Sewing Fabric & Fabric Basics

With so much fabric and sewing material to choose from, sometimes it’s hard to figure out what you need. Expand your knowledge about selecting and using all sorts of sewing fabric with the help of industry experts.

Planning My Fall and Winter Sewing Projects

Some of my bounty from a fabric swap I attended.   Jill Case Online Editor, Sew Daily SewDaily.com Recently my local American Sewing Guild Chapter (American Sewing Guild Denver) had a fabric, pattern and notions swap. It was on a Saturday and you could donate fabric or just come and pick up some fabric. I…

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Get Fabric for Life—For Real!

I want to let you know about an amazing sweepstakes that launched today: Fabric for LIfe!  The grand prize winner will receive fabric for life from Keepsake Quilting! The first place winner will receive a new Baby Lock Lyric machine,  second place will win a package from AccuQuilt, and 5 winners will receive a fabric…

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The #1 Way To Tell If You Are A Hoarder or a Collector

Hello, My Name Is Jill & I Collect Fabric. Online Editor, Sew Daily   "O bliss of the collector, bliss of the man of leisure! Of no one has less been expected and no one has had a greater sense of well-being than… a collector. Ownership is the most intimate relationship one can have to…

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Cowboy Sewing with Knits: Tips from Liz Evans at Simple Simon

I was at the Common Threads event recently, which is an amazing annual retreat hosted by Baby Lock at their educational headquarters in St. Louis, Mo. I brought along a pattern of mine for a simple knit sheath dress to try on some of the gorgeous knit fabrics brought in by Riley Blake. Liz Evans…

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Come to the Dark Side & Learn to Sew with Knits

Get Started Sewing With Knits              What do you think Darth Vader's cape is made of? I was thinking a lovely satin but satin does wrinkle easily. Velvet wouldn't really do. I'm thinking it has to be a knit, maybe a ponte for some added weight and dramatic swishing. Plus,…

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Do You Love Sewing with Knits? Or Do They Scare You?

For years, I avoided making knit garments, because I had heard that I needed a serger or a ball point needle, or some other special piece of equipment. I am not a tool girl, and any time I have to take on new equipment, I turn tail and run. So I stuck steadfastly with my…