I am getting ready to free motion quilt a couple of projects that have been stacking up for a while. Even though I tend to eyeball designs, or rely on the quilt blocks themselves as guidelines for various designs, sometimes it helps to add additional centering marks. You can use a pounce pad, chalk pencil,… Continue reading DIY Quilt Stencils With Your Cricut — Free Template!
My husband was awesome this year and bought me a brand new Cricut Maker 3! I am also the happy owner of an Explore Air 2, which I have used for many craft projects, including applique quilt blocks and embroidery cut files. I love the creativity and precision that the computer-aided tools bring to my… Continue reading Cutting Quilt Blocks with Cricut Maker
In which I show off some of my November and December quilting and craft finishes.
Free quilt block pattern!
If you happen to have read the November/December 2021 issue of McCalls' Quilting, then you might have spied a familiar byline in one of the quilt designs. This pattern is one I originally called simply, Grandma's Red Quilt, because it was fashioned after an antique quilt hand pieced and hand quilted by my great grandmother.… Continue reading Frosty Flakes Quilt Pattern
Welcome to everyone following along with the Sew Much Fun block tour. Every week, another lovely designer will be posting a new, FREE!, sewing-themed quilt block. https://www.appliquesquiltsandmore.com/blog/sew-much-fun-tour-week-26-196897 This is week 6 already, and this week features an adorable pin cushion by Appliques, Quilts, and More. Check them out, download your free pattern. While you're there,… Continue reading Sew Much Fun
School started, the day job is nuts, and I am starting to long for pumpkin spice season. Sewing helps relax me through all the stress of daily life. I can't see all day, unfortunately--I do have a day job employer who would frown on it. But on a rare day of remote work where I… Continue reading Busy Hands
Over the past two weeks I tried my hands at sewing my own swimsuit. I've had fabric and elastic sitting in my stash for a couple of years, and finally felt like diving in. The pattern I chose was Oasis from Ellie and Mac. Their patterns come in PDF form, so my first challenge was… Continue reading The Swimsuit Project
Quilting can be spendy. I learned how to sew in middle school back when my income consisted of money I earned babysitting for neighborhood families. All the way through the early years of my career, I carefully weighed each dollar I spent on sewing supplies because, like most of us, it was a tradeoff between… Continue reading 5 Quilting Tools Under $20