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What is Glue Basting? English Paper Piecing. EPP project.

What is Glue Basting?

(Please note that affiliate links have been used in this post.) I never knew Elmer’s washable glue would come in so handy as a 33 year old adult. 😉 Just…

Noel by Cotton and Steel. Diamond template for English paper piecing.

Sunny Stocking Sew Along and Diamond Templates for EPP

I’ve connected with many other women on this quilting journey, and I’ve recently discovered Mary and Shawn from Sunny Day Supply. Can you say hand quilting? They have inspired me…

What is nesting seams? How to get perfect corners on quilts.

Nesting Seams…and a story of an imperfect quilt

(Please note this post contains affiliate links.) Almost ten years ago when I started sewing, I read a sewing tip. It recommended always splitting seams and ironing them flat. This…

How to combine fabrics. How to pick fabrics for a quilt.

How to Choose Fabric for a Quilt

Recently a good Instagram friend asked how I go about combining fabrics for my quilts and quilted pillow covers. I had to ponder that for a while. I didn’t really…

The fastest way to cut three inch or two inch quilting squares.

The Fastest Way to Cut Three Inch Quilting Squares…or Two Inch or One Inch

(Please note that this post contains affiliate links.) (These fabrics have all been recently bought from Sew Stitching Happy. See the bottom of this post for fabric names.) My very…

A farmhouse inspired low volume quilt. Made with half square triangles.

A Farmhouse Inspired Quilt

(Please note that affiliate links have been used in this post.) This year I set out on a little journey to perfect some of my basic sewing skills. One of…

Should I Build a Fabric Stash?

Do You Love having a Fabric Stash?

So tell me. Do you have a fabric stash? How big is your fabric stash? Do you regret it? Or do you love it? Affiliate link included below. (All recently…

Fruit label fabric, kerchief girls fabric, gingham, cherry fabric - quilted pillow cover.

A Custom Quilted Pillow Cover…with my Favorite Fruit Label Fabric

(Please note that affiliate links have been used in this post.) Sometimes someone asks for a custom order at just the right time. I don’t get a lot of requests…

Vintage chalk board, vintage sheet bunting, breakfast nook.

The Story of my very own Vintage Chalkboard

This whole endeavor is the result of some extremely inconvenient road construction just a mile from our home. We live in a semi rural setting in the middle of a…

How to sew a basic burp cloth with terry cloth.

How to Sew a Basic Terry Cloth Burp Cloth

I always hesitate to give handmade gifts. First off, there is no such thing as ‘just whipping up that quilt, burp cloth, pillow, etc…’  At least there is no ‘whipping…

What is a fat quarter of fabric? Is it better than a normal quarter of fabric?

What is a Fat Quarter of Fabric?

I remember clearly. It was almost seven or eight years ago. I asked my mother-in-law if she knew what a fat quarter of fabric was. We were visiting my in-laws…

Pink Patchwork Pillow

Pink Patchwork Pillow Covers

(Please know that affiliate links have been used in this post.) I think it all changed when I was pregnant with my third little boy. I started craving pink. I…

Vintage Sheet Patchwork Quilt. Yellow, pink, blue, and green.

A Finished Quilt Made from Vintage Sheets

Maybe this is my fourth or fifth patchwork quilt made from vintage sheets? Either way, I’m growing more and more fond of vintage items. Last night I went and picked…

How to find time to sew and quilt and craft while taking care of kids?

Sewing + Crafting + Etsy + Instagram + Quilting and MOTHERHOOD

I recently had a few fellow Instagram friends (who also happen to be moms) ask me how I find so much time to sew. They mentioned how I get SO…

How to sew French seams. How to get rid of raw edges on your pillow covers.

How to Sew French Seams…on the INSIDE of your Pillow

Why? Why take the time to sew a French seam on the INSIDE? If these pillow covers were for my own home, I wouldn’t take the time. Since they are…

Four Tips for Improving Quilted Pillow Covers. How to Sew a Pillow Cover.

Four Tips for Improving your Pillow Covers

(Please note that affiliate links have been used in this post.) I kind of feel like I am giving up some trade secrets here, but then again, I may be…

Modern fire place mantle with shiplap and white subway tile.

A New Fireplace with Shiplap and White Subway Tile

My husband, Peter, and I love our home. It’s the perfect size for our three boys and us. We live in a subdivision not far from a large city, and…

Summer Fabric Bundle, mint green, pink, mustard yellow, black & white bundle. Cotton quilting fabric.

Summer Fabric Bundle

My favorite part of the quilting process is combining fabrics and mixing patterns, but I found a new shop that offers some already curated beautiful bundles! The majority of the…

Vintage Pillow Covers, Pink, Purple, Orange, Yellow, Green. Quilted Pillow Cover.

Vintage Inspired Floral Throw Pillows

(Please note that affiliate links have been used in this post.) If you’ve been following along here or on Instagram for any length of time, you know full well that…

baby quilt made from gauze and wool batting. hand quilted.

How to Sew a Cotton Gauze Baby Quilt

(Please note affiliate links have been used in this post.) My little guy, Miles, is almost four months, and I just finished up his little gauze quilt. I learned a…