WHY? BECAUSE YOU ASKED FOR IT
We heard you when you said:
Who are the “WYseGuYs” . . .
Sheryl & Elayne at The Sewing Basket in Plymouth, WI
Why the name WYseGuYs?
We are wise to needs of quilters – techniques, products, machines and yes, even quilt math!
Sheryl started our shop 23 years ago and Elayne joined her over 15 years ago. We have been teaching and answering your questions for a long time. (We have over 60 years of combined quilting, sewing & embroidery experience.)
Oh, and sometimes we are accused of being wise guys. A little humor can go a long way. Finally, we each have a “Y” in our names and many of our staff do too.
Create an account today to access and expand your creative toolbox with anytime support and resources and you too will soon be a WYse GuY.
Access includes FREE content and previews.
Additional resources, self paced learning and support available for purchase.
If you need help signing up, watch the following "How to create a Studio Y account" video.
Real life sewing. No pretty backdrop, unpolished nails, messy sewing rooms, different clothes including stocking feet and sometimes sweatpants. You’ll be watching us as we create and sew in real life at home and in the shop. It will be recorded as we do it on different days, with different fabrics, on different machines as we finish projects or change our mind mid-stream. Join us to see the whole creative process.
We are quilt shop owners - we sew and embroider every day. This is what we do. Let’s have some fun together!
We aren’t professional photographers or videographers, copy writers, editors or proof readers, web designers, social media specialists or many other things. So please enjoy the videos and laugh along with us! We’re doing our best. Just like you and your sewing skills - always do the best you can with the skills you have at the time :)
What does that mean to you? It may not look “fancy” but, you’ll learn stuff . . .when we make a mistake, we’ll show what we did wrong and how to fix it. You’ll see the tools and processes we use every day.
You’ll learn the “why & how” of projects - not just be told what to do.
Learning should be fun. We’ll do our best.
Bring the WYse Guys home to sew along with you in your sewing studio. With the purchase of a Sewing Basket Original printed pattern receive a coupon for video pattern access for just $1.99. Patterns available at the Sewing Basket and the online shop.
$9.99 online resource w/o printed pattern. $1.99 with pattern purchase.
"A pattern is only a suggestion"
- so WhY Be OrdinarY!
Need a creative spark?
Exploring new techniques?
These modules take you from design to finished project that will become uniquely your own.
Attend a LIVE demo or retreat in Studio B and add on 30 day access to the info and resources on the topic.
All things Quilting!
All things machine Embroidery!
All things Brother Machines
(Some topics are universal and can be adapted to most machines)
We have taken the time to search and find the resources that answer the most often asked questions from our customers. Resources, information, and links, all in one place that focus on the current trends and interests of our creative community.
Have fun sharing pictures, thoughts, tips and projects with other quilters
Have fun sharing pictures, thoughts, tips and projects with other machine embroidery lovers
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