Textile Stew: 3/28/11

Denyse Schmidt has a new quilting pattern with McCall’s based on her Spool quilt.

The Project Selvage deadline has passed, but there are two weeks left to submit a pattern for the Steven Alan Pattern Design Challenge on Threadless.

Ever Kelly has great tips for sewing felt.

And over on BurdaStyle, a nice detailed article on How to Buy a Vintage Sewing Machine, by Mr. Male Pattern Boldness.

Tutorial for making a cyanotype print on fabric, from Christine Schmidt of Yellow Owl Workshop (I want her book!).

Via Julia: Riley Blake is giving away three gorgeous Electra Beach Cruisers and, of course, fabric and lots more! Just submit a photo of projects you’ve created with Riley Blake fabrics to enter. The apparel contest runs now through 5/25; quilts 6/15-8/17; and home dec 9/7 through 11/9. Details here.

This is pretty cool: The Seam Allowance Guide, an attachment for your scissors to add seam allowances to patterns without laborious measuring and marking. It’s coming soon — sign up on their website to be notified of when they are available for shipping.


  1. Kelly says:

    Thanks for the mention, Kim! The cyanotype tutorial looks amazing. (Hello Constellation scarf?!) I think I need that book, too. :-)

  2. Diane says:

    Happened to be looking at the Denyse Schmidt pattern on the McCall’s website, and it’s on sale for $1.88 until this Thursday, 3/31. That was too good of a deal to pass up, I just had to share!