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Essential Sewing Reference Tool by Carla Hegeman Crim – Book Review + Giveaway

Essential Sewing Reference Tool by Carla Hegeman Crim

The Essential Sewing Reference Tool: All-in-One Visual Guide by Carla Hegeman Crim captures in a single volume answers to our what-is-this and how-do-I-do-that questions we often ask ourselves while sewing. Whether you’re a veteran sewist or new to the craft, this handy all-in-one guide covers the nuts and bolts of sewing tools and techniques with…

Quilt Market Trend Post Giveaway Winners

Rail Fence Tote

An incredibly strong drive to clean up loose ends overtook me this afternoon. Things are flying off my desk that have sat here for months! Here are the winners of the Fall Quilt Market 2013 Trend Report giveaway: Misty Bee – A signed copy of 1-2-3 Quilt by Ellen Luckett Baker! Nicole – Make a Splash Slice…

Fall Quilt Market 2013 Trend Report

Tula Pink

Fall Quilt Market 2013 was held last weekend in Houston, Texas. This open-to-the-trade wholesale show takes place twice per year. Houston hosts the Fall show which is then followed by Quilt Festival (open to the public). Each May, the Spring show rotates between 5 cities located across the US making it more accessible to quilt…

You Are a Winner

Kathy

This blog post title can be interpreted in several different ways. 1) A self-affirming message to myself that it’s never too late to get back on track and feel good about progress (however incremental). The Where I Sew Month winners are 2 1/2 months overdue, Quilting on the Go was reviewed in June – really?…

First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting by Christina Cameli

First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting

First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting by Christina Cameli is a fabulous new book that combines learning to free-motion quilt with a clever idea of how to get in the practice time that will hone your skills. As the author points out in the introduction, many of us get hung up on finding an accessible approach…

Where I Sew – Bari J. Ackerman

Bari J Studio

I am a fabric, sewing pattern and surface designer. I love to create. And, I love to share ideas and dreams with other creative people. The Bari J. brand debuted in 2004 featuring handbags and accessories. In 2009 I changed the focus of the business to fabric and surface design and sewing patterns. My first book,…

Where I Sew – Nicole Mallalieu of You Sew Girl

Nicole Mallalieu Studio

Nicole Mallalieu is the designer, pattern-maker and writer behind YOU SEW GIRL patterns.  As well as making patterns, she also teaches sewing and patternmaking, and writes books and the occasional magazine project. Nicole’s passion and work is all about helping people to sew better than they ever thought they could, focusing on detailed instructions for…

Where I Sew – Alison Glass

Alison Glass Studio

Alison Glass is a fabric designer for Andover Fabrics. Upcoming fabric lines include: Sun Print, Clover Sunshine, and Field Day. She has a line of quilt and embroidery patterns launching this summer, and recently opened up an online shop on her website to sell her art prints. Alison’s Links: Website and Shop, Blog, Instagram, Pinterest,…

Where I Sew – Carrie Bloomston of SUCH Designs

Carrie Bloomston Studio

Carrie Bloomston is a seeker, mama, artist, and designer. My work – whether abstract painting, designing sewing patterns and fabric, or parenting, is all about expressing joy and love. For me, art is a place to figure the world out – to make sense of it. Expressing myself through art and design allows me to…

Where I Sew – Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Victoria Findlay Wolfe Studio

I live in NYC, and make one of a kind quilts based off just 15 minutes of improvisational play. I am an author, “15 Minutes of Play,” fabric designer for Newcastle fabrics, with my first line hitting stores in early fall called Sonnet, on the board of the Quilt Alliance and run a community project…