Author Archives: AmandaBee

How AmandaBee Tries to Stay Organized

Much like many of you, my sewing journey started out at the kitchen table. A dedicated sewing space was not in the cards in our first house. We barely had room for a double bed in our bedroom and we … Continue reading

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Learning to Quilt; Youth Edition – Part 2

After a longer break than we should have taken, Alice and I have jumped back into making her first Quilt! You can read more about the project we’re working on HERE. We had her fabric all ready to go, the … Continue reading

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Experimenting with Janome’s NEW 9mm Narrow Piping Foot (I2)

Last year my Mum politely asked me to recover some pillows for her. I love her so I said yes. In fact, I love her soooooo much that I made pillows with zippers AND piping. That my friends, is a … Continue reading

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Learning to Quilt; Youth Edition

When should kids learn to sew? That is such a tricky question. Can you teach teeny tiny kids to sew? Absolutely! Will this foster a love of sewing for them forever? Maybe. Sewing is such a great skill to have, … Continue reading

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Janome’s Lap-Seam Foot for 9mm Machines

In April I wrote a blog post about 2 ways of making Flat Felled/Lap seams. The techniques and presser feet I used in that post worked fine, but I was SO excited to see that Janome now has a NEW … Continue reading

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Tips for Ruler Quilting on you Janome Sewing Machine

I recently polled my friends on Instagram asking if it was a good idea or a bad idea to ruler quilt a giant throw sized quilt with a clam shell design. You need to understand, my friends often encourage me … Continue reading

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Alterations with the AT2000D and CoverPro 3000P

Before we dive into this post, I want to encourage you to remove all the negative non-sewing energy in your life, or at least your sewing room. While sewing and writing this post, my husband, a non-sewist, came into my … Continue reading

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Understanding Embroidery Stabilizers

When I started embroidery I hated it. I hated it to the point that any time I had to do it I would end up in tears from frustration. I had set myself up for failure. I bought a machine; … Continue reading

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Machine Binding Game Changer!

Amongst quilters, one of the highly debated topics is if you hand stitch your binding down or do so by machine. I largely hand stitch mine for a couple reasons. I love the invisible look and I love an excuse … Continue reading

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It has pockets! (Well it does now!)

Let’s talk pockets. Any person who has bought women’s fashion will know that pockets are in short supply. Sometimes, even baby clothes have better pockets than women’s clothes. What is a baby carrying around anyway? Probably their Mom’s stuff! There … Continue reading

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