Tag Archives: Fabric

How to Turn a Thrift-Store Shirt Into Useful Fabric

How to Turn a Thrift-Store Shirt Into Useful Fabric

I love thrift store shopping. I love the great prices and the thrill of finding something unusual or unique. I also love that my purchases are not only easier on the planet, but often in support of worthwhile causes. And thrift stores can be a great place to find fabric for sewing projects. Blankets, quilts,…

Let’s Go Fly A Kite….

I’ve made it through another week of the sewing challenge!   And I was the winner this week, too!  This was one of the hardest weeks yet as other commitments kept me out of the sewing room, but I still managed to use 10 yards of fabric! (Were you able to guess which projects were mine? …

Fabric Challenge Week Two

I’ve always been a little competitive (some might say more than a little) and that side of me is certainly in full bloom right now as I work through this fabric challenge.  With the theme of “Extra Ordinary” I set myself the goal of aiming to use up the most fabric this week.  And….. I…

Loving Ottobre and Voile

Thank you all so much for your encouraging comments about my shop.  I feel blessed to know you all, even if it is only through the words we type on our screens.  Yesterday I even made my first sale!!   The shop has already opened some creative doors for me and started some projects that…

Looking back, Looking ahead

Sew, Mama, Sew is encouraging people to reflect on this past sewing year and to make some predictions for 2011.  I thought it would be fun to participate, and who knows, maybe a few of my predictions will prove to be true! The Year in Sewing Looking back on the sewing scene of 2010, what…

More Secret Sewing

More secret quilting going on here.  I’m actually working on two pattern tests this week – yikes!  Good thing I like to be busy!  Because it’s secret sewing I can’t show it to you yet (and I can’t wait to show off my free-motion quilting, I think I am finally getting the hang of it!) I’ll leave…

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