How to Get the Inspiration Juices Flowing

How to Get the Inspiration Juices Flowing by Grace Elizabeth's

Remember approaching your mom as a child saying, “I’m bored.” And now as an adult you still hear yourself saying it, “I’m bored, I want to do something productive, imaginative, something out of the ordinary. I want to make something but I don’t know what.”  Today we are going to[Read more]

3 Simple Tips to Make Sewing Knits Easy For You

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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]

How to Make Awesome Pillow Covers

How to make pillow covers - Grace Elizabeth's

Pillows, Pillows, Pillows…don’t you just love pillows!   Pillows are great for that pop of color to brighten the room. They are perfect to finish the “look” and if you have several, you can lounge in them and take a little nap.  Are you interested in learning how to make awesome pillow[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]

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

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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]