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Barnyard Block | Heartland Heritage BOM

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It's time to share the next block in Heartland Heritage series. February is all about the Barnyard block and I thought it would be fun to share a quick tip for keeping our pieces in order. Heartland Heritage Barnyard Block Heartland Heritage Pattern Design Boards *Find the full supply list here.  **See the Wildflower Block here.  I selected 4 colorful fabrics from my pile … [Read more...]

How to Clean Your Dirty Iron | Without Scrubbing

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I have a couple of irons in my house and I have to say that, no matter what the brand, all irons get dirty from time to time!  They get a build up of grim and grit along the pressing surface. This build up can prevent your iron from gliding smoothly over your fabric or worse, transfer. Luckily, there is an easy solution. Let me show you how to clean your dirty iron.   Now, let me … [Read more...]

Sewing for fun | Nancy Zieman’s I Sew for Fun Line

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Sewing has always been part of my world and it may sound silly but I know it's clearly in my DNA.  I have so many childhood memories of special time spent sewing with my Grandmother, Great Aunt and Mother.  These amazing women in my life all shared their gift with me, their love of sewing. From Saturday morning snuggles while Grandma darned Pop Pop's socks to rainy summer days at the lake learning … [Read more...]

Pucker Free Circular Hem

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Whether you want to sew yourself a circular skirt, a round tablecloth, or a Christmas tree skirt, a circular piece of fabric can create a bigger challenge than its rectangular counterparts when it comes to hemming. Lucky for you, we’ve got a few tips up our sleeve to take the guesswork out of sewing a circular hem! How to Sew a Circular Hem   Sew a basting seam ¼ inch in from the … [Read more...]

Best Sewing Boards on Pinterest to Follow

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After my earlier article about how to find great sewing content, patterns, tips and tutorials on Pinterest,  I had several of you write and ask who I follow, who has the best and most active boards, as well as who I would recommend. These are all great questions but difficult to answer because we all have slightly different sewing styles and interests. Some of you are brand new to sewing, some … [Read more...]

Wildflower Block | Heartland Heritage BOM

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Last week I shared my fabric pull for Heartland Heritage and now it's time to officially dive in. January is all about the Wildflower block and I thought it would be fun to share a quick tip for keeping our points on track and those half square triangles perfectly square. Heartland Heritage Wildflower Block Heartland Heritage Pattern Clearly Perfect Slotted Trimmers *See full … [Read more...]

10 Creative Zipper Pull Tabs | DIY Friendly

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After sharing how to make a zipper tab - so many of you asked pull tabs. So, to help get your wheels turning I put together a few fun examples of how you can incorporate creative zipper pull tabs into your favorite pouch project. But before I start with all the eye candy, I thought it would be a good time to refresh your memory on how to create a zipper tab. These simple tabs are attached … [Read more...]

Tips to Keep Your Sewing Space Organized

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Over the years, I've found ways to keep my sewing space organized through trial and error. But as many of you know, keeping the small details like fabrics, trims, patterns, thread, buttons (you get the idea) neat and tidy can be tricky. So, I have put together a few tips to help you get a jump start on organizing your sewing space for the new year. PATTERNS Let's face it, we all love our … [Read more...]

2018 Heartland Heritage Supply List

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I'm so excited to kick this year long project off! So without further fan fare, it's time for you to check out the Heartland Heritage supply list and get ready to start stitching with me next week. This quilt pattern has been designed to use your scraps from your stash. So fold up your fabric stash and pull out your best scraps because it's time to start sewing your Heartland Heritage … [Read more...]