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Monday, September 12, 2011

Men's Fleece Jackets

Just listed: Kwik Sew 1553 pictured above. A great pattern for men that includes all sizes in the envelope. We only have one so grab it fast!

Never worked on Fleece or sweatshirt fabric before? You might want to check out one of Nancy Cornwell's books on sewing with fleece.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Piecing Away

Even though this past week or two has been rough due to lack of sleep, I have managed to get quite a bit of piecing done on the wedding quilt that I am making for Ron and Savannah. All the pieces so far are 2 1/2" square and due to the scrappy nature of the quilt and the design, other than chain piecing, I haven't had any quick and easy ways to do what I'm doing. However, I'm piecing the border now and then I'm going to cheat and use 2 1/2" strips of fabric for some of sashing pieces. At this point I have pieced together well over a 1000 2 1/2" squares. Boy do I hope that I got my seams the right size so that everything fits. Once I'm done piecing, I'm going to quilt sections and then sew them together. I've found that now that I'm getting near the end of the piecing I'm getting excited because I know I'm getting near the home stretch. Trying to get as much sewing done as possible this week since I'm having surgery on my right knee on Friday so it won't be much use to me for awhile after that. Looking forward to having some of those squares left over to use in Project Linus quilts.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Halloween Costumes

September is National Sewing Month! what is your sewing project.

For those of you who like dressing up yourself and children for Halloween, we currently have a great selection of Halloween costumes in all sizes and style at our store Moonwishes Sewing and Crafts. If you buy your patterns now you have more time to sew and a better chance of getting the costume you want.

I no longer dress up for Halloween but I always look forward to that day as it is my birthday!

Had a nice day today working on a wedding quilt. Now that I'm past most of the fabric cutting stage and into the sewing stage, it is fun seeing the quilt come together! Pictures will be posted when available.

Friday, September 02, 2011

Pajama Sewing Patterns

September is National Sewing Month. What is your project?

Many people still like making pajamas for Christmas and holiday presents. Currently we have a very large selection of sizes and styles for everyone in the family of pajamas, pajama pants, nightgowns, robes and other nightwear. Check out our selection here. Remember when making nightwear for your little ones to use non-flammable fabric as set forth in the US Government standards. Need help finding it? Just ask your fabric store person or check with your on line fabric store for fabric for children's sleepwear.

Want to add machine embroidery to your creations? Visit our Machine Embroidery Design page here on this blog.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Sew Your Own Hoodie!

Happy National Sewing Month!

It is always great when you can plan a project right from the beginning in the correct size, colors and embellishments. Here is a great idea for sewing for fall. Make your own hoodie. You can buy a pattern here at our store. Then pop on over to Embroidery Library and pick out the machine embroidery design that you would like to put on the front of your hoodie. They have just come out this week with a whole lot of new designs specifically for hoodies. By the way. I don't get a single nickel for promoting Embroidery Library, but as they are so generous with freebies, I try to do my part on paying it back or forward however you think of it. Many of the designs that I have used over the years for my own projects have come from them. Sign up to receive regular emails from them and you will get free birthday presents, notifications of their monthly freebies, and occasional 'just because' freebies. They are a great company with great designs that sew out well.