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Welcome to Joy of Sewing...
and Quilting, Too!

Here you'll find selections from Barbara Weiland Talbert's pattern line, under the label Jo-Lydia's Attic.  Check out her popular patterns for tote bags, travel accessories, and quilts and quilted items too.

To order patterns as PDF downloads, visit

Retailers and wholesalers: If you would like to carry any pattern featured on this site, contact Barbara by e-mail at  for terms and minimums.


Reader Endorsement for The Quilting Answer Book


Reader Endorsement for The Sewing Answer Book

I just wanted to take the time to thank you for publishing a book on sewing techniques. I have been sewing for close to 20 years, and I have been looking for some extra information on pressing, and techniques in general!  I am also a man, and when I first started to sew in the early 90s. I had trouble just getting answers. I had a great teacher, but as time moved-on, I wanted more information.

I have many, many reference books, however, YOURS is the only one that has helped me with some of my questions. And I mean references. I have shelves of them. I like to read, what can I say! And one section in your book helped me immensely with those questions, the one on interfacing.I don't have many issues with it, but there were times when it just wouldn't stick. Your book proved the hint that makes it work!"

Thanks again,
Patrick Purcell

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