Have a skirt that's just a little too short? English paper piecing can help! (Really!) Lengthen a hemline in true stitcher style with 60-degree diamond EPP.
Photo credit: Burcu Avsar, 2014, used with permission from The Taunton Press
A little more than a year ago, I took a trip to Portland, OR, and had a crazy-fun all-day craft party with some of my very favorite people on the planet. During this melding of creative minds, I finally got to meet my friend Susan Beal—who just happens to be the author of some of my favorite sewing (affiliate link) and quilting (affiliate link) books—in person, and awesomeness ensued. By the end of the day, I had visited the amazing Pendleton Woolen Mill Store, and had agreed to design a wool binding kitchen rug project for her upcoming book from The Taunton Press, Hand-stitched Home: Projects to Sew with Pendleton & Other Wools (affiliate link). I guess you could say it was a pretty great trip! ;P
And, now that the book is out and available for all of your holiday gift-giving needs, I’m so excited that I can finally show you the rug!
Here’s an inside look at the project and design process, plus a chance to win a copy of the book:
Have you heard about The Sewing Party?
As one of the blogger partners for this awesome all day online event, I’m super excited to tell you about The Sewing Party AND offer 5 lucky readers the opportunity to take part in the festivities for free with the giveaway below! (Scroll down to the bottom of this post to enter. Each ticket is valued at $40.00.)
About The Sewing Party:
The first ever all-day online DIY event in history!
On November 8, 2014, thousands of DIYers will gather for a fun-filled day of sewing and crafting classes taught online by leading bloggers and educational experts.
PLUS, the Party continues for 90 days AFTER the event. You’ll continue to have access to view ALL the classes (or re-watch your favorites!)
Connecting. Crafting. And Creating.
If you love to sew, you definitely won’t want to miss this party. Space is limited and likely to fill up fast!
Want to attend a big NYC crafting event from the comfort of your own computer? You’re in luck! The Quilt Alliance (The Alliance for American Quilts) is holding its biggest event of the year, Quilters Take Manhattan, and they’ve provided Home Tickets for the September 28th event for two lucky TZoM readers. (There’s no travel required—Home Tickets provide online access only, so you won’t even have to leave the couch!)
GIVEAWAY: Win a Home Ticket with a Special Event Goody Bag!