Little basket + long handles = Social Tote! Carolyn Friedlander designed this basket pattern with Anna Graham (of Noodlehead) and it could not be more perfect for keeping project supplies together, including threads and closures. Or imagine keeping one next to your machine for those small bits that tend to get lost on your table.
We are so excited to introduce you to our amazing staff and teachers. Thanks to Rebecca Powers for collecting, compiling and writing our teacher profiles. Diane Gilleland learned to sew in grade school with weekly lessons from her mother, a college Home Economics major. During her college years and through her thirties, sewing “was mostly … Continued
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to take Katie Pedersen’s Modern Crazy Piecing Workshop at Modern Domestic. Katie and her friend Lotta, who helped teach our class, spent the day inspiring us and sharing their secrets for how to make exciting crazy pieced quilt blocks. By the first hour of class the walls … Continued
We are so excited to introduce you to our amazing staff and teachers. Thanks to Rebecca Powers for collecting, compiling and writing our teacher profiles. Michelle Freedman moved to Portland in 2006 from New York City where she attended Parsons School of Design. She discovered her passion for sewing at age seven when her mother … Continued
We are so excited to introduce you to our amazing staff and teachers. Thanks to Rebecca Powers for collecting, compiling and writing our teacher profiles. Christina Lane, born and raised in Southwest Washington, has been sewing since she was six years old. Taught mainly by her mother, a seamstress for Janzen, Christina learned to make … Continued
My dear friend Amy is pregnant with her first baby and I wanted to make her the coziest quilt for her tiny winter arrival. We recently got in Cloud 9’s organic cotton Fanfare flannel from Rae Hoekstra from Made by Rae. They are so plush and sweet, they made the perfect fabric for my project. … Continued
Susan Beal has a beautiful new book Sewing for All Seasons with great projects for sewists throughout the year. Her book is packed with fun illustrations, design inspiration and easy instructions. Susan has been bringing crafty-goodness over at her blog West Coast Crafty for years and has authored many books, including Modern Log Cabin Quilting and World of … Continued
As we wrap up our first year of the Modern Domestic Sewing Society, I wanted to thank all of our Society members so much for being apart of it; for bringing your fun selves, your show & tell, your enthusiasm, questions, and desire to learn more about sewing.
This week, join us for some fun celebrating the new lovely book First Steps to Free Motion with Christina Cameli! Christina has been teaching with us and has a fresh take on free-motion quilting. Her book is packed with great projects and ways to gain practice moving fabric freely under the machine.
There is a new iPhone/iPad app in town for us sewing geeks and it is awesome! It is from BERNINA and created expressly to keep track of feet and accessories for your sewing machine. This is brilliant and it is released just in time to get organized so you can grab some new presser feet … Continued