Fabrics & Supplies

A Mosaic Contest with Stitched in Color

(Please note that affiliate links have been used in this post.) Turquoise dashes  |  Rust stamps  |  Alphabet  |  Fish  |  Aztec  |  Trees  |  Flowers  |  Turquoise stamps  |  Boho floral Hey there friends! Here’s a quick shout out to Rachel at Stitched in Color. Thanks for hosting another fabric mosaic contest. If you…

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 new rotary blades is such a treat to have on hand. 2. Scissors – All scissors eventually grow dull. Plus, its great to have a…

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 to try it. Their work is beautiful! Instead of just finishing and checking off a quilt, they have encouraged me to make each quilt a…

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 know how to answer her. I don’t have an equation I follow. I looked back through lots of pictures of my favorite combinations, and I…

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 favorite part of the quilting process is combining fabrics. I absolutely love patchwork and the mis-matched patterns and colors that somehow look lovely together in…

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 the most basic squares in quilting is the half square triangle. I made a few pillows with half square triangles for my Etsy Shop. Then…

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 bought from Sew Stitching Happy.) Last week on Instagram, I asked my followers whether or not to continue building my fabric stash. I had (and…

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 and heading out to visit some local Amish fabric shops. There was a coupon in the local newspaper for a few fat quarters from one…

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 was drawn to all the pink vintage sheets and pink fabrics and pastel pink flowers. This somewhat ironic coincidence has proved a bit challenging. I’m…

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 time I prefer to create my own color palettes and combinations, but I found a stack at Fabric Bubb that I couldn’t resist. I haven’t…

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 lot using gauze on both sides with wool batting in the middle. This was also my very first attempt at hand quilting! I love having…

How to package an Etsy order. Cute and creative packaging supplies.

How to Package an Etsy Order

(Please note this post contains affiliate links.) If you check out my Etsy Shop today, you will see I have only 35 sales. I am not an Etsy expert and I have owned a shop for less than a year. I try to keep it stocked, but in the midst of the blessings of full…

Llama Fabrics is having a HUGE Sale

(Please note that affiliate links have been used in this post.) Hey friends, I’ve never put a post up before about a specific fabric sale, but this one was a bit unprecedented for me. Llama Fabrics, on Etsy, is going to close her shop, and all her fabric is 30% off. She said to use…

How to Sew with Vintage Sheets

(Please note that affiliate links have been used in this post.) This weekend, I finished my third quilt made solely from vintage sheets. These have been so fun for me, and they are making many memories as picnic blankets in the yard with my boys. If this is your first time to my site, be…

Kerchief Girls & Vintage Fruit Label Fabric

I promise this will be the last post for a while that just features fabric. I told you last week was all rain. I guess cloudy and wet days call for fabric buying in my house. (Kerchief Girls Fabric) The first time I saw these girls was on Red Pepper Quilts. They were sold out…

Heather Ross’ Scattered Floral Fabric

I told you yesterday that last week was the week for buying fabric. Yes, indeed, it was. I have plans for a vintage inspired floral star quilt, and once I got started, I realized I needed a few more fabrics if I were to execute like I intended. I had remembered some floral fabric I’d…

Robert Kaufman’s Sevenberry Stripes

Last week was a rainy one! Like, every day rain and no sunshine and mud outside everywhere. One day I may have actually encouraged my children to watch a movie instead of go outside just so I didn’t have to clean mud up one more time. If there is no sunshine, I can’t take pictures.…

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 (Windham), Farm Girl Rose Trellis (Riley Blake), Eastham Bitter Medallion (Free Spirit), Strawberry Moon Honey Roseberry (Michael Miller) blue & yellow floral  |  flowers in…

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 of life right now. It’s all very slow and sporadic, but for my time of life right now, it works great. Amidst attempting to narrow…

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 with our third little boy any day now, yet I continue to find myself adding bits of pink to my fabric stash. 🙂 These Dresden…