Monthly Archives: April 2013

Nancy Zieman’s Sew Knits With Confidence Blog Tour

Hello, I’m excited to announce that Sew News is a part of the Nancy Zieman’s Sew Knits with Confidence Blog Tour!  Many talented bloggers are a part of her tour, which starts today!  Check out what Nancy is doing here. … Continue reading

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Free Stuff Friday – Winner

Good afternoon, Can’t forget to announce the latest winner of Free Stuff Friday!  On Friday we asked what type of quilting do you like to do.  Everyone has a favorite but so many of you love to experiment.  It’s hard … Continue reading

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National Serger Month – Do I need a serger?

Yes, you need a serger!  When I bought my serger over 10 years ago I absolutely fell in love with it and really wonder how I ever did without it. If you are a prolific seamstress or sewist a serger … Continue reading

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Modern Quilting and Free Stuff Friday!

Happy Friday! Spring is not taking a foothold yet, and looks like more snow is on the way. What better way to pass a snowy day than to be sewing.  For Friday’s Giveaway check out Modern Minimal: 20 Bold & … Continue reading

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Using your sewing skills for a good cause

Not that sewing those yoga pants isn’t for a good cause but, if you are looking for ways to put your sewing skills to a more charitable use Operation Slumber Party & Light Up The Night Campaign are looking for … Continue reading

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National Serger Month: Rolled Hem Tips

We’re celebrating the first-ever National Serger Month all throughout April, sharing tips, techniques and tutorials to help you get the most out of your serger. Most sewists know that sergers are a great tool for finishing seams, but they have … Continue reading

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Free Stuff Friday Winner!

For Free Stuff Friday Giveaway  Kathy U. was randomly chosen as this week’s winner! Kathy U had a little efficiency but made room for her sewing machine after she “cleaned and cleaned”.  I’m sure these new books will brighten up … Continue reading

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2 Home Decorating Books for Free Stuff Friday!

Spring is here and it’s time to brighten up your home with handmade soft furnishings.  Both books are from Better Homes and Gardens Creative Collection and offer projects for every room in the house.  The projects are stylish and cost-conscious … Continue reading

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Quick & Easy Infinity Scarf Sewing Tutorial

Tomorrow I’m headed to Schaumburgh, IL for the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo, where I’ll be stitching up a storm with everyone in the Make-It Center! One of the projects we’ll be making is this very fun and very simple … Continue reading

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Sew News Sneak Peek!

This week we’ve been busy researching a story for our upcoming June/July ’13 issue. We’re writing a 16 page expose on extreme sewists. Here’s an excerpt from this thrilling article: “You wouldn’t believe how many needles I break,” Shauna explained, … Continue reading

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