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The humble pin; everything you wanted to know about pins

The humble pin; everything you wanted to know about pins

February 22, 2021 |

When we sew, we attach two pieces of fabric to each other, and that fabric has to be held together somehow before stitching.  There are basically two ways to hold that fabric together, pins or clips.  Today let's talk a bit more about pins--as they are tiniest of tools, often...

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Sewing Clips--Upgrade Your Notions!

Sewing Clips--Upgrade Your Notions!

February 22, 2021 |

What are sewing clips?  We have all the answers in our deep dive on sewing clips.  Even the most experienced sewer or quilter will find value in our overview of sewing clips, their uses, their measuring guides (YUP!) and we find out when to use them vs. pins.   Sometimes the...

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What is Stitch in the Ditch or Ditch Stitch?

What is Stitch in the Ditch or Ditch Stitch?

September 13, 2020 |

The sewing term "stitch in the ditch" OR "ditch stitch" refers to the term of stitching right in the seam line or in the space between the fabrics in a seam. It’s most commonly used in quilting, attaching waistbands and finishing binding. This article talks about stitch in the ditch...

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How to recycle your rotary cutting blades

How to recycle your rotary cutting blades

September 08, 2020 |

We can go through rotary cutting blades quickly, but it's hard to throw them out. I have a box filled with old blades.  This new BladeSaver is a perfect way to give them a second life as a threadcutter.  The BladeSaver ThreadCutter safely contains your used 45MM rotary blade in...

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Measurement tools to help when quilting or sewing

Measurement tools to help when quilting or sewing

June 20, 2019 |

Here is a quick chart I use to convert yardage to decimals (for calculator work), inches and centimeters.   Here is a cheat sheet with standard quilt sizes. 

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