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Checkered Pillow Cover Block Buster

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You may have noticed that I've been on a mission to wrap up every UFO in my drawer this year so when I found stack of orphan blocks I knew they were perfect for a checkered pillow cover. Checkered Pillow Cover This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Not only is this checkered pillow project perfect for orphan quilt blocks but the layout lends itself to even simple … [Read more...]

2016 Sewing Project Finishes + National Sewing Month

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Every year I like to do something different during National Sewing Month and this year I'm mixing it up again! I guess you could say things started back in January when I shared goal of less screen, more machine. Each day, I've been sewing and slowly making progress on a few big picture projects but I don't often look back. That means, there's no time like the present to take stock in where my … [Read more...]

Hawing over my Hemming

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Hello friends of First Fridays, it's TJ Goerlitz from Studio Mailbox here, delivering September's dose of sewing humor.  If you recall, this year we're all about random acts of sewing kindness (RASK) and this month I've got no choice to turn it around on myself. I don't know exactly how to report this so I guess I'll just give it to you straight.  The other week I was cleaning and managed to … [Read more...]

Universal Needle | Sewing Tool

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This post contains affiliate links to products that I own, use and love. Universal Needle - noun A standard sewing machine needle commonly used to sew on a variety of fabrics including many woven fabric weights. The universal needle is used for general sewing on knits and woven textile projects. The needle point consists of a slightly rounded tip similar to a ballpoint needle and is … [Read more...]

Sewing with Pre Cut Fabrics

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There is something about a package of happy mail that makes me smile and since this package contained pre cut fabrics, it was extra special. You see, I promised myself that I would spend more time in front of my machine and less behind the screen this year but that is proving to be a hard promise to keep. A photo posted by Heather Valentine (@thesewingloft) on Mar 9, 2016 at 5:15pm … [Read more...]

Alterations Basic Sewing Skill| Sewing Term

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Alterations - noun The act of altering or changing something The act of altering or changing something.  The changing of a pattern, garment or design to improve the outcome of the appearance or fit. The modifications made to a ready made garment or something that has been altered to provide a better fit. You often hear the term “alterations” in sewing when it refers to taking a … [Read more...]

Pincushion Stuffing Options

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What's your favorite way to store pins while sewing? Pincushion, magnetic pin holder or strip, something else? Pins are one of those necessary sewing tools that we use on a regular bases, so many of us have a favorite method for storing them. Today we're talking about one of my favorites—the pincushion. They come in all shapes, sizes and colors and are a fun way to express your sewing … [Read more...]

Why Lining is SUCH an Important Detail

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Lining - noun Something that is used to line another object; a layer of material on the inner side or surface of an object or item. The act or process of lining something.   The lining in a garment is the inner layer of fabric that goes underneath the main layer of fabric. It can be used to add warmth, strength, stability, or modesty to a garment.  A lining adds a professional … [Read more...]

Polar Fleece | Sewing Term

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This post contains affiliate links to products that I own, use and love.  Polar Fleece- noun type of knit fabric commonly used for making garments and blankets. the top layer of fabric has been brushed to raise the fibers and create a pile.   Tips for Sewing with Polar Fleece Polar fleece has a right and wrong side. This can be worked in with the pattern adjustments. … [Read more...]