Intermediate Arkansas USA Member since 11/16/07 Posts: 1708
Date: 6/22/12 3:21 PM
Martha Stewart is a great fan of heirloom sewing if you can catch her show "Martha's Sewing Room" on PBS she shows how to do a lot of this stuff. I am a great fan and not nearly as good at it as Martha.
Intermediate Kansas USA Member since 12/13/08 Posts: 3661
Date: 6/22/12 3:45 PM
I believe Ally means another famous crafty Martha, Martha Pullen.
Generally speaking, "heirloom sewing" seeks to replicate the look of hand done whitework by machine, and features elements like cutwork, eyelets, pintucks, lace, and other decorative stitches. It's especially popular on baby clothes like christening gowns.
------ ~Gem in the prairie
WantToSewAgain Advanced Beginner California USA Member since 6/15/11 Posts: 115
Date: 6/22/12 4:09 PM
Thank you for y our responses. I looked up the definition of it and I was still confused. But, your responses cleared it up for me.
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