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How to make a quilted vest

The start of fall means my nieces birthday is coming up fast. Luckily she is still young enough tolerate wearing whatever we …

What to Look for in a Sewing Machine

I have regrets. A few years ago I did a minor upgrade to my sewing machine while I was living abroad. The …

Are sewing machines dual voltage

If you’ve ever moved to a new country, you’ll know what a pain it is. Not just getting all of your belongings …

The Sewing Machine Part You Don't Know About

10 years–that’s how long I’ve quilted without knowing about this nifty part on my sewing machine. Maybe one of these days I’ll …

Five Quilting Tools You Don't Need

As quilting becomes an increasingly popular hobby, I’ve seen more and more specialty quilting tools pop up. Some of them, like non-slip …

bobbin winding evenly

Is your bobbin winding unevenly? You can tell by how it looks. If it looks like a rat’s nest, it hasn’t wound …

Making a Duffle Shoulder Strap Pad

A few months ago, I made the sassy Red Queen quilted duffel bag using Sew4Home’s patterns and Tula Pink fabric. It turned …

Straight Line Quilting Design

Quilting can be challenging on small domestic machines–which a lot of us are stuck with. The tiny throat space can make getting …

Glue Basting Seams for Piecing

I’m forever in search of getting the most crisp seams and perfect points in my quilts. This has lead me to try …

3 new quilt patterns

I’m so excited to formally introduce three new quilt patterns are coming out this Saturday, July 9th, at noon EST. They’ve taken …

A few months ago, I learned about basting with the washable, white Elmer’s glue that we all became intimately familiar with during …

How to rip out quilting

You never want to have to rip out quilting. In fact, its something that should be avoiding at almost all costs. Its …