Tuesday, January 10, 2017

My Favorite Sewing Machine

If you are interested in upgrading your machine, I can't recommend the Janome DC5100 enough. This machine is absolutely loaded with features, from literally hundreds of stitch functions to a super helpful manual. Rather than list them all here, I'll invite you to read my review of the DC5100 over at Sewing Machines Plus. I really don't think you can find a better value or a more impressive machine.


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Last Minute Gifts to Sew



My latest post at Sewing Machines Plus is a list of quick sewing projects that are perfect for last minute gifts. There are quite a few easy, quick, no-stress gift ideas that are fun to make. Good Luck with all your projects, and Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Sewing Machine Needles 101


Have you broken machine needles while sewing? Or have you had thread break or ravel? All this and more can happen when you use the wrong needle for your project. The good news is that it is easy to know which is the right needle to use when you understand the types and sizes of needles available.

If you could use a little education on the differences between different sewing machine needles, head over to Sewing Machines Plus to read my article, Sewing Machine Needles 101. I hope it will help you. 

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Gifts To Sew for Everyone on Your List


Are you starting to think about your holiday list yet? Do you plan to sew gifts this year? If you plan to, it's time to get started. I published a list of ideas for gifts to sew for everyone at Sewing Machines Plus. It includes some of my favorite gifts to sew for babies and kids, ladies, and men.

Click on over and read the list now at SMP: Sew Gifts for Everyone on Your List. I hope you find just the right ideas to add to your holiday sewing project list. I appreciate you reading my work and I hope you have a fabulous week.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

String-Pieced Crib Quilt Tutorial


I hope you all are okay today. I'm feeling blue, to be honest, so I thought I'd show off this blue quilt today. I posted the full step-by-step tutorial on how to make it over at Sewing Machines Plus, check it out: Blue Baby Crib Quilt Tutorial.  This quilt was a lot of fun to make while I waited for a special little boy to be born.  It doesn't have to be blue, of course; make it in whatever colors you like best.