Stash 'n Store

Seven Sewing Tools I use Every Day

I don’t know about you, but I spend a lot of time looking for things in my sewing room. As hard as I try to keep it organized, it seems that it is often in chaos, especially when I’m in the middle of a project (or projects!). Can’t find my scissors, where is that seam […]

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Four Hearts Mug Rug

Easy Applique Mug Rug

This quilted mug rug is embellished with a simple applique technique. Both the quilting and the appliqué techniques are stitched at the same time, making this a quick and easy project. Finished size: 8” square Supplies Two 9” squares of coordinating fabric One 9” square of low-loft batting One 9” square of appliqué fabric One 9” […]

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sewing machines

8 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Shopping for a New Sewing Machine

Buying a new sewing machine is exciting but can be a bit overwhelming. There are so many choices with a wide variety of features and functions. To find the best machine for you and your sewing interests, it will take some research and thought on your part. Once you’ve decided to shop for a new […]

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halloween bag supplies

Halloween Goody Bag

It’s close to Halloween but you don’t have a candy collection bag for your favorite trick-or-treater! If you have 15 minutes and a couple of Halloween-themed placemat, you can solve that problem. Supplies for a Halloween Goody Bag Two Halloween-motif placemats – I used rectangular 1-layer burlap placemats but any shape will work. Scroll down […]

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topstitching foot

Five Tips for Better Topstitching

Topstitching is a great finishing touch for many projects, from garments to bags to tablecloths. A subtle decorative touch or a way to sharpen and flatten edges and seams, topstitching can be as simple as a straight stitch on the right side of the project. Here are a few tips (use the ones that suit […]

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