• quilting

    Ironing with the Steady Betty – Video

    I picked this little ironing board up at Quilt Market last fall ….and it has really become on of my favorite quilting tools! It’s not that big– around 16″ square so it’s super easy to travel with and really works well for keeping your quilt blocks in place and shift free. Why does that matter?  Well….when you are sewing your…

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    Vintage Quilts – can they be used again

    Vintage quilts come in many shapes and sizes.  They are mostly though tossed aside without any thought because they are in rough shape. Today I’ll introduce you to my newest cutter quilt…or vintage quilt and why I bought it and what I plan on doing with it. What are cutter quilts or vintage quilts~ They are quilts from back in…

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    How To English Paper Piece Videos

    Learn how to english paper piece with this doll quilt- it has extra long hexagons! Perfect hand sewing project for traveling with. In the quilt group this month the doll quilt pattern is an english paper pieced quilt. In truth, I have to really pat myself on the back with this one.  I have been working on this little quilt…

  • Interviews,  sewing

    Lynn & Minka – the Backstory

    Today’s stories are from Lynn & Minka- (they are both members of the Quilt Group) Lynn’s backstory- I started quilting about 10 years ago after my Sister found quilt blocks made by her mother-in-law after she had passed away. They were hand embroidered children’s blocks on blue cotton. As they were expecting their first granddaughter she asked if I could…

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    Smock Apron Tutorial

    After trying a few different kinds of aprons, I have found that I love the smock apron!  This apron will hang on your shoulders, cover your tops and with two large pockets you can pack around anything! This summer was the first summer in the new home that has fruit trees.  It’s been quite a few years since I’ve had…

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    Modern Sewciety Podcast Feature

    Hey hey– I’m so excited about this!!! A couple of weeks ago I was able to sit on the phone with Stephanie of Modern Sewciety.  She runs an awesome podcast- where she interviews other awesome designers and talented quilters & entrepreneurs like me! Here it is!! Check it out– Podcast on Modern Sewciety Recently I have been having a bit…

  • Bags,  sewing

    Lace Zipper Pencil Pouch with Felt Tutorial

    While checking out a new Bernina shop —well new to the area, but it just moved from another location–  I was attracted to the felt squares.  I don’t usually check this stuff out as it’s thin, and we don’t do too many of the ‘crafty’ projects that these get used in, and who am I kidding– I have enough already!…