February 2018 | Go-Go Kim

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Come Sew With Me at the Sew Sweetness Retreat in Chicago!

Today I am super excited to share the news that I will be a guest teacher at Sew Sweetness Retreats with Sara Lawson!

Sara started her Sew Sweetness Retreats last June in Chicago. The class size is limited to 23 fun loving sewing enthusiasts ready to create a variety of projects! Every retreat has two classes, one is bag making with Sara and the other is a guest teacher that shares something else.

In June, I will be teaching you how to make a Cathedral Window Cushion Cover. Cathedral windows are not terribly difficult but always look stunning!

Sara will be teaching her Sew Sweetness Aeroplane Bag. The Aeroplane Bag is the traveler's best friend! It holds everything you need plus a little bit more!

A few years ago I made my version of the Aeroplane Bag and included Cathedral Windows and an external pocket. The fabrics in the windows were Liberty of London.

So if you are ready to PARTY HARD...and by PARTY HARD I mean sew with me and Sara...hop over to her site and sign up for her newsletter to be the first in line to get your ticket to this FABULOUS event!

Purchase your ticket now by visiting Sew Sweetness Retreats.

I look forward to seeing you in Juneđź’•

Monday, February 5, 2018

How to Make the Most of Your Scraps with String Quilt Blocks

Make the most of your favorite scraps or even your 'ugly' fabrics by making string blocks!

String Blocks are, by far, the easiest block ever made and can be the perfect choice for a beginner! You will find this How To the most useful tool in your sewing box!  We all need those go to patterns and ideas!

Here are a few I have made just this past week with some of my out of print and hard to find scraps that I cannot part with.

how to quilt

how to quilt

You can also make a variation with a solid center of each block as shown here with a bigger block size at 12.5 and Heather Ross Mendocino fabrics.

Here is the quilt top with the center strips solid.  I made this quilt last Summer on our family vacation. Each day I worked on a few blocks and this was the result at the end of the week ( that went by WAY too fast).

To show you how easy it is to create these fun blocks, I made a very short video.  The intent was for Instagram only and those are limited to 1 minute.  SO much to share in so little time but I think it is okay.

With a 5" inexpensive muslin foundation, a variety of strips from 3/4" to 11/2" and a few minutes of time you will have a variety of colorful blocks.

These are perfect for instant sew gratification when you are short on sew time.

They are also a what can I sew when your sewjo is off!

Grab some scraps, some ugly fabrics or plan some fabrics and make some string blocks! 

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