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DIY Wall Hanging Tutorial

DIY Wall Hanging Tutorial

I love decorating this time of year, but I don’t always find decorations in the store that I absolutely love and want to bring home. So I decided to make my own fall themed wall hanging that I will enjoy putting up each year. Follow along to make your own!
DIY Yoga Mat Bag Tutorial

DIY Yoga Mat Bag Tutorial

Every Friday around noon I go to a yoga class... at least I try to go to this yoga class. When it gives me more stress to go than to stay at home, I don’t go... and I’m fine with that. Sometimes, our weekends are so full that I need that time to prepare, or I just clean up the house which often gives me more peace of mind than yoga exercise
10 Sewing Hacks Put to the Test

10 Sewing Hacks Put to the Test

I don’t know about you, but I spend a lot of time on Pinterest and I have seen many, many sewing hacks that look too good to be true (especially those in the 5-minute crafts videos), but I have never actually tested them. Shall we test a few and see if they actually work?
How To Sell Your Crafts Online

How To Sell Your Crafts Online

Do you dream of turning your hobby into a business? Or do you just want to earn an extra dollar selling the things you make?
Beginning Quilting - Finishing with Binding

Beginning Quilting - Finishing with Binding

The final process to making a quilt is finishing it, covering the raw edges with binding. There are many methods to binding a quilt, by hand or by machine, but all have a few things in common. The binding should be equal thickness and width all the way around the quilt. Do not tuck one end into the other as this results in a big lump and is obvious where the binding ends. The right way is really quite easy and will result in a joining seam that cannot be distinguished from the other seams in the binding.
Here’s a snapshot of what was popular in our Facebook Sewing Group in August!

Here’s a snapshot of what was popular in our Facebook Sewing Group in August!

PS: We hit the 10,000 members mark and couldn’t be happier :D
3 Fast and Easy Faux Leather Projects

3 Fast and Easy Faux Leather Projects

Are your earplugs and your charger cable all tangled up in your bag? Let’s get organized in a quick, easy, and stylish DIY way
Beginning Quilting - Adding Borders to a Quilt Top

Beginning Quilting - Adding Borders to a Quilt Top

Using the proper method to put borders on your quilts is essential for accuracy. There are countless new and experienced quilters using what we call the “slap and sew” method instead of the proper “measure and cut” method.
Sewing with Stretch Fabrics - 9 Tips

Sewing with Stretch Fabrics - 9 Tips

Sewing with stretch fabrics can be somewhat of a challenge. For a beginner it can even be a little scary and a lot of clothes are made of stretch fabrics. In this article, we’ll give you some insight and some tips & tricks to work with these fabrics.
Beginning Quilting - Choosing the Right Batting

Beginning Quilting - Choosing the Right Batting

There are so many choices today for batting, so many more than just 100% cotton.  While cotton is a fine choice for many quilts, there are many other fibers and types that you may want to try.  Today we'll go through some of the choices available and talk about the best uses for each one.
FREE PATTERN for a cute FANNY PACK

FREE PATTERN for a cute FANNY PACK

It’s summertime! It’s a fanny pack tutorial. This has been on my ‘want’ list for a while, and my daughter wants one too. Certainly a summertime staple, these versatile little packs have come back into fashion in a big way!
Beginning Quilting - Choosing Colors and Prints

Beginning Quilting - Choosing Colors and Prints

Choosing fabrics for quilts can be a fun process, but so many times quilters are frustrated by this experience. Looking around at all the fabulous fabric in a quilt shop can be a daunting challenge. It becomes even more daunting when the shop organizes fabrics by color instead of collection.
5 Free Quilting Patterns!

5 Free Quilting Patterns!

Nothing can fuel your quilting inspiration like a beautiful and unique quilt pattern. And, it gets more fun when it’s FREE!
Beginning Quilting - Flying Geese

Beginning Quilting - Flying Geese

Welcome to the next lesson in our series on Beginning Quilting. Now that you have learned the basics of Rotary Cutting with Strip Piecing, Making Nine Patch Blocks, and practiced your Half Square Triangles, it is time to get a bit more advanced!
Tips & Tricks for Topstitching Like a Pro

Tips & Tricks for Topstitching Like a Pro

Topstitching can take a garment or any sewing project to the next level, and when executed neatly those topstitches can become a stunning detail.
Beginning Quilting - Making Half Square Triangles

Beginning Quilting - Making Half Square Triangles

Making Half Square Triangles is an essential skill in quilting. This method is quick and accurate, so your points always come out sharp
How To Install A Centered Zipper

How To Install A Centered Zipper

I’m installing a centered zipper and I’m using this method in a pillow case panel... So If you follow my steps, you just need to sew another panel onto the zipper panel and you have a lovely pillowcase!
Beginning Quilting - Basics, Tools, and A Simple Block

Beginning Quilting - Basics, Tools, and A Simple Block

Learning to quilt is fun, and can give you a lifetime of patterns and projects to make, give away, and enjoy in your home. It is important to learn the correct way of doing things from the outset, so that your time and efforts produce the results you want.
How To Make A Log Cabin Block

How To Make A Log Cabin Block

The Log Cabin block- a popular block pattern in the quilting community. This is a very versatile block when it comes to picking your fabrics and designing your project. With the amount of pieces needed, it looks intimidating but sews up super easy and fast. Perfect for a beginner to take on :) Follow along and make your own!
Appliqued Tic-Tac-Toe Travel Pouch

Appliqued Tic-Tac-Toe Travel Pouch

I have another scrap-busting project that would make a great gift. We often play tic-tac-toe on picnics and long beach days, and while, sure, you can just draw in the sand, this is a cuter version that you can put together in an hour.