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  • Introducing Allie Olson from Indiesew

    Dec 29 | Board & Contributors | | with No Comments

    Allie Olson from Indiesew is up next with a post to get you excited about sewing for yourself in the new year! First learn more about Allie and Indiesew...
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  • Year-End Fabric and Pattern Clearance Sales!

    Dec 26 | Products & Books, Sponsors + Partners | | with No Comments

    If you've been hard at work making sure everyone in your family has a lovely holiday season, it might just be time to give yourself a little love and indulge in some wonderful fabric at a great price! Many of our sponsors are trying to clear their shelves before they have to do year-end inventory, so they are having amazing sales! Don't miss these great deals on beautiful fabric and patterns!
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  • Cast Your Vote: Favorite Fabric Collections of 2014

    Dec 25 | Sewing Trends | | with 11 Comments

    Fabric was our start here at Sew Mama Sew, and fabric remains our true love. 2014 was an amazing year for beautiful prints, on a wide variety of substrates (albeit tried-and-true quilting cotton remained at the forefront.) We asked our social media followers and fabric shop sponsors to nominate their favorite collections of the year. Which fabric collections were your favorite? Vote for up to 10!
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  • Cast Your Vote: Favorite Clothing Pattern Designers of 2014

    Dec 24 | Sewing Trends | | with 9 Comments

    What a year for indie garment patterns! Wonderful new designers, great new patterns, improved techniques, better testing--who would have guessed that the industry would grow so quickly and so greatly?! There were so many wonderful pattern choices this year that in July we posted one great pattern a day, and actually had a hard time narrowing it down to 31 of our favorites! To come up with our poll, we asked our social media followers and our fabric shop sponsors to nominate their favorite garment pattern designers of 2014. Who are your favorites? Vote for up to FIVE!
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  • Cast Your Vote: Favorite Quilt Pattern Designers of 2014

    Dec 23 | Sewing Trends | | with 12 Comments

    Many of our favorite quilt designers released new patterns in 2014--some for the first time and others as part of their on-going business. Paper piecing was a big trend this year, as were modern twists on traditional designs. The unique patterns by these talented quilters inspired us, motivated us, and helped us improve our skills. We're grateful for their hard work and dedication. Who was your favorite quilt pattern designer of 2014? Vote for 3!
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  • Winter Sewing Trends with Kelley

    Dec 22 | Sewing Inspiration, Sewing Trends | | with No Comments

    We have another look at sewing trends in the online sewing community with Kelley Gilbert from Casa Crafty. Here's a little of what's out there beyond the rush of gift making!...
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  • Cast Your Vote: Favorite Sewing + Quilting Books of 2014

    Dec 22 | Books, Sewing Trends | | with 22 Comments

    2014 was a great year for sewing! We truly feel like the quality of patterns and books has improved tremendously in the past few years, and talented, modern fabric designers have reached their stride. The hard work and creative energies of these great designers and writers makes it easier for us to make and grow as sewists and quilters. We thought it would be fun to end the year with a few polls, so we surveyed our social media followers as well as our fabric shop sponsors for nominees. Please join us this week for 4 polls in which we choose our favorite quilting books, clothing pattern designers, quilt pattern designers, and fabric collections. Up first, our favorite sewing and quilting books! Cast your vote for up to 5 books!
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  • Icicle Star Paper Pieced Block

    Dec 19 | Featured Post, Quilting, Sewing Tutorials + Patterns | | with 9 Comments

    To celebrate her new Start Foundation Paper Piecing class and to get you excited about paper piecing Elizabeth designed this Icicle Star, a festive foundation paper pieced block with both 6” and 12” finished block templates. You can download the PDF and use the block for any size project, from table runners and pillows to quilts!...
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