Hi! My name is Sue; I’m Judy’s sister. I love sewing too – have been sewing garments since 5th grade; actually a bit earlier, but started perfecting my skills in 5th grade Home Economics class. While I love quilts and anything made with brightly colored fabric pieces, I still steer toward clothing. LOVE LOVE LOVE looking at patterns. Right now I’m making a dress for myself for my daughter’s wedding
How many of you reading this have ever sewn a robe? A robe can make you feel positively elegant. I remember when my mother was sick. Now this may seem a little morose for a blog post, but one of the things that she did was to sew herself an absolutely beautiful robe. She bought some luxury fabric, and sewed herself an elegant bathrobe. I think that is great therapy.
We had a wonderful weekend with Giucy Giuce of Andover Fabrics as our guest and teacher. He came for one weekend to the Bungalow to teach Tiny Piecing. If you don’t know Giuseppe you can read all about him Here. When he first arrived we hung out a little at the lake. He showed me his samples and they were of course, amazing. Then I realized that the antlers on
Some people take my umbrella class and then can’t remember how they did the tips when they go home and make the second umbrella. Or, they purchase the umbrella and pattern but the tips have them perplexed. Well, it isn’t hard, but it’s the part of the umbrella instruction that usually needs the most explanation. So, I am putting photos of the step by step process here. When you have
I love the book “Pat the Bunny”. It’s a toddler book. Little kids and babies love texture. You often see them crawl over to something and scratch with their little fingers to feel the surface. Or, when you’re holding them, they rub their little fingers on surfaces to get the feel and the comfort. There is definitely something about growing their little brain cells that is involved with tactile sensations.
There are times when I love a particular layer cake and I don’t know what to do with it. Even when I love a particular fabric, and I can see that it would bring me joy for years, often I can’t picture it in any quilt. That’s when the always dependable hourglass design is useful. I have made several of these quilts because they’re beautiful, and work well with most
I have been doing a lot of teaching these days. That’s how it goes in the summer. I tend to do one on one teaching of children for several reasons. For one, I like to give them undivided attention. Where hot irons and sewing machines are concerned, you have to watch them like a hawk. Secondly, when I advertise classes for children at particular times, hoping to get 2 or
As you certainly know, I am in love with sewing. Any sewing (except hemming and alterations…oh, and throw in sewing buttons back on). I am not really sure when this all started. Perhaps it was when new deals were reached with foreign industry. Anyone could walk into a Wal-Mart or K-Mart and purchase a pair of pants for yourself or your kid and unbelievably low prices. I remember looking at
Today I would like to talk about making pillow forms in a simple but very decorative manner. Certainly, you could just cut out the size squares that you would need to cover the pillow, sew them right sides together, insert the pillow and stitch it the fabric closed. If you do that, what you end up with is something that cannot be easily removed to be laundered, and something that
These shorts are just so cute. They totally remind me of the sunsuits from the 50s and 60s. My sister Kathy had such bad allergies that in every home movie we had there she was…running around with a handkerchief pinned to her sunsuit. We all wore these. These are classic. I found several bubble shorts patterns online. I downloaded 2 of them. This is the first one I tried. The