Sewing with Knits

sewing knitsKnits have scared away plenty of sewists, but the truth is that with the right tools and a little practice, you can get great results with your domestic sewing machine. No serger required! 

Knit garments are great because they require less fitting and finish work. Knits don’t unravel, so you...

Spotlight: Lemon Drop Dress and Tunic Pattern

AMH tunic

Have you thought about tackling knits, but weren't sure where to start? We're in love with this classic Anna Maria Horner pattern and used her knits in our recent store sample.  

AMH Lemon Drop TunicThe pattern is designed to be used with light- or medium-weight jersey knits. We have a wide selection of them,...

How to Enjoy English Paper Piecing Without Making 1,000 Patches

All Points Patchwork
[Today's guest post is from author, quilter and crafter Diane Gilleland. She will be visiting the store this Saturday from 11 am to 2 pm for an English Paper Piecing demonstration and we hope to see you there! More info here.]

English paper piecing (or EPP for short) is one of my...

Spring 2015 Quilt Market Recap

We're back from Quilt Market, full of ideas and inspiration and fabric orders. While we get that all organized, we wanted to share some of our Quilt Market: Minneapolis fun with you. Here's just a sampling of all we saw (there's so much more!), kicking it off with Brenda Ratliff's Schoolhouse...

This Just In: Natural History by Lizzy House

Natural History by Lizzy House

The newest collection from Lizzy House is a bit like a walk through the Museum of Natural History, which makes its name so perfect for this combination of dinosaurs, stars, gems, and butterflies. 

The Natural History prints work well with Lizzy House's previous collections, especially in her...