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How to make a Gardener's Tote

How to make a Gardener's Tote

June 08, 2021 |

Following up on our gardener's apron, I thought it'd be nice to have a matching tote.  This sewing tutorial will walk you through making a tote perfect for gardening tools or crafting tools.  Supplies: 18" x 18" fabric for the outer 18" x 18" heavier fabric for your inner lining...

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Making a puff quilt with upcycled face masks

Making a puff quilt with upcycled face masks

June 03, 2021 |

Puff quilts are certainly making a comeback. They are great as quilts (they feel like a weighted blanket), baby mats, and dog beds!  I remember my mother making a puff quilt in the 70's and it was pretty awesome (and time consuming). This quilt tutorial one is very modern as it...

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Quilting 101: Machine Quilting with your Walking Foot

Quilting 101: Machine Quilting with your Walking Foot

May 30, 2021 |

If you want to quilt on your domestic sewing machine, using a walking foot is one of the best ways to start. A walking foot is specially designed to help move multiple layers of fabric smoothly through your sewing machine, so you get great results.  When quilting, this means that...

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Quilting 101: How to Bind your Quilt by Machine

Quilting 101: How to Bind your Quilt by Machine

May 21, 2021 |

In this installment of Quilting 101, we walk you through the process of adding quilt binding to finish your quilt using your sewing machine.  Written by Jeanne O'halleran. I love all aspects of the quilting, except maybe binding my quilts.  I’m think it’s mostly because I’m too excited to get...

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Sewing with Thicker Fabrics: A Gardener's Apron Sewing Tutorial

Sewing with Thicker Fabrics: A Gardener's Apron Sewing Tutorial

May 14, 2021 |

Our rainy spring means lawns and gardens are abloom!  And what better sewing project (and a quickie gift, if you've got a gardening friend) than a gardener's apron?  This easy sewing tutorial will walk you through how to make this apron, plus a video how-to.  I love my apron. I'm not...

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Machine Sewing Needle: Everything you ever wanted to know

Machine Sewing Needle: Everything you ever wanted to know

May 08, 2021 |

Let's talk needles (because we've already covered pins).  People, your needle is the lynchpin (ha! see what I did there?) to good sewing.  Different fabrics require different needles, and even within those categories, there are subcategories. But before we drill down, let's look at the anatomy of a needle. Here's...

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Top tips for sewing curved seams

Top tips for sewing curved seams

April 19, 2021 |

 Sometimes things seem intimidating, like sewing curves, armholes, necklines etc. It can keep you from picking certain patterns.  I certainly paused when my daughter said she wanted a rainbow quilt for her room.  Well, better jump right in I thought. I hadn’t done a project with curves for a while,...

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Make A Easy Open Cardigan Using Your Rolled Hem Foot

Make A Easy Open Cardigan Using Your Rolled Hem Foot

April 19, 2021 |

The rolled hem foot is one of my most used presser feet in my 32 piece presser foot set, as I do like to sew tops, and I just love the delicate finish it provides. I thought today I'd walk you through sewing our easy-peasy open cardigan  as it's a very...

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