18 07, 2012

Pressing Matters

By |2019-07-18T10:39:27-06:00July 18th, 2012|sewing|14 Comments

There are times when I skip the pressing, but usually I go through all the motions for the best possible outcome. Starch is still a favorite tool for crisp fabric, and great points! This is a pile of fabric waiting to be cut, after starching. I've streamlined my process when pressing to one side, so [...]

20 09, 2011

New Sewing Machine!

By |2018-02-04T16:00:54-07:00September 20th, 2011|sewing, The Sewing Summit|16 Comments

Hi there!  Yesterday I made a big loop around the mountains, collecting boxes of goodies from supporters of the Sewing Summit, and depositing most of those boxes with Erin, since she has a bit more space (or used to!) to store a *few* boxes.  This is one of the boxes, that stayed with me: From [...]

7 09, 2011

Personal Market Research :: Irons

By |2017-02-06T09:18:31-07:00September 7th, 2011|sewing, The Sewing Summit|36 Comments

I know that irons can be a bit of a hot button topic among sewists.  Everyone seems to have their favorite - I don't. When Joe and I were first married, I had a Rowenta iron, which clunked out early on due to a power malfunction.  Joe fixed it, then it started leaving rust marks on [...]

31 08, 2010

Question for Quilters/Sewists

By |2020-01-07T21:42:34-07:00August 31st, 2010|sewing|47 Comments

Hi friends!  I was working on a different project yesterday, and realized that some of my favorite posts are the ones that I asked a question, and you answered!  So I decided it's time for another question. As a quilter or sewist, is there something that you would like to better learn, or gain confidence [...]

4 05, 2010

Roman Shade Recap

By |2019-01-25T13:20:17-07:00May 4th, 2010|sewing, Tutorial|3 Comments

I had a couple of requests for a roman shade tutorial - I'm flattered, but not planning another window treatment anytime soon!  I thought I would instead retrace my steps, of videos and tutorials that I found in my own quest to understand roman shades.There are lots more videos and information about roman shades on [...]

8 04, 2010

Pins Recapped

By |2020-04-20T15:38:50-06:00April 8th, 2010|sewing|12 Comments

I have to say thanks to all of you that shared about your pins!  I'm always thankful to be a part of this community - and to call you all friends :)  I went through the comments and made tally marks for the different pins mentioned, Clover's Flower Head Pins  were the most mentioned by far, [...]

5 04, 2010


By |2019-01-25T13:20:00-07:00April 5th, 2010|sewing|44 Comments

I need new pins.  You all have seen mine in action, I use them a lot, and they are dull, bent up and not gliding very well.So I'm looking to you to tell me your favorite pins.  Why do you love them?  Where did you find them?I finished my blocks last night, should be a [...]

29 03, 2010

Like New Ironing Board

By |2019-01-25T13:20:12-07:00March 29th, 2010|sewing, Tutorial|32 Comments

I think it is better than new!  The fabric used on most ironing boards is so cheap - flimsy, rough, and blah.  I've had my current ironing board for about a year, and I was happy for the first week, then the first hole appeared in the side!  I put the recovering effort on the to [...]

25 03, 2010

Ella’s Dress!

By |2019-01-25T13:20:19-07:00March 25th, 2010|sewing|36 Comments

I woke up yesterday morning feeling much better!  A good night's sleep was just what I needed :)During Owen's nap I took a couple hours to finish Ella's dress, and then in the evening I worked the blind hem  out with my machine and hemmed the other two dresses.  whew!  It feels good to be [...]

18 03, 2010

Sewing Garments!

By |2017-02-06T09:18:57-07:00March 18th, 2010|sewing|22 Comments

I have two quilts due in a six weeks, but I've been promising dresses to my girls!  So my goal for this week has been to cut and start (maybe finish) three dresses! I am a sucker for patterns when Joann's has them for $1 - we just happened to be there on one of [...]

2 02, 2010

Do you do this?

By |2017-11-17T09:14:40-07:00February 2nd, 2010|random, sewing|65 Comments

I have to wear slippers or some sort of shoe around the house.  Usually not the same one I've been wearing outside, especially this time of year.   They help my back from hurting, as I am on my feet non-stop, and keep my toes from freezing off!  I take off my right shoe when sewing, [...]