MS episode 169:: Johanna Lu from The Last Stitch, author, blogger, active wear sewist

MS episode 169:: Johanna Lu from The Last Stitch, author, blogger, active wear sewist

Johanna from The Last Stitch is my guest today on the podcast. Johnanna is an amazing activewear blogger and vlogger. She recently published a book called Sewing Activewear where she shares her tips and tricks for making your own workout clothing. She really gives in depth explanations and walks you through what you need to do to be successful at sewing activewear. Johanna also has an amazing resource of information on her website. Seriously if you want to know something about activewear she is your resource. I was so excited to learn more about Johanna in this chat and I know you will enjoy it as much as I did. Click on the link at the end of the blog post or listen via iTunes, Stitchr, or any podcast player.

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MS episode 166 – Andrea Tsang Jackson from 3rd Story Quilts on her latest project #oursongquilt

MS episode 166 – Andrea Tsang Jackson from 3rd Story Quilts on her latest project #oursongquilt

Our Song, Your Reflection is a collaboration between Andrea and award-winning singer-songwriter Meaghan Smith. In tandem, Andrea has created a quilt design and Meaghan has created a song that speaks about the importance of community and the human connections that we make. The song does not speak of quilting specifically but there are references and it reflects the quilt design.
The project is structured as an IndieGoGo campaign so that people can preorder the pattern and/or fabric kit, get limited-edition project swag, and other fun perks. But most importantly, the campaign gives people the opportunity to submit a photo of one of their quilts or of their quilting community to be included in the final music video.

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Cricut Simplicity Keyfob Project

Cricut Simplicity Keyfob Project

I am so excited to make the Simplicity Key Ring with my Cricut Maker. The Cricut Maker makes cutting fabric and faux leather so simple. If you aren't familiar with the Cricut Maker take a minute to check out my review of the machine. I think this is a great and super...

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MS episode 167: Stacie Bloomfield of Gingiber, Moda Fabric Designer, and Creative Entrepreneur

MS episode 167: Stacie Bloomfield of Gingiber, Moda Fabric Designer, and Creative Entrepreneur

Stacie Bloomfield is a creative I have been following for a while now but I wanted to ask her all of the creative business questions swirling in my head so I asked her on the podcast for a chat. Stacie is creator and owner of the Gingiber brand, designer for Moda Fabrics, and has wear many hats in her creative business. She shares so much about her home and business life on her instagram stories which makes her so approachable to me. She really opens up about her creative life and how turning her passion into a business is both rewarding and challenging. Stacie also talks about her licensing deal with Moda Fabrics and the different fabric lines she has been working on. I thought it was so interesting to hear that what she sends in to clients is often only a stepping stone for a product because it goes through so much editing to get to the final product. I loved this chat and I know we could have chatted forever. Stacie is such a sweet and honest person to share her business story with me. This is a much listen for sure. 

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MS episode 165:: Kristi Schroeder- owner of Initial K Studios and Author of Southwest Modern

MS episode 165:: Kristi Schroeder- owner of Initial K Studios and Author of Southwest Modern

Kristi from Initial K Studios is on the podcast with all the scope about her new book, Southwest Modern. The stories Kristi shares about the quilts in the book and the gorgeous locations she visited for out of the world photography. I loved that Southwest Modern is a quilting book as much as it is a travel book. I want to visit the locations with my own versions of the patterns in the book. Learn all about how Kristi started quilting, the idea that sparked Kristi submitting her first book proposal, and so much more. 

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MS episode 163:: Karen Tripp – owner of DIY Addict and lover of all things English Paper Piecing

MS episode 163:: Karen Tripp – owner of DIY Addict and lover of all things English Paper Piecing

Karen Tripp is on the podcast today! She is the QUEEN of the popular English Paper Piecing website, DIY Addict. Karen shares how she got into selling EPP Quilt kits, templates, patterns, and so much more. She has even collaborated with other quilting personalities to create quilt patterns for EPP. I loved learning more about EPP and some of the tips and tricks to really enjoy the slow slowing process. 

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MS episode 164:: Nicole Morgenthau – owner of Finch Sewing Studio & curator of the popular Finch Box

MS episode 164:: Nicole Morgenthau – owner of Finch Sewing Studio & curator of the popular Finch Box

Nicole from Finch Sewing Studio is my guest today. She is such a creative force as the owner of Finch Sewing Studio in Leesburg, VA, a cute historic town. Nicole and I start our businesses around the same time and I have always admired her shop and also how say she is at business. I haven’t traveled to her shop yet but it is a bucket list item for sure. In the chat we learn more about how Finch was born, how it is growing and Nicole’s decision to launch the coolest sewing subscription box, The Finch Box.

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Hi! I am Stephanie, host of the Modern Sewciety podcast. I love to chat with creatives in the sewing industry getting all of the latest trends, tips, and information for you!

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