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  • How To Sew On Patches

    For our children’s Junior Ranger backpacks, I worked hard to plan the design to enable the maximum number of patches to be added over the years.  Every Junior Ranger receives a…

  • How to Store Wool Yarn & Fabric

    When I started knitting, I realized I needed to think about storing my textiles differently.  For one good reason:  MOTHS. Moths are the enemy of long-term textile storage, which we learned…

  • Holiday Gifts: Tutorials to Get Them Done

    What is it with this year?  December is going SO QUICKLY.  Hanukkah is already upon us, you guys!  Seems like usually by this point in the Christmas season, I’ve already cut…

  • Advent Calendar Sew-A-Long

    Years ago, I re-created my mother’s Advent calendar and interpreted it as a quilt-as-you-go project, complete with template.  The year I finally buckled down to make this for our family, I…

  • Tutorial for a Lined Bodice on Sew, Mama, Sew!

    Today over on Sew, Mama, Sew I’m sharing a tutorial for making the Flip Flop Dress with a variation in the waistline seam.  When I was manufacturing children’s clothing for a…

  • Kindle Cover Tutorial: Updated!

    One of the most popular tutorials I have ever published here on the blog is my Kindle Cover Tutorial.  I’m back today with an update to the measurements and construction of…

  • TUTORIAL: Applying Piping

    When I was dreaming up the Prayer & Meditation Cushion pattern, one of the first epiphanies I had was that it really needed piping. One of the best parts about piping…

  • TUTORIAL: Exposed Enclosed Zipper

    Ever since I learned to install the “exposed enclosed zipper,” I have been minorly obsessed with them.  They seem to work on, like, a zillion different projects, perfectly.  I used one on…

  • Handmade Linen Wedding Napkins

    I must really, really, really like my sister. She’s getting married in two weeks (eek!!), and I agreed to sew up the table linens for her reception.…

  • Printable: Bias Tape Makers & Measurements

    While I was at QuiltCon, I had the privilege of teaching a quick demonstration at the invitation of the ladies from Cotton + Steel.  Naturally, the first idea that popped into…

  • Now Available: The Pockets E-Book!

    Raise your hand if you love POCKETS!! Back in 2012, I created a 14-page printable workbook to accompany a practical workshop in pockets, one of my very favorite details to add…

  • Lining Cardboard Storage Boxes: Tutorial

    The vintage maps I decoupaged on my empty cardboard diaper boxes turned out really pretty, but the upper edges had a tendency to peel and unroll, and I was concerned that…