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DIY: Two Christmas Quilting Blocks

DIY: Two Christmas Quilting Blocks

Christmas quilting is such fun and with these two blocks, you can make a variety of decorations for your holiday table and decor. This project will build on the skills you’ve learned from our Beginning Quilting 101 series on the MadamSew blog, plus we’ll learn a new one.
DIY Christmas Gift Ideas: 10 Free Tutorials

DIY Christmas Gift Ideas: 10 Free Tutorials

Are you getting ready for Christmas? Making any DIY plans? I always love to get inspiration and I’m a big fan of diy gifts. What is more cozy than sewing beautiful things for the ones you love?
Make a Quilted Pillow Part 3

Make a Quilted Pillow Part 3

Quilting and Inserting a Zipper
Great tips and tricks to thread a needle

Great tips and tricks to thread a needle

Sometimes you get lucky and sometimes you just try, lick the thread, try, cut an end off, try again, sigh heavily and pray the thread will go through the tiny eye of the needle… sound familiar?
Make a Quilted Pillow Part 2

Make a Quilted Pillow Part 2

Designing and Assembling a Quilt Top with Half-Square Triangle Blocks
How To Sew A Fabric Wallet?

How To Sew A Fabric Wallet?

This little sewing project is perfectly doable for a relatively new sewer. There is a little zipper, yes, but it’s not difficult. I promise.
Make a Quilted Pillow Part 1

Make a Quilted Pillow Part 1

Cutting and Chain-Piecing Half-Square Triangle Blocks
“PUT A PIN IN IT” THE BEST TIPS TO USE SEWING PINS

“PUT A PIN IN IT” THE BEST TIPS TO USE SEWING PINS

Can one sewing pin successfully tackle all fabrics and sewing tasks? Can you stitch confidently over your pins? Do you pin horizontally or vertically to the seam line?
DIY Homemade Placemat

DIY Homemade Placemat

I love having a fall festive table this time of year, but despise the cheap placemats found in the local stores. Why not make it my own with some homemade placemats? Follow along to make your own!
Sew Confidently: Zippers and Stretch Fabrics

Sew Confidently: Zippers and Stretch Fabrics

In this blog post, I will give you some extra info, instructions, tips and tricks about the topics that were touched during the facebook live.

Facebook Group: What's New In September

Facebook Group: What's New In September
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.