Jewel Box quilt

Quilts Made Modern: The Modern Quilt Studio, Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle

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Big, bold, simple designs that often use solid colors have become the hallmark of the modern quilts by Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle or the Modern Quilt Studio, Oak Park, IL (formerly Fun Quilts).


quilt block

Quick and Easy Playful Petals

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It was easy to cut and applique all the pretty petals for this quilt – my embroidery machine did it for me!


Inspired by Libby quilts

“Inspired by Libby” Quilt Exhibit

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When invited to make an auction quilt for a special exhibit called Inspired by Libby, Laura Wasilowski responded with an enthusiastic “Of course I will!!” Drawing on Libby Lehman’s Leaves in Living Color for inspiration, she created this beautiful piece of art.


Steam Punk Pillow

Steam Punk Pillow Featuring the CrystalWork Tool and Circular Embroidery Attachment

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This fabulous steampunk pillow was embellished entirely by machine – yes, even the marker and crystal designs!


Liola Designs, Molly Cardigan

Sew Your Own Wardrobe Basics

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What’s in YOUR closet? Hangers full of clothes, but nothing to wear? Solve your “What to wear?” quandary by stitching up some custom-fit wardrobe basics from patterns you’ll stitch up again and again.


SummerEntertainingRound-Up

25 DIY Summer Entertaining Projects

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Whether it’s cloth napkins, a table runner, napkin rings, a tablecloth, or even a bunting, these tutorials will make it possible for you to add your own unique touch to your next party.


DIY Stitched 3-D Tree Rings

How to Make Realistic-Looking 3-D Tree Rings (and other shapes)

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Learn how to create three-dimensional stitched pieces as Barbara Schneider shows how to make molded, free-motion-stitched tree rings.


DIY Linen sachet - PaintWork Monogram

How to Personalize a Quick Gift with PaintWork!

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Last year’s holiday gifts for my co-workers and friends were linen sachets personalized with Paintwork monograms. I love linen sachets! This time I worked from an already assembled version and PaintWork seemed to be the perfect solution to add the special touch to them.


Indie Garment Pattern Company Series

Indie Garment Pattern Tour, Week Five: Niche Patterns Companies

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Welcome to week five of our Indie Garment Pattern Tour with SeamstressErin. This week we’ll take a peek at designers who focus on a specific activities or body types – menswear, sports apparel, lingerie and such. We hope you’ve enjoyed this review of indie pattern designers and are inspired to start making items to add to your wardrobe!


Independent Garment Designer Pattern Tour - Week Four

Indie Garment Pattern Tour, Week Four: Fashion Forward Patterns

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We’re approaching the end of our Indie Garment Pattern Company Tour, but don’t worry – SeamstressErin still has some awesome designers to share with us. This week we’ll take a look at cutting-edge, fashion-forward pattern companies.