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January 2010 Blog Posts (47)

Need Ideas for Bias Tape Uses/Projects, etc.

I have come across hundreds of yards of bias tape. Most of it is wide single fold, and I have tan, green and burgundy by the wholesale spool. I am trying to figure out what to do with it all, there is no way I will ever be able to use it up in traditional (normal) sewing applications in my 'everyday' projects.

Can anyone give me some ideas on ways to use it up? Thanks!

Added by Melanie on January 5, 2010 at 3:46pm — 2 Comments

Sew a Snow Ruffle Pillow

This step by step tutorial will give you the basics on how to create your "snow" ruffle. There is some hand sewing involved. Beautiful "waves" of "snow drifts" (ruffles) adorn these pillows to give a romantic wintery look!

Please visit V & Co for the tutorial!…


Added by Susan on January 5, 2010 at 1:00am — 24 Comments

Sewing show

Has one seen that sewing show called AMERICA SEW, and they are doing a quilt and making ruffles using some kind of foot that go onto a sewing machine. My question is can I do the same thing using a serge ?

Added by Jennifer Howell on January 4, 2010 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Through Ups and Downs of Illness, Creativity Endures

I thought this was a story worth sharing:

Janet Dennard can still hear the hum of her sewing machine. Late at night, the memory of it lulls her back to sleep. Ms. Dennard, 56, who loves to sew and crochet and has battled bipolar disorder for the better part of her life, does not miss the low points. But she does miss the high ones. When she channeled her elevated moods into her work, she produced scarves and hats by the armful.

“With manic-depressive illness, you’re really… Continue

Added by Susan on January 4, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Sew a Wrist Pincushion

You can make these easily from fabric scraps, some filling, and velcro. The…


Added by Susan on January 4, 2010 at 6:03am — 9 Comments

Gorgeous sunset!

Have you thought of making a quilt of that sunset scene? Wow the colors are rich and the lines so simple.

Added by Jan Richter on January 4, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

Quilting - New Trends With 100% Die Cut Quilt and Fabric Kits

A developing market niche in the quilting world is 100% die cut quilt kits. Although precut kits have been sold for a number of years, die cut kits take the cutting a step further. Precut kits provide the quilter larger pieces of

fabric which need to be cut into smaller quilt pieces. 100% die cut kits provide all pieces, borders, and binding cut and ready to sew.… Continue

Added by Susan on January 1, 2010 at 4:30am — 5 Comments

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