Learning how to piece and quilt can seem a monumental task, but it doesn’t have to be.
Book Review and Giveaway: Piecing Makeover by Patty Murphy
I didn’t always care about perfect points and seams, but when I first started longarming my own *ahem* very special quilts, I realized my quilts would be easier to quilt and my artistic vision would be better served if I figured out how to piece really, really well. I stopped longarming and gave myself six months […]
The Sew Home Blog Tour
Erin Schlosser has written the perfect book for someone like me, new to home dec sewing.
Sewing Clutch Tutorial for Clutch Sewing
If you’re like me, you may be one of those people that wind up having a couple of last minute gifts you’re trying to finish (or find!): a gift for someone on a quilt Guild committee, a bridesmaid shower gift, birthdays… I think we’ve all found ourselves in that boat. This project, though, is one that I […]
“Your exciting and attractive self”
Wow, I really got sucked into this vintage movie by Simplicity. THAT’S RIGHT, BETTY, LET THE PATTERN TELL YOU. Cringeworthy and hilarious, especially the shame spiral at the beginning, but there is still seriously useful information once you get further in.
Back to School: Guaranteed accurate 1/4″ seams between machines!
I’ve had quite a few opportunities to sew on a variety of machines this summer, whether teaching or traveling, and I got to thinking about quilting accuracy. The usual rule of thumb* is that once you start sewing a project on one machine–especially a project you really *really* care about–then you need to stick with that […]
How do you organize your quilting ideas?
It happens every couple of nights, where I start thinking about what I want to do next: feverishly planning a project from start to finish in my brain, hoping equally for sleep or the morning to come. When I finally do get up, though, these ideas seem to end up in random places, the notes […]