Duckbill Scissors · Scissors · Sewing

What are Duckbill Scissors?

What are Duckbill Scissors? One of the primary uses of duckbill scissors is in crafting and sewing projects. Their design makes them ideal for tasks such as appliqué work, where precision cutting around intricate shapes is essential. The wide blade acts as a guard, preventing unintended cuts into the fabric beneath, making them perfect for delicate materials like silk or chiffon.

Quilting · Sheets

Should You Use a Sheet for Backing on a Quilt? Pros and Cons

Should You Use a Sheet for Backing on a Quilt? Pros and Cons — When it comes to quilting, the backing fabric plays a crucial role in the overall look, feel, and durability of your masterpiece. While traditional quilting cotton is the go-to choice for many quilters, using a sheet as backing has become a popular alternative. But is it a wise choice? Let’s explore the pros and cons of using a sheet for backing on a quilt.

QuiltCon · Quilting · Sewing

What is QuiltCon?

What is QuiltCon? An event that transcends mere exhibitions and workshops; it’s a celebration, an immersion, and a communion of creativity and community. Welcome to QuiltCon, where fabric becomes a medium of expression, and stitches weave narratives of passion and artistry. #quiltcon

Quilting · Sewing

What is a tailor’s clapper?

A tailor’s clapper is a simple but useful tool for sewing enthusiasts who want to achieve crisp and flat seams or creases on their fabric. In this blog post, I will explain what a tailor’s clapper is, how it works, and why you should have one in your sewing kit. #tailorsclapper


Rag Quilt

A rag quilt is a cozy and charming type of quilt that embraces a shabby-chic aesthetic. Unlike traditional quilts, rag quilts have exposed seam allowances on the outside, creating a frayed, textured look. These quilts are typically made using simple square fabric pieces sewn together, with the magic happening during the washing process. #ragquilt

Quilt Block · Quilting · Underground Railroad Quilt Codes

Underground Railroad Quilt Code

Underground Railroad Quilt Code – When Africans were brought to America as slaves, their strong oral tradition accompanied them. In a number of African tribes, the most honored person was the storyteller, who committed to memory the entire history of the tribe, which he then taught to a younger member of the group. Each succeeding generation was assured in this way that the tribe’s historical record would be retained.

Quilt Block · Quilting · Underground Railroad Quilt Codes

Drunkard’s Path Quilt Block

Drunkard’s Path Quilt Block – Quilting is an art form that transcends generations, cultures, and trends. Among the myriad of quilt blocks that adorn blankets and wall hangings, one stands out for its timeless elegance and captivating design: the Drunkard’s Path. With its gentle curves and interlocking shapes, the Drunkard’s Path quilt block has captured the imagination of quilters for centuries, offering endless possibilities for creativity and expression.

Blogging · Quilting · Sewing

1,000 Blog Posts

Celebrating 1,000 Blog Posts: A Stitch in Time with Steve Sews – we celebrate one such milestone with Steve Sews, a dedicated creator who has woven a tapestry of knowledge and inspiration through 1,000 blog posts, primarily focusing on the art of sewing and quilting.

Quilting · Sewing · Thread

Thread Organization Hack: Marking Spools of Thread for Easy Identification

Thread Organization Hack: Marking Spools of Thread for Easy Identification – When it comes to crafting or sewing projects, keeping track of thread colors can be a challenge, especially if the paper tab on the spool has fallen off. A simple and effective solution to this predicament is to use a fine-tip permanent marker to write the color number directly on the end of the spool.