The goods.

Drapes.

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Categories: Bolt, Home Decor, Neighborhood.

As the daylight stays later this time of year, my lovely daughters struggle to go to bed at a reasonable hour and have been requesting some curtains for their room. They have wooden blinds, but they’re not particularly stylish and let a lot of light in through the cracks. In order to achieve the light-blocking that is necessary, I have set out to sew them lined drapes. True confession: I hate sewing window treatments. They are big and awkward and just squares when finished. Good thing that I have Michelle!

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Pin It, Sew It: Courthouse Steps Mini Quilt

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Categories: Home Decor, Quilting, Uncategorized.

Pinterest has become the new go-to for inspiration. You can geek out for hours finding sparks of imagination for pretty much any decorating idea, menu, paint color or sewing project! We pin things constantly, carefully categorizing them onto different boards, but how often do we go back and actually make the projects that we pinned in the first place?

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A Good Education

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Categories: BERNINA, Classes, Tools and Notions.

Part of what we’re happy to provide to our BERNINA machine owners is quality education. It starts with your first Machine Owner Class where we cover the basics–proper threading, buttonhole making, memory functions, Temporary Altered Stitch Memory, plus more! But your machine can do so much more and I’d love for you to join me for my two new BERNINA classes, Specialty Presser Feet and Needles and Thread.

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I’m on a Boat! Nautical Tote!

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Categories: Bags and Accessories, Machine Embroidery, Tutorials, Uncategorized.

Yesterday I left MD and had to make a few stops on Alberta Street before heading home. I happened to park right in front of Red Sail, and I have been dying to get in there and see my new neighbor’s store. It was so lovely! I immediately saw some familiar pieces from past MD teachers: classic accessories from Zanna Printed Textiles and Cipriano Designs. I got to meet Stacy, the owner and chat about business and find out she is friends with my neighbor, duh, it’s Portland! Everything was impeccably displayed and her good taste in design is oozing throughout the store. Her iconic sailboat logo left me dreaming of summer.

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Bra Making Mania

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Categories: Apparel Sewing, BERNINA, Uncategorized.

I hate shopping for items that never fit right anyway. It’s what lead me to start making staples like t-shirts and jeans. Being embarrassing low on undergarments now has me on a mission to master some new basics like bras and panties. When you think about it–they’re pretty small, use minimal supplies, and should make for quick work.

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