Author Archives: Kate

And the Winner of the My Doll, My Style Giveaway Is…

Peggy K! Congratulations, Peggy! We’ll be in touch soon so we can get your prize in the mail to you. If you didn’t win this time but are still interested in the book, you can find My Doll, My Style … Continue reading

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Giveaway: My Doll, My Style by Anna Allen

It’s giveaway time! We’re giving away a copy of My Doll, My Style by Anna Allen, as seen in the October/November 2018 issue of Sew News: Discover how fun and easy it is to make custom, on-trend doll fashions the … Continue reading

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And the winner of the Flossie Teacups’ Guide to English Paper Piecing Giveaway is…

Joni! Congratulations, Joni! We’ll be in touch soon so we can get your prize in the mail to you. If you didn’t win this time but are still interested in the book, you can find Flossie Teacups’ Guide to English … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Flossie Teacups’ Guide to English Paper Piecing by Florence Knapp

It’s giveaway time! We’re giving away a copy of Flossie Teacakes’ Guide to English Paper Piecing by Florence Knapp, as seen in the August/September 2018 issue of Sew News: Blogger Florence Knapp shares her love of this hand-sewn patchwork technique … Continue reading

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Jump Suit Round Up! What’s Your Favorite?

How are you feeling about the current jumpsuit trend? We’re seeing them all over the place! In an informal poll around the office, jumpsuits were far more favored over rompers. Jumpsuits (usually) offer more coverage, can be more structured and … Continue reading

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And the Winner of the Fat Quarter Home Giveaway Is…

Patty P! Congratulations, Patty! We’ll be in touch soon so we can get your prize in the mail to you. If you didn’t win this time but are still interested in the book, you can find Fat Quarter Home at … Continue reading

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Tips For Sewing With Spandex Elastane and Lycra

It’s swimsuit season! In our June/July issue, we talked to sewists who dared to make their own swimsuits. Many of them loved the experience and the feeling of accomplishment they got from completing an intimidating project. Why is sewing swimsuits … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Fat Quarter Home by Amanda Russell & Juliet Bawden

It’s giveaway time! We’re giving away a copy of Fat Quarter Home by Amanda Russell and Juliet Bawden, as seen in the June/July 2018 issue of Sew News: Brighten your home with things you’ll love to make. This crafty collection … Continue reading

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Common Threads 2018 Recap

For the past five years, Baby Lock has held its Common Threads event in June, bringing together bloggers, editors and industry insiders who share a love of sewing, quilting and/or embroidery. This year, I was lucky enough to be the Sew … Continue reading

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T-shirt Pattern Review: Lane Raglan by Hey June Handmade

T-shirt pattern reviews from Sew News! This month we are reviewing several T-shirt patterns, that wardrobe staple that every pattern collection should have. We’ll be showing you our makes and what we liked, any alterations and tips for making one … Continue reading

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How To Sew Knits: Top Tips

It’s T-shirt month! Of course, T-shirts are generally made of knit fabrics, and sewing knits can be a little intimidating. But they’re really not that hard, as long as you know a few basic tips and tricks. Because knit fabrics … Continue reading

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And the Winner of the Coloring with Thread Giveaway Is…

Marie! Congratulations, Marie! We’ll be in touch soon so we can get your prize in the mail to you. If you didn’t win this time but are still interested in the book, you can find Coloring with Thread at shopsewitall.com. … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Coloring with Thread by Tula Pink

It’s giveaway time! We’re giving away a copy of Coloring with Thread by Tula Pink, as seen in the April/May 2018 issue of Sew News: Stitch the whimsical world of Tula Pink! Seventeen of Tula’s animal and floral designs from … Continue reading

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How To Topstitch – Your Top 10 Tips For Perfect Stitching

Topstitching is seen on bags, jeans, jackets, home dec projects and accessories. When stitched right it gives added dimension and, in the case of jeans gives that store-bought quality to the finished garment. It’s a stitch that is designed to … Continue reading

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And the winner of the Crafting for Cat Ladies giveaway is…

Jean! Congratulations, Jean! We’ll be in touch soon so we can get your prize in the mail to you. If you didn’t win this time but are still interested in the book, you can find Crafting for Cat Ladies at larkcrafts.com. … Continue reading

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Giveaway: Crafting for Cat Ladies by Kat Roberts

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Sports And Crafts: How To Do Both At The Same Time

For me personally, February being National Embroidery Month is incredibly appropriate. There are a lot of things happening this month that I associate embroidery with. For example, when I was a kid, my parents watched the local team’s football game … Continue reading

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