Tab top valance tutorial

Tutorial: How to make tab top valances

Let me start this tutorial off with a disclaimer. I am a quilter first, a home decor seamstress second and a bad knitter third. My advice and instructions are based … Continue Reading →

Nursery carpet

Sewing room to nursery: Carpet the dogs can poop on, but the baby can’t

We finally ordered carpet for the nursery this week. I’ve wanted new carpet for this room every since we moved into the house. Anything would be better than the dog … Continue Reading →

Tab top valances, nursery decor, dogs, puppy

Sewing room to nursery: Valances and border prints

I don’t even have my valances hung yet, but I just couldn’t wait to share them. I’m usually not a fan of border prints. They’re hard to use in quilts. … Continue Reading →

Quilt Addicts Anonymous, Block of the Month

March BOM sneak peak!

I’ve got a sneak peak of the March Block of the Month for you! Next month we’ll go over how to put together the center medallion with some tips and … Continue Reading →

Illini Quilt

My first quilts, don’t look too close

I’ve been without a sewing machine for a week while mine was being cleaned and repaired. Why I always wait for it to break before getting it serviced, I can’t … Continue Reading →

10 signs you may be going through sewing machine withdrawal

1. Your sewing machine broke less than an hour ago, but you’re already at the craft store because you have an overwhelming need to organize seven years worth of photos … Continue Reading →

ombre crib quilt, Kona Skinny, Bright, 1600, free motion quilting,

Virtual Show and Tell: Ombre crib quilt

The ombre crib quilt is officially done and gifted. I almost didn’t think I’d get it done in time for the baby shower on Saturday, the quilting powers that be … Continue Reading →

ombre crib quilt, swirls, free motion quilting

A quilting emergency

There I was, 18 inches away from finishing sewing the binding onto the front of a crib quilt I needed to finish. I still had to sew it to the … Continue Reading →

Maple Leaf Log Cabin,, pattern available

Learning to quilt feathers

Whenever I’ve had an inkling to learn a new quilting skill, I never start small. More often than not I decide I’m going to do it, and it is going … Continue Reading →

Black & Decker Corded Professional Electronic Control Iron, Silver/Blue, review, quilting

Review: Black & Decker Corded Professional Electronic Control Iron

My trusty iron of 10 years went up in a fiery blaze a little just before Christmas. OK, so it was more like a very small electrical fire that didn’t … Continue Reading →