Giveaway: Inspired to Sew by Bari J

When I was working on Stitch by Stitch, I spent untold hours hunting for the very most perfect fabrics to showcase the projects.  One night, in a rush of final decisions, I ordered yards and yards and yards of beautiful cottons to be delivered so that I could make the samples that made up the […]

Quilt Remix WINNER (and Other Books I am Loving)

We have a WINNER from our Quilt Remix Giveaway!  Congrats to VickiT, who said: VickiT, your book will be shipped direct from the publisher–hope you love it and make some AMAZING things! Speaking of amazing things, I’ve been thumbing through some inspiring images and new books at bedtime lately.  I can’t get some of these […]

Quilt Remix by Emily Cier CLOSED

I have been a long-time fan of Emily Cier’s quilt designs from her pattern company, Carolina Patchworks. So when she wrote and asked if I’d be interested in joining the blog tour for her new book, it was a total no-brainer.  I knew the book would be well-designed, well-written, and have lots of very cool […]

Quick and Easy A-Line Skirt

Yesterday, I mentioned how great I think Design-It-Yourself Clothes by Cal Patch is.  Her text is readable, her tone is friendly, her directions are clear and concise, and the images in the book are wonderfully inspiring.  Nine weeks after adding Baby #4 to our family, I am finding that many of my summer clothes still […]

Building a Sewing Reference Library

I am an inveterate collector of sewing books.  New, vintage, encyclopedic, obscure, I love all of them.  I like them on all topics, from embroidery stitches to types of fabric to projects and theme volumes.  I’ve been asked repeatedly which books I most recommend, and have put together a list of those I feel are […]

Useful Sewing Books & Progress Report

Great review of useful sewing books over at Dress A Day. Check back soon for a section on the Whipstitch site with links to great books to get you started!! On that front, be aware that the LOGO is in development as we speak, the URL has been purchased (link here and check back often […]