French Seams


I don’t know if I’ve mentioned that I’ve sewn for just about 80% of my life now.  When I was 13, my mom shipped me off the to the Singer Sewing School during the summer because she, “Didn’t have the patience to teach one more daughter how to sew!”  (Note:  I only have one sister….lol.)  I think what she really meant was she didn’t have the patience to teach me how to sew and I was not a patient kid, I can tell you that!

I was, however, in love with fabric and the romance of creating with it and I still am.  Right now I’m working on some curtain panels for a friend and a duvet cover for her daughter’s room.  After much thought, I decided that French seams were the way to go and while it doesn’t speed the process, it does give a lovely look, doesn’t it?  And, speaking of lovely things, the interwebs are bursting with fun new projects!  Sew Fresh Quilts will be hosting a sew along of her new “Ugly Christmas Sweater” pattern.

Jennifer at Sewhooked is hosting “My Favorite Things”  but you have to set your calendar for this one…the pattern is free the first day of the month!

And, Marian at Seams to Be Sew has a fun line up of blog hops that the lovely Fat Quarter Shop is sponsoring (I’m sew excited!) and the first one is…..wait for it, drumroll please….



So, what are you nuts about?  I’ve got several…my family, friends, my cats (I have six), fabric, books…I think I have to narrow my focus, don’t you?

Anyway, sew much fun but I’m running on rather too little sleep so I must be good and put the computer away!  Tomorrow is  a new day and lots of time to play with fabric tomorrow evening!

Happy quilting!






3 responses to “French Seams

  1. Your sewing story sound a little like mine. I was 13 when my mom bought me an old machine and I learned how to use it in my school sewing class. I used french seams on a dress I made in ninth grade and was so proud of it. I have used them many times since. The fund things you mentioned sound fun but I am trying to stay focused on finishes. I love joining stitch alongs.

  2. Love the fabric with the purple owls !! That is awesome fabric, who makes that fabric as i have a girlfriend who is “nuts” about owls & the color purple. Can you share that info ?

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