What’s going on with BERNINA at MD?

We are thrilled to announce that we have become a full BERNINA Excellence dealership! We are now even listed on the BERNINA USA dealer locater site, which I am so excited about that I go check it a few times a day, just to make sure we are really there. It is thrilling to see … Continued

Easy Last-Minute Valentines

Valentine’s day is tomorrow, and if you’re anything like me, you’ve procrastinated until the last minute and haven’t even come up with a so much as a card for your beloved.  Luckily, with some scrap fabric, paper, and a sewing machine, you can whip up an adorable card in minutes. First, grab some mid-to-heavy weight … Continued

The Right Tools for the Job

BERNINA offers a wide variety of specialty feet. It’s one of the many reasons we here at MD are so enamored with them. You may scoff but this is not over-indulgence. All these different feet are designed to aid your sewing, making it easier and less frustrating. Ever think about not painstakingly hand sewing on … Continued

Making new Friends: The Needle Shop

Recently, Michelle and I had the chance to spend nearly two weeks in the greater Chicago area. As you may have noticed from our facebook page, we were in BERNINA land. There were a total of three weeks of training, loads of wonderful people, the most amazing sewing machines ever made, and very c-c-cold weather. … Continued

Flat Felled Seams

You may have heard all the buzz around Colette Pattern‘s new men’s shirt, Negroni.  One of the great construction details involves flat felled seams.  Maybe you’ve used some other ways to finish seams before–could be pinking, serging, maybe even French seaming.  You use different seam finishes for different projects, taking into account the fabric, the … Continued