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How To Install A Sewing Pattern Projector

**This is a sponsored post. I was sent the VANKYO projector, unsolicited, in exchange for an unbiased review. Opinions and experience are all my own!** A few years ago I started hearing rumors of the “next big thing” in…

How To Sew A Linen Sport Coat: Where Guts Meets Glory

In 2013, I started sewing a men’s sport coat. This is the story of how that sewing project became a crucible that revealed my own insecurities, resilience, tenacity, and weaknesses. It’s also a sewing project that turned into an…

The Queen’s Quilt: New Podcast Episode

The Whipstitch Podcast is back! Season Two launches TODAY and a new episode will arrive every other Friday from now until June 2022, ten episodes in total this spring. I have some serious topics, some lighthearted episodes, some behind-the-scenes…

Birthday Dress: Vogue V9311 in Floral Rayon

This pattern has been on my to-sew list for…years. So many years. And this rayon has been lurking right behind it. But until recently, I didn’t think to put the two together. And even THEN! I didn’t make the…

The How To Quilt Start-to-Finish Video Series

After thousands of hours of work, IT’S FINALLY HERE! My How To Quilt start-to-finish series with 4K video, guiding you to make a gorgeous sampler quilt while AT THE SAME TIME building your quilting and patchwork skills, is ready…

Adding Tags To Handmade Clothing

Years ago, when I was very young, my mother made clothes for me and my sisters, and she had these little embroidered tags from the fabric shop that she’d put in the waistbands of our elasticized shorts so we…

The Quilt of Doom: Harry Potter Quilts for Five

I’ve had this project on my list for the past four years, even to the point of printing out the first four patterns, but never launched the ship. Today: we begin. The Project of Doom The Quilt of Doom…

Knitting In Progress: Picking Up Stitches

I started this sweater more than three years ago. And I was SO EXCITED about it. And at some point, I set it down. I didn’t even remember why. I was having a phone conversation the other day–which was…

Nautical Stripes Quilt: Pattern Tester Round-Up

When I wrote the Nautical Stripes Quilt pattern, I sent an email asking for pattern testers, and y’all: they really came through. Get a load of these amazing sample quilts they’ve made! Jane chose the “nautical” layout, which makes…

McCall’s 7774: Wearable Muslin in Grey Linen

I’ve had a copy of McCall’s 7774 for years, and love the shape of it. I found this incredible rayon blend in this funky tie-dye-ikat-nutty fabric and they seemed like a match made in heaven. The drape alone!! Oh,…

FINISHED! Matching Twin Postage Stamp Quilts

Every time I’ve worked on these quilts lately, I’ve joked that they’re five years in the making. Today, I looked back at the past posts I’ve shared of their progress, and reader: THESE TOOK EIGHT POINT FIVE YEARS TO…

Ogden Cami Hack: Tiered Maxi Dress

It’s Ogden Cami month! And I’ve made…a bunch. Once I completed the first version, it was easy to see why this is such a tried-and-true pattern for so many folks on the internets. I’ve got three of my own…

So Green Is My Garden: A Metaphor, Of Sorts

Garden writing is the place where metaphors yearn to live their best lives. There is no concept of growth, renewal, regeneration, nourishment, cultivation, encouragement that cannot be communicated beautifully with the garden as comparison and vehicle. For my part,…