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Outback Wife by Gertrude Made

(Please note that affiliate links have been used in this post.) You guys. In my most recent years, I’ve been a bit more taken aback by beauty. The beauty of…

How to cut quilt squares bigger than your ruler.

How to Cut Quilt Squares Bigger than your Ruler

(Please note that affiliate links have been used in this post.) I remember the early days of sewing and trying to figure out how to cut up all this new…

Bowtie Flower Quilt by Quilter's Candy Box, Baby Girl QuiltBowtie Flower Quilt by Quilter's Candy Box, Baby Girl Quilt

Bowtie Flower Quilt – Pattern by Quilter’s Candy Box

(Please note that affiliate links have been used in this post.) As much work as it is to sew a quilt, it is always quite rewarding to finish one. I…

Gauze quilts, wool batting, cotton batting, how well do they hold up?

Gauze Quilts – Wool Batting or Cotton Batting? Do Gauze Quilts Hold up Well?

(Please note that affiliate links are included in this post.) I am not an expert on sewing with gauze. I don’t understand the weave of the gauze or what gives…

Takes the Cake quilt by Thimble Blossoms. Arroyo Fabrics by Erin Dollar. Granny Square Quilt.

Takes the Cake Quilt by Thimble Blossoms

(Please note that affiliate links have been used in this post.) This is a fabulous pattern. It is so very thorough and laid out so well. I’ve seen lot of…

The #1 Quilting Product I recommend…for less than $10

I mentioned in a recent post that 2017 was the year I became a quilter. I’ve been sewing for almost ten years, but the puzzle finally fit together last year.…

Sewing Blog. Quilting blog. Quilt inspiration. Small blogging goals.

The Year I Became a Quilter

I think 2017 was the year I became a quilter. I’ve been quilting since 2008ish, but in the last twelve months, I’ve learned a lot. Maybe the biggest blessing of…

Chamomile Quilt by Allison of Woodberry Way.

A Finished Chamomile Quilt

Some of my favorite quilts are still low volume simple patchwork quilts. When I saw Allison of Woodberry Way post her new Chamomile pattern, I had a hard time resisting…

What is English Paper Piecing? Sewing with Diamonds. Christmas Stocking.

What is English Paper Piecing?

(Please note that affiliate links have been used in this post.) A few weeks ago I showed you how to glue baste some diamonds for a stocking I was making…

Best gifts and supplies to give a quilter

The Best Supplies to Give a Quilter

1. Rotary Blades – Sometimes I forget to change out my rotary blades, but when I do change them, a sharp blade is so great for cutting. A pack of…

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…