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Quilting With A Walking Foot with Guide Bar

Quilting With A Walking Foot with Guide Bar

Using a walking for for quilting on a domestic machine makes the sewing go so much smoother and easier than a regular foot.  Newer quilters may have been told they should have one, but not really know why.
Using An Open Toe Walking Foot For Garment Sewing

Using An Open Toe Walking Foot For Garment Sewing

You think a walking foot is a quilters-only presser foot? Hell no! Whether you are topstitching through multiple layers or are trying to matc...
How To Free Quilt For Beginners

How To Free Quilt For Beginners

We’ve all seen those gorgeous quilts on Pinterest, at a quilt show, or even at a relative’s house that have been machine quilted. Ever think to yourself- “Man, I wish I could do that.” Well stop wishing, gather your materials and tools, and follow along to start making that wish a reality!
How To Create A Sharp Seamed Edge With Understitching

How To Create A Sharp Seamed Edge With Understitching

You want your home made garment to look more professional? This easy skill will make the difference.
Sewing a Vinyl Zippered Bag

Sewing a Vinyl Zippered Bag

This week's project is brought to us by Carole Carter - join us and create a vinyl zippered bag!
Madamsew’s Fine Selection Of Sewing Bloggers

Madamsew’s Fine Selection Of Sewing Bloggers

Follow them for some great sewing inspiration! 1. Sew Mama Sew The blog is full of tutorials and patterns. Apart from these reg...
How to Self Bind a Quilt

How to Self Bind a Quilt

Ever get tired of messing with quilt binding? Sometimes you can’t find the right color or if you do, you have to buy multiple packages an...
Use Your Seam Ripper Like A Pro!

Use Your Seam Ripper Like A Pro!

Last week I practiced in the art of making and correcting mistakes and I gathered some material on seam ripping.. or unpicking, because they aren’t always seams, the sewing mistakes I make. Taking out stitches is an unavoidable evil.
The Reversible Summer Hat For Kids Tutorial

The Reversible Summer Hat For Kids Tutorial

Summer is there and we are ready to go camping. We’re hoping for sunny days and my little blond girl needs a new summer hat. In this post I’m sharing a tutorial with you based on a pattern by Miekk (www.byMiekk.nl). It’s a fisherman's hat that will work for both girls and boys.
Discover Fast Hemming With The Wide Hem Foot

Discover Fast Hemming With The Wide Hem Foot

For a couple of months now, we have this great little set in our store, 3 wide hemmer feet. In this blogpost I tried to collect all there is to know about these feet.
How To Make Beautiful Zero-Waste Napkins

How To Make Beautiful Zero-Waste Napkins

So, for a while now I’m trying to take steps towards less waste in my household, especially less plastic waste. My next step is replacing paper napkins and disposable towels with cloth napkins.
Free Motion Quilting Using Heat Erasable Gel Markers and a Hopping Foot

Free Motion Quilting Using Heat Erasable Gel Markers and a Hopping Foot

Marking. It is one of those things that often brings dread to quilters. Of course we want pretty quilting on our quilts, and most free motion tutorials for domestic machines emphasize doing loops and swirls so you don't have to mark. But, lets take the angst out of marking.
10 Sewing Ideas For Father's Day!

10 Sewing Ideas For Father's Day!

Father’s Day is quickly approaching…or maybe you are looking for an easy sewing project you can make your man!

E-Cards For Sewers!

These hilarious E-cards for sewists & quilters will tickle your funny bones! ...

The MadamSew App: An Ultimate Sewing Machine Foot App!

Check out the MadamSew Presser Foot app: a sewing feet assistant on your tablet and phone This app is all a...

Understanding sewing machine shanks & presser feet

On the market, you can find a full range of different presser feet designed to make different types of sewing jobs easier and more pro...
How To Make A Gathered Summer Skirt

How To Make A Gathered Summer Skirt

Don’t you love it when you get some new fabrics in your hands? I’m made a gathered skirt for my 7 year old daughter. We both love it! She loves yellow and I like stripes :-)
How To Find Matching Fabric Colors Using A Color Wheel

How To Find Matching Fabric Colors Using A Color Wheel

Playing with a color wheel is a great way to learn about personal color preferences and discover new ways to combine colors. In this post I’ll show you some simple yet very powerful color matching rules based on a color wheel. You can use them for inspiration or to double check your gut feeling.
How To Make A Nifty Wrist Holder For Your Sewing Clips

How To Make A Nifty Wrist Holder For Your Sewing Clips

I was looking for a pin cushion but for my fabric clips and preferably a wrist holder to keep my clips at hand while I’m sewing. You can buy one but I’m so happy I found this great DIY idea on Easysewingforbeginners.com So, I tested Domenica’s Idea, adapted it a little and will share my making process with you! I really like the result and it does the trick, clipping on and off is easy.
Why And When To Use A Walking Foot On Your Sewing Machine

Why And When To Use A Walking Foot On Your Sewing Machine

The Walking Foot is a rather big presser foot that gives your sewing machine super powers. It gives you an extra set of feed dogs for the top of the fabric being sewn. Using this foot makes managing unusual fabrics manageable. Sewing matching plaids becomes simple. Knits flow through your machine without growing. Slippery fabrics like minky cloth don’t slide all over the place. Thick multiple layers in bulky projects like quilts walk nicely together. Read on to find out why you do need this presser foot. And also if you already have one I bet you will get some new ideas on extra uses for this amazing sewing tool.