Monthly Archives: February 2012

Simplify – Sew Sensible, Sew Today!

In the past few years I’ve purchased very few quilting books. Maybe it’s because I have a bookshelf filled with books that I’ve barely touched. However, all that changed recently when I found Simplify by Camille Roskelley.  The cover drew me in … Continue reading

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Coast-to-coast “Don’t Miss” Exhibits, Part 1: 82 Amish Quilts from the Esprit Collection in Lancaster, PA

Within the past few weeks, news of two noteworthy (and very different) quilt exhibits has crossed my radar, one on each side of the country. I originally intended to tell you about both of them in one post, but Christie suggested that a … Continue reading

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More “Happiness” Coming Your Way: Laminated Cotton, a Free Apron Pattern, and a Super Giveaway

After fabric designer Kathy Davis read Christie’s post singing the praises of her (Kathy’s) new fabric line, Happiness by Free Spirit, Kathy generously sent us four pieces of these beautiful prints in laminated cottons. She could not have sent us … Continue reading

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In the Frame: Part 2 of Heidi Adnum’s Perspective on Photographing Quilts

In my last post, you’ll recall See How We Sew hosted a stop on Heidi Adnum’s blog tour for The Crafter’s Guide to Taking Great Photos from Interweave Press. We’re still on topic with today’s edition:  we’re taking a gander … Continue reading

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February Block of the Month!

Are you ready for the second block in our 2012 Block of the Month project? Let me know if you’re sewing along with me and what fabrics you’ve chosen. As a  teacher and designer, it’s always so interesting to see … Continue reading

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A Valentine’s Gift for You: Stitch Up a Romantic Boudoir Pillow (Free Pattern)

Here’s a lovely little (6″ x 12″) valentine that you can make for yourself in a single afternoon…so easy and so much fun that you’ll probably want to make more than one. It’s a thoughtful gift for a family member or friend to mark a special occasion–a birthday, engagement, bridal … Continue reading

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Part 3: Choosing Fabrics and Colors: Playing in the Mud

Hello again. Here we are in Part 3 of my color journey using Joen Wolfrom’s     3-in-1 Color Tool. If you are new to our blog, you may want to take a few minutes to read Parts 1 and 2. … Continue reading

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For Your Bookshelf: Heidi Adnum’s “The Crafter’s Guide to Taking Great Photos”

Have you noticed our recent bookishness? Well, that trend continues today with a blog-tour visit by Heidi Adnum, author of The Crafter’s Guide to Taking Great Photos from Interweave Press. Check below for giveaway details and click here for the … Continue reading

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