One of my favorite things to do is spend hours on the web seeing what other creative types are doing with their sewing machines. All it takes is to land on one fantastic creation and then there you go—from blog to blog to Pinterest to Flicker to whoops!—down the wormhole! But it’s an inspired trip.
My oldest daughter is off to college this month! She will be 1,600 miles away from home so I thought I’d make her a little something for her dorm room to help her remember us while she is away.
Antique quilting meets modern method. We all cherish hand-quilted antiques but we don’t always have the time to honor this wonderful tradition. Luckily, there is a faster way! Recreate the traditional look of bluework with a hand-look stitch on your sewing machine. Revive tradition and create the heirlooms of tomorrow.
I guess it’s true. All memories are colored the way we’d most like to remember them. Here I’ve applied “color-drenched lenses” to revisit a vintage family photo, then incorporated the resulting images into patchwork pillows.
How did it get to be July already? The holidays are only six months away – it’s time to start sewing! Here’s a simple-to-sew table runner from Sandi Gass at Sandi’s Sewing Connection in West Burlington, Iowa. Looking for something larger? Make more blocks and stitch them together to make table toppers and quilts.
Doesn’t this look like a fun class? It’s a hands-on event they held at The Sewing Room in Tucson, AZ, for their new B 750 sewing machine owners. They had lots of fun sewing Erika’s Geometric Quilt Block Pillow. Thanks, Mary, for sharing this photo!
Get your guest room ready for special visitors using your sewing machine, a little fabric, and a lot of ingenuity. Beginner-friendly projects include simple-to-make pillows, a thoughtful bedside basket, and a felted mug rug.
Grab one of these and you can make any place your tea corner. The “sweetener” is how quick they are to make. Next time you’re invited for tea (or coffee) bring a stack of these as a gift ‒ and look for the smile you’ll get in return.