29 04, 2014

Fabulously Fast Quilts and Bulk Pressing (my secret, to getting things done!)

By | April 29th, 2014|books, Tutorial|16 Comments

Hi there! I have been MIA lately getting things together for Market, and Blogger's Quilt Festival, but I am excited to be here to celebrate a new book! Amy Smart just released a great new book, Fabulously Fast Quilts, and I am pleased to say that I learned a couple new tips while exploring the [...]

3 02, 2014

Pillow Collective :: Free Tutorial

By | February 3rd, 2014|Pillow Collective, Tutorial|7 Comments

No doubt, there are a lot of quilts around my house! I love surrounding myself, and my family with the quilts I have loved making, and sometimes adding a pillow to the couch finishes the room off perfectly! This time of year, I'm always looking for more color to override the cold, bleak winter days. [...]

25 08, 2012

Blogger’s Block of the Month

By | August 25th, 2012|Block of the Month, Tutorial|9 Comments

Hi all!  I'm happy to be sharing a block for Jackie's BOM project today! If you haven't been following along, it's not too late to jump in and make some great blocks. I can't wait to see all the blocks together - Jackie has been collecting them all year! Let's get started! For my block, [...]

5 12, 2011

Adding Handmade to Our Holidays – Tiny Garland Tutorial

By | December 5th, 2011|Celebrations, Tutorial|10 Comments

Hi friends!  I hope you had a good weekend!  As usual our family kept us busy, and I managed to sew a bit too - all in all a great weekend!  Part of the day yesterday was designated to putting up the Christmas tree, and adding holiday touches around the house.  The kids pretty much [...]

19 08, 2011

Travel Handmade : iPad/Laptop Cover Tutorial

By | August 19th, 2011|The Sewing Summit, Tutorial|38 Comments

Last month when I posted my iPad case, I offered and you requested a tutorial, and I'm so happy to make good on that promise today!  I have instruction to make this pouch in iPad size and laptop size, along with a little math to help make a perfectly sized pouch for your favorite electronics!Supplies:Variety [...]

22 06, 2011

Quilt Day Trippin’

By | June 22nd, 2011|Interview, Tutorial, work in progress|26 Comments

A couple weeks ago Pat asked if I would join her in a simple blog hop, um ya!  Of course I'm in.  I had the pleasure of meeting Pat at Market last month, and she is so much fun and sweet too!  If you haven't listened to her Monday radio show - you should - [...]

15 06, 2011

Winner and Wonderland Details

By | June 15th, 2011|give away, Tutorial|20 Comments

First, the winner of the Stash Happy: Patchwork giveaway is -- Tabatha, is better off than I am!  I hope you enjoy the book Tabatha - Congratulations! My Wonderland blocks are very simple!  I started with a charm pack, honey bun and jelly roll, 2 half yard cuts, and some miscellaneous scraps.  As I was [...]

7 02, 2011

Spring Bunting & Tutorial

By | February 7th, 2011|finished project, Tutorial|9 Comments

Hi friends!  I hope you had a great weekend!  I've been busy with the family, and watching the Super Bowl - Joe grew up in Wisconsin, so the Packer win was very exciting here!  On Friday, I had to sew, I woke up grumpy and knew that if I didn't sew something I wouldn't be happy, [...]