Clover’s Weaving Sticks


Clover’s Weaving Sticks are a great way to create basically anything you want!!

How do you use them? First you have to decide whether your project requires a thick or fine weave. Depending on your project will determine the size of weaving sticks you use for example; a thicker weave would be needed for a rug and a thinner weave is necessary for a bracelet. Once you decide how thick you want to weave you have to decide how wide you want your project. You are able to make your project as thick as the six sticks included in your package or as thin as two weaving sticks. If you’re creating an even bigger project such as a rug or bag all you need to do is sew your panels you weave together with the darning needle that is also provided in your package. You simply add the warp to the end of your sticks like yarn or cording and you start weaving across your sticks with your chosen material going over and under until your project is completely on your warp. There are many great projects to create and don’t worry if you’re a beginner we have a book just for you, just pick up, Super Simple Stick Weaving by Ashley Little

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This book will get you started in no time!!!

Why use Clover’s Weaving Sticks? Very simply they’re very easy to use and will allow you to use all types of materials such as fabric or yarn, as long as you can wind it around your sticks you can use it. There is no crocheting or knitting involved you’re simply weaving over and under your sticks back and forth which also makes it a great children’s project.


We want to get you started on the weaving sticks, so enter our giveaway!! Three lucky people will be winning both Super Simple Stick Weaving by Ashley Little and Clover Weaving Sticks, enter now!!!!

Enter to win Simple Stick Weaving by Ashley Little and Clover Weaving Sticks here

Lone Star Table Topper

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Check out this beautiful Summery Lone Star Table Topper by Nancy Zieman.

Watch the video on how to use Nancy’s Lone Star templates. Also don’t miss out on our weeks giveaway by signing here at Raffle Copter: Clover Summer Giveaway! We are giving away a        Quick YO-YO Maker,  Point-2-Point-turner and  Wrap-N-Fuse Piping

Happy Sewing!




Seams Unlikely


Through the years Nancy and Clover have worked closely together to create and develop her innovative products and must have notions. There is no doubt that many of Nancy’s products have made their way into the sewing kits of sewists world wide.

Seams Unlikely not only discusses how her business grew into the empire it is today, but you get to see a personal side of Nancy that most of us never knew. The story begins from the day she was born, not many people know what her parents and family were experiencing on the day they were born. It gave wonderful insight into her        tight-knit-family, dedicated to having a strong work ethic that still holds true to this day.

It wasn’t until recently that I was able to view first hand what went behind product development. The ideas Nancy presents are fresh and creative, she’s constantly coming up with new ideas for products you never knew you needed, until you            tried them.


Nancy has demonstrated her products at many trade shows over the years, it’s inspiring to see the crowds she gathers. Her dedicated fans are star struck when they see Nancy at the Clover booth. She is a great teacher, walks through her products step-by-step and is always ready to answer questions. Nancy states- “I am, at heart, a teacher”.

Her motto is stated as “If something is worthwhile you have to work for it.” Achieving a goal, and doing a good job in the process, is not easy but it is rewarding.” The collaboration between Nancy and Clover has allowed many of us to work first hand with Nancy and her team.

Nancy is the true embodiment of an entrepreneur, I don’t even want to bring up the fact she is a “woman entrepreneur” but rather an individual that takes great pride in working hard.  This quote out of her book says it all how she carries herself in life:

Believing too much in the praise, or too much in the criticism, creates an imbalance that bogs forward movement.

Everyone can benefit from this book for encouragement, insight to the everyday working person no matter what the background, this story is a true example of meekness is not weakness.

GIVEAWAY: Twenty books will be given away during this Blog Tour. You must comment on Nancy’s February 4th Seams Unlikely Blog Tour Posting to qualify for the book giveaway.

Seams Unlikely Autobiography by Nancy Zieman

February 4          Nancy Zieman 

February 5          Eileen Roche

February 5          Pat Sloan

February 6          Melissa Stramel

February 6      The Long Ladies

February 6          Tori Thompson

February 7          Amy Barickman

February 7          Melissa Mora

February 8          Shari Butler

February 8          Vicki Christensen

February 9          Carolina Moore

February 9        Kate Mclvor

February 10          Amy Ellis

February 10          Melissa Mortenson

February 11          Ilene Miller

February 12         Liz Hicks

February 11          Julie Herman

February 12     Bill Gardner

February 12          Elizabeth Evans

February 13          Amy Webb

February 13          Lindsay Wilkes

February 14          Gertie Hirsch

February 14          Veronica Philips

February 15          Jenny Gabriel

February 15          Laura Wasilowski

February 16          Frieda Anderson

February 16          Rita Farro

February 17          Cindy Cloward

February 17          Joan Hawley

February 17          Patty Young

February 18          Nancy Zieman

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Friday Finds-Create-a-Strap Woven Mat by Carol C. Porter


The weekend is here. We have a fun, quick , cute project for you this weekend.

Use left-over/odd sized remnants after making straps! Make any size you want.

This is a quick and easy gift idea for wedding showers, housewarmings or just because you want to add a splash of color to you decor.

-Carol C. Porter


Create-a Strap 1” Art No. 9502

Create-a-Strap 5/8” Art No. 9510

2” wide fabric strips

1 3/8” wide fabric strips

Sewing Machine & Thread

Rotary Cutter Art No. 7500

Mat Art No.7522

Ruler 6” x 24”

Wonder Clips Art No. 3159


Step 1: Use 2” wide strips for the 1” Create-a Strap & 1 3/8” wide strips for the 5/8” Create-a-Strap and fuse to the wrong side of the strips.


Step 2: Press seam allowances on fold lines for all strips.


Step 3: Place and hold with Wonder Clips the 5/8” strap over the back of the 1” strap; then edge stitch both edges. Press to set stitches


Note: I’ve used a straight stitch here, but now is a good time to practice all those new stitches on your machine!

Step 4: Cut strips the length to match your mat size. This project is approximately 5” x 5” so we cut our strips at 5 ½” for some “wiggle room”.  Set 5 strips in a row; then weave in one strip.  Edge stitch at the top of the woven strip, carefully, keeping all the strips even.


Step 5: Weave in the remaining strips and edge stitch around the remaining 3 sides of the mat.


Step 6: Trim edges.


Step 7: Use Wonder Clips while binding.


For a fun surprise turn the mat over for an unexpected reverse!


Watch Us Wednesdays

We are celebrating National Sewing Month by traveling to Fabric Fest with Riley Blake Designs on September 9-12 in Las Vegas. Four days of quilting, sewing and creating until your heart’s content! Watch Nancy Zieman using her Dresden Plate & Fan Collection Quilt Templates.


Make It Monday-Chalkboard Roll Up

chalkboard roll upOur friend Nancy Zieman created the most adorable tutorial to make a chalkboard roll up for the little people in our lives. We love how she uses Clover Wonder Clips to hold the binding in place for stitching. Here’s a link to the full tutorial. Just imagine how great this would be to take along on vacation to keep little hands busy during travel time. Thanks for sharing your creative ideas with us Nancy.