Today is Pendleton pillow making day! I have been hoarding my wool since our trip up to Sew Expo last winter and have wanted to make pillows with it all the while. Sewing wool pillows in summer, however, is not my favorite kind of sewing nor decor update for that matter. Now that fall is … Continued
I have found yet another use for Wash-Away Wonder Tape! I do a lot of home dec sewing – A LOT. One of my favorite home dec projects is making curtains (both shower and window). They are a snap and totally customize your room. When working with windows and baths that are wider than a … Continued
On our recent trip to NYC, Mere, Lupine and I visited The City Quilter, Meredith’s store that she managed before she moved to Portland. We all picked up some fun fabric that we hadn’t seen locally, and we found this gem that had only a couple of yards left on it. Of course we all … Continued
One of the new accessories I got a chance to play with at BU was the Spanish Hemstitch attachment. It’s not a foot, instead it screws into the free arm of the machine and works with the #20 (or #20C, depending on your machine). The attachment allows you to join fabric edges at a defined … Continued
I have REALLY been needing to buy new kitchen towels. You feeling me? I didn’t want to spend a ton, so I went to the Swedish Superstore. I scoured through their ever-changing selection and didn’t find any that I liked. When I swept by their fabric department, I found some striped cotton fabric that I … Continued
We all have presser feet that we wouldn’t sew without. While I have (what I consider) the perfect assortment of feet for my old-style-using 1008, I had to consider what to re-buy for my new shiny 580. The obvious–#10 Edgestitch, #35 Invisible Zipper, #50 Walking foot. But the first foot I purchased was the Bulky … Continued
You may have noticed some similarities between these pillows I blogged about…
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.
We all know contemporary sewing machines are going to come with decorative stitches to complement the utility stitches. But why?
There are quilts (almost two) and lovely curtains, and just the other day, a couple of new pillowcases. I am really making progress on the girlification of my daughters bedroom!