August 2023

The beginning of August means lazy summer afternoons, super-hot temperatures, and back-to-school season! Start your back-to-school sewing with the adorable kitty backpack that’s featured on this month’s cover. Still in vacation mode? No worries! The Modern Lounge Armrest Remote Caddy is sure to please the biggest couch potato you know. If you don’t want to let go of the light colors and fabrics of summer, then don’t miss two projects to make before summer’s end: the airy Tuscany V-Neck Blouse in sky blue and a swirling drunkard’s path quilt made in shades of sand and lavender. Over the heat? Jump start your fall sewing with a farmhouse chic denim rag wreath and a spooky table runner to make ahead of Halloween. It’s all waiting for you in our August 2023 issue.  READ MORE 
Caitlin Eaton


Walk This Way: How to Use a Walking Foot
If you go through the box of things which came with your sewing machine, you just may spot a walking or dual feed foot amongst the collection. The point of the walking foot is that it has its own feed dogs so the layers of fabric all move smoothly through at roughly the same time. Quilters will know all about the marvels of the walking foot because quilting routinely uses three layers of fabric.  READ MORE 
Hello again, thrifty sewists and quilters! We know how much our readers enjoy our Thrifty Sewist’s Guide series, which is why we’re so excited to share our budget-friendly guide to finding and buying sewing and quilting books. If you love flipping through the glossy pages of a new pattern book but hate spending a fortune or resorting to retailers like Amazon, then our guide is exactly what you need.  READ MORE 

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