New: Pomegranate Pillow Kit
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New: Pomegranate Pillow Kit

Have you ever gotten an itch to stitch but were afraid you wouldn’t have time to finish a project, so you didn’t start? This cute little pomegranate pillow is perfect for those times, because it doesn’t take long to sew. I originally designed it for a hands-on workshop to teach beginner-level applique and sewing techniques, … Continue reading

Now in Paperback: Sew Jewish – The 18 Projects You Need for Jewish Holidays, Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebrations and Home
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Now in Paperback: Sew Jewish – The 18 Projects You Need for Jewish Holidays, Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebrations and Home

The Sew Jewish book is now available in paperback! Yeah! After the PDF version came out, so many readers asked about getting a physical book, especially to give as gifts, that I plunged in to figure out how to make it happen. I’m so grateful for everyone’s interest and support. The paperback version is now … Continue reading

Jewish Mini Quilt Pattern: Shalom Shadow Box – PDF Pattern
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Jewish Mini Quilt Pattern: Shalom Shadow Box – PDF Pattern

The latest Sew Jewish pattern is the Shalom Shadow Box, a mini quilt that highlights traditional Jewish folk symbols of peace and divine protection. The five symbols on the quilt are drawn from Jewish popular culture, the Torah, and Judaism’s mystical tradition: The Hebrew word “shalom,” for peace Dove with olive branch Hamsa, also known … Continue reading

Try this date and dried apricot charoset recipe for Passover
Holidays / Passover / You Have to Eat Sometime

Try this date and dried apricot charoset recipe for Passover

Are you ready for something new for Passover? If you’re used to an apple-walnut charoset on your Seder plate, how about trying this variety made from dates, dried apricots, and almonds. The recipe is inspired by Tori Avery’s Sephardic Charoset Truffles. For Tori’s truffles, she pulses the main ingredients in a food processor, then forms … Continue reading

Shabbat Candles as Challah Cover Symbol: A Delight
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Shabbat Candles as Challah Cover Symbol: A Delight

No one quite knows anymore when the practice of lighting Shabbat candles began, but traditional sources agree that the practice reflects the prophet Isaiah’s appeal to “call the Sabbath a delight” (Isaiah 58:13). As Friday night falls, kindling the Shabbat candles creates light by which to enjoy the evening, especially the Friday night meal. No … Continue reading

2 Hanukkah Party Treats
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2 Hanukkah Party Treats

Hanukkah is almost here! We’ll soon be lighting menorahs, eating latkes, and spinning dreidels. The Sew Jewish book includes instructions for making dreidel game party favors, little pouches to fill with a dreidel and pieces of sweet chocolate gelt. The book even includes printable dreidel game instructions to tuck into the pouches (versions for both … Continue reading