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09 Feb 2016
February 9, 2016

Love Letters to Sew

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Do you love letters? Sew them! Words and quotes can be sewn to personalize, organize or accessorize. Embroidery and applique are two techniques that can be used to create letters in your sewing projects.     Express yourself with colorful crazy quilt appliqués. Create a grouping for your wall with fabric covered canvases. Decorative stitches.. read more →

We love letters that help us keep our stuff organized. For our sewing studio at Coats & Clark we asked expert Rebecca Brent to create embroidered labels. We asked her to use  the “Make It Coats” theme and she came up with Sew It, Cut It, Press It, Quilt It, etc.  She wanted to embroider.. read more →

Last year my “Sewing Sister”, Claire, spent several weeks diligently sorting, organizing and transforming her basement sewing space.  I coined the name Sewing Spa to describe the new space that so thrilled her sewing heart. Sewing, after all, is a rejuvenating experience that produces all the healthy benefits associated with the word spa! If your.. read more →

27 Jan 2016
January 27, 2016

Valentine Table Runner

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Set a pretty table for your Valentine with this quilted table runner. It looks complicated but the secret is experimenting with your machine’s decorative stitches on a striped fabric using Coats Trilobal Machine Embroidery thread. If you’re looking for an opportunity to play with the decorative stitches in your machine, here’s the perfect venue. Pick.. read more →

Do you have a bit of the Winter blahs already?  A little “selfish” sewing and “me” time may be just what you need to re-energize, so let’s prep for an at-home Spa Night! You’re going to love stitching up a quick Twisted Turban Headband and a few simple, soft DIY Facial Washcloths to add a.. read more →

19 Jan 2016
January 19, 2016

Sew Spa projects

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It’s time to pamper yourself. You spent the holidays shopping for gifts, baking and decorating to make sure it was a special time for everyone. Now it is your turn. Sew these luxurious projects and create your own spa experience. Spa Mask Shut out the world and take a moment for yourself. This pretty mask.. read more →

This is the time of year that my sewing and stitching heart soars to the moon and back because the Puyallup WA Sewing & Stitchery Expo is just a couple of months away (February 25 – 28). If you haven’t been to the largest Sewing Expo in the USA, this should be your year! Registration.. read more →

QuiltCon2016 Pasadena

FreeSpirit and Coats are excited to be Platinum Sponsors of QuiltCon 2016 in Pasadena, California. Presented by the Modern Quilt Guild, QuiltCon is the largest modern quilting show of its kind featuring hundreds of modern quilts, dozens of lectures and workshops by leading modern quilters, shopping and more! FreeSpirit brings together a global portfolio of.. read more →

January. . . such a great time to slow down, cozy up with a warm cup of something yummy and do a little stitching for yourself. Take a deep breath and prepare to let the relaxing scent of lavender surround you as you make charming Little Lark Sachets! I am smitten with these lovely, Little.. read more →

12 Jan 2016
January 12, 2016

Fabric Covered Hangers

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Hang it Up with Fabric Covered Hangers. Why use boring clothes hangers when you can create something fun to add pizzazz to your closet? Those mundane wire or plastic hangers can be easily transformed with colorful fabrics to add a spark to your early-morning clothing selection process. To make a fabric covered  hanger: Trace around.. read more →