Modern Log Cabin Quilting

Susan Beal is absolutely having a moment.  One here in Portland and one on a much larger stage.  She’s got her hands in all sorts of creative projects–Designer Fat Quarter Bundles at Bolt, Quilts for Quake Survivors with Daniela, and all on the heals of her latest creation, Modern Log Cabin Quilting. This is a … 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

Printing with Zanna

There are a few things in the store that I really love to come in and see happening. The Friday night quilt ladies creating their gorgeous quilts and absolutely cracking me up is #1 on my list, and #2 is watching anyone and everyone print with Zanna. If I come to the shop the morning … Continued

Sew Social

If you happen to have picked up Vogue Patterns‘ new February/March issue, you may have seen something familiar–us!  There’s a very nice feature on sewing studios across the country, including a shout-out and pic of our humble studio.  A way to connect to others and our neighborhoods while learning something as tried-and-true as sewing, these … Continued

Looking for a fun design challenge?

Look no further than Modified Style!  The annual fashion show fundraiser is happening on May 1st at 6:00 pm at Disjecta.  For additional event details, including how to enter, check out last week’s post, which can be found here.  This event will have you asking yourself questions like “what can I make out of 10 … Continued

Learn more about Supportland!

MD will be hosting an info session for Supportland on Monday, January 31st at 9:00 am.  Come discover the revolution in shopping local.  In the info sessions, they will be covering what Supportland is in a larger context, what the future looks like, and how people can plug into it. Supportland is hoping to attract … Continued

Fashion With a Conscience

Modified Style is an annual fashion show fundraiser with a focus on sustainable sewing practices benefiting three Portland-area non-profits. The show is run by Andrea Fretwell, Janessa Philemon-Kerp, and Laura Boley and is open to all skill levels. Designers receive a bag of donated scrap fabric and have one month to make a wearable creation. … Continued

Happy Holidays and Holiday Hours

We will be closed today at 3:00 pm through January 4th. You are still able to sign up for classes and purchase gift certificates on the website. We are so looking forward to sewing with you in the next year! Happy Holidays to all!