- Holiday on the Central Coast and The Winner of Laura’s Tea Towel Giveaway!
- Two Tea Towels = Simple Apron plus Gift Basket Ideas & Giveaway
- Watch Santa Smile as He Dances Round the Christmas Tree! A New Holiday Pattern + A Special Opportunity
- Diana McClun: Her First Quilts and Her Latest Quilts
- Diana McClun: The Other Half of the “Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!!” Partnership + EXCITING Giveaway!
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Holiday on the Central Coast of California When my husband and I got married, we made the mistake of having our wedding during the week of Thanksgiving. Through the years, most anniversaries have been spent traveling to or from relatives … Continue reading
Diana McClun’s quilting story starts in her childhood with doll quilts made from fabric scraps. She attributes some of the visible wear to her precocious love of laundering her doll clothes–you’ve got to love a child who enjoys cleaning! Here’s … Continue reading
I recently bought a Singer Featherweight sewing machine. I am amazed at the amount of information, websites, and even a fan page, based on this little 11 pound precision machine! I thought it might be fun to share a bit … Continue reading
I have been clearing out a few projects in my sewing room the past few months. A lot of them have to do with leftover blocks from block exchanges I’d participated in with my group of quilting friends. To be … Continue reading
I have had the pleasure of knowing and enjoying the beautiful work of talented fabric designer Jennifer Sampou since she first wowed the quilt world back in 1989. Since the debut of her initial fabric line, Jennifer has designed over 3000 prints and sold millions of yards … Continue reading
Thought I’d throw a purple photo essay your way today, especially after my lengthy treatise about pattern writing this past Tuesday. I’m a fan, a big fan of PURPLE as you can see: Purple Flowers Purple Food–Think beyond grapes! Yeah, … Continue reading
Hey, have you thought about designing and selling your own quilt patterns? It seems like more and more quilters are doing just that if the rising numbers of private label patterns available in quilt shops is any indication. With a … Continue reading
Last Sunday, I was fortunate enough to attend an opening reception at the San Jose Quilt Museum for its new exhibit; Collecting New York Beauty Quilts: Bill Volckening’s Passion. It was extraordinary. Bill Volckening is a self described quilt magnet: he claims that … Continue reading
(Or, Attempting That HUGE Leap From Cute Sketch to Marketable Pattern) Do you remember those paper-pieced holiday blocks I designed last December? Well, they’ve been a tremendous hit in our FREE Pattern collection and I’ve been jazzed to devise a … Continue reading
If you’ve been following us here at See How We Sew, you know that Christie Batterman, one of our original quartet of bloggers, left us at the end of 2012 to pursue other interests. As a result, Jennifer, Darra, and I have been carrying on for … Continue reading