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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. Sewing Room Inspiration. Craft room inspiration.

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…

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…

A Tutorial: How to Sew a Dresden Plate

Happy Monday, friends! I detoured from my Heading South quilt this weekend and finished up a couple Dresden plates I had been working on. I ran across this minty Dresden…

Heading South Quilt Pattern & Some Autumn Pillows

Hi friends, The weather has turned, the leaves are beautiful, the children have been sleeping in late, I’m reading a great book called When Children Love to Learn, I have…

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…

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…

Plaid is Perfect for Autumn Home Decor

“Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges,…