They’re Multiplying! A New Vintage Sewing Machine

I once had a small but cute vintage sewing machine (VSM) collection.  I didn’t set out to collect them.  The only older machine on my wish list was a Singer Featherweight.  They are small, lightweight and very portable. I wanted to use it as my quilting machine.  So I waited and hunted and when I saw one at an auction for a great price, I grabbed it!  All done collecting. Or so I thought. For Mother’s Day last year my {Read More}

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March Bag Review ~ Maisie by Swoon Patterns ~

I like to try new bag patterns once a month.  Sometimes they are from new to me designers, other times they are from designers I enjoy.  This month I am sharing a new pattern from Swoon called Maisie.  To see previous months reviews read February , January, and November. My finished Maisie measures in at 12.5″ wide, 8″ tall, 6″ deep.  The measurements and finished bag may look on the smaller side but it’s really not!  I think it’s the 6″ wide gusset area with {Read More}

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My Tutti Fruity Penny Pinchers ~ A Betz White Pattern ~

I had the opportunity to test a new and unique pattern recently from Betz White.  Called the Tutti Fruity Penny Pinchers, these cute little fruits are actually coin pouches with a hidden flex-frame closure! I was a little nervous at first to start these pouches.  I don’t typically work with felt or do much embroidery, and these involve both.  After reading through the pattern though it looked like a quick sew and I jumped right in.  It’s always fun to learn {Read More}

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My Polaris Bag – March’s Bag-of-the-Month

I took the month of February off from the BOM club but I’m back to share this month’s bag, The Polaris Bag by Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness. The Polaris bag comes with two shape options.  There is a rectangle version and the oval one which I chose.  The finished size is approx.  9” long x 6-1/2” tall x 2-1/2” deep.  Most fabric types can be used for this pattern, but I got out some upholstery leather and used that {Read More}

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~ The 1718 Coverlet ~ Top is Done!!

In February of 2015 I joined my first online quilt-a-long, The 1718 Coverlet by Susan Briscoe.  I’m a history buff so when I read the history of this quilt I decided to jump in and give it a try.  And with so many talented and experienced quilters sewing along, I knew help would be available for me. Each month for the past year Sarah Fielke and Amy Lobsinger have listed a group of blocks from the book for us to {Read More}

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