Block fusing is a method that many modern tailors and home-sewists use to apply interfacing to fashion fabric yardage before the pattern pieces are cut out. Have you ever struggled keeping the interfacing layer from…Continue
Check out these Cowl Necks, what a nice idea. I'm always too hot in a bulky turtle neck sweater but I like the style so these are perfect, when it gets too warm just slip it off. Wear one under a blazer or your winter coat.
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My granddaughter had a PTA choir performance last night. First graders are so cute! My daughter-in-law didn’t tell me about the performance, but my son called me yesterday afternoon to see if I was coming last night. I asked what he was talking about and he told me.…Continue
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Woohoo!! I'm very, very happy.
I have met my deadline, and I have completed the 70th anniversary bed runner. I'm taking it to my firend tomorrow.
The problems I had were solved by lots and lots of very careful pinning before sewing, quite a bit of unpicking, quite a few cups of tea and even an hour away from the work to watch some fav tv programme.
Then, it all came together and I took photos of it, but have had a lot of…Continue
Red & Brown work so well together it creates such a rich color combination. I used the SEE & SEW APRON PATTERN # B5125.
This rag quilt was created for an Auction for a young lady to help cover cost of tuition for college. She is an exchange student here in Northern Maine. I think the color combinations and prints work well together to give it a vintage look. There are so many great prints in Flannel. I started with an 8" block and did a 1/2" seam on all sides. This made it a finished…Continue
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I opted to publish this tutorial within the blog as it is recorded in three separate parts, and I wanted some continuity with respect to navigating from the first video, to the last.
Grab your coffee and watch these videos to learn how to make this awesome bag!
This is a very popular style valance, that works with any size window. I like to hang mine about 4" above the window and make it aproximately 4" wider than the window (including frame). If you have curtains, you will want to adjust the width of the valance to accomodate them. The finished length can be anywhere from 10-16", depending on the height of the window. A good rule of thumb is to have your valance aprox 1/5th the total length.
These instructions are for a…
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There are certain images a mother can't ever forget. Like the time not long ago when I walked into the middle school after school to find my seventh grade son hunched over a sewing machine.
"Wow!" I said. "Do you know what you're doing?"
"Shh!" he said. "I'm trying to make this hem straight!"
As if that wasn't shocking enough, a few minutes later Cole was at the ironing board, pressing the same…Continue
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1/15/2011 11:33 PM
By SUZANNE R. STONE
The CSRA chapter of the American Sewing Guild has a seminar and workshop for stitchers who are ready to get creative.
The guild sponsors the "Sew" creative seminar and workshop,…
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