It is here, the Back to School season has started and from the little ones to college kids everybody gets in gear to get ready for school! In time for the season join us to pin your favorite Back to School project on Pinterest for a chance to win a fun BERNINA backpack!
When sewing with sheer and/or very lightweight fabrics, the seam finish is particularly important. One solution is a French seam, in which the raw edges are encased in fabric, creating a very narrow, smooth, finished edge.
Do you put off adding sleeves to your quilts because of all the hand stitching? Here’s a clever way to securely add a quilt sleeve almost entirely by machine. Only a few inches of hand-stitching required!
Sweet appliqued birdies flock together on the front of Elva Mungai’s Made to Create pillow, which features Retro Birds Embroidery Collection #21001.
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).
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.
It’s all about pleather! I love designing handbags, and I’ve developed my own techniques for using pleather to sew leather straps. You can make them, too! Here are some tips that will give you the confidence to tackle sewing pleather with ease!!