What Do You Do With…Cotton Lawn?

In the world of cotton fabrics, there’s several different substrates (fiber compositions and weaving structures) to choose from, with a mid-weight woven as the most common for prints. While this substrate is good for making quilts, it can be fun to switch things up with something different– like cotton lawn!

Let’s talk about what makes lawn special, what projects work best with lawn, and then learn some tips about how to make sewing with lawn a breeze.

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Do I Need a Heavy Duty (HD) Machine?

One of the questions I get asked the most often is whether or not a heavy duty and/or all mechanical machine is better than a standard sewing machine. Many people find the concept of a heavy duty (HD) machine very appealing, but aren’t sure if it’s necessary for their style of sewing.

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Free Tutorial: Reusable Makeup Remover Wipes

Recently, Brenda was searching for some easy ways to be a little more environmentally friendly every day. These little reusable makeup remover wipes are the perfect solution to those convenient but wasteful makeup remover wipes. Make up a dozen or two of these squares, then use one every night with a bit of your favorite facial cleanser.

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Square in a Square Poolside Quilt

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As soon as we saw the new collaborative line from Cotton+Steel, Poolside, we knew it needed to be made into a simple quilt to show off the fun tropical inspired prints. Brenda picked a square in a square block, perfect for using the large-scale colorful palm trees, sunglasses, waves, and geometric prints.

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