Hi friends! Last week was a busy week for me! How about for you? On Thursday, I went to my local quilt guild meeting and was part of Demo Night. It was great! We had 6 stations with demos on machine embroidery, thread painting, proper binding techniques and what judges look for at quilt shows... … Continue reading Fabric Dyeing: Ice Dyeing Tutorial
Templates, templates, templates! So many templates to play with! Fons and Porter has a Template of the Month program and it is a fun way to build up your template collection. They asked me to try out their Wonky 9 Patch Template and I am here to tell you, what fun! Normally when you… Continue reading Wonky 9 Patch Tutorial
Hi everyone! I know I have told you about some different BOMs out on the web right now. One of them started this past Sunday. I had been debating jumping on The Splendid Sampler™. It will be a lot of blocks- 2 every week! But I also thought that I could really improve my piecing… Continue reading 8 Tips for piecing blocks–great for The Splendid Sampler™
Have you ever made one of Lori Holt's block design boards? I have seen a few people post links to her YouTube video where she shows how to make one and I thought, why not try it? I had the supplies already.(If you want to see the video, click on YouTube video above or on the design board… Continue reading Block Design boards
Many of us know Schmetz needles- we use them all the time in our sewing machines. And now be honest, how often do you change your needles? At the start of a new project? Only when the needle breaks? I know I don't change my needle often enough. And I should change it. It is… Continue reading Needles
Hi friends! As promised, here is the tutorial for a cute heart runner you can whip up this weekend and have on the table for Valentine's Day. To get started, you need either 3 or 4 fabrics for the front. The fourth would be a different fabric for the border and binding if you wanted.… Continue reading Quick Valentine’s Table Runner Tutorial
Today is another scrappy post- a great way to use up chunks of your leftover fabrics is to make scrappy backs. I have always liked pieced backs- it seems like you get two quilts in one that way! But who wants to use small pieces for that? For my quilt Autumn View, I cut the… Continue reading Scrappy Backs
Last week as I was getting ready to go to Quilt Market I had a ton of things to do. And not one of them included making this adorable scrappy strap for my camera! But I couldn't resist! Here is the tutorial from We All Sew. I will show what "tweaks" I did to make mine.… Continue reading Scrap Monday- see what I made!
What a great weekend we had- beautiful weather. Sat morning I walked a lot; went on a group walk with some neighbors and we met up with Walk with a Doc group and walked some more. Then we walked home! Phew! I went for a walk this morning so I didn't lose momentum. It was… Continue reading Scrap Monday
So, I know I have mentioned before, my seam ripper Jack and I are good buddies. In fact, Jack has many friends- he needs helpers so he doesn't get tired with all the work to do! There are a lot of seam rippers on the market- do you have a favorite?… Continue reading Seam Ripping- so many options!