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Schoolhouse Designs
I'm a pattern designer and sewing, embroidery, EQ instructor.
Interests: Sewing, knitting, crocheting, golfing, biking, sometimes just hanging around.
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Have you been following along with the Sewing with Nancy Block of the Month? There are only a few months left so be sure to check it out. Here's a few blocks to get you inspired. Click HERE to go... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2017 at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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Today is the last day for patterns from bloggers and you have one week to finish getting them downloaded before this event ends. Next Tuesday is Show and Tell day. Be sure to visit because you will get great ideas... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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Can you believe how much time has gone by since we started the 2017 Christmas Caroling Row Along? Have you been downloading the beautiful free patterns? There certainly have been a wide variety to choose from! Do you have some... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2017 at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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Congratulations to the following people who won the Moda Fabrics Snow Berry 5-Inch Charm Pack: Cynthia H Pauline P Beth T Mary F Congratulations to all of you! All of the winners for each of the giveaways are listed at... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2017 at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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Wow! Can you believe it's already the eighth day of the 2017 Christmas Caroling Row Along! There's one w eek to go and then there will be some show and tell!! Won't that be fun to see so be sure... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2017 at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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Just a reminder to everyone that I have to end the free pattern download for my row in the 2017 Christmas Caroling Row Along tomorrow so be sure to get your download today. This is for all designers' patterns so... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2017 at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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It's the seventh day of the 2017 Christmas Caroling Row Along! Have you been visiting the designers and collecting these beautiful patterns? Today's rows are as cute as can be! Just click on the pictures to go to that designer's... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2017 at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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It's my turn to reveal my 2017 Christmas Caroling Row Along pattern!! My pattern is based on the song "Up On The Rooftop". I've heard this song every Christmas season for as long as I can remember. It's a happy... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2017 at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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Wow! This is the third week of the 2017 Christmas Caroling Row Along. I hope all of you are having a great time reading each designer's story and downloading the great free patterns. Have you won any of the giveaways... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2017 at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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Are you having fun collecting all the beautiful patterns for the 2017 Christmas Caroling Row Along? Here's four new patterns for you to download. Be sure to read each designer's story and leave a kind comment or thanks! Don't forget... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2017 at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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Here we are again! Have you been following along with the 2017 Christmas Caroling Row Along? Have you made any rows yet? Deciding which rows to use in a quilt is going to be really difficult because they are all... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2017 at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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Have you been following along with my 2017 BOM? The September Newsletter will go out in the n ext few days with the free September paper piecing block so be sure to watch your email and download your free pattern.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2017 at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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Today you have five new free patterns from five different designers! I hope that you are making sure to download these patterns while they are free and, of course, leave a kind word in the comments for each designer. The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2017 at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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Here are pictures of the free pattern rows from yesterday. Aren't they great! You can click on each row picture to go get your free pattern, leave a nice comment for the designer and sign up for the giveaways. Quilting... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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I know it's not Christmas time but who could resist quilt rows about Christmas Caroling! This fantastic event starts today and goes through October 5th with lots of giveaways for you so be sure to enter at each designer's site... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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The observance of National Sewing Month began in 1982 with a proclamation from President Ronald Reagan declaring September as National Sewing Month “In recognition of the importance of home sewing to our Nation.” Click on the picture to go to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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Do you have an Accuquilt cutting system? Have you thought about getting one? I have had a Go Baby for a long time and it wasn't until recently that I thought to use it for cutting pieces on a pattern... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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Taking care of your sewing machine is as important as taking care of anything else we use. Just like getting your car's oil changed regularly, you should be sure to clean your sewing machine regularly as well. After each project... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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Nancy Zieman (Sewing with Nancy) has her 2017 Block of the Month going! Have you been following along? This BOM's theme is Fat Quarter Mystery Quilt with blocks made from half square and quarter square triangles. Here is the January... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2017 at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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Just sent out my first newsletter for the new year! It has the January 2017 Paper Piecing Block of the Month along with a bonus block of a cup and saucer. If you would like to join in and receive... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
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Do you sew alot of half square triangles? You know, where you draw a line diagonally across a square as a sewing line and attach this square to the left or right side of a bigger square or rectangle? If... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2016 at Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
If anyone is still having problems downloading from Craftsy, I have placed a new link right under the Craftsy link in my blog to download the pattern pdf directly from me. Sorry everyone if there's been any problems for you. Thanks, loreen
Thanks Beth. That's very kind of you to say.
Thanks Deonn. We will put his face on everything we can!
Thanks Lois. Reminders are so nice!