Category Archive: Sewing

Flourishing in Flour Sacks

A year ago I did a post about a child’s flour sack dress that I picked up at an antique store.  The dress intrigues me because the front and back are highly contrasting,… Continue reading

Vacation by Video

Someday I hope to go on lots of textile tours of exotic countries, but for now I am just exploring the documentaries available from Amazon.  Most evenings, I watch a few minutes of… Continue reading

Color on Quilts

As I go through quilting magazines, I see lots of ideas I want to try.  I get as far as pulling out the inspiring articles and filing them in one of my numerous… Continue reading

These Stitches Are Driving Me Crazy!

You may recall that a few weeks ago,  I was working on a twin-size quilt, and I was happy to get all the blocks sewn to the batting and backing. Even though I… Continue reading

It’s Not Too Late to Make Plans for Pillow Fight Day

I was sad to discover that I  have already missed Worldwide Quilting Day and Holi, the Color Festival, this year.  I looked on the web for a master list of textile-related celebrations so… Continue reading

Vintage Needle Books

These are all needle books that belonged to my great-grandmother and grandmother.  I have always loved the cover illustrations, and the foil paper on the inside reminds me of Christmas wrap from the… Continue reading

Sew Many Variables, Sew Little Time

As part of Use-Up-Your-Scraps month*, I decided to focus on the different types of stabilizers, needles, and thread that are stuffed in drawers in the studio.  I got all of these notions in… Continue reading

Textile Toys

I like to use old toys for Christmas decorations. The red horse was handed down to me when I was a baby, from a neighbor of my grandmother’s.  My mother restuffed it and… Continue reading

Thread Timeline

When you do “old-fashioned” crafts like weaving and quilting, people assume you know lots of things about the old days.  I am always interested in learning more about textiles and their history, so… Continue reading