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 →
A lot has been written about the many benefits of quilting, but it is only in the last couple of years that scientists and scholars really started to study this claim. A long time ago, quilting was done for a very practical reason –to keep the family warm especially during … Continue reading →
Hi everyone! I’m Jann from Newton Custom Interiors. A few weeks ago, I shared here on So Sew Easy, a tutorial about how to sew a quilted tablet cover with zippered pocket. In the tutorial, I explained that I couldn’t find reversible quilted fabric in my local fabric stores that … Continue reading →
You know how you sometimes fall in love with a particular pattern and then you find out it’s not available in your desired dimension? Such a heartbreaker. What if we tell you that there are a few ways that you can modify a quilt pattern to fit your desired dimension … Continue reading →
I’m back with a tutorial to make this cute little Spool Love mug rug! It’s something a little different you might not have tried before – paper piecing. This is the first time this technique has been featured on the So Sew Easy site; it is used to piece odd shapes together … Continue reading →
In a previous article, we talked about some easy techniques to choose your quilt colors & fabric so now, it’s time we learn how to choose the threads to go with the fabric. Easy Techniques To Choose Your Quilt Colors Read on to learn how to choose your quilting threads … Continue reading →
There is still time to throw together some quick and easy gifts, and this is a perfect gift to give along with a matching mug and some snacks, or even alone. What a perfect teacher, pastor, or hostess gift. With my December mug rug pattern of the month, I though it would be fun to … Continue reading →
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