Gone are the days when quilting was only a cottage industry!
By Carma Wadley
"Quilting is certainly an art — an art, a craft, a hobby, a pastime, an outlet for creativity, even a form of therapy. But in today's world it is also an industry..."
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Added by Susan on May 26, 2017 at 8:25am — No Comments
This week I've been been busy redoing my tutorial for how to use a twin needle (also know as a double needle).
I've got a full video twin needle tutorial as well as a photo tutorial with clear photos so I am hoping to be as clear as possible with the instructions and help others be successful with using a twin needle on their sewing machine. …Continue
Added by Dommy T on May 18, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Hi everyone. This is my first post here so I hope I'm doing this correctly!
I wanted to share with you all one of my recent tutorials that has been very popular. It's a video tutorial all about how to do a ladder stitch, which is also know as an invisible stitch or hidden stitch.
This has been a very valuable stitch to me as it has enabled…Continue
I've got a couple of commissions to sew for people going on holiday, this is the first one, a beach bag for May, using the Totes Ma Tote Pattern from…Continue
As modern and traditional quilters and garment sewers, we at Sew What's New prefer to use Oliso Smart Irons for pressing our sewing and quilting projects every day. In…Continue
Added by Susan on March 7, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments
A new florist opened up locally (Flowers at the Forge ) and supplied a lovely basket arrangement for MIL's Mother's Day present. We got talking and I showed her pictures of the cushions I had made for MIL's birthday and the…Continue
For the last couple of years I have made an embroidered cushion for my MIL's birthday present. The first one was a pattern I bought from bustleandsew.com but had problems with the sizing both the pattern and the hexagons.…Continue
Back in 2012 I made these covers for my sewing machine and overlocker to replace the flimsy plastic…Continue
Added by Karen on March 12, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments
I intend to use this block as the front of a bag. What kind of bag - I have no idea yet. The fabrics are from Joel Dewberry, and I think there is an orphan strip from a Spring Zing Batiks strip pack in there. I used a scrap of …Continue
I've had another request for some Memory Cushions, using a vintage silk Wedding Dress, and a satin and lace Christening Gown. The dress was made by the bride (now aged 100) from parachute silk after World War II. The Christening Gown she made out of her daughter's Wedding Dress for her…Continue
Added by Karen on February 21, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments
I was moaning about the dreary weather when I got an e-mail that brightened my day. Christine asked me to be a tester for her latest Easy Street Pattern "Ellen's Esplanade". It can be sewn from quilt weight cottons or combined with…Continue
I have gradually amassed quite a collection of different feet for my Janome. To start off with they all fitted in this little wooden box. Trouble is, every time I wanted one I had to dig out the box and tip…Continue
Sunni of "A Fashionable Stitch" hosted a trouser Sew-Along. Armed with the book …Continue
The finished cushion, but then I thought maybe I should make more of my idea of using the back to leave a message....…Continue
Added by Karen on January 12, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments
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I was asked by Shona to make her a bag using recycled denim with an appliqued butterfly on the flap for decoration. I was given a sketch with dimensions and having looked at several patterns we decided to try the …Continue