Sewing 101

Kids sewing with easy kits

| Accessories, Bags, Totes and Zips, For Kids, Sewing 101

I’m really excited to talk about these sweet little kits from bluefigU. We got to test out a couple thanks to bluefigU and SewMamaSew. Look for other posts this week reviewing other bluefigU products by the following bloggers: LiEr of ikatbag Alicia Brown of Felt With Love Designs Kristy of Simply This Life Cheri Paxton of […] Read more…

Easy-Peasy Placemats Pattern

| For the home, Pattern, Quilts, Sewing 101

I’m happy to announce the release of another pattern: Easy-Peasy Placemats, available in my shop. As the name implies, they are easy to make. They are great for beginners who are just starting quilting (who have had some experience), but they also make a smart economical gift.  Not only are they fabulous to look at, […] Read more…

Sewing 101: Sew a perfect corner

| Sewing 101, Techniques, Tutorial

Once you’ve mastered sewing a straight line, learning how to sew a perfect corner is the next step.  It’s really easy. Sew along your fabric and stop the same distance as your seam allowance away from the edge.  Here I was using a 1/4″ seam so I stopped 1/4″ from the end.  Make sure your […] Read more…

Sewing 101: Sew a straight line

| Sewing 101, Techniques, Tutorial

Sewing straight lines is crucial for making your projects look professional.  It’s an important first step to master and it is much easier than you think.   First off, let’s talk about what a seam allowance is.  A seam allowance is the distance your pattern gives from the edge of your fabric to where the […] Read more…

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