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 →
Family quilting traditions have been passed on for generations since the 1600’s or even earlier. In those days, the women (sometimes the men too!) in the family created a quilt as present for a family member who is about to get married or was expecting a child. Quilts were considered … 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 →
I am suffering from a severe case of mug rug madness. I can’t help it. Being English I love tea and drink at least 10 cups a day. I also like a biscuit to go with it, like a digestive or something English like that. Imagine my amazement when I … Continue reading →
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