Author: Beth

Wee Wonderfuls Book Winners

Congratulations to our two Wee Wonderfuls: 24 Dolls to Sew and Love book winners: Roberta (debtor2mercy) & Sandy (sandyandcosmo)

Remember, you can still enter to win an Elizabeth Hartman Fat Quarter Pack for the Kitchen Window Quilt through this weekend. Also, don’t miss our Practical Guide to Patchwork Tour Kickoff! Check out our review of the book, read our “3 things” interview with Elizabeth and comment on the post for a chance to win a copy of the book!

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Pacifier Clip Tutorial

Dana from MADE creates some of brightest, cheeriest, most-innovative and fun sewing projects around! She generously shares lots of free tutorials on her blog, and today she shares an easy Pacifier Clip tutorial for our Baby Shower celebration. Enjoy!

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The Pea Pod Hip Carrier Tutorial

Sascha Romeo from Piccoli Piselli generously shares this brilliant Pea Pod Hip Carrier tutorial and pattern today, and she’s also offering a chance to win one of TWO Pea Pod Hip Carriers at Piccoli Piselli

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Introducing ~ Lisa

We’ve been fans of Lisa’s sewing for years, and we especially love her bags. Lisa is up next with her review of Amy Butler’s Style Stitches: 12 Easy Ways to 26 Wonderful Bags

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Join our Super Style Bag Swap!

This week we’re celebrating the release of Amy Butler’s newest book, Amy Butler’s Style Stitches: 12 Easy Ways to 26 Wonderful Bags! We’ll share a project from the book, a video from Amy Butler, a review of the book, some fun surprises and every day you’ll have a chance to win a copy of Amy Butler’s Style Stitches. Today we’re kicking off the fun with a Super Style Bag Swap!

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Free Fabric Friday

We moved Free Fabric Friday to help raise awareness for an important fundraiser for Action Kivu in eastern Congo. Visit Handmade by Alissa to learn more and donate. Comment at Handmade by Alissa this weekend for your chance to win one of ten yards of fabric from Sew,Mama,Sew!

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Join Us for Back to School Sewing!

August is Back to School month at Sew,Mama,Sew! We’ll help you sew everything your kiddos need to head back in style, from a cute, new backpack to lunch sacks, art smocks, custom name labels and so much more…

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Kaffe Fassett Blog Tour

Kaffe Fassett’s blog tour for Simple Shapes Spectacular Quilts is in full swing! Check out the full schedule at STC Craft, and don’t miss our April Quilting Month interview with Kaffe Fassett…

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May Giveaway Day

Thanks for a very fun May Giveaway Day (well, series of days!)… We hope you had plenty of time to visit new-to-you sites! We had wonderful, worldwide representation this time around and lots of fantastic prizes. We also had well over 400 giveaway hosts! Wow! We’ll be sure to do it again. Feel free to leave feedback to let us know how we can make our next Giveaway Day even better.

Hosts: We hope you had lots of new visitors and tons of fun too. Remember to ship your item by May 24th!

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Grocery Bag Sew-Off Winners

Congratulations to our Grocery Bag Sew-Off Winners! Quilting for Peace Team Sew,Mama,Sew! created well over 250 bags. You might remember Morsbags estimates that every cloth bag saves the ecosystem from approximately 80 plastic bags; team members really saved the environment from the use of over 20,000 plastic bags. WOW!

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Happy Holidays!

All of us here at Sew,Mama,Sew! wish you the very merriest of holiday seasons! Thank you for joining us for a wonderful year.

We’re looking forward to a creative & fun 2010, and we hope you are too!

Peace & joy to you,
Kristin, Dena, Rebecca, Irene & Beth

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November 21 ~ Bake

Is there a cookie that can transport you back to the holidays of your childhood? Do you love to bake (or eat!) all season long? Does someone on your list need a pop of color in their kitchen? Enjoy our Bake ideas today!

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November 13 ~ Go

Today’s features are perfect when you’re on the move. We’re sure you know someone can appreciate Gifts to Go!

Also: Don’t miss today’s Twaiku contest in the Win It section.

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October 1 Scrap Buster ~ Patchwork Scarves

Join us! Every day this month we’ll highlight a favorite scrap buster project. If you’ve made something similar, add a link in the comments so we can all click over and take a look. You could also link to your favorite related tutorial… Help us create a great scrap buster resource every day this month! First up: Patchwork Scarves.

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Introducing ~ Jacquie

From Beth: We love Jacquie’s stunning quilts, and the way she writes about quilting. You can learn a lot more about Jacquie’s approach in her FAQ post; it’s full of lots of great information about how she got started, tips about quilting and much more. Visit Tallgrass Prairie Studio and take a look around! Jacquie writes that quilting “feeds her creative soul!”

From Jacquie: Hi! I’m Jacquie from Tallgrass Prairie Studio. I’m a city girl living on 100 acres in beautiful northeast Kansas. My husband and I are enjoying our first months as empty nesters. Quilting is my thing. My mother taught me to sew as a young girl, but it’s only been in the last year and a half that I’ve had the time to flex my creative muscles. I love designing and making modern quilts that preserve touches of the traditional. I’m in the middle of my first solo quilt exhibit at a small gallery in Kansas City and relishing every minute I can spend in my studio sewing. In my free time I redecorate rooms and tweak the landscape around my house. Sometimes I even cook.

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Sewing Machine Reviews

Welcome to the Extreme Sewing Machine Meme Master List! All of these sewing machine interviewees responded to our Sewing Machine Meme. We hope the list provides you with some excellent information, whether you’re doing research for your first sewing machine, looking to upgrade or just simply curious about sewing machines…

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Introducing ~ Meg

Meg’s done all of the research so you can find the very best serger for your sewing needs. Her article is coming up next… In the meantime, check out her Fashioned by Meg blog, Meg’s etsy shop and her bio:

From Meg: Hi! I am Meg from Fashioned by Meg. I am a California girl currently living in Indiana- hopefully, we should be back in California by September! I am the wife of Kurt, my wonderful lawyer husband, and the mom to the two sweetest little girls, Juliana and Felicity. I like to sew everything! I learned to sew when I was a teenager, but only recently got back to sewing a couple of years ago. I finished my first quilt last month, and I can’t wait to make more!

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Introduction ~ Sally

Sally grew up in a family of sewing teachers and now teaches sewing herself! She teaches at bolt fabric boutique in Portland, Oregon and gives private sewing lessons. She has two little boys, ages 4 and 10 months and helps her husband manage a big garden, 5 chickens, and one rambunctious dog. Sally spends her free time focusing mostly on sewing garments for herself and the wee ones, but she also quilts and has designed a Farmers Market Tote Bag pattern that she sells on Etsy.

Sally’s website: http://sewsally.com/
Sally’s blog: http://sewsally.blogspot.com/
Sally’s Etsy shop: http://sewsallyshop.etsy.com/

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Introduction ~ Pam

Pam has been sewing since she was 10, starting off with doll clothes and eventually moving up to prom dresses and her wedding dress. She mostly focuses now on quilting and making clothes and toys for her children. You can find out more about her and her sewing projects over at her blog, Pantsfreesia.

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Needles Sampler Winner

The winner of the Needles Sampler from Husqvarna and our Sewing Machine Needles post is Alisha who wrote, “Of course! The needle! I’ve been thinking that my tension was all messed up, but haven’t been able to get it right. I bet it’s actually the needle. Lots of good info here.” Congratulations,...

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Introduction ~ Jessie

Jessie Keating has lived in Seattle and Boston, studied in Guadalajara, and traveled all over the US. She has a degree in art, speaks a bit of Spanish, and has been a waitress, receptionist, assistant, book keeper, tutor, and nanny. Now she’s a picture-taking, sewing, painting, drawing, knitting, quilting, card-making, thrift store shopping, stay at home mama to one little boy…

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Sewing Machine Meme

Welcome to Sewing Machine Month on the Sew,Mama,Sew! blog! We’ll learn more about sewing machine components (feet, feet, feet, buttonholes, needles, etc.). We have a fantastic sewing machine cover tutorial, interviews, we’ll explore decorative stitches, we’ll talk about older (workhorse!) machines and more! Today we’re kicking off a Sewing Machine Meme…

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Introduction ~ Kathie

Kathie Sever is a slow runner, a quick sewist, an awkward yogini, an earnest parent, a rock n roll wife, a night swimmer, a hungry reader, a to-do list ignorer, a mess maker, a check bouncer, a persistent maker, a sierra nevada swiller, and just generally glad to be here…

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Would you like to do a pattern review?

Edited: OK! We’ve got a great list now. If you’d like to contribute in the future you can always subscribe to our Twitter feed (link in the main page right sidebar) for quick alerts next time we do a call-out for pattern reviewers. Thanks for your interest!

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FFF Winners

What a fun group of comments. Gnomes take the cake, and our love for Amy Butler, Heather Ross and Denyse Schmidt fabrics is intense!

The winners are…

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February 1 ~ Fat Quarter Project of the Day

It’s February! It’s Fat Quarter Month on the Sew,Mama,Sew! blog! This month we have a fun line-up of new tutorials, just perfect for using fat quarters. We’re hosting a swap this month, we’re talking stash and we’re giving away fat quarter packs all month long…

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