All posts by Amanda Carestio

Coloring with Thread – Book Release & Blog Tour!

If you’ve been involved in sewing or quilting to any degree in the last decade, you’re probably aware of the creative force that is Tula Pink. A fabric designer, quilter, book author and illustrator, Tula’s fabrics – and her designs in general – are playful, magical, often nature-based, intricate and close-to-iconic. She is a definite…

Fall Quilt Market 2017- Recap

Summing up Fall Quilt Market is always a challenge. It’s a big production and a big experience. Although Instagram has softened the launch of things that would normally be mum until market, it’s so lovely to see things and people and (especially!) new fabrics in person. Here are a few of the things that stood out…

Sewing for Mental Health – How Sewing Can Improve Your Mood

Has sewing helped you through a hard time? Turns out, there’s science behind it. October 10 is World Mental Health Day. The issues around mental health, from PTSD to addiction to depression, is experiencing renewed interest in this country. While there are a variety of coping methods, sewing (and crafting in general) is one effective…

Fall Sewing & Styling Tips with Mimi G

The change in seasons signals an upcoming wardrobe shift to warmer layers, long sleeves and all things cozy. Read these fall sewing and layering tips below from Mimi G (from the August/Sept issue of Sew News magazine) on how to get the most from your summer wardrobe as the temps cool. The one thing about the…

Book Mark Project

Free Embroidered Bird Bookmark Project

We’re continuing our national embroidery month celebration today with a super cute stitched bird bookmark designed by Aimee Davis for Sew It All, Vol 10, perfect for the book lover in your life. Grab these free bookmark sewing instructions and the free bird embroidery design below and make a bird bookmark today! (Love those cute mini…

Embroidery as Art: An interview with Mr X Stitch (+ giveaway!)

We’re loving National Embroidery Month! Join us later this month for an inspiring webinar with Mr X Stitch Jamie Chalmers. And read on to learn more about the world of artful embroidery and for a chance to win a batch of inspiring embroidery books for your sewing space.  Founded in 2008, MrXStitch.com is THE place to go…