Welcome 2013!


Welcome to the New Year. We’ve got lots of plans for the year, starting with not one but TWO new sets of Monthly Challenges!

We’ve had tons of fun with the Monthly Challenges for the last couple years, this year we’re adding a second set of Monthly Challenges to get you ready for Christmas*. The plan is to get you ready for the big day before it sneaks up on you. (How does that happen??)  So, we’ll have Monthly Challenges and a Christmas Challenge each month.

First up, the first Monthly Challenge for 2013:

January – Finish What You Started:
Bind that unfinished quilt, put the buttons on the camp shirt you started last summer, or finish what someone else started. If you are starting the month without a single UFO in sight, we are in awe of your sewing prowess and your challenge is to finish all the projects you start this month! End January without any UFOs!

Second, our first Christmas Challenge!

January’s Christmas Challenge:
We’ve got two things for you to do this month! First, January is a great time to pick up holiday fabrics at clearance prices! So, your first mission is to shop! Second, the January project is to make a holiday bunting/banner or other holiday home decoration. And, of course, we have a tutorial to guide you – get it here!

ChristmasBannerDon’t need another Christmas decoration? This would be fun with winter themed fabrics in blues and whites to carry you through the winter months. You could also attach snowflakes (or trees or stockings…)  instead of triangles! Lots of possibilities.

What’s in your UFO pile?


Happy Sewing!

* Don’t celebrate Christmas? No problem! Many of our Christmas challenges will adapt easily to other winter holidays, or you may want to adapt them as more generically seasonal items. Snowflakes have no denomination!



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