20 06, 2016

Half-Square Triangles Made Two Ways!

By | June 20th, 2016|learning to sew, Sewing Tips!, Tutorial|1 Comment

I have a series of quilt block basics to share over the next few weeks, and today we start with half-square triangles! There's a few different ways to make these little units, and I'm sharing my favorite way to make them with accurate results. If you are new to quilting, learning how to make half-square [...]

16 06, 2016

The Simple Simon Guide to Patchwork Quilting :: Review & Giveaway

By | June 16th, 2016|books, give away, review|42 Comments

My friends liZ and Elizabeth have a new book - The Simple Simon Guide to Patchwork Quilting - and it is stunning! If you know their blog, Simple Simon and Company, their book is a great companion in their signature style with beautifully styled photos and cheery, modern fabrics throughout. liZ and Elizabeth sew all sorts of [...]

26 05, 2016

The Splendid Sampler Block :: Simple Surprises

By | May 26th, 2016|books, pattern|6 Comments

I've mentioned The Splendid Sampler a few times here, and I'm glad to share my block with all of you today! When I looked at designing a 6" block, my initial thought was to keep it simple and yet add movement. Many months later, and many complicated blocks too - I'm sure many of you will [...]

3 05, 2016

Sewing in America

By | May 3rd, 2016|sewing|1 Comment

  There's a new Sewing in America survey online, and they would LOVE your help in better understanding our community! It takes about 5-7 minutes to complete (I just did it!) and is really straight forward. For your time, they have the cute pattern below available for free, and the chance to win a $500 [...]

28 04, 2016

The Splendid Sampler – Free Block Patterns!

By | April 28th, 2016|quilt-along|0 Comments

I've had so much fun sewing blocks for The Splendid Sampler! If you aren't familiar with the project, there's a few places to get involved, first is the website, where all the block patterns are released, and second is the Facebook group - there's over 20,000 quilters working on these blocks in the group! I've [...]