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Stitching Galore

“All great programmers learn the same way. They poke the box. They code something and see what the computer does. They change it and see what the computer does. They repeat the process again and again until they figure out how the box works.”
Seth Godin

{i wanted to share what's going on in the sewing room}

beads in spice jars

In this cigar box, I keep one little swatch of every fabric I buy.

All of my threads - mettler 100% silk and 100% cotton.

Scored these cigar boxes for $4 at a cigar shop, perfect for organizing the sewing room.

sewing long strips to cut into some sort of pattern

new fabrics

sewing piece after piece

after piece after piece

the reverse

first attempt at blocks

work in process

scraps of fabric to use for stitched journal

I made curtains for our little laundry room window!!!


In the threads, the fabrics, the ironing, the cutting, the measuring, the stitching. 

My sewing machine is a Janome 7330 Magnolia. I use it for stitching paper, fabric, etc.

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Reader Comments (6)

Oh dear . . . if you've begun quilting it's the beginning of the end. That little cigar box will soon have so many samples in it that you'll be looking for a cabin trunk pretty soon! It's such addictive fun!

02.10.2012 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

Oh the yumminess! Love your photos so much! I'm inspired but can't do anything right now. Broke all my sewing machine needles yesterday. Have to get new ones tomorrow, I have a bag to finish!

02.10.2012 | Unregistered CommenteriHanna

Fabric has so much artist inspiration and flair!! Looks like you're enjoying sewing and quilting. Awesome pics :D

02.10.2012 | Unregistered CommenterEden

Just replaced my sewing machine, which was my mother's that she bought before I was born. I figured after 50+ years, with the tension constantly going, it was time. So now I have a new machine and a ton of sewing projects, but love the idea of saving 1 little swatch from each fabric.

02.11.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJudy H

Sew Happy to see you love sewing.
My swatches of fabrics I love and own - not sure what they would fill but it is all good. It makes me smile and that is a really good thing. Hope to sew a little later today. New curtains for my bedroom are on the list.
Look at bargello quilts for strip/block inspiration. Fabric like paint - you can never have enough!! just a sample These are fun to play with but I do a lot with simple 9-patch.

02.11.2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

I love your cigar boxes. Beautiful photos.

02.11.2012 | Unregistered CommenterZom

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