Author Archives: trinagallop

Why do you sew?

I know I’ve explored this topic before but it’s a question I find I ask a lot, both myself and of others. Why do you sew? What motivates you to create out of fabric and thread? Are you practical and sew … Continue reading

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Reverse Appliqué for Valentine’s Day

Am I the only one who is finding it hard to believe that we are almost through the first month of 2017? And a few weeks out from Valentine’s Day? While you can certainly use the reverse appliqué technique at … Continue reading

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A 2016 Favourite

Happy New Year! Hard to believe we have said goodbye to 2016 and welcomed in 2017. Did you finish all your WIPs (works-in-progress) that you hoped to last year? Did you get all your projects done on your to-do list? … Continue reading

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Christmas Gift Tags

        Counting Down the Days Trina Gallop Blank Here we are, the countdown to Christmas is on! Janome asked me to kick off a short series with a focus on accessories, and that inspired me to put … Continue reading

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Who do you make for?

  Have you seen the Janome Look Book yet? Introduced just a few weeks back, the Janome Look Book has so many amazing ideas and projects! To be among the company of so many talented artisans is a little unbelievable. … Continue reading

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Everyday Solutions

I think this is one of my favourite parts of sewing. Have a need for something? Make it yourself! I know I sometimes take creating things myself to a new level. And it doesn’t matter whether it is sewing or … Continue reading

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Stitch Sampling

I received an exciting delivery last week… …let me give you a hint… it rhymes with glowing sashine. That’s right, I got a new sewing machine. (Eeeeeee!!!) I can’t wait to tell you more about it, although first I need a … Continue reading

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Quilty Camera Strap

  Quilt-ify It!     Do you look at things around your home, at your office, pretty much anywhere, and wonder how you can quilt-ify it? I know I do! The idea for a camera strap cover is one you … Continue reading

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Multi-crafting: Storage for what-nots and make-alots

I’m a sewer, knitter, spinner, baker, embroiderer… I could go on. But basically, what I’m trying to say is I have more than just one creative outlet. In fact, I have many. So many that I now have to stop … Continue reading

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I am a maker

Sometimes a simple desire to bring beauty to a practical space makes for a great sewing opportunity. This month’s guest post from Trina Gallop delivers a simple solution to a decor challenge of making doggie crates more ‘at home’ in … Continue reading

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