Chandelier Quilt-Along: Week One – Fabric Requirements and Cutting Instructions

Join Lee Heinrich of Freshly Pieced for Week One of our Chandelier Quilt-Along.


How to Make a Whimsy House Art Quilt

Have fun making this free-flowing whimsy house art quilt that teaches a little bit about design, color selection, and free-motion machine quilting.


DIY Adjustable Patchwork Camera Strap

We all have little pieces of fabric we can’t bear to throw away – scraps that remind us of special people or events, or that just make us happy for no reason at all. This strap is the perfect way to turn them into something functional that you’ll enjoy every time you use your camera.


DIY Free-Motion “Faceted Fabric” Panel iPad or Tablet Cover

Turn a pile of fabric scraps into a shimmering faceted panel evocative of quartz and opal crystals, then use it to make a padded cover for your iPad or tablet.


DIY 1950s “Hepburn” Buttonhole Scarf

I call this the “Hepburn” scarf because you can channel either Audrey or Katherine when you wear it. It all depends on the fabric you choose and that je ne sais quoi you give it with a flick of the wrist.


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How to Make a Billboard Messenger Bag – by Stacy Schlyer for WeAllSew


Looking for a sturdy way to tote your books around town? This messenger fits the bill! It’s roomy enough to hold your belongings, even when you’re carrying a heavy load. The secret? Recycled billboard material!


Easy Snuggly Owl Pillow Tutorial from BERNINA www.weallsew.com via Ashley Johnston #sewing #diy #crafts

How to Make a Snuggly Owl


Know a little one who’s afraid of the dark? Then this friendly night owl is the perfect plush pal to watch over them. Use their favorite fabrics and colors to create a whole nest full of unique bird buddies they’ll be sure to give a hoot about!


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How to Make a Pacifier Pocket – by Ashley Johnston for WeAllSew


End the hunt for your baby’s binky! This handy, easy-to-make pacifier pocket keeps the pacifier handy and, just as important to fastidious moms, clean. When the crying starts, you’re only a snap away from contentment.


French Seam Tip

An Old Dog Learns a New Trick About French Seams


A French seam is a seam within a seam. Lezette — a BERNINA National Artisan and designer for the Children’s Corner, taught French seams the same way for over 30 years, until a student suggested an alternative technique. See how easy they are to stitch using these simple steps!


Stay warm and stylish this season with a scarf project that takes less than an hour to sew, but looks like it took a long time to knit.

How to Make an Infinity Scarf


Endlessly stylish, infinitely easy-to-make scarf. So simple to create, you’ll spend less than an hour from start to finish, but the result looks like a knitting masterpiece.


DIY Ruffled Duffel Bag

How to Make a Ruffle Duffle Bag


Who said functional has to be boring? This duffle is the epitome of practicality wrapped in a stylish presentation. No more drab canvas. Combine roominess, pockets and a zipper closure with a bright print to turn this utilitarian bag into a designer one-of-a-kind.


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DIY Baby Project Round-up


Everyone loves sewing for baby! We have rounded up some of our favorite easy to sew projects for baby, from blankets to dresses to toys. You can make the special little one in your life a handmade gift, or three, with this incredible heart-felt round up.


Monster Pillow Tutorial from BERNINA www.weallsew.com via Ashley Johnston #sewing #diy #crafts

How to Make a Monster Pillow – by Ashley Johnston for WeAllSew


Who said monsters have to be scary? This charming fleece pillow is soft and squishy and makes a perfect bedtime companion.


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How to Sew Decorative “Floating” Rickrack Trim and Insertion


Here’s a pretty way to use rickrack for edgings and insertions from Deb Wagner, author of All Quilt Blocks are Not Square.


Hexie Applique

How to Sew Hexies by Machine: Floral Geometry Table Topper


Sewing hexagons together can be tricky. Sewing them as appliqué is easy! Jump on the hexie trend with this updated, simple technique and see how fast you can create a unique design with your sewing machine.