Do Charm Squares Have a Secret Life? You bet they do. Just think about it, you see a pack of charm squares and it's just 5" squares of fabric that sort of match together. At this stage it really isn't anything special other than being your favourite color or theme. Now you open the pack and lay it out to reveal all the beauty contained within. You move the squares around in … [Read more...] about The Secret Life of Charm Squares
This is a question we are often asked. What thread do you use? Well, we use Gutermann thread. I have used it for my sewing projects for many years and I have always had good results. There are other good quality threads available such as Aurifil. But old habits are hard to break when you like something and it gives you the results you need, so why change. I haven't ever … [Read more...] about What Thread Do We Use for Sewing & Quilting?
If you have a sewing machine then it is inevitable that you will have a ton of bobbins floating around. Some empty, some half full, some pre-wound, some for embroidery, some with colours you will never use. Well, you get the picture. So with this in mind, we thought we'd give you our best bobbin storage options. Between the two of us, we have hundreds of bobbins and we all … [Read more...] about Best Bobbin Storage Options – Our Review of What We Use
When I first started quilting, I didn't worry too much about what spray starch to use and just went with whatever I had on hand. It wasn't until I got a little more serious about it all that I realised that a good spray starch can make all the difference. That's when I did a bit of research to find which one was the best and Mary Ellen's Best Press came up time and time … [Read more...] about Mary Ellen’s Best Press Review – What is it and Why I Love it so Much?
We have a new sewing machine in the studio and it's the Baby Lock Sashiko machine. This is a specialty machine as it only stitches one stitch...but oh what a wonderful stitch! The stitch it produces looks like it has been hand stitched so you can get some beautiful results using just this one stitch. Watch the video below to see the unboxing and demo. The Sashiko … [Read more...] about Baby Lock Sashiko Machine – Unboxing & Demo (BLQK2 Model)