Lazy TV? Well, Sort Of

Lazies, We now have our own Lazy Girl ‘channel’ at How fun is that? Additionally, another video just went live at! It’s our Fanfare Log Cabin quilt project.

Fanfare Log Cabin by Lazy Girl Designs

Start Big, Finish Quickly
One of the things I like best about this log cabin design is that each block starts with a large center – thus getting the block done faster! Lazy indeed. The Fanfare Log Cabin is a Lazy Angle project which uses our Lazy Angle ruler to create the pretty red star points. You can read more about our ruler here.

Watch The Video
Here’s a link to the video:

All Lazy, All The Time
So, back to the channel – I twisted Kaye’s arm and told her I wanted my own ‘channel’ at her site. All of my shows were listed in two categories and I wanted them all in one place. Imagine my nerve!

Well, it didn’t take much persuading and now Lazy Girl is a sponsor for the site, with a channel tab at the top of the site for ‘Lazy Girl Joan Hawley’. Woohoo! All of my programs can be found there. They are all still on the ‘quilt’ and ‘bags’ channels as well.

All of these videos will be available there for the next year or longer. Remember that I always have links to them from my website under the ‘Community’ tab, so they are there when you need them and easy to find. and More
Also on the video front, Marguerita McManus recently launched the website. She knows how much we love videos so she created this smart resource with everything in one place. Also, check out Marguerita’s other site for quilt news.

For more online instruction, hop over to Sewing Tutorials for a nice list of bag making tips and tutorials. Of course, use your favorite search engine to find more sites and resources.


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13 Responses to “Lazy TV? Well, Sort Of”

  1. NC Lawson — February 16, 2009 @ 8:59 am

    Joan, I just checked out your new “channel”. It is very nice. I’m always happy when you are on Kaye Wood on PBS on Saturday mornings. Love your projects–they are sew great!!! Best wishes with your newest venture. NC

  2. Leatrice Holm — February 16, 2009 @ 9:19 am

    I enjoy going to your web site, and your materal is really lots opf fun. I made a quilt out of some kittens and ladies. It did turn out nice I am giving it to her for graduation.

  3. Karen Pringle — February 16, 2009 @ 10:54 am

    Hi! Just wanted to let you know that the link you have in your e-mail ….. …… not a working link. I get a message that it is an error link. Just wanted you to know!

    Thanks for all your wise and helpful hints and easy way of doing our work!!


  4. Joan Hawley — February 16, 2009 @ 11:03 am

    Thanks Lazies – I fixed the video link.

  5. Ginniy Timmerman — February 16, 2009 @ 11:03 am

    This link

    is taking you to “web page not found”

  6. Penny — February 16, 2009 @ 11:03 am

    I think this is very cool! I want to make a Southwestern theme quilt with the ruler and this pattern, My brother loves the Southwest and it will be a big hug for him! I always love step by step instruction with pictures but with your lovely face giving us all the tips just makes it even better! Hope to see more.

    Penny D in Chesapeake

  7. Nancy Knighting — February 17, 2009 @ 4:22 pm

    Joan, I love the “channel” and your step by step instructions for making your purses is wonderful. Now, when I am working on a purse and don’t understand, I’ll just go to the “channel” and have you “show me ” what to do.

    Again many thanks for all the great tips you share with your fans.

    Madison, VA

  8. Maria — February 17, 2009 @ 9:53 pm


    I’m sooo excited. I bought you Lazy Angle book and ruler Summer of 2008. I’m very busy
    and don’t get a chance to try my hand at quilting very often. I’ve been practicing using
    your ruler and sewing the pieces together…..(I’m a new quilter, very new).

    Your videos will allow me to quickly become familar with your ruler and book. I’m a
    visual learner.

    Thank you for twisting Kaye’s arm.

    San Jose, CA

  9. ozjane — February 17, 2009 @ 10:52 pm

    Am waiting patiently for a new bag video turorial. Love them.
    Miranda?? Mini Miranda??

  10. Christine — February 19, 2009 @ 12:16 pm

    Didn’t I read somewhere that you were to be on GMA this morning … got up early, showered, made a cuppa, and plonked myself in front of the television … … nada.
    Oh well, que sera happened.
    God bless, Christine in Los Angeles

  11. inava — February 20, 2009 @ 1:13 am

    Could you please send me the instructions to the ‘with love tote’ bag that you sent out a few months ago. I deleted it by mistake.

    I made one but my memory is not what it used to be.

    Thank you so much
    Love your site

  12. Jacquelyn Rambo — March 2, 2009 @ 9:18 am

    Great suggestions on shopping for the buttons. Your designs are so innovative and are successfully nudging me outside of my comfort prison. Thank you for keeping me sharp and up-to-date. I appreciate you from afar.
    JSR, Qlt Dva

  13. Jo Ann — March 7, 2009 @ 10:33 pm

    Hi Everyone, I’m new to the group and very excited to be here. I have been sewing for almost 50 years and would u believe have only made a couple of purses in all that time? I stumbled into a video site on Joan’s purses/bags by accident and the first one I saw was Gracie and I was totally off and running. I HAD to have that bag, lo! I watched the video 3 times and then ordered the pattern. Then the sitting and stewing started, waiting for the pattern to arrive (I just ordered it yesterday). By this afternoon I was watching more videos over and over again and went and ordered the Towne Purse, the Summer Tote, the City Bag, the Wonder Wallet and the Duffle Bag, lolo! About that time my husband came in and ripped my credit card out of my hand. But I still need fabric I screamed to his deaf ears! Now you have to understand I have 5 daughters, all grown and successful business women and I sew for all of them. They are ALL going to want bags, lots and lots of bags! I will find my credit card, I have to have fabric after all. Looking forward to chatting with you all at some point.
    Hugs from
    Jo in Texas