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My latest pattern ~ Modern Love ~ is now available in my shop! I love scrappy quilts and this one is a paper pieced pattern so it goes together quick and is easy to join without any bulky points. I did a lot of big stitch quilting with perle cotton on this quilt. If you …

Recently I decided to try something new and print my own custom fabric labels using spoonflower.com.  I made some basic labels in four colors… You can write with a permanent fabric marker if you want to include your name/date/quilt title etc. I uploaded a simple design of four labels (one in each color) that I created in Adobe Illustrator.  When …

If you are ready to attach your binding then you should have your quilt sandwich all quilted.  If you need to make binding, check out the tutorial on making bias binding. For this demo I’ll be binding my quilt block from the quilt sandwich tutorial so it’s easier to photograph. Optional ~ before trimming the batting / backing and squaring up …

Want to learn how to make Bias Binding for your quilt? You might need to grab a cup of tea or coffee for this post.  It involves math… need I say more? You may call me crazy but the binding is really a favorite part of the quilt making process for me… It’s the home …

We all have our favorite part of putting together a quilt.  For some it’s the piecing, or maybe you love the binding (I do!) or perhaps it’s the quilting?  Free motion quilting is definitely fun but if you don’t have all the right equipment, getting a large quilt through a domestic machine can be daunting!  When I …

It’s been a Wooly Weekend!  I had so much fun this weekend teaching my Mitten Workshop!  I brought my camera along to take pictures of all the fabulous mittens and do you think I took one picture?  Of course not!  (boo)  This sorta thing always happens to me when I get excited… I completely lose track what …

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 …

Carpenters Square is the block of the month for August!  Another great block for all those scrappy strips of fabric hanging around. I chose three colors to work with – red purple and blue.  Then I just picked scraps in each color!  When sewing this block you work from the center out so it helps to press …

It’s April and I’m thankful that spring is here…  although it’s a little difficult to believe after all the late winter storms.  I’m more than ready for the sun for sure and I’ve seen evidence in the garden that spring weather is coming. I’ve put together a tutorial for a Burgoyne Surrounded Quilt Block this month that …

The Holidays are all about tradition, family, friends and good times.  I got together with some of my ‘peeps’ (lol) last night and had some good times decorating eggs… here is what we used: eggs, egg carton, paper, sharpie, pipe cleaners, felt, feathers, colored tissue paper, glue stick and some eyes! It was eggcellent fun cracking eggstrodinary jokes …

My daughter asked me to make her a checkbook cover so she didn’t have to use the ugly plastic one (gasp!) from the bank!  It seemed a shame that someone like myself who can sew,  had been using a plastic one too!   (the horror) They are quick and easy to put together and great little …

TGIF!

I hope everyone had a nice Valentines Day!  I just wanted to pass on another Craftsy Deal to you… For Valentines day (through the 17th) Craftsy is offering classes at up to 75% off!  Craftsy is really great about offering deals and promotions – so when a class comes up that I want to take I watch …

Happy Wednesday! Sometimes I feel so accomplished when I do a Wednesday post and sometimes… not so much!  Then I start my post and realize, wow, I kinda kicked butt! lol I got my February Block of the Month – Hexi Flower  listed on my site – if you’d like to follow along – each month …

A couple days ago I saw a Christmas Kissing Ball at my friend Suzanne’s house.  It kept catching my eye.  It looked…. traditional, fun, bright, and dare I say, romantic!  It just made me plain old happy!  I like feeling happy!  So I asked her about it, and to my delight she told me she made it!  And …

I’ve been burning the midnight oil in the mitten factory!  I love this time of year, the holidays, the lights, the Christmas music… pretty sure I was an elf in a former life :o) Been doing lot’s of cutting… (oH the DusT!!)   And lots of sewing…. and sewing….   and sewing…  Want to make your …