Winner of the Kiss Dot bundle!

The winner of our newsletter giveaway is Karen Ivie!  Congratulations Karen, you won the beautiful bundle of Kiss Dot fabric by Michael Miller!


Thanks to all who entered.  If you’d like to get this bundle yourself, just hop on over here.  Thank you for supporting Sew Modern!

Gifts We Love, Part 1

The winter holidays are officially upon us, so it’s time to set aside those WIPs and start sewing some holiday gifts! But what to get those special people in your life that have sewn it all themselves? Your quilt guild friends? Your mom? Your sister? Or maybe your significant other is flummoxed by what to get YOU for the holidays (It happens to the best of us).

Well, here at Sew Modern, we’ve come up with some great gift ideas to give (and maybe receive???) this year. These are gifts we’d all love to see in our stockings so we think you’d love them too.

Our biggest gift crush right now is the Tulip Hiroshima Needle gift set. It comes with six different kinds of needles and pins for any kind of project you could come up with. Hand quilting? Embroidery? MILLINERY???? You’re completely covered.

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These are super high quality needles that have undergone 30 different production processes to make sure that they are 1) super strong 2) super sharp 3) super flexible 4) super smooth and 5) super durable.

Plus, look at the beautiful packaging! Each type of needle comes in a cute box (could they be more perfect for hanging on a tree?) and inside each box is a perfectly sized glass tube for easy and beautiful storage of your needles and pins.


We also carry single packages of the #7 sewing needles,  glass head pins and cellulose-head tulip pins in two colors! (yes! You can iron-over these beautiful pins!) Our friends over at Moda have an excellent video posted with more specs on these amazing notions:


Next on our crave list is our exclusive  Sew Modern Sippy Cup! Sewing is our way to relax, and what’s more relaxing than a glass of wine? (Nada. That’s what)

sew-modern-sippy-cupThis compact gift is guaranteed to keep your whites chilled, your reds room temp,  and your friends jealous!

Last but not least are these amazing embroidery kits from Sublime Stitching.  Sublime Stitching is our favorite purveyor of cheeky embroidery designs, and these kits are perfect gift for your embroidery addict (or soon to be embroidery addict).

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We also carry a selection of their individual patterns and various notions (perfect stocking stuffers!!!!) online, and in-store. The Ultimate Embroidery Kit is an in-store offer only, so feel free to call or stop by for more information.

I know those are all definitely going in my letter to the North Pole!

Stay posted or swing by the shop for more great gift ideas throughout the season.

A Peek at Quilt Market


On Friday, there were Schoolhouses all day.  What’s a Schoolhouse? It’s 1/4  to  1/2 hour sessions that introduce you to new books, products, fabric lines, etc. It’s kind of like Speed Dating. Elizabeth Hartman showing off her beauties from Patchwork City.  Look how she matches her quilt!  She’s adorbs. Melissa Lunden, whose patterns we’ve loved for […]

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Fabric Designers…they’re not just for fabric!


  I know that a lot of people think that if you are a successful fabric designer, you must be raking in the dough.  In reality, most make very little…like pennies per yard!  So it makes sense that they design other things as well. Leah Duncan is one of my favorite fabric designers.  Recently, while shopping […]

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Geometric Bliss Giveaway


Today were giving away an adorable bundle of Geometric Bliss by Jeni Baker for Art Gallery Fabrics  and the winner is…. Pam Truesdell Congratulations! Thanks everyone for entering! Snag your own bundle (or yardage) of Geometric Bliss here

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GIVEAWAY on Kids Clothes Week!


 Meg and Dori run this fun event called Kids Clothes Week and we are so proud to be sponsors! They have written up a lovely post on our shop today and there are instructions for entering the giveaway. Today you can enter to win this: What are you waiting for?! Go NOW!

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The Scout Tee is a pattern by Grainline Studio that we’ve been in love with ever since it came out in PDF form.  But now, there is a printed version and we predict even more Scout Tee love around here! We’re even teaching it as a class! This pattern is so flattering, and because it’s […]

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Winner of the Good Natured Bundle…

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is Leah Newman!  Woo hoo! Thanks to everyone who entered!  You can still get your own cutie bundle by purchasing it HERE. If you wondering how to enter our giveaways, sign up for our newsletter on the bottom right corner of our main page on our website.

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Make or Buy?


  Sometimes you want to make it, and sometimes you just want to buy it. Here we give you some fun suggestions for both!   What a cute vintage dress! Buy it here, or make a similar one with this and this.   Awesome wallet!  Buy it here or make one like it with this and […]

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Sewing Tattoo Roundup


Some of us at Sew Modern have sewing related tattoos and we love ‘em! Do you have one or have you been thinking about it? Here are some great ones we found around the internet. This simple needle and thread is so elegant. It was done by an artist named Dr. Woo who works out of Shamrock […]

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