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| Posted by Tammy Olson

The Merry Mug Mat Tutorial

Shop the Merry Mug Mat Kit HERE Christmas is coming! It will be here sooner than we know! It’s time to begin sewing Merry Mug Mats for when family comes to visit during the holiday season! The children, grandchildren and even aunts and uncles will enjoy having a cup of coffee or hot cocoa and a cookie or two on these cheery mats. They are just big enough to use and keep the mess at a minimum- which gives you more time to sew Christmas presents on your Featherweight!Product list for Merry Mug Mats:Merry Mug Mat KitSew Handy Sticker Set...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Featherweight Embroidery: A Quilter's Dream Part 2 ~ A New Stitch & Progress on the Autumn Vintage Kit

Welcome back to the Featherweight Embroidery! It is exciting to see the progress we have made in the last week! The sewing machine has taken shape and we will be learning a new stitch in today's tutorial! Shop the Vintage Autumn Featherweight Embroidery Kit HERE Shop the Lori Holt Sewing Happy Featherweight Embroidery Kit HERE   Supplies Needed: Vintage Autumn Featherweight Embroidery Kit - If it is sold out, you can sign up for the in stock notification at product link, and you will be notified as soon as we have more kits available.  4-inch or 6-inch Embroidery Hoop Glass-Head Pins Iron Sewline Water Erasable Roller...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Featherweight Embroidery: A Quilter's Dream Part 2 ~ A New Stitch & Progress on the Lori Holt Sewing Happy Kit

Welcome back to the Featherweight Embroidery: A Quilter's Dream! In the initial weeks of the Featherweight Embroidery Stitch Along, the instructions for both the Lori Holt Sewing Happy and the Vintage Autumn versions will be following the same tutelage from Kristen! Follow along as we begin the exploration and set-up of the Quilter's Dream pattern. Please note, this first portion will be showing some photos of the Vintage Autumn kit, but all instructions can be applied to the Lori Holt Sewing Happy version!~Happy Sewing! Shop the Lori Holt Sewing Happy Featherweight Embroidery Kit HERE  Shop the Vintage Autumn Featherweight Embroidery Kit HERE  Supplies Needed: Lori Holt Sewing Happy Featherweight Embroidery Kit - If it...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Featherweight Embroidery: A Quilter's Dream Part 1 ~ First Steps on the Autumn Vintage Kit

I'm Kristen from Verity Vintage Studio who walked you through stitching the beautiful Featherweight 221 counted cross-stitch last year! In the coming weeks, I'm excited to demonstrate the lovely, Featherweight Embroidery - "A Quilter's Dream" Vintage Autumn kit! Exploring the Kit This sweet kit combines several things dear to a quilter's heart – a vintage Featherweight in embroidery with a quilt under the needle, and an adorable pieced and embellished frame! It's the perfect way to do some relaxing needlework of different kinds, ending up with beautiful artwork for your sewing room wall. The folks at The Featherweight Shop have put together all the...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Coming Up Next at The Featherweight Shop!

October 2021 Featherweight Embroidery: A Quilter's Dream. Every Wednesday. Join in as Kristen walks us through the steps to complete two versions of the Featherweight Embroidery Kit: A Quilter's Dream. Read more here. Sew Along: Alaska Block 8 Thursday, October 28th. Join April and some of the ladies from The Featherweight Shop as they sew North to Alaska with the Alaska Sew Along! Join in the fun here. The Featherweight Shop Monthly Giveaway. Friday, October 29th - Sunday, October 31st. More information to come.


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Featherweight Embroidery: A Quilter's Dream Stitch Along Part 1 ~ First Steps on the Lori Holt Sewing Happy Kit

Welcome back to Week 2 of the Featherweight Embroidery: A Quilter's Dream! In the initial weeks of the Featherweight Embroidery Stitch Along, the instructions for both the Lori Holt Sewing Happy and the Vintage Autumn versions will be following the same tutelage from Kristen! Follow along as we begin the exploration and set-up of the Quilter's Dream pattern. Please note, this first portion will be showing some photos of the Vintage Autumn kit, but all instructions can be applied to the Lori Holt Sewing Happy version!~Happy Sewing!Shop the Lori Holt Sewing Happy Featherweight Embroidery Kit HERE  Shop the Vintage Autumn Featherweight...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Featherweight Case Restore Along Part 7, 8, & 9: Covering the Outside of the Case

Welcome back to the Singer Featherweight Case Restore Along! If you are just joining us, you can catch up on Part 5 & 6 of the Case Restore Along right HERE! Earlier this year, we crossed paths with Annette on our Singer Featherweight 221 & 222 Facebook Group, showcasing one of her beautiful Featherweight Case Restorations.  She was kind enough to create a very informative journey of her restorative process and we hope you enjoy following along! In the last installment, Annette showed us how to properly waterproof our fabric prior to today's lesson on covering the exterior of the case! Products Used in Today's Restore Along:1.Aleene's...


| Posted by Tammy Olson

One-Yard Apron by Lori Holt

  July 4th is coming right up! And…did you know it’s only six months til Christmas! Sounds like a great time to whip up a few aprons for you and your helpers to wear while you make 4th of July picnic fixins and then again while you create that festive Christmas dinner in December! Shop the One-Yard Apron Kit HERE Products Used:FabricRic RacOlfa Rotary Cutter12" x 18" Reversible Cutting MatMary Ellen's Best Press SprayMini-IronQuilter's Pressing FleeceGlass Head PinsThread-O-Stat Thread Grabber The first apron I chose to make was the "Gift of Sparkle". I laid out the fabric and the ric...


| Posted by Tammy Olson

Mini Iron Purse Kit

Shop the Mini Iron Purse Kit HERE Products Used:Mini Travel IronFabricFeatherweight Accurate Seam Square & Seam Guide or or 1/4" Foot - Low Shank ScantOlfa Rotary Cutter12" x 18" Lori Holt Reversible Cutting MatSewline Water Erasable Roller Ball PenSuper Fine Glass Head PinsAurifil ThreadCreative Grids Ruler Itty Bitty EightsQuilter's Pressing FleeceWalking Foot, Even FeedThread SnipsTracing WheelI was pretty excited to begin working on the Mini Iron Purse Kit! It looks so much like a sweet little purse! Who would ever know there was a travel iron inside?! Little did I know that I would be practicing a little math from high school with this pattern. The...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Featherweight Case Restore Along Part 4: Cleaning Case Hardware

Welcome back to the Singer Featherweight Case Restore Along! If you are just joining us, you can catch up on Part 3 of the Case Restore Along right HERE! Earlier this year, we crossed paths with Annette on our Singer Featherweight 221 & 222 Facebook Group, showcasing one of her beautiful Featherweight Case Restorations.  She was kind enough to create a very informative journey of her restorative process and we hope you enjoy following along! In the last installment, Annette showed us how to remove the inner hardware on a Singer Featherweight case she is fully restoring! This month, she is focusing on cleaning the hardware parts...


| Posted by Tammy Olson

Fat Quarter Pop-Up

Let me introduce you to this darling little Fat Quarter Pop-Up pattern by The Fat Quarter Gypsy! It is such a fun and easy pattern for all skill levels, and stores everything from your sewing scraps and threads to your favorite quilting notions!  Shop the Fat Quarter Pop-Up Kit HERE Products Used:Mini Travel IronFabricRic RacPop-Up Spring HoopSafety PinsFeatherweight Accurate Seam Square & Seam Guide or 1/4" Foot - Low Shank ScantOlfa Rotary Cutter12" x 18" Lori Holt Reversible Cutting MatSewline Water Erasable Roller Ball PenSuper Fine Glass Head PinsAurifil ThreadCreative Grids Ruler Itty Bitty EightsQuilter's Pressing Fleece I gathered all the pieces of the kit I needed...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Featherweight Case Restore Along Part 3: Featherweight Case Inner Hardware Removal

Welcome back to the Singer Featherweight Case Restore Along! If you are just joining us, you can catch up on Part 2 of the Case Restore Along right HERE! Earlier this year, we crossed paths with Annette on our Singer Featherweight 221 & 222 Facebook Group, showcasing one of her beautiful Featherweight Case Restorations.  She was kind enough to create a very informative journey of her restorative process and we hope you enjoy following along! In the last installment, Annette showed us how to remove the exterior hardware on the Featherweight case! This month, we are focusing on the interior hardware removal process!Products Used in Today's Restore...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Sew Along Part 5: Sweet Trellis Mini Quilt Skill Builder

Welcome back to the Sew Along: Sweet Trellis Mini Quilt Skill Builder Part 5! If you are just joining us, catch up on Part 4 HERE. In today's final installment of the Sweet Trellis Mini Quilt Skill Builder, we learn how to perfect the quilt binding! Shop the Quarter Inch (1/4") Foot, Open Toe Low HERE Shop the Sweet Trellis Mini Quilt Kit HERE Products Used in Sweet Trellis Mini Quilt Skill Builder: Part 5Aurifil ThreadFolded Corner Clipper RulerOlfa Rotary CutterQuilter's Pressing FleeceSteam IronFeatherweight Accurate Seam GuideHinged 1/4" footTrue 1/4" FootLow Shank Open Toe 1/4" FootWater soluble applique glueOptional Products:Walking footQuilt...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

John and Margaret's Featherweight Sewing Machine Lending Program!

John and Margaret Flynn and the Woods Hole Public Library Bringing Sewing Literacy to Their Community We recently received a note from John and Margaret Flynn of Woods Hole Massachusetts. Located near the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard, their small local library has developed a unique idea we had to share: a Featherweight Lending program! Patrons can borrow one of the Library’s Featherweights to take home and use, and simply return it when they are done, like any book. The portability of the Featherweight does lend itself to lending! As Library volunteers, John and Margaret facilitate this program by repairing, maintaining,...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

National Quilting Month Weekly Giveaway

Giveaway is now over. Congratulations to Anna Ngo from Richmond! Welcome to the National Quilting Month Weekly Giveaway at The Featherweight Shop! Each week, we will be giving away a new Featherweight Favorite in honor of National Quilting Month! The weekly giveaway will begin on Friday and end on Sunday. The winner will be announced on Monday! For the FINAL National Quilting Month Weekly Giveaway, we have picked our Featherweight Favorites, Calico Crow Flock of Singers Quilt Kit, Featherweight Twill Tape (2 yards), and Featherweight Coffee Mug!   Enter to win the darling giveaway this Friday, March 26th at 12:00 am through Sunday, March 28th at 11:59 pm Pacific...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Sew Along Part 3: Sweet Trellis Mini Quilt Skill Builder

Welcome back to the Sew Along: Sweet Trellis Mini Quilt Skill Builder Part 2! If you are just joining us, catch up on Part 2 HERE. Today, Sarah Baker walks us through the block assembly, techniques for creating perfectly pressed seams, as well as chain piecing! Shop the Sweet Trellis Mini Quilt Kit HERE Products Used in Sweet Trellis Mini Quilt Skill Builder: Part 3Glass Head PinsFolded Corner ClipperSeam Roller by Lori HoltTula Pink Hardware - StilettoCute Cuts by Lori HoltSteam IronQuilter's Pressing FleeceCutting Mat - Double Sided & Self Healing - 12" x 18"Open-Toe Low Shank Quarter-Inch Foot Block assembly time!...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Sew Along Part 2: Sweet Trellis Mini Quilt Skill Builder

Welcome back to the Sew Along: Sweet Trellis Mini Quilt Skill Builder Part 2! If you are just joining us, catch up on Part 1 HERE. Today, Sarah Baker illustrates the steps of fabric selections, cutting shapes, squaring up blocks, and more! Let's begin...   Tools Suggested for this blog Sew Along: Aurifil 50wt Dove Gray Lori Holt Cute Cuts 10 1/2” ruler Olfa Rotary Cutter Edyta Sitar Sweet 16 Fabric Lori Holt Cutting Mat, 12" x 18" Self-Healing   Sweet Trellis Mini Quilt Skill Builder Part 2by Sarah Baker I am using Edyta Sitar’s Sweet 16 fabric for this pattern.  We...


| Posted by Tammy Olson

Featherweight Review: Catch-All Cutie Sewing Organizer

Welcome to the Featherweight Review blog: Catch-All Cutie Sewing Organizer with Tammy! We fell in love with this cutie when one of the girls in the office brought hers in for show and tell. We went right to work coordinating two pretty little kits to share with you so you could make your own! This nifty little organizer can be zipped up and carried along wherever you go! Products Used in the Catch-All Cutie Sewing Organizer Project:Aurifil Thread 50wt CottonSteam Iron - Nifty Notions Travel SizeQuilter's Pressing Fleece, 12" x 18" - 100% Wool Quilt Basting Spray from June TailorSewline Air Erasable ROLLER...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Penny Postcard: My Dear Brother's Wedding!

We would like you to meet Penny Carter, a 12-year-old little girl living in the countryside of Idaho, who writes postcards to her dearest grandmother, Betty Richards, from Auburn, Washington. An old-fashioned girl at heart, Penny is learning to sew, crochet, knit, embroider, and many other needle crafts with her Mama. Her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Carter, own a small sewing machine shop, which allows Penny the privilege of playing with remnants and extra samples her Mama brings home. She also likes to bake and scrapbook and will write of these experiences to her grandma, who lives several hundred miles...


| Posted by Ashley Fritsche

Sew-In at Home: Thread Jams, Skipped Stitches, and Completed Blocks!

Welcome back to the Sew-In with Nathan and Sayley!  I believe that learning and family time keeps the children grounded. The "sewing" days are my favorite as we spend hours talking, laughing, learning, and sewing. So many memories are being made, as well as skills that will last a lifetime! Thanks for tuning in to the Sew-In with Nathan and Sayley.Sew-In Family: Nathan (11), Sayley (8), Mom (Ashley, The Featherweight Shop Marketing Director) ***** Supplies: Cinnaberry by 3 Sisters for Moda Fabric Pattern, Miss Rosies Quilt Co. Cake Mix Recipe #4 Aurfil Thread - Dove Grey Featherweight Thread Post Featherweight...


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