5 Tips for Beautiful Seams

When sewing quilts, garments, or crafts, the success of your project depends on the seams. Here are five excellent seam tips from BERNINA Sewing Expert Debbie Cacciamani. Creating beautiful seams can be a challenge if your sewing machine is not set up correctly. Follow these simple steps to set up your sewing machine. Remember when More …

Abstract Appliqué Quilt

Hello! I’m Jane Sassaman and I am a fine art quilter and fabric designer. Recently, I have been making some small abstract appliqué quilts as a way to play with random shapes and colors. I begin by backing some fat quarter pieces of fabric with an iron-on interfacing. I prefer Shirtailor by Pellon. This interfacing More …

DIY 10-Minute Shoe Bags

My mother has a whole slew of germaphobic-based suggestions including: Never touch the comforter in a hotel room (hotels rarely wash them between guests.) Wash all clothing twice using the hottest water possible. Lysol is the only acceptable cleaning product for surfaces in your house. Towels in the bathroom and kitchen are purely decorative and More …