Even though I fall into the modern quilter category, one of my favorite topics of interest is the history and tradition of quilting.
So, you finished sewing together the body of your quilt, and you’re feeling like a rockstar. Yeah, I know that feeling. Like you could take on the world… but what you really want to do is just keep quilting. Well, hold on to that feeling, baby, because you still have to finish off your quilt with a killer binding.
If you are asking yourself, “What is Sew Pro? Why have I not heard about this?”
Take solace in that you may not be alone. Sew Pro is brand spank'n new and, if you're like me and hear about things 6 months after they happen, sadly you will have to wait until the next Sew Pro to hop in on the fun.
Fabric Starch: Not Just for Your Grandpa
You might associate fabric starch with the pleats on your grandpa’s jeans… but he’s not the only one who uses starch. Quilters use fabric starch, too! Fabric starch is a magical spray-on formula that stiffens fabric, making it easier for you to work with while quilting… especially when you’re sewing intricate, complex patterns.
What's your color?
(It’s a broad question, but just grab the first word that flutters into your brain.)
Got it? Don’t feel pegged down by it. Like myself, it probably changes based on season, mood, or current fabric obsession. If you were to ask me a last week, I’d say SPARKLES!!
Have you ever met someone and just had that instant connection? No work. No awkward pauses. Just like-minded souls colliding and mutually realizing that this thing that's happening is unique and fun and super special??
Well I had that friendship spark when I met Stephanie from Modern Sewciety.
Over the Hills is a free pattern you get when you join the Suzy Quilts Patterns Facebook group!
Subtitle: Wabi-Sabi Quilting
What is wabi-sabi quilting? At its core, wabi-sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection and accepting the natural cycle of growth, decay, and death.
Picture this: you’re scrolling through Instagram, lalala, like’n a few pics...lalala...oh look, your cousin is on a boat...lalala...cool! handmade purses; I should learn how to make purses...lalala...WAIT. ERRYBODY HOLD UP! That fabric. I love it. I need it.
Now the internet scramble.
Whether you’re a newbie quilter or someone who has been sewing for decades, there’s always something new to learn – be it a time-saving tip or a new handy notion.
I am made aware of my knowledge...and lack of knowledge every time I get an email from a fellow quilter asking about specific sewing techniques.