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Snow Day Sew Day!

January 9, 2014 in General, News

Totally Stitchin': Snow Day Sew Day 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 ...

ReminiSEWing 2013

December 30, 2013 in General, News

Totally Stitchin': Don't forget to stretch! With 2013 coming to a close, I was thinking about the new year and what projects are in store for 2014! I As I was imagining new projects, I guess you could say I was reminiscing (which was a really hard word to spell...thank you Spell Check for your help) through the projects I posted from 2013. What a journey ...

Homemade Gifts are the Best!

February 21, 2013 in General

IMG_0108 My coworkers rock! They threw me a baby shower for my little Logan, expected arrival sometime late March! The gifts they gave me were homemade! So so sweet! I thought I would share them to inspire!   I was so impressed when I saw the teddy bear, besides the fact that it is so cute and snuggly, but, I wasn't sure how ...

Baby Shower T-shirt Quilt

December 3, 2012 in General

IMG_1557 My sister is expecting a boy in February and she is a cheer coach and her husband is a football coach, so, my mom and I thought it would be perfect to make a cute mini t-shirt quilt with shirts from their school for their little boy for those chilly Iowa football games! I sewed it last week with my ...

Technology Rocks!

October 23, 2012 in General, News

BLSOG_1_med I had the opportunity to work on the Baby Lock Ellisimo Gold, a sewing and embroidery machine, today! I will try not to use too many exclamation marks in this post, but, it was really exciting to play...I mean work...with this machine! Awesome would be an understatement!! It blows me away what these computerized sewing machines, especially the Ellisimo Gold, have ...

Halloween Costumes?

September 21, 2012 in General

M6105 Are you sewing or buying your Halloween costumes this year? If you're sewing them, what's on the project list? Any families doing some fun themes? Are you following a pattern or doing your own thing? As you finish them, we'd love to see what the Totally Stitchin' Community is sewing!! Did you know you can post pictures of projects you've ...

Oh, the things you can do with MonagramWorks!

August 27, 2012 in Find It / Buy It, General

il_570xN.290846564 Designer's Gallery's computer program MonogramWorks is great! Not only do you get 44 monogram fonts and several other frames and embellishments with the program, you also get on screen computer display, lots of layout flexibility, as well as, design combination, and other options like resize, rotate, and mirror! Below is a 1-year-old onesie that I made using MonogramWorks! I bought the ...

Bubble Quilts are Cute!

August 14, 2012 in General

IMG_1019 I have never even seen a bubble quilt and just came across this tutorial this morning on how to sew one. Is that not super cute?!! I bet babies love these things! Of course, it looks really fun to make as well! :D The tutorial and picture come from a crafty blogger's site: http://www.awaitingada.com/2012/06/bubble-quilt.html

More Fabric Savvy

August 6, 2012 in Find It / Buy It, General, Tips & Tricks

077777 I know I've mentioned this book before, but, I think it is a must-have for a seamstress who works with many different fabrics! I love it; it's been so helpful! Sandra Betzina's More Fabric Savvy offers expert advice, tips, fun facts and fabric information on several different types of fabric. When I was in fashion school, it just happened to be ...
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Fabulous Fabric

July 24, 2012 in General

Heaven.Helsinki_Bnr I could literally spend hours on end browsing through fabric. Whether it's at my local shop or across the web, I easily get lost in the potential projects I could make with it all. Fabric with vibrant colors and interesting patterns appeal to me most, so I was immediately drawn to these collections: This Scandinavian-inspired collection by Patty Young is her ...