Q & A: Adapting Strip Quilting

Q & A: Adapting Strip Quilting

Questions: Where does a Visually Impaired person start when it comes to quilting or is quilting possible? Yes, quilting is possible to do non-visually. I have found the strip quilting method is not complicated non-visually. This technique is conducive to team sewing,...
Q & A: How does one non-visually trim a hem allowance evenly?

Q & A: How does one non-visually trim a hem allowance evenly?

Templates are the key. First someone has to measure the hem length up from the floor and pin the hem in place. Decide what width of hem is needed, then cut a template out of lightweight cardboard. I use cardboard from the back of note pads or packaging. Use a paper...
Q & A: What’s in your sewing box?

Q & A: What’s in your sewing box?

To enjoy your sewing, mending and needle arts projects it helps to have the right tools or notions. Here is a list of basics found in or with my portable sewing case and in a sewing box. Yes, I use two or more containers with basics; works well to take items on the go...
Inspiring Resources

Inspiring Resources

Ribbonerie at 3695 Sacramento St. in San Francisco is one of my favorite places for a varied selection of beautiful ribbon. Paulette, the owner, has ribbon of all types and colors displayed in vintage ribbon display cabinets, shelves and baskets. Amongst these...