Hello! I’m Rin from Sew in Love and owner of Hana Patterns. I’m back with another free sewing pattern for you, inspired by my Japanese heritage. You can make this embroidered pillow to add a touch of ethnic and bohemian style to your home. What’s Sashiko? Sashiko is a type of … Continue reading →
With all the talk recently of Back to School sewing projects and Fall or Autumn on the way, I’ve actually been just that little bit homesick for the UK. It’s been years since I visited and even longer since I moved away in search of everyday sunshine, but I still … Continue reading →
Just in case you missed this, last year I took part in a Halloween sewing blog tour and made this Bargello style reversible table runner. Well, that was a year ago and no doubt there’s a lot of new readers here now so here it is in full again. You … Continue reading →
We do not know exactly when and where quilting originated but there is no doubt that it was used as a garment, decoration, and furnishing in many parts of the world many ages ago. From the carved ivory figure of a Pharaoh of the Egyptian First Dynasty to a quilted … Continue reading →
After my recent attempt at quilting and all the adventures, failures, and very steep learning curve that went into making a baby quilt, I decided for my next expectant friend, a different approach was in order. Pinterest to the rescue for inspiration and I came across this tutorial for a … Continue reading →
There has been SO much inspiring chat in our sewing chat group in the last few weeks. I admit, I’m now spending far too much time checking out all of the projects and even less time sewing! But one ‘thread’ in particular got me to thinking. One of our members, … Continue reading →
I’m sure you’ve seen these before. I’ve been drooling over all the lovely soft and snuggly rag quilts I see on my Pinterest feed and have been longing to find out how to make one. So I gave it a try, took some photos and a video along the way … Continue reading →
I know that for many of us, sewing on binding is our least favorite part of a project. It usually comes at the end after all the other hard work and investment, and is a very visible part of the end result. If it doesn’t look good, then it can … Continue reading →
We’ve done many articles over the years about quilting. Our readers have a lot of interest in quilting and many people have asked if we could summarize the best way to start beginner quilting for newbies. Quilting is a branch of sewing that some of us love to get stuck … Continue reading →
Halloween is a great time of year to have friends over. Costumes optional, although with some of our friends, it’s sometimes hard to tell! Whether you are having a full-on party, just a few friends over for nibbles or a family dinner, it’s fun to put together a Halloween table … Continue reading →
European-American Quilting History In my last article about quilting history called Learn Some Quilting Traditions Passed on for Generations, I mentioned the fact that the African-American quilting tradition is not very well documented. The European-American quilting textile tradition, on the other hand, is only slightly better documented I’ve discovered. Learn Some Quilting … Continue reading →
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