Archive for February, 2007

  • Pattern Review ~ Bias Cut 1-Yard Apron

    Feb 28 | Products, Sewing Inspiration | | with 1 Comment

    Pattern Bias Cut One-Yard Apron ~ Decades of Style Description Flapper style bias cut apron with reversible option in one adult size and one child size. Materials Main Fabric: 1 yard Contrast Fabric (optional): 1 yard Finishing: 7 1/2 yds. Bias trim or 1/4 to 1/3 yard fabric to make bias tape Overall Design and […]
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  • Introduction ~ Georgia

    Feb 28 | Contributors | | with Comments Off on Introduction ~ Georgia

    Updated 6/09: I’m Georgia from Puking Pastilles! I am a homeschooling, stay at home mom of four little ones (7, 5, 3, and 2) with one more on the way in August. We’ve been calling him “Cinco” because we can’t decide on a name. Any help would in that department would be greatly appreciated! After […]
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  • Pattern Reviews

    Feb 28 | Etc... | | with Comments Off on Pattern Reviews

    Over then next couple of weeks, we’ll be introducing our pattern reviewers, and posting their reviews.  They’ve really done a lot of work and made some fabulous things.  I hope you find the reviews helpful.  We’re open for suggestions.
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  • And the gift certificate goes too…

    Feb 27 | Contests & Giveaways | | with 2 Comments

    We took all the names of our Flickr group contributors and threw them into a hat. This month’s winner of a $25 gift certificate to Sew,Mama,Sew! is Carolyn of Laughing Duck. Just look at some of her beautiful quilts! She has a very lovely blog and an etsy shop too. Congratulations, Carolyn! Carolyn’s Gee’s Bend- […]
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  • And the fat quarters go to….

    Feb 27 | Contests & Giveaways | | with Comments Off on And the fat quarters go to….

    Chosing the winners of our fat quarter packs is harder than imagined.  This week we’ve picked the altruistic crafters.  The first is Kay who makes quilts and stockings for Ronald McDonald house.  She was nominated by her friend Sonja. The second is Naomi who also quilts for charity. She was nominated by her sister Georgia. Congratulations to these generous women! For those […]
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  • Free Fabric Friday

    Feb 23 | Contests & Giveaways | | with 21 Comments

    This week we’re giving away two packs of 8 fat quarters from our black and white selection of fabrics.  There’s an Alexander Henry Your Numbers, some Follow Your Imagination, a couple of Michael Miller black and whites, and a few others.     If you want one of these packs, tell us what you’d do […]
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  • And the winners are….

    Feb 19 | Contests & Giveaways | | with 2 Comments

    Thank you all for your heartfelt pleas for free fabric.  The first winner is Jo, who cracked me up when she remembered her good manners mid-post.  The second winner is the Haphazard Knitter, who was nominated by Jan at Be*mused. Do not give up!  We’ll do Free Fabric Friday this week too.
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  • Sewing Resource–Martha Pullen discussion

    Feb 18 | Sewing + Quilting Tips | | with 1 Comment

    I have a whole folder full of online sewing resources I’ll share with you.  I’ll pull out the gem first.  Do you know Martha Pullen? She does the heirloom sewing show on PBS and also puts out Sew Beautiful magazine.  Now these kinds of projects are not really my thing, but let me tell you, […]
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  • SMS Sewing Tip #2–Pressing NOT Ironing

    Feb 18 | Sewing + Quilting Tips | | with 2 Comments

    This has been an issue that has come up a few times in my interactions this week, so I thought I’d mention it here….If you really pay attention to your pattern instructions, you know that you should (often not always) press open your seams. Â Pressing means that you should put your iron down and lift it up.  Do […]
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  • Free Fabric Friday

    Feb 17 | Contests & Giveaways | | with 9 Comments

    We’ll see who’s out there this weekend… We’re giving away 2 packs of seven fat quarters from Moda’s Uptown collection to 2 deserving crafters.  Tell us who it should be!  You?  A friend?  A favorite blogger?  Leave us a comment. This completely subjective contest will close Sunday night and we’ll announce the winners on Monday.  […]
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  • Denyse Schmidt’s New Fabric

    Feb 13 | Products | | with 6 Comments

    Look at this preview of Denyse Schmidt’s up-coming collection, Katie Jump Rope. Denyse talks about it over at Quilter’s Buzz.  (It goes without saying that we’ll be carrying this, right? )  Amazing. 
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  • Pattern Review ~ Busy Bias Apron

    Feb 9 | Products, Sewing Inspiration | | with 2 Comments

    Pattern Busy Bias Apron Pattern from Paisley Pincushion Description Reversible bias cut apron in 2 sizes for women and 2 sizes for children Materials (Women’s Size B 8–12) Main Fabric: 1 5/8 yds. Contrast Fabric: 1 5/8 yds. Trim: 7 1/2 yds. (I used Wright’s Jumbo Rick Rack) 4 Buttons I also used about 1/3 […]
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