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So. . . .  it turns out Improv isn’t just for quilting and comedy anymore! Those of us who stitch can jump on the Improv train and enjoy the creative ride, too. And, if you’re a Tim Holtz fan, you’re going to love this fabulous Stitches and Lace Improv Pillow created by a Paula Cheney, a very.. read more →

I’ve always thought that clothing should be fun and accessories should push the fun from enjoyable to fabulous.  So, I’m always looking for accessories that add instant style and joy to a standard office outfit or a t-shirt and jeans. In the last few years, wearing a Cuff Bracelet has been my favorite thing for Fall.. read more →

Hard to believe, but Fall is nipping around the corner and it will soon be time to bundle up a bit. The first thing I notice when the air begins to chill is that my ears are cold and Earwarmer Headbands are perfect for that little problem. They’re quick to make, take little fabric and.. read more →

26 Sep 2016
September 26, 2016

Reinvent Your Sweater

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As we transition from Summer to Fall, I sort through my closet to see what still works and what needs to go out. Often, it’s my sweaters that are a problem. They’re either too tight, too boring or too out of style. If you find the same thing in your closet, you’re going to love.. read more →

Block 3 in our Milky Way Quilt along has a new color palette and is more challenging. Here’s what Cheryl has to say about it: This is the most complicated looking block so it must be the big important star in the sky.  Although there are lots of pieces, it will go together easily as.. read more →

Kimono style jackets, coats and cardigans have been hot on the runway for several years and for good reason. Unlike many of the fashions we see, think we can make and never do, you can actually sew a Self Drafted Kimono you’ll totally love! A simple, traditional design, a Self Drafted Kimono is a simple.. read more →

We are so delighted to be working with Angela Lan! This young fashion designer will be blogging monthly on our blog using our Coats & Clark threads & zippers and FreeSpirit fabrics in her educational series for young readers! She brings a youthful approach to sewing education with her trendy fashion sense and her easy.. read more →

Happy National Sewing Month! This year’s theme is Sew For The Experience Of It and I know firsthand for a great sewing experience, you need great sewing supplies. Sometimes great supplies seem expensive, but the cost of bargain supplies is often sewing frustration. So, let’s make choices that have our creative hearts smiling and singing. Because it.. read more →

13 Sep 2016
September 13, 2016

Correspondence Air Mail Tote

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Tim’s latest fabric collection, Correspondence is inspired by the classic styling of vintage postage.Tim Holtz has now created a timeless palette of thread, zippers and antique finished hardware extending your creative possibilities. Download Air Mail Tote Instructions here. read more →

09 Sep 2016
September 9, 2016

Sewing on Sequin Trim

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Sequin trims come in a variety of configurations—from a single line to wider bands. Most wider bands are best attached by hand, but single strands can easily be attached by machine. Whether you’re creating an edging of a single line of sequin trim, or you’re planning multiple rows to form a more blingy border, Coats.. read more →