• 5 Summer Break Sewing Projects for Kids

    Now that the kids are out of school for the summer, it’s time to keep them busy with some summer break sewing projects. These easy projects for kids to sew require just a bit of fabric and beginner hand-sewing skills. As the summer goes on, move on to more advanced sewing techniques, like machine embroidery. They will love watching the machine do its magic and picking out all the thread colors for the design. 1. Glove Monster This cute project by Craftaholics Anonymous repurposes all those single gloves you have left from winter. Add a bit of felt scraps and choose a few colors of Sulky Cotton Petites™ threads and…

  • Trends from 2014 Fall Quilt Market

    This was my first International Quilt Market. I had heard rumors of how big it was and the over-the-top creative displays, but I didn’t quite grasp the scale. I wish I could accurately describe this amazing show. I was simultaneously amazing and overwhelmed, inspired and in awe of everything around me. Now that I am home and have had a day or two to process the whole thing, this is what I see as the up and coming trends from the 2014 Fall Quilt Market. (NOTE: Forgive some of my pictures! The lighting in the Expo hall made it hard for my camera to focus, but you’ll get the idea!) Grey…