Monthly Archives: April 2011

Let There Be Sunlight! (And Flowers Too)

Can you sense it yet? The telltale signs of winter passing? Sure the temperatures still can dance about, but they’re definitely upward bound. For me, the dawning season tickles a shedding impulse. I want to lighten up and refresh my … Continue reading

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Move Over Oprah – It’s a Favorite Thing!

Once in a while I come across a pattern that’s so much fun to make that I become a bit obsessed. One of my favorites is the Little Wallet sewing-card pattern from Valori Wells Designs (  It’s a perfect little gift … Continue reading

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Oh, My Gosh! I’m Stuck!

It doesn’t matter if you make large quilts or small, define yourself as a traditionalist or a quilt artist, swear by the machine or make every stitch by hand: If you’ve been quilting for any length of time, there is a … Continue reading

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Press For Success

Hate ironing? When you’re piecing, try these effective pressing tips. All you need are a few extra minutes and a few simple supplies to notice a difference in your finished projects. Steam iron – all four of us at See … Continue reading

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Designing Quilts One Grocery Bag At A Time

I’m having an insane color moment. Quite inadvertently, I’ve just color coordinated my groceries! Here’s another weird thing (as if matchy-matchy staples and produce aren’t enough), I’m wearing the complimentary hues to my monochromatic food purchases including a cobalt-blue leather … Continue reading

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Road Trip

As a quilter, one of my favorite things is going on road trips and checking out the quilt shops. For maximum pleasure, leave the family at home and go with your good friends.  I’m obsessed with seeking out every shop!  I used to think … Continue reading

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Celebrate Spring with a Basket Block

Spring is already springing here in Northern California, but even if warm weather is still a bit of a dream away in your part of the world, there’s nothing like that fresh, new palette, combined with delicate, feminine fabrics and a … Continue reading

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Finding Inspiration

Sometimes I feel like a woman possessed. Really, how did all this fabric make its way into my house? The new Dr. Seuss fabric collection arrived in the stores, and immediately I thought “this would make a perfect tie for my … Continue reading

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Welcome to See How We Sew!

Welcome to our new blog, See How We Sew. We are a “collective” of four experienced craftswomen—Christie Batterman, Laura Nownes, Jennifer Rounds, and Darra Williamson—who share a passion for quilting and other fiber arts. Among us, we’ve made hundreds of … Continue reading

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