8 02, 2016

Upcoming Class & a Craftsy Sale!

By |February 8th, 2016|craftsy, Etsy|0 Comments

  I have some great info about an upcoming class and a special Craftsy sale! I love it when new ideas and helpful info comes through my inbox, and anyone trying to find their footing on Etsy will be excited to learn from one of the best shops on Etsy! I'm planning to listen in [...]

2 02, 2016

Machine Stitch a Quilt Binding

By |February 2nd, 2016|Tutorial|11 Comments

90% of the time I prefer to hand stitch my bindings, but there's some quilts that require a machine stitched quilt binding. This is how I machine stitch a quilt binding: First you need to attach your binding to the quilt back, when hand stitching I attach it to the front, but to machine stitch [...]

1 02, 2016

Think Big Quilt Along :: Finished Quilt!

By |February 1st, 2016|books, finished quilt, quilt-along, Think Big|1 Comment

I finished up my Think Big Quilt Along quilt last week, and had a hard time getting photos. It's been all snow, all the time, here in the mountains, but I finally took the quilt out in the snow, and got some nice shots! Since all the blocks in the book are 18" I mixed [...]

28 01, 2016

Sister Sampler Quilts :: Review & Giveaway

By |January 28th, 2016|books, give away, review|116 Comments

Sister Sampler Quilts by AnneMarie Chany is a beautiful new book! AnneMarie took her love for sampler quilts and put into a format that any quilter can appreciate. Each of the quilts includes two of the same block, but the coloring or fabric placement differs - making them sister blocks. I love this plan, you [...]

26 01, 2016

Changes to the Blogger’s Quilt Festival

By |January 26th, 2016|Bloggers Quilt Festival|25 Comments

First, I have to say that I LOVE hosting the Blogger's Quilt Festival, and it is not going away. I do however, need to make a few changes in order to keep my sanity in check! My current Market commitments are many, and I don't see that changing, and the amount of work that goes [...]

18 01, 2016

Updated Tutorial : Attaching a Quilt Binding

By |January 18th, 2016|Sewing Tips!, Tutorial|7 Comments

Quilt bindings are the most magical, and sometime confusing part of quilt making, especially for a new quilter! I shared a tutorial a few years back, but have adapted and made a few changes as I've grown as a quilter, and thought it was enough to update the post. Any tips or suggestions you might [...]

12 01, 2016

Adding a Quilt Sleeve

By |January 12th, 2016|Sewing Tips!|2 Comments

Adding a quilt sleeve is an important detail to add to any quilt that you plan to hang! With Quiltcon around the corner, and my Maverick quilt accepted to hang there next month, adding a sleeve was at the top of my list this last weekend. Here's how I did it! Cut two width of [...]

28 12, 2015

A Quick Tip; Half Square Triangle Trimming

By |December 28th, 2015|Sewing Tips!, Tutorial|11 Comments

How much do you love half square triangle trimming? I usually find it to be necessary and chalk it up to part of the process, but there's no reason we can't be smarter in how we work! I prefer to make the units slightly larger and trim to size, that way I know that they are [...]

17 12, 2015

Sewing Room Efficiency :: Making the most of the time you have in your sewing room!

By |December 17th, 2015|Sewing Tips!|17 Comments

Let's talk about sewing room efficiency! I'm often asked how I get so much done, or if I sleep, so here's my tips to get things done in your sewing space, without sacrificing too much sleep! It's all in the planning Before I cut any fabric, or consider the quilting, I make a plan. My Quilt Planner, [...]

10 12, 2015

American Patchwork & Quilting

By |December 10th, 2015|Magazine/Featured|5 Comments

Hi friends! I have a quilt in the new issue of American Patchwork and Quilting, that is on newsstands now! Here's a look at the cover so that you know what you are looking for at the store: My quilt features Chic Neutrals fabrics, (in shops now) and is paper pieced. I love the setting [...]

9 12, 2015

Giveaway Day!

By |December 9th, 2015|give away|492 Comments

Winner is : Hi there! Welcome to Giveaway Day - I have the best little package to giveaway this week! I have made a handmade pouch full of my favorite notions, and a little bit of fabric too! These pouches are the best for teacher gifts, or friends, I love to get little treats or [...]

2 12, 2015

Maverick

By |December 2nd, 2015|finished quilt|30 Comments

Coming home from Quilt Market, I knew I had one project that I really wanted to take on, just for me - well kinda. I had gotten the EZ Quilting template over the busy summer months, and was inspired by a painting seen while shopping online for a challenge quilt to be entered into Quiltcon. [...]