23 03, 2017

Trimming Improv Blocks with OLFA’s NEW Endurance Rotary Blade

By | March 23rd, 2017|review, Sewing Tips!|215 Comments

This post is sponsored by OLFA, but all opinions are my own. I've been using OLFA tools for years now, and when asked to partner with them to release their new 45mm Endurance Blade I was excited to participate! To the left is a few of my past photos including my [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

27 09, 2016

My Favorite Pouch :: Tutorial & Pattern

By | September 27th, 2016|finished project, Sewing Tips!, Tutorial|9 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, [...]

25 07, 2016

Three Basic Quilt Block Units!

By | July 25th, 2016|Sewing Tips!, Tutorial|0 Comments

For many beginner quilters, knowing where to start is the hardest part of learning to quilt. Here I've pulled three tutorials of basic quilt block units or elements and show you how to make them, and make them the size that you want to make! Half - Square Triangle Units two ways Four Patch Units [...]

11 07, 2016

Four Patch Units

By | July 11th, 2016|Sewing Tips!, Tutorial|0 Comments

Four Patch Units are a great basic for any quilters design tool box! Having the know-how to make these pretty little units any size, with consistently matching points is a great skill, and one that I rely upon often. I'm sharing a quick pieced unit here, and in the one-sheet I have instructions for strip piecing if [...]

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 [...]

17 03, 2016

Cross Weave Turnstyle & Learn to Piece Quilts Like a Pro

By | March 17th, 2016|finished quilt, Sewing Tips!|2 Comments

I've mentioned it before, I'm remaking a few of my bestselling patterns for Spring Quilt Market, and I love my Turnstyle finish! I selected some of the brightest and most saturated tones from the Cross Weave group and had so much fun piecing with these woven fabrics - The texture in these fabrics is hard [...]