Oliver + S

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I don’t make a secret of this. I love Janome sewing machines. I have several at the studio, and all my sewing at home is done on my travel-sized Janome Jem which is an amazing little workhorse, considering its size. …

gearing up for winter

This weekend we bundled up for a trip to MoMA and a quick stop to see the tree at Rockefeller Center. (We were there with just a few other visitors…whoa!) It’s really starting to feel like winter here in New …

moda designer holiday blog hop

Remember Moda’s Country Fair theme from Spring 2011 Quilt Market which was carried through to a designer blog hop last September? At that Quilt Market, all Moda’s designers contributed a favorite recipe and a pattern for a quilt block. Shop …

how to: shoelaces

Over at the Lisette blog today I’m making shoelaces as stocking stuffers. Here is a pair I made using the Gingko Toss print from Cape Ann.     And speaking of Cape Ann, last week the Jolly Jabber (which is …

happy mail

Don’t you love getting packages in the mail? We opened our mail the other day and were delighted to find this little book from Katie Prange, whom we’ve never met before. But I can tell that I like her already. …

and the winner is….

Congratulations to Lisa M. for winning a copy of Apparel Sewing Basics in our giveaway. What is Lisa asking Santa for this year? “This year I haven’t asked Santa for anything. My focus is to enjoy spending time with family …

apparel sewing basics giveaway

A little over a week ago, we announced that Liesl’s two new video workshops, Apparel Sewing Basics and Seams, Closures + Hems, are now available for sale on our website. Since then we’ve seen something unusual. Orders for these DVDs …

school days jacket + coat back as a digital pattern

Earlier this year, our School Days Jacket + Coat sewing pattern went out of print. As always seems to happen, once the style was no longer available we started receiving a large number of requests for it. So we’re happy …

special offers for small business saturday

Earlier this month we announced our participation in this year’s Small Business Saturday, sponsored by American Express. For those of you who plan to use your American Express card this coming Saturday to receive two free Oliver + S patterns, …

apparel sewing DVD workshops now available

We had so much fun last summer taping our two new instructional workshop videos with the crew from Interweave, and I’m thrilled to tell you that they’re now available for sale on our website. We taped the videos on some …

cape ann quilts

Now that Cape Ann is finally showing up in stores, here are a few quilts made from the collection. First up is the quilt we designed specifically for the fabrics. When I went to the Moda website to find the …