Easy Pillow Case From Jersey Knit

Easy Pillow Case From Jersey Knit

Learning to sew as a young girl was great!  One of the first projects I made was a nine-patch pillow. The second project was a pillowcase for my bed. The pillowcase was made from one fabric. I learned how to finished the open end with a simple two fold hem and top stitching. I sewed the fabric closed on the side and bottom and I was done!  Success!  My very own pillowcase.

Since that time, pillowcases have become fancier and our maker friends have become more creative with how to add decorative edging to a pillowcase. I'm using their techniques to create pillowcases from or Jersey Knit.

Read on and then download the pattern and share it with your friends!

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Simple Gifts - Simple Coasters

Simple Gifts - Simple Coasters

Gifts for friends?  Coasters. Simple, stylish, and a gift that is used almost every day!

Enjoy this fun tutorial, with video, and make a few coasters for your next gift!

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Decorating Ideas - Guest Towels / Precuts

Decorating Ideas - Guest Towels / Precuts

Decorating throughout the year is fun to do in our homes. In years past, with all our travel, we are simply not home enough to change anything - even the towels in our guest room.

Well - now is the time to add simple touches to our home. Try this fun and fast raw edge applique project for your home - or better yet - for a gift!

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Make a Flowy Vest Using a Directional Fabric

Make a Flowy Vest Using a Directional Fabric

We often use our directional batik designs in our garment samples. The borders and directional fabric are absolutely gorgeous and add a little something to each garment. But....  Do you wonder what our Border Batiks are? Would you like some pattern layout tips for using directional fabric and border batiks?

I took a few minutes to share a few pointers and images to help you successfully turn your new border fabric into a elegant garment! Enjoy

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Sewing with Batik Cotton Jersey Knit

Sewing with Batik Cotton Jersey Knit

We each have experiences working with Jersey Knit - but not all Jersey Knit is the same.

I'd like to share tips and techniques that I've gathered over the last few years regarding our Cotton Jersey Knit. Not all Jersey Knit is the same. As a matter of fabric, there are so many fabric combinations and weaving techniques available on the market. 

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Working with 115" Wide Double Border Batik Cotton

Working with 115" Wide Double Border Batik Cotton

We absolutely love working with our 115" Wide Batik Cotton Double Border fabric. When designing fabric we want to make sure, first and foremost, it is of the highest quality. It must be easy to care for and used for more than one purpose. We hope today's blog introduces new ideas about the use of all our fabric but specifically our 115" wide Batik Cotton Double Border Design. Enjoy!
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Season for Scarves

Season for Scarves

I truly love wearing scarves. Short, long, flowy, inside, outside, for warmth, or for an accent and style - whatever the purpose scarves are a necessary accessory. I hope you enjoy our gallery of scarf styles and join in and craft your own scarves to wear or to gift!
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Let's Make a Simple Kimono - Using your Serger

Let's Make a Simple Kimono - Using your Serger

Sometimes we need a "very" simple jacket to make - no fuss, no facings, no inset sleeves, no fuss (I said that before...). This project - the Easy Rolled Edge Kimono is just that project. I find it great fun to take a break from more complex projects to whip up a gift for my mom or a friend and this jacket is perfect.

It's getting colder and colder each day here in North Dakota and I decided to share this simple garment with mom. She is home and staying inside most of the time, and a simple throw-on jacket is perfect for her days.

Follow along as we show you how to make this Kimono Jacket.

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Apron's and Oven Mitts - Who Knew

Apron's and Oven Mitts - Who Knew

This year, with all the change in our lives, has brought me new perspective on so many things. Bruce and I are home each day and seem to lead what most people would call a "normal" life. We go to our office for work, we visit my mom and help her in anyway we can, we go home and make dinner, and continue this routine each day.

I've had the time to do the things that we never seem to have time to do - one of them is cook and sew for our own home and for myself. Many of our new projects are a reflection of home. This new project - our Double Oven Mitt - is one of those projects. I had fun making this pattern, the project, and the tutorial. We hope you enjoy as well!

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Let's Make A Button - or Several

Let's Make A Button - or Several

Do you find it difficult these days to run to the fabric store or quilt shop to purchase ready made buttons?  Solution - use covered buttons and make your own buttons. I love how the buttons blend in to the overall look of the garment. Follow these simple steps and tips when creating your own covered buttons.
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2020 Vermont Quilt Festival Wall Quilt Challenge ~ Reflections

2020 Vermont Quilt Festival Wall Quilt Challenge ~ Reflections

We have been honored to sponsor the 10th annual VQF Wall Quilt Challenge!  The theme was "Reflections" and incorporated any challenge packet not previously submitted over the past 10 years as well as the new fabric selected to represent this 2020 year! 

First and foremost - THANK YOU - for all of you who purchased the Challenge Packet and had a vision of how to show your personal meaning of "Reflections".

The voting has occurred and the winners have been awarded....  Here we go!!!

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"My Father", by Bruce Magidson

"My Father", by Bruce Magidson

Dad. Simply put - we each have memories, current and past, of the man we call our dad, father, papa, grumpy, happy, or sleepy! I know that this year will be different because it's the first year we celebrate Father's Day without my dad. Bruce's father passed in 2007 but it feels like only yesterday. The memories are as vivid as the day they happened. We hope you enjoy hearing more about Matthew Magidson, whom I also fondly called "dad".
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