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About Us

Welcome to Sew Steady® Acrylic Manufacturing, where innovation meets precision to elevate your sewing experience to new heights.

Since our establishment in the early 90s and subsequent acquisition by TipBar Incorporated in 2009, Sew Steady® has been dedicated to enhancing your sewing journey with tools and education for both domestic and long arm sewing machines.

At the heart of our product line lies our commitment to customization. Our portable acrylic extension tables, cabinet inserts, and sewing accessories are meticulously crafted to fit each individual sewing machine, ensuring a seamless and tailored experience. This dedication to personalization is what sets Sew Steady® apart, empowering you to unleash your creativity with confidence.

But we don’t stop there. In our relentless pursuit of excellence, we’re constantly seeking ways to expand our product offerings. In April of 2015, we proudly became the exclusive USA manufacturer and distributor of Westalee Design® tools, further solidifying our position as industry leaders. And in 2019, we proudly acquired Westalee Design®, becoming the worldwide manufacturer and owner. With over 1200 items in the Westalee Design® product line, including the groundbreaking Quilting Ruler Work Feet, more than 1000 ruler designs and tools, and over 200 patchwork tools, the possibilities are endless.

Collaboration is at the heart of what we do. We proudly partner with educators and designers worldwide to bring you an additional 500+ creative and innovative tools, including DMQuilting, SARIDITTY Designs, Sew Biz Rulers, and more. Because we believe that by working together, we can inspire and empower each other to achieve greatness.

Our newest endeavor, EmbroideLee, combines the precision of ruler work with the artistry of embroidery. Each collection is meticulously designed from the ruler collections in the Westalee Template Line, ensuring seamless integration and stunning results. From single stitch designs to edge-to-edge and fill designs, EmbroideLee adds a creative touch of flair to any project, from pillows to apparel to tote bags.

But our commitment to your success doesn’t end with our products. We believe in education. That’s why we offer over 250 different classes on Sew Steady University, along with 100+ YouTube videos and 500+ Facebook videos, teaching you how to quilt with templates and tools in our line. Because we believe that knowledge is power, and with the right tools and guidance, there’s no limit to what you can achieve.

So whether you’re a seasoned quilter or just starting out, join us at Sew Steady® Acrylic Manufacturing as we continue to push the boundaries of innovation, creativity, and excellence in the world of sewing. Together, let’s turn your sewing dreams into reality.

Sew Steady & Westalee Design work with over 2,000 Retail Stores worldwide to supply products, education, and events using our tools.  Our focus on education includes 20+ educators and instructors world wide along with a new online university making education available anytime of day just click away.  Click here to learn more.



Join our Community we offer Education to you in 5+ amazing places!

Sew Steady University – Get access to 100+ Classes Free & Paid for Ruler Work and Sew Steady

Sew Steady Facebook – Live Events weekly on Ruler Work

Westalee by Me Facebook Group – This private group is dedicated to sharing Westalee Projects  and asking questions day and night educators from all over the world are present to assist.

You Tube Channels:  Sew Steady You Tube has Education on Ruler Work & Sew Steady products with 200 + videos

Westalee Design You Tube  has 100+ product how to videos for patchwork and ruler work.

Sew Steady Events – Check out our Events hosted by Resellers offering Education in person and online  world wide.

Sew Steady Education – Find all the above and FAQ’s, Packaging, and  Free Projects

Click here to learn more about becoming a reseller or educator with Sew Steady.

Gibson Holders is a sister company to Sew Steady operating out of the same facility.  Gibson Holders manufactures and distributes world wide display stands ideal for Home Décor and retail display.

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The Sew Steady Team

Our Office Team

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Jerry Tippets


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Mendy Tippets


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Stacy Lewey

Customer Relations Manager

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Ken Lewey

Office Manager & Accountant

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Brandon Tippets

Production Manager

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Jessica Brunner

Customer Service Lead & Marketing Assistant

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Melissa Tippets

Customer Service / Design