Rotary Cutting Safety

For those out there new to rotary cutting (or even for those who have been cutting for years and may have gotten a bit sloppy, you know who you are), I wanted to go over a few safety tips for successful, injury-free rotary cutting. I bring this up for one pretty big reason. Several days … 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

The Cutting Edge

Sometimes as sewists we don’t always think about taking care of the items in our toolkits until a tool either breaks or is too dull to cut. But we all know that blunt scissors, pins and seam rippers are a pain when you’re trying to finish sewing that last-minute gift at 2 AM. You can … Continued

Autumn’s Wish List

by Autumn Lapour! 1. Fasturn My life was changed when it comes to making straps of any kind when Lupine showed me the magic of the Fasturn turning tools.  No more safety pins and too much time.  Turning a strap takes just a few seconds with the turning tools.  I just wish I had my own set at … Continued

Daniela’s Wish List

by Daniela Caine! 1. Seam gauge I didn’t even know that a nifty little thing like this existed! Let’s face it, hems are always the last step of a sewing project and by then I just want to get it done and wear my new creation. Usually I wing it and even though I can … Continued

Meredith’s Wish List

by Meredith Neal! 1. Babylock Imagine The first time I used the Imagine I knew it had to be mine. When I think about all the years I’ve threaded and rethreaded in frustration…it is honestly the easiest serger to use—threading, changing the needles, switching between a roll hem and an overlock. I could go on … Continued

Sally’s Wish List

By Sally Hess! 1. Bernina 440QE As far as material THINGS go, I am pretty well covered. I have a family of wonderful women who also sew and who totally appreciate good tools. There really is nothing finer than sewing on a great machine (I have the Bernina 440QE and love it more than anything!) … Continued

Making a List

It’s the time of year for list-making; maybe for yourself or for the crafter in your life.  Here at MD we’re so lucky to have such a wonderful and knowledgable staff and group of teachers.  And what better way to compile your list of must-have work essentials than to get their top choices.  We’ll be … Continued


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