Thursday, Michelle and I unpacked 6 BERNINA 350’s and 3 BERNINA 800DL Sergers downtown at Josephine’s Dry Goods. We are so happy to support their talented teachers and students by providing excellent sewing machines for their classroom! With it comes good things for MD students as well. Josephine’s has extended a 10% discount on class … Continued
Every other week, we profile one of our customers, teachers, or employees to learn more about their sewing life. This week, the MD Sewist Spotlight is on our beloved teacher Amy Alan. Amy is a never-ending source of in-depth sewing knowledge and resident wise-cracker. She teaches the excellent Flat Pattern 101 and Flat Pattern 102 classes … Continued
Are you familiar with the Aurora 430? If not, stop in and talk to Michelle or Lupine–it’s the machine they sew on at home! Or check out Amy Alan’s true-love testimonial. This beloved machine won’t be available much longer, so if you’ve been longing for a steady, versatile machine that can tackle garments, home dec, … Continued
MD has been a fan of Sewaholic patterns for a few months now. Ever since Erica proposed teaching the Minoru Jacket pattern (I have now made three!) we have been great supporters of Tasia’s patterns. She makes patterns to flatter the pear shaped body. Yes, that’s me and so many others. Baby got back! When … Continued
You may have noticed some similarities between these pillows I blogged about…
I finished quilting and binding the second of my twin sized quilts! Honestly, I have been wanting to make my lovely daughters quilts for their beds for years, but the thought of actually quilting them was just too daunting. Once we set up the quilt frame and BERNINA 820, there was absolutely nothing to stop … Continued
This week, our spotlight is on one of our wonderful teachers, Nicole Morgenthau. Nicole does beautiful hand-smocking work, and offers adult classes on hand-smocking periodically. She also teaches the 8- to 12-year-old set how to sew, and will have several different kids classes on the schedule this summer. If you’ve been wanting to take a … Continued
Around here, we’re all for making the most of whatever workspace you’re in. And in the spirit of spring cleaning, why not take a little time this week to get yourself on the right track. Some things I like to do are–
Sewing projects at MD spread around the staff like wildfire. One minute we are all working on quilts, the next machine embroidery, and currently is seems to be knits. We are all crazy right now sewing (and teaching) knit patterns, from dresses to t-shirts, the Renfrew (love) and leggings: check out these classes.
I am absolutely in love with Clover’s Trace & Create Quilt Templates. They come in a couple different designs — the uber traditional Lone Star and Hexagon patterns. Both templates make these more advanced designs a lot simpler and frankly, more likely to use.