Sew and Flip

“Sew and Flip” (or Flip and Sew) refers to a technique that uses a foundation for its construction. Fabric is sewn (right sides together) to the foundation and then flipped over. This method is often used to make crazy quilts.  Sometimes this method is referred to as free form piecing but free form does not… Continue reading Sew and Flip

Sew Date

A sew date is a meeting you set up with one or more people to work on sewing projects.  It can be organized around a theme like finishing dated projects or just sewing at will.  Sew dates occur in-person or virtually.  The participants converse during the meet and often give out stitching tips and other… Continue reading Sew Date

Sew Order

Sew order refers to the sewing order that needs to be followed to best put the block together.  In these machine piecing directions, the B and D triangles must be sewn together first.  Then these units are sewn into rows with other pieces.  Finally the rows are sewn together to complete the quilt block. CAUTION:… Continue reading Sew Order

Sewing Clips

Sewing clips are small clips that can be used in the place of pins.  They are most useful when dealing with heavier fabrics as you don’t have to worry about pushing a pin through multiple layers.  I love to use these when hand sewing the binding on a quilt or other project. Once you start using… Continue reading Sewing Clips