Oliver + S

straight-stitch seam finishing

A finished seam is a technique used to secure the raw edge of the fabric exposed within the seam allowance. Finishing seams provides stability to the seam and overall garment, prevents unraveling, while also making a hand-made garment look professional. …

upcoming seam finishing tutorials

I’m pleased to announce that April Henry will be joining us as an occasional guest blogger focusing on interesting sewing techniques you can use to make your Oliver + S garments even more special. April’s business, April 1930’s, centers on …

city weekend jelly roll giveaway

John of Fat Quarterly is running a giveaway right now that may be of interest to Oliver + S readers. One lucky winner will receive a City Weekend jelly roll. The contest runs through June 13, so be sure to …

notches

Inspired to read on-line magazines? Here’s a list: Decor8 Drooling over this beautiful sewing kit: Van Eijk & Van der Lubbe Such a beautiful party: LMNOP Chloe Sevigny takes you on a walk through New York’s East Village and visits …

ruffled halter: free downloadable pattern

We initially developed the Ruffled Halter pattern for the Spring 2010 issue of Stitch magazine. Now, thanks to the generosity of the Stitch editorial team, we’re able to offer it to you here as a free download. This pattern is …

looking around at Quilt Market

When you exhibit at Quilt Market, it can be difficult to get away from the booth to see the rest of the show. This year I took a quick tour of the floor early one morning so I would have …

many stars

I am a big fan and supporter of the FabShop Network, an organization of independent quilt and fabric store owners. So I was especially pleased and honored to receive the very first Rising Star award at their Quilt Market kick-off …

all about Moda

We really like Moda’s visual and marketing team. Remember their dollhouse-themed booth we showed you the other day, with all that wonderful attention to detail? It all carries over into the effort Moda puts into their sales and marketing presentations, …

quilt market report

Hello there! We’re pleased to be back in the studio again after our quick jaunt to Quilt Market. I’m sure you’ll be seeing lots of blog posts from the show and may even grow tired of hearing about it over …

special “thanks for your patience” discount

Last week we ran an upgrade to our server. It was supposed to go off without a hitch, but they never do, do they? As a result, our shopping cart was acting funky for a few days. We’re happy to …

notches

Will you find one of the treasures in your neighborhood? Mighty Girl If there’s already Spanglish, why not Chinglish too: The New York Times What sewing machines and pre-paid cell phones have in common: Harvard Business Review Gummi bear surgery: …