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Tip on sewing illustration from Sew Illustrated by @zeriano & @kristin_esser: Sewing illustration is simply drawing with thread. Just as you might use a pen with a thicker or thinner tip to create the look you want when drawing, play around with different weights of thread in the same way. Sometimes you’ll want a heavier outline, almost like a hand-embroidered look, and can use an 8- or 12-weight thread. But sometimes a more delicate line is what a design calls for, so try 40- or 50-weight thread. There are times when you might need to outline a design several times to achieve the look you want, and sometimes once will be sufficient. Play around to find the look and thread weights that you prefer. 🎨
Read 4 more tips and enter a giveaway for the book on our blog ➡️ Link in bio!

Please welcome our new blog contributor, @bytheyardcomics! You can find Jen’s comics on our blog twice monthly. 😃

From this week’s post: What if you’ve found the perfect fabric and you just can’t bear to break out the scissors? Maybe it’s too beautiful to see the design in little pieces. Maybe you have a severe case of FOMO (fear of missing out), knowing that if you use it all up for this project, you won’t have anything left for a different, possibly better project that you might think of later… after it’s too late. What to do? ...head to our blog to read more! Link in bio.

Learn how to paper piece with @nohatsquilts, author of Adventures in Paper Piecing & Design on YouTube! Link to the full video is in our bio! 🎥

Free pattern alert! Today on our blog, we’re sharing the instructions to make this May Day quilt from Quilting Row by Row @pipersgirls ❤️

In our newest YouTube video, @jenny_quiltskipper shows you how to quilt from the back. 🎥 Link to watch the full video is in our bio!

Have you heard? The Sew kraft-tex Bags blog tour has begun! ❤️ Sew kraft-tex Bags features #krafttex, the substrate that wears like leather but sews up like fabric! This game-changing material is the perfect accent for wallets, totes, and purses. Get your needle know-how, sew the right seam allowances, and practice turning techniques.
Swipe ⬅️ to take a peek at a few of the bags in the book, and head to our blog to follow the tour!

❤️Happy International Women's Day! ❤️ Spread the love to all of the inspiring women in your world today! The quilt pictured is called Ice Princess ❄️ from Making Faces in Fabric (@melissaaverinos), designer: Elaine Wick Poplin.

QuiltCon recap: Swipe ⬅️ to see our booth come to life, and a peek at @quiltedblooms & @flyingparrotquilts during their signings! Did you attend QuiltCon in Nashville?

By sewing tiny scraps into strips, this quilt block reminds me of the pile of quilts. This quilt is found in Strip Quilt Secrets. - @dianedknott

A pile of quilts (all found in Strip Quilt Secrets) is a fun collection of every color! I see quilt inspiration everywhere. - @dianedknott

Using the colors in the border fabric, I recreated the floor mat in Square Pegs. This quilt is found in Strip Quilt Secrets. - @dianedknott

A floor mat at the front door of our quilting retreat center is a quilt design. I see quilt inspiration everywhere. - @dianedknott

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