3 Simple Tips to Make Sewing Knits Easy For You

tips for sewing knits

My successful sewing repertoire now includes sewing knits! I have some gorgeous, comfy finished clothing projects now sewn with knits! Yes, you heard right…SUCCESS! In my quest to learn how to sew more clothing items, I’d been a little apprehensive about sewing knits. I realized that by limiting myself to[Read more]

How to Create the Perfect Mitered Corner Every Time

How to create perfect mitered corners every time - Grace Elizabeth's #sewing

Autumnal weather is upon us sporadically in Nebraska. I’m gearing up for my favorite season with its crisp cool air, warm sunshine, changing colors, and rich foods. I made a really simple and quick table runner to dress the table for the season. A really simple and quick table runner[Read more]

11 Practical Sewing Tools You Need Now

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When I’m at the sewing machine, I find myself grabbing for these sewing tools over and OVER again. I’ve found that the right tools make the finished product more professional looking. This is what I tell my kids at school when we are kicking off our textiles unit: Having the[Read more]

I Fell Absolutely Head Over Heels for Love At First Stitch

Megan Dress - Love at First Stitch by Alex for Grace Elizabeths

After taking my first real life sewing class (more about that here), I’ve jumped right in to making more garments. I sifted through recommendations of beginning sewing books and stumbled upon this gem: Love at First Stitch. I ordered myself a copy and behold, it was on my doorstep two[Read more]

I’ve Found an Attractive Modern Block to Update an Old Standard

Jump Ring quilting by Grace Elizabeth's

You may remember a previous post Finding an Attractive Modern Block to Update an Old Standard and my dilemma of wanting to make a modern wedding ring quilt. My choices were narrowed down to three…and now I’ve finally settle on one! Jump Rings Quilt After further reviewing my criteria, I think the[Read more]

Finding an Attractive Modern Block to Update an Old Standard

Modern block - Wedding Ring Quilt

I have always loved the look of a wedding ring quilt – very traditional, vintage, and not to mention gorgeous! But they also look really involved to make with all that curved piecing. I love to make beautiful things, but I’m the kinda girl who likes to take short cuts.[Read more]

Excited to Try Out a New Quilting Technique for the First Time

quilt as you go

Wow! I’ve been getting to a lot of projects lately! (But for some reason unbeknownst to me my craft supplies are NOT dwindling!) HA! I recently tried out a new to me quilt technique on a table runner. I followed the pattern Curvacious by Gudrun Erla that came with the[Read more]

What did I think of my first sewing class?

sassy librarian blouse

Friends, it was stellar! I have been having quite a busy summer thus far, but I found the time to squeeze in some sewing. I took my first ever Craftsy sewing class to improve my sewing skills and make a project for myself! I completed the Sassy Librarian Blouse sewing[Read more]