Short, but sweet this month.
Projects, Classes, Patterns & Tutorials
Want to know how to make a binding for a curved corner? Check out the Sewn Handmade tutorial. Tutorial is a little bit of a stretch as it mostly just talks about cutting the corner. You will still need to make the binding and bias binding is best for curved corners.
Craft Gossip has a post on 8 easy (HA!) ways to cut your fabric straight.
Tools, Books, Fabric, Notions & Supplies
My guild hosted Carolina Oneto Tapia to speak about colors. Amy included links to various value finding tools on the web.
Julie mentioned shopping at the French Seam. Great name, don’t you think? I like the clean, fresh look of their website. I noticed they have the Painter’s Palette solids. That fact is worth keeping track of. In their notions section, they have labels for bags and quilts not personalized, but similar to clothing labels except with funny sayings.
In the past I have talked about using a towel holder to put zipper heads on zipper tape. Zipper jigs are now very popular items for sale. Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness has one for two sizes of zipper heads. SewHungry Hippie stocks one as well.
Articles and Other Information
Mosaics! Fascinating article from the New York Times about a town built on top of a Crusader era city and the mosaics people there are finding.
Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness has posted a video on printing PDF patterns. This is useful whether you make Sew Sweetness bags or not (though you should)
Friend Julie put out her May Cornucopia the other day. Go see the crazy clown/merry-go-round photo, if nothing else. She has some great links and not all are sewing or quiltmaking