11 03, 2010

Basics Tutorial : Sewing Accurate 1/4" Seams

By | March 11th, 2010|Tutorial|82 Comments

  While a lot of quilts can be made without using an accurate 1/4" seam, if you are following a pattern, best results come with accurate seams.  Today I'm sharing a good method for finding accuracy for you and your machine! My best example of a inaccurate 1/4" seam is this block - I love [...]

10 03, 2010

Fat Quarter Shop – Giveaway!

By | March 10th, 2010|give away|464 Comments

Here's your chance to win more fabric, from the ladies at Fat Quarter Shop!  Two readers will win Aunt Lindy's Paper Dolls fat quarter bundles - LOOK at how adorable these are!!  The faces on the dolls are so cute, not to mention the dresses & bunnies!I'm signed up for their newsletter but not everything [...]

9 03, 2010

Taking it Easy

By | March 9th, 2010|give away, random|14 Comments

I've enjoyed getting to know people on twitter in the last few months and, recently, Jody had a contest over there.  Look at what I won --These fabulous fat quarters arrived last week, and I'm loving them!  Those flowers in front are Woodland Delight, and some cute Christmas fabric.  Thank you so much Jody!!  Those [...]

4 03, 2010

All in the Details

By | March 4th, 2010|random|41 Comments

As I write, it is 12:30, I should be in bed!  But I'm getting details together.  I likened writing a book to planning a wedding, to Natalia the other day.  So many little details that will never be perfect, but the day comes and you go through with the plans.  I'm so thankful for editors [...]

3 03, 2010

Rosebud Quilter – Giveaway!

By | March 3rd, 2010|give away|284 Comments

Hi friends!  Another fantastic fabric giveaway for you today!Michelle at Rosebud Quilter is offering two sets of eight fat quarters, of Modern Meadow.  Have you seen it yet?  It's the latest collection from Joel Dewberry, and I love the color palette - just look --You can read more about  Michelle and her shop on her [...]

2 03, 2010

I Am Thankful : : 19

By | March 2nd, 2010|Thankful|11 Comments

for so many things - here's a few~ sleep, I've been getting a little more~ Joe - he's been filling the gaps while I'm sick, and finishing up my projects~ binding clips, my hands would be shriveled up without them~ balmy 45F temp's outside the last few days~ Natalia!  There's no way I'd be meeting [...]

1 03, 2010

Fabricworm Giveaway – Winner!

By | March 1st, 2010|give away|16 Comments

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a great weekend - mine was too fast, but I did get a lot accomplished!  I've been trying to bind two quilts a day, and have mostly meet that goal :) The winner for last weeks giveaway was -#208Lisa, I can't wait to see what you make with these [...]

25 02, 2010

My Immediate Future —

By | February 25th, 2010|My kids, random|55 Comments

Lots and lots of inches/feet/yards of bindings!  I like to roll my binding on a ruler like Natalia, and then I've learned I can wear it like a bracelet while attaching it to my quilt top.  This keeps it from getting twisted, or tangled.Here's a tip for you --I sew my strips together this way. [...]

24 02, 2010

Fabricworm — Giveaway!

By | February 24th, 2010|give away|780 Comments

It's Wednesday and time to focus on another fabulous sponsor!  I asked Cynthia, the brains behind Fabricworm, to share a bit about her shop --We at fabricworm.com strive to bring the quilting and crafting community the newest and most trend forward prints on the market. Our specialty is Modern Children's fabrics, and Willow by Alexander Henry is [...]