Tag: fabric

Hello Quilters! I’ve been doing a little Christmas in July (secret) sewing and I have a project to share!  First of all, I’m celebrating the season a little early with some other quilters for a blog hop featuring Masterpiece Quilting’s book Christmas Collection (amazon link), and today I’m sharing my holiday pillow, made from the …

Hello Quilters! Monday I was on the American Patchwork and Quilting Podcast hosted by Pat Sloan and she asked me about how I choose colors for scrappy quilts! We didn’t have a lot of time so I wanted to share some tips on my process here! Before we get into color choices let’s get ORGANIZED! Organize …

I can’t believe we are half done!  Block #6 of the Sampler is… ‘Loop de Loop’ This block involves strip piecing and single fold bias tape.  You can purchase bias tape but it’s much more fun and economical to make it yourself.  I used this bias tape maker to make mine… If you’ve never used a bias …

Quilt Block of the Month 2015… Yay! Block #4 is DONE! If you’re catching up I’ve just completed the tula scrappy version of block 4 for this quilt… If you want to quilt-a-long you can find the pattern here… Modern Power of Nine Quilt Pattern and the posts here… All the Quilt-as-You-Go Posts.   Another look at the comparison between the …

 Quilt Block of the month #4 involves curved piecing… Color Circus You can find this block pattern in My Shop or on Craftsy. Here are some pics / tricks on my assembly… You can complete this pattern in two ways… You can use the template to cut and piece individual wedges… Or you can use the complete …

Block of the Month #2 of the ‘Sew Scrappy Sampler’ is a wedge & applique block…  ~Tequila Sunrise~  You can find the complete block Pattern in My Shop or on Craftsy. ~Here are some Tips and Pics on assembly~ Start by cutting out all your wedges… accuracy and consistency are key.   I’ve got half mine shown here… Chain stitch …

If you’re following the Power of Nine quilt~a~long that’s fantastic!  I hope that you’ve done well with block one. If you are going to complete this quilt using the Quilt~as~you~Go method, then I have some additional information and things to think about.  This post is a bit long but please read through it entirely if you want to follow …

I’m participating in the giveaway day over at Sew Mama Sew today ~ I’ve got a bundle of fat quarters from Kate Spain’s ‘in from the cold’ collection to give away today! Remember I used it for my Holiday Hostess set?  I made a mug rug and a wine bottle gift bag (find the tutorial …

The Extreme Coupon Holder ~ Organizer sewing Pattern! I still had some Cloud 9 fabric from the Geocentric Bag Challenge so I made this Coupon Holder!  Want to make one? Here is the Coupon Bag Pattern. This Coupon Bag has all the bells and whistles… 2″ of space for coupons! a front pocket for grocery list, store cards and TODAY’s coupons! a …

Is it really January 9th already?  New England ended the year with… you guessed it…  Snow!  Thankfully that WIP (the driveway) is complete! This year I have a couple WIP’s that are on going!  First off I am doing a ‘ROW ROBIN’ with my quilt guild.  I ordered some gorgeous Moda Simply Color fabric – can you …

Need to make some quick and easy sew in labels?  Here is one way to get it done… You will need an inkjet printer.  First pick up some inkjet colorfast printable fabric (sew on).  It comes in 8.5″ x 11″ sheets that you can feed right into your printer.  Set up your design and do …

Fresh Sewing Day

I’m linking up with Lily’s Quilts for Fresh Sewing Day.  I’ve been working on a little sewing and cooking this past month… I finished this Amish inspired Quilt I made this cute needle case as part of the Craft Buds Craft Book Month. And, I made some Apple Butter (click on the picture for the recipe) …