Archive for the ‘Sewing’ Category

Making Waves

Posted on January 24th, 2012, by Trina

I started this quilt over 2 years ago and it’s been languishing on my sewing table while I thought about how I wanted to finish it. Now I’m almost done with it!

Getting There

Posted on January 22nd, 2012, by Trina

After another 6 hours of practice, I have improved my free motion skills a bit more, and tried trapunto. The cat appreciates my efforts.

I Spy

Posted on January 21st, 2012, by Trina

It’s hardly visible, but there’s a tiny burr on the needle plate that only became apparent when trying to do something other than straight stitch. Much troubleshooting and frustration preceded this discovery, but I managed to catch up and learn a few things in my free motion quilting class today. More tomorrow!

Napkins

Posted on October 2nd, 2011, by Trina

I apparently have a slight reputation for being a little hippie, crunchy, love-mother-earth. When I had visitors helping this summer after my knee surgery, someone expressed astonishment that we didn’t use cloth napkins on a regular basis. I had big plans for cloth napkins, but an 18″ napkin, double-sided, becomes quite an investment in fabric. [...]

Summer Sewing Project

Posted on August 15th, 2011, by Trina

I bought this fabric in late spring with the intention of making clothes for the kids’ June pictures. Those pictures didn’t happen (yet), and now neither kid wants to wear these, but they’re done! Pretty quick projects, each of them: pillowcase dress for her (right), shorts for him (left). Total: 1 yard fabric with very [...]