Author Archives: Jill

About Jill

I write for the Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery blogs. I love sewing, vintage and would love to get a comment from you!

Would You Sew With An 80 Year Old Sewing Pattern?

I love vintage sewing patterns. I’m a sucker for their details, simplicity and sophistication. My current affection is for sweet styling of a button up blouse. What I’ve really come to love lately is the kimono and raglan sleeve, as … Continue reading

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Quilting Just For Beginners

I have to admit that I only picked up quilting just a short time ago. And, have yet to finish a quilt from start to finish. Even though I have been sewing for a long time, quilting is very new … Continue reading

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Magic Bias Dress Sew Along: Week 4 Finishing Details

Well, this is the last post on the Magic Bias Dress. Rhonda will be showing off her wonderful details to make your dress one-of-a-kind. Hope you enjoyed the sew along! The magic is in the details! I think that most … Continue reading

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Tackle The Trickiest Fabrics – 2 Ways To Stabilize Silk

Making Stuff In May Over the weekend I worked on a simple camisole. I’d like to say that I totally intended this for Me Made May, but like every year MMM completely surprises me. I originally intended the gold fabric … Continue reading

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Magic Bias Dress Sew Along: Week 3 Color Blocking

Not much longer and you should have a wonderful dress for spring and summer wearing. Rhonda will talk about color blocking. This dress looks marvelous using color blocking. With all the color blocking possibilities and fabric choices, the Magic Bias … Continue reading

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Absolute Beginner Machine Embroidery Episode 1 Preview

Hello everyone. We are excited about the latest launch of a new machine embroidery series. This series teaches and inspires both new and experienced machine embroiderers to get the most out of their machine investment and create beautiful embroidered projects. … Continue reading

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Sewing In America – Tell Us Your Opinions & Experiences!

As a loyal Sew News fan we’d love to know more about your thoughts and experiences with sewing in the Sewing in America Survey. This survey explores important 2016 topics including social media, trends in project types and fabrics, and … Continue reading

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