Blog category Nerdy Stuff is as the name implies for condensed know-how on various topics of interest.
If you’ve read my blog in ye olden days, it’s no secret I enjoy learning about hardcore details of needle sizes, fabric densities, quilt math, and so on. But I also enjoy passing on that very knowledge to you! These posts are inevitably on the heavy side, but such is it when taking yourself to a higher level in terms of quality crafting.
It takes effort to learn new information and skills, but the result could be to know which needle to pair correctly with the sewing thread you have in mind, such that it won’t break during sewing. Or how to resize a quilt block or cross-stitch design to fit your different need, compared to the original size.
It quickly became evident that people writing tutorials often don’t ask “Why?” many enough times, because for instance sewing with bias tape or putting in a zipper the neatest way turned out to be laborious efforts. Even though they may call their blog posts “ultimate”, they usually never are, as there always seems to be something missing still (in my humble opinion).
For this reason you’ll never see me call anything ultimate and this partly stems in my scientific background. I know stuff changes, there’s more to know, few things in life are permanent, and even gravity changes depending on where you are (but they have successfully sewn English Paper Piecing projects on International Space Station!).
What I promise, however, is to post the most thorough version I’ve found to date and since this takes lots of time to research and prepare, chances are I won’t use this blog category regularly. Research requests are welcome though! Please use my Contact page to get in touch.