Year: 2013

Quilting Divas Retreat with Nancy Prince

Nancy Prince is hosting her first-ever quilting retreat in sunny Orlando, Florida, April 30-May 5, 2013. Spend four days thread-painting with Nancy, or bring your own project to work on. Don’t know what thread painting is? Instead of using a paintbrush and paint you’ll used your sewing machine needle (the “brush”) and thread (the “paint”). … More

Fabric Postcard Valentines

It’s easy to make your own fabric Valentines using bits and pieces of fabric and quilt blocks. A wonderful, personally-crafted card from a crafty person to someone who knows you love fabrics and quilting. They will love it, and you will have saved $4 to $5 on a purchased card. … More

Alt Design Summit or Bust!

For the second year, BERNINA of America is one of the proud sponsors at ALT Design Summit and I am fortunate that I get to attend AGAIN. My bags are over-packed and I am leaving today for a fun-filled three days in Salt Lake City! “Iamsoexcited,” is an understatement.

Mandala Backpack

Mandela is a word of Sanskrit that means circle. I used this as the theme for my granddaughter’s backpack because I wanted her to have something that she could grow with. … More


Brenda Maslowski always kids about making sure her BERNINA sewing machine is seat-belted into the vehicle before checking if anyone else is safe and secure, so you can imagine her dismay the day her machine went silent. … More

Pretty Pincushion Projects

Sometimes it’s the little details that count, like having a pretty pincushion to hold all your pins in place. Here are some free pincushion projects to get you inspired to stitch up your own pretty interpretation. … More

Not Your Grandmother’s Quilted Jacket

One of WeAllSew’s newest blog experts, Mimi Goodwin of Mimi G Style shows us that pushing your limits and venturing out of your comfort zone can be a beautiful thing! Some leather, pretty prints, a chevron zigzag quilt tutorial and an old Butterick pattern were used to create this stylish update to the quilted jacket. … More

Sewing on Clear Vinyl! My New Sewing Tote

Karen Betts writes: I just finished sewing the coolest project! I saw the pattern, “Classmate” by Atkinson Designs, at my local BERNINA store, Nancy’s Calico Patch in Newport News, VA. This was the first time I’d sewn with clear vinyl – and it was amazingly fun and easy!! … More