I filmed a DVD!

What?! Crazy!  I filmed a DVD and it is now available for download or hard copy purchase from Interweave.  I’ve got to admit that I’m tickled over the fact that my face is on the cover of this.  I know that they took that shot just in between segments of shooting and I was exhausted. lol  So frankly I’m fairly impressed that I don’t look like a disaster.  My picture isn’t even IN my book. I’m still shaking my head in disbelief that is on this DVD.  This DVD of me. speaking. all by myself.

Okay.  Thanks for processing that with me.  lol  Now let me tell you a bit about the DVD. You might be shocked (insert sarcastic tone) to find that it is a DVD on sewing curves.  I swear I do a lot more than sew curves, but for the moment I’m just diving in and exploring all kinds.

Throughout the DVD I explore and show you how to sew Drunkard’s Path blocks, Apple core, Flowering Snowballs, Clam shells, Improv Curves and even ovals.  It’s a very thorough look at different types of curves and my tips and tricks for handling them. I take you through cutting, pinning, piecing, sewing, ironing and combing shapes together…to ultimately showing a finished product for each.  There are lots of project ideas to inspire you.

I know that a lot of people are intimidated by curves and I think after you watch this, you will have a great deal of insight into what is easy and what is tricky.  And I have no doubt that you will want to start a curved shape of your own in one manner or another.

This is a technique based workshop DVD and my goal in making it, is to make the task of sewing curves feel approachable and exciting.  I want to take any mystery out of the process and make sewing curves that much more accessible.  The reality is that often we need to SEE someone creating to understand how they do it rather than just read about it or try to follow diagrams in a book.

Oh and just to show that I’m not all serious and heavy about this, my husband pointed out that I say the word “lovely” quite a bit in the DVD (yes, I have watched it myself…that was a little odd…but I’ve actually watched it twice from beginning to end to hear every word and thought I had).  There are worse things you could say than “lovely” but we got a big kick out of it and we started shouting out “LOVELY!” each time I said it.  We thought it might make a good drinking game if you were so inclined 😉

128 thoughts on “I filmed a DVD!”

  1. I have been really taken by masterful Japanese quilts I've seen recently at our quilt museum that embody incredible curved piecing. Would really love your DVD tutorial to gain skills in this area.

  2. My cat makes me laugh. He takes his little leather mouse outside for adventures, hiding it among the grass and pouncing it. He then brings it to us, for us to throw and hime to retrieve. He thinks he is a dog! Tarnia.hodgesATgmail.com

  3. Curves scare me! Yes, it's that simple. I've never attempted cutting and stitching anything other than a straight line, with the exception of sleeve top seams. Help me get over this fear 😉

  4. There is so much joy and excitement, blue and green in the Seattle area and all of Washington right now. It's fun to feel the spirit … Go Hawks!! (Superbowl of course). I've experimented with "gentle curves."

  5. I have been itching to make an apple core quilt. As soon as I get the chance to give it a try I plan to make a table cloth/cover for my 60" square table. I have never tried it before but I'm sure your DVD would be most helpful. There are far worse things you could have said besides lovely !

  6. Angela hello from a land down under,

    Your DVD looks like a heap of fun and a great tool to have in my quilting library. I have made just a couple of little dunkard path little blocks and had a great time. I loved to win so I can get to know you and your tricks of our trade quilting. I don't get any american magazines as they are not available at my local newsagency. I just wish they were because I simply love the designs that eventually come down to us. Ps I just love your cushion on the cover of your DVD so I would love to learn how to make it.

  7. When my kids aren't pissing me off, they do make me laugh, like my 4 yr. old daughter just came out of the bedroom with her sheet pulled tightly over her head and said "ARRR…" pretending to be a pirate, lol. grecomara at gmail dot com

  8. My kitties. The clumsy one was sitting on the floor a few days ago and I took a toy and played with her. I spun it around in front of her and for a couple minutes all she did was spin her head around in circles looking at the toy. I'd switch directions and she would switch directions. It made me smile. 🙂

    I think I'm not a no-reply, but just in case: jhunsberger (at) gmail (d0t) c0m

  9. Congrats! I love the book and a DVD would be fantastic. It really helps to see something done in action. All kinds of things make me laugh but not always at the best time. I attended a funeral for the first time at 28. I laughed through the entire thing. Fortunately I was up front so people thought I was crying instead. Nerves I suppose. However, I've not gone to any more, just in case. I do find it funny in retrospect. Notwendy gmail

  10. My dog Tilly – makes me laugh. She likes to lay in front of the wood stove in the kitchen, to get nice and toasting after she has been outside in the cold.

  11. While many are having lots of snowfall and digging out, here in New Mexico even though we did have some snow I (and many others) are battling the allergies already… sneezing and itchy eyes!
    Staying inside to dodge the pollen, sewing and craft projects are getting done.
    I would like to tackle the curves and not be terrified of them. I have had so little practice with them.

  12. Congratulations on your "lovely" DVD! With three dogs and a 10-year-old boy in the house, there's no shortage of joy and laughs in our house. Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. I love that your title has the word "Accurate" to describe your curves piecing.
    Here is my nephew's joke: Knock, Knock! Who's There? Doris! Doris who? Doris open, come on in!
    Hope you enjoyed the joke.

  14. Watching my daughter's 5 month-old puppy Ruby this weekend brought me a whole lot of joy! I've only heard her bark or growl a couple of times, but then the Budweiser Super Bowl commercial came on… SO much barking and howling! It may have been the cutest thing I've ever seen! Thank goodness I grabbed my phone and recorded the video!

  15. Ok, so this isn't funny but it makes me happy. My 10 month old son just learned to clap and to wave, within days of each other. I love watching him try out his new skills. I am a total newbie with curves. This DVD looks like a great way to finally get over my fear and conquer curves.

  16. This may have already been answered in a comment above but I'd like to know how long the video is before I purchase it. There is no information about length of the video on the interweave site. Any info. you can give as to length of the video is appreciated. Thank you.

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