Mar 25 2016

What did I find inspiring today during our week of inspiration?  A 5 year old who wanted to make her own Easter purse on her toy sewing machine with a bit of help from Nana.  She was very specific about her fabric choices, how she wanted the fabric […]

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Feb 27 2016

Always on the search for good quality fabric that doesn’t cost a fortune I was looking forward to ordering some of the Lawn by Robert Kaufman.  Part of the new “Woodland Clearing” collection, it did not disappoint!  Vibrant colors and a 100% cotton that is so soft that […]

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Jan 14 2016

Adding a lace band to a sleeve is not complicated but the results are stunning!  So, let’s go through the steps together. 1. Cut one piece of lace beading and two pieces of entreduex for each sleeve band.  Starch and press. *Use enough starch to make the lace […]

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Oct 25 2015

It’s time for the boy to have a new quilt for his bed.  Since I find picking out fabric for a quilt a little overwhelming I had been putting the project off.  I wanted fabric that was masculine, like a man’s shirt,  like the ones my husband wore […]

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Aug 25 2015

What do you do when you start a project, put it down for a year and then when you pick it up again only to realize the girl has grown?  Add trim, of course! Michie’

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Aug 10 2015

The other day I ran into the local fabric store for a spool of thread and was hit with the summer clearance sale.  So many pretty stripes and prints to choose from, but this striped seersucker is the one that spoke the loudest to me.  I loved the […]

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Jul 8 2015

Up-cycling is the new term we are hearing these days.  When I was a young mother with little money my mother-in-law suggested that I look at my husbands old shirts as a source of fabric for our little boys.  She called it “Using what you have on hand.”  […]

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May 27 2015

Rick rack is inexpensive and wonderful when used as a trim to add  detail to a garment.  But if you are a woman of a certain age, you might have grown up thinking that it’s main purpose was for hiding the crease made by an old hem line.  […]

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May 22 2015

When one of our team members was ready for a new sewing machine, a good machine, a machine you don’t have to fight with, a reasonably priced machine, this is what I recommended.  A Babylock “Rachel”.  Although I am not true to only one brand I find the […]

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Apr 23 2015

Just in case you are a new blog reader or haven’t memorized years and years of blog post, I thought I would share one of our most popular post.  I hope this gives you the confidence to try working with lace! Stitching lace insertion to fabric is the […]

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