Frequently Asked Questions- FAQ

Suzys Artsy Craftsy Sitcom FAQ

Welcome to Suzy’s Artsy Craftsy Sitcom!  I’m Suzy Myers, and I’m here to teach you how to make amazing things!  The Sitcom has been around since 2010, and now offers hundreds of fully illustrated tutorials, along with great features and a bit of humor on the side.  With over 40,000 loyal subscribers, the Sitcom has enjoyed major growth over the past three years!

If you are a new visitor, then here is a list of frequently asked questions that I hope will help you get all you can from the Sitcom:

1.  Why is your website called the Sitcom? You can read all about that on my Sitcom Cast page, along with a bit of info on me and the other cast members.  You know, the dogs.  Oh, and the hubby too.  But in essence, my life is a sitcom, (which makes it incredibly easy to write about the funny things that always seem to happen to me).

2.  Where is a good place to start for first time visitors?  First and foremost, the Sitcom offers hundreds of Tutorials for all ages, including paper crafts, Christmas crafts, recipes, kids crafts, quilting, and much more.  The tutorial page is a great place to start if you are trying to come up with your next big project or just happen to have a pile of TP rolls or disposable cookie sheets that need to be made beautiful.  Crafting with recycled materials or Dollar Store items has never been so fun.

3.  Wow.  That’s a lot of tutorials!  Which ones are your most popular?  You can find my most popular tutorials here!  Turns out I’m the “Toilet Paper Queen”!  Who knew?

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4.  Do you offer free stuff?  Well, certainly.  I totally have your back.  The Sitcom offers an extensive list of free patterns to go along with your free tutorials.  Easily printed, you can then use a copier to make them any size you might need for your project.

Suzys Artsy Craftsy Sitcom Free Patterns

5.  So, why does your dog Ralph have his own Instagram page? Ralph loves the limelight.  My other dog Faith, doesn’t.  He feels that he has lots to say and now he has a venue to say it!  This should be interesting!

6.  Can I share my project with you?  Of course!  I feature reader’s projects all the time!  Just email me at suzy(at)  Do you have a shop, a blog, or just a project that you would love to share?  Let me know about it!

7.  Do you sell stuff too?  Yep! Need an unusual gift, or are you interested in my premium patterns and kits?  Be sure to stop by the Sitcom Store to see what is currently available!

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8.  How do I search the site for what I want?  The search bar is located at the top of the right sidebar.  Check the drop-down list for the items that might interest you!

9.  How do I subscribe?  You can subscribe through your email so that you never miss a post.  I create a new post six days a week, so an email subscription will give you nearly a daily fix of craftiness.

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So, kick back and enjoy the Sitcom!  And if you ever need anything, feel free to email me at suzy(at)! 



{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

1 TonkaTruck March 15, 2015 at 10:03 pm

Suzy- regarding the faux stained glass window: I have a set of vividly colored liquid water colors, do you think it would be a problem to substitute these for the acrylics?


2 Susan Myers March 16, 2015 at 9:12 pm


I’ve never worked this particular technique with water colors, but it is definitely worth a try! Let me know if you decide to experiment and how it comes out!



3 Alex March 12, 2015 at 9:59 am

Hi Suzi,
I saw your tutorial on Pinterest and how to make a faux Stainglass look. I just want to know if it is removable? I am renting a house and I just wanted to improve window panels but I need to know if I can take it off when I decide to go.


4 Susan Myers March 13, 2015 at 8:28 pm

Hi Alex!

You can easily remove it with a razor blade. Would love to see what you come up with!



5 Dreema Pruett September 11, 2014 at 11:38 am

Started trying to do the painting project on clear transfer paper and trased the image out with the glue and dryed over night but dryed flat..what am I doing wrong? Please help


6 Susan Myers September 11, 2014 at 12:09 pm

I’m not sure which painting project you are referring to. I’m assuming it is the Faux Stained Glass. If so, the glue will be flat when it dries. If you are going for a textured look, you could try puff paint. Hope that helps!



7 Nancy September 10, 2014 at 3:03 am

I am fairly new to Sitcom and love your projects and patterns! I am so sorry to hear that your printing option is fritzing out. I would love to print out the Windmills at Night pattern but don’t have enough ink to print out the pretty pics and all the comments in three separate blogs. I sent an email to Discount to see if I could purchase the pattern only but have not heard back yet. What do you suggest?


8 Susan Myers September 10, 2014 at 6:28 pm

Hi Nancy,

At the bottom of lesson 3 for Windmills at Night- right below the last photo of the quilt, is a link to the pdf pattern: You can print it out from there very easily. Hope that helps!



9 Marie Grieves September 6, 2014 at 10:08 am

Hi Suzy, I love this quilt and would like to make it for my grandson for his Xmas, will have to start early as I am just a beginner, the colours you have used are beautiful and I am going to copy them BUT I cannot find anywhere that sell these colours in a jelly roll, are you able to tell me the names off the ones you used OR where you bought them, or did you cut your own strips?

ENGLAND. REGARDS. sunshinebaby


10 Cheryl Tanzyus June 5, 2014 at 7:59 am

I want to make your quilt called “Windmills at Night”. It’s beautiful, the inky problem is I need it in Queen Size. Recommendations on how to make it larger, and how many Jelly Rolls.

Love your website. Thanks for any information.


11 Susan Myers June 5, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Hi Cheryl!
Here are my calculations:

Queen Size: 88″ x 100″- 7 blocks wide x 8 blocks tall plus sashing. Approximately 5 black and white jelly rolls and 4 red jelly rolls. (This does not include backing fabric).

King Size: 102″ x 100″ – 8 blocks wide x 8 blocks tall plus sashing. Approximately 6 black and white jelly rolls and 6 red jelly rolls. (This does not include backing fabric).

Regarding backing: width of fabric can vary from 44″ to “56. If you choose a 44″ wide fabric, you would need 5 yards for the Full Size, and 9 yards for the Queen and King size.

The square themselves are laid out in no particular order. I just moved them around until I found a look that I liked. The only thing to keep in mind is that you want to alternate light background and dark background. (If that makes sense).

If I was going to make it larger, I would multiply the original numbers by 3 for a full size quilt. If the pattern calls for (2) of that square, then I’d make (6). There would be six additional squares that I’d have to make in order to get the 42 squares needed for full size. I would just pick my favorites.

This could translate to 4x for Queen, and 5x for King, with a few extra that you would have to make up.
Hope that helps. I try not to go too big with these beginners patterns in order to give those that are new to quilting a project that doesn’t overwhelm.



12 Lynn March 10, 2014 at 9:15 pm

Why type of glue (or brand) did you use on the faux stained glass? After I applied the glue (with black acrylic paint), let it dry and I tried to trim with razor, it came up and peeled off. Is it the type of glue or do I just need to be more careful when trimming? Thank you, Lynn


13 Susan Myers March 10, 2014 at 9:38 pm

I used Elmers School Glue. You have to be careful when trimming. It can peel up. When you add the color, it will help stabilize things, but you do need to treat the entire project with clear acrylic spray when complete just to keep everything in place. Would love to see what you come up with!


14 Priscilla February 28, 2014 at 2:46 pm

I am looking for booklet or however you sell it pattern for “Windmills at Night” I have lots of fabric of all colors and could cut the pattern pieces for the windmills, what I need is the pattern do you sell this separate, I really would like to buy the pattern if you could please e-mail and let me know details with price would appreciate any info. Tk. u.
Priscilla Bromely


15 Erica January 23, 2014 at 3:18 pm

Hi Suzy! I am wondering where you found the disposable cookie sheets that are flat on the bottom. Everywhere I have looked they all have designes already imprinted on the bottom of the sheet. I have been looking for some that dont have the imprinted designes on them with no luck:(
Thank you!


16 Susan Myers January 23, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Hi Erica,

Check your local party supply store like Party City. I have lately been using the disposable lids from the buffet trays because they are even larger than a cookie sheet. You can find them and the cookie sheets at Party City for less than a dollar.

Hope that helps!



17 KATHY January 10, 2014 at 1:16 am

When making Holiday Ice Candles, is essential oil able to be used? Or can the odds and ends of scented candles be used for scent?


18 Susan Myers January 10, 2014 at 4:20 am

Hi Kathy,

You could use either one! I never have odd and ends of candles to use, but as long as it is wax, it should work. As for essential oils, a few drops of scent should not effect the formation of the ice candle. Just be careful when adding scent. A little goes a long way! Hope that helps!



19 Caroljean May 18, 2013 at 9:24 pm

I am new to the sitcom, & I love it!!!!
I hope you can help me. Since, I can’t draw a straight line with a ruler, and seem to be craft-challenged, although I keep trying…can you help me enlarge your 4 faux wrought iron squares? What size are the ones you made? I am thinking either 10 x 10 or 12 x 12 for mine. I’ve read and re-read your enlarge a pattern instructions, but am still having trouble.


20 shelly March 7, 2013 at 9:31 am

Hi Suzy, I consider myself pretty crafty except when it comes to sewing, my son passed away and I have all his Rock n Roll T- shirts, I cut out the front of the T-shirts (which I probably shouldn”t have) anyway I want to make do something with them. where should I start? Keep in mind I do not sew! Any ideas other then a blanket? I have put some in frames, they look Ok, but I have so many I need more ideas.Thanks, Shelly


21 Susan Myers March 7, 2013 at 10:38 am

Hi Shelly,

I’m so sorry to hear about your son! I totally understand why you would like to make something to honor him!

Check out this tutorial:

This is a no-sew tutorial. You could get several large pieces of styrofoam and cut squares into them, pushing the edges of the fabric into the squares like in the tutorial. It would make a great wall piece.


22 Harry March 1, 2013 at 10:32 am

Hi Suzy. May I be so bold, an so informal? Would you believe a guy is writing and also is into crafts? My question is the following. I see one lady respondy by saying she is making and going to be selling items made from one of your pattern ideas at her church fair. Is this allowed by you or is it just the patterns themselves that are not to be sold.
Thank you, and God Bless


23 Susan Myers March 1, 2013 at 3:19 pm

My terms and conditions state:
The patterns on this site, both free and premium, are for your own personal use only (non-profit, non-commercial use). Do not give away or sell reproduced copies of the patterns. You are welcome to give out the URL to the main page for this pattern or the URL to the printing page but, per copyright law, do not place the actual content of the pattern pages on another website; do not redistribute the actual content of the pages in any form (even for free)! Thank you! Any reproduction or redistributing of the pattern instructions or pattern images involves the written permission of the artist, Susan Myers, and involves the drawing up of legal paperwork detailing the specific permission to be granted, any fees for the requested use in reproducing or redistributing the pattern and signing of said legal paperwork by the parties involved. In light of the fact that having the exact same content on multiple websites can damage the original web site’s standing with search engines, permission to reproduce on individual websites will not be granted. Permission for companies or publishers for print publication will be considered.
Copyright Myths Explained –, U.S. Government Copyright Office –

I do allow exceptions for small business expenditures such as church fairs, but would have an issue, if say one of my patterns ended up on a widely marketed t-shirt or mug or something.

What did you have in mind?


24 Anonymous February 13, 2013 at 9:04 pm

There is not a “print friendly” button to click on when I go to your site?


25 Susan Myers February 14, 2013 at 4:18 am

Unfortunately, the “print friendly” button program that I was using was corrupting the site, so it has been removed. I am looking into an alternative. In the meantime, you should be able to print by “right clicking” your mouse and hitting the print option from there.



26 teri January 31, 2013 at 9:21 pm

Suzy, which dollar store (general dollar, family dollar, dollar tree) do you find your cookie sheets for your projects? The only ones I seem to find always has a raised thingy on the bottom I havent seen any like you get that are just plain on the bottom. Please help.


27 teri January 31, 2013 at 9:27 pm

Suzy, which dollar store (general dollar, family dollar, dollar tree) do you find your cookie sheets for your projects? The only ones I seem to find always has a raised thingy on the bottom I havent seen any like you get that are just plain on the bottom. Please help.


28 Susan Myers January 31, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Hi Teri!

Go to Party City or a catering supply store. They have all sorts of flat disposable aluminum pieces to choose from. Lately, I’ve been using disposable aluminum lids meant for serving trays.



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