Maintenance Services to Keep Your Sewing Machine Functioning Properly

A sewing machine, just like any other machine, needs some attention now and then to keep it functioning properly. Your vehicle needs an oil change and a tune-up every now and then; your sewing machine does too. The frequency with which you’ll need to perform maintenance on your machine depends on how…

The Inspired Sewist Upcoming Project Class: Large Zippered Tote Bag

Here at The Inspired Sewist, we offer a variety of classes each month with specific sewing projects that you can make and take home with you (or share with a friend if you’re feeling generous). We offer classes on making anything from pillows to wristlets to embroidery, and we want to help you create…

The Inspired Sewist Over the Years

Over the years, Quilters' Choice, now know as The Inspired Sewist, has seen lots of changes.  We've moved from one location to another, terrific staff members have come and gone, we were bought and sold, and we even changed our name.  One thing that has stayed with us throughout all those changes is…

Benefits of Taking Classes and Learning to Sew

Why Taking Sewing Classes is Beneficial and Fun Perhaps you’ve been thinking of learning to sew, but you don’t know where to start. The best way to learn to sew, as with anything, is a little bit at a time. There are many items you can learn to make yourself, and you can build upon your knowledge…

Lori Fitzgerald By: Patti Rue

If you've been a customer of Quilters’ Choice for a while, you may have noticed a few changes lately. Maybe you've walked in the store and noted the new clean, cool, coastal vibe. Wandering by our racks of beautiful new fabrics, you may have seen more knits, lawns, rayons and chambrays. Or maybe you've…

Sewing Terms Cheat Sheet

Sewing is an excellent outlet for creativity as well as a way to create unique styles in apparel, home fashions, accessories, and more. Here is a short list of Sewer Basic terms that every sewer should understand. Backstitch: Backstitching can be done by hand or by reverse-stitching on a sewing…

Quilters’ Choice - Quilting Angels

Do you know a Quilting Angel?  Our Angels have been getting together most every month for almost 20 years.  They have been making quilts for children in our community who are less fortunate than most.  Children’s Home Society is the recipient of the majority of the quilts and blankets made by these…