Join us for the next Just SEW It webinar and learn tricks that take the fear out of sewing buttonholes. We’ll also take a look at embellishment ideas using buttons, charms, and trinkets – all sewn on with the sewing machine
I have been making quilts for 10 years and only in the past few have been learning anything about traditional patterns. I want to show you how I sew half square triangles and the methods [and pitfalls] of how to put them together into just one of the myriad of possible blocks using them.
I never know what tools I’ll need when I teach or take classes, so I’ve collected some items I need most often into a clear plastic storage tube. It fits easily into my project bag or suitcase and keeps my tools from getting jumbled in with my sewing notions and supplies.
I am a tad on the short side and have had to hem every pair of jeans I ever owned. The key is taking the time to press the hem and the seam allowances before starting to stitch. It may seem like unnecessary work, but it will be worth it! Click here for more tips.
The running stitch – three zigs to the left, three zags to the right, repeat – has been getting a lot of notice lately in Modern Quilting as an alternative to quilting with lines of plain straight stitch. But that’s not the only way to use the running stitch. It’s also excellent for piecing together remnants of batting.