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September 2012 Blog Posts (17)

Men's Waistline Alterations

First, I have to say...urrrrrrrrrgh!!!!!  Phew, glad I got that off my chest!

I'm altering 4 pair of pants for a family member, and that's really the only reason I'm doing this project (family), ha!  I didn't notice at first all the flat felled seams running across the back of the pants!  That was my mistake.  I don't know where my head was.…


Added by Ags on September 26, 2012 at 12:00am — 6 Comments

Cutting Table Made Easy

I haven't shared anything on here in a while so I thought I would share my cutting table experience with you. 

I was so happy when I was able to purchase one of those cutting tables that they sell at the fabric store, you know with the fold out legs.  But this sewing room I have now the table didn't work with my hard wood floors. 

So I went to Walmart and found one of those plastic folding tables, it was about $40. I really love this table because it is the perfect length and…


Added by Stormee Bryant on September 25, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Bridal gown buttons

Does anyone know a source in MA that has covered bridal buttons?  I need to put ivory satin buttons on a bride's gown and need to get some in a hurry.

Added by Ellen on September 25, 2012 at 11:12am — No Comments

Traditional meets modern quilting

They often ask our friends or acquaintances about the future, what kind of style we prefer the more traditional or modern. “What kind of furniture is predominant in your house, is it the last century or modern designers you prefer to stick to? ”

Of course, as in other areas of life, you do not need to think in extremes, not all black and white. Think about how many traditional motives, items, stories planted successfully into today’s modern environment. The point of consistency,…


Added by Judit Balint on September 24, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

My nylon-lined folding shopping bag

Well I have this black nylon folding shopping bag I bought for £1 several years ago.  It's handy to keep in my bag, but it's awfully dull!



Added by Karen on September 23, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The materials are the words of the quilter's art

The materials are also the quilters work's heart which he/she uses. In order to make a project you need a variety of materials. Today, you can get a wide range of materials in different sizes, colors and patterns. The experts consider selecting the best materials as an art for our projects. It means for the beginners that they need to learn the essential standards of experienced quilters.…


Added by Judit Balint on September 18, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Floral Motifs In Our Quilts - "Secrets of Grandmother's Garden"


Flowers have always been an important symbol in our lives. They amaze us not only because of their beauty, but also because of their love of life. There are few people in the world who do not like flowers. The freshness of flowers gives us positive energy. Already as a child we come into contact with the flowers during an adventure or an excursion in a flower's camp or in our grandmother's garden. "What secrets do these flowers keep? How beautiful and silky they are! Can I touch…


Added by Judit Balint on September 16, 2012 at 5:00am — 6 Comments

Bina Snaps closures

I love the Bina that you posted on the website and I was wondering about the snaps that are shown in the video.  Can you tell mean exactly what they are and where to find them?  thanks.

Added by Donna McCarty on September 14, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The "Bina" - The most versatile and easiest to sew garment you'll own and make!


I came across this garment  called the "Bina" yesterday and, yes, maybe I am a little slow on this one, but in case you haven't seen it, I thought I'd feature it at  


The Bina is nothing more than a piece of fabric two…


Added by Susan on September 14, 2012 at 8:00am — 9 Comments

All home-sewn up - news article

By Jude Hathaway

Last week, the New Zealand Fashion Museum's pop-up exhibition, "Home Sewn: Original New Zealand Fashion", opened in Auckland. It is not surprising that a number of the garments on show were created by Otago and Southland women. Jude Hathaway reports.


At the time when Kiwi blokes were becoming masters of the "can do No8…


Added by Susan on September 12, 2012 at 7:39am — 1 Comment

A New Quilt Goes to A New Home

Occasionally I make quilts on commission and I am happy to say that I have just completed one such quilt.  The quilt design chosen was my Rainbow Checks quilt pattern.  When I designed my quilt I used beautiful…


Added by Karen Pior on September 10, 2012 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Fabric Nut - Sold a Bag and...

Well I sold one of my bags yesterday, and just what did I do with the money?  BOUGHT MORE FABRIC of course!


It's a lost cause, I'm an addict. but you know what, it makes me happy and I love getting creative and letting those artistic juices flow.



Added by Wandie Garren Williams on September 9, 2012 at 9:00pm — 5 Comments

My first blog post and an invitation for you to a attend a FREE webinar with Sue Hausmann!!!

Hello there!

Well, I must say I have never done an official "blog".  I have written newsletters, and put information on my webpage, written directions for classes and articles for ezines and magazines and post on facebook, but this blog thing is new!

I would like to invite you to a FREE webinar Tuesday September 18th featuring the SUE HAUSMANN!!!  I am so excited that Sue will be the…


Added by Margaret Moorehead on September 9, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Remember getting my bag wrong? It's finally finished!

Well I have been working on this quite a while (here) but I am finally happy to call my bag finished, and here it is -…


Added by Karen on September 8, 2012 at 12:00pm — 32 Comments

Embroidered Fleece Blankets for Three Girls

A friend asked me to make fleece blankies for her three foster granddaughters for her to give as Christmas gifts. Each one is done with the girl's favorite color and favorite animal. I hope they will enjoy the warmth and comfort of their own blankies.…


Added by Gracie on September 5, 2012 at 10:32pm — No Comments

My final Duckie Shower gifts

I guess I went a bit overboard for our niece, but I was on a roll. 8-D Pictured is a towel apron to dry the sweet little one, as well as a blanket and a couple of other neccessities. The towel apron is made from a large, fluffy bath towel with the bath mitt made from the toweling that was cut away for the shaping. I found the pattern on Etsy and thought it was a cute idea. The bias binding about drove me crazy, but it eventually got done correctly. Now that I know what I am doing, I just may…


Added by Gracie on September 5, 2012 at 10:24pm — No Comments

Charity Sewing Drive

The woman behind Crinkle Dreams blog needs your sewing skills to help the orphans in Tam Ky. She just needs some simple, quality items sewn to last for years of wear. Check out the link for more details. Spread the word! Here is the link:

Added by Sarah Gullett on September 5, 2012 at 10:33am — No Comments

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