How To Use Fabric Scraps

YouTube video If you’re like me you might have a reasonably large pile of fabric scraps. You don’t need them for your current project, but you also don’t want to throw them away. You don’t like the word hoarder to describe the state of your quilting area, especially if the pile of scraps can be […]

Between needles for hand quilting

What Do You Need For Quilt Making?

If you’re like me, you want to make sure you have all the things you need for your new project. You don’t want to keep going back to the store or waiting for items to get shipped over. One and done!

Two Approaches to Curved Piecing and Finding Time to Create

The lesson I’ve learned is to pick small projects or find satisfaction in accomplishing milestones for any larger project. I’m going to show you a few highlights from the past few days first; examples of small projects and milestones that gave me that fix I needed to feel accomplished enough to get on with the rest of my day. Later on I’ll show you what took me about an hour of cutting last night and about three hours of piecing and ironing today. You’ll hear about the two methods to curved piecing I tried out and which one my machine like better. I’ll explain why I agree with my sewing machine on that matter, too.

Do Hot Summers Equal Creativity?

Maybe they did for me. My mom would turn the swamp cooler on before sunrise on our ninety degree summer days. She’d draw all of the curtains closed and, when I’d wake up, she’d declare, “It’s gonna be 90+ degrees today, so we’re not leaving the house!” We are pale people, just for a little […]

Adventures in Making a Quilt Pattern and Perfection

Some of my links are affiliate links from which I earn a small commission. There is no additional cost to you. This helps support my blogging business and I thank you for that! Growing up and as an adult my mom tells me that everything I do is just incredible and so much more amazing […]

How Dare I Start a Quilting Blog

How dare I, indeed! But, I figure, why the heck not? I’m in my thirties, work part-time and am a perpetual student of one kind or another. For the longest time my house had drawers and cabinets full of art supplies. So much, in fact, that it paralyzed me. Which medium do I choose? Too […]