Month: June 2016

Sewing tips: 12 sewing truths for rookie sewists

Read more

I’m mostly a self-taught sewist. I took one two-hour class at a sewing machine store when I lived in Madison, and that’s been it for formal training. This means I’ve mostly learned by trial and error, online tutorials, and books and magazines. I’ve missed having a seasoned sewist looking over my shoulder. I imagine she […]


The easy way to calculate flying geese quilt blocks

Read more

Last time I checked in RE: Bowie pillow, I shared fabric choices. The next step is cutting triangles for the flying geese blocks. And when it came to calculating triangle dimensions for my custom design, I did it the hard way. Then I did it the easy way. I will show you the easy way […]

Little Miss Perfect and her sewing machine

Read more

Husband Mark said something to me recently about sewing that made me pause. He said I never seem happy with anything I make. He said he doesn’t know what my favorite creations are, because I never seem satisfied with anything I’ve sewn. Whoa. He did, however, say that there must be something about sewing that […]

Sie macht newsletter subscribers receive exclusive sewing content every month! Woo hoo!