Neon Social Tote

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.

Teacher Profile: Diane Gilleland

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

Crazy about Crazy Piecing

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

Teacher Profile: Michelle Freedman

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

Teacher Profile: Christina Lane

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

Sewing for All Seasons Party!

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

Sewing Society’s First Year

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.

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