28 06, 2012

Shape Workshop for Quilters :: Review & Giveaway

By | June 28th, 2012|books, give away, review|169 Comments

I always love to see what my friends at Fat Quarterly are sewing up, and was happy to have a chance to review their new book!  Shape Workshop for Quilters is a great addition to your quilting library - they have included 60 block patterns, and a dozen projects that include quilts, pillows and other [...]

8 12, 2011

Everyday Handmade: 22 Practical Projects for the Modern Sewist

By | December 8th, 2011|review|4 Comments

Hey there!  I'm a little bogged down with projects that I can't share here, but I thought I would share a book that released last month!   It's another great idea for your wishlist too - Everyday Handmade is a fun book full of great projects! The projects are simple enough and detailed enough that anyone could [...]

28 11, 2011

Quilting: From Little Things – Blog Tour

By | November 28th, 2011|review|20 Comments

Hi Friends!  I'm excited to share Sarah Fielke's new book with you today! Quilting: From Little Things is a fabulous book full of inspiration, and great lessons too.  In the book Sarah has included 10 small projects to learn a new technique or method, and then 10 larger counterparts that allow you to put the [...]

21 11, 2011

Dyeing to Stitch :: Blog Tour & Giveaway

By | November 21st, 2011|give away, review, video|84 Comments

I have the honor of sharing a new DVD with you today! My friend Candy, recently filmed all her dyeing secrets with Quilting Arts, and has a 70 minute DVD to start you on your dyeing journey, or answer all your unanswered questions! Candy is a Biology Professor at the University of Redlands, by day, [...]

17 10, 2011

Modern Mix :: Review & Giveaway

By | October 17th, 2011|give away, review|250 Comments

I'm excited to share another new book with you today!  Modern Mix  by Jessica Levitt is all about using solid fabrics with your prints - as I love solids, I'm loving Modern Mix! Jessica has beautifully used solids with prints, and not just white, I might add.  A great variety of Kona cottons have been [...]

11 10, 2011

Deploy That Fabric :: Review & Giveaway

By | October 11th, 2011|give away, review|129 Comments

I'm honored to share a new book with you today, Deploy that Fabric by Jen Eskridge.  Jen writes "Thank you to our military service members--the men and women who defend our freedoms and protect our way of life."  And her desire is to honor service members by breathing new life into no longer needed uniforms. [...]

24 08, 2011

Sweet Harmony Tote & Pattern Review

By | August 24th, 2011|finished project, review|17 Comments

After spending time prepping the pieces for my new bag, I couldn't let it sit!  Over two days I found the time to put it together and completely love it! It's huge - measuring 17" across the bottom.  My plan with this bag, is to take me through The Sewing Summit weekend, with anything important [...]

20 08, 2011

Sewing A to Z with Nancy Zieman :: Review & Giveaway

By | August 20th, 2011|give away, review|153 Comments

Nancy's new book Sewing A to Z is a treasure trove of sewing techniques and tips for sewists of all skill levels! Nancy shares techniques used for general sewing, and quilting alike.  Basics like swiftly using your seam ripper, identifying tension problems, and then fixing them.  Or more specific techniques like pintucks, piping, using a [...]

3 08, 2011

Review :: Pleating for Mercy

By | August 3rd, 2011|review|5 Comments

I have a new book to share with you today, just released yesterday!  I had the pleasure of "meeting" Melissa Ramirez a couple months ago, when she offered me a copy of her new book - Pleating for Mercy: A Magical Dressmaking Mystery. Do I have your attention yet? This is a fun read with [...]

28 06, 2011

Lapel Stick — Giveaway!

By | June 28th, 2011|give away, review|134 Comments

Last week I had a couple of posts with ideas for using Lapel Stick - and I loved working with it!  It's great for installing a zipper - without pins, and Sophia and I had a great time learning to sew - without pins!  The pieces are re-positional so you can be sure that it is [...]