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Quilt with quilting thread
New sewists often want to try quilting as well. However, once you try it, chances are you will be quilting forever. Usually, people are hesitant to start something new and unfamiliar. Not being sure about the process can cause all kinds of uncertainties and fears. Can you do it by hand or you need a fancy quilting machine? Am...
girl sewer thinking about an overcast foot
If you bought a sewing machine in this century, chances are, it came with several presser feet and many built-in stitches. A multitude of options can be quite overwhelming for newbies. That’s why the majority of new sewists end up using only a handful of stitches and even fewer presser feet. While you don’t have to use all of...
woman cutting fabric with scissors
Almost every sewing or quilting project involves some fabric cutting. It doesn’t seem to be the most important part of the project. Cutting fabric is easy, isn’t it? You can use shears, rotary cutter or even fabric cutter machine if you have one. Fabric cutter machines and rotary cutters are more used for quilting projects, while a good, sharp...
Black silk on a white background
It is elegant, expensive, soft, and beautiful. It doesn’t take too many guesses to figure out I’m talking about silk. There are many types of silk fabric, but all of them are special and valuable. Some things never change and our love for silk is one of them. What is it, that makes silk so special? Well, I could...
variety of sewing gifts
Do you find it hard to choose gifts for your friends? If you do - welcome to the club! I love sewing and I have many sewing friends. Picking best gifts for sewers can be a daunting mission while choosing gifts for my other friends can turn into a nightmare. Don’t get me wrong here, I love giving presents,...
man thinking about washing symbols and their compatibility with the machine
Do you know how to read washing symbols on your garments? It sounds like a silly question, but if you take a look at your care labels there are at least several symbols on each of them. Some of them are obvious, like ironing sign, but others look rather cryptic. Dots, circles, squares, and triangles resemble shapes in intelligence...
tartan for kilt on a wooden background
Every once in a while, I like to take a break from my usual sewing projects and make something different and unique. Or I switch to knitting or crochet. It helps me to recharge my batteries and continue my work with new passion and vigor. Whatever the motivation, it is nice to take on some versatile projects. A kilt...
Antique sewing machine
I’ve said it many times, but I’ll say it again - sewing is a passion. We love sewing for many different reasons. But, how much do you know about sewing history? Do you know when was the sewing machine invented? And who invented it? Answers to these questions won’t improve your sewing skills, but it’s nice to know that...
Sewing Machine Feet seen from close up
Your sewing machine probably came with several different presser feet. But, how many sewing machine feet do you use? After all, your sewing machine came with an attached all-purpose foot, which means it is good for almost all purposes, right? There is some truth to it, but avoiding to use different presser feet puts some limitations to both your...
tailor threading a sewing machine seen from close up
We are witnessing the revival of sewing, quilting, embroidery, knitting and crochet in the 21st century. And it is not slowing down. Sewing is a craft, but it can be an art as well. Anyway, you look at it, it becomes a passion. And the longer you sew, the more reasons you find to love it. However, beginnings can...