So you found this free quilting pattern online and you love everything about it from the style down to the color combination. Unfortunately, not all the materials or colors you need is available from your local specialty store. Or perhaps you are a novice quilter and isn’t very experienced when … 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 →
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 →
An easy serger scrap catcher will put an end to this nightmare! My sewing area, which is on the way to the kitchen, is a terrifying sight almost every day. It’s only when I finish a project that I look around to find the embarrassing pile of scraps, paper, and … Continue reading →
For a long time now I’ve wanted to improve my quilting skills, yet somehow I never seem to find the time or the right materials. Add to that that I have two kids in their late teens. One has already flown the coop and is living far away and another … Continue reading →
Imagine relaxing in a log cabin listening to a crackling fireplace, covered by a patchwork quilt that you recently made yourself. Fantastic! Indeed, quilt making is a very rewarding art project and it makes for a very precious gift for your friends and family too. In a recent article, we … 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 →
elebrity role models are quite influential these days –especially for kids and teens who are still in the process of fashioning their own identities. According to Oliver Goldsmith, people seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy. This is, of course, also true for adults. We are … Continue reading →
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 →
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