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Pleat Jig for Nursmade.co Mask Pattern

Pleat Jig for Nursmade.co Mask Pattern

I've been using the Nursemade.co mask pattern in my most recent batch of masks. In order to facilitate an efficient assembly line, I made a pleat j...
Me Made May 2020 with Aurifil Forty3

Me Made May 2020 with Aurifil Forty3

As #MeMadeMay comes to a close this year, I wanted to take a look at my most recent and favorite makes using Aurifil Forty3. As an Aurifil Artisan,...
Caring for a fabric face mask: wash, wear, repeat

Caring for a fabric face mask: wash, wear, repeat

I've gotten some questions about how to care for the fabric face masks that I've been making. Here are tips for caring for the ones I've made, as w...
Making a casual structured zip jacket with Burda 6351

Making a casual structured zip jacket with Burda 6351

Using the Burda 6351 Men’s Jacket pattern as my starting point, I made a casual yet structured zip jacket. I’ll walk you through the process and ex...

In search of a casual jacket pattern: comparing Albion, Kelly, Foreman, and Burda

After making a bunch of blazers, I got the urge to make a casual zip jacket. I wanted it to be a bit more structured than a simple bomber jacket bu...
Modern Vintage Maps: Bold designs straight from the archives!

Modern Vintage Maps: Bold designs straight from the archives!

I'm taking maps from the archives and turning them into bold modern art for your home. On my new website, Modern Vintage Maps, you can play with the color palette. I print these maps on real cotton linen canvas which I stretch over a solid wood frame, just like an actual piece of artwork for a gallery or studio. The result is a unique piece of art that is sure to start a conversation in whatever room it occupies.

Building an Adjustable Height Sewing Workstation

Building an Adjustable Height Sewing Workstation

I built a sit-stand sewing workstation. It's a sturdy large surface with a recess for my sewing machine and plenty of space for cutting and ironing. Read the post to learn about the process, the specs and the costs involved!
In Love with my Hexie Heart Quilt

In Love with my Hexie Heart Quilt

I love a good challenge. For me, that’s half the fun of quilting -- falling in love with a motif and then figuring out how I can make it! Photo: D...
Silk Road Stars for the #whatshadeareyou blog hop

Silk Road Stars for the #whatshadeareyou blog hop

I was thrilled to be included in this year's #whatshadeareyou blog hop with RJR Fabrics. I made a beautiful blue and white quilt with their Cotton Supreme Solids. The color palette was inspired by my travels in Central Asia almost a decade ago. The design is an original paper patter based on a traditional Islamic geometric motif that features twelve-, eight- and six-pointed stars.

Old cars and older buildings. Let's go back to Central Asia!

Old cars and older buildings. Let's go back to Central Asia!

Yesterday, I got sucked down a rabbit hole of pre-Instagram photos I took while traveling through Central Asia. Here are some photos that I'm drawing inspiration from at the moment that I took ten years ago. Some old Soviet cars, and older beautiful architecture. Blues, teals, reds. Take me back?
I made a blazer, and learned a lot along the way

I made a blazer, and learned a lot along the way

I completed another project on my garment sewing bucket list — a tailored men's blazer. I used a cotton/linen blend in light gray with a cotton law...
Donating my hexie heart love quilt for a good cause

Donating my hexie heart love quilt for a good cause

Inspired by an EPP quilt I spied on Instagram early this year (Warm Hearted Quilt by Tales of Cloth), I decided to make a machine pieced version ar...