Hearts of Hope Sew-Along, Part Four!

Happy Friday, Quiltvillians! Today is the last installment of our Hearts of Hope Sew-Along – Part Four contains the last round of borders, this time string rectangles! I love how changing the angles of border units adds so much interest to the whole quilt. And while I know you are ready to be done with … Read more

Zero Waste Sewing

From the purchases we make to the sewing patterns we use, reducing waste in your sewing practice is possible. Read on to learn more about zero waste sewing patterns, which use 100% of fabric yardage with no scraps or waste. There are many ways to reduce waste in your sewing room: using scraps creatively, buying … Read more

Sewing Fleece – How to Sew Fleece Correctly

Sewing fleece is a piece of relatively new fabric on the market. Originally known as Polar Fleece, it is soft and warm. Fluffy on both sides, it is basically a wash-and-wear fabric. Polar fleece is not woven and is 100% polyester. It comes in a wide range of colors and designs. Popular for tracksuits and … Read more

Sew Organized: Sewing Pattern Storage

Organizing is always a challenge for sewists, and sewing pattern storage is at the top of the “pile.” Here are some great storage solutions to straighten up your studio! By Natasha Henry As sewists, we’ve all been excited about pattern releases and the feeling of supporting the newest pattern company to emerge. Before we know … Read more

How to Use a Twin Needle {Double Needle}

If you are sewing knits and want a professional-looking hem, then consider learning how to use a twin needle. Twin needles can also be called double needles and are simply 2 needles joined together with one shank at the top. Once you are confident sewing knits and getting great results, it will open up a … Read more

How to Make {SPAGHETTI STRAPS} Perfectly

In Summertime, strappy dresses with spaghetti straps are all must-haves for the new season. If you are about to leap into summer then knowing how to turn a tube of fabric to make straps, ties, and snazzy bag handles is going to be on your to-do sewing list. It doesn’t matter if you are going … Read more

Ice, snow, and northern lights

The nature. On the plane on the way to Iceland (if you fly Iceland Air which I recommend), there are lots of fun videos about this country. Many of them are about how to enjoy and protect THE nature. I love that they use an article to set apart the monumental importance of the landscape … Read more

WHAT IS A FAT QUARTER? Fabric Pre-Cut Sizes

So what is a fat quarter? A fat quarter, in the sewing world, is something you really need to embrace. They are measured pre-cut pieces of fabric that can be used for all sorts of sewing and quilting patterns. Fat quarters are a really great fabric size used for quilting, applique, and other small projects. … Read more

The Basics of Multi-Needle Machine Embroidery

Find out, in our three-part series, whether a multi-needle embroidery machine might be the next machine for you. By Kymona Tracey So, you love machine embroidery and want to explore bigger machine options. Perhaps you want to embroider larger designs or place designs in smaller spaces without unstitching a completely sewn item. Maybe you want … Read more