I'm bringing you something special today, my quiltketeers. A book tour! Oh yes, and not just any book tour – it's your favorite kind of book tour – one that involves quilts and notions and many beautiful quilt photos taken by other quilters all over the world.
A sewing table or cabinet can radically change your sewing experience. So if you're in the market, why not have the best sewing table? Think about this scenario...
...You’re in the middle of organizing all of your fabric pieces and supplies on the dining room table for a sewing project.
You may have heard of chain piecing quilt blocks, but have you chain pieced quilt rows? You can actually chain piece an entire quilt top in about 15-30 minutes based on how many blocks you have. This technique will cut your sewing time in half and keep you organized at the same time!
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.
A couple weeks ago we journeyed through rural America on a tour of beautiful barn quilts. We discovered their surprisingly recent inception inspired by historical quilt blocks. Read more in this blog post.
You may have read that post and thought, “That was nice, but I live in a neighborhood 100 miles from any barns.
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.
Let’s be real. There are a lot of reasons why you may be looking for an inexpensive sewing machine.
You might be looking for a gift for a newbie sewist (who might totally drop the hobby in a year… or a week.) You
I have been fascinated by barn quilts since I saw my first one in rural Michigan this past Christmas. I made my husband drive up a snow covered path so I could hop out of the car, scamper through the snow and snap a photo.