Monday, July 19, 2010

2010 SCHMETZ Portfolio Designer - Louise Cutting

Louise's Favorite Needle - Quilting 75/11

Louise uses the SCHMETZ Quilting 75/11 exclusively for all her garment sewing along with 100% cotton thread in either 50 or 60 wt.  She finds the combination of the 75/11 Quilting needle and the 100% cotton thread to have a wonderful stitch quality.  The seam does not pucker and lies flat when it is first sewn and after washings.

The SCHMETZ Quilting needle has a special taper to the slightly rounded point allowing easier fabric penetration and elimination of skipped stitches.  This needle is made especially for piecing and machine quilting.

Louise  is a contributing editor of Thread's Magazine and frequently lectures at the American Sewing Guild National Conference, The Sewing & Stitchery Expo, Original Sewing & Quilt Expos and Martha Pullen's Market Place.  Louise's TV appearances include HGTV, DIY and PBS.  Thirty-five years ago Louise founded Cutting Corners, Inc., a successful Couture Custom Clothing Buisness designing bridal gowns, tailored suits and "high end" sportswear.  She established "Fashion Collections" as a haven for sewing enthusiasts filled with New York and European designer fabrics and buttons.

One Seam Pant
Louise started "The Cutting Line Designs" pattern company.  Her most popular pattern One Seam Pant(C) sold 43,000 patterns!  Isn't this astonishing!  Are you wearing a pair today?  This pattern collection now offers twenty different designs representing today's lifestyle with a timeless and easy elegance. 

One of my summer sewing projects!

With over 30 years of knowledge Louise compiled a series of booklets "Expert Tips and Techniques for Fine Sewing."  She is also co-creator of "Shapes" pattern line offering super simple and fresh wearables.

Louise is a professional Fashion Illustrator with many illustrations appearing in Vogue and Harpers Bazaar.  She was the Dept. Head for Fashion Merchandising and Design at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and Prospect Hall College. 

View Louise's website for her newest patterns:


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