17 episodes

Casual conversations over coffee with award-winning author and sewing instructor Deborah Moebes, based on her blog, Whipstitch. Deborah shares insights about the connections sewing provides each of us: our relationships, our history, our homes, our community, our hearts, our minds. Engage with ideas that will enrich your sewing, make it more rewarding, and enjoy some time visiting together.

Whipstitch Deborah Moebes

    • Leisure
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Casual conversations over coffee with award-winning author and sewing instructor Deborah Moebes, based on her blog, Whipstitch. Deborah shares insights about the connections sewing provides each of us: our relationships, our history, our homes, our community, our hearts, our minds. Engage with ideas that will enrich your sewing, make it more rewarding, and enjoy some time visiting together.

    Episode Seventeen: The Murder Mystery Quilt 2023--Murder Of The Viking

    Episode Seventeen: The Murder Mystery Quilt 2023--Murder Of The Viking

    Listen as Deborah Moebes shares the history of the Murder Mystery Quilt, her subscription clue where quilters join Clue Crews to read an original detective story while sewing a quilt they've never seen, so they can sew the quilt to solve the crime!  
     
    Registration for the 2023 Murder Mystery Quilt is now open:
    https://murdermysteryquilt.com/join-2023

    • 31 min
    Episode Sixteen: How to Hit Holiday Sewing Deadlines, and a Project of Doom Quilt Update

    Episode Sixteen: How to Hit Holiday Sewing Deadlines, and a Project of Doom Quilt Update

    Almost exactly one year ago, Deborah set a goal to sew FIVE quilts as a Christmas gift for 2022.  But they aren't any old quilt--they're the Project Of Doom, a notoriously challenging foundation paper pieced Harry Potter-themed bookcase quilt.  This episode, she updates us on her progress, even though it's only October, and discusses how she sews Christmas pajamas every year for the whole family by starting far soon in the calendar than she really likes.
    Along the way, join in this thought-provoking discussion of how handmade is a part of YOUR holiday, how ambitious plans can be handled with some self-compassion, and how we can evaluate our progress on sewing projects by viewing it through the lens of how much joy it brings us IN THE PROCESS.
    Read more about the Whipstitch Project of Doom here:
    https://whip-stitch.com/the-quilt-of-doom-harry-potter-quilts-for-five/
     

    • 39 min
    Episode Fifteen: How To Shop For Fabric When Sewing

    Episode Fifteen: How To Shop For Fabric When Sewing

    Follow the process of shopping for fabric for your sewing project--even when you don’t have a pattern!

    • 45 min
    Episode Fourteen: TheLeague of Dressmakers and Me Made May

    Episode Fourteen: TheLeague of Dressmakers and Me Made May

    Deborah Moebes shares the history and structure of her subscription club, The League of Dressmakers, and how that relates to the annual online showcase of handmade clothing called Me Made May.  Hear her talk  through the design and intention behind structuring a membership club for garment sewing, how the League inspires her & other members to learn new sewing skills, and what the flow of images shared during Me Made May means for club members.
    Read the first public post about the creation of the League here:
    https://whip-stitch.com/the-league-of-adventurous-dressmakers/
    Learn more about the League and join here:
    https://leagueofdressmakers.com/
    See the League Instagram account here:
    https://www.instagram.com/leagueofdressmakers/
     
     

    • 41 min
    Episode Thirteen: How To Design A Sewing Project Kids Will Really Use

    Episode Thirteen: How To Design A Sewing Project Kids Will Really Use

    Deborah Moebes talks through the thought & design process behind the Junior Ranger backpacks she sewed for her three children as a way to display the embroidered patches they've earned at the US National Parks.  This coffee-date talk also includes conversation about the Junior Ranger program itself, how Deborah thinks through projects as part of an intentional design process, how to sew with bias tape on thicker fabrics, and why it's worth it to design with longevity in mind.
    Read more and see photos of this project here:
    https://whip-stitch.com/junior-ranger-backpacks-with-patches-and-pins/
    See the Continuous Bias Tape tutorial and download the guide here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZUJknZ6aC0&t=607s
     

    • 29 min
    Episode Twelve: How To Store Wool Yarn & Fabric

    Episode Twelve: How To Store Wool Yarn & Fabric

    Deborah Moebes discusses how learning to knit changed how she stores her textiles; how pantry moths taught her how to prevent infestations; and where to get the goodies to keep your preciouses safe. Brief mentions of Helen Mirren and the "ephemeral nature of all making."
     
    Transcript of this episode (abridged):
    How To Store Wool Yarn & Fabric
     
    Links for items mentioned in this episode:
    two-gallon zip-top storage bags
    tips for preventing moth infestation
    wool dryer balls
    lavender essential oil
    dried organic lavender flowers (bulk)
    Martha's basics for mothproofing
     
    That Helen Mirren film Deborah mentioned? Is called Gosford Park, and it's spectacular.
     
    Some links may be affiliate links that provide a small commission. Your cost is unaffected when using these links.
     

    • 28 min

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