Heirloom Sewing Techniques for Today’s Quilter ~ Blog Hop!

Heirloom Sewing Techniques for Today's Quilter

Welcome to today’s stop on Cheryl Sleboda’s Heirloom Sewing Techniques for Today’s Quilter blog hop! I am lucky enough to know Cheryl through the Naperville Modern Quilt Guild. When she asked me to be part of her blog hop, I jumped at the chance. Cheryl is not only fun and kind, she is incredibly talented and motivating.

Heirloom Sewing Techniques for Today's Quilter

Cheryl has just released a new video, Heirloom Sewing Techniques for Today’s Quilter. (Available as a DVD or digital download.) When I think of smocking, I tend to think of the dresses I wore when I was young.

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Me in a smocked dress…mid 1980’s 🙂

Cheryl really has taken this classic technique and many others, and put her modern spin on them. I’ve seen her work in person, it’s really amazing!

Heirloom Sewing Techniques for Today's Quilter

Take your next sewing project to new heights by adding an unexpected twist–fabric manipulation! Learn the basics and beyond of vintage sewing techniques that can transform your quilts from flat to fabulous. Award-winning quilter and heirloom sewing expert Cheryl Sleboda takes the mystery out of smocking, pintucks, pleats, and gathers, and will soon have you applying these simple and effective techniques to your own quilts and home décor projects.
After an overview of the history, tools, and materials used in dimensional sewing, Cheryl deftly describes and demonstrates each technique. Her shortcuts and tips simplify the most mystifying designs into easy-to-follow steps. Imagine creating smocked inserts for a sampler quilt, or a charming vintage-inspired pillow with a contemporary flair. Soon you’ll be creating your own dimensional designs using the time-tested methods demonstrated on this video.

Heirloom Sewing Techniques for Today's Quilter

If you’ve ever thought about adding texture to your quilts and projects, or just want to add another skill to your bag of tools, I highly recommend checking out Heirloom Sewing Techniques for Today’s Quilter.

You can follow the blog hop on the below websites. 🙂

June 9 – Susan Brubaker Knapp – http://wwwbluemoonriver.blogspot.com/
June 10 – Maddie Kertay – http://www.badassquilterssociety.com/
June 11 – Faith Jones – Me!
June 12 – Lynn Krawczyk – http://smudgedtextilesstudio.com/blog/
June 13 – Julie Creus – http://www.latodera.com/blog

June 16 – Catherine Redford – http://catherineredford.com/
June 17 – Megan Dougherty – http://thebitchystitcher.com/
June 18 – Pokey Bolton – http://pokeysponderings.com/
June 19 – Jamie Fingal – http://www.jamiefingaldesigns.com/
June 20 – Cheryl Sleboda – http://muppin.com/wordpress/index.php/blog/



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    Sharon Joyner Griffith

    June 11, 2014

    Oh how wonderful…..Thank you for posting and I will defiantly check it out..

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    June 11, 2014

    So nice

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    Linda Fleming

    June 11, 2014

    I’d just love to try out some of her projects!

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    Vicki H

    June 11, 2014

    I would love to learn how to smock and add dimension to my work.

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    June 11, 2014

    I have a vintage round smocked cushion like Cheryl has made and also the instructions for the smocking in my Mother’s “McCalls Needlework Treasury” published in 1964. Wonderful to see the technique revisited.

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    June 11, 2014

    Wow! That acid green (at least on my screen) round pillow in the first picture. I remember my mom & grandmother making those back in about the 60s. We had them all on our sofa and they always intrigued me!

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    June 14, 2014

    I am looking for some serger sewing.
    Do you teach those classes?

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    Denise Spillane

    June 14, 2014

    Wow does this look like fun! I love the shocking and dimension.


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