be found online.
I recommend going to Nancy’s Notions and requesting a catalog here.
If quilting is in your future, take a look at the Flynn Multi-Frame system.
Amazon is a good source for supplies and sewing machines (limited). I suggest you look at a Brother 6000i brand, and if a Singer is in your future, contact me.
As I discuss in more detail in another post, eBay is another great source for notions and fabrics.
Finally, if you’re looking for inspiration, the photo sharing site Flickr has some sewing groups you can browse to see what other people are making.