How To Sew A Cricle

“If you aren’t using curved piecing, give it a try. I will say don’t let difficulty stop you. Its like not using the last third of the alphabet.” LUKE


How to Sew Easter Napkins

Are you hosting the Easter brunch this year? Create the final touches for your Easter table with this quick and easy Easter napkin tutorial.


How to Make A Minky Backed Baby Quilt

Handmade quilts are a great way to welcome a new baby, and this simple quilt backed with baby-soft Minky fabric is sure to be a favorite.


How to Sew a Fluffy Easter Skirt

A fluffy, full skirt with simple and cute Easter appliqués, the perfect skirt to wear to an Easter egg hunt, or all Spring long.


How to Make a Star Crossed Quilt Top

Don’t let the complex look of the Star Crossed quilt fool you: it’s a single block that’s quick and easy to make!


How to quilt a perfect circle

How to Quilt with the Circular Embroidery Attachment

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A clever idea of how to turn a trial block into a nice little quilted table topper using the BERNINA Circular Embroidery Attachment for a perfect circle embellishment.


How to find your voice as an artist

What is an Artist’s Voice and How to Find It

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If you want to teach, publish, sell or have your work in exhibitions—especially invitational exhibitions—then you need to be known for something; something that sets you apart from everyone else doing what you do. In short, you need to find your voice.


Art in Peru

Crafts in Peru

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For our 25th anniversary this year, my husband and I decided to cross something off our bucket list and visit Machu Picchu and Peru. Peru must be one of the largest producers of alpaca fiber. That is all you hear about from the moment you get off the plane. “Alpaca’ is being hawked everywhere you turn!


QuiltCon 2015 Recap

QuiltCon 2015 Recap

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I attended QuiltCon 2015 as a member of my local Chicago Modern Quilt Guild, and it was amazing! Here are a few highlights!


Fabric Fortune Cookies

How To Create Fabric Fortune Cookies

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These adorable fabric fortune cookies make unique hand made gifts in medium to large quantities. Whether it is for weddings, showers, birthday or a hostess gift, they are a great idea for any occasion where you need an inexpensive and quick little present.


Embroidered Boot Cuffs

How to Make a Removable Monogrammed Boot Cuff

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Bring a punch of personality and versatility to your closet by creating a removable faux leather boot cuff. This easy to make accent can transform your favorite boots to create a two toned look perfect for walking through the rest of winter and straight into spring.


How to sew a draft dodger

How To Sew A Draft Dodger

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Beat the chills this winter by stitching up a quick and easy draft dodger. Not only does this project keep your house cozy by blocking cold air from leaking through doors and windows, but it looks great and saves on heating bills too!


How to sew a modern fanny pack

How To Sew a Modern Fanny Pack

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I was not a fan of fanny packs the first time they came around in the 1980s. Back then fanny packs were generally a tell-tale sign of someone who didn’t dress cool. They were reserved for tourists, older people or people who put function above fashion. Fast forward 20 years later, and fanny packs have evolved from their former state of dorkiness into a something that’s functional and cute.


Gecko Pincushion

How to Organize Your Sewing Pins

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Brand Ambassador Lisa H. Calle shares some tips on what to do when it’s time to part with your old sewing pins. And if parting with your pins sounds a bit crazy, just read on to get some fabulous tips and tricks for keeping the simplest tool in your sewing room – the lowly pin – in tip top shape.


pleated bodice sewing tip

How To Add Pleats To A Bodice

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Pleats add a nice textured element to your wardrobe, especially when using solids. Learn how easy it is to add pleats to a dress pattern bodice.