Sewing Machine

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What to Know About Needles

How much do you know about sewing machine needles? Every sewing machine requires a needle to carry the thread through the fabric. It is one of the most important parts of the machine, even though it is one of the most inexpensive parts. From the invention of the sewing machine until now, the needle has […] Read more…

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Know Your Sewing Machine

How familiar are you with the parts and pieces of your sewing machine? Any time you start something new, whether it is cooking or wallpapering, it’s easier to learn if you understand the language related to the skill. Sewing is no different. If you are new to sewing or using a sewing machine, a good […] Read more…


Broken Needles

It has happened to all of us at least once (or a hundred times). You are sewing along and clunk! – your needle breaks. Sometimes the reason is obvious and sometimes it’s a mystery, but it is always something that demands your attention. It’s more than just a nuisance. It stops you in your tracks […] Read more…

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Free Sewing Patterns!

Hi All! Today’s guest post is another one from and it’s all about free sewing patterns! Click here to see an earlier post about free machine embroidery designs. On their site, you’ll also find free fonts (great for art quilts and mixed media sewing), Cricut and Silhouette files, and more. In addition, you can […] Read more…

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Bye Bye 2020

I don’t think there is anyone who is sad to see the year 2020 go. It’s been a year of ups and downs, life and death, fear and faith. Even though going into 2021 we are still in the midst of a pandemic, there is hope on the horizon that we are working toward a […] Read more…

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Four Things a New Sewer Needs to Know

When I have new sewers in my classes, I regularly see a pattern in the challenges they face as they sew. Even when stitching easy techniques, they often struggle with their machine. It’s not surprising to me because when I think back to when I first learned to sew, I made the same mistakes and […] Read more…

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