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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sewing Basics with Diane!

I was going to call this "Sewing 101" but I am pretty sure this won't even qualify for that! ;)

I've been thinking a lot lately about little tricks and tips to sewing that I have learned from random places along my sewing "career". Some are specific to general sewing, some are quilting "secrets", some have to deal with making patterns or figuring out measurements, some don't even have anything to do with sewing. But either way, I think some of them are things that you might not ever learn unless someone teaches it to you, or you find that one post on that one blog that is hidden like a needle in a haystack out in blog land.


I know I learn a lot of things from the internet (like learning how to knit - to which I made my hubby a golf sock for his clubs, which he sadly lost {the only thing I've ever knit}. Or how to paper piece, or bind books, or whatever else.) But I'm sure there are a lot of tips and tricks that I am missing out on because I'm just learning it from here or there. If you are a beginner, or advanced sewer, I'm sure there are things you may not know either - like so and so's grandmas' trade secret for patchwork. So I have decided that I will start sharing these tricks with you one by one. And HOPEFULLY there will be something that you can learn from them. They are going to be random, with no specific day or time that they will come out, seeing as how I am a random blogger I know a schedule would not last very long. :) Mostly just as I think of them, or use them, or decide to interrupt my sewing to procrastinate finishing a project just a little bit longer. ;) (like right now.)

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I know I don't know everything... ok, I probably don't know very much, but as I've seen other people start out with a new hobby, I notice little things that they haven't learned yet and I would love to help them/you out. So bare with me if you already know some of it (there are going to be some very basic things!) But good things none the less.


Also, I'm sure we all have little tricks and secrets that we've picked up along the way. I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT if you would share your tips and tricks too! Let me know if you have something you want to share, and I would love for you to come blog over here for a day and share with us what you've got!  (which of course comes with TONS of free advertising for you! I love spreading the blog-hop love.)  So let me know, and stay tuned for some Sewing Basics with Diane! :)

p.s. OR if you have something that you know you don't know, but want to know it, let me know and I will share it with you if I know it, or I will find someone who does know it and they can share it with us! (ya know what I mean?!) (Is there an acronym for dumb jokes?! like LOL, except more like TAKS = that's a knee slapper.) Anyway, remember, no question is a dumb question! So don't be afraid to ASK! (ok, it's late and I'm tired, but I did come up with a good acronym for A.S.K. = Always Seek Knowledge. So there you go!) :)


If you have a tip (basic how-to, tutorials on certain quilt block styles or quilt assembly, sewing machine tips, embroidery, etc) that you would like to share, please let me know! You can email me at dbByDesign{at}gmail{.}com, or leave a comment on this or any post. Thanks for sharing! :) 


  1. I think it's funny that you didn't share a tip in this post... :)

  2. lol. Yeah, I guess huh. Makes you hungry to come back right?!


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