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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 I enjoy the creative task of making quilted pillow covers. I think these covers satisfy my longing for completed projects yet without taking the time…

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…

More Quilted Pillow Covers

Are you a neutral loving gal? Or, do you lean toward a bit of color? I go back and forth, but I almost always find myself drawn to a bit of color. But not too much color. And very little primary color. I want every color softened a bit. You don’t find much red, royal…

Colorful + Floral Inspired Wedding Shower Decorations (with Vintage Sheet Bunting)

(Please note affiliate links were used in this post.) Decorating is not really my forte. I don’t have trouble picking out what I like, but the thoughts of coordinating and organizing and melding together are a bit intimidating. I love decorating my house because I can do what I like. I don’t have to worry…

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…

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 floral backing. It’s perfect for a girl’s bedroom. This yellow floral one is a made with an imitation feedsack fabric that is getting very hard…

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 out okay. 🙂 (Pink & Gold Wonderland fabric  |   Bambino Double Gauze  |  Wool Batting) I have never used wool batting. I was always convinced…

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 figure out how scrappy I want the quilt and which colors I want. Until I can figure out my perfect combination, my Etsy shop will…

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 made the comment yesterday that he’s noticing pink slipping into quilts and home decor more than he’s ever seen before. Possibly it’s my solace among…

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

Yes, indeed, I still love creating these basic patchwork blankets. If you have some frugal tendencies in you, using sheets from thrift stores is one great way to create without much investment! Do you have a stash of old vintage sheets in your closet, or do you have some childhood sheets you are having some…

Heading South Quilt by Material Girl Quilts – A Flying Geese Quilt

Finishing a quilt is always a huge accomplishment for me. With two little boys and one on the way, my time for sewing and creating is somewhat limited. I’m thankful my three year old still rests most days during my one year old’s nap. The 1:00 to 2:00 hour is kind of precious to me…

A Quilted Dresden Plate Pillow

Its finished, my friends! And, I’m pretty happy with it. I think a few different designs will evolve, but it’s what I envisioned. I just listed this one this evening in my Etsy Shop.

A Patchwork Story Blanket & Quilting with Multiple Fabric Types

I started quilting around 2008 when a friend sent me a link to Allison’s blog. My friend sent me a link to an old door turned head board DIY post Allison had put up. Almost immediately, though, I was sucked into the pictures of quilts I saw on her blog. Her blog was my first…

Plaid Pillows? Perfect for Fall!

How many weeks until fall arrives? I’m LOVING this weather and so thankful to have the windows wide open every day right now. During nap times last week, I sewed up a little fall inspired product line. It’s really the first time I’ve ever sewn for the seasons, and I had fun doing something different.…

An Emoji Sunshine Pillow

Have you all heard of Spoonflower? It’s kind of a fun site where you can buy fun and crazy prints on fabric or wallpaper or other creative mediums. I believe any graphic designer can submit their work and earn a commission if customers like me print their design. I was browsing Spoonflower around the late…

#SummerSampler2016 – Block Two

I’m stepping out of my comfort zone, friends. I joined up with the SummerSample2016 quilters. This is going to stretch me. I am one block behind because I joined late, but know that this block took me over an hour to make. I learned a lot, and I think I will continue to learn as…

Sewing with Vintage Sheets: A Few Tips I Learned Along the Way

Over two and half years ago, my mom and I were getting ready for our annual combined garage sale. She pulled out all her sheets from her high school, college, and early married years. She said she hadn’t used those sheets in years, and she was going to sell them. At that point two years…

Yellow and White Triangle Bunting

Hi friends, I just added some pretty fun yellow and white triangle bunting to my Etsy shop. If you have a Farmer’s Market booth or children with a lemonade stand, this may be perfect for you. 🙂

A Throw Sized Quilt Made with Five Inch Squares

Even though this week is a bit gloomy here in the midwest, spring has still arrived! Azaleas and irises are in full bloom outside, and the peonies are next in line. I ordered this low volume bundle of fabric a few weeks ago with spring and summer in mind, and some of these fabrics have…

New Pillow Covers for the Etsy Shop

Hi Friends! Two springy pillow covers were added to my Etsy shop this week.