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!

Islander Cape Sew Along: Week 2 Construction

We are now on our way to week 2 of the sew along. I am a bit behind, I wanted to join in too! But, haven’t been able to sit down and cut my pattern  out yet. If you find … Continue reading

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Too Blessed To Be Stressed! + New Class From Kenneth D. King!

To Blessed To Be Stressed It’s getting closer! Miracles of miracles, I now have most of my handmade gift giving completed. This year, while I was driving cross country I knitted up three scarves to give to a few special … Continue reading

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Islander Cape Sew Along: Week 1 Prep Work

We’re on our last sew along for the year. For December we have a lovely cape that can be made up quickly. The Cape Super Express Pattern from Islander Sewing Systems is just that, express! You’ll be surprised how fast … Continue reading

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Here’s A Thank You Gift From Sew News & CME Magazines!

Thanksgiving from many of us here is a special time to join with family and friends. It’s the kick-off to holiday parties, gatherings and coming home for visits with loved ones. It’s also the time for shopping till you drop, … Continue reading

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Ultimate Sewing Wish List + A Giveaway!

Too Many Presents Under The Tree I find it more than amusing that no one in my household, when it comes time for gift giving, gives me any sewing related presents. None. I really can’t think of a Christmas or … Continue reading

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Absolute Beginner Machine Embroidery: Preview 11: Freestanding Lace

Have you gotten a chance to view the previews of our new machine embroidery series? This 26 episode series teaches and inspires both new and experienced machine embroiderers to get the most out of their machine investment and create beautiful … Continue reading

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Veterans Day & Quilts of Valor

How do you celebrate Veterans Day? Do you go to parades? Maybe you shake a veterans hand and tell them ‘Thank you!’ Perhaps you make a quilt to be used by military veterans in their recovery? There is a wonderful … Continue reading

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