Do you struggle to keep track of your sewing supplies? You are not alone!
A tidy workspace is the dream, but we all know things can get a little messy when you’re in the middle of a project. Scissors get lost under piles of fabric. Pins roll off the table. Seam rippers hide under the edge of the machine. It’s chaos!
Keep your sewing supplies organized and accessible with Rob’s new Tool Pouch. It has pockets and a trash holder, and it hangs right under the sewing machine! Click HERE to watch the video tutorial!
Are you on Santa’s nice list? If so, we hope he leaves a Shark Applicutter under your tree this year! That pint-sized rotary cutter navigates curves and tight corners with ease. This week Rob used it to fussy cut dozens of little fish for his freestyle applique Coral Reef quilt.
This tropical quilt pattern leaves lots of room for creativity, and it’s a blast to put together! Click HERE to learn how to sew up your own tropical ocean scene! (Be sure to watch to the end for some great tips on free motion quilting!)
If you’ve been following Man Sewing for long, you know I love working with The Burst Block. (Check out the entire Burst Block playlist HERE.) My Burst Block Template makes construction simple, and there are so many cool ways to put these blocks together, I can’t help but rebuild this quilt every once in awhile.
This week’s Gator Quilt is my newest Burst Block creation, and with this fun, twisty layout, you don’t have to worry about lining up seams!
There are hundreds of bag patterns out there, but when I make a tote, I don’t settle for ordinary. It’s got to look great, and it’s got to be tons of fun to make.
This week, I grabbed a jelly roll, ironed the pieces into narrow, multi-layered strips, and started zig-zagging like a madman. It’s a unique construction, but the result is a cool, durable bag that is unlike anything you’ve seen before!
The Garden Quilt is a softer, more organic version of one of my favorite patterns, The Gears Quilt.
I use miniature pinwheels as the background, layer on some killer floral applique, and finish it off with my signature free-motion quilting. This garden is bold and modern, and it’s a cinch to put together. Click HERE to watch the vid!
Globe trotters, today’s your day! I’m working on a fabric luggage tag that can really take a beating. It’s made from a solid piece of James Thompson canvas, so it’s incredibly strong and durable. Customize this project with your favorite fabric color, cool decorative stitching, or even a bit of applique. Then slide in your business card, and you’ve got a unique tag that’ll last for years to come.
Have you ever had a problem with your fabric colors bleeding onto one another? It’s heartbreaking when it happens but don’t worry, there’s a few ways to prevent and reverse the situation! Click HERE to watch the free tutorial!