WDT, Part 4: Iowa
Sew Many Things, Clinton, Iowa

(scroll down to see my "Hemming Techniques for Knits" videos!)

I've spent this whole week recovering from last week's tour of the Midwestern "I" states of Indiana, Iowa and Illinois. It's funny how much work accumulates and how many emails pile up when you're gone for just a few days. Well, you already saw how we got Barbified in Indianapolis. Next, we headed West to a quaint little town in Eastern Iowa, called Clinton, where I continued my World Domination Tour. Clinton is the home of Sew Many Things, a wonderful independent quilt shop owned by Stephanie Nickles, who I met at Quilt Market back in May.

As soon as I arrived I came to the realization that I should've brought the kids along on all my WDT appearances. It was one of those "A-HA!" and "DUH!" moments. They completely stole the show (in a good way) and took the pressure off poor ol' tired mama.

Sydney sported her new Maya dress that I made as her "back to school" outfit...

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And, Sophie wore a tunic version of a new pattern coming out in the Fall, called Penny (more on that later). The girls helped me pick out door prize winners...

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Yes, I know I get a little too excited when other people win stuff...

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So glad to see others do too! :)

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The lovely Stephanie Nickles had a wonderful display of sewn items made with my fabric by her students and customers. Everyone was so warm and welcoming.

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While I chatted away with the lovely attendees after the presentation, Jon took a few shots around the store....

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Thanks Stephanie and everyone at Sew Many Things for making us feel right at home! :)

During the presentation, Jon showed the "Hemming Techniques for Knits" videos that we showed at Quilt Market last May. And guess what? He has also uploaded them to YouTube for your viewing pleasure (awww, ain't he nice?!) :) Here ya go:

COVERSTITCH:



ROLLED HEM:



LETTUCE EDGE:



FAUX COVERSTITCH:



ZIG-ZAG:



Happy sewing!!

15 comments:

  1. Patty, love your accent! I had no idea you had one...totally jealous! ;)

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  2. Cute dress that you are wearing. Will it be a pattern one day?

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  3. 聰明人之所以不會成功,是因為他們缺乏了堅忍的毅力。.................................................

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  4. Hey Patty! Thank you so much for the videos!!! I loved it! I am just starting to sew knits and will soon order some of your knit fabrics!
    xxx Flávia

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  5. I'm with Jennifer and Ginger up there ^^^. I love your accent and your adorable dress. Hope to see a pattern for it soon. Thanks so much for the helpful videos. :)

    Annie

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  7. I love the videos! Now I need a serger!

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  8. Excellent videos, Patty! Clear, concise and informative!

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  9. Thank you so much.i love your videos.

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  10. Love the videos! So helpful! Just wish I could figure out why on thin jersey knit I can't get the lettuce leaf edge. Bummed!

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  11. Thanks for the videos! They were a lot of help!

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  12. Wonderful videos Patty. I'm on my way to a sewing retreat this weekend with Lorene at SewItUp.com and we are focusing on knits and your patterns and fabrics! I can't wait! Thanks!

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  13. Thank you so much for the videos.
    They really help!
    Suzy.

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