Newsboy Cap

Last week, Craftsy featured a free pattern for a newsboy style cap on their site. I love a good hat, so as soon as I saw it, I knew I had to make it. The pattern was very easy to follow, and took very little fabric.  There are only 3 pattern pieces printed across 3 Read More …

Works in Progress

My weekly update on projects progress. Finishes No finishes this week, but I did make some progress on a project or two. Finished Quilt Tops: No quilting was done on any of my finished tops. I’ve been spending my time working on piecing this week. Quilt Tops in Progress: Still no progress on the Impromptu-along Read More …

That Quilt is Worth What?!

Recently there have been several great posts around the blogosphere about the worth of quilts, most notably the No Value Does Not Equal Free post by Molli Sparkles and his follow up post Placing a Value on Your Quilts which appeared on SewMamaSew. Now we all know that handmade quilts have sentimental value.  To me, Read More …

His and Hers Pillow Cover

I recently agreed to do a basic quilting tutorial for a couple of the ladies who participate in Virtual Craft Nite.  The tutorial was a simple 18-inch pillow cover using 9-patch blocks.  I’m super proud of the girls finished projects, though they may hate me, since the piecing process is a lot more tedious than Read More …

Valentine Pillow Cover

I seem to be making a habit of making a pillow cover to match each of my most recent quilts.  So, I now present you with a simple pillow cover that I made to go with my Valentine’s Day Quilt. For this particular pillow cover, I chose to use one of the sampler style motifs Read More …

A Tiny Addition (to my sewing machine collection)

I stopped by one of the local antique malls over the weekend, hoping to find some inexpensive, but classy jewelry to wear to my brother-in-law’s wedding.  No luck on the jewelry, but when I stopped to look at a vintage camera (they’re beautiful, I always stop for them), I happened upon the most adorable sewing Read More …

#thegreatfabricdestash

A couple weeks ago, someone on instagram got the brilliant idea to start a hashtag for a big fabric destashing project.  I think it was @twomoreseconds, as she has a blog post about it. But, what started out as a small destash of fabrics exploded. Almost all of the crafty people I followed on instagram Read More …

Singer Quantum 2623 Review

I have several sewing machines at my house, and I’ve been sewing for a couple of years now, so I figured it was time I write a review for you of my machines.  The first machine I’ll be reviewing is the one I’ve had the longest, about 3 years.  It’s a Singer Quantum 2623, which Read More …