21 11, 2016

The Best Stitched Gifts to Give!

By |2018-05-15T22:15:07-06:00November 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 [...]

27 09, 2016

My Favorite Pouch :: Tutorial & Pattern

By |2019-11-15T12:05:56-07:00September 27th, 2016|finished project, Sewing Tips!, Tutorial|16 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 |2017-02-06T09:17:41-07:00July 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 |2017-02-06T09:17:43-07:00July 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 |2017-02-06T09:17:43-07:00June 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 [...]

2 02, 2016

Machine Stitch a Quilt Binding

By |2017-02-06T09:17:45-07:00February 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 [...]

18 01, 2016

Updated Tutorial : Attaching a Quilt Binding

By |2017-02-06T09:17:45-07:00January 18th, 2016|Sewing Tips!, Tutorial|10 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 [...]

28 12, 2015

A Quick Tip; Half-Square Triangle Trimming

By |2020-03-19T17:34:35-06:00December 28th, 2015|Sewing Tips!, Tutorial|12 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 perfect. [...]

14 11, 2014

Reverse Appliqué Tutorial :: T-Shirt Rehash!

By |2020-01-31T17:31:38-07:00November 14th, 2014|Appliqué, Tutorial|3 Comments

Happy Friday! I hope you've had a great week! I have a quick reverse appliqué tutorial for you today, thanks to my Emmalie. Emmalie is a sentimental soul, she latches on to a few special clothes each year and has the hardest time passing them down to the next sister when she out grows them. [...]