Presser Feet

vintage scissors necklace

Vintage Scissors Necklace

Keep your small scissors handy with this unique vintage-style sewing accessory that has a lot of character and is fun to make. It only takes a few minutes to complete and you’ll always know where to find your scissors. Supplies 1 ½” yards of measuring tape twill tape, ½” wide Polyester or cotton thread for […] Read more…

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A Practical Sewing Machine Stitch You Probably Never Use

Today’s sewing machines come with hundreds of stitches, for both practical and decorative techniques. When you look at the practical stitches, it’s sometimes hard to know how to use them. Here’s one of my favorite practical stitches with three useful techniques. The Universal stitch starts with two vertical straight stitches and then takes a horizontal […] Read more…

Edgestitching with Foot 20

My Go-To Presser Foot

I own all of the BERNINA presser feet and I have to say, I use ALL of them. Some more than others and there are a few that I only need on an occasional basis, but I love having access to the tools I need to sew any technique, any fabric, and any type of […] Read more…

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” […] Read more…

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Mini Coiled Containers

Years ago I learned to make coiled projects – placemats, coasters, baskets and bowls. I was amazed at how easy it was and how good the finished projects looked. I recently tried it again but this time, I made mini versions of some of the projects. Tiny little containers to hold small items such as […] Read more…

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Mask or No Mask?

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional; the intention of this post is to pass along information about the use (or not) of masks in relation to the Covid-19 virus. It also includes directions for making several styles of masks if you choose to do so. The New Normal I think it’s safe to say […] Read more…

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