Posts tagged: "sewing tutorials"

  1. 📹 Take your totes to the next level: sewing box-bag corners with Gail Pan (video)

    Posted by on February 25, 2019

    Whether you’re a beginning bag maker or you’ve made a billion bags over the years, we think you’re going to love today’s video tip! Four-time Martingale author Gail Pan is known for her charming embroidery designs that feature all of her favorite things: home, family, the changing seasons, and nature. She always has helpful sewing […]

  2. How to string piece scrappy blocks (video)

    Posted by on April 24, 2017

    Got lots of leftover strips or Jelly Rolls? Aren’t sure what to make with them? Then we’ve got a fun little video tutorial for you today! String piecing is a fast, fun way to transform your stacks of strips into beautiful quilts and more, like this Live Simply Pillow (above) from Sew This and That!. […]

  3. Quick video tip: nice, neat embroidery – on the back!

    Posted by on August 31, 2016

    Is it already the last day of August? If you’re like us, tomorrow is going to trigger something in you. Something that longs for layers of scarves around your neck, rustling leaves beneath your feet, and a first snowflake on your nose. Yes, winter is coming . . . but not in a Game of […]

  4. 5 things to make with a single fat quarter

    Posted by on April 2, 2015

    Fat quarters…oh, how we quilters love them! They’re the quilt-shop equivalent of the candy rack at the grocery store (but without the calories). It’s so easy to pick one up and bring it home. Sometimes, though, you get it home and it either: 1) Doesn’t really “go” with anything in your stash, or 2) It’s […]

  5. How to make fabric yo-yos (and use them in Kim Diehl quilts)

    Posted by on January 19, 2015

    Fabric yo-yos—those little circles of fabric that, when gathered, result in puffy rounds of charm—have many fans in the quilting world. Yo-yos are so easy to sew, you can claim proficiency after stitching only a few. And just like making English paper-piecing shapes, making yo-yos can be addictive. It’s fun to watch the stacks pile […]

  6. Stitchin’ for the kitchen: pretty, practical projects + BIG giveaway day!

    Posted by on January 30, 2014

    Much buzz has been building for a new book that marries two of the happiest hobbies: sewing and cooking. Today you’ll meet 13 talented designers and see the projects they created for Kitchen Stitches—we guarantee you’ll be inspired to get stitchin’ for your kitchen right away! The collection ranges from functional staples that every cook […]

  7. Store it pretty – how to sew on pockets

    Posted by on August 1, 2013

    Have you ever tried sewing a pocket on a quilt? Our own Jenny Wilding Cardon did, making this darling wall hanging equally ready to store practical baby gifts like diaper cream and lotion—or Mama’s treasured mementos of Baby’s first days. Whether it’s an apron, a bag, a place mat, or a garment, adding a pocket […]

  8. Things to sew with fabric (besides quilts): 4 ideas

    Posted by on May 13, 2013

    Have you made a quilt (or more) for every friend, family member, coworker, and child in your life, but you still don’t see a dent in your fabric stash? Perhaps it’s time to explore things to sew with fabric that may not be quite as cuddly as a quilt but that promise just as much […]

  9. Wow! Sale on decor books + the easiest pillow ever

    Posted by on October 22, 2012

    It’s that lovely time of year when the crisp, cool days of fall remind us that a winter wonderland is just around the corner. And what better way to celebrate those long, cold nights than with warm and cozy quilts, pillows, shams, and other comforts? Our authors have ideas that will soon have home-decor accents […]

  10. How to sew in a zipper (and more) made sew easy + giveaway

    Posted by on July 3, 2012

    Are you a quilter who’s curious about sewing beyond the 1/4″ seam? Whether you’ve never had the opportunity to learn sewing essentials or simply forgot some sewing how-to skills, having the basics under your belt can open up possibilities for creativity, whether it be in home accents, accessories, clothing—even quilts! Case in point: zippers. How […]