Craftsy Chats: Sewing with Sookie Sews

Sue O’very-Pruitt of Sookie Sews join us for Craftsy Chats! She shares her sewing tips and tricks.

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19 Responses to “Craftsy Chats: Sewing with Sookie Sews”
  1. Patricia Tankersley
    Patricia Tankersley

    I am thank you for your life chats. I really enjoy them! I am Pat from Sebring FL

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  2. Susan
    Susan

    I’m looking for inspiration and instruction on up cycling better clothing. I have collected lots of vintage kimono fabric, as well as silk shirts and cashmere coats. I hope to incorporate hand stitching and possibly small vintage beads into clothing. I hope the finished items are classy, not interested in creating costumes.

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  3. Altoria Obazee
    Altoria Obazee

    Beginner in learning to sew, stitches on top are smooth but stitches underneath are loose and messy can’t correct the problem

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  4. Reveca Rodriguez
    Reveca Rodriguez

    A friend was gifted some painted flour sacks, she wants me to help her make a “ collage “ , I don’t think that’s the right term! I’ve suggested we cut of flour sacks use muslin backing ( to stabilize) add strips of greenery with some flowers going up & down , get some fiberfill , add backing , finish off with border , the flour sacks have the 7 days of the week painted on them the 7th day throws you off ! I’m at a loss but this the best way to approach this ⁉️

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  5. Karen Costanzi
    Karen Costanzi

    I want to make my first quilt and I’m confused about the backing. My mother used to put a light blanket between the layers of her quilts. She also made a backing of a light blanket or fabric. Unfortunately she’s not here to help me. What is the usual method for adding center material and a backing? I do not have a heavy duty machine. Thanks.

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    • Liza
      Liza

      As it’s your first quilt, you could use an old cotton bed sheet as the backing, and for the middle of your quilt sandwich, try a lightweight wadding, possibly polyester, while you are learning. Could be worth making a small sample first, perhaps the size of a cushion, to get used to working with the ‘sandwich’. You can join the ‘sandwich’ by hand quilting or machine sewing. if you use a machine, it is worth using a walking presser foot as this will help you ease the sandwich through your machine.

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