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2014 Husqvarna Viking Convention Recap – PLUS FREE Jewelry Designs

September 2014 – Each year Husqvarna Viking hosts a national convention for their dealers. They use this week with their dealers to introduce new Husqvarna Viking sewing machines, accessories, embroidery designs, software and other innovative items. It is also a time for dealers to interact with other store owners from around America and Canada to […]

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Prairie Points & Chevrons in 3 Easy Steps

The classic look of prairie points can be found on quilts with early 1930’s fabrics and even earlier. It was a fun way to use up remaining squares of fabric will adding a decorative border to a quilt. These individualized pieces had to be placed, pinned and stitched with expert accuracy. Today, the quilt ruler […]

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I’d Be Quiltin’ II Bag of the Month

This bag is the ultimate in size! I’d Be Quiltin’ II by Stitchin’ Sisters one of the biggest bags you will ever make! Then you will have the perfect bag to tote your king size quilts to quilt guild or your local sewing store for show and tell. Or use it even to carry your […]

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Modern Triangles by HoopSisters

Love the look of modern quilting but want to skip all the straight line stitching? Then use your embroidery machine. I recently saw in person the actual sewn out quilt of the HoopSisters Modern Triangles. With “Modern Quilting” on my brain from a recent Sewtopia Sewing Club, this looked easy to complete. How hard would […]

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Celebrity Sightings at Heirloom Creations

Shhh…We have just checked in seven movie star celebrities for their annual nip and tuck spa treatments at Heirloom Creations. Morgan Freeman and Betty White are sergers. James Earl Jones, Johnny Depp, Cate Blanchett, Audrey Hepburn, Harrison Ford are all Bernina sewing machines. At Augustana College here in Sioux Falls, SD, the theater department have […]

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Sewtopia Sewing Club – “Christmas in July”

Christmas comes around every year on December 25. So why does it sneak up on people? They didn’t start in July. Christmas in July seems to be a popular catch-phrase for retailers. But for the sewing world it means the start of holiday sewing. By starting early enough in the year on holiday projects, we […]

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Cell Phone Bag by Quilt Smart

When I find a project that gives me the most bang for my buck in the terms of sewing time, prep time and final outcome, I go nuts! For this year, this is going to me my GO-TO quick-sew item for Christmas, hostess, teacher and thank you gifts. The Cell Phone Bag by Quiltsmart offers […]

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