• Interviews,  sewing

    Ted & Casey – the Backstory

    Today’s stories are from Ted & Casey- (both are members of the quilt group) Ted’s Backstory- I started sewing around the age of 11 or 12, in Junior High School. All students were required to participate in Wood and Metal Shop and Home Economics. I loved all 3 art forms, but sewing was the least expensive to continue to follow.…

  • quilting,  video

    How To Use A Thimble Video Tutorial

    For a bit there I didn’t know how to use a thimble. It’s kind of tricky and really it’s a learned position for your fingers!  Mine are still learning what works and what doesn’t. They are still picking up old habits, getting in the way and the occasional little prick from the needle happens. I am not a pro, and…

  • sewing

    Using Stamps On Quilt Labels

    Quilt labels are a must on your projects! Did you know you can use stamps & permanent pens? Find out how and what products are best. Just recently I did a test. I had been talking with Simon Says Stamp about using their product for quilt labels. I was interested in finding out what product works best for fabric….and for…

  • sewing,  video

    Double Sided Fabric Quilt Tutorial

    This quick tutorial will show you how to use your double sided fabric. With a single fold you can make a quilt- any size! Video to help you along. I ended up with a small piece of faux leather, which had this fuzzy fake fur on one side and faux leather on the other.  After thinking for a bit….I mean…

  • quilting,  video

    Chain Stitching Tutorial Plus Video

    In this video tutorial I show you fun, simple and quick chain stitching can be! It’s simple- just feed your pieces of fabric through the machine and sew. There comes a point in time when you just want to sew.  You want to sew fast. You don’t want to think about the stitches, the placement, snipping thread, the layout. Nothing.…

  • Interviews,  Podcast

    Debbie Guest Designer Interview

    Today I am introducing you to Debbie– I have been kind of a long time follower of her.  She is one talented gal when it comes to applique and making modern designed quilts. I met her a few years back at quilt market and was over the moon when she decided to join the quilt group as a guest designer!…

  • applique

    Raw Edge Applique How to – Video

    This is what raw edge applique looks like– it’s a stitch that is just next to the fabric. It holds is secure and in place on the background, but it is not protecting those edges.  This means that with use the edges will get a little fuzzy and pull up just a little. This is a very forgiving way to…