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Post # 3120: Getting organized for sewing (using Trello)

I use the online organization tool Trello a lot with my work team these days. We are distributed across the country, and so we need a shared workspace for leave and work planning that we are allowed to access from our network. Of course…

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Post #3118: Zen chic

If you go and type “zen chic” into a search engine right now, one thing you will notice is that none of the links that come up have anything to do with Zen Buddhism. Not so here! I promise that this post has an…

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Post #3116: Why bother with hand-finished hems?

It was not so long ago that I believed a garment could be finished without any hand sewing. I mean, that’s what machines are for – and why would I want to delay wearing a garment by taking the extra time to deploy stitches…

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Post #3113: A small and scrappy make

Since watching the mini-series version of Alias Grace on Netflix a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been thinking a lot about classic quilt blocks. There’s quite a bit of quilt-talk in that story and the period-accurate quilts featured on the show are extraordinarily beautiful. I’ve…

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Post #3109: Sewing up the [wardrobe] gaps

I’m at a juncture where I have worn out most of my trousers. Four pairs of jeans and four pairs of black leggings – all on the verge of being cut up for rags (the leggings) or additions to quilting projects (the jeans). Knowing…

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