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Thursday
Sep032015

September is National Sewing Month

September is National Sewing Month.

Let’s make a pack to challenge ourselves to try sewing something new, learn a new technique, use an unexpected fabric, finish that project we’ve been working on…. forever…and maybe if we’re extra caffeinated, tidy up that sewing room a little bit.

We can do anything, right! We are sewists; we create masterpieces and memories out of fabric and thread. How cool is that!  We’re magicians with a magic needles instead of wands. And it’s our duty to share the magic and wondrous creativity of sewing with the rest of the world.

So go forth boldly, and share the importance of sewing with some who hasn’t discovered it’s magic yet!

September is National Sewing Month.

Let’s make a pack to challenge ourselves to try sewing something new, learn a new technique, use an unexpected fabric, finish that project we’ve been working on…. forever…and maybe if we’re extra caffeinated, tidy up that sewing room a little bit.

We can do anything, right! We are sewists; we create masterpieces and memories out of fabric and thread. How cool is that!  We’re magicians with a magic needles instead of wands. And it’s our duty to share the magic and wondrous creativity of sewing with the rest of the world.

So go forth boldly, and share the importance of sewing with some who hasn’t discovered it’s magic yet!

Friday
Aug282015

Color Guided Series - Sunny Yellow

Yellow is the brightest, happiest and most energizing of all the warm colors. How could it not be? It’s the color of sunshine after all.

Use yellow to give the impression of happy cheerfulness. Try combining other citrus colors with yellow to offer a feeling of fresh, clean design, or pair with gray for a perfectly modern color palette.

Try organizing your sewing supplies by color and watch people’s reactions? Imagine a wall filled with yellow Isacord Thread, Nifty Notions 120” Tape Measures, ½” Benartex Bias Tape Makers, Nifty Notions Brass Stilettos and Nifty Notions Quilting Pins. Warm smiles and creativity a wait!

COLORFUL FUN FACT:

75% of the pencils sold in the United States are painted yellow.

Friday
Aug142015

The Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book (and Sampler and App!)

Are you excited about the possibilities of free-motion quilting but just don’t know where to begin?  You really CAN create beautiful quilts just by combining a few patterns and arranging them in creative ways to guide your viewer’s eyes across your quilt!

The Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book is a little different than my previous project oriented-books in that it is an at-your-fingertips reference for quilting ideas.  I wrote this book to help you get your creative juices flowing, create dynamic yet achievable quilting plans, and make each of your projects uniquely your own!

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Friday
Aug072015

Appliqué with Romance and Bouquet

Hi everyone!

It is Amanda Murphy again.  Thanks to Brewer for the opportunity to guest-blog and share some of my work with you all! 

As many of you know I LOVE fusible appliqué!  I can get a little carried away…

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Thursday
Jul302015

Heart’s Delight — A Border-by-Border Block of the Month

Hi everyone!

I’m Amanda Murphy and I’m back on the Brewer blog today to show you some photos of my newest Block-of-the Month quilt pattern, “Heart’s Delight”.

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