• Cleaning your rotary cutting mat | patchworkposse.com
    sewing

    How to Clean Fuzzy off of your Rotary Cutting Mat

    When you are in the groove of sewing and just cutting, sewing, cutting, sewing….you will find that all of a sudden your rotary cutting mat is full of lint!  This happens all the time to me.  I speed up the process a lot becuase I am constantly cutting batting, felt, or fleece on my mat too. Does your rotary cutter…

  • how to machine applique hexagons / patchworkposse.com
    applique,  Hexagon,  quilting

    How to Machine Applique Hexagons

    In a few of the last projects I have decided to jump past the hand stitching bit and go right to the sewing machine for a quick applique.  I am not one of much patience, so this was a great way to quickly finish a project. Sometimes I feel that because I don’t like to do things by hand that…

  • Zipper Pouch Tutorial for your Change | patchworkposse.com
    UFO Quilt Block

    Zipper Change Pouch Tutorial

    Because of the giveaway going on {hurry and sign up!} and the fact that I am constantly digging around in my purse for change…. a little zipper pouch is the perfect place to keep all those coins!  The handle helps my fingers find this mostly heavy little bag lingering at the bottom in a hidden spot and pull it out.…

  • Over 30 easy sewing projects for Halloween including, bags, applique and quilts | patchworkposse.com
    Celebrate,  Round Ups,  sewing

    30+ Easy Sewing Projects for Halloween

    Halloween is quickly approaching- the kids haven’t decided what they are going to be yet! We are such procrastinators around here!  I figure that you are ahead of me and already have that all planned out, so I put together some extra easy sewing projects just for Halloween….because you have time to sew them up. There is a mix of…

  • How to hang a quilt with a sleeve- tutorial | patchworkposse.com
    quilting

    Sewing a Quilt Sleeve Tutorial

    Hanging a quilt sometimes is a bit tricky.  Today, let’s tackle the mystery of how to hang a quilt, because after you spent all that time sewing it, you want to show it off! There are a few different way to hang your quilts- whether they are big or small.  You can use a curtain rod with little pinchers, a…

  • bias hem tape maker tutorial. Make your own hem or binding / patchworkposse.com
    Binding,  quilting,  sewing

    How To Use A Bias Tape Maker

    Using a hem tape maker or bias tape can be super tricky sometimes.  I find that my fabric gets stuck, twisted…and over all it’s a big failure.  I have picked up a few things that might be helpful in your journey with bias tape producers. These little metal contraptions can save you a lot of money in the long run…and…

  • Round Ups,  sewing

    Keep Busy During Shutdown | 9 Days 9 Projects

    With there being a little bit of a problem with the Government right now, today’s post is more of a tongue and cheek at what is happening with current affairs. Heather and I were  chatting  joking about what we should be doing with all of our free time now that the US government is in shutdown mode. Keep busy during the…