Tag: Sewing For The Home

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What's Your Favorite Sewing Tool + A Chance To Win!

Tools of the trade What's Your Favorite Sewing Tool + A Chance To Win! Jill Case Online Editor, Sew Daily SewDaily.com We all have our favorite sewing tool, sewing book, sewing blog. And, as you become better as a seamstress your favorite list grows. I can't be far from my favorite snips and I love…

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Advice From Middle School That Applies to Sewing

Last weekend while working on a sewing project for my home, I remembered a good lesson I learned from a teacher. It wasn't a sewing lesson, but thinking of it helped my sewing process. My elephant wall hanging, in progress. I'm working an elephant wall hanging, and am nearing the point where I'll add a…

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What I Love About Paper Piecing

Because the Stitch team is going to be producing the summer and winter issues of Modern Patchwork, I have modern quilting on the brain. In fact, we will be doing the photo shoot for Modern Patchwork Summer 2014 as you read this! Slow but steady work will makefor a darling paper-piecing project. I have always…

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A New Sewing Project for the New Year

Can you believe it's officially 2014? I'm not usually one to make New Year's resolutions, but this year I set myself a few sewing goals for the year, specifically sewing for the home. Time to replace this quilt with a handmade one. About a month ago I realized I've never made a quilt for myself.…

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Bring Quilting Techniques to Sewing Curtains

I dont' usually think of quilting and making curtains in the same breath, but I was looking at some back issues of Stitch recently and I came acrosse the Hearts Aglow Silk Curtain from Stitch Fall 2010, which is made of of lovely silk log cabin blocks. I just love the unexpected combination of quilt…

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When in Doubt, Make a Potholder

If I've said it once, I've said it a million times, I'm no quilter. Oh, I come from a long line of quilters, and I still marvel at the intricacy of quilts my great grandmother created generations ago. But I've always been more of a garment girl. From abandoned piecing to potholder! However, when you…

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Sewing for the Home: Upcycle Your Hard Furnishings with Slipcovers

If there is one overriding peril of being a “dog-person,” it is the extensive damage that needle-sharp puppy teeth can do to furniture. Indeed, one particularly energetic puppy named Chipper managed to chew through 4 chairs, 4 table legs, and the corner of a console in a very short period of time. Fortunately, he was a discerning…

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Free Home Sewing Projects eBook!

We found our sewing for the home eBook to be so popular that we have updated it, offering some old favorites, along with some new patterns that are sure to get you even more inspired to sew accessories for your home. Make your own fruity, fresh fabric coasters with the pattern in this free fabric…

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Sewing for the Home: Adding Dimensions to Your Quilts

 A note from Amber: Stitch Technical Editor Mary Walter has a long history with making quilts, including running a quilt shop, teaching classes and judging contests. Here, she shares one of her own projects that includes dimensional quilt techniques. As an art quilter, I have experimented with and enjoyed many dimensional techniques in my quilts.…