Tag Archive: sewing notions

The Endeavourers’ Reveal Day Three: Spirals

I am part of an online art quilt group, The Endeavourers, that works on quarterly challenges.  Our current topic “Spirals” generated a lot of ideas in my mind, but sewing machine troubles turned… Continue reading

Top Five Joys of Quilting

Number 5:  The sound of a well-tuned sewing machine, stitching steadily as a train clacking over tracks. Number 4:  The scent of Magic Sizing steaming up from under a hot iron. Number 3: … Continue reading

English Needles from the 1850s

Melanie at Catbird Studios just did a post on needle facts, and she mentioned, “By 1847 with the introduction of specialty machinery, more than 50 million needles were made each week in the… 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

Inspired by the Fabulous Scavenger

There are so many creative, thought-provoking blogs out there that I love reading.  But there is one in particular that gives me ideas I can accomplish quickly, right this minute! And that is … Continue reading