Monthly Archives: October 2014

Sewing With Knits – a “Free” Little Dress Project – Part 2


Well, my blog buddies, time to bring you up to speed with my little “free” dress project!  Last time we talked, I left you with a nice glass of Chianti, as I racked my brain about anything and everything I knew about sewing with knits.  So, here are some great tips to keep in mind when you’re using your sewing machine to construct a knit garment, some pulled from memory, others found online and in my sewing resource books: Read the rest of this entry


Sewing With Knits – a “Free” Little Dress Project – Part 1


Okay, had a little gift drop into my lap about a week or two, ago. I was collecting fabrics for a little baby quilt I’d like to make for my eventual future grandchild (a mom can be hopeful, can she not??)  Actually, my oldest daughter and her husband are working on it, and I’m betting it’s going to be a boy, so, since they live on the east coast in Maryland, and spend a lot of time at the beach during the summer, I just fell in love with this little quilt.  I even bought some additional fabric with little crabs on it from the Dear Stella “Seaworthy” line.  Love this fabric designer, they are fun, whimsical, and lighthearted in their design approach. Cannot possibly have this quilt go to Maryland and made without the little crab fabric!

Pinwheel Beach Quilt

Pinwheel Beach Quilt by Nicole from Modern Handcraft

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