Thanks so much for getting in touch!  I can’t promise to answer every single email (my inbox is frequently overflowing), but I do my very best, and I am always grateful that you’ve taken the time to write and share part of your day with me!

Some helpful links:

  • It’s possible that your question might have already been answered on the FAQs page.
  • You might also be looking for my online classes–those have moved in their entirety to the League of Dressmakers, my online subscription club for adventurous sewing.
  • You might be looking for the Murder Mystery Quilt, which is housed on its own site
  • If you’re looking for the Whipstitch retail sewing lounge and fabric shop in Atlanta, it closed its doors for the last time on Easter weekend 2013–you can read more about our going away here.
  • Did you want to sign up for my bi-weekly newsletter?  I send out free downloads, occasional discounts and sewcial news every other Monday.  Use the link here to make sure you get it in your inbox!  (Oh, and pro-tip: be sure to OPEN your newsletter–I regularly send out goodies that aren’t in the subject line, so be sure to OPEN the newsletter and see what’s inside!)

If those links didn’t answer your question, please feel free to email me by writing:

deborah [at] whip-stitch [dot] com

Thanks again for reading, and for making Whipstitch a fun and dynamic place to be!  I have loved carving out this little corner of the crafty internet, and can’t wait to share with you whatever it is that’s coming along next.

  • Kristen
    August 27, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    Hi ! I purchased your book, Stitch by Stitch, many years ago and have loved it. Unfortunately, the cd no longer works. I am wondering if I can purchase a replacement cd. Thanks.

    • Deborah
      August 28, 2020 at 5:02 pm

      Hi, Kristen! The best suggestion I can offer is to contact the publisher directly: F+W, out of Cincinnati. They may be able to send another CD along to you? The book is no longer in print, and there weren’t any digital files prepared back in 2010, but they may have copies there of the CD. Hope that helps! I’m so glad you love the book!

      • PJ
        February 28, 2023 at 3:56 pm

        Hi! I also purchased the Stitch by Stitch book with the CD-Rom, but am not able to retrieve the patterns because computers do not have CD-Rom drives anymore. I was wondering if there was a way to get the patterns associated with the book if I show proof of owning it.

    • Hope Hutchison
      September 21, 2023 at 4:12 pm

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  • Suzanne Ernst
    September 29, 2020 at 1:52 pm

    I have a treddle sewing machine I’d like to donate to an organization that would ship the machine to a third world countries. I remember seeing a news segment on tv along time ago. Do you have any information I can follow-up on to make the donation happen. Thank you for any information you can give.

    Oh forgot, I’m in the Atlanta area but would be willing to take a road trip within the Southeast to drop off my machine.

    • Peggy Flinn
      January 3, 2024 at 3:44 pm

      Hi I bought the bundle Yellowstone and Greece
      And was wondering if there is another story or different blocks to the Yellowstone. If there is not, I would like a refund for the Yellowstone. Thank you so much Peggy Flinn

  • Patricia Dymond
    December 14, 2020 at 10:06 am

    I am signed up for 2020 murder mystery. I was using PayPal for payment. My PayPal is inactive now. I want to pay December with a credit card. I have written several messages with no replies. I would like to be able to finish the quilt. Please help me with this issue. Thank you

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  • Patrizia Rosa
    January 11, 2021 at 2:43 pm

    Hello, I am writing about your kindle cover tutorial posted on march 12, 2012.
    I can’t find measurements and instructions that you have written we can print from the link
    Can you help me, please? I like it very much and I’d love to realize It by myself!

  • Cecilia M Gordon-Kane
    March 3, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    Hello Deborah, believe it or not, I have had your contact info for years, and just now took the time to research your store; then to find out you are closed. What a let down, because I always love meeting fellow sewers! I read your reason to close your store, and I completely get it. My children are now 30 and 24, and unfortunately that window of time goes by fast, it’s like a blur. So take it from a fellow sewing junkie, you definitely did the right thing. I am now doing what I truly love, and it has been quite a journey. For the longest time, I wanted to take my sewing to the next level, and I couldn’t have done it juggling work and family. Kudos to you! Hopefully, we can have an opportunity to meet.

  • Shirley Bee
    May 8, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    Hello. I’ve used your method to make hundreds of yards of bias tape to use on the dresses I make for “Little Dresses for Africa”. I’ve sent over 350 dresses and they’re all finished with bias tape binding the armholes and for the ties on the shoulders. Thanks for inventing this. I have to admit though, if I haven’t used the method for a while, I usually still screw up the first effort and have to start over. Thanks so much for sharing this

  • Heidi
    July 9, 2021 at 5:58 pm

    Any chance you will have an in person retreat?

    • Deborah
      July 19, 2021 at 1:22 pm

      Hi, Heidi! I would love that! We’ve talked about making plans for one but the last 18 months have taken that off the table temporarily. I’m looking at the calendar to see what might make sense (and not get cancelled)–once something’s scheduled, I’ll announce it in my newsletter and on the blog. You can subscribe to my emails in the right sidebar! Hope that helps, it would be so fun to sew together in person! 🙂

  • Nancy Horst
    August 24, 2021 at 11:17 am

    I continue to request a place to change my billing information! I was redirected to Whipstitch Industries LLC but find nothing there on a search. I also searched Murder Mystery Quilt site to no avail. Please help!!!

  • Manal Samy -Daoud
    August 11, 2022 at 8:00 am

    I did not see your location on your website.
    Are you in Northern KY?
    Do you offer sewing lessons?

    • Deborah
      August 22, 2022 at 1:27 pm

      I don’t have a physical location, but I offer sewing instruction by video on my membership site:

      Hope that helps! 🙂

  • Kim
    November 19, 2022 at 8:17 am

    Hi Debra, I ran across your page on Pinterest, because of your penny tile in your kitchen. I am now redoing my kitchen, and have chose penny tile. I tried to find a pair finished product of your penny tile in the kitchen after the grout, and everything was done, I couldn’t find one. I was wondering if you could post a finished picture of your penny tile after it was crowded and done? Thank you so much.

  • Susan Bray
    May 19, 2023 at 11:17 pm

    do you sell the patterns to the older murder mystery quilts I am interested in the Egypt quilt thanks Susan

    • Deborah
      May 24, 2023 at 11:25 am

      Hi, Susan! Not currently, but we have plans to do so in the future. If you sign up for emails from the MMQ site, you’ll be the first to know when they go on sale to the general public!

  • Lise
    June 14, 2023 at 6:20 am

    Hi, I am working on your sampler quilt. This is my first quilt and I am definitely hooked! I am hoping to send you pictures of my finished quilt. Is this possible? I actually made 3-4 of each block so that I could make this into a king size quilt!

    • Deborah
      June 14, 2023 at 2:53 pm

      Of course, I would love to see!! You can post them to IG and tag me, or email them: deborah (at) whip-stitch (dot) com. Thanks!

  • Thea
    August 27, 2023 at 5:53 am

    Hi Deborah, I’m in awe of your quilted camping blankets for storing patches. Is there any chance you’d consider selling them? I’d love to make my own patch collection on a beautiful quilt.

    Kind Regards,


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    November 10, 2023 at 12:39 am


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  • Anna Joy Bindrim
    December 22, 2023 at 9:38 pm

    Hi! I signed up for the 2024 Murder Mystery Quilt a few days ago. I have not yet received my group assignment or the information for the Facebook group for this year. Could I get that please?

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  • Rebecca
    January 3, 2024 at 7:58 am

    [email protected] Currently a member in Odin still not showing in Poseidon for roughly 3 weeks. I hope they aren’t trying to tell me I am the one hanging in the tree.

    • Rebecca
      January 4, 2024 at 11:28 am

      I just checked email dates 12/13 and received my confirming my registration and have had many attempts to be out in Poseidon. Help me please. My crew from Okalhoma and Texas miss me. Call me if you need further assistance.

  • Jackie Tabb
    January 3, 2024 at 8:03 am

    Hello first year here, I was put in Zeus and requested Poseidon as the rest of Oklahoma/Texas crew are there. Can I be switched?
    Thank you