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Are you ready for an easy quilt block? This month's tutorial in our Classic Blocks: Fresh Fabrics series is the Rail Fence. It may be the easiest quilt block ever, but put a bunch together and there are so many fun variations!
Yes, this is happening. I have past the point of quilt with no return. I bought a Grace Frame for my Juki. I didn't intend to go this far. When I bought the Juki T-2010Q in Feburary, I intended to use it for quilt piecing, garment sewing, bag making, and machine quilting with me sitting at my sewing table. I knew that this sewing machine was sometimes used with a frame, but I didn't think that would be me.
What a perfect spotlight for this week! Karin at Leigh Laurel Studios shared the baby quilt she made from Fat Quarter Shop's Jelly Roll Jam 2 Quilt Pattern in our Show Off Saturday Linky Party...and I think this gorgeous quilt and tree could be right out of the Hundred Acre Wood with Christopher Robin looking for his handmade quilt. :)
It's been a while since we've had a 'Sewing 201' post! I've been sewing with my rolled hem foot quite a bit lately, so I snapped a few photos. In this blog post I'm going to share some tips and tricks to get this foot working for you. The rolled hem foot sews just that, a narrow rolled hem that's pretty on scarves, blouses, dresses, or even curtains.
I think these rope handled totes are my favorite bags I've ever made. They aren't huge. They are only about 10'' tall and 16'' wide but they hold a LOT of stuff. Tonight I took one to a church activity and I filled it with about 8 yards of fabric, scissors, a pincushion, pattern weights, 4 patterns, and an extra package of needles in the inside pocket. I didn't want to bring my purse, so I also stuffed keys, sunglasses, and my phone in. No problem.
Hello! Where did this free tutorial come from? If I had seen it sooner, I would have featured it in my daily newsletter. It's a good thing An put it in our Show Off Saturday Linky Party, though. And I know that you all like it as much as I do because it got the most clicks.
What is it about zipper pouches? I can never make enough! They are such a fun gift to give and receive. And they are so quick and easy to make. This year I made zipper pouches with pretty ribbon and clear vinyl for back-to-school teacher gifts.
If you are worried about sewing on the vinyl... don't be! Seriously I worked it all out and by the time I was ready to write this tutorial I knew all the tricks. Now I'm going to share them with you. :)
Interviewing other sewists and posting pictures of their studios and work is something that I've been wanting to do for a long time now. When the chance to chat (electronically) with Christie came along, I had so many questions!
This week I've been working on some back to school presents for my kids' teachers. We've been at the same elementary school for some years now, and this year two of my kids were lucky enough to get teachers that we already know. So these little pouches will be for them, and for the new teachers. Because I have no problem offering bribes to the people who will be spending sooo much time with my kids.
It looks like everyone wants to make a cute little pouch for their cell phone! Why does it appear that way? Because Debbie's link up of her free phone pouch pattern and tutorial got the most clicks in last week's Show Off Saturday Linky Party.
When Craftsy asked me to tell my readers about their free class Bag Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch I was totally stoked. How easy would it be for me to talk about a video class that I've already watched? I watched Bag Making Basics when it first popped up on Craftsy as a free mini-class.