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What is Polyester?

Bridget McPhillips

What is Polyester?

I sew.  I want to know about the materials I use in my products, but what about you?

What is Polyester?  Look at the tags of your clothes and other textile home products, it is used in a significant amount of the ready made textile products available to us from the traditional shopping outlets.  But what it polyester? How is it made?  Find out more on the blog.

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Why I Choose Natural Fibers.

Bridget McPhillips

Why I Choose Natural Fibers.

I began researching fibers because of my son's sensitive skin.  Natural fibers include linen, cotton, wool and silk.  It is true that the natural fibers can require more time and effort to care for properly, but with the natural fibers what you see is what you get.  There are no surprise hidden ingredients.

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Thank You Nancy Zieman

Bridget McPhillips mentor

My Tribute to Nancy Zieman.

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Quilt in the hoop with your embroidery machine

Bridget McPhillips

Quilt in the hoop with your embroidery machine

I had heard about quilting in the hoop using the embroidery machine and even watched an episode of Sewing with Nancy about quilting in the hoop. You can view the episode here: Sewing with Nancy Quilting in the Hoop I never really explored it until I started creating my own designs.  It really is a simple, straight forward process and provides a great way for quilters that are intimidated by free motion quilting to quilt their own quilts.   A good friend of mine asked me to help her by quilting a few charity quilts.  I loved the opportunity to...

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A gift to make any Mother happy just in time for Mother's Day

Bridget McPhillips

A gift to make any Mother happy just in time for Mother's Day

As Mother's Day fast approaches, let's talk gifts for Mom.  A quilted eye mask that you make for Mom would be a great gift.  But wait, don't just make a quilted eye mask, make Mom a quilted eye mask that is all natural, can be heated or chilled, and is machine washable! Sinus pain, headache, or just a quick nap, this gift will be greatly appreciated by any Mom, and I bet she doesn't have one yet! I designed The Sinus Sleep Mask similar to the ones that are available to block light for sleeping, but mine is quilted and...

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