28 11, 2016

Pat Sloan’s Mega Fun Book Tour!

By |November 28th, 2016|books, give away|3 Comments

Hi there! Welcome to my space, especially if you are new here! I'm Amy Ellis, author, designer, wife and mom. My five books pale in comparison to Pat's 30+, but that's just fine with me! Her most recent book is Pat Sloan's Teach Me to Machine Quilt: Learn the basics of walking-foot & free-motion quilting. This [...]

25 11, 2016

Shop Small this Weekend!

By |November 25th, 2016|Shop News|0 Comments

 With quilts for the whole family, and patterns for you! These adorable little scissors are a gift with purchase on your shipped items. (not applicable to downloads) I had to test them, and found that they cut fabric well, and I love that the cover is attached so it won't get lost. Get them while [...]

21 11, 2016

The Best Stitched Gifts to Give!

By |November 21st, 2016|Gift Guide, Sewing Tips!, Tutorial|2 Comments

I love making stitched gifts to give to family, friends, teachers - anyone really! I love that I can customize the project to suit it's recipient perfectly, and they know that it's from the heart when it's received. Here I'm highlighting some great tutorials that I love and in many cases have made, with the hopes [...]

10 11, 2016

Sewing Tips! :: Scrap Quilt Fabric Selection Process

By |November 10th, 2016|finished quilt, Sewing Tips!|1 Comment

I get asked about fabric choices a lot, especially when a quilter is selecting fabric for a scrap quilt. Did you catch that, I said selecting. Occasionally there's a pattern that can take all the scraps you have collected, and never seem to incorporate in your projects, but still want to use somehow. (Think: Postage [...]

9 11, 2016

Gifts for Quilters

By |November 9th, 2016|Gift Guide|0 Comments

Finding the perfect gift for the quilter in your life can be a challenge - the good news is I have a list of gifts for quilters that I'm sure your recipient will love! All of the items listed below I use constantly, or would love to have replaced myself - hint, hint! If you stopped [...]

28 10, 2016

Hand Quilting Tools

By |October 28th, 2016|Sewing Tips!|1 Comment

Looking to add hand quilting to your next project, but not sure where to start? Here's the hand quilting tools that I've been using recently! **The needles are the most important tool, having the right needle for your thread makes all the difference! When using Perle cotton thread, a large eye, and sharp tip are [...]

20 10, 2016

Easy Quilts to Make & Give

By |October 20th, 2016|pattern|4 Comments

Have you started on your holiday gift list yet? As usual I have aspirations of making a pile of quilts to give, but rarely have the luxury of making them. However, I hope that I can inspire you with this collection of fun quilt patterns. These are the quilts I'd love to make, they are [...]

18 10, 2016

6 things to do when your creativity is on vacation!

By |October 18th, 2016|Inspiration, Sewing Tips!|9 Comments

Being creative is a skill that we cultivate as we use our creativity on a daily basis, the ebb and flow of the creative muse will always be a factor as we create.  Some days are harder than others, and I have listed six different ways to reignite my creativity and find inspiration when I need [...]

5 10, 2016

Instagram Giveaway!

By |October 5th, 2016|give away|0 Comments

A quick note to invite you to join me on Instagram today! There's a fantastic giveaway for a fabric shopping spree - just start here.  Good Luck! Amy

1 10, 2016

Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: Winners!!

By |October 1st, 2016|Bloggers Quilt Festival|12 Comments

Hi all! Below is the list of all the loot and the winners for our Blogger's Quilt Festival!You will note in a few instances, the top quilt didn't get the prize. That happens when they have already won a prize in another category. My goal with the Festival is to spread the love of sewing [...]

30 09, 2016

Vote Now! Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Final Day

By |September 30th, 2016|Bloggers Quilt Festival|4 Comments

Good Morning! Today the Festival wraps up - be sure to vote for your favorites and enter to win the Baby Lock sewing machine too! Baby Lock is giving away a Soprano sewing machine just like mine! Anyone can enter to win – click the button below to enter.Baby Lock Sewing Machine Giveaway! I'm [...]

27 09, 2016

My Favorite Pouch :: Tutorial & Pattern

By |September 27th, 2016|finished project, Sewing Tips!, Tutorial|8 Comments

This is the time of year we start to think about making gifts, and I'm here to share my favorite pouch to make and give, to friends, family, teachers, even my kids' friends on occasion! The pouch is the perfect size to add personal items to, and super useful as a purse accessory, first aid kit, [...]