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 →
Considered as one of the oldest kinds of textile arts, hand sewing started during the Paleolithic Age, when Stone Age people made clothes out of fur and skin. We published an article recently tracing the origins of sewing back over 25,000 years to the very beginning. I Love You with … 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 →
[Update 2020: In this time of great global turmoil, job losses, and isolation due to the new social distancing norms brought on by the virus, depression is more a threat than ever before. We wanted to republish this extremely popular article we wrote a couple of years ago about how … 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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
As many of you know, I just got a new sewing machine and I’m also interested in developing my quilting skills. 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 who seems overly anxious … 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 →
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