Posts tagged ‘sewing’

Blog Tour: Sewing in a Straight Line by Brett Bara

I’m a fan of Brett Bara‘s Sewing 101 posts on Design*Sponge (this color spectrum pouf is probably my favorite), so I was excited to hear about her book Sewing in a Straight Line. Her talents go beyond sewing, though: she’s also a hostess of the show Knit and Crochet Now and the former Editor in [...]

Vintage Folk Twill

These are vintage twill curtains that I bought from a thrift store years ago (and debated at the time whether I liked the print enough to buy it — crazy lady!). Now I love how it’s Penn-Dutch folky but a little less sweet/a little more wild than usual midcentury folk prints. I recently turned some [...]

The Great Knit Fabric Experiment

{ Harmony Art‘s knit prints }   I have to admit, though I have a few yards of it in my stash, I’ve never sewn with knits in my life. But Stitch Simple‘s recent Great Knit Fabric Experiment is getting me motivated. If you aren’t already familiar with Stitch Simple, it’s an online shop offering [...]

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 [...]

True Up Follow Up!

{ Some nicely ripped fabric from my stash. } My post from a few weeks back Do You True Up? garnered lots of great feedback (both in the comments and via email), and I learned a thing or two, so I wanted to post a follow-up. One big surprise for me was that it sounds [...]

Do You True Up?

This blog will turn three years old in just a couple months, and I haven’t yet written a post about the sewing term after which this site is named — trueing up. For shame! Well, let’s make up for lost time. “True up” means means to make balanced, straight, square. In sewing, it means to [...]

Blog Tour/Giveaway: Crafting a Meaningful Home by Meg Mateo Ilasco

Crafting a Meaningful Home by Meg Mateo Ilasco STC Craft, 2010 Now, this is a bit of a departure for this all-fabric, all-the-time blog, but I am such a fan of Meg Mateo Ilasco‘s work, including her paper and textile goods and her previous books Craft, Inc. and Creative, Inc. that I couldn’t pass up [...]

Blog Tour/Giveaway: Little Girls, Big Style by Mary Abreu

Little Girls, Big Style by Mary Abreu Stash Books/ C&T, 2010 Today we welcome the awesome Mary Abreu, who writes the blog Confessions of a Craft Addict and just had her first book, Little Girls, Big Style come out with Stash Books (an imprint of C&T). Mary and I have hung out a number of [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2010 – FreeSpirit – Anna Maria Horner

Since Innocent Crush has been in stores for a few weeks now and Anna Maria has written all about it (including this comprehensive intro to velveteen) on her blog, I hope I’m not too late to the party with this post! Hopefully I can add to your knowledge of the line. Like, you knew that [...]