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It's time to Reveal our U-Pick Sewing Tutorial for October 2019! Each month for over a year now I've shown you three things that I really want to make, and I let you pick your favorite because I simply don't have time to write tutorials for them all. Voting for our October U-Pick project ended yesterday. Do you want to see which project won?

The Candy Corn Quilt! Continue turning the ruler and cutting to cut 4 triangles from the strip set. Cut 4 triangles from the remaining strips sets to make 32 triangles total. Half of the triangles will have the darker strip on the bottom, half of them will be a reverse pattern.

Sew Reporter - 13 October We're back this week with a Sew Reporter that is filled to the brim with maker inspiration, new patterns and things we recommend to watch, listen to and browse! Just grab yourself a cuppa, ideally some delicious biscuits and enjoy! Also on the blog this weekend: New sewing pattern releases in the month of September.

Constellation Double Gauze Myosotis I'm finally blogging my Deer and Doe Myosotis Dress which I made back in April, ready to wear for the Paris Sewcial / Paris Coud meet-up. I loved the Myosotis pattern when it was released, but it was when I saw the fabric that the idea of this dress got lodged in my brain and wouldn't leave me in peace until it was realised.

2 Ways to Join Quilt Batting Have you ever had almost enough cotton batting to finish a quilt? Or wondered if left over pieces of quilt batting could somehow be used? Of course you can use them… just join them together. In this blog post I'm going to show you 2 different ways to join quilt batting and use it for your next quilt, table runner, or set of potholders!

Show Off Saturday… Stay-put Kitchen Towels Does your kitchen need some of these? These kitchen towels will never fall off the bar!

CSCMakes: September Instagram Highlights I hope everyone's September was good. Don't forget to check out the other creations from September with the hashtag. These are just the highlights. There are a lot more incredible inspirations. @theladywholunches made a Peppermint Magazine Wrap top. @kamikatdesigns made Simplicity 8884.

Tobin Sweater Sewalong: View C The Tobin Sweater is your go-to curve-friendly sewing pattern when you're in need of a garment to keep your warm and cozy. And it's perfect to beginners and more experienced sewists alike! Today, we're showing you how to sew a plus size sweatshirt using View C of the Tobin Sweater.

Circular Embroidery Attachment #83 Tips and Techniques This unique attachment allows you to sew and embroider perfect circles or semicircles and is easily screwed directly to the free-arm. Read on below to find tips and techniques to get started using the Circular embroirdery attachment.

Patchwork Pineapple Quilt Block - Blocks 2 Quilt The simple construction of the Patchwork Pineapple quilt block makes it perfect for quilters to play with their scraps and sharpen their skills.

This Jarrah is the worst I try to be pretty honest about my sewing journey and share the lows along with the highs. As much as i would love everything i sew to be a win, sometimes things don't go as planned for whatever reason and the finished make isn't everything I'd hoped it would be.

Quick room make-over… Recover your pillows! We have 16 throw pillow tutorials on the page in our archives and here they are:.

Friday Spotlight: Moda Bake Shop's Christmas Churns Quilt! Start getting ready for your family’s upcoming very Merry Christmas with this incredible one charm pack plus one jelly roll pattern that uses the scraps in the pieced border — waste not, want not:).

Color Block Charleston Dress Pattern The Charleston Dress Pattern by Hey June Handmade is one of my favorite women's knit dress patterns! It's the perfect mix of comfort and style!

An Oversized Estate Sale Floral I have had my eye on this Claire McCardell pattern for some time. Of course, I have so many ideas for my next project swirling around in my head and this one dropped off of my top ten to-do list. But when Emily mentioned the pattern recently, it reminded me of the wonderful design.

The Simplicity Pattern Hackalong with The Eve Appeal This week we are excited to be taking part in the Simplicity Pattern Hack-along to raise awareness and funds for The Eve Appeal Charity. The Eve Appeal is a charity is the only UK national charity funding research and raising awareness into the five gynaecological cancers.

Free-motion Couching with Adjustable Ruler Foot #72 and Couching Inserts Get tips and tricks on embellishing the surface of your project with free-motion couching using the BERNINA Adjustable Ruler Foot #72 and Couching Inserts. More…

Styling Inspo for the Sienna Maker Jacket Today I am sharing with you our journey to the Sienna Maker Jacket pattern. I will show you our initial inspiration from vintage sources and ready to wear shops and walk you through the pattern details. So without further ado, let's open the archives!

Tips for Sewing on Vinyl Sewing with clear vinyl can be easy if you know just a few tricks to get things going smoothly. There are so many fun projects to sew using vinyl - pouches, wallets, bags, home organizing items, and more. I'm guessing that you reached this post because you want to make sewing on vinyl easy and your projects to look amazing.

How to Sew Stretch Fabrics - 3 Simple Steps for Success! Wondering how to sew stretch fabrics? My 3 simple steps will set you up for success every time!

Vogue 1638: DIY Satin Skirt with Flounce and Asymmetric Hem When the fall Vogue patterns were released a few months back I instantaneously thought "wow, what a great collection!" So much so that I ended up ordering this skirt pattern, V1638, together with V1649 and V1650, to be shipped to me from the States.

Sew Scrappy 2019 Retreat Recap We learned new techniques, made new friends that share our passion and stitched up a storm at the Sew Scrappy 2019 Retreat hosted by The Sewing Loft.

Cold Shoulder Tops Three Different Ways Cold shoulder tops are one of the trendiest looks for fall. They're easy to dress up or down depending on your mood and are perfect for both hot or cool weather. But you don't need a special pattern or a trip to the store to create this look for yourself - just head into your closet and grab a tee.

How to add a skirt or peplum // a Cottelsoe Tutorial Hey everyone, Holly here again with another Cottesloe hack. I am SO excited about today's tutorial. Its a 2-in-1, well actually 4-in-1! With just one technique, you can make peplum bottoms or a skirted one piece. Or a skirt bottom! Or a one-piece with a little peplum ruffle detail at the waist!

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