I have been around sewing machines for most of my adult life and I still find sewing machine needle sizes and needle types so incredibly confusing!!! I am going to share what I have learned and what you must know about sewing machine needles. It can be a frustrating topic for beginners and veterans alike. Let’s work through it together…
You are ready to go…tools in hand, fabric prepared. How the heck do you use this rotary cutter without losing a finger or two? That is an absolutely valid question! No worries….lets discuss how to use a rotary cutter and how to do it safely.
All beginning sewers need a good sewing machine. Don’t get me wrong, there is a place for hand sewing in this world, and even on this blog. However, a good sewing machine is absolutely worth its weight in GOLD!!! There are so many machines for different purposes, it can be overwhelming. But don’t fret….
Now lets start learning about the best sewing tools for beginners! These tools help make sewing more accurate, enjoyable, and productive.
Have you ever walked through the sewing notions aisle at your local fabric store and gotten totally overwhelmed? I have!!! Let’s talk about the tools I use on a regular basis and recommend you get as well.
Learning how to make and attach binding to a project can be very intimidating! This post will review how to plan, cut and create binding for a quilt, using 3 inch wide strips of fabric. We will not use true “bias” binding, since that is generally not needed for the long, straight edges of a quilt.