McCalls 6875, M6875, matching doll and girl dress

Little girls, their dolls and dresses

When I was a little girl my American Girl doll and I both had matching dresses. That outfit was my absolute favorite, mostly because with thick bangs and dark brown … Continue Reading →


Single Fold Bias Tape2

My new favorite way to finish seams

I’ve been sewing more garments since I had Angela and finishing seams is always a challenge. I don’t have a serger to bind off the edges and keep the fabric … Continue Reading →


Creative Publishing International, The Quilter's Palette: A Workbook of Color & Pattern Ideas & Effects, Katy Penny,

Gain confidence with ‘The Quilter’s Palette’

When I teach quilting classes the biggest problem my students encounter is figuring out which fabrics will look best with their pattern. The difficulties range from picking a palette of busy … Continue Reading →


#Olfa35, Olfa, 35th Anniversary

35th anniversary of the rotary cutter

Olfa is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the rotary cutter by making a Anniversary Commemorative Quilt that will be displayed at the International Quilt Market in Houston this October. I was lucky … Continue Reading →


Schiffer Publishing, Decorating Eggs: Exquisite Designs with Wax & Dye, Jane Pollak, Dare to Dance: An Art Quilt Challenge, Mary Kerr, LOOK INSIDE! Other Books You May Enjoy! Celebrate the Day with Quilts: An Art Quilt Challenge, Shannon Gingrich Shirley,

Quilt book giveaway!

It’s an art quilt book giveaway! Schiffer Publishing has provided three of its latest releases for a giveaway. To enter, comment below on which book you’d like to win and … Continue Reading →


Free Block of the Month

August Block of the Month

This month we’re making quarter square triangles, also known as hour glass units, from squares. It’s a new block for this quilt, but the technique is very similar to making … Continue Reading →


How to spray baste a king sized quilt

How to spray baste a king-sized quilt

I may have registered my maple leaf log cabin quilt for my guild’s quilt show in September. Which means I actually have to finish it. The top has been done … Continue Reading →


Little Sister's Dress, Tora Froseth, Cascade Yarns, Heritage Silk Paints, Superwash Wool, Mulberry Silk

Casting on

I’m in love with quick baby knits. Often the sewing projects I work on are so involved and time consuming, that whipping up a cute baby sweater for Angela seems … Continue Reading →


Don’t get it wet or feed it after midnight

I have a few quilting rules, most of them regulate what I can and cannot attempt to sew after 10 p.m. Paper piecing is at the top of the do … Continue Reading →


Let's Get Creative with Quilt Labels

Review: ‘Let’s Get Creative with Quilt Labels’ offers inspiration, tutorials

Let’s face it. We love our quilts and hope those we give them to or inherit them after we’re gone, will cherish the quilts and always remember the occasion for … Continue Reading →