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October 2009 Blog Posts (25)

Help SEW 4 the Tsunami victims in American Samoa - Pago Pago!

Hi all,

The victims of the Tsunami need your sewing skills! Make a pillow case, make a simple bag, make some pajama bottoms, kids clothes! I Blog on and have met a wonderful lady who lives in American Samoa with her hubby. Thankfully they live on a high hill and were not affected by the tsunami that swept children & others out to sea! These people are in desperate need of our help! Go to her blog at:

and read about it… Continue

Added by Sew Fun Quilts by sewmeow on October 4, 2009 at 10:08am — 1 Comment

The Importance of Fabric Grain

By Pauline Rogers In

patchwork and quilting, understanding fabric grain is helpful in achieving the results you want in your finished

quilts. What exactly is fabric grain? In woven fabric, threads are what comprise the grain.

The Lengthwise Grain - Warp Threads Long threads form the lengthwise grain in… Continue

Added by Susan on October 3, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Batik Fabric Production - The Old Is New Again

By Sew Batik If you are passionate about textiles with exotic color and texture the chances are good you have a special love for batiks. It's easy to be captivated by these stunning color-saturated marvels. While there always seems to be a place in a batik lover's stash for a new "Bali" few of us know much about the fascinating, time-honored processes that are used to make our batik fabrics. In order to discover where the batiks in our local fabric store come from, let's take a virtual trip… Continue

Added by Susan on October 3, 2009 at 3:06pm — No Comments

New Small Art Quilt Series: Branch & Bird

I've just finished creating a new series of 25 small (5" x 5") art quilts, featuring a bird on a branch motif.

For more details, and LOTS more pix please visit here: Branch & Bird: The Final Reveal!…


Added by Candied Fabrics on October 3, 2009 at 11:48am — No Comments

Fabric Basics

By Tamara Waters

For the beginner, an important part of learning to sew is becoming familiar with the wide variety of sewing fabrics available.

Fabrics fall into two categories: natural and man made/synthetic.

Natural… Continue

Added by Susan on October 2, 2009 at 6:30am — 4 Comments

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