September is National Sewing Month



September is the month to celebrate sewing and it's right around the corner. In 1982, President Ronald Reagan declared September as National Sewing Month “in recognition of the importance of home sewing to our Nation.”  We need to work on making that an international celebration, too.


National Sewing Month is promoted by the Sewing & Craft Alliance and the American Sewing Guild.


Some of the Bake Shop Basics tutorials recently shared by our Chefs:

Pressing

Binding

Is there a basic technique you would like to learn or improve your skills? Email Oda May at modabakeshop{at}unitednotions{dot}com and let her know.

17 comments:

KatieQ said...

I have trouble sewing curves. I would love a tutorial on sewing seams with curves.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

when machine piecing although I have a 1/4 inch foot I rarely can seem to keep my piece steady enough to have a perfect seam - I tend to wobble or something and it is not even

Mhairi said...

I can't think of a tutorial at the moment except one that allows me to declare that I am in the US for September when I live in Australia!!
I really want to be able to say "sorry it is sewing month, I must sew so I can't cook, clean or do all the other things that I normally do" BLISS!!!

KristyMN said...

The corners of triangles. They are so bulky for me. Help!

Esther said...

The triangles and the corners !!
Help! Love your job! Thanks for sharing!

CountryBelle said...

I was recently working on a pattern asking for large 14" squares... and I had 3yards of fabric to do it from. I really need help when it comes to figuring out how to cut things from yardage!! Please!!

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
All great questions ^up there
corners and curves are tricky.
also, they cutting from yardage!

I am going to dedicate my entire month of September to celebrating!
thanks Moda for all of your inspiration and sharing your knowledge.

Moka said...

applique techniques - I never seem to be able to have a nice stitch for these especially on baby quilts.

Rosa said...

I`d love sew curves,they are a little tricky for me.I run went I see them so a any tip would be welcome.

Jeannie D said...

I would also like to see some kind of conversion chart for cutting yardage...

eg: when a pattern calls for Fat Quarters and you only have Fat Eighths!
Simple calculations for some but not for this "Math Challenged" Gal!

Helen L said...
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Helen L said...

this isn't a request for a tutorial idea, but I don't know how else to contact you at Moda. I saw a new line of paper by Basic Grey called Persimmon. It would be WONDERFUL in fabric!!! It has lovely stripes, flowers, ikat, leaves, and birds, done in wonderful navy, persimmon, yellow, green and sky blue. It would be a hit!!! Pleas, please, try and do it!!! Thanks, Helen in Healdsburg

knuckstermom said...

If you have trouble figuring out how much fabric it takes to make a number of blocks like I do, I suggest the Quilting App. I downloaded it from Google play to my cell phone and it is pretty darn amazing. I don't have to guess if I am buying enough when I am at the store, Now if only I could decide WHAT to make!!

Misty Rose said...

circles i just dont get them i have tried several tools and all i do is ruin fabric and that is definately one on the eight deadly sins

Cara N. said...

Where can I buy the "American Jane" fabric/jelly roll as seen in the Herringbone Tote. I can't seem to find any Moda fabrics online to buy. Thank you for your answer...

Randi Daeger said...

I want to just say...again....Moda Bake Shop is a GIFT! I look in every morning and am never disappointed! I have both of your books and have made several projects. Love you to pieces, no pun intended!

Moda Fabrics said...

Hi Cara! Posts on the Moda Bake Shop are sometimes a month ahead of the fabric that is available in shops. Potluck by American Jane will be available in October 2013.