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Thanks to our friend Heather from The Sewing Loft for joining us on the Vintage Made Modern blog tour! Have you met Heather before? This self-proclaimed fabric hoarder likes to stitch the night away and dreams of one day discovering a better way to detangle her thread collection. You can find her teaching at local shops, sharing easy tips on her blog, The Sewing Loft and, chatting up a storm on Facebook.
  VMM 158x180 JoinWin I am excited to be today's stop on the Vintage Made Modern blog tour! Vintage Made Modern Centennial Celebration is a new fabric line designed by my friend Amy Barickman. Amy, whom most of you know as the driving force behind the pattern company Indygo Junction, was inspired by the art in her book Vintage Notions to design this new line. Vmm_tour Vintage Notions celebrates Amy's love for vintage sewing and the work of Mary Brooks Picken, the founder of the Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences, a correspondence school that taught women all over the country the art of sewing, cooking, style and even entrepreneurship in the early 1900's. zzjVintageNotions_cover_table_3x3 When I first read Vintage Notions, I immediately thought of my own vintage collection of handkerchiefs. It ranges from family heirlooms of generations past to new treasures picked up along my travels during the 127 sale last month. I love these delicate pieces from the past with their cheerful designs. I especially treasure the hand-embroidered ones. Throughout the book there are illustrations of original vintage embroidered hankies. These illustrations could easily be traced and used again for embroidery. Vmm_SewLoft Monograms are an ever-popular embroidery design and Vintage Notions includes timeless tips for topping a table linen with a dainty initial. In a 1926 article featured in the book, Mary Brooks Picken wrote: "So many attractive and dignified styles of letters are offered for your selection that you should have no difficulty in finding a type that will express your own individuality and still be in keeping with the linen on which it is used." HankieStyle-tote If you have a collection of vintage handkerchiefs, make them modern again by turning them into clothing or accessories. Indygo Junction's Hankie Style book has a lot of great ideas. Below, Amy shows you how to make a Hankie Flower Brooch - this quick project can add a bit of vintage style to your everyday outfit. Want to bring some Indygo Junction style in your life? Take 20% off at Indygo Junction with the code: VMM15 VMM 241x130 WIN BIG Enter Indygo Junction's National Sewing Month Giveaway! You can win sensational prizes including a sewing machine, sewing table, Indygo Junction patterns, Vintage Made Modern fabric and more! a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Janie on

Great tour! Love the tote with the monogram pictured above. Thank you for the inspiration. I follow the sewing loft via e-mail and Facebook.

Donna on

I absolutely LOVE the clam shell quilt featuring all the fabric line. Will it be available in pre-cuts later? Would love to make one. So bright and cheerful! Really pretty fabric!

Michaeleen Malobovich on

The Hanky Flower is genius. I must make one right away!

Karen Brennan on

I love the hankie brooch and the monogram tote. I have a lot of hankies (if I can find them) that I never knew what to do with.

Christina Michelle on

I’m totally in love with the color palate of your new fabric line. I can’t wait for it to come out!!!

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