Sewing

A Match made in Heaven

At the start of 2017 I promised myself a lot of new things – especially in regard to products, materials and techniques.  Now I’m ready to introduce the first new product from 40 Stitches – a matchsack!  Why?  There are lots of reasons, but when my kids were packing for summer camp the instructions on …

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Memories of Berlin

Finally!  That’s about all I can say.  I was finally able to realize my vision from 14 years ago – to make a quilt that would memorialize our time in Berlin – and all the films we saw then.  In those days I worked at Columbia TriStar Film GmbH at the Sony Center on Potsdamer …

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July in April?

I’ve heard of Christmas in July – but I never thought about July in April until now.  I am using lots of my Aunt’s 4th of July fabrics to create pillows and a fun table runner and maybe a few other things.  Now is a good time for me to sew them – no pressure …

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Upcycling Jeans into a Bag

Here’s a bag made out of an old pair of jeans.  It is lined and decorated with lots of lace and can hold lots of stuff!  Have you upcycled a pair of jeans lately?  If so, what have you made?

Clover Clips!

Santa was good to me this last Christmas and brought me some new Clover Clips.  I had been wanting some for a while – at first I thought they might be useful for my Garden Quilt – but then I was shown a way to baste the hexagons without any clips.  But I knew it …

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What? It’s February already?

I haven’t posted anything for a long time – but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t sewn anything for a long time.  In fact just the opposite is true!  I sewed a lot of presents for Christmas, embroidered several orders and am still working – at the store and at home.  That’s why I’m so …

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Stone Age Technology

Look!  My Bernina had to be repaired and now I’m working with a machine from the stone age!  But actually, it’s not that bad!  For regular sewing the old Pfaff has everything I need.  What do you think?  Were the old sewing machines better than the new ones?

Krafttex – My First Project

While I was on vacation I did some creative things, even though I wasn’t sewing or working at the store.  Here and there I visited a quilt store or a craft store and I like to look around and see if there’s a bargain or maybe even a new product.  In Picking Daisies in San …

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New Year = New Project

On December 31st I was browsing through facebook when I came across a post that said I shouldn’t leave any sewing projects unfinished at the end of the year or they would stay unfinished!  I didn’t think much of it at the time, but later it came to me that this is really unfair and …

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