See Amy at the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo!

After two busy weeks of shows, QuiltCon in Austin, TX and The Sewing and Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, WA, Amy has a few days at home before she heads off to The Original Sewing and Quilt Expo in Lakeland, Florida. If you will be at the show, you can find her in the Early Times Workshop booth on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Also, be sure to stop by on Saturday at noon when Amy presents the Magic Fashion Show!

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How to Sew Perfect Piping!

I love adding piping to pillows, bags, even garments! I think piping adds a neat, professional appearance to a finished project. Of course, it’s not easy to find piping pre-made in the perfect coordinating fabric. I think sewing piping is a skill every sewer needs – which is why I knew I had to share this piping tutorial with you, originally posted by Elle Apparel.

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Enter to Win “Stock Your Sewing Room” Giveaway

It’s time to enter & win our “Stock Your Sewing Room” Giveaway! Enter below to win a selection of Indygo Junction books & patterns, a variety of Crossroads Denim & quilt fabrics, as well as assorted notions & tools totaling $500 retail value! Giveaway runs until midnight, Sunday, March 8th. Good luck!!

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The Magic Pattern Book Reviews

Our friends at Therm O Web hosted a Magic Pattern Book blog tour, and I love the garments that were posted. I’m so inspired to create some new Magic Pattern garments myself. Be sure to visit each blog and check out the reviews. Then share pics of your Magic Pattern garments to Betsy@AmyBarickman.com – we would love to see them!

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The Blythe skirt from Jedi Craft Girl

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The Alice tank top from Patchwork Posse

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The Cecilia dress from SayChez.com

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The Freddie Hat from Stitch, Cut, Create

10 Sewing Tips to Make Your Life Easier

I love this blog post that the Sewing Rabbit posted on the 10 sewing tips that changed her life. If you are a beginning sewer this is a great read – and if you’ve been sewing for years, you might learn a few things too! What is your favorite sewing tip?

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