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Backstitching Basics | Sewing Term

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Backstitching (by machine) - noun   stitches sewn one stitch length backward on the front side and two stitch lengths forward on the reverse side to form a solid line of stitching on both sides   verb the act of making backstitches in sewing Backstitching is often used at the beginning and end of a seam in order to hold the stitches in place. To backstitch on a … [Read more...]

Quiltologie Mini Mania | Stellar Star

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We are kicking off the Quiltologie Mini Mania summer series in style with the Stellar Star quilt design. This design is made from HST units and is a great beginner project. The Quiltologie Mini Mania Stellar Star quilt kit is made by Fabric Editions and comes complete with all fabrics. Including: white on white print for ground pink, green, orange & navy prints … [Read more...]

Quiltologie Mini Mania | Behind the Scenes

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You may have noticed on Instagram a few weeks back that I was on location filming a secret project. Well now, it's time to spill the beans. I've partnered with Fabric Edition and was on the set of Quiltologie filming quick sewing tips for their new line of mini quilt kits. To say that it is fun working with brands I love, designers I admire and you, the sewing community on the daily would … [Read more...]

13 Creative Ways to Reuse Men’s Ties

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I'll bet that when you were young you never really thought much about Dad's tie. Nope, it was a thin little accessory that he wore to to work or on special occasions but look at them now and you can see that these little neckties are a wonderful source of fabric. The tiny prints, and the rich colors of the silk make them fun to work with, but what can you make with that small amount of fabric. … [Read more...]

Oliso Pro Smart Iron Review + Giveaway

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Like most of you out there, I love new toys and ones related to sewing or technology are my favorite. I think that's why I'm so excited to share this review with you, it contains the best of both worlds for me. Allow me to introduce my new Oliso Pro Smart Iron, she's a pretty pink beauty. For anyone not familiar with the Oliso brand, one of the first things you will notice is this iron sits … [Read more...]

Automatic Needle Threader | Sewing Term

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Automatic threader - noun a special feature on sewing machines that automatically threads the sewing needle for the sewist Many sewing machines sold today come with an automatic threader function. This is essentially a lever that will guide the thread through the eye of your sewing needle for you so that you don’t have to do it yourself. Many sewists prefer to thread their own needles, … [Read more...]

Pineapple Smoothie Block Sew Along

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If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my pineapple smoothie block a few weeks back. It was one of those distraction scrap projects that I had no business working on. You know the deal, the kind that you don't have time for but just can't help yourself, that was this project for me. Since there was such a great response, I thought it would be fun to share it with you. That means, … [Read more...]

Dresden Plate | Sewing Term & Quilting Shape

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Dresden Plate noun A circular quilt pattern dating back to the late 1920s and 30s featuring small scraps of fabric. When fabric was becoming scarce during those times, resourceful seamstresses used whatever scraps they could find (like old aprons, tablecloths, handkerchiefs) to create these beautiful blocks. The Dresden Plate is named after Dresden, Germany and may also be referred to as … [Read more...]

Dandy Drive Finished Quilt & Giveaway

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My Dandy Drive finished quilt is just about ready for it's final destination and I'm excited to show you how it turned out.  When I started out on this adventure the plan was to make a full quilt but in the end, I completed a bed covering. Basically, things happened, time slipped away and I have a house full of germs!! Luckily, my trusty assistant Tucker was there to help keep my quilts in … [Read more...]