Garment Making for a Quilter

By Katie | April 10, 2020

Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links. These links do NOT affect pricing for you. Are you looking to add garment making to your sewing skill set? I’ve got you covered with this post! Last fall, I had the pleasure of meeting Adrianna of Hey June Handmade at a makers retreat put on by Kimberly […]

Primary Pattern Tester Showcase

By Katie | December 12, 2019

The Primary Quilt is a modern pattern based around a basic block construction, that truly packs a punch when used with bold fabrics. I had some hiccups with the original pattern – but these testers were real troopers and rallied around me to bring this pattern to life. Please join me in thanking all of […]

Primary Quilt Pattern

By Katie | December 5, 2019

A modern inspired pattern, turned retro with color selection. The Primary Quilt is the perfect project for an ambitious beginner.

Plus Sign Quilt Pattern

By Katie | April 5, 2019

Free-Tutorial for a modern plus sign quilt. Add extra blocks to make a larger quilt, and quilt to your hearts content to really add some depth to this wonderful pattern.

Tips and Tools: Seam Gauge

By Katie | March 13, 2019

Back to the basics again this week!  Do you have one of these yet?  It’s called a seam gauge and it’s basically a 6″ ruler.  The part that makes it extra useful is the little blue guide.  It moves up and down the ruler to help you keep hem lines straight while you’re pinning or […]

Tips and Tools: Using Chambray

By Katie | March 6, 2019

 We thought we would use our Tips and Tools this week to tell you all about…Chambray (pronounced sham-brey) is a woven cotton fabric. According to Dana Willard’s book Fabrics A to Z “chambray is made by weaving colored threads through a white weft (similar to denim), which results in a pleasing “watered down” shade of the original […]

Tips and Tools: Rotary Cutters

By Katie | February 27, 2019

We got this question from an awesome customer of ours…”I bought lots of fabulous Modern Textiles fabric, but now I’m scared to cut it! I don’t want to ruin any of it! Could you please give some tips for using a rotary cutter?”  We would love to!  To make sure we are all on the […]

Tips and Tools: Sewing Machine Needles

By Katie | February 27, 2019

We hope you gain some valuable sewing knowledge from our tips and tools posts.  Have a question or a tip or tool you just have to share?  Please send it our way.  Message us on our Facebook page or send us an e-mail at This week we would like to share a little bit about […]

Campfire Pillow Set

By Katie | December 27, 2018

Is it a little too cold to have a bonfire this winter? In my books, snow makes bon fires that much better – but if you aren’t a fan of the winter wonderland than the campfire pillow set may be perfect for you or a young one in your life. Sew you wanna know how […]

Yak Blanket FREE Tutorial

By Katie | December 6, 2018

I know, I know…I’ve been over doing it on the Yak blanket on social media!  I promise this to be one of the only blog posts about them – at least until next fall 🙂 So many people have been ordering these kits that I thought I’d throw the pattern online! Sew you wanna know how […]

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