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Cross Crafting Part 2… Sewing into Knitting/Crocheting

July 24, 2015

Embroidery Ideas, Personal Projects, Product Knowledge, Sewing Tips, Stitching Clothes, What Inspires

A few weeks ago I wrote about combining sewing and scrapbooking and I dubbed it Cross Crafting - my own term that has nothing to do with making crosses. It’s…

Christmas in July?!

July 17, 2015

Quilting, Stitching Clothes, What Inspires

Only 160 days till Christmas! Yup, I just said that. Are you one of those incredibly organized people who start planning gifts and decor this far ahead? If so (or…

Do you need embroidery software?

June 26, 2015

Embroidery Ideas, Embroidery Software, Sewing Tips, What Inspires

When you get an embroidery machine, it is so exciting. You can customize anything! Most machine come with upwards of 100 designs built in, and at least 1 font in…

Cross Crafting Part 1… Sewing into Scrapbooking

June 18, 2015

Embroidery Ideas, Personal Projects, Product Knowledge, Quilting, Sewing Tips, What Inspires

One of the most wonderful things about the craft industry is that there is next to no one who does just ONE craft. We all dabble, and we are always…

All the Big News

June 11, 2015

New and Noteworthy, Store Events, What Inspires

We teased you in last week’s newsletter that there was a lot to be announced at the Just Sew You Know party happening on Mon June 8th. If you weren’t…

Why do I need a serger?

June 05, 2015

Product Knowledge, Quilting, Sewing Tips, Stitching Clothes, What Inspires

Not everybody does, you know… need a serger, that is. We have some good reasons for and against, depending on the type of sewing you do.

Projects using Knit Fabrics

May 08, 2015

Sewing Tips, Stitching Clothes, What Inspires

In conjunction with our How to Sew with Knits post, here is a listing of sites to visit for inspirational projects using knit fabric.

How to Sew with Waterproof Fabric

April 17, 2015

Product Knowledge, Sewing Tips, What Inspires

As gardening season approaches, you may be thinking about sewing for your outdoor living space. Most projects will ask for waterproof fabric, which has its own special requirements.

How to Get Your Kids Stitching

April 10, 2015

Sewing Tips, What Inspires

Sharing your hobby with your kids and grandkids can give both them and you so much joy. How to do this in a way that is sure to be fun…

Spring Clean Your Scraps Up!

March 27, 2015

Charity Work, Quilting, Sewing Tips, Stitching Clothes, What Inspires

No matter what kind of sewing you do, if you are like us, you are bound to have fabric. Fabric in beautiful lengths ready to be turned into something stunning.…

Oh you, with the generous heart…

March 13, 2015

Charity Work, Quilting, Stitching Clothes, What Inspires

Yup, that’s you. We are so privileged to work in an industry that has giving back and sharing talent as part of it’s core. Time and again we are amazed…

Have you tried printing on fabric?

March 06, 2015

Personal Projects, Product Knowledge, Quilting, Sewing Tips, What Inspires

Have you tried printing on fabric? If not, start now and create this easy baby ball project!

Quilting and Embroidery - A Hybrid that WORKS!

February 27, 2015

Embroidery Ideas, Embroidery Software, Quilting, Sewing Tips

Often as crafters, we define ourselves into categories… “I make clothes, I would never get into quilting”. But you might be interested in making whole clothe to turn into a…

Be inspired by Chinese embroidery

February 19, 2015

Embroidery Ideas, Embroidery Software, What Inspires

Gung hay fat choy! Our daughter came home today with that phrase as part of her kindergarten craft project… Along with a pair of (very frustrating) chopsticks. Put Chinese New…

How to Embroider Freestanding Lace

February 11, 2015

Embroidery Ideas, Product Knowledge, Sewing Tips

Valentine’s day is coming and nothing says romance like lace. Have you tried to make some on your embroidery machine? If not, why not give it a go… It is…