T-shirt Tunic Tutorial

Men’s T-Shirt redo—à la Lahaina T-shirt Tunic/Dress Hi there! My name is Cheryl Kuczek, designer of Paradiso Sewing Patterns & BERNINA Ambassador. I am thrilled to share with you how to “Re-Do” an oversized T-shirt into a tunic/dress to treat yourself to a fun outfit for any time of the year! I bought this T-shirt More …

How to Make a Quilt

Trying to make a quilt for the first time can seem overwhelming! Where do you start, what do you need, and how do you actually get a quilt stitched together? We’ve found the best place to start is by choosing a simple project (like Christa Watson’s Simple Strips quilt above), and breaking down the process of quiltmaking More …

Quilt Batting 101

Batting isn’t the most glamorous part of a quilt. But while the batting itself never sees the light of day once your quilt is finished, it is still essential to the look and feel of the finished piece! And there are more batting choices than ever on the market. So today, let’s talk batting—the different types, More …

All About Cotton Woven Fabric

Woven cotton fabric comes in virtually any solid color and tons of fun prints, and can be used for crafting, quilting, home decorating and garments. Do you know woven cotton has different directions called “grain lines,” and that one direction is stronger and more stable than any other? Watch this video tip to learn about More …

Cooling Scarf

Beat the heat this summer with an easy to sew cooling scarf! This project uses polymer crystals which absorb and hold large amounts of water (in fact, this is the same material that is found in commercial diapers) and when chilled, can provide cooling relief for hours. Plus they are non-toxic so they are safe More …