Posts tagged ‘interview’

Vintage Fabric Collectors Series: Cassi of The Crafty Crow and Bella Dia

Some of True Up’s favorite fabrics from Cassi’s collection Please tell the audience a little about yourself, where you live, your blog and shop if you have them, what you do when you’re not sewing … I’m Cassi, I’ve been blogging on my personal craft blog, Bella Dia, since 2004 and on my newest blog, [...]

Vintage Fabric Collector Series: Kate Kolstad of Cluttershop

Some of True Up’s favorites from Kate’s collection … see them all on Flickr Please tell the audience a little about yourself, where you live, your blog and shop if you have them, what you do when you’re not sewing. I’ve relocated temporarily to a cabin on a hill top on my family’s farm in [...]

Meet the Sponsors/Giveaway: Quilted Treasures

Two of the many tempting fat quarter bundles found at the Quilted Treasures Etsy shop: Cosmo Cricket’s Hey Sugar (left) and for-some-reason-hard-to-find-as-precut-packs Kona Cotton Solids (right) I would love to see more brick & mortar shops doing things the way Quilted Treasures does: catering to all tastes with a wide and well-thought-out inventory, and maintaining [...]

Meet the Sponsors/Giveaway: Fat Quarter Shop

Well it’s just turning out to be an Austin-themed day. I live ridiculously close to the Fat Quarter Shop‘s world HQ and have always been an fan of their well-designed online shop, though I’ve never met owner Kimberly Jolly face-to-face. And I probably won’t get to for a while, either, since she just gave birth [...]

Interview: Patty Young on Mezzanine

Patty Young is a busy woman. If you follow her on Twitter, you know that her days typically start very early, involve a lot of coffee, and are filled to the brim with Getting Things Done. (I’m not sure quite how she manages to get it all done, but I strongly suspect it’s the coffee.) [...]

Interview: Paula Prass on Summer Soirée

Mary Beth of Supafine, reporting. Images courtesy of Paula Prass” It would appear that Paula Prass has no need of sleep. In addition to her latest fabric line, Summer Soiree, for Michael Miller Fabrics (the follow-up to the striking Flights of Fancy), Paula also has a home decor line (called Paula Prass Designs) and a [...]

Interview: Jennifer Paganelli of Sis Boom

Jennifer Paganelli is the talent behind Sis Boom, a Connecticut-based “one-of-a-kind vintage products company.” In addition to the home accessories and apparel she designs (and helps others design through her frequent workshops), she has designed several fabric collections for FreeSpirit, including three that have been released so far this year. If you haven’t heard it [...]

Interview: Bari J. on Full Bloom

Bari J. Ackerman is a designer and the owner of Bari J. Handbags & Accessories, a shop selling original vintage-inspired bags, brooches, cell phone cozies, and belts. (There’s even a design-your-own option, which allows you to choose your own fabric.) Bari was the talk of Fall Quilt Market 2008 — or at least she was [...]

Sewing Machine Meme

This is my sewing machine self-interview for Sew, Mama, Sew!’s Sewing Machine Month. Great idea, ladies! What brand and model do you have? Janome 4612 Travelmate. I don’t know why it’s called a “travelmate,” it’s not particularly light or compact or anything … it does have a hard plastic cover, which is nice. How long [...]