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Sewing Tips… Using Alphabitties

This week I’m sewing a baby quilt. My best friend is pregnant. I’ve anticipated making her a quilt for quite awhile and I’m super happy to be finally working on it. I love to sew, but I don’t quilt that often.  Quilting always gets the best of me and messes with my brain! Not sure […]

Quick Tip.. How To Make Bias Tape

Have you thought about making your own bias tape, but have been afraid to try? Well.. making your own bias tape is actually A LOT easier than you think. I’ve seen the little metal contraptions for years and have questioned whether they really worked. The other week my local sewing store “Keep Me In Stitches” […]

Quick Tip.. Wonder Clips

Have you heard of Wonder Clips? Made by Clover – they are the best kept secret around! I heard about them a few months ago and have fallen in LOVE!!  When pins just won’t work, try a few of these little guys.. I love sewing with clear vinyl and often use double fold bias tape […]

Quick Tip.. How To Use Eyelet Pliers

I bought a Dritz eyelet plier kit this weekend. So much fun. I’m not sure about you, but I love buying new sewing tools and equipment. The excitement I feel about a silly tool always reinforces what a sewing nerd I am. Here is a quick breakdown on how to use the pliers.. The package […]

Quick Tip.. Magnetic Pin Caddy

Have you seen this little guy at your local sewing store?  Do you have little hands in your house? A baby crawling around or toddler tearing the place apart..? I do. Nowadays I need to be super vigilant about where I leave my sewing supplies, especially my pins. The old me lost pins everywhere. They could […]

How To Sew Binding Strips Together..

Are you making a quilt or a project that needs binding.. Have you cut your binding pieces, but need a few tips and tricks on how to sew the binding together..?  Read on my friend… Materials needed: Fabric strips Disappearing ink pen Sewing supplies and sewing machine Rotary cutter and mat Iron and ironing board This […]

DIY.. Straps, Straps and Straps!

I posted my bath tote earlier this week. What a great home for all those rubber duckies!  So far we have used this little bag almost every night. It has been fun making a game out of cleaning up the bath toys. It was super easy to sew, if you want to check it out, you […]

Marking Tools 101

I have been travelling for almost 3 weeks. I’m finally home and hugging my sewing machine! Receiving some pretty great hugs from my baby and husband too. So here it is. My last 101 post for the summer.. This one is fun – my top 3 marking tools.  I’ve said that I am a sewing nerd, […]

Rotary Cutting 101

Rotary Cutters.. Do you use them? Like them or are you afraid of them? Fear not.. They rule in the sewing world. When I was in design school, I spent a 6 months studying abroad in London, England. At the same time, I interned at a very small, yet high end fashion company called Boudicca. Looking […]

Sewing Supplies 101

I love to sew! I think most of us do..  When I have the right tools to start a project, I find the entire sewing process much easier and so enjoyable. I am a sewing supply junkie. Some may call it a sewing supply nerd, my husband calls me a hoarder.. I get a lot of joy when I bring […]

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