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I’m a really curious person by nature. I was like a broken record as a kid, “Why? Why? Why?” I never mean to sound like I’m questioning you. I just want to know why you did it that way, and how it works, and why it works that way! And the only way I can really learn something is by doing it. Jump and see if it hurts. Once I was racing a friend on horseback. There was a tree directly in my path. The horse went left, I went right. Do you know what went through my mind in...

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We are excited to announce the launch of our latest pattern Around the Kitchen! We have been working hard on this one for a few months now and are so happy to finally have it out in the world. It's our second paper piecing pattern and includes two sizes! Coming off of the Ugly Sweater paper piecing pattern we knew our next one needed to be just as fun. We love the opportunity that the Ugly Sweater provided to really get creative and make it your own - and it's been amazing seeing all the unique and beautiful Ugly Sweaters...

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I’ve had the Tedra skirt from Everyday Style on my list for some time now. This weekend I was able to sneak in a little sewing time. It felt so good after being away for a few weeks. I’m really pleased with how it turned out. I think the simple bias construction is very clever. It’s just two pieces with an invisible side zipper. I’ve never done a waistband this way before. The book calls for Petersham ribbon. We don’t carry that type of ribbon so I used our 1” wide twill tape. I think it worked great. The fabric...

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