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August 22, 2016 Updates

We will be out of town starting noon on Monday August 23, so any order placed after Monday morning will be shipped Friday & Saturday of this week.  We apologize for any inconvenience.


If you are a customer living in an EU country, you will likely having problems with your online order. Please click here first.


We are very excited to introduce our new QUILT SUSPENSION SYSTEMS. They are designed to render your quilt essentially weightless, and in turn, make free motion work easier, without the weight of the quilt working against you.

Ernie and I have been brainstorming the past few months to come up with a system that is both functional AND portable.  We designed, assembled and tested a few prototypes, and finally developed one we are proud to make available to you. Pictures below show the version 1 system mounted with and without a quilt:

It will arrive in 3 pieces that are easy-peasy to assemble...No tools required!  It is just as easy to disassemble and take with you to classes/retreats, etc.

You can read more about it by clicking HERE, and there is a video on the same page to further illustrate this suspension system.

We also have released a version 2 of this system that incorporates TWO arms rather than just the one in version 1.  This system is designed to work with machines sunk into or sitting atop a cabinet that has no place to clamp the suspension system on the back of the cabinet.  This system is also designed to work with machines with the head of the machine oriented to face you, like the Handi Quilter Sweet 16, the Baby Lock Tiara, the Bernina Q20, or the Pfaff Power Quilter 16.  See picture of the system below with mounted quilt:


You can read more about version 2 and watch a video by clicking here.


If you have been bitten by the "Ruler Work Bug", we have added several rulers and templates to our store. 

The Ruler Work Starter Pack by Patsy Thompson Designs is a set of 4 acrylic templates designed for ruler-guided free motion quilting.  These rulers/templates can be used by long arm quilters using a frame system or by sit down quilters using home sewing machines or sit down long arm machines.

This set has been specifically designed to be the “toolbox” to create a wide variety of ruler work designs.  Each set contains (1) 10 in x 2.5 in straight line ruler; (1) 6.5 in arc ruler; (1) 8 in arc ruler; and (1) 12 in arc ruler.  Each ruler/template is made of acrylic and all markings are laser-etched into the ruler, so they cannot wear off like printed markings.

To learn more about this essential Starter Kit, click here.

We just added a new member to the Line Tamer family of rulers.  It is the 3mm thick Line tamer, and it is made specifically to work safely with the LOW and MEDIUM shank Westalee ruler feet.  The original 1/4 inch thick Line Tamer rulers work with the HIGH shank Westalee ruler foot.  The 3mm thick Line Tamer comes with a 1/2 inch channel; no 9/16 channel option is available.  The 1/4 inch thick ruler has the option of 1/2 and 9/16 inch channels. You can read more about this new ruler by clicking here.

We now have available our own line of Turret Rulers to make beautiful swag and frame designs on your quilt.  We offer 3 different rulers in both 1/4 inch and 3mm thicknesses.  These can be purchased individually or as a complete set at a 15% discount.  To see these new additions, and learn more about them, click here.
To see a 10 min. video on using these rulers,  click on the video below:

Furthermore, to help you get started with ruler work, we are offering a special on a bundle by Westalee...if you buy the combination of one of the Westalee Ruler Foot Kits and the Westalee Sample Template Kit, you will save on your purchase.

To see our template offerings and to view this bundle special, click here.

And if there is a ruler or template you are interested in, but we don't show it in our store, just email us at: info@patsythompsondesigns.com

In October 2015, we released our newest DVD, "Ruler Work for the Sit Down Quilter, vol. 1".  Click here to go to the DVD in the store.

This instructional DVD is the beginner's guide to performing ruler-guided free motion quilting as a sit-down quilter.  Demonstrations are performed on several different makes/models of home sewing machines as well as on a George long-arm sit-down machine.  Patsy also covers many "filler designs" that can be used to fill frameworks or skeletons created with ruler work, including the use of featherettes.  Whether you are a sit-down quilter or a long arm quilter, there is great information on this DVD!  Total run time is 111 minutes.  Full color and DVD formatted to play on DVD players worldwide.  Click on the video below to see the introduction to the DVD:

                                VISIT OUR CLEARANCE CENTER

Browse around our clearance center where you can find desirable items, all marked down by 50%!!

We have 1 popular item left in our Notions Clearance section: Inn Spire Moldable Stabilizer.  This product is invaluable for constructing projects that need extra support like hand bags and bowls.

So now is a great time to stock up, but once they are sold out, they are gone forever.

You can access our Clearance items by clicking here.


As always, enjoy our free video tutorials listed under the Education button at the top of the home page, and even more free videos can be watched on YouTube.

Also click on the FAQ button at the top of the page to find out answers to frequently asked questions.  There are many topics covered like shipping, changing passwords, and searching for products.


                                       Shipping Info for Book Purchases:

Books and magazines are HEAVY and therefore expensive to mail compared to other items by Priority Mail. 
In most cases, we will automatically ship in a flat rate Priority envelope to lower the cost, and refund the savings back to you.  Our online store cannot offer the Flat Rate option during check out, so you will choose the regular Priority option during checkout.
Media Mail within the US is another option in most cases, so please check out the notes about Media Mail when you visit our Books section in the

Patsy Thompson Designs, LTD
607 Scenic Cir
Holland, OH  43528


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Patsy Thompson was raised in an eastern suburb of Cleveland, Ohio and enjoyed many types of craftwork from an early age.
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