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Springy Quilted Pillow Covers in my Etsy Shop

I just added a few new quilted pillow covers to my Etsy Shop. These were definitely created with spring in mind! Here’s a precious pink quilted cover with a petite…

Vintage Inspired Fabric Pull

Top row: Maribel Dot Floral (Windham), Tiger Lily Cream Wreaths (Windham), Junebug Orange Pears (Dear Stella), Feedsack Flower Cluster in Yellow (Windham) Bottom row: Tiger Lily Green Kittens & Yarn…

Sewing Room Storage | Simple + Creative Solutions

A few months ago, I posted the before and after pictures of my sewing + craft space. It was a space that severely needed some organization. Since requesting my husband…

How to Sew a Half Square Triangle

Just recently, I set out on a quest to get back to the basics of sewing and quilting. I was having some trouble with points & seams lining up, and…

What kind of Thread should I use?

Many of you know I run a very small Etsy Shop. I enjoy it. It’s been fun. I make and sell at the pace that is needed for my time…

How I Tripled my Blog Hits in One Month

Friends, I have in no means ‘made it big’ in the blogging world, but I have found the balance right now of striving for success and having fun. We all…

Miles Luke

Life on the blog has been a bit quiet, and right now, it’s good to be spending my time elsewhere. Most of my day is spent holding and feeding our…

Fabric Inspiration: A Scrappy and Bright Fabric Combination

Here’s a bit of fabric inspiration for my low volume (ish) type sewing friends. I posted this picture last week on Instagram. I kind of laughed because we are due…

Sewing a Baby Blanket with Cotton Fabric, Wool Batting, & Double Gauze

I did a little experiment last week. And I experimented on a baby gift for a friend. I’m not convinced that was a good idea, but I think it turned…

Hexagon Templates for Sewing a Hexie Quilt – 2 Inch, 2 1/2 Inch, and Three Inch Patterns

Hi friends! A few days ago, I published a post about sewing scrappy hexagons. To supplement that tutorial, I provided a few sizes of templates for you to easily print…

How to Sew a Scrappy Hexagon Block for Quilting

This is a major scrapbuster for fabric! Scrappy hexagons are a bit tedious, but they will use up your smallest scraps and strips that you can’t bear to just throw…

A Dresden Plate Quilted Pillow Cover

I’ve been gathering up all my scraps and favorite fabrics from my little stash as I start a scrappy Dresden Plate quilt. I’ve been experimenting and experimenting until I can…

Triangle Garland for Valentine’s Day Decoration

(Pink Triangle Garland) I’m not sure where to attribute my new love for pink, but maybe it’s the thought of three little boys running around our house. My husband even…

How to Sew a Super Absorbent & Large Dish Drying Mat

About six years ago, a good friend gifted me a homemade oversized dish drying mat. We had no idea that mat would sit by our sink almost every day for…

The Best Turquoise or Teal Fabric – Light Jade by Free Spirit Fabrics

Knowing me, this solid has probably been around for years, but I just recently discovered it at my local quilt shop. For me, it’s the perfect turquoise / teal /…

How to Sew a Quilt – Everything You Need to Know about Quilting Packed into a Simple Coaster Tutorial

We’re going to sew a five inch mini quilt together as a means to understand all the facets of putting a quilt together. Better yet, this mini quilt is the…

How to Use Vintage Sheets & Where to Search for Vintage Sheets

Do you have a stash of old vintage sheets in your closet, or do you have some childhood sheets you are having some trouble parting with? This is the second…

Darling Little Dickens by Lydia Nelson for Moda Fabrics

With our third little boy on the way, I have stopped looking for pink and have been keeping my eyes open for cute boy friendly fabric! Sew Stitching Happy offered…

How to Sew a Binding on a Quilt

Sewing the binding on the quilt is the last step of the quilting process. It’s not a difficult process, but I’ve included over 20 pictures below in an attempt to…

How to Sew an Invisible Stitch

Sewing an invisible stitch (also known as a blind stitch) to finish out the binding on my quilts is my favorite part of the quilting process. After you get the…