Posts tagged ‘sewing’

Spring Quilt Market 2012: Modern Quilt Studio

{Weeks Ringle in the Modern Quilt Studio booth} Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr of Modern Quilt Studio have lots of exciting news. They have partnered with Andover Fabrics and will be releasing a line of fabric at Fall Market called Victorian Modern. Weeks described the line as pretty and soft with a hand-drawn feel. No [...]

Previews: Moda Summer-Fall Collections

I can’t wait till market to dive into the next season’s worth of fabric, can you? Well then let’s check out Moda, who has the next four month’s worth of collections viewable on their site now. ABC 123 by American Jane, out August 2012. And I’m not even done going crazy over School Days yet, are [...]

Blog Tour: Sewing MODKID Style by Patty Young

Designer Patty Young has further rounded out her already-impressive resume with her new book Sewing ModKid Style, published by Wiley Craft. I am excited to play hostess to her blog tour today. Now, there have been books about sewing for girls, but Patty’s is unique in that it focuses on sewing with knits for girls. [...]

Giveaway: Essential Sewing E-Course by Whipstitch

Whipstitch is a longtime friend and sponsor of True Up. Owner Deborah Moebes started out on Etsy, branched into a brick & mortar fabric store and sewing studio in Atlanta, GA, and recently authored the book Stitch by Stitch: Learning to Sew, One Project at a Time. She’s a very experienced sewing teacher, and you [...]

Blog Tour and Giveaway: Sew What You Love by Tanya Whelan

FreeSpirit fabric designer Tanya Whelan, of Grand Revival Design, is now an author too — her book Sew What You Love is fresh on store shelves. I welcome her today to introduce this unique sewing book, which, while infused with her clean, bright, sophisticated design sensibilities, offers an incredibly versatile selection of projects that can [...]

Ottobre on Etsy

Ottobre is a very highly regarded magazine of children’s clothing patterns. The Finnish company also publishes women’s clothing issues a couple times a year. If you’ve ever sewn with them or just flipped through, you’ve probably wondered about the great fabrics they use and figured that the apparel fabric stores in Finland must be amazing. [...]

Fabric Fives: Sarai Mitnick of Colette Patterns

I’m so thrilled to have Colette Patterns owner Sarai Mitnick stop by on the blog today to share her Fabric Fives. I got to meet her at Quilt Market and see her schoolhouse where she talked about her beautiful new book, The Colette Sewing Handbook. I learned several things: 1. That her name is pronounced [...]

Fabric Fives: Shelly Figueroa and Karen LePage

It goes without saying that options for boys when it comes to buying or sewing clothes are not nearly as cute or varied as they are for girls. That might still be true when it comes to the major stores and pattern companies, but in the past couple years companies like Patterns by Figgy’s have [...]

4-H Sewing Skills Progress Chart

I was never a 4H kid, though there were plenty of them in my semirural high school. (See this beautiful post by Alicia if you’re not familiar, or if 4H was a mysterious subculture to you as a youth!) I thought they were just about raising livestock, but apparently they promote a wide range of [...]