Posts tagged ‘sewing’

Fall Quilt Market 2010 – FreeSpirit/Westminster – Amy Butler

Did I say that Echino was probably the most-photographed display? Certainly that honor has to go to Amy Butler. This season her award-winning booth was devoted to her new fabric collection Soul Blossoms (which is just hitting stores now), two new sewing patterns (the Reversible Sunday Sling Bag and the Oval Patchy Pillow, which also [...]

Review: Wee Wonderfuls: 24 Dolls to Sew and Love

This is part II of Hillary Lang’s blog tour. See here for part I, the giveaway! — Kim K. Wee Wonderfuls: 24 Dolls to Sew and Love by Hillary Lang STC Craft, 2010 If, like me, you’re one of the legions of longtime fans of crafting blogger/goddess Hillary Lang and her influential work at Wee [...]

Textile Stew: 9/30/10

Jessica’s roundup of people that have copied her Amusement Park fabrics made me kind of ill. I’m jealous of Blempgorf’s latest vintage fabric score. Makes me wish I could make it to Antique Weekend in Round Top, TX this week, but I’ll have to wait till the spring show. This quilt is just extraordinary, and [...]

Blog Tour: Deborah Moebes on Stitch by Stitch

I always knew Deborah Moebes was a powerhouse, but lately her empire has grown exponentially! Her shop Whipstitch Fabrics was one of the first major fabric shops on Etsy. She recently went from teaching sewing classes at Atlanta’s Beehive Co-op to opening her own brick-and-mortar shop and sewing lounge (also called Whipstitch). For the locals [...]

Review: Sewing Bits & Pieces: 35 Projects Using Fabric Scraps

Sewing Bits and Pieces: 35 Projects Using Fabric Scraps by Sandi Henderson, Wiley Books, 2010 If you sew, then you have them. You have loads of them, and maybe you know what to do with them, and maybe you don’t. Either way, Sewing Bits & Pieces: 35 Projects Using Fabric Scraps, the first book from [...]

Textile Stew: 9/8/10

Central Texans! Here’s something to look forward to after being soaked by Hermine. The Austin Area Quilt Guild Show is September 17-19. It has moved to the Palmer Events Center so you know it’s going to be the biggest and best one ever. And Malka is one of the vendors! If you’d like a pair [...]

Textile Stew: 8/25/10

Two cool things happening tomorrow (8/26/10): Spoonflower’s second Free Swatch Day starts at noon EST and runs through noon the next day. Details here. And if you’re anywhere near Berlin, don’t miss this Organic Cotton Info Event co-sponsored by Volksfaden. Details here. – And speaking of Spoonflower, Rayela’s Fiber Focus has posted a tutorial by [...]

Review: Craft Challenge: Dozens of Ways to Repurpose a Tea Towel

Craft Challenge: Dozens of Ways to Repurpose a Tea Towel by Nathalie Mornu, Lark Books, 2010 With so many sewing books currently on the market, and even more free tutorials available online, it is getting increasingly difficult for authors to distinguish themselves and earn some coveted space on your (or my) bookshelf. But Nathalie Mornu [...]

New Release Tuesday

New Release Tuesday is my weekly roundup of new fabric sightings. These fresh arrivals have started to arrive in fabric shops and are ready to buy. Retailers, as always, if you carry any of these collections, let us know in the comments.   The carnival print from Kokka was probably my single most favorite print [...]