Free Fabric Friday

on March 11 | in Contests & Giveaways | by | with 887 Comments

More beautiful fabric arrived this week:

Modern Meadow by Joel Dewberry

Dresden Plate from Classic Cottons

Hey, have you found us on Facebook?Β  We post all kinds of interesting things, from our favorite fabrics to great tutorials we’ve discovered to sewn projects that we love.

This week we’ll give away one yard of fabric to 5 people.Β  Tell us what you’d like to see on the blog in the future.Β  Have a great weekend!

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  1. Sandy H says:

    Love what you are doing and I love to check out your goodies. I am always looking for new and easy ways to quilt, so, I would love to see more tuts…………

  2. Kelly says:

    I’d like to see some info on hangable wall art… preferably with fabrics. I just bought some canvases and fabrics and don’t know what to do now! All of your fabrics look amazing!

  3. Kimberly S. says:

    I’m fairly new to the blog, so I’m not sure what I would like to see in the future. I’ve appreciated the reviews of patterns, so keep that up! πŸ™‚ A couple of people have mentioned this and I agree: Tutorials are great – not only clothing, but other things (bags, unique pillows, etc).

  4. Tracy says:

    I love your tutorials. I love gift ideas especially. And maybe some easy throw pillow variations?

  5. Teri Money says:

    I love the cotton swatches, they remind me of the 1930’s fabric, I just love that era of cloth.

  6. Paula says:

    I would love to see some beginner garment making tutorials. I’m a quilter and garment patterns just intimidate me!

  7. Dempsey says:

    I’d like more um… I don’t know! All of them are great as is!

  8. Robyn says:

    I would like to see tutorials on re-purposing thrift store clothing

  9. cleo says:

    wow! what gorgeous fabrics!! Great site .. would love to see clothing for boys .. not just little toddlers but for 5-8 year old age group, as the things that you do find for boys tend to be for the little guys. I would also love to see a equipment review… things from irons to cutters, types of threads etc … oooh how about a good explanation about the different types of needles for sewing machines, it took me ages to understand the differences and a reference would be great.

  10. Annette says:

    TUTORIALS!!! Love! Love! Love Them! and maybe also some great tips/definitions for beginning sewers…..maybe tricks on how to deal with sewing machines that get stuck, eat your fabric, trouble shooting…. you know. πŸ™‚

  11. janimal says:

    Free tutorials and patterns for beginners. Hard to kno what patterns won’t be overwhelming.

  12. Andrea says:

    Wow – what great suggestions! I too would like some more beginner tips, and would also love more history/introductions to influential textile artists current and historical, from the U.S. and around the world. I’m interested in the ways different kinds of textile traditions have influenced one another over time and place.

  13. Maeve says:

    Love your site – look at this one first! Tutorials are fabulous for all of us. Would like to have some easy ones we could use when sewing items for sale for charitable causes. Most artists do not want us to use their patterns (understandably!) for this purpose, as it is a way of making a living for them. So we need some we can use for special purposes. Themes each month are fabulous. You can’t really improve on a site that is already so super!

  14. Celeste says:

    I agree about beginning sewing tutorials. For example, I’d love to see something about finishing garments from a very basic perspective. Sometimes it’s the most obvious things that are the hardest to learn, since no one seems to talk about them.

  15. sewlindaann says:

    Your site is one of the first ones I look for, it’s comprehensive and diverse. I love the tutorials, designer interviews, focus months on particular items, the giveaways. I just found the picture group on the connect with us tab. I think it would be interesting to add a “quilt block history month”, the “hop” that Pat Sloan and her group did with prizes was fun because we got lots of ideas and learned about people.

  16. flora says:

    what beautiful fabrics! I’d love to see more book reviews! thanks

  17. Jane says:

    I’m not sure what I would like to see on the blog, there are so many tutorials I have almost always found what I’m looking for. Maybe some more basic sewing tutorials, to move us beginner sewers along the way, trying those things that scare us like zips, and other more complicated sewing techniques. Sometimes I don’t want to practice these difficult techniques with an actual project for fear I’ll stuff it up, but want to practice first a number of times so I’m more confident when it comes to trickier projects.

  18. Laurie says:

    I love your tutorials they are great projects to do and I always learn something new. Keep up the good work. Thanks for the giveaway.

  19. Marie says:

    I’d love to see more examples of finished projects as inspiration for how to use complex fabric patterns, as well as how to create attractive pattern combinations. There are so many beautiful fabric patterns available, I just never know how to combine them!! Also, you can never have too many tutorials! πŸ™‚

  20. Michelle C. says:

    I’d love to see some ideas for sewing for boys. I just learned that I’m having another son, and sometimes it seems like all the babies and kids patterns out there are for girls!

  21. Allie says:

    I have to agree with another comment that I just read… how about more fast, easy gift ideas that don’t require a lot of time to stitch up? I love all the tutorials, so thank you for every one of them!!!

  22. Lynn D. says:

    Small project tutorials

  23. Rosa in the Antipodes says:

    I’d like to see more vintage stuff being re-used in a creative way, like lace, fabric apliques etc I love this blog and I always find amazing things to try when my toddles are having a nap.

  24. Maria says:

    I’d love to see more examples of things to make for boys. And tutorials are always fun πŸ™‚

  25. Maria says:

    I’d love to see examples of what to make for boys. There are so many girly prints and colors, that the ideas i come up with myself always end up being too sweet for my little nephew. So, give me inspiration πŸ™‚

  26. Carol says:

    Your fabric selections are always great. The stores around me do not carry the bright, cheerful prints that make such great totes and baby quilts. I love the inspirations. Super job!
    I seem to be collecting jelly rolls, but not using them up – maybe ideas to incorporate them with some focus fabrics?

  27. Jenny says:

    I love quick and easy project tutorials. Thanks for the giveaway!

  28. Patricia says:

    Love tutorials. Also aprons, baby items, and general sewing help.

  29. Katie says:

    Could you do a tutorial/tips on reading patterns? How to keep track of everything, what all the markings mean. I’m a beginner, and they’ve given me a headache trying to figure it all out.

    A general description of fabric types would be great, tooÒ€”what’s lawn? broadcloth? poplin? What is best to use for what kinds of projects, like a tote bag? a sundress? a flowy skirt?

    Maybe all this could be rolled into a series for beginners. Thanks for all you do on this site!

  30. Heather says:

    I’d love to see more tutorials and pattern reviews on clothing – even bags – and some tips on techniques like lining and unlined pattern, etc.

  31. Elizabeth says:

    I would love to see a tutorial on designing your own sewing patterns.

  32. Amy says:

    I would like to see more of the same. You do a great job. Thanks for all the fun tutorials!

  33. Jodie says:

    I love tutorials but also general sewing tips and lessons. Simple things like zippers and buttons and also how to choose fabrics for a project. I never seem to be able to find the right combination.

  34. Erin says:

    I’d love to see more women’s clothing tutorials or creative re-purposing tutorials. Thanks for doing such a great job archiving old posts. I love to go back through and find projects I missed the first time around or forget about.

  35. elizabeth says:

    Tutorials of course! But also clear instructions on pattern alterations, instruction on how to create your own patterns by measuring your subject. Maybe fabric and pattern match-up suggestions…hmmmm I could keep dreaming and dreaming!

  36. Moira says:

    I’m making a baby quilt for my best friend and this would be a great addition πŸ™‚

  37. ana says:

    Technique tutorials please!

  38. Jennifer P says:

    Well I love following along with all of the valuable information you already have. I sometimes fall behind because you guys pack so much AWESOMENESS in here! πŸ™‚ So I really don’t have anything else I can come up with. Just keep doing what you already do!

  39. I’m a new follower and have been loving all of the tutorials! I’m not quite sure what to suggest at this point since I am such a newbie and haven’t seen everything yet..but I would love to win the fabric though. thanks. patti

  40. I would love to see more sewing projects on projects you can wear – with the help of tutorials, is possible for a beginner – Thanks love the blog and all the creative info!

  41. One yard projects or some upcycling projects?

  42. Trinity says:

    I would love to see info on other popular Flickr sewing pools and the Flickr sewing community in general. It is such a vastly growing area that I think it deserves attention!

    And may I add just how much I adore Modern Meadow!?!

  43. happy says:

    I’d like to see member’s creation, please…
    thank you

  44. Kathy says:

    I’d love to see more easy “one yard wonders” for beginners.

  45. April says:

    Book and pattern reviews! There are too many to chose from and you’d be a trusted source for reviews.

  46. Chacoy says:

    love the fabrics;}

    i would love to see more tutorials, i know there are quiet a few but i can’t seem to get enough!

    thanks for the opprotunity!

  47. Summer says:

    First, I love all the tutorials! I’d like to see more home-decor projects! Thanks – I read you every day!

  48. corinne says:

    i’d love to see an entry about interfacings – the types and the usage. also, i’d still love it if there was a self drafting patterns for children month. oh! and posts about how to sew knits – without a serger.

  49. Kelsey says:

    I would love more chidren’s attire, especially for little boys, tutorials. I have a young boy who loves handmade shirts, pants, and his favorite-golf shorts! Keep up the good work!

  50. regina says:

    Modern Meadow is gorgeous! I craft on a very tight budget -so would love to see some ideas on how to “stretch” a yard of focus fabric into a bigger project and still have it have that WOW factor.

  51. Rebecca says:

    I’d love to see some finished summer outfits like sundresses and short sets (for boys too!) in some of the designer and current fabric lines you have.

  52. DebbieKL says:

    I love all the tutorials! I have a few weddings to attend this year, so I’d love to see some tutorials for womens or kids wedding attire!

  53. Helen says:

    Ideas for Spring decorating!

  54. Lita says:

    Quick & easy (& inexpensive!) gift ideas! Sheesh, I want everything, right?!!!

  55. Katy says:

    I love the fabric? I would love to see more clothing tutorials and favorite patterns for clothing for children and adults.
    I make alot of crafts as gifts and would like to re-learn how to make clothing so I can make those as gifts too!

  56. I’d love to see how to pick colorways for a quilt, that are NOT in the same designer line.

  57. Love your tutorials. Love your fabrics.

  58. Mary Ann says:

    Great fabric! I love all the small quick projects that you have. I’m always looking for small projects to do and I’ve found many on SMS. Keep up the wonderful ideas.

  59. I’m loving your blog as it is…
    I’m looking for tutorials for boy things that aren’t overly cutsie (I have a two-year-old), and tutorials to make skirts/summer dresses for myself. Anything for a beginning sewer is a plus, because I’m still such a rookie!

  60. Tracy says:

    I would love to see more downloadable patterns ;O} Great site! Thanks

  61. Cary says:

    Spring and summer home decorating items would be great.

  62. mamalang says:

    I love everything…I dunno how you could make it better!

  63. alli b says:

    i really loved the fat quarter projects! more things like that would be great.

    alli b

  64. Andrea says:

    More things for little boys!

  65. Jen says:

    I would love to see more tutorials for clothing, whether adult or child. Maybe refashioning too…

  66. Sian says:

    love it! I’d love to see stuff about ‘useful’ sewing, maybe some mending/hemming/alteration tutorials? I know it’s kind of boring…

  67. V Reed says:

    Gorgeous fabric! I’d love to see more tutorials and more sewing tips. I love reading tips, but seeing them used in practice would be even better.

  68. Vintagefern says:

    I love the simple tutorials! Things that are quick and wasy to make.

  69. Sheena says:

    What pretty fabrics! I am a beginning sewer and am so excited to make all sorts of fun stuff for my 6 month old son and the rest of our family!!

  70. Amy says:

    I’d love to see a lot of craft projects organized by purpose or occasion: Christmas crafts, baby gifts, etc. Thanks!

  71. jm says:

    A tutorial for binding a circle or other odd shape.

  72. Shelly says:

    I would love a series on dresses (like Made by Rae’s Spring Top week, but with dresses). I would love a couple of tutorials for simple dresses, more pattern reviews, and instruction regarding choosing fabric so I can have the appropriate drape and darting.

  73. Andrea says:

    I would love more spring and summer inspired patterns and tutorials like dresses and picnic blankets.

  74. Sheri says:

    I enjoy tutorials and articles on organizing supplies, projects in progress and crafting spaces.

  75. sharon says:

    More clothing patterns for adults. I find there are lots of patterns for the babes and kids, which is great, but more for us old gals would be appreciated! Thanks Sharonj.

  76. Lauren says:

    Instead of photo and text tutorials, maybe some video tutorials would be helpful. Also, a list of upcoming shows and classes around the country by area!

  77. LD says:

    I’d love to see easy quick projects for the home. Coasters, runners, pillows, towels, etc. all compiled together.

  78. alison says:

    More pattern reviews, please! They are so helpful! πŸ™‚

  79. Beth Ellen says:

    I just did a quilt along from the blog “I have to say”, and I really enjoyed it. I wouold love to have more tips on Machine quilting–I just did my first one, and I was not so good at keeping the stitch length consistent when free motion quilting.

  80. Ramona says:

    I love all your tutorials! I am interesting in repurposing things. I have lovely old embroidered items I would love to re use. I have some thoughts but would love more.

  81. Marlena says:

    I would love to see spring and summer clothes trends for children. I am the sew mama sews for kids right now. Thanks.

  82. loretta says:

    What about some plus sized sewing that is cute.

  83. urbanhen says:

    I’d love to hear more about working with knits for summer kids’ clothing!

  84. beverly says:

    i love the tutorials. perhaps more clothes tutorials?
    i also love the book & pattern reviews. thanks!

  85. Annie Smith says:

    How about more ideas for Jelly rolls and Layer cakes?

  86. Carrie L says:

    I don’t think I’ve scratched the surface of your site, so I’m probably not qualified to say what else I’d like to see! I really like all the tutorials, though. Thanks!

  87. Pattij says:

    I would love more tutorials. Not that I need more stuff to drool over! Love the fabric!

  88. SmilynStef says:

    I’m a paper crafter, but I love reading your blog for inspiration … keep those awesome patterns and color combinations coming.

  89. emily says:

    I would love to know more about photographing items, i can never seem to get a really good pic…love the modern meadow Oak in sunglow is awesome! thanks for the giveaway!

  90. Ellen says:

    The fabrics here are beautiful. You guys are doing a great job. I love the tutorials and guest blogers. Maybe advice of photography work and making tutorials would be helpful for us whanabees.

  91. Mary M says:

    A tool help section… I see a lot of different tools in the stores and not sure when I would use them. Especially all the different ruler shapes. Off to find you on FB.

  92. tscd says:

    I would love to see some tutorials and some beginner level sewing projects!

  93. bonnie says:

    this is hard as I think you provide so much now. I have gotten so many great ideas from this site and the giveaways are great. How about ornament of the month, or a monthly series on sewing room accessories.

  94. Francis C. Moore says:

    How about some of your favorite hints for sewing and quilting.

  95. Val Miller says:

    I love pattern reviews and tutorials, and the focus on summer shirts and dresses would be fantastic!! I always love whatever the focus is!!

  96. Holly says:

    Love your site! I would like to see some funky items for teens.

  97. DianeM says:

    I’d like to see a feature on miniature quilts…full-sized patterns reduced proportionately down to mini size πŸ™‚
    Smiles, DianeM

  98. Kristina says:

    I would love to see some tutorials for little boys!

  99. Carol says:

    Like a lot of people. I love the tutorials. Particularly crafty things and things for the house!

  100. Krista says:

    I’d like to see some projects and sewing tips using double gauze fabric. Thanks.

  101. carmel says:

    i love your blog just the way it is!
    i love all the great tutorials

  102. Diana says:

    Reviews on sewing tools & products, and you can never have too many tutorials.

  103. Mama24Monkeys says:

    I just bought a new sewing machine and had such a hard time gathering information on different machines. I would have loved to find one place that had sewing machine information for the major brands. In my search I came across so many women wishing the same thing.
    kbsteuber at yahoo dot com

  104. Joanna says:

    I’d love to see more crafty ideas and tutorials!!^^

  105. Beal says:

    I like the pattern reviews. Maybe have some stuff for men, too?

  106. Alyssa says:

    I’m not sure what to suggest seeing as you already cover everything. I guess some new spring/summer fashions/pattern reviews.

  107. lovely fabrics! I love seeing what other people have done with a project or pattern – always very inspiring!

  108. Freda says:

    I would love to see tutorials for bags and other spring accessories

  109. kirsten says:

    I’d love to see some more pattern reviews, love those, and adult dress patterns. I love a good dress!! Man that new fabric is gorgeous. πŸ™‚

  110. Sam says:

    I would love maybe a tool of the month demonstration. Maybe a quilt ruler that uses strips, or the chenille method. Those things are always so fascinating to me.

  111. Marissa says:

    I love the tutorials! I would love to see more! I am constantly inspired!!

  112. Jennifer says:

    I would like to see more about the fabric designers and if possible a Q&A write up about them.

  113. Angi Wood says:

    notions, trim, and fabric organizational ideas…I NEED THEM!

  114. Bags & Dresses. Summer is coming.

  115. Erin Zackey says:

    oo, lovely! I too love tutorial, especially simple ones with gift ideas for kids. πŸ™‚

  116. Erin says:

    Links for readers to find local quilt shops/classes/quilting groups, etc.

  117. I am addicted to all the wonderful tutorials on your site, so I say bring on more tuts..toddler girl clothing, purses, crafts, adult clothing, upcycled items..everything!!!

  118. ika says:

    it will be so great if you can post something about refashion,fabric recycle. something like what you can do with old t-shirt,old shirt,etc.

  119. Lexi Lucas says:

    Fabulous fabric! I would like more boy clothing ideas for older boys, say 6-12years. Awesome blog.

  120. Meg says:

    I would really like to see more great tutorials!

  121. alicia says:

    i would like to see more ideas & tutorials for men. theres always tons of ideas for women and girls, but its hard to find good guy ideas.

    a themed month full of guy ideas would be the best!

  122. Lisa says:

    It seems SMS always features innovative content and fresh ideas. I am so humbled, it hardly seems right for me to suggest ideas. My favorite features have been handsewing, scrap busting and fat quarter, half yard or one yard projects. Also time savers, gift ideas, quick projects (2 hour, half day and that type of thing – which is difficult because of varying skill levels). I suppose that’s just keep on doing the good work! : ) Love you just the way you are…

  123. Mindy says:

    I would love to see:
    information on drafting patterns
    Old fashioned smocking with the dots or on gingham
    ideas for teaching kids to sew

  124. Micmacker says:

    Reviews on sewing tools & products, and you can never have too many tutorials.

  125. faith says:

    I would love to see tutorials for easy to do projects for beginner sewers and also just general tips on how to sew

  126. Allison S. says:

    Spring-y tutorials!

  127. Hannah says:

    I’ve got major spring fever and after the hard winter that everybody has had, I think we would all love some pattern reviews on SUMMER DRESSES!

  128. Munaiba says:

    I would love to see a pattern for a bag for holding the quilting essentials when going to sit and sew and classes.

  129. Valerie says:

    How about altered clothing (like adding ruffles to things, cutting up things to create new apparel, etc.? But really, I think your blog is great the way it is! And thanks for all the eye candy. Now I am $50 less rich since I just placed an order, haha…

  130. Caroline says:

    I would love to see a sleek and nice design for an overnight bag or small carry on bag. Thanks!

  131. Erica says:

    I would love to see more kid’s clothing tutorials or repurposing projects. Love the modern meadows fabrics, by the way.

  132. I would like to see more simple projects to make as gifts.


  133. Shelby Rice says:

    More sewing tutorials! I am a newbie and love the inspiration.

  134. Greeblygreebly says:

    Information for begginers would be great and I love the idea someone had about an advice column for sewing machine glitches. Maybe it could be a general advice column?

  135. Delia says:

    I like seeing smaller project tutorials and fabric giveaways.

  136. I like some of the ideas already mentioned–sewing machine troubleshooting, basic sewing tutorials, and adult patterns are at the top of my list. πŸ™‚

  137. Liz says:

    You guys do such an amazing job that I can’t think of a single thing I haven’t already seen on your blog. YOU ROCK!

  138. Alex says:

    I’d like to see more tutorials by fellow Mamas. I know I see some great stuff in the Look What I Made post on the forum.
    I LOVE the Dewberry line.

  139. Aimee says:

    I would also love to see adult clothing and plus sizes would be great. Maybe a tutorial on altering regular patterns to fit us plus size women.

  140. Elizabeth says:

    I’d love some good Spring/Summer fashion that is easy to sew up!

  141. Sydney says:

    I would like to see a color of the week or something, pick a color, (say red??), and then have suggestions on what colors go with, which to avoid, ect.

  142. nopinkhere says:

    I already enjoy so much of your content, it’s hard to say . . . maybe boy/girl/baby stuff. I’ve looked at some of your past compilations, but I know there’s even more cool stuff out there. Maybe some clothing (or other) projects with knits? I hate ironing clothes.

  143. Shannon H says:

    I love this place and think you do a good job on covering lots of stuff!! Maybe add some techniques used to make us a better sewer. Maybe add more stuff on women’s clothing.

  144. Elizabeth says:

    I would to see some teenagers sewing and more handbag tutorials. I think your blog is extremely useful. Thank you.

  145. Elizabeth says:

    New Joel Dewberry, hurray! Love the dogwood…
    As for the site, I’d love reviews of sewing equipment like irons, more adult-sized pattern reviews, and of course another Fat Quarter Month would be fantastic.

  146. jenn says:

    Would love to know how to design my own fabric. Not the design side, but the production/logistical side. Oh, and I want to win some pretty fabric because I just can’t stop buying the stuff!

  147. Hilary says:

    tutorials for finishing techniques for clothing.

  148. Sarah C says:

    I always love to see more tutorials. There isn’t much you could improve on though, I love your site!

  149. FibreJoy says:

    I love the Modern Meadow collection by Joel Dewberry!

    I would really like to see more accessories tutorials on your blog.

    Thank you for this giveaway!


  150. Amilia B says:

    I would love to see some focus on different sewing techniques (i.e. different stitches, trendy techniques, etc). The tutorials are great – but I would love to see more of them!

  151. Dianne says:

    I would love any tips you could give on altering patterns to fit.

  152. Betty Rollins says:

    How about some projects for this coming Christmas to give as gifts.

  153. Linda says:

    I’ve just recently found your site (Dec)and I love it. I enjoyed the wedding themed month. There have been a lot of good suggestions and I agree with many of them. But I’d like to see some spring/summer sewing ideas for women’s garments.

  154. Erin M. says:

    Keep up the good work. How about talk about pricing of products that people are selling?

  155. Brooke says:

    I would LOVE to see more multi-craft tutorials. For example, a way to sew a case for knitting needles, something along those lines!

  156. Sylvie says:

    I would love to see more women’s clothing patterns and new sew-alongs. You are doing a fantastic job!

  157. Robbin says:

    I so enjoy tutorials for anything. I would also love to win anything. I enjoy your site…

  158. San says:

    I loved the learn how to sew and learn about sewing machines segments, perhaps you could do a series on refashion or sergers. I would really love to see a feature on making ruffles, all the ways you can do them! And thank you so much, for letting be a guest teacher, I still get visitors to my site from last year as a result. It has given me confidence to put up more tutorials and comments around blogland.

  159. Blayne says:

    I love the variety of projects and I love seeing people’s interpretations of them. More! That’s what I want to see!

  160. Carol says:

    I would love to see more eco friendly ideas. Things that we can make that are reusable to help reduce garbage.

  161. Mama Lusco says:

    I love to read great tutorials for womens’ clothing, kids clothing & handbags. I’d also like a simple quilt-along. Keep up the great work!

  162. hannamades says:

    I would like to see more Home Decor Fabric and tutorials. I love the great project ideas and the fabric-use inspiration. Thanks!

  163. susan says:

    I love pattern reviews, would like to see more. But, thissite is pretty fabulous already!

  164. Catherine says:

    I love refashion projects! And of course giveaways!!! πŸ˜‰

  165. Sally says:

    I love seeing the different patterns. I also like the links to flickr. All of the items created are so creative.

  166. Sandy says:

    The Modern Meadow fabric is gorgeous! I’d like to see some serger tutorials, maybe I would use mine more often.

  167. I’d like to see my blog on your blog in the future, hahaha. In all seriousness though, just keep up the good work! This site has inspired me countless times in countless ways in the last two years. I know it’s not helpful when you hear, “You’re perfect, never change!” but you guys are really on it in terms of great sites, wonderful tutes, and gorgeous fabrics.

    I wouldn’t mind having a fat quarter swap again, though…

  168. Another Fat Quarter and Scrap Buster month.

  169. Lindsey says:

    I would love to see:
    1.) Another Fat Quarter Month
    2.) Another Scrap Buster Month
    3.) More interviews with bloggers! There are a lot of fantastic blogs out there. (Including pictures of their fabric stashes… it makes me feel a bit less guilty.)
    Please notice that I’m really asking for more of the same… SMS is pretty fabulous already. πŸ™‚

  170. Sophia says:

    I am looking forward to hopefully seeing more a variety of tutorials and inspiration. As much as I love themed months i really want my months to be focused on more unspecific just fun crafts.

  171. Joey Snow says:

    I like the sewalongs and swaps. Everything that is done is great. I refer so many of the new sewers i meet to your blog and website. It’s so modern and fresh. Thanks

  172. Debbie says:

    I’d love seeing some tips on fitting patterns for those of us who are of a certian age and have a different shape than when we were younger. I always love tutorials and project ideas.

  173. Emily S says:

    Kid clothes tutorials!

  174. rebecca says:

    i’d love more clothes tutorials!

  175. diane says:

    As a newbie sewer, I would love to learn more about fabric ( in general); what works best to achieve certain results…

  176. Cassie says:

    I aggree! Tutorials!

    Patterns are great too. πŸ™‚

    I always like great ideas for turning old tshirts into cool things.

    Thanks for your blog!

  177. iris*hill says:

    I think you’re doing a fantastic job of posting a variety of things. I would like free patterns and tutorials. I’m a visual learner and pictures make learning so much easier for me.

  178. KerryQ says:

    I can’t imagine I’ll add something that you haven’t done already… How about maternity patterns and reviews? Also, how about some tailoring 101?

  179. Linnetta says:

    Love the trees…. I enjoy tutorials. They are always helpful for a visual learn like myself. Would love to see more ideas for boys. Thanks for asking!

  180. Paige says:

    Personally, I love this blog as is – keep on keepin’ on!

  181. Emily says:

    Tutorials are the way to go, but I am a little biased since I am a beginner. Super love the meadow collection!

  182. Skyla says:

    I would love to see more kids clothes tutorials, always looking for something fun and simple to make! Thanks!!!!!!

  183. Betsyline says:

    I like all the tutorials and would love more for women’s clothing. I really like the small projects that I’m able to hand sew.

  184. Jennifer says:

    More scrapbusters would be great!

  185. Dana B. says:

    I love the intros to other bloggers and crafters and to see what they bring to the table. I like the idea of top tips…fabric care, clothing repair (like pockets), “aha” moments that need sharing. I just love your blog and enjoy all the inspiration that you share. Thank you!

  186. BethG says:


  187. Chantel says:

    More tutorials on quilts and any other tips and tricks for quilting.

  188. Jennifer says:

    I love this blog. I just started teaching myself how to sew a couple of months ago, and I am pretty much limited to doing projects on the weekends when I don’t have very much going on (which is never, really). I love tutorials and would like so see more tutorials on basic/beginner things. Thanks so much!

  189. Mary says:

    I’d like another fat quarter month.

  190. Monica says:

    I love the blog just as it is!! Always so helpful!

  191. Stephanie Williams says:

    Ooooh and Aaaaah! I’d love to see tutorial on bookmarks!

  192. Lisa H. says:

    I love tutorials on easy quilts and gift ideas. I’m also interested in whether I really need to invest in a fancy iron. I’m a beginner quilter and have a lot to learn!

  193. Becky says:

    Wow, beautiful new fabrics1

    Your blog is already so wonderful that it’s hard to think of something you haven’t covered.

    Maybe some links to other folks give aways – big and small bloggers?

  194. Amber says:

    Modern meadow is classy! If I win this week’s free fabric, I will feel like I won the lottery with all these entries to win! πŸ™‚

  195. Vicki says:

    I love what you’re doing. Keep it up! Maybe more grown-up clothing ideas?

  196. Claudia says:

    Love your blog! I love the tutorials! Also, quick project ideas. Quilting patterns are another winner!

  197. Amy says:

    I love the Dresden plate! I’d like to see more tutorials for things that you can do with scrap fabric. I have plenty of that sitting around!

  198. Gabrien says:

    I love links to tutorials as well as pattern reviews.

  199. ara jane says:

    ooh, i have been drooling over the new joel dewberry! i always love your tutorials, so just keep on keeping on with the good stuff!

  200. carrie says:

    i like when people combine fabric and paper into cool projects. I’d like more ideas about that! Thanks!

  201. Heather K says:

    I want to see some stuff about plus size clothing, please!

  202. Jeanne says:

    I Love this blog, can’t think of anything I would want to change, except maybe a tad bit more fabric news here and there.

    Love the intereviews with designers, love the Friday Giveaways, etc.


  203. Melissa says:

    Would love to see more tutorials on how to refashion clothing for kids.

  204. crissy says:

    tutorials, more pattern reviews and as always I love the giveaways!

  205. Sheetal says:

    I really appreciate your tutorials and monthly themes. What I’d love to see is a little nite about approximately how much time a project needs (or maybe categories of ‘one afternoon’ or ‘ one weekend’ etc)

  206. I’d like to see what people are doing with your fabrics. I love how Amy Butler features patterns using her fabrics.

  207. Jennifer B. says:

    I love tutorials for small projects. With only a limited time available to sew each day being able to start and finish something in one day is very satisfying. jbarthold329 at gmail dot com

  208. Jen S. says:

    Awesome giveaway! I love Joel Dewberry’s new line. So many pretty prints! I don’t have any suggestions; it’s always fun to check out your blog and I’ve never found it lacking πŸ™‚

  209. Rachel says:

    Just more wonderful sewing ideas :).

  210. Trina says:

    I’d like to see ideas for party favors that you could make that are kid appropriate. I got thinking about this during the wedding month when you had the fabric nut holders- beautiful! Something to replace the mass-produced junk that kids get in goody bags would be totally fantastic.

  211. Shelley C says:

    Sometimes I wish there were tutes/patterns for clothing for us plus size gals. Seems so many patterns and things are free to the skinny minnies of the world, but plus sizers pay….and styles that would actually be flattering. A designer’s eye and tips to that end….that was the first thing I thought of…I like quilt alongs to learn a new technique to get help while we work is often very helpful….

  212. Sorahart says:

    The Modern Meadow prints are lovely. I would make an apron from it so I don’t always steal the Dale Earnhart one I made for my husband!

  213. Tina L. says:

    Some interesting ideas to individualize and adapt patterns to express your own personality would be nice. And I love the dresden plate material.

  214. Crissy says:

    Thanks for asking this question! It made me go back and look in depth at the site again and some of the things that I’ve been meaning to peek at and haven’t made the time to. I’d like to see an archive of the sewing tips. Sometimes I don’t know what to search for and don’t have the time to page through all the posts, as much as I’d like to. Otherwise, I love your site!

  215. Genevieve says:

    Love the blog and can’t really think of anything that should be added! You guys are doing an awesome job! Thanks!!

  216. Sarah S says:

    YUm….i love free fabric friday! I’d love to see more tutorials! everyone loves tutorials!!

  217. Kathy says:

    More tutorials please.

  218. Leisel says:

    I’d love to see more simple, stylish clothes for women…and babies too πŸ™‚

  219. Violet says:

    I’d like to see some simple adult clothing for us absolute beginners.

  220. Tara says:

    Those are great fabrics. I would like to see maybe some advice for beginners.

  221. Vanessa says:

    Ooh, those fabrics are so, so cute!

    I love tutorials! Seeing what others are making and how they do it gets me to sewing.

  222. Beth says:

    I enjoy your blog. I thought I would break out of my lurking habit to tell you that fabric is beautiful. I am ready to get a machine and get to work.

  223. pikojiko says:

    I’d love to see more adult sized patterns and more how-to’s and tutorials. Love the site, I have to come here daily!

  224. JJ says:

    More tutorials! My idea list is the length it is because of this site…

  225. Jenna Z. says:

    Less wedding/kid stuff and more everyday living items. Housewares, kitchen goodies, everyday clothing, pet stuff!

  226. Angie says:

    I love the giveaway days. I am actually a giver but I also love to go to other sites that I have not had a chance to visit.

    Have a happy day!

  227. Sarah says:

    Sew Mama Sew is my #1 choice for tutorials and project ideas. I would love to see more of this!

  228. Carrie says:

    how about some party favors or some lessons on my sewing machine, like what do all th different stitches do??

  229. Lynnette says:

    Being a beginner sewer I would like to understand the basics of fabric (what types are good for tops, bottoms, etc.)

  230. amber says:

    beautiful fabric! i love all of the project ideas and would always like to see more–especially more modern prints and projects!

  231. Keriann says:

    Oh man I am so loving that flower fields timber fabric!! As for what more to put on the sight I’d say go back to the basics for new comers….types of batting, fabrics, thread, tricks for basting, binding and free motion quilting (stippling) for those of us with out “quilting” machines….that kind of stuff. I was doing research on quilting hexagons and I found a woman who posted a blog about her experience with hexagons. She had pretty much tried every trick every stitch and talked about what worked for her and didn’t and why. Stuff like that would be great too see on all the topics I mentioned! =)

  232. Morgan says:

    Tutorials specifically for surgers…. I’ve been handed down a surger and I don’t know where to start!

    Also mor tutorials for mama’s clothes! Why do my kids get all the cute stuff!?


  233. Melissa says:

    How about a feature on people (esp stay at home moms) who have turned their passion for sewing and fabrics into a career. And tips would be wonderful too!

  234. sarah c says:

    Definitely would love to see tutorials/projects for beginning sewers that are beautiful in their simplicity and easy to understand. Would also love maybe a breakdown of different fabrics and what you can use them for (& what you shouldn’t use them for).

  235. Wendy says:

    More tutorials and pattern reviews–especially patterns for men/boys. Thanks!

  236. Deborah S. says:

    I love those new fabrics. Gotta get me some! I would love to see some instructiuon on alterations and retro-fitting. Hints on how to remake your clothing to bring them back into style. I have great basic clothing, but they need updating.

  237. Gorgeous fabric! I love seeing a pattern made in several different fabrics. It is interesting how different just changing a few values or colors can totally change the look of something.

  238. Katie says:

    How about some tips for beginning quilters. I am trying to find easy beginning patterns/ideas and learning free motion quilting.

  239. Sara says:

    I’d love to see more pattern reviews. Those are great.

  240. Michelle S says:

    I love to learn about making my own patterns.

  241. more beautiful photos of finished projects!!

  242. Miranda says:

    I am just beginning to learn to sew clothing. I would love a 101 for some of the started techniques. Those fabrics are gorgeous!

  243. Andrea says:

    I’d love to see more quick-sew projects featured. I know that for myself time is limited, and it would be nice to whip something up in an hour without having to come up with an idea.

  244. Jennifer says:

    Maybe simple pattern drafting/altering?

  245. Jennifer says:

    Maybe it’s already archived on the site but a review of sewing terms is always helpful. For example, Flat felled seam, an example of what it is.

    Also, I’m a huge fan of Joel Dewberry.

  246. Teresa says:

    I’m a beginner still and I love your tutorials. Or even just tips for different techniques.

  247. Natalie says:

    I love all of your tutorials! Your website always gives me great inspiration for sewing. I would like to see “Quick tips and short cuts” for the beginning sewer: like time-saving “secrets” and tricks that people could share.

  248. I’d also like to see more on sewing oil cloth reusable sandwich/snack bags. πŸ™‚

    Thank you for entering me in your fabric drawing.

  249. Jessica says:

    I’d love to see a comparison review of sewing machines (particularly for garment and craft sewing) that includes the range of expensive to bargain buys. I’m sure the comments section of that post would be a wealth of information as readers have the opportunity to gush about the pros & cons of their own machine! Thanks for another great giveaway!

  250. Kristy Carter says:

    I’d like to see more serger projects.

  251. Christie says:

    Alright. I need to get serious about making a quilt for my daughter. Surely, winning some free fabric would be just the kick in the pants I need.

  252. Maria says:

    Ditto more tutorials πŸ™‚

  253. alison says:

    I would love to see a tutorial on how to draft a pattern for skirt with a zipper. I love elastic waisted skirts, but the waist can be bulky.

  254. Michelle M says:

    I’d like to see more purse tutorials. Love these fabrics!

  255. Chancy says:

    I LOVE that Joel Dewberry line. And I always love your tutorials, so more of those would be great. Maybe a whole section on pillows, since those seem to be all the rage right now.

  256. Amanda says:

    I love the Modern Meadows! What I want to sse on this blog in the future? More of the same! Always so inspiring!

  257. mommymae says:

    oh, oh! i forgot to tell you i’d like to see some ideas for tweens & teens, boys and girls

  258. mommymae says:

    sheesh, those are both gorgeous collections

  259. Gracie says:

    the modern meadow collection is so beautiful!!!

    I would love to see more basic tips for beginers like me =p

  260. Debbi says:

    Love the blog. Would love to see more tutorials, and pattern reviews.

  261. Julia says:

    OH I love Joel Dewberry, such great prints. I would love to see some more projects for women’s clothing….easy ways to sew women’s clothing.

  262. Diane says:

    I would like to see move “boy” stuff and bags a totes. I always refer to your site first for free tutorials, etc.

    Thanks for everything you do.

  263. Emma says:

    I love the floral field and the tree materials in that top grouping, they are just begging to be made into dresses.
    I’d love to see more adult clothing patterns and tutorials!

  264. Andiette says:

    More boy things, please!

  265. Emily says:

    It would be great to see more sewing project ideas for men…in a family with brothers I’m always on the lookout!

  266. delitealex says:

    I love your blog. I wouldn’t mind seeing more kids clothing tutorials boys especially since I have 3 and more pattern reviews. I’m a newbie sewer so advice on sewing different fabrics would be great.

  267. Morgan says:

    Would love to see trouble-shooting ideas for common sewing snafus (those things we all run into at one time or another and others may have found creative solutions for).

    P.S. I really do love your tutorials.

  268. Hannah says:

    I’d love to see some practical tips for choosing fabrics for a project. It’s easy to just pull a bunch of fabrics from the same line, but I’d like to get some pointers on how to be a little more adventuresome!

  269. Jennifer says:

    More fabric and ideas for little boys!

  270. Selina says:

    More tutorials!!! I love not having to cut out a pattern. And I love your “inspiration” posts. So more of those, please. πŸ™‚

  271. Liz says:

    hmmm. i like the above suggestion for more oil cloth tutorials…i have a couple of tutorials bookmarked for little resuable food pouches, but i really have no idea to sew on them. needle size? special foot? technique? that’s a good one.

    i’m a quilter, and that’s not something i see all that often on here. i love old-fashioned quilts, and i wouldn’t mind a quilter talking up patterns they love and use frequently and why. or patterns they’ve made up that can appear old fashioned.

    and i really really hope i win fabric!!! πŸ˜€

  272. Dresden Plate! I want it. Gotta have it. Resistance is futile! Maybe I’ll win some?! πŸ™‚

  273. Maren says:

    I’d love to see tips on how to deal with common challenges in sewing, like sewing chiffon, or helpful hints for putting in an invisible zipper; I’d also love to see more home dec tutorials, for things like a tufted floor pillow or ottoman top or roman shades – things like that.

  274. Laura says:

    I’d like more ideas for sewing gifts for adults…other than aprons and towels. I like these ideas, but looking for something new/different.

  275. Sharon S. says:

    Gorgeous tree fabric! I’d love to see more simple, quick projects for beginners. Thank you!!

  276. Amy says:

    I like what I’ve seen so far — great tutorials, gift ideas, themes for different months or weeks, and giveaways! Maybe feature some online shops, like Etsy??? Also I liked someone’s earlier idea about troubleshooting sewing machine issues.

  277. christine says:

    loving the modern meadow line! with spring just around the corner, i have been in search of some kids shirts, pants and jacket patterns/tutorials. also women’s clothes patterns/tutes would be nice. πŸ™‚

  278. Erin says:

    Modern Meadow is awesome! I would love more beginner projects showcased – I keep seeing great hexagon quilts – how do they work?? And nontraditional quilts – any how-to is always appreciated!

  279. I love the Modern Meadow fabric! BEAUTIFUL! I would love to see more quick projects on the blog. I really only have time to sew when my son is napping, so anything that can be done in 2hrs or less is great! I would love to see some more adult clothing as well, especially now that spring is coming around. I always sew for my little guy, so I’m thinking it’s time to start sewing some fun stuff for myself. Also, being rather new to sewing still, any type of informative articles on sewing techniques, tips and tools would be great!

  280. Melanie says:

    I love the modern meadow. I think that it would make a beautiful baby blanket or I can see sundresses galor. I love the tutorial blogs. They are so helpful. Thanks for all the great tips!

  281. Judy R says:

    I have been slowly saving fancy fabric scraps, ties, suit linings to make a crazy quilt. Maybe ideas or photos of vintage crazy quilts. I don’t think I have seen anything like that on your blog unless it was a long time ago!

  282. Steph W says:

    How to sew oil cloth or laminated fabrics. πŸ™‚

  283. carolyn says:

    I love polka dots and don’t know what to tell you to post in the future as you r post are always inspiring πŸ˜€

  284. Rebecca says:

    I would love to see more tutorials on adult clothing and boys clothes. I was not blessed with little girls so while I drool at all the adorable little girl things, I would love to see more toddler/preschool age kids clothes and toys. Thanks for all the great information you provide.

  285. Brandy P says:

    Loving the ‘Napsack’ prints in all colors. I need a skirt made from one of them!!

  286. Rachel says:

    I’d like to see a series on quilts. Hand-binding vs. machine-binding. Different kinds of batting and using recycled blankets or fabrics for batting/backing. Just lots on quilts!

  287. jill says:

    Love the fabric!! I would really be interested in the basics for sewing clothes for ME. How do you determine shape for arm and different necklines.

  288. Shannon F. says:

    Erin’s right, Joel Dewberry never fails! I’d love to see more tutorials for clothing. It’s spring and Joann’s just isn’t cutting it for patterns!

  289. keren says:

    as the song goes “maybe this time i’ill win”?


  290. __L__ says:

    Modern meadows is my favourit !
    Maybe some tricks for beginners ?

  291. Shelly says:

    This is a hard one, because you guys do such a great job! Maybe more series like the “handmade holidays”… like summer series, spring series, etc… OR more interviews with famous crafter/sewers. I don’t know, I really am reaching here… you guys are awesome!

  292. kelli says:

    Maybe like the NYT crossword puzzle you can do an easier project at the start of the week and build up to something more complex by the end of the week.

  293. Keilah says:

    I love the tutorials, keep them coming. Thanks for the giveaway.

  294. Marcia W. says:

    Modern Meadow trees are awesome.
    I would like to see an article on current models of sewing machines for quilters. A comparison if you will….
    I like the quilt tutorials.
    Interviews with fabric designers (perhaps as you feature their new collection releases) about their inspiration and how that paticular line “came about.”

  295. Fiona says:

    Your tutorials are so good. Would love to see more!

  296. Alison says:

    It’s hard to say…I think you do a wonderful job on FB. I’d just say keep it up and more, more, more! These fabrics are beautiful!

  297. Natasha says:

    I’m a new follower, but I’d love to see something for the beginner sewer like me!!!

  298. Java Jane says:

    I have been sewing lots of small projects but need to find the courage to face garment making again. It has been years…

    Help me? Inspire me? Kick me in the behind?

  299. liz says:

    I love the blog and it’s hard to think of anything that’s missing. As a beginner I guess the most helpful thing for me is tutorials. I would also love learn more about color theory and fabric selection for quilting.

  300. Lauren says:

    I love the top grouping… just learning how to use my machine, would love to have some awesome fabric to create from!

  301. KT says:

    Yes, please! I’m drooling over the Modern Meadow.

  302. Yasdnilotis says:

    Free fabric would be awesome for me to keep learning on! Any chance there will be another fat quarter month in the near future? The projects made for great practice! Keep the great ideas coming!

  303. Katie says:

    Tutorials and patterns!

  304. Hillary says:

    Beautiful! I would love to see more hand sewing projects. I love the series from a while back.

  305. Kathie says:

    Thanks for the chance to win. I would love to learn more techniques if that is at all possible . . . professional secrets on how to best press a cloth or sew with a knit, etc.

  306. Mikaela says:

    I would just like to more of the same stuff. Lots of tutorials. πŸ˜‰

  307. jamieS says:

    Free tutorials are always appreciated!

  308. Sarah says:

    Just keep up with the wonderful tutorials! I can’t say there’s anything I’m dying to make that hasn’t already appeared in some form on the blog.

    (Would like it if the RSS entries were a little more fleshed out, though).

  309. Kimber says:

    I’d love to see a “green” sewing month – a month full of projects that are recycled, organic, sustainable, repurposed, etc. And I would love to win free fabric!

  310. Robyn says:

    I love the free tutorials… maybe some kids aprons?

  311. Kiersten says:

    I would love to see more sewing projects for boys. Thanks!

  312. Ginger says:

    I hope you don’t post all the good ideas on facebook. Some of us don’t have time to keep up with facebook.

  313. I am not “allowed” to buy any more fabric until I use up some of what I have… but winning is totally legal.

    I loved the series you did on wedding ideas. “Theme-y” stuff can be fun. And of course, I appreciate the “beginner” tutorials.

  314. Sara says:

    oh, I would like to see more tutorials – and maybe some stuff about the “essential” items for quilters…

  315. raquel says:

    I’ve been sewing since 1992 (quilts, home decor, crafts, bags, kids clothing), but just recently began with me! I’m petite and just found out that the comercial patterns need alterations for me, so I would love to see more pattern alterations!
    Thank you for the chance to win!

  316. Alissa D says:

    It would be neat to learn more about how your board members are inspired. I also really liked Elizabeth’s Fabric Focus feature, and similar things would be great! Tutorials about how to use different sewing machine feet would also be nice too.

  317. Sarah Wick says:

    I’m a new visitor to your blog, so it’s hard for me to say how you could improve. I think the community you’ve built via the blog is wonderful. Are there ever regional SMS workshops? That might be a neat way to continue building on the foundation you’ve created.

  318. Linda says:

    skirts and dresses for summer!

  319. Serena says:

    Boy tutorials or plus size clothing tutorials. Please. Pretty please with sugar on top?

  320. Cheryl says:

    Love the Modern Meadow. Would like time saving sewing tips & ideas on how to keep notions & gear organized.

  321. Corvus says:

    Definitely tutorials and sewing ideas! Reviews (for gear, for patterns, etc) are always useful. I’d also love to learn more about fellow crafters- inspirations, methods, projects, etc.

  322. Kelly says:

    I would love a tutorial on how to choose coordinating fabrics. I have the hardest time finding fabrics that work well together, but no trouble at all finding tons that work well alone πŸ˜›

  323. Johanna says:

    I’d like to see more sewing projects for boys.

  324. Lorraine says:

    All the tips and tuts are just wonderful. My sewing has improved so much since I started reading, and I want to encourage you to produce more of the same!

  325. 4vs1 says:

    I love those Modern Meadow Fabrics – so pretty! And I really like the idea of quick projects. I have 3 kids and finding time to sew can be hard. It’s so nice to have something to sew that doesn’t take too long – then I know I can get it done!!

  326. Jackie says:

    I’m moving into a small apartment, and I’d love to see some ideas for maximizing space while still decorating and making everything look nice.

  327. Leia5630 says:

    I love to see new patterns and tutorials for women’s clothes. Keep it comin’! Love all of the great orange print fabric out now. Love that orange is in!!

  328. Sara Chung says:

    I would really love to see more of what you can make with a fat quarter πŸ™‚

  329. Stacey L says:

    I love the Modern Meadows fabrics! Gorgeous! I think I would like to see a bedroom decorated/created around a quilt. I started a quilt and love love love the fabrics, but I’m trying to envision a whole room decorated around it without being to matchy-matchy. Does that make sense? I also love the idea of a beginners intro to hand sewing. I’ve only machined but am curious about hand sewing.

  330. Aya says:


  331. Amy says:

    Joel Dewberry’s new prints are gorgeous!

    I’d love to see articles on t-shirt embellishment…everything from making the t-shirts themselves, to appliques, adding patches, stencilling, embroidering, etc.

  332. laura says:

    Clothing tutorials please! Esp. for little gals…

  333. marilyn podoll says:

    I would like more tutorials. I’m working on a bag now. I want to make a little girl’s dress. But something EASY.

  334. Nicole in VT says:

    I love to see more tutorials as well! Love them!! I’ve used several from here in the past and it’s my go-to place when I’m looking for something to gift.

  335. danna osen says:

    Modern Meadows in all colorways is breathtaking..

  336. Julia in WDM says:

    Love the fabric offerings today. I like a blog cycle of tutorials, pattern reviews, book reviews, designer interviews, blog team interviews, and fabric sneak peeks.

  337. Kellie says:

    I love tutorials!! Perhaps more clothing tutorials for summer, that would be awesome!! Love your blog!

  338. Greta says:

    I adore your tutorials! So inspirational and FUN!! πŸ™‚

  339. Leisel says:

    I love what you have on here already! Great stuff.

  340. Ellie says:

    I’m new to the website so I’m just starting to check everything out! I’m also new to sewing so I always appreciate How-Tos and gift ideas!

  341. Sara Hemmeke says:

    Mmmmm…modern meadow is wonderful! I’d love to see some ideas on how to turn blah clothes into something fab. Reusing what you already have, etc.

  342. Alice says:

    A focus on soft toys would be delightful, I think!

  343. melanie says:

    More bags! I love bags, especially quilted bags!

  344. Sara says:

    A variety of projects (different mediums) where all the people who choose to can work on a single type of projet at the same time, then share photos of their results!

  345. Chelsey says:

    I agree, the month-long theme is great. I can’t believe all the projects you’re able to come up with!

  346. Cindy says:

    I love the new Dewberry line. I wouldn’t mind seeing more reviews of new fabric lines.

  347. Its_Lily says:

    I would love to see more age appropriate projects to make – especially for boys. They are so darned hard to come up with ideas for. Love the new orange fabrics!

  348. Maren says:

    I love this fabric! Sign me up! πŸ™‚

  349. Emily says:

    Love the fabric!
    Tutorials for fast, easy sewing projects are my fave. πŸ™‚

  350. Elizabeth says:

    oops! I really meant Modern Meadows. . πŸ™‚

  351. Elizabeth says:

    I love the Dresden Meadows. Beautiful!!!!!!!!!

    I too love tutorials. They are how I do most of my crafting projects. I’m looking for some fresh apron tutes.

  352. Lael says:

    A quick project theme would be fun and maybe a home decorating theme?

  353. That fabric is fantastic!!! As for suggestions….that’s SUPER tough to come up with. Some additional inspirational fabric groupings might be helpful? Maybe some really outside the box yet elegant ones? But overall, I <3 the site! Ever since I started quilting there are some sites that never fail, and SMS is always at the forefront! πŸ™‚

  354. Jen says:

    I’d also love to see more adult-sized clothing patterns/tutorials!

  355. stacy says:

    I would love to learn more about pattern design and making. If you have ideas to share on that it would be great. thanks for a fun place to check out great info. Stacy

  356. Sarah says:

    I’d like to see more clothing patterns/tutorials for adult women.

  357. Cheryl says:

    I just love this site, it has so much going on. I plan on doing the block of the month quilt. Maybe one of the purses too!

  358. allison says:

    I love the scrapbuster projects! I do not have the ability to throw out a cute scrap of fabric so I end up with a big pile of scraps and always need ideas on what I can do with them! Thanks for the incredible resource!

  359. Wow, I love the Modern Meadow line, it’s gorgeous!

    I would like to see more quick and easy tutorials for everyday items or clothing. Perhaps more fat quarter projects?

    Thank you for the giveaway!

  360. Tonya says:

    Oh I forgot to add that I’d love to see more participation from the posters/fans

  361. Tonya says:

    I love that new Joel Dewberry! The pink is so vibrant and those sunflowers are such a great shape!

  362. I love this site already, but what I’d love to see more of are ideas for boys and men! I always love tutorials. How about sone on aprons? They seem to be big and since I’m teaching beginner sewing to teens, how about some cool trendy ideas for them?
    Keep up the great work!

  363. Kristin says:

    Well I love most everything you do, but I really do enjoy the pattern reviews.

  364. Whistlepea says:

    I would like to see more little tips like how to ease in a sleeve cap type things.

  365. Erica says:

    I love the theme-months… maybe a pillow month, a bag month etc

  366. Krista says:

    Interfacing: Can be daunting at times. heavy wieght, light weight, iron on and sew in. Maybe you could talk about the proper uses for each kind and how they can help you next project. I know I’ve been able to do a lot more since I’ve discovered interfacing. But, I’d like to know all of the ins and outs. Thanks again for such an awesome blog!

  367. Love it all…tutorials are always helpful.

  368. Michelle says:

    I’d love to see “tips of the trade” where you offer wisdom to those of use out here who are new’ish to sewing or quilting.

    Something like.. always trim your thread so it doesn’t get caught under the machine when you come back to the start. Simple, but it was life changing when someone told me that!

  369. Kacey says:

    I would love to see more tutorials for simple tops/clothing for women that spell it out for us beginners!

  370. Carole says:

    I just discovered your blog and am delighted at all the items covered. I’d like to see holiday ideas (from Valentine’s to Christmas)–nothing complicated, just simple things for us to make as a thank you, or thinking of you. More and more and more and more fabric would be great. Can’t get enough fabric for stashes. Love the blog.

  371. Crystal says:

    I think I really like the dresden muted tones. I think I would use it a lot more! πŸ˜€ But the other is very pretty!

  372. Erin Compton says:

    Joel Dewberry NEVER fails to please!

    I love the month long tutorial features you guys do on the blog, such as the “Handmade Holidays” series. They provide so much inspiration to me! It would be awesome to see more of those on different themes. Such as crafting/sewing for boys and men, Maybe a series on housewares like curtains, tablecloths and place mats.

    SMS never fails to inspire, keep up the good work!

  373. Mandy says:

    I’d love to see a startup list. I mean, I’ve recently started sewing and I don’t have all of the cool gadgets that are called for in some of the tutorials (nor do I have the budget). So I was wondering about what are the “must haves” and what are the “good idea to haves” and the “if you have some extra or a specialty area” items. Almost like a shopping list that we /I could add on to. Maybe have people post their favorite or most indespensible tool/item/tip. This would be very helpful to beginners like me!

  374. Andrea P. says:

    I love your tutorials! I would love to see more clothing tutorials as well as projects for school-aged children.

  375. Cathy A says:

    I love the modern meadow fabrics!!

    I like a mix of skill levels. I enjoy the pattern reviews, particularly women’s clothing ones because I’m always hesitant due the fit of clothing that I can’t try on first. These might give me a little hint.

  376. Maddie says:

    As an adavanced sewist and teacher I would like to see both sides of the coin.. simple projects that I can pass on to my students and perhaps some more advanced stuff for those of us who have gone past those early days of sewing.. Perhaps a review of high-end sewing machines. When I was looking for my new machine there was little to be found.. I ended up with the Bernina 830 and I love it.. but more reviews would have been helpful.


  377. Ellen says:

    I’ve just begun learning the art of sewing and would love to see continued tutorials on the basics of sewing! And I’d LOVE use the Modern Meadow fabrics for my new projects!!

  378. daniela says:

    some simple top’s for girls and their mamis…

  379. I love the new Joel Dewberry fabric.

  380. Kylie says:

    I love those patterns! I love everything on here. I would like to see great suggestions on where to get specialty fabrics at discount prices. And I always love a good tutorial!

  381. Anya T. says:

    I love free tutorials for various holiday projects. Thanks for the chance again!

  382. Sarah S. says:

    I would like to see more ideas for men/boys. It’s always so hard to craft something for guys that’s non-girly.

  383. Dresden says:

    I love all the tutorials you put on this site, I’d love to see a good one on binding the edge of a quilt. I seem to have trouble with that. Thanks!!

  384. Jacquie says:

    I think some more tutorials on the basics would be great!

  385. claireel says:

    I love the modern meadow collection!
    I would like to see some basic sewing skills tutorials, like how to make your own bias tape and pipping.

  386. Malorie says:

    I would like to see roundups of modern quilts and techniques!

  387. Kathy says:

    It looks like I agree with so many other commenters — I love the tutorials!

  388. jessica says:

    what would i love to see? i’d love to see different idea for fabric stash organization. there’s been some interesting things in flickr, but i’m interested in how the sewmamasew crowd hangs!

  389. angela says:

    I love the tutorials. My favorite is when there are theme months. I would like a month of things for women to wear.

  390. Katie A. says:

    How about adult clothes that can be made with medium-weight cottons? Not that I know anyone who has a whole closetful of fabric that needs to get used up, or anything… *runs away*

  391. Dee Wilson says:

    Tutorials, tutorials, tutorials! and free patterns based on them! I’ve learned more from tutorials on the web than I ever learned from 4-H and sitting at Grandma’s knee. No pressure, just replay/re-read the tute! Ideas using featured fabrics help, too, they really inspire πŸ™‚

  392. Laura says:

    I love tutorials! Anything spring or summer!!

  393. Ann says:

    Maybe book reviews and maybe navigating etsy for the buyer and the seller sides.

  394. Jennifer S. says:

    I think your blog is awesome. i’d like to see a few more how to do tutorials for the true new sewer! Like me!

  395. Love the yellow flower pattern in the modern meadow group. I check this blog every day and always find projects/info that inspire me. Maybe a weekly or monthly tutorial on a basic skill, like putting in a zipper or how to use different types of feet that go with your machine?

  396. Robin says:

    Pretty fabric!

    I would love to see some free form quilts.

  397. I have to ditto the adult patterns. I also would LOVE more tutorials. I love love love your tutorials.

    Another thing I would love to see is Ugg I don’t know what it’s called, a group of women with different experience (granma, professional, home sewist etc) giving reviews on fabrics, how it sews for them, what tricks they used, the feel of their garment etc.

  398. Ashley says:

    Love the Modern Meadow and Love tutorials, it’s always fun to see patterns or things you can make that isn’t a generic store bought pattern! πŸ™‚ Pattern reviews are great too! πŸ™‚

  399. Shelby Oliphant says:

    I would love to see stuff for little boys and home stuff!

  400. Brianna says:

    I can’t even begin to think of things I want to see here, since there are already so many amazing projects that I haven’t gotten through.

  401. Kim says:

    You have an awesome website and great ideas. I am a SAHM, and love checking in to get a little “pick me up” in the middle of the craziness that the kids create. More tips on quick, easy projects to do while supervising kids would be great.

  402. Caroline says:

    Fun new fabrics! And any type of tutorials are awesome!!

  403. Kara says:

    I absolutely love easy tutorials and hope to see more of those in the future. I also like seeing them in themes, like the November theme where there were several a day that fell into different categories.

  404. playswithneedles says:

    mmmm, fabric. I love it all!

  405. samatha says:

    I love most everything you put out there. I would like to see some basics covered, though. You know, like how to iron certain fabrics, do a button hole from scratch, or even how to read a simple pattern. These were all Greek to me when I started out. Would have been nice to have a translation

  406. Catie says:

    Hi there
    The new fabric is sooo beautiful
    I love easy to follow tutes with lots of photos. It helps to read and see what I should be doing hehe
    Thanks for the opportunity to win

  407. Rita says:

    Your website and tutorials are fabulous. I’ve been teaching a young friend to sew and your site is inspiring and a great recomendation for easy to make projects.

  408. madelia says:

    Love the fabric, great site

  409. Amanda says:

    I’m new here, so just getting my bearings with the site. But I’d love to have a variety of patterns that take different lengths of time — some days I want something I can whip up quickly, other days I like to do projects that take a good chunk of time. I think that some of the other posters have great ideas about sewing troubleshooting, equipment recommendations, etc.

    Love your site!

  410. Julie says:

    I like all the different tutorials. I mainly do kid stuff but I also like to bookmark interesting quilt block ideas and cute bags.

  411. Maria says:

    Love the tutorials! Keep them coming!

  412. Leslie W says:

    I agree with many who suggested more gift ideas and tutorials… Especially simple ones!

  413. Audra says:

    Tips for left-handers!

  414. Caroline says:

    More tutorials πŸ™‚

  415. Margaret Hurst says:

    Great fabric! Would love to see more quick projects that can be given as gifts.

  416. Tracey says:

    I too would love to see some more tutorials/ hints on sewing clothing. I took a stab at making clothes for myself when I first started sewing (several years ago) but could never get it right. However now being more experienced i’m sure I could do it – just need a helpful push in the right direction. And what better push then some nice new fabric!?

  417. holly p says:

    I always love new handbag tutorials, I’d like to see more of those!

  418. Debbie Bishop says:

    I love the Dresden Plate collection, particularly the Multi Fruit Blue and the Double Daisy Blue.
    Like many posters I too am a fairly new sewer and have dabbled in quilts and clothes. I would love to see some paper piecing help on quilts and cutting/sewing triangles; clothes for those of us who aren’t in our twenties, or thirties, anymore; help with our sewing machine feet (I just can’t master the blind hem thing and zippers terrify me!); and lots of tutorials! I don’t ask too much, do I? I view the site everyday to see what’s up so thanks for all you do!

  419. Raspberry says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…I suppose I’m happy with what you’re doing, since I stop by a few times a week. πŸ™‚

  420. Cecile says:

    I love your pattern reviews, and I would also like to have one more sewing for kids month.
    Thanks for your blog !

  421. Lisa Lee-Oswald says:

    Being a mom, easy weekend projects are nice to see since it’s something I can get done in a relatively short amount of time.

  422. Marie-France says:

    I’d love to see sewing project ideas for guys (boyfriends, husbands, sons)!

  423. Lydia says:

    I’d love to see some clothing tutorials for boys!

  424. emily says:

    Love the Dresden Plate fabrics! Free pattern downloads would be awesome. It’d be fun to see local sewing shops or sewers featured, kind of like a travel guide but for sewing places.

  425. Lesliebee says:

    I just started reading your blog, but I love the monthly features. I’m working my way through the past features now!

  426. Candace says:

    Maybe some tutorials using knit fabrics.

  427. Love the site. I’d like to see more articles about how to repurpose the clothes we usually put out in the trash, or thrift. More information about how the women of the past reused things in quilts, dishtowels, clothes, rugs and things.

  428. Jingle says:

    I would love to see more projects that can be easily hand sewn or fabric projects that don’t require sewing at all!

  429. Emily B says:

    I’d also love to see some clothing patterns for adults. I’m not a very experienced seamstress, but I would like to tackle some skirts and blouses. I’m just not sure where to start.

  430. Jessica M says:

    To second what a few others have said, I’d love to see discussions on sewing machines etc., I need to level up and I don’t know which direction to go!

  431. Vicki K says:

    Maybe some feature with how some admired quilters/sewers put their colors together. (with fabrics not in the same line)

  432. Julie Schievelbein says:

    Tricks of the trade from “pros” to us newbies? BTW ~ I love the bottom set ~ sew springie!!

  433. ~Helena~ says:

    I love following the blog, friend ya’ll on facebook. I tell everyone about your site. I’d like to see some boy stuff and adult sewing too. Thanks ya’ll are great. πŸ™‚

  434. Kelly says:

    I would love to see fresh ideas for modern quilts. The “Quilting Month” blog was great, but maybe we could get some easy, fabulous quilt patterns! I love all the new fabric – hard to decide which is my favorite. πŸ™‚

  435. Cinnamon Sangria says:

    I think you guys do a wonderful job of having a great variety of fun projects available. So to answer what I’d like to see – I guess more fabric jewelry. I don’t know I just like everything that you do. Pick me! Have a great weekend.

  436. Kristine says:

    Ah, I’m dying to break my fabric diet!

    I love reading all the pattern reviews! It’d be great to see more.

  437. LFinn says:

    Someone much earlier in the comments requested more boy things–and I completely agree! Also, I would love instructions on working with different types of fabric like knits, denim, etc. Anything beyond cotton scares me…

  438. Chris says:

    I really enjoy the great tutorials that are shared. I would appreciate more of those!

  439. Laura says:

    What I’d like to see on the blog? More fabric scrap projects…things that are a little out of the ordinary, maybe a little funky. And reviews or posts about equipment (Sewing machines, irons, fusings…)

  440. Kristin says:

    I’d love to see tips for beginner sewers…they could also be great tips for reminding more advanced users about the simple things. As a beginner, I follow a lot of tutorials online, but I get frustrated sometimes when I make tons of mistakes since I have skipped over so many of the basics!

  441. Molly Jones says:

    A more elaborated step-by-Step tutorial on basics.

  442. Ellen says:

    Being a less experienced sewer, I always love tips and techniques.

  443. angie says:

    beautiful fabric! i have been thinking a lot about sergers lately. really i know nothing about them and wouldn’t know where to start when looking for one. any info about what can be done with a serger and what makes and models are best would be so helpful. thank you!

  444. SaraD says:

    I agree with the first commenter – I would love to see things like iron reviews, what to consider when buying various sewing tools, etc.

  445. Kerry says:

    I love the new Joel Dewberry line. I really enjoy the quick tutorials and the Handmade Holiday features, keep up the good work with those.

  446. Amanda says:

    i like the idea of sharing general tips – things that new sewists might not have heard about, but seem second nature to those with lots of experience.

  447. julia says:

    I adore your website and all the fabulous tutorials. I suppose I’d just like to see more of them. I have all these ideas floating around in my head of things I’d like to make but just can’t seem to bring them into fruition. Following tutorials seems to be my greatest inspiration these days.

  448. Rachel says:

    Tutorials. Lots and lots of TUTORIALS!!!

  449. Ana says:

    The Modern Meadow collection is gorgeous! I would like to see some kind of tutorial on the different types of thread and their applications. Thank you!

  450. Jessica says:

    I would like to see more patterns for little boys. We have so much for girls yet not enough for boys.

  451. Tabitha says:

    I love the Modern Meadow fabric! I too would like to see more deisgns using the new fabric collections. However I really enjoy the days that you post “our tutorials”. I would like to see more big lists of tutorials for all kinds of different things. I always find inspiration in those lists:)

  452. jennsquared says:

    I think I like to see recommendation on equipements on sewing all the beautiful fabrics you have. Maybe just finding places that has decent review that you can vouch for.

  453. Vera jacobson says:

    I love the fabrics you use. WOuld like to see more simple quilt ideas- something easy to make for charity quilts that still look amazing

  454. Michelle S says:

    I would love to see some more FQ ideas and some Charm Pack ideas.

  455. Doris says:

    I Really like the series you have done, such as the February love series with a different tutorial or idea each day, and the “gifts for” series at Christmas time, maybe some week long series of different themes? (Going Green, Fashion Accessories, Retro Household, just a few ideas…)

    Love that new Joel Dewberry line.

  456. Carly M says:

    Love the Modern Meadow collection. Would love to see more tutorials for making baby items.

  457. Dharmaflyer says:

    Hard to make suggestions about this blog because it is so good anyway but I find it very difficult to find suppliers of well designed fabrics in the UK and would love to see lists of good suppliers.
    Re: the fabric give away me me me *whilst holding hand up as high as I could possibly reach* I need some new fabrics for my depleated stash plus I am being made redundant from work soon and need a pick me up!

  458. Jessibee says:

    I LOVE your site. I am a beginner, so I will take whatever you post!! But I have yet to try a pattern for ME, so I agree with adult patterns. BUt all in all, i say more tutorials for beginners-maybe with sewing tips included. ???!!! πŸ™‚
    thanks for everything.

  459. Michaela says:

    Love your site! I am just starting out, would like some tips for choosing the right sewing machine and other basics. Maybe advice on where to spurge and where to save? Thanks!

  460. Victoria says:

    I love the Dresden one right now. It just looks summer-y and kitchy! I think you are doing a great job, but I especially love the tutorials! Thanks for all you do!

  461. Fawn says:

    I am in agreement with many of the other commenting people about some more tutorials for the beginner sewers. I haven’t been sewing very long, usually more of a counted cross-stitcher, but I desperately want to get better so I can make some of my own clothing and quilts and great gift items! I see some great tutorials in the advanced to intermediate arena, but I still end up feeling a little too intimidated to try most of them. Maybe a month this year where there is a beginners sewing month? A good dozen basic projects that can be tweaked to be more complicated if people need a challenge, or they can keep them simpler for learning the basics! πŸ™‚

  462. kbonikowsky says:

    I’m so glad you guys are doing what you do!! I would love to see up-cycled children’s clothes.

  463. Gena Holt says:

    I would definitely like to see more women’s clothing tutorials. Tutorials are so much easier to understand than patterns. Other than that I just LOVE the blog! πŸ™‚

  464. Kathi says:

    I love ideas for scrappy or fat quarters – small things to make as gifts in a day!

  465. argyleandrea says:

    I’d love to see some kind of “10 most important things a beginner should know to take their sewing to the next level” list. I know the basics, but I feel like I’m missing the insider tips that would help my finished projects be more refined.

  466. Sarah says:

    I love tutorials!

  467. Sara says:

    I love the modern fabrics!

  468. Lucy says:

    I’d like to see more ideas/patterns for baby quilts!

  469. wendy says:

    I’d like to see more focus on new fabric collections and examples of that fabric made into things.

  470. Angela says:

    I love to see some more information on working with knits.

  471. Layla says:

    I’d love to see a series on fabric types, good projects for a fabric type, or even a sample tute. When would I choose voile or batiste or rayon?

  472. Mrs Team S says:

    I LOVE tutorials for beginner seamstresses. My 10 yo daughter is just learning to sew and we are always on the lookout for easy to sew things that are cute and PRACTICAL! πŸ™‚ I love the Dresden Plate collection. Too cute!

  473. Susan says:

    Love the fabrics, especially the Joel Dewberry. I’d love to see tips on how to make home sewn clothes look more professional. And how to create a pattern from a purchased item of clothing.

  474. Andrea says:

    more women’s skirt tutorials πŸ™‚

  475. I would love to see more tutorials on fitting. I’m shaped like a boy, so most women’s patterns don’t fit quite right, but I’m at a loss when trying to make adjustments. I love the Modern Meadow collection, by the way!

  476. Susan says:

    I think your blog is wonderful already. As suggested in other comments, I think more recycling projects might be a good idea.

  477. Becky says:

    Those fabrics, as usual, are gorgeous.
    Tutorials are always good. Gifts, home decor, accessories, anything to do with 1 yard of fabric is fun. I love what you do. So just keep up the great work.

  478. titi says:

    More en more tutorials, free patterns to download for kids, adults.
    What charming fabrics!

  479. Ellen-Ann says:

    I am really impressed with the great tutorials and links to patterns etc. Perhaps more adult clothing and home decor. I’m fairly new to the blog but I love all the bags/handbags.

  480. Jordan Durbin says:

    I would love to see more adorable stuff for little dudes! There’s so much cuteness for girls, and I love that, too, but not that much available for boys.

  481. Lori says:

    I would love to see more ideas of what a gal (or guy) can do with just one yard of fabric. I love hearing new ideas for things to make and do with a fabulous piece of fabric!

    Thanks for your blog!

  482. Michele says:

    I too would also love to see more on womens clothing, maybe mens as well!

  483. lisa says:

    Love tutorials. Would also love to see more suggestions for choosing colors for quilts. (Forgive me if these are there and I haven’t found them yet!)

  484. Erin says:

    I haven’t searched your archives to see if this has already been done, but it would be amazing to have a “how to use a french curve” day! I bought one, thinking it would be intuitive, but have been scared to use it so far! πŸ˜‰

    LOVE the new Joel Dewberry fabric!

  485. Meg says:

    The tutorials are the best. As a beginner I’ve learned so much. Keep em coming!

  486. Jen says:

    I’d like to see a few posts with if you have x amount of time, try these… often I miscalculate (and badly!) the amount of time a project will take. And in that vein, perhaps a variance for each level of sewing.

  487. Cameron H says:

    I’d love to see more tutorials for gifts for boys and (esp.) men. I’m always stumped about what sort of handmade things I should make for the guys in my life!

  488. Kate says:

    I miss the tutorials! How about some on art quilts? There are so many different techniques out there – it’s tough to know where to start and/or to see everything. I’d love to see a collection of tutorials on creating these works of art!

  489. Kelly says:

    I just love how vibrant the colours in Modern Meadow are!

    I’d love to see more little boy stuff. I’ve a 5yo and a 3yo and finding things to make for them can be really hard. Now that summer is coming, I’m looking at making them sun hats but I’d like to try basic shorts, too.

  490. Lindy says:

    Lovin’ the Joel Dewberry! I would like to see some instructions on making your patterns. I don’t know how many times I’ve seen a cute top and thought I could make that, but never can find a pattern similar. Or how to change patterns, i.e. sleeves, necklines, etc. And any 1-yard projects or anything for little (toddler) girls. I could go on and on, as you can see.

  491. I love easy, quick tutorials…maybe things for the home?

  492. amy says:

    I would love to see some more projects on using the scraps and smaller pieces of fabrics (fat quarters). Scrapbuster month was terrific! Perhaps more of those projects/tip sprinkled throughout the year? LOVE the new Joel D. fabric!

  493. Rita C says:

    I would love to see some simple dress patterns for adults.

  494. Maybe a quilt along using a new technique? Love what you have already!

  495. sherry says:

    LOVE the fabric! I love when you teach us how to sew! I don’t have anyone to teach me how to do new things so I’m always scouring the internet and books to learn how. I’ve learned so much here.

  496. Erin Waters says:

    I love all the boy prints…robots, etc…Would love to see a pattern for a Boppy pillow cover and some advice on the technical stuff about sewing.

  497. Shirley says:

    LOVE tutorials. Thanks for providing a great site.

  498. Heidi says:

    Hello! Love this site. I’ve only been following for about a month, but I always love to see tutorials for beginners (I am a novice sew-er), and projects that whip up fast!

  499. Tong says:

    More tutorials!! I loved the wedding series you did a few weeks ago, so I would like to see more like that! And maybe more tips and tricks of the trade from the more experienced sewists and quilters. Thanks!!

  500. flora says:

    Thanks for the giveaways. I’d love to see more tutorials, espeially for beginner sewers! Thanks.

  501. Jessica says:

    Adult clothing sounds like a great idea.

  502. Charity says:

    I love seeing tutorials – so inspiring!

  503. Kathy says:

    Love the Modern Meadow fabric collection! Would love to see more adult patterns as well.

  504. Elizabeth says:

    I would love to see a pattern to make my own onesies out of knit. Or maybe adding a cute binding to a store bought onesie- just another way to dress them up besides applique.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  505. Carla says:

    More boy stuff. Boy patterns are so few and far between!

  506. Karen L says:

    I would love more clothing patterns you can download. I just purchased a tunic pattern and can hardly wait to download and get to sewing! Thanks for a fantastic job you all do!!

  507. Julianne says:

    I love all the tutorials. I guess I’d just want to see more of them.

  508. Katherine Armstrong says:

    More tutorials (not just for projects, but basic stuff like seam-finishing, etc. would be good for this beginner!)and I LOVE the pattern reviews!

  509. Connie says:

    How about crafts for pets… toys, beds, leashes, belt pouches to hold plastics bags…

  510. Shiloah says:

    I would love to see more great tutorials on DIY decorating projects for the home, along with bags and smaller projects that use 1 yd or less of fabric. Thanks for the giveaway!

  511. Dominique D says:

    I love the modern medow collection!
    As a beginner sewer, I love neat tutorials…Especially when they involve upcycling.
    Also, I love crafts, so projects for around the house or accessories are great!

  512. stephanie says:

    more tutorials, please

  513. Deborah says:

    Love to see some product reviews/recommendation of irons, sewing machines, sergers and other sewing equipment. Thanks for asking!

  514. I would like to see more teen projects (that they actually use).

  515. Cheryl says:

    What about some spots on improv piecing for quilting?

  516. MamaBee says:

    Clothing tutorials are great! Lovely new fabrics!

  517. rosie says:

    would love to see more tutorials by subject (new baby, birthday presents, party decorations, etc.)!

  518. How about simple how to’s. How to make a button hole, how to fold fabric to do a blind hem, how to put in a zipper, how to cover cording to make piping, etc.

  519. Jordan says:

    I would love to see more tutorials that put fabric scraps to use – I can never seem to find enough ways to use them up! Thanks again for providing such a great site!

  520. Chris Worthy says:

    More non-pattern projects — as in “I have 20 minutes to sew. What can I make?” πŸ™‚

  521. Ammie says:

    I’d like to see more bag patterns (something fun!) and a comparison of the eco-friendly efficacy of organic fabric (something serious).

  522. Kimberly says:

    Always love the wonderful tutorials you post, but the pattern reviews are particularly helpful and I welcome more of those!

  523. jennifer says:

    I love the tutorials for small projects, like the notebook covers. I like to make bags, too, but they can’t have zippers…

  524. lucy Johnson says:

    i would love to see some more downloadable patterns – pdf files
    i love the tutorials and seeing what lovely fabrics are around.
    we live where you can’t buy patterns (or get them sent to you via mailorder unless your willing to wait about 6 months) and the only website i found which had quite a few didn’t do it for apples.

  525. Llamabean says:

    I think my suggestions are the same as above, aprons, one yard projects, beginning sewing tutorials, advanced technique tutorials, softies, the Joel Dewberry fabrics are lovely, it would be great if you could do an article about how you choose the fabrics to sell. The project alongs are always fun, but I would love some ” replacement” projects, projects that when handmade replace everyday items I use in my home, pretty hankercheifs, dish towels, linens, etc.
    Thank you for everything!

  526. I love your theme months – any theme! They are all inspiring! (That’s how I got interested in quilting, and I always swore I would never quilt!)

  527. Sara says:

    Not sure what to suggest–maybe some help for beginners on “free motion” quilting? Clothing?

  528. Hilary says:

    With spring and summer vacations coming up, how about some ideas for projects that can travel with you?

    Thanks for the good ideas and the give away!

  529. Robin says:

    Perfect for some projects I’ve been thinking about!

  530. Terri Be says:

    I love the tutorials here. I have made some children’s clothes and would love to find new patterns for boys. Anything bag/wallet related is always a plus. Thanks for all of the things you offer to your readers!

  531. Sallie says:

    Love all those fabrics!
    Right now I am obsessed with making little dresses for my 18 month old daughter. I am a beginner so always looking for projects to help me practice and gain confidence in my sewing abilities.

  532. Melissa H. says:

    I can’t think of anything I’d like to see more of – I enjoy all that you do already!

  533. kim says:

    i have a crush on modern meadow.

  534. Kate says:

    Boy clothes – or organization tips!

  535. Stacy Marie says:

    I’d love to see some adult dress patterns for spring. Spring makes me crave light swingy dresses that are easy to wear!

  536. Kate says:

    I’d love to see information on choosing a beginner’s serger.

  537. Melissa S says:

    I’m always looking for a good tutorial. Thanks for the chance!

  538. Stephanie says:

    I just really discovering your site so I don’t think I can really suggest any new ideas. But I love reading what you have! Keep up the good work!

  539. Kate says:

    I love the Modern Meadow by Joel Dewberry collection. It is so cute! I would love to see more beginner sewing tutorials. For Christmas, my fiance gave me a sewing machine and I’d love to get ideas for decorating our house.

  540. I would love to see more scrap busting ideas. So useful and creative. Also, more pattern and book reviews would be great.

  541. Jessica says:

    With spring just around the corner, a few adult size spring dress patters or pictures for inspiration would be great!

  542. Jane says:

    I think adult patterns, lovely fabrics featured.

  543. Christy says:

    I’d love to see more plus size womens’s clothing tutorials or tips. Thanks for the give-a-way.

  544. Sonya M says:

    I agree with Anna, who said, “Maybe a little talk about invenstment-type equipment for the beginning sewerΓ’β‚¬β€œ i.e. do you need to spend a lot on an iron? etc”. I’d like to become more serious about my sewing, and need to know what is an absolute essential.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  545. Kristy V. says:

    Well, as for what I’d like to see on this blog..I’d have to say to keep doing what your doing! I love it all!

  546. Loralynn says:

    Love the modern meadow! I’m always up for more tutorials…never enough of them!!!

  547. Carmen says:

    I would love to see more project for the little boys in our life. Along with more sports theme fabrics.

  548. Jerilyn says:

    Tutorials for quick, easy, seasonal projects are wonderful!

  549. katie says:

    I have just purchased my first ball point needle and am cautiously entering the world of knit fabrics. I’m not sure if you’ve ever provided information on knits but a focus on that would be fun.

    Love the Modern Meadow collection. Those leafless trees on that yellow backdrop, so great.

  550. Lorraine says:

    Wow. Those Joel Dewberry prints really say spring to me. I like tutorials – especially those that link to other very cool sewing sites. I’ve found several great sites from links on Sew Mama Sew, and bought patterns or supplies from them – and been very pleased.

  551. tjesa says:

    Would love to see more home dec type projects with the great fabric that keeps popping up in your store. Don’t know if you’ve tackle this topic either..but I’d love more insight on sewing with other fabric types besides cotton…what are things to consider when you sew with voile, linen, silk, etc?

  552. amanda says:

    Ooh, loving that limey tree print. I agree with Erin — maybe more tutorials for adult (especially women’s) clothing making. Maybe a feature on quilting bees would be fun? Or quilting history?

  553. denise power says:

    i can’t stop looking at the Dewberry collection πŸ™‚ i LOVE IT!

  554. Amanda says:

    Tutorials are my favorite! I agree with the above comment that more adult clothing would be wonderful. I’d really love to see more pattern reviews as well.
    Also a discussion on what thread to use for different fabrics and projects(brand and type)

  555. Jennifer says:

    i’m drooling over joel’s fabrics!

    i’d like to see more adult clothing patterns too. there are a few every now and then and i soak them up.

  556. denise power says:

    i would love to see some fun fabric ideas to incorporate into a classroom. I’m a reading teacher, and I’m always looking for sturdy, resilient things to bring into the classroom to warm it up and make it feel cozy inside. πŸ™‚

    …and i LOVE the new fabric swatches!

  557. Ellen says:

    I’d love to see more adult clothing patterns/tutorials.

  558. Amanda says:

    Those Joel Dewberry prints are great!!

    I would like to see more one-hour projects, for those busy moms out there that don’t have enough time to tackle big things!

  559. Marlene says:

    I’d love to see an occasional pattern or tutorial for nice, modern clothes for the full figured woman. I can’t be the only lady out there who would love to sew for herself something fresh and new. Thank you!

  560. Betsy says:

    I’d like to see a few good free pattern downloads!

  561. Lee says:

    love the Dresden plate fabric. One of these days I am going to start my Grandmother’s flower garden quilt. I love your blog and all that you publish, such inspiration and ideas. Can’t think of what to change

  562. Mary says:

    I love the tutorials and guests bloggers. I say keep it up! πŸ™‚

  563. Kati says:

    Um, more giveaways!? Ha. Just kidding. I love all the great ideas I get from your site – it is so inspirational! And the colors in that Joel Dewberry collection are gorgeous!

  564. Cristi says:

    I agree with Erin on the adult size clothing patterns!! I loved the Collette Pattern that was reviewed, and I would love to see more dresses and skirts!


  565. Char says:

    Would love to see more ideas on how to use fabrics that have big prints. Keep up the good work!

  566. jennifer says:

    i would love to see more baby creations… clothes, toys, stuff :o)

  567. Jessica C says:

    Once for Free Fabric Friday you had us post about something amazing we had seen recently, and people put up so many ideas of things they had seen online. I like that, because I can’t check every blog all the time. It was like having a search engine for the best stuff out there — maybe a weekly or monthly amazing post where we could all help each other out in finding really great tutorials or ideas online.

  568. KristenA says:

    I’d love to see even more quick gift ideas…and tips on combining fabrics from different lines.

  569. Trina says:

    I’m glad you are on Facebook, as I practically live there!
    I’m not sure what I would like to see on your blog, you already show the new lines of fabric, and awesome tutorials. …Maybe a fabric swap or something?

  570. Pam says:

    Ideas for last minute gift giving~ things that could easily be completed in one day or less. I love the Dresden Plate fabric~

  571. Tabitha O. says:

    Hmm maybe more suggestions with putting fabrics together—colors, funky, prints…..

  572. Corry says:

    I always really enjoy blog posts that give simple explanations for the sometimes confusing technical issues of sewing – step-by-step guides to various techniques.

  573. Anna says:

    I’m sewing for my 5 month old granddaughter so tips on sewing for children would be great.

  574. Mary says:

    I would really like some more basic pattern drafting tutorials. Not even for “big projects,” but little things we make all the time but want to personalize more.

  575. LouisaP says:

    Pattern reviews, new product reviews, and equipment recommendations would be great! I love having the benefit of other folks’ experience, so that I don’t have to re-invent the wheel or repeat their errors.

  576. Erin says:

    Someone has to win, right? So why not put my name in the bag! I love the tutorials tutorials tutorials!! I’d especially love to see some more details about shirring.

  577. Jennifer McCumbers says:

    Personally, I love the Dewberry fabric. It would be wonderful to see more tutorials on the blog with LOTS of pictures. I’d like to see tutorials for women’s clothes, accessories, and home decor.


  578. susana says:

    I am loving the Modern Meadow! I am another one wishing for more adult clothing patterns/tutes. Thanks for a great site!

  579. Maggie says:

    I agree with Erin and would love to see more clothing patterns, particularly for adults.

  580. Tricia says:

    I’d love to see fabrics and projects/patterns matched up for even greater inspiration!

  581. Rachel says:

    Hi there! Beautiful fabric this week and really great blog. I would love to see more in-depth tutorials on working with knit fabrics to make beautiful and comfortable clothes.

  582. Wendy says:

    I’d love to get a tutorial on smocking. I’m having a hard time finding a good one online. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity πŸ™‚

  583. Mary P says:

    Lovely fabric. I’d love to see more interviews with board members besides just their little blurb–it’s neat to see what inspires people, how they got into what they’re doing, etc.

  584. Ellen Ban says:

    Can’t wait to see Modern Meadow in real life! I always like to see lots of tutorials and pattern reviews.

  585. Kathleen says:

    I’m always so inspired by the wonderful ideas and projects! As a novice sewer, it would be helpful for me to read more about little tricks or tutorials about doing certain types of sewing, such as serging hems, quilting or working with appliques, especially using my basic Kenmore sewing machine.

  586. amy says:

    I would love to learn more about copyright or the ethics of using patterns to sell made items. I’m always confused about this and many books or patterns don’t discuss. I’m not a pattern maker, but a pretty good sewist, so I’d like to sell things I make, but did not design. Thanks for Free Fabric Friday!

  587. Ruby says:

    These fabrics are wonderful–a yard of any one of them would be so great!
    I would like to have patterns for projects that can be carried with you. It seems we are always on the go and could accomplish a lot if we had a project easy to take and work on in the car or while we wait for various things.

  588. Charity says:

    I totally agree with the adult sized clothing. I just made one of the spring blouses and I love it!! Hopefully more like it in the future.

  589. Jeannine says:

    I would love to see some alteration tutorials. There’s tons of patterns out there for great clothes, but what if your bust is a big bigger, or your waist is a big larger. How would one enlarge or reduce an armscye?

  590. Ruth says:

    I’d like to see more tutorials of ALL kinds – they always inspire me to try something new!

  591. Lauren says:

    I think you do a great job on the blog. I enjoy the tutorials, so more of those would be nice. Thanks!

  592. Jen says:

    I would love more sewing tips for beginning sewers. I do love all the tutorials though!

  593. marla says:

    i love the modern meadow collection! my fave thing on blogs are tutorials (with pictures!).

  594. RebekahT says:

    I love the new Modern Meadows material. I also would love to see more tutorials. πŸ™‚

  595. Jamie says:

    Love the modern meadow.
    My thoughts for the website: I just love the “handmade holidays”, and refer back to them through out the year. What about a handmade project weekly or bi-monthly?

    Just love all the ideas you have!

  596. mel says:

    Yes, quick projects are always great. I would also like more info on good pants patterns. What I really need most though, as a newbie still, is an overview of different types of fabrics and what works best for different types of garment sewing projects.

    I love the new Joel Dewberry collection! Thanks for the chance!

  597. E. L. Brother says:

    I’m always looking for sewing tips for people (that is, me) who can’t follow patterns!

  598. Lauren says:

    Love that Modern Meadow, and most Joel Dewberry for that matter!

  599. Jennifer says:

    I’m so excited to see the new Joel Dewberry! It all looks amazing.

    All the Valentine Inspirations you had were great, I’m ready for some fun projects for Easter!

  600. Katrina says:

    I need a new sewing machine and would love to hear some details of the different brands. Or other equipment that is useful for a beginning sewer.

  601. pamela says:

    I love your tutorials on how to make various accessories, like bags, baby gifts and such. What about home dec tutorials? Like slip covers or how to reupholster a chair…


  602. Kate says:

    Love the Modern Meadow line! I always appreciate having some new ideas for things to use as gifts…simple, affordable, modern. Thanks for doing the givaway!

  603. Addy says:

    I love the blog and especially the tutorials. Maybe more tutorials?

  604. Susanne says:

    Love those Dewberry fabrics! I always enjoy home decor tutorials — especially cheap and cheerful ways to spruce up tired spaces. Thanks!

  605. Katie says:

    Yes, more adult-sized sewing patterns! I love the pattern reviews. Sometimes it’s so hard to picture the finished piece on a real person. I also love the giveaway days and the tutorial contests.

  606. Ashley W says:

    Wow, that Modern Meadow is beautiful! What a way to kick off spring!

  607. Deanna says:

    I love the dresden plate fabric. I would enjoy, also, adult clothing ideas. Maybe a month of tutorials on that??? I know there are good ideas out there. I love sewing for the children, but every so often I look in my closet and think “Hm, I would like something new, too.”

  608. Aunt LoLo says:

    I would love to see more ideas of how to use the fabrics….I know you already post some of these, but I’m new and while I think the prints are gorgeous…I can’t always picture how to incorporate them into quilts, bags, etc….

  609. Amy says:

    More Tutorials! As a mother to a small baby… I am able to “take your classes” on the internet while baby is sleeping πŸ™‚ I also like the idea about quick sewing projects because the our short “naptime!”

  610. sarah says:

    Hmmm… Maybe a “get ready for summer” sewing month, with all things beachy and summery? I’ve always wondered if it’s really possible to sew your own swimsuit…

  611. gill says:

    i’d like to see more adult sized patterns too!!

  612. holly says:

    ooooooooooooooooh, that modern meadow is gorgeous!

    I’d like to see adult size summer clothing patterns!

  613. Diane says:

    LOVE that Modern Meadow! I’m into One Yard Wonders right now and getting ready to attempt my first quilt. Also in the market for a new iron so a recommendation section like Anna mentioned would be useful.

  614. gwyneth says:

    lovely! i’d like to see more mens pattern suggestions.

  615. Amy P. says:

    Hello, I’m new to Sew Mamma Sew and very new to sewing. I’d really like to see handy tips for beginners- such as how to build up a stash without breaking the bank and maybe the ability to search pattern reviews by pattern name/type. This might even exist- I just haven’t found it yet.


  616. Linsey says:

    I’ve just found this place so I’m still wading through the archives. So far, I’ve not been disappointed. πŸ™‚

  617. Marnie says:

    I love the creative ideas that you post. I would like to see continued reviews, conversations with designers and creative-types. I really like seeing projects that use your fabrics and embellishments. Thanks for a great blog!

  618. Jenny says:

    I just found this site yesterday. Very nice! I would love to see a category for quick/easy projects. I’m very new to sewing and need to know what patterns are good for beginners. I loved looking through the fat quarters and hand sewing topics.

  619. Liz says:

    I want to see more boy ideas! I have 2 boys and no little girls and while i LOVE all your cute girl ideas there is really only so much i can make for my nieces. I would LOVE some pointers on making boy clothes, toys etc.

  620. Corie says:

    I love the quick sewing projects I find on your blog. They always seem so do-able! You always spark inspiration.

  621. Mikki says:

    I have two little ones so I love projects for kids!

  622. Este says:

    Such vibrant colors… I love the hot pink!!! Would love some ideas for storing fabric and fabric scraps.

  623. Christi S. says:

    hmmmmm…you cover so much already…i would like to see things on ruffles OR a series on people’s workspaces…i love to see how other’s work AND get inspired if someone is much more organized than myself (which would be the case 99% of the time!)

  624. Amber says:

    I’d like to see you feature stories on SAHMs that made it big in the sewing world! Doesn’t have to be anyone famous!

    Amanda Jean from Crazy Mom Quilts, I’d like to see people like her explain how she managed her time between her family and her crafts, and how she managed to blog it all!

  625. Karen Utley says:

    I love tutorials. I can sew, but can’t necessarily come up with original ideas. I’m attracted to the Modern Meadow fabrics…. thanks

  626. Beth says:

    Would also love to see some more tutorials for the beginner, and by that I mean, I am so excited I just got my first sewing machine (at 32), now what do I do?

  627. Cami says:

    I’m always looking for great little boy patterns. There can never be too many!

  628. Cat says:

    Love the tutorials and patterns.

  629. Meredith S. says:

    I am actually just enjoying reading through all the current things you have posted already! I am just getting into sewing now, and so I have loved seeing all the ideas and different types of fabrics. I want to do all of them! If only I had the money to buy an unending supply of fabric. πŸ™‚

  630. Desiree says:

    I would love to see adult clothing, and modifications for maternity. You have so much for kids & babies… but not much for us growing mommas. πŸ™‚ Thanks.

  631. Ashley Vang says:

    I would love to see more ideas for quick projects for beginning sewers. As a beginner, large and involved projects can seem overwhelming and daunting. Finishing little projects gives me the confidence I need to take on those bigger jobs!

  632. Alina says:

    awesome fabrics. I would like to see here more tutorials for quilts, kid clothes, bags.

  633. Sarah E. says:

    I think the blog is great how it is! Because I have little ones, I love to see clothes ideas for them, but I like it all!

  634. Sara says:

    I’d like to see some pics of what the Free Friday Fabric winners create with their free fabric.

    I also like Anna’s idea about what kind of equipment is worth the splurge. After learning how to sew when I was younger and borrowing my mom’s machine when I still lived close enough to do so, I finally broke down this winter and bought my own sewing machine. While working on a project, I often wonder if a better or more expensive iron would make a noticeable difference, if I’d really use a mat and rotary cutter, etc.

  635. I’ve just gotten into garment sewing, so I’d love to see a month devoted to sewing women’s clothes–from entry level work to more challenging projects. Thanks.

  636. Veronica says:

    I would love to see some of the projects that just didn’t work out right. It would make me feel better to know that I’m no the only one with a few fails under my belt.

  637. Sherpa says:

    I’d love to see more skirt patterns!

  638. Anu says:

    more beginner tutorials!

  639. Becky says:

    I love tutorials!! I’m not very good at figuring things out myself, and tutorials are very inspirational for me!

  640. Kristal says:

    I love your site! The Modern Meadow fabrics are beautiful. I would love to see more home decorating items.

  641. Rachel says:

    I’d Like to see a quick index of the tutorials and quick projects. I love the stuff on the blog but find most of it by chance. I am new to it though so maybe I need to spend more time browsing.

  642. Kate says:

    Lovely fabric, I especially like the hand picked daisies print. What would I like to see? Well, I’m a “beginner level” sewer, so maybe an occasional basic technique post. I’m really enjoying going back and looking at the Women’s Clothing Month posts. Thanks for the giveaway, hope to win πŸ™‚


  643. Lisa says:

    I would love to see some more information about quilting. Like new (and maybe easier) ways to finish quilts with curved edges, prairie points, etc. I love your blog and read it everyday! Thanks for all the great stuff you DO have up here – you are my go-to place when I need answers and inspiration!

  644. Cheryl says:

    Modern Meadow is just delightful! I can’t wait to get my hands on some of that; I just have to decide which combination I like best. Such decisions!

  645. Carolyn says:

    I love the tutorials and pattern reviews. The more of those, the merrier!

  646. Ashley says:

    Maybe this will be the Friday that I win! πŸ™‚ I like the Dresden plate set, because I think I’m more into small patterns.

  647. Jenna says:

    I’m with Erin – more adult size patterns for both men and women!

  648. Julie G. says:

    New to site so I don’t know what else it needs. So far it’s fantastic!

  649. Michelle says:

    I would love more adult patterns and tips for garment making!

  650. Stacy says:

    I’d like to see a series of tutorials for the beginner sewer. But you guys do a great job as it is!

  651. Julia says:

    Modern Meadow is beautiful! Love those yellow flowers!

    Your blog is my “go-to blog” when I have the urge to create something! I have found so very much inspiration here. You cover such a wide variety of projects that I’m not sure what I can suggest.

  652. Jamie says:

    I’d love to see your format change a little so that I can read your full feed in my blog reader instead of just seeing the first line and needing to click through to read the full post. THanks for the giveaway!

  653. janice says:

    I’d love to see more tutorials. I always find yours so helpful!

  654. Jerri says:

    Love those yellow and white flowers on the green background! So many beautiful choices! I love reading posts on gifts that can be made easily and are small enough to do in a day.

  655. Brittany says:

    I’m with Anna on this one. I would love to see more on the equipment side of things. There are so many options out there – what do you really need?

  656. Julie F says:

    Maybe more patterns for small amounts of fabric or scraps? Maybe not though – I love your site!

  657. Tawny Bee says:

    I’d love to see more links to tutorials that your readers are making. I know you do this every now and then when you’re doing a special project. But maybe at the start of every week you could ask people to submit links or pictures of the projects they are working on via the forums? Then pick your faves to display on the blog.

    But really, you guys are doing a terrific job. Keep up the great work!

  658. I’d love to see more fat quarter patterns! πŸ™‚

  659. Abby says:

    I agree with Erin (more adult clothing patterns), although I’d also be interested in a more fitted/structured top than is usually shown.

    Oh, and those Modern Meadow fabrics are amazing. They practically sing spring!

  660. Jennifer C. says:

    Let’s see some more skirts and kids clothing DIY’s or pattern reviews.
    Love the blog!

  661. Nicole says:

    I would love to see more tips, hints, etc. for the novice and for those who don’t have all the fun, fancy toys! Other than that, I love the blog – great work!

  662. Pam says:

    Upholstery/home dec. fabric and ideas. So many beautiful cottons! But I have a number of upholstery-weight projects I’d like to tackle too. And finding great fabrics for those is Impossible!

  663. Dot says:

    Really enjoy the themed months (i.e. bags)Wold enjoy seeing more adult sewing pattern reviews.

  664. Lizz says:

    I would love to see a post about equipment. I inherited all of mine and I treasure it but I’m lost when I comes to stocking my sewing kit. I end up buying the wrong thing so often it’s crazy. Thanks! Love the site.

  665. Bethany says:

    Mmmm yummy! How about another women’s sewing month with more tutorials and pattern demos?

  666. Heather C says:

    Keep up the good work. I love tutorials!! For the kids, for the home, for the pets, and for me. Love ’em all.

  667. Margaret says:

    I would love to see general tips on sewing. Why different stitches are good for different fabrics. How to handle sewing corners so that they are neat and tidy, etc. I’m an okay sewer (I have made quilts and some clothes and some bags) but I don’t always know the best techniques to use and why! Maybe you already have this on the site and I just haven’t found it yet! I have enjoyed the tutorials very easy to follow, thanks!

  668. Ronda says:

    This fabric is gorgeous! Modern Meadow is incredible.
    I would love to see more sewing projects that you can do to get your kids involved. I also think posts about general sewing tips would be great.

  669. ~Heather says:

    I love the Dresden Plate – more stuff for boys, they get so neglected when the weather turns warm and ruffly skirt tutorials abound! ~H

  670. Sarah S says:

    Joel Dewberry never disappoints, does he? I’m a sucker for tutorials. Also, I love the pattern reviews that you feature, and I’d like to see more of those. I’m new to garment sewing, so tips and information on that would be great.

  671. Mary Beth says:

    I, personally, would like to see a tutorial on how to write a tutorial for a beginner. A crafting, tutorial, that is.

  672. Madge says:

    I’d love to see profiles of fabric designers.

  673. sarah says:

    As a beginner sewer, I would love to see more easy clothing patterns and tips for kids’ clothes. I’m past the baby clothes stage, I’m thinking more size 4-10 type items. Thank you!

  674. Lauren Clark says:

    I would love to see more sew alongs, especially for slightly larger projects like adult clothing, that can sometimes get frustrating. It’s great to have the extra motivation to get through a big project!

  675. Jeni says:

    I love the sewing projects posted here. Especially projects that are not part of the month’s theme. πŸ™‚

  676. Elizabeth says:

    I would enjoy seeing some more tutorials on how to do intermediate techniques…such as buttons, shirring, using elastic thread, etc. Thank you for all your informative pattern reviews and tutorials. I have learned so much from this site!

  677. Dusty says:

    I agree with the adult size clothing patterns. I’ve always got tons of ideas for my daughter, but I rarely sew for myself!

  678. Beth says:

    Definitely more “adult” tutorials! I love being able to make something for myself without having to go through the hassle of a bought pattern!

  679. Jess says:

    I love tutorials that highlight all of your fantastic fabrics!!

  680. Pam says:

    I would like to see some adult clothing patterns as well.

  681. Abigail says:

    I would love to see patterns specificlly using the fabrics in a fat quarter pack!

  682. Pam says:

    I have to agree with Erin. I would also like to see some more Spring Blouses. I’m so in need of something new.

  683. Sarah says:

    I’m new to sewing, so I would always love more tutorials!

  684. Linda says:

    I would love to see some baby quilts, or quilted housewarming gifts, or charity projects.

  685. Miglena Doneva says:

    Hello, I would like to see advises and tips on how to use different types of fabric. Always an issue for me πŸ™‚

  686. brittany says:

    would love to see a month of boy sewing (similar to the month be dana and rae).

  687. Morgan says:

    Hm, I think I’d like to see more home dec, but then again I can never get enough of it!

  688. You already have so much on your blog! More info about you and the projects you are working on would be fun!

  689. Jacquie says:

    This site has been so helpful I started sewing a few weeks ago and I come here for Ideas and tips. THanks!!

  690. Amanda says:

    I wouldllove to see more quilting projects too. All of these fabrics make me wish I could make a patch skirt or a quilt for the wall.

  691. Lorenna says:

    I love good patterns and tutorials for beginners!

  692. Rachelle says:

    I would also love to see some more tips or buying advice for beginning sewers. How many rulers? What kind? Just the basics. I love this blog and I love the easy projects that inspire creativity. Thanks for the giveaway.

  693. LittleA says:

    The new Joel Dewberry is gorgeous! Must have some of that!

  694. Lonna says:

    book suggestions and tips for beginners would be great!

  695. kelly jo says:

    What I’d like to see!? You guys already have the best stuff, and so much of it! But I guess if I had to pick, maybe more small quilt projects – the scrap buster’s month is definitely my favorite!

  696. Courtney says:

    I would love to see more fabric combination ideas. It is so hard to shop online sometimes.

  697. Nichole says:

    i’d like to see tips for garment sewing. it never seems to work for me so it would be nice to see some pointers from people who actually know what they’re doing.

  698. Jessica says:

    I really have enjoyed the tutorials you have previously posted on your website, more of those would be awesome!!

  699. susan h says:

    i would love to see more of your great tutorials, especially for clothing items now that summer is near. i would also like to see more sewing/stitching techniques explained. thanks for the great giveaway and happy friday to all πŸ™‚

  700. I’d love to see more great tutorials. There is not much you can improve on since you are so great to begin with!

  701. Alicia says:

    It’s always excellent to see new tutorials and introductions to new artists and their creations, please keep those up! I absolutely love to come to this site to be inspired. Contest announcements are always fun and around holidays the gift themed blog posts are great.

    I’d love to see more artists showcased, craft room/sewing room organizational tips, equipment/materials reviews/comparisons, pattern making tips/tutorials, sizing, etc.

    Keep up the already fabulous work! Love y’all!

  702. carrie says:

    Hmm… you guys are so great to post such a wide variety of things. Maybe some more home stuff… trying to remodel and reuse some stuff I already have to do that. So, that would be fun!

  703. Jackie says:

    Would like to see something about the Pitfalls of working with certain kinds of fabric – and maybe some ways to overcome them.

  704. Cheryl says:

    Some quilting tips would wonderful! Love the new Joel Dewberry fabrics!

  705. Mandy says:

    I ditto the adult size patterns response. I’d love to see more easy to follow patterns for adult clothes. Oh, and I love Modern Meadow.

  706. Jessica says:

    I would love to see maybe some more beginner tutorials, since I am still kinda new to all of this and maybe also tips and ideas for beginner quilters and people just beginning to sew:) I am so in love with fabrics and would love to just order a little bit of everything you have posted above in the pictures, but not sure if my husband would approve LOL!

  707. Dru says:

    I always appreciate a chance to win gorgeous fabric on Fridays.
    I think you’ve done a great job already on the blog. There is something for everyone here! I like all your project ideas.

  708. Katie B says:

    I’d love to see more ideas for boys! Boy clothes, especially.

  709. Caroline says:

    More pattern reviews, they are so helpful!

  710. Kolleen says:

    I agree with Erin–more adult clothing patterns that work with cottons. Great fabrics!

  711. Trisha says:

    More simple sewing patterns

  712. Beverly says:

    Love the Modern Meadow selection. Will look great in an apron for The Inside Pocket, aprons with personality, purpose, and pockets! Sewing is where my fingers go…. these fabrics are awesome!

  713. Tina says:

    I would love to see marketing ideas. I’m having trouble building a client base. It would be nice to hear marketing ideas from successful business women!

  714. erin says:

    i’d like to see some “I-just-got-a-sewing-machine-now-what-do-i-do?!” patterns! something on the VERY beginner scale…

  715. I love it when you have sewing contests or sewing months (like bag month). It helps me get out of my own sewing habits and branch into something new. It is so much fun to come up with something to enter and even better to see what everyone else drums up.

  716. D'Anna says:

    I would love anything for the beginner! Maybe a sewing dictionary – with all the useful terms!
    Thank you for all you do!

  717. amy says:

    I’d like more tutorials on more advanced things like zippers, interfacing, etc. Great blog!

  718. Sally says:

    I always love the posts that give ideas for simple, functional crafty gifts.

  719. Elizabeth says:

    Tips for clothing! I want to make my own clothes, but I’m a little worried about the first time!

  720. Cindy says:

    I love all of the tutorials! I’d like to see more info on the fabric designers and their inspirations.

  721. crista says:

    I will agree with Erin, more sewing ideas for ladies , but would love to see more of what people out there do.

  722. Becca says:

    I’m new to sewing, so I greatly appreciate the tutorials and would love to see projects that are cute and fun, but maybe also will help me to learn / reinforce an assortment of skills I should know! Or along the lines of: if you’re comfortable doing project A, you’ll be ready for the challenge of project B.

  723. Carly says:

    i would love to see some new ideas for fabric envelopes – love putting gift cards in them and having been doing the same one for ages. Great fabric picks!!

  724. Julia says:

    I’d love to see some up-cycling ideas, i.e. ways to use the yardage out of a man’s oxford, or how lessons how to evaluate fabric and match fabric to project.

    I’m a beginner, so I love taking a new tutorial every week and sweating over it until I get it right. Your site is a big help to my confidence and skills. Thanks.

  725. Indigo76 says:

    I’d love to see some interesting men’s clothing projects!

  726. Kristen says:

    I love the Dresden group – so cute! I would love a “newbie” section. I am just getting into sewing and sometimes I feel a little lost with terminology or a tool I might need. Suggestions for really easy patterns would be great in this section. Right now, the only pattern I really have mastered is the Johnny so my son is getting a lot of rompers!

  727. Betsie says:

    I would love to see some serger tutorials! I have had a serger for several years now and have felt really overwhelmed when I think about learning to use it. I know it’s pretty simple, but a little nudge toward learning would be great :o)

  728. Gretchen says:

    I am never tired of quilting things, or baby things! It might be fun to see some organizational ideas for sewing rooms, as well.

  729. Kerry says:

    How about more tutorials for ladies’ clothing?

  730. sherr says:

    Love the first collection, “Modern Meadow”

  731. Rachel says:

    I’m still somewhat of a beginner, I’m still going through all the great fat quarter projects!

  732. Rachel says:

    I also would love to hear some reviews on what a novice sewer would need. The sewing machine I have isn’t all that great. I’d love to get something new but don’t know what to get.

  733. Lindsey F says:

    Small quilting projects and discussions about deciding how to quilt a top once you have finished piecing it.

  734. Lorene says:

    Love the flowers on white background. And the trees. I have GOT to use up my stash and get space for some of this fabric!

  735. sara says:

    More tutorials, love them!

  736. Shelly says:

    More tutorials, please!

  737. Miranda says:

    I’d love to see baby stuff. I wish I had seen all your wedding ideas when I got married a couple years ago. Now i’m expecting and love ideas for babies, especially boys!

  738. Beth Van says:

    I’d love to see more here about the designing/drafting process for anything from clothing to bags to quilts. Often I see a fabric I love and have an idea of what I want to make and struggle to go from vision to reality.

  739. Ashley says:

    Home decor month: table runners, chair cushions, curtains, throw blankets, pillows for the couch, and tying it all in!

  740. upstatelisa says:

    new bag ideas would be fun to see!

  741. Ashley says:

    I see sewing machine month, hand sewing month…. How about home decor month?

  742. Beth Lucas says:

    I’d love to see a tutorial on women’s shirts, especially how to make them fit well when you have an i’ve-had-more-than-one-baby tummy.

  743. Kim says:

    Majestic Oak Sunglow makes my heart flutter!!!

  744. em ell says:

    i love to see easy, quick tutorials. and tutorials for making things for grown ups. and giveaways πŸ™‚

    that modern meadow is lovely!

  745. Lisa says:

    I would love more Children’s clothing patterns πŸ™‚

  746. kelly says:

    Beautiful fabrics – I would love more sewing patterns for beginners like myself!

  747. Emily says:

    In the future, I would love it if you carried Liberty of London fabric. As far as projects go, I would recommend patterns for kids’ clothes, things to make for little boys, easy projects that use a yard of fabric or less, and projects that can be completed in a little over an hour. Thanks for the giveaway!

  748. andrea says:

    I don’t know-I think you guys cover most everything I like to see already πŸ™‚
    I’d love to make something with that Dresden Plate fabric;)

  749. kochernut mama says:

    You guys do such a wonderful job…how can I give you better ideas than the ones you already have?

  750. Amanda says:

    I love the themed/holiday project ideas. (Really, all of the project ideas are great!) I would like to see more pattern reviews for women. And maybe tips on clothing construction?


  751. Jenn says:

    I always love baby stuff, its simple quick and small so I can finish it! I would love to see a bonnet tutorial soon!

  752. Audrey says:

    I love the Dewberry new line! I would like to see more online tutorials; they are so helpful. I recently have really been enjoying your pattern reviews as well.

  753. Deb says:

    More simple projects that make good gifts. I love that. For some reason I often feel the need to make something when giving a gift, even if I also purchased a gift.

  754. Harriet says:

    I love the Tree pattern! I don’t really have any ideas for you. I’m relatively new to your site and am still looking through everything.

  755. Lori says:

    I am in love with ModernMeadow!! I have a hard time thinking of anything new I’d like you guys to add, you have it all already–giveaways, tutorials, reviews!

  756. Beth says:

    I would like to see some embroidery integrated with sewing projects!

  757. Jennifer says:

    i think i’d like to see some tutorials on placing and sewing closures– zippers, buttons, hook and eye. also, some information on what type of closure is appropriate for what project.

  758. Dacia says:

    Hmmm, you always have such great things, but I would say more women’s clothing. I have yet to conquer clothes for me… always making bitty size girl clothes. Or I’d love to see some speedy projects, as I love to sew, but never have the time I need to make something wonderful. Thanks for all the many great ideas!

  759. I’d LOVE to see a ladies summer wardrobe series…I need clothes for me, and the main stream pattern companies never seem to look like the picture……

  760. Briana says:

    I agree with Erin! Adult sized clothing patterns would be awesome! I make lots of clothing for the kidlets and now I’m thinking what about me πŸ™‚ I really like that modern meadow fabric by Joel Dewberry!

  761. Bonney says:

    Less temptation!!! Just kidding. I’m always happy to see whatever you want to show us!

  762. Gale says:

    Now that I have a granddaughter, I need quick and cute little projects I can make for her.

  763. Melissa says:

    love the joel dewberry! melissa

  764. april says:

    I’m with Erin, the commenter above. Id love to see some more adult sized clothing tutorials. Spring is coming and I’ve got the bug for tops!

  765. Carly says:

    I love your blog and all the ideas and inspiration! I think that new Joel Dewberry line is so pretty! The idea of more quick and simple projects is great!

  766. Deb Joseph says:

    I’m loving the Modern Meadow fabrics. Honestly, I love your blog as it is and would not change anything. I just wish that I had more time for crafting. Thanks so much for all of the wonderful tutorials that you post!

  767. Michele says:

    Ideas and tutorials would be awesome!

  768. Kelly B. says:

    I agree with an earlier post. A little more basic info for us beginners. Sometimes things are mentions in tutorials as if they should be second nature (i.e. blind stitch). I can find how to make a blind stitch, but not how to start nor end it. I know this is really basic, but I’ve never sewed before! πŸ™‚

  769. Camila F. says:

    I would love to read more about new sewing projects, maybe something about women’s clothes!

  770. Carly says:

    Maybe more holiday ideas? Though this is one of my favorite sites and I wouldn’t change anything!

  771. mia kay says:

    baby projects!
    love this giveaway btw!

  772. Julie says:

    More tutorials for simple things like the best way to sew in sleeves or finish a sleeveless top, or collars. Seems the big pattern companies use very convoluted techniques and there may be better ways out there to do things!

  773. meghan says:

    Some fix your mistake tips for beginning sewers!

  774. Samantha says:

    Trying to get over the gorgeous orange top fabric… I’d like to see projects people have made with the fabrics you sell, especially one yard projects! Also, the slightly unconventional pet projects, such as how to make toys and beds for our furry friends.

  775. Shawna says:

    I would like to see ideas for prizes for shower games! That is something I just had to come up with, and it was hard to decide on things that would be generic enough for anyone who won the prize so I would love to see what other people had to suggest!

  776. julie says:

    I would love to see more tutorials from real sewers and bloggers about all processes of sewing. I love the project oriented tutorials, but sometimes I need to see someone do something before I understand it. More videos?

  777. Nicole says:

    love those fabrics! Would love more quick sewing tuts for things for kids.

  778. Christina Davis says:

    I would love to see more clothing tutorials. I just saw the comment about spring blouses, I think I will have to go find it!

  779. Deb Cameron says:

    What about accessory month – and use different techniques/products to produce hair clips, scarves, bags, hats etc; or kitchen month and make all sorts of goodies for the kitchen – aprons, mittens, lunch bags, shopping bags (for getting the food), cleaning mitts, teatowels, even tablecloths, etc. I have more ideas, but two is probably enough right now. Would love to win a yard of fabric, I’m still hankering after a piece of Laura Gunn’s Poppie for Michael Miller, awesome, awesome designer!

  780. Kathryn says:

    Keep posting the tutorials and patterns. Enjoy the benefit of free patterns.Features on different types of interfacings and iron adhesives would be appreciated.

  781. Lina says:

    I could spend all of our food budget on Joel Dewberry fabric instead. But I think my husband might notice. I always enjoy the tutorials so if you can keep those coming I’d be happy.

  782. Tanya says:

    Exactly! just what these ladies said…
    I love the quick small projects you post – they are great inspiration. In love with Modern Meadow.

  783. Nora says:

    I love the new modern meadow fabrics. I really can see these in my small purses and patchwork totes!

  784. rachel says:

    Sewing book reviews.

  785. Lia says:

    Beautiful fabrics πŸ™‚ I love it when you have little competitions or tutorials πŸ™‚

  786. rachel says:

    More tutorials on basting (whhhy does mine always shift when I use pins?!) and free motion quilting! I also love “instant gratification” projects–stuff that can be completed in the course of an afternoon or evening.

    But, the blog is amazing, so don’t make too many changes!!

  787. What about going over some tricky construction hints. Different ways or ideas of doing something that seems too difficult for the beginner sewer to try. I always like to hear new ways of doing something, even if I have done it forever.

  788. Amanda Chea says:

    I also would like to see more adult size clothing patterns. Also, maybe some more one yard or fat quarter projects. Thanks!

  789. kristi says:

    How to measure yourself – I swear I can never get it right and end up with things to small or big whenever I sew clothes for myself! LOVE LOVE LOVE Modern Meadow!

  790. Alexis says:

    I’d like to see some fabric groupings – like what would look good together with the latest fabrics.

  791. Alex says:

    … a little something about making pet toys, beds, and those cute bandanas for every holiday type.
    I love Sew, Mama, Sew!

  792. katie says:

    I would love to see the ‘Best of’s’ colors, out of the new collections. For example, every 6 months or 12 months, you show us the ‘Best New Blues,’ ‘Best New Red,’ etc. I suggest a color rather than a collection because oftentimes there is one stand-out print and other prints aren’t as great. Or maybe a ‘Best Corresponding Fabrics’ that may not be from the same collection… or just a single ‘Best of Fabric’ collection for the year… I’ll stop rambling now. πŸ™‚

  793. Kayla says:

    I would love to see more articles and tutorials geared for beginners. While I’d love to be able to do all of the projects I see on here, I’m just learning. Maybe a beginner/intermediate month?

  794. Gwen says:

    ooh! I love free fabric Friday! I’m fond of the household items tutorials. I’d love some new ideas for table linens or placemats.

  795. Bethany says:

    I have loved the focus months, so maybe a focus on kids summer clothes? Or quilt patterns. Thanks for all the inspiration you give!

  796. Amanda says:

    I love to see gift ideas, especially those for the adults we love.

  797. Johanna says:

    I would like to see more clothing not just for kids but also for adults. And maybe you could present blogs that are not that well knows but have something to offer like tutorials, pretty pictures, ideas etc.
    And yes, please not too much. In some of the theme months I was so busy just reading what was posted that I really didn’t get to sew any of the items because there was simply no time…

  798. Karen says:

    Love it all – I’m a fabric addict!

  799. DianeH says:

    My suggestion was going to be about information re upgrading your sewing machine but I just saw your link in the left hand column. So this is my comment and I’m off to read what wonderful information you already have. Thank you.

  800. Diane says:

    I am new to your blog and love finding sewing inspiration.

  801. i want to see and lots and lots of springy things! πŸ™‚

  802. Robin Baker says:

    ooooo, i agree with anna. some advice as to sewing equipment, where to spend and where to save. maybe even a quick roundup of decent sewing machines at different budget levels.

  803. Carolyn says:

    I would like to see more quick projects that don’t involve patterns. I love those type of projects!

  804. Nichole Lenneman says:

    Scrap projects. I have so many little scraps left over and I never want to throw them away but don’t know how to use them in a good way.

  805. Rohaise says:

    There is so much already on the site that it’s hard to think of anything that’s missing! As a beginner sewer I agree with comment about equipement etc suggestions. That would be very helpful.

  806. Stephanie says:

    As the mother of two small boys, I would love to see some ideas for boys’ clothes.

  807. Corey says:

    I’d love you to keep showing quick, easy, and fun projects that even beginners can tackle. πŸ™‚

  808. cynthia says:

    Apron patterns, fabric flowers and women’s skirts all come to my mind…..and I really enjoy reading your blog and being inspired by your ideas.

  809. Connie says:

    Love the modern meadow! Looks like spring!!!!

  810. Angela says:

    A customer project gallery where we can upload pictures and descriptions of what we’re making at home would be great.

  811. Jenny says:

    what about spotlighting a current project from blogland? love all the inspiration there and i know i dont get to it all! thanks for a chance.

  812. kelly says:

    I love it when you feature tutorials and have found the ones for housewares to be some of the best (storage buckets, etc). I second the comment about quick projects — with so many things sort of started, it feels great to finish something in a sitting. Love this blog!

  813. I’d like to see more modern quilt patterns. You do so well at grouping fabrics together, like the packs of fat quarters, that my mind just keeps thinking quilt, quilt, quilt!

  814. Beby says:

    Your choice of fabric is sooo tempting, I could never pick just one so, please, choose for me ; )
    Your site is already a great source of inspiration… Maybe, it would be nice to have a bit more boy/men oriented projects, for those little guys and big boys in our lives !

  815. Marietta says:

    Love your fabric! What your doing already is great, The wedding stuff was wonderful. BOTH! of my daughters are getting married this year and the ideas were wonderful. In an hour, In a day, sewing thats what I like. Keep up the great blogging!!

  816. Maya says:

    Oh my Gosh!I love the fabric shown! As sewing is concerned I’d love to see skirt and blouse patterns.

  817. Melanie says:

    Small, simple, practical projects would be fun month of tutorials on the blog.

  818. Michelle Cress says:

    I would love to see more patterns for quick home projects, like curtains, kitchen accessories, etc. Love the tree fabric!

  819. Allyson says:

    I love reading the great tutorials! I really like the magestic oak fabric in the first set.

  820. Sarah Stevens says:

    Neat stuff – I’ll have to be on the lookout for these.

  821. Elaine says:

    What about a few project for the beginners!!

  822. Claudia says:

    I wonder if an italian sewing lover will ever have in her hands such a beautiful fabric!!! I’m very happy to see your wonderful patterns and stuffs!! Thanks for your friendship

  823. Jamey says:

    It would be great to see some springtime one-yard projects.

  824. Alice S says:

    I would love to see: skirts for women, sewn gifts for men, childrens’ clothes, or children’s toys. I always enjoy your topics and learn lots from this blog. Thanks!

  825. Liz says:

    Love the new fabric! Couldn’t I have fun with that! I love everything on your site and all of the ideas that it gives me. Keep it up!

  826. Katie says:

    I love to see projects that can be made together in themes and gift sets…like travel gift sets or a set of kitchen projects that can be made out of contrasting fabrics!

  827. Ana Maria says:

    I love this blog. I would love to see here indications of good suppliers that send products outside the United States. Thanks! (translated through the google language tool)

  828. Julia says:

    I agree with Erin, I’d love to see some more clothing patterns.

  829. Love all those little projects you have going. But would like to see more basic patterns and tutorials – great pockets, hems, linnings, buttonbands…

  830. kris says:

    Love the 30’s and 40’s dresden is right up my ally!

  831. Leah Jorgensen says:

    love all the yummy fabric! I’m a new sewer & have just LOVED all the tutorials you post! Keem em up! It’s great to be inspired by a pic, then watch a tut & realize how easy it is to create something fabulous myself! TFS!

  832. Sarah G says:

    How about more toys made from fabric? Muslin dolls or plushies… I’ll be fine if you don’t, it’s nearly 3 am, I’m feeding a sick baby, and that was the first thing that came to mind…next to sleeeeeep. πŸ™‚

  833. Charlotte says:

    Have you had a plushie month yet?

  834. Anja says:

    Boys stuff! Because I’m a mom of two little boys and just cannot find enough sewing ideas for them!

  835. Rie says:

    Vintage fabric… what to look for & what best to use them for!

  836. Corrie says:

    You can never have too many tutorials! I can’t get real specific because you guys pretty much have covered all your bases. Love the new Joel Dewberry collection!

  837. anne m says:

    Thanks. The first one is beautiful!!

  838. jennifer says:

    I love free tutorials and of course the giveaways never hurt:)

  839. Amy says:

    I cannot wait to see another Fat Quarter month!

  840. Jill says:

    Wow I love the Modern Meadow prints!

  841. Hayley Phillips says:

    I’d love to see some more patterns and ideas for things that can be made for little boys.

  842. Debi says:

    oooh polka dots!!! I would love to see more finished garments or clothing items made from the fabric you sell…Love the site!!

  843. Jillian says:

    I love the modern meadow group! It would be fun to have a month of patterns/ideas for men. My husband wants me to make him something and I’m having trouble finding a pattern that he’d like, so I guess this is sort of a selfish suggestion! πŸ™‚

  844. Toni D says:

    I would love to see some easy projects for women’s clothing. Would be great to use modern meadows fabrics for some strikingly simple dresses . So bright and beautiful!

  845. Mandy says:

    I would love information and resources for natural fabrics– it always seems to be such a challenge to find cute, affordable– eco fabrics.

    These are adorable fabrics by the way!

  846. Imaan says:

    I think more of tutorial type posts would be great, especially for us relatively new beginners, who get easily flustered. Hope I win something!

  847. Maria says:

    Thanks for the great blog! The list of my projects grows every month and I just want to catch up… And once I do – I will be on the lookout for ideas to beautify the house and those occasional gift goodie bags. Also, it would be great to see more ‘recycle-repurpose’ projects. Thanks! Oh, I do hope I win as the fabrics you featured in the first group are just wonderful =)

  848. Deb says:

    love the modern meadow prints.

    i would love to see projects for those at a beginner to advanced beginner level. Now that I finally started using my machine I made all the decorations for my daughter’s recent birthday party, but struggle to decide what projects i see on the net are good for beg – adv. beg. So many of them SEEM difficult but maybe I underestimate what you can make with basic sewing knowledge.

  849. Vikki says:

    Definitely more adult sized clothes patterns. It’s getting on for spring and I’m ready to make pretty things, I just need some inspiration.

  850. deb says:

    I love the Modern Meadow fabric, my goodness, it’s lovely. I like the tutorials for easy projects, they are my favourite.

  851. Kym says:

    My interests at the moment lie in making clothes, mainly for my daughters. I’d love to see some suggestions for turning a simple top / skirt / pants into something special. It’s amazing what a tasteful embellishment can do for an otherwise plain garment.

  852. Jeni says:

    I love finding simple patterns and tutorials that I can get done in a day and I am not an experienced sewer.

  853. PeachRainbow says:

    i would like to see some articles about, starting a small craft related business, for a beginner.

  854. Teresa Peschke says:

    i would love some quick sew patterns and advise about what you really need and what you can do without sewing wise.

  855. monica says:

    Tricks of the trade!

    Those little ‘shortcuts and finishing touches’ that are learnt from experience and make an item so much more professional looking..

    That dewberry fabric at the top is simply divine!!

  856. Courtney G. says:

    I recently found Sew, Mama, Sew, but I totally second Erin’s response–more simple, beginner-level adult clothing patterns and tutorials. I finally decided to take the plunge into making clothes for myself, and I need all the help I can get!

  857. Valerie says:

    I love your themed round-ups. I would like to see one on making your own patterns!

  858. I would love a top tips section, sharing those little seemingly little tips that you pick over years that when you discover them you have one of the A-ha moments.

  859. Melody B. says:

    I’d love to see a good post on making some simple stylish plus size clothes. Maybe a nice little skirt or maxi dress.

  860. Anna says:

    I would like to see more scraps pattern, and some tips and tricks on sewing and quilting. Oh, and quilting patterns would be great!

  861. whitney says:

    i would like to see some simple ideas for making clothes, or maybe tips for how to make something without a pattern. thanks!

  862. Lisabee says:

    I love the quick projects that you can whip up in an hour or so. Great for when you need a fast, last-minute gift idea.

  863. Linda Ashworth says:

    Lovely fabrics and such pretty colours. Unusual shades of pink.

  864. Taryn says:

    I always love seeing patterns for projects that can be made relatively quick. I’m big on the instant gratification.

  865. Michelle says:

    I would love to see suggestions for sewing machines for the newbies.

  866. Nicole says:

    I would love to see vintage fabrics or vintage clothing re-used/ recycled to create newer trendy clothes, quilts, bags, etc.

  867. Shannon says:

    I enjoyed and learned a lot from Sewing Machine Month. A repeat of that would be great! I loved the All About Sergers post. I think it would be neat to have something similar to Sewing Machine Month for sergers. I like Anna’s idea of investment-type equipment for the beginning sewer–I’m also interested in what kinds of irons, scissors, marking tools, measuring tools, pins, etc. that people use. Also, I think it would be fun to view people’s sewing spaces…we’ve seen how they store fabric, but what do their sewing spaces look like?

    Oh yes…like Erin, I like the idea of spring tops as well! πŸ™‚

    Also, maybe something on “slow sewing.”

  868. Lisa says:

    Love the Modern Meadow – how fantastic it would be to win some! I love the tutorials I find here, I’d love to see some modern ideas for cushions.

  869. Rebecca says:

    I would like to see more clothing tutorials. πŸ™‚

  870. Heather Capener says:

    I would love to see more clothing patterns as well. Also any great tips on how to best photograph your handmade items.

  871. WhitneyG says:

    I would love to see a ‘beginners 101’ class on how to make clothing items. Its a little complicated to take on when you are first learning!

  872. Marguerite says:

    I love all of your great ideas and tutorials! What charming fabrics!

  873. Lila & Lime says:

    I would like to see all of your creative ideas. All the fabrics, patterns for kids clothing (boys and girls), en ideas for handmade presents.

  874. Ramona Burke says:

    I loved the “boy month” everyone just had, and would LOVE more of it… boy stuff is so hard, unless it’s cheesy or overly edgy. I have a 3yo boy, and I love his excitement and innocence, and want to reflect that in what I make for him…

  875. Lindsey says:

    that modern meadow stuff is divine! Maybe you could show us how to sew odd stuff like paper and things like that?

  876. Amy says:

    more yellow. πŸ™‚ I love yellow.
    i love those beautiful prints! *sigh*

  877. Melisa says:

    I think your blog is great! I don’t know what to suggest, really. Ummm…maybe feature some of the new, and not-your-grandma’s-sewing-machine type stuff going on out there. Like some of the modern quilt guilds, and those who are so into repurposing things. I don’t know — you’re pretty great as it is! :o)

  878. camelama says:

    I’d love to see more about sewing different kinds of materials, and really cool would be a “solve my sewing machine problem” troubleshooting column! Folks could write up their issue, add video and photos, and an expert could try diagnosing. Would love to hear about the troubles others run into with their machines, and what the fix is – educational, because I’m sure I’ll hit that problem in my time too! Great work so far, keep up the fun attitude and the obvious love of sewing. YAY SMS!!!!!!

  879. Meghan says:

    Wow, the Modern Meadow collections is beautiful!
    I would like to see some more adult clothing patterns, too.

  880. Kadybug says:

    How about some Easter/spring projects?

  881. Serena says:

    Oh, Joel Dewberry…

    I’m terrible at suggestions, so I’ll just say that I really, really enjoy your pattern reviews. So many times I want to try a pattern, but I prefer to see it made up by a “real” person and hear their take on it first.

  882. Carla Timberlake says:

    Love, love, love tutorials!!

  883. Eva SB says:

    I would like to see reviews of patterns that have suddenly become fashionable, whether new or older patterns, and a short discussion of why this particular pattern has caught the public’s imagination

  884. Erin says:

    I would love to see some more adult size clothing patterns. The spring blouses you posted last spring were adorable, and I can’t wait to try making one!

  885. Melanie says:

    I love finding new ideas for quick sewing and quilting projects. Everyone is always so busy; it’s nice to have a few go-to projects that you know you can finish quickly and feel proud of.

  886. Nina Chairez says:

    OOh, I love that tree fabric in the top grouping! Gorgeous. I wish I had some good ideas for what I’d like to see, I’m just always trying to catch up with all of the fabulous ideas and tutorials that you have posted in the past! I love seeing all of the creativity here.

  887. Anna says:

    Maybe a little talk about invenstment-type equipment for the beginning sewer– i.e. do you need to spend a lot on an iron? etc. Thanks for your great blog!

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