Bodkin and New Page

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Have you ever heard of a Bodkin?  No?  Well, then keep reading because I’m going to explain what it is and how to use it.  I’m also going to explain a little about a new page I added to the site. I first learned about the Bodkin from my mother-in-law. Then she gave me a… Read more »

How to Make Binding (Bias Tape)

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I have used binding (some refer to it as bias tape) for a few projects so I thought I would share a tutorial on how to make it.  I have never made true bias tape; I have always made what they call binding. The difference between actual bias tape and binding is that bias tape… Read more »

Paper Piecing

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Awhile ago I took another class at the local quilt shop.  This time is was on paper piecing.  Have you ever tried it?  It’s not the easiest thing to understand, but once you get it, it’s not really hard, just time consuming. The lady that taught the class brought in her scraps for us to… Read more »

Blind Hem

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One of the reasons that I wanted to learn to sew was because I can never seem to find pants that aren’t too long.  I guess you will have that when you are only 5’2”. Shortly after I bought my machine I did actually hem some pants but completely forgot to take pictures.  Well, recently… Read more »

Adjusting Boxed Corners

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When I made Lillian’s Trick or Treat bag I was originally going to make it two inches in depth.  Once I finished the outside and really looked at the bag I realized that I wanted it to be a little wider.  Luckily, it was an easy fix! All that I had to do was turn… Read more »