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Knife | Sewing Term

This post contains affiliate links to products that I own, use and love.  Knife - noun   The part of a serger that cuts material to match the overcast stitch. The edge of the material is cut when the fabric passes through the needle A knife is a built-in part on a serger, which cuts the edges of the fabric as you sew an overcast stitch. This enables the threads to overlap the … [Read more...]

Hidden Storage Compartment Quick Tip

Does the hidden storage compartment on your sewing machine look like a tangled mess of bobbin threads, needles and pins? Or maybe it's littered with loose presser feet and lint fibers. Mine used to be filled with extra buttons, straight pins, dull needles and bobbins before I discovered this little trick. Like many BabyLock sewing machines, my Destiny came with this cool little treasure … [Read more...]

Random Acts of Sewing Kindness

Hello friends of first Fridays!  It's your old pal TJ from Studio Mailbox, here to roll out our plans for 2016.  I texted Heather while I was formulating this post and she suggested coming up with a theme for the year.  My heart sank like a dude who thinks he's getting trapped into a committed relationship.  A whole theme? I thought, Well, I suppose if I'm going to be spending the first Friday of … [Read more...]

Starry Night Sampler Block of the Month

Last week we learned all about BOM's in the quilting world and today, I could not be more excited to spill the beans on my Starry Night Sampler. It's been really hard for me to keep this project under wraps but now, I can finally share the details. I've partnered together with Fairfield World and each month I'll be sharing a new block with tons of tips to help you stitch them together with … [Read more...]

Measurement | Sewing Term

This post contains affiliate links to products that I own, use and love.  Measurement - noun the act of measuring. a measured dimension. extent, size, etc., ascertained by measuring. a system of measuring or measures A measurement is a very important thing in the sewing world! Get a bad one and your whole dress might not fit you! Taking accurate measurements is something every … [Read more...]

Sister Sampler Quilts Review & Giveaway

This post may contain affiliate links  to products I love and use.  I am pretty excited to share a new book hitting the market with you today! One of my sewing buddies AnneMarie Chany has just released a new book and I am in love! For those of you just starting out, AnneMarie walks you through each block step by step with both full color illustrations and photo images. I found this … [Read more...]

Block of the Month | Sewing Term

This post contains affiliate links to products I own, use and love. BOM= Block of the Month noun a monthly series designed to build your skill set while stitching together a finished quilt top over the period of time. Block of the Month can also be called a BOM. This acronym is extremely common place in the quilting world. Just like the name suggests, each month a new block with … [Read more...]

How to Measure Your Body

Let's face it, no one wants to think about how to measure your body but it is SO important! The truth is, no sewist wants is to go through the long process of sewing a garment, only to find out that it doesn't fit. Not only is it disappointing but it's extremely frustrating. How to Measure Your Body   There are a few ways we can try to avoid this problem, and the biggest solution is … [Read more...]

Narrow Zipper Foot – a MUST have!

This post contains affiliate links to products that I own, use and love.  I can not say it enough, not all zipper feet are created equal! I'm the first to admit that I tend to be lazy and not reach for my treasure chest filled with specialized feet when sewing but the fact remains that the right tools make ALL the difference in the world. The narrow zipper foot is one of those feet! Narrow … [Read more...]