February 28, 2014 in Projects
Simple tab top blackout curtains! Here we go...
-To find out how much fabric you need, measure the length that you would like and add 6.5" (for the hem) then, double that amount for 2 panels. Then, add a 1/2 yard for the tabs.
-For Blackout fabric, you'll need only the length of the curtain x 2 if you are doing 2 ...
February 21, 2014 in News
We're so excited to announce that Baby Lock is a platinum sponsor for QuiltCon 2015! The fun-filled modern quilting conference is presented by The Modern Quilt Guild, and we cannot wait to be a part of this amazing event.
The event may still be a year away, but don't fret! There will be tons of fun leading up to the conference, including ...
February 20, 2014 in Tips & Tricks
I just recently had some sewing students request to learn how to sew satin binding onto a baby blanket...and, though I had sewn many a binding, I had never tried out the pre-made satin binding. So, I got to experiment for baby Griffin!
Bah! I love it so much! There are many tutorials out there, but, here is the one I ...
February 10, 2014 in News
There seems to be a lot of things blossoming in the sewing industry, and I wanted to share a few things that have caught my eye recently. Feel free to share fun things I may have missed in the comments!
1. New Book
Modkid Summer Fun by Patty Young
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American Girl and other 18-inch dolls are all the rage right ...
January 28, 2014 in Projects
It's finally here, the how-to-make-this-pillow tutorial!
For this pillow, you'll need:
- A 16" x 16" square cut fabric for the pillow front (I made a 15" x 15" finished pillow...so, if you do a larger or smaller pillow, just add an inch to the width and length to cut your fabric measurements)
- For a Centered Zipper (follow link to tutorial), you'll need ...
January 22, 2014 in Tips & Tricks
So, now we're going to tackle the invisible zipper (you'll need an invisible zipper about 1" shorter than your cut fabric measurement...so, if I cut my fabric 16" x 16", I'm going to look for a 15" invisible zipper...you can also get a longer one and shorten it)! Last week, I showed you how to do a centered zipper with ...
January 9, 2014 in General, News
Am I right? Have you had any snow days recently? What are you making? Tell us in the comments section or post a picture on our Totally Stitchin' Facebook Page! We always love to see what people are making!
We just had several snow days here in the STL region as we got somewhere around a foot of snow, give or ...