February 2024

While you might be itching for spring to arrive, winter is still here for another month. But fear not! This brand new issue of We Like Sewing will lift your spirits with inspiring projects for chilly weather and a colorful mix of spring-inspired must haves. Let's start with a classic that every wardrobe needs: the elegant vest pattern from designer Kimberly Payne. Ideal for laying over your favorite long-or-short sleeve shirts, this fitted vest features welt pockets and matching buttons in a classy, khaki hue. Feeling adventurous? Stephanie Woodson’s adorable embroidery pattern is perfect for beginners who are eager to try their hand at needlework. When added to an embroidery hoop, the simple and sophisticated flower bouquet makes the perfect wall art. Add the design to your favorite tote or t-shirt for a fun twist on a favorite. And we know Valentine's Day is only one day, but the decorations are too cute to pass up! Sew your own heart-shaped pillow for a cute (and cozy) addition to your existing décor. Plus, learn different ways to hand tie a quilt, discover how easy it is to sew your own pillowcase, make a modern triangle block and more -- all in this February issue!   READ MORE 
Caitlin Eaton


Hand-tying a quilt is both a traditional and creative finishing technique that serves several purposes and appeals to quilters for various reasons. It is a versatile technique that appeals to a wide range of quilters, from beginners to experienced, allowing them to create beautiful, functional quilts. Hand-tying a quilt is a very straightforward and an accessible quilting technique that requires minimal materials, which again, is why so many choose this technique.  READ MORE 
Experienced sewists know just how important it is to keep your sewing machine clean and in tip-top shape, but new sewists and quilters may not realize the necessity of servicing your sewing machine until an expensive issue arises. If you’ve ever found your machine struggling due to a buildup of dust and other residue, you’re not alone. Learn how to prevent machine issues with our quick guide to sewing machine servicing.  READ MORE 

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