26 08, 2014

Coffee Koozie (tutorial & free pattern!)

By |2017-02-06T09:17:58-07:00August 26th, 2014|Baby Lock, Tutorial|3 Comments

My friends over at the Fat Quarter Shop have a new pattern, and it's adorable! The Coffee Koozie is perfect for the always adorable mini-charm packs (2 1/2" squares). I can see them as great gifts, and they are so fast to make too! I made it in about a half hour, and it will definitely [...]

29 04, 2014

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

By |2020-01-08T06:19:26-07:00April 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 [...]

26 07, 2013

Virtual Quilting Bee

By |2017-02-06T09:18:10-07:00July 26th, 2013|Block of the Month, Tutorial|8 Comments

Hi there! I'm excited to share a block tutorial with you today! My friend, Amy Smart has been hosting a fun Virtual Bee with a great quilt in the works. If you haven't been following along yet, it's not too late to join in the fun - get all the details HERE. I selected a quick [...]

1 10, 2012

Bloggers’ Bar Hop Quiltalong

By |2019-05-29T10:33:21-06:00October 1st, 2012|Tutorial|13 Comments

Hi friends! I'm excited to be the first stop on the Bloggers' Bar Hop Quiltalong!  Why Bar Hop you ask? Bar is often used to describe rectangles in quilt patterns, and we were all asked to use at least one "bar" or rectangle in our blocks.  Fun, right? Here's my block made with the fabrics generously [...]

25 08, 2012

Blogger’s Block of the Month

By |2017-02-06T09:18:21-07:00August 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, [...]

9 02, 2012

Tips for Perfect Corners :: Binding Basics

By |2017-02-06T09:18:27-07:00February 9th, 2012|Tutorial|18 Comments

Hi there!  I can't seem to keep up with this week!  Last weekend my parents and sister were visiting, and my mom and I talked a lot about bindings.  I thought I would share a few of my tips for a seamless, and square finish to your quilts with a hand-stitched binding.  If you need [...]

19 01, 2012

Paper Pieced Zip Pouch Tutorial

By |2017-02-06T09:18:27-07:00January 19th, 2012|Tutorial|31 Comments

Before I jump into this - I thought you would like to know that Fat Quarter Shop has a giveaway happening right now for my Blogger's Choice Bundle - go visit for your chance to win! I know that there are tons of zip pouch tutorials out there, but thought my directions could be helpful, and [...]

19 08, 2011

Travel Handmade : iPad/Laptop Cover Tutorial

By |2017-02-06T09:18:32-07:00August 19th, 2011|The Sewing Summit, Tutorial|40 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 |2019-07-18T10:39:15-06:00June 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 - [...]

7 02, 2011

Spring Bunting & Tutorial

By |2019-07-18T10:39:22-06:00February 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, [...]

10 11, 2010

Easy Dresden Ruler & Tutorial

By |2020-01-13T08:57:38-07:00November 10th, 2010|Tutorial|26 Comments

I scored a few of these rulers at a great price with all of you in mind!  So, I thought I would share a little how-to, on how easy they are and show you why you need one.  If you already know what to do with this you can go straight to the shop to [...]