Category: Home Decor

Fabric Bin Tutorial

We’re pleased to collaborate with an industry favorite! Nancy Zieman shows you how to make a custom fabric bin tutorial from her Sew Simple with Rectangles & Squares book (also demonstrated in the famous Sewing With Nancy TV show). There are fabric and cutting requirements for three sizes of bins, plus detailed written instructions and the video how-to…

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Ink & Arrow Kitchen Linens Challenge: Bethany

Bethany from Sew Not Perfect created several free kitchen-themed, free motion appliqué designs for you to download, plus a tutorial for a simple reversible apron, a framed appliqué design for the kitchen wall and kitchen-themed magnets! Check out her creative collection of items for the Ink & Arrow Whip It Up Kitchen Linens Challenge…

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Fresh Air Pillow Tutorial

Debbie Grifka from Esch House Quilts is the author of Lines by Design Quilts. Debbie’s book includes 17 projects designed to feature lines, and it features both piecing and appliqué techniques (fusible and bias). Learn how to make Debbie’s exclusive Fresh Air Pillow with her free tutorial, plus comment for a chance to win a copy of the book!

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Ink & Arrow Kitchen Linens Challenge: Dena

We asked a new set of challengers to show us what they could create with new fabric from Ink & Arrow! The Whip It Up collection lends itself perfectly to a Kitchen Linens Challenge, and our six sewists really showed the versatility and fun of the fabric in their work…

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How To Design + Sew a Custom Seat-Back Slipcover

Lisa DiAntonio is founder and owner of Green Park Studios, a custom fabric printer. She showed us How to Print Your Own Recipe Tea Towels, and now she’s back with another sweet and easy project. Lisa shows you how to design and create a simple seat-back slipcover with ties on the sides. They’re a fun addition to birthday celebrations, weddings, outdoor parties or they can be an everyday addition to your home decor!

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Squeezy Potholder Video Tutorial

Donna Thornal of Olivia & Marie Create shows you how to make her easy Squeezy Potholders in a two-part video series. These would be lovely paired with a kitchen towel as a hostess gift, or the potholder could be a fun refresh for your own kitchen this spring!

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Woven Chevron Pillow Tutorial

Tara J. Curtis creates stunning fabric art pieces with special weaving techniques. She’s the inventor of the Tjaye Fabric Weaving Needle, the only needle made by a weaver designed specifically for use with fabric strips and bias strips. Learn how to make her Woven Chevron Pillow!…

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Urban Scandinavian Winter Runner Tutorial

Learn how to make this pretty, minimal Urban Scandinavian Winter Runner for your bed or table. Kirstyn Cogan, author of Urban Scandinavian Sewing and the designer behind P&B Textile’s Urban Scandinavian Basics fabric collection, shows you how to spruce your home up for winter with this easy tutorial. Plus there’s a giveaway!

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Flower Shower Tea Cozy Tutorial

Debbie von Grabler-Crozier from Pretty Things showed us how to make the Summer Flowers Mat and now she has a Flower Shower Tea Cozy to carry you through fall and winter! This easy project would make a thoughtful gift (paired with your favorite tea) or a bright bit of color for your kitchen…

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Back to School Pillow Tutorial

Natalie Barnes, owner and pattern designer of beyond the reef and author of A Modern Twist: Create Quilts with a Colorful Spin, showed us how to make Easy Quilted Coasters + Table Toppers earlier this summer. Now she’s back with a Back to School Pillow; this pillow is a lovely gift for just about anyone, but Natalie had older kids in mind. Send kids to college (or their other independent adventures in the world) with a reminder of home and love!…

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Dreaming Away Pet Bed Tutorial

Ali and Courtney’s Dreaming Away pattern from Wives of Whitewood is a fun and useful pet bed that rolls up for easy transport and storage. It’s easy to tuck this in the car for pets on the go, and it’s a free PDF for you to download…

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Easy Quilted Coasters + Table Topper Tutorial

Natalie Barnes is the owner and pattern designer of beyond the reef, and author of the new A Modern Twist: Create Quilts with a Colorful Spin (with quilter Angela Walters). Natalie has a free Quilted Coaster + Table Topper Tutorial for you, plus a chance to win one of FIVE copies of her book. (International winners A-OK!)

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How to Sew Professional-Looking Pillows

Teresa Coates of crinkledreams.com and Fabric Depot recently gave us the hard-hitting results of her Sewing Needle Comparison. She’s back with top tips for sewing professional-looking pillows! Use these easy tips to take your pillows from “blah” to beautiful…

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Hanging Gardens Mobile Tutorial

Mo Bedell is a fabric and pattern designer, and an all-around wonderful person to be around! Mo originally made this mobile for her award-winning booth at Quilt Market in Portland a couple of years ago, featuring her Full Moon Lagoon collection. The mobile was a huge hit and lots of people have asked her for a tutorial. Here it is! Mo is also giving away a free kit with everything you’ll need to make the mobile; check out the post for more details.

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Scrappy Flower Coaster Tutorial

Diane Gilleland of CraftyPod has a new book out next week! All Points Patchwork takes you beyond hexies to English paper piecing with diamonds, triangles, octagons, pentagons, curved-edge shapes and more. Download your free PDF excerpt from the book about basic EPP sewing techniques, then have fun with Diane’s Scrappy Flower Coaster Tutorial. You can also comment for a chance to WIN All Points Patchwork

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Horseshoe Pillow Free Pattern + Tutorial

Shelly Morgan and her best friend Jennie work together at Coral & Co., sharing some of their favorite tutorials and great southern style. Shelly grew up with horses, her dad is a jockey and she was born in Lexington, Kentucky! She made this Horseshoe Pillow Pattern and Tutorial so you can make one for your favorite horse fan…

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How To Print Your Own Recipe Tea Towels

This spring Lisa DiAntonio launched Green Park Studios, a new “print your own fabric” company. Lisa shows you how to prepare files to print your own Recipe Tea Towels. The Peach Margarita sounds great, and we think these would also be lots of fun with scanned recipe cards featuring traditional family favorites. A set would make a thoughtful wedding or Christmas gift!…

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14 Sewing Projects to Get You Organized!

The new year inspires us to tidy up and get organized! Here are some of our favorite sewing projects to ensure everything has a place. We’ll help you tuck away everything from cosmetics to art supplies, and we’ll show you how to take your sewing on the go too. Trays, baskets and cubes can be sized for your custom organizational needs. Have fun!

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