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!
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
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
My most recent adventure in sewing and quilting has been this wonderfully useful--and colorful--Divide and Conquer travel bag from ByAnnie.com. I used Tula Pink's Homemade fabrics and ByAnnie zippers, mesh, vinyl, and soft and stable. I made the larger sized bag, which is about 10x15 and 8" deep. The left and right sides are vinyl… Continue reading Divide and Conquer ByAnnie Bag
April sort of flew on by me. I think Spring Break was the main culprit there. We were fortunate to be able to take a road trip to Mammoth Mountain for gorgeous springtime skiing. Busy as we were, I did squeeze in a bit of stitching on both on-going projects and some new ones. Quilt… Continue reading How is it May Already?
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