Managing your fabric stash easier

Sew Your Stash – Just Get It Done Quilts Shares Five Strategies for Managing Your Fabric Stash

“As quilters, we all have the problem of the speed that we quilt and the speed that we purchase fabric. It’s a lifelong problem keeping them in balance. Here are five strategies that will help you find a balance between the two…”

Christopher Thompson quilting series with Fat Quarter Shop

The Tattooed Quilter Video Series

Christopher Thompson, aka The Tattoed Quilter shares his quilting tips and techniques in this free video series in conjunction with The Fat Quarter Shop. Christopher Thompson, known as The Tattooed Quilter is a New York City fashion professional by day and modern quilter by night. Though raised in a traditional quilting family, he discovered the modern quilting … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Tote Bag Sewing Projects - Chickens Roosters by Karen

Chicken Themed Sewing!

I had a request from a friend to make a couple of tote bags for her daughters who have laying hens.  She bought some chicken-themed curtain fabric she wanted me to use, and if it was not enough I could add some co-ordinating fabric.  She left it to me to choose the lining fabric too. … [ Read More at SWN! ]

London Dress Free Sewing Pattern and Tutorial for Girls

The London Dress – A Free Sewing Pattern and Tutorial for Girls from Violette Field Threads

The London Dress for girls is stitched with this free digital sewing pattern from Violette Field Threads!  A sweet frilly sundress with a small bodice and a full swing-style skirt! We teach you how to create the shoulder ties with bias tape.  The ruffled swing-style skirt is perfect for mixing and matching fabric prints and … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Spring 2019 Garment Sewing Pattern Reviews and Impressions

Garment Sewing Patterns for Spring, Inspiration, and Impressions 2019

Featuring fresh spring garment sewing pattern collection reviews and impressions for 2019 from Inside the Hem!

Simply Sewing with Laura - A free video lesson series!

Simply Sewing with Laura – Free Beginner Series

A free video lesson series with Laura Coia of Sew Very Easy!

Pattern Drafting from Ready-to-Wear Class - PART TWO

Pattern Drafting from Ready-to-Wear Class – PART TWO

My last blog was all about doing this great Craftsy Course by Steffani Lincecum and learning how to draft a sewing pattern from my favourite ready-to-wear sleeveless blouse. I shared how I made a muslin to try it out. I had to learn several new techniques and happily Professor Pincushion on Youtube covered them all. … [ Read More at SWN! ]

Quilting Tales - Advice Inspiration and Personal Journeys

Quilting Tales – Personal Journeys, Advice, and Inspiration

Welcome to Quilting Tales brought to you by Bernina UK! An ongoing series of video interviews with incredible quilters who would like to share their story and their passions! The first video in this series explores the inspiration behind Sheena Norquay’s quilt, “Stitching through the Decades”. Highly experienced and successful quilter Sheena talks us through … [ Read More at SWN! ]