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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

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…

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…

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…

Sewing with Robert Kaufman’s Mammoth Flannel

Iron & Cream  |  Heather & Red  |  Navy & Steel  |  Black & Maize (Some of these are out of stock and getting harder to find.) I have not…

What Supplies Do I Need to Start Sewing and Quilting?

So you want to learn how to sew or to quilt? Good for you! Quilting has become a hobby I’ve grown to love over the last ten years. Starting simple…

My New Favorite Extra Large Cutting Mat: The Shop Company

Christmas presents did not fail this year. My mother-in-law, as always, chose a really great gift for me. My older cutting mat was losing its ability to self heal, and…

Baby Boys and Eight Amazing Small Shops

Come this February, I think I’ll officially carry a title like ‘boy mom’ or something like that. We are expecting our third little boy this February, and I’m growing anxious…

A Craft Space Before and After (Using Ikea’s Hemnes Book Shelves)

I’m really not sure if this is third trimester nesting kicking in or my husband and me accepting the reality that my craft & sewing supplies are here to stay.…

The Tale of a Yellow Chair (and a few tips for painting with enamel paint)

We live on a street where almost all the neighbors know the other neighbors. The kids run through everyone’s backyards and stop to play with toys that happened to be…