Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Hey everyone!

I hope the start of this week has been great for everyone!

Everything is good on this end, except for the rain outside.  It is a bit dreary today, so I thought I would work on finishing up my oven mitt.  Of course I hadn't anticipated that it would take me a little more time than I usually take.  This is in part due to the fact that I have to make binding for the mitt, and I have never done that before.  I hear that most people do not like making it.  Also, am using my walking foot for the first time!  Now installing it has not been bad at all, and I really like the way my machine sews with it attached.  I just have to stay the course and finish up some odds and ends with this mitt.

In the meantime, I was surfing around the Internet when I discovered a really cool website.  It is the website to Threads magazine.  I am a fan of Threads magazine, and I have recently considered subscribing, so I was checking out what they offered online.  To my surprise, there is a section there that is for beginning sewers, like me!

This section includes online videos that are designed to help the beginner sewer.  I watched most of them last night to make sure I am on track, and I learned a few things here and there.  I can't wait for more videos to come out, so check it out here if you are interested.

I'll be catching up with you all soon!

Stay sew-filled!


  1. Here is a Youtube link for making bias tape with one of those inexpensive gadgets: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zaCl9CB1ws

    I own one of those but have yet to use it. I did not know there was a special machine foot that helps with sewing the tape on. I need one of those :)

    Also, you will find lots videos related to sewing on Youtube. I often go here when I need a visual to help me out with a problem.

    I round the corners of baby quilts to help with sewing on the bias tape edging. You just use a saucer or something similar as a guide when rounding the corners of the quilt. You'll still hear a bit "language" during these sewing tasks even with the rounded corners. Teehee!

  2. Thanks for the feedback! I will check that link out for sure!


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