23 03, 2017

Trimming Improv Blocks with OLFA’s NEW Endurance Rotary Blade

By |2018-04-13T06:52:32-06:00March 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 [...]

30 06, 2016

Fat Quarter Shop’s – Sew Sampler

By |2017-02-06T09:17:43-06:00June 30th, 2016|review|0 Comments

I'm pretty practical in my quilting habits, I buy fabric, thread and notions as needed, BUT the Fat Quarter Shop's Sew Sampler is so much fun to get in the mail! Included in this month is Riley Blake's Crayola set of solid fat quarters, the Shimmer pattern by Alison at Cluck, Cluck, Sew, Alphabitties, a 2 [...]

17 09, 2014

Quick Column Quilts :: Review, Project & Giveaway!

By |2019-05-29T10:36:56-06:00September 17th, 2014|books, review, work in progress|119 Comments

  I have a quick finish to share with you today! Nancy Zieman's new book - Quick Column Quilts is full of beautiful and useful patterns for any quilter! This table runner is based off of the Quilt to Give pattern in chapter 13 - I've admired this quilt, for a while now, and knew [...]

24 02, 2014

Charm Pack Cherry – from Fat Quarter Shop

By |2019-05-29T10:36:57-06:00February 24th, 2014|finished quilt, review|13 Comments

Hi there! I'm excited to be part of the release of Fat Quarter Shop's newest FREE pattern - Charm Pack Cherry!  It's a fun, quick pattern for all those charm packs, we all seem to collect.  I pieced my sample in just an hour or so - it's that quick! I started with Surrounded by [...]

19 02, 2014

Twisted Log Cabin – from Quilt in a Day

By |2018-09-04T11:18:36-06:00February 19th, 2014|review, work in progress|12 Comments

I was contacted by the Quilt in a Day office to see if I would be willing to try out a new ruler that Elenor Burns has produced. I can't resist a new gadget, and said of course! I collected jelly rolls to use, since it is super jelly roll friendly, and had a blast [...]

10 02, 2014

Seams Unlikely :: Review & Giveaway

By |2019-05-29T10:36:56-06:00February 10th, 2014|books, review|35 Comments

Most everyone that quilts or sews knows the name Nancy Zieman, and with this book I felt like I really got to know Nancy! Seams Unlikely is a quickly paced read with lots of great insights into Nancy's childhood, and inspirational stories of her career. Nancy wrote this book, just like she talks - at [...]

8 12, 2011

Everyday Handmade: 22 Practical Projects for the Modern Sewist

By |2017-02-06T09:18:28-06:00December 8th, 2011|review|4 Comments

Hey there!  I'm a little bogged down with projects that I can't share here, but I thought I would share a book that released last month!   It's another great idea for your wishlist too - Everyday Handmade is a fun book full of great projects! The projects are simple enough and detailed enough that anyone could [...]

28 11, 2011

Quilting: From Little Things – Blog Tour

By |2019-07-18T10:39:26-06:00November 28th, 2011|review|20 Comments

Hi Friends!  I'm excited to share Sarah Fielke's new book with you today! Quilting: From Little Things is a fabulous book full of inspiration, and great lessons too.  In the book Sarah has included 10 small projects to learn a new technique or method, and then 10 larger counterparts that allow you to put the [...]

24 08, 2011

Sweet Harmony Tote & Pattern Review

By |2018-09-04T11:18:26-06:00August 24th, 2011|finished project, review|17 Comments

After spending time prepping the pieces for my new bag, I couldn't let it sit!  Over two days I found the time to put it together and completely love it! It's huge - measuring 17" across the bottom.  My plan with this bag, is to take me through The Sewing Summit weekend, with anything important [...]

3 08, 2011

Review :: Pleating for Mercy

By |2017-02-06T09:18:34-06:00August 3rd, 2011|review|5 Comments

I have a new book to share with you today, just released yesterday!  I had the pleasure of "meeting" Melissa Ramirez a couple months ago, when she offered me a copy of her new book - Pleating for Mercy: A Magical Dressmaking Mystery. Do I have your attention yet? This is a fun read with [...]

29 03, 2011

Review :: A Thread of Sky

By |2019-05-29T10:33:16-06:00March 29th, 2011|review|26 Comments

A Thread of Sky by Deanna Fei is a complex and well crafted novel, that I enjoyed reading! From the publisher: When her husband of thirty years is killed in a devastating accident, Irene Shen and her three daughters are set adrift. Nora, the eldest, retreats into her high-powered New York job and a troubled [...]