WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE OUR NEW ACQUISITION
Sew Steady is pleased to announce its recent acquisition of Westalee Design, AU. Westalee Design, AU is a worldwide industry leader in the design and manufacture of quilting templates and rulers. Westalee Design’s revolutionary high quality quilting tools have brought the precision of an expert quilter to every home. We are excited to continue this tradition and grow the educational opportunities worldwide.
For the last four years Sew Steady has manufactured and distributed for Westalee Design, AU throughout the United States and Canada. This acquisition gives us the opportunity to more freely respond to customer requests and expand our retailer education and support programs. We are actively setting up distribution channels worldwide and are working to make this transition as smooth as possible.
If your have any questions or comments, please contact me or Jessica Brunner, our Customer Service Team Leader. We will be happy to assist you through the transition from placing orders, shipping internationally, education and customer service. Learn a few details about this below:
Questions & Orders – To place orders or ask questions use the contact info below:
Order Email: email@example.com
Question Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 800-837-3261 (North America) or 001 541-653-9121 for all other countries. Open 7am – pm
Will there still be regularly released new template designs?
Yes! Leonie West will continue to create beautiful new designs for us to share with the world.
Help on previously purchased Westalee Design product?
Contact email@example.com we are happy to troubleshoot with you.
Do you also ship internationally?
Click here to find a retailer near you.
We will continue to fulfill special orders from Eugene Oregon, USA! We are also actively working on setting up additional partnerships with international distributors worldwide.
What or who is Sew Steady?
Simply put, a family who loves quilting and sewing. Learn more about Sew Steady from our about page.
We providing extension tables to enhance your ruler quilting experience. You can also learn more about the extension tables that we manufacture here.
We are pleased to continue to provide quality products and education for Quilting Made Easy. Additional new product announcements coming soon.
The History of Westalee Design
Leonie West – Award Winning Inventor, Quilter and the Creative Genius behind Westalee Design. Leonie has over 37 years of experience in quilting and over 10 years designing and selling rulers and patchwork tools. For the last 4 years, Leonie has been sharing her knowledge with demonstrations and workshops all around the world, as well as online.
Leonie’s first big splash was the creation of her Adjustable Ruler, which she invented in 2008. This ruler came about because of frustration she was having with the ruler she was currently using to cut 1200 3/8″ bias strips. The ruler kept moving and became a nuisance in lining up the fabric for each cut. The Adjustable Ruler with its fabric guide and its companion Adjustable Triangles were a success! No slipping, and she could achieve accurate cuts every time with no struggle with lines on the ruler with the edge of the fabric.
The West’s took their invention to The ABC’s New Inventors Show on July 2008 and won the Viewer’s Choice Grand Final! It was the first and last time a product associated with patchwork had ever been on the show. The tremendous success and popularity of their templates is the reason that Westalee Design now has close to 300 Patchwork Tools.
Leonie has made numerous quilts for family and friends. Just prior to her invention of the ruler, her quilt “Every Quilter Dreams” was a finalist in the USA. The quilt was hung at the International Quilt Festival in Houston and Chicago. Another of Leonie’s quilts, “Epsilon Auriga” won first in its category at a showcase in Melbourne in 2011.
In April of 2015 Leonie and Bill West, owners of Westalee Design, partnered with Sew Steady in Eugene, Oregon. With this partnership they brought to market Leonie’s newest creation, a ruler foot for use on most domestic sewing machines. This foot now allows home users to complete their quilts on their domestic sewing machine using Westalee Design’s extensive range of well over 400 templates, rulers and tools.
The popularity of the Westalee Design products has continued to help grow our business each year. We are a leading Manufacturer of high quality, accurate patchwork and quilting rulers, templates and guides that also include an extensive range of long-arm quilting tools and custom-made tools. All of our products are proudly designed by Leonie in Australia, and are manufactured in Australia as well as at Sew Steady’s facility in the USA.
Westalee by Me
Join the Westalee By Me private Facebook group and get design ideas by quilters using their tools all over the world. Leonie West is now publishing a library of designs using her Westalee Design Rulers and Tools. Some of the content she has added includes: