How-Sewing-Machines-Work
Sewing Tools

How Sewing Machines Work (hint: it’s not magical gnomes)

For years, I just assumed that sewing machines were magical little boxes that worked because of the influence of tiny fantasy creatures (I called them “sewing gnomes”) running about inside. You know, like microwaves.

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Best-Portable-Sewing-Machines
Quilting, Sewing Tools

The 5 Best Portable Sewing Machines

Here are the BEST portable sewing machines – cause let's face it, we like to sew errywhere. Some people bring books or magazines with them to entertain themselves when they’re on-the-go… but I bring quilting projects. Now, before you give me the side-eye, I once sat next to someone who was knitting a baby sweater in a dark movie theater, so in comparison, I’m not even that weird.

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How-Thread-Made
Quilting, Sewing Tools

Sewing Thread Part I: How Is Thread Made?

How is thread made? From magical worms, rows of cotton plants, or crude oil? Possibly all of the above! Did I just confuse the heck out of you? I promise to bring clarity, so stay with me. In this two-part thread series I will explain first how thread is made (so you know which to buy) and then in Part Two - which brands are the best quality and when to use what kind of thread.

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