Designer Fabrics

By Andrea | February 15, 2012 |

Why designer fabrics? Everyone loved designer fabrics. OK, probably not everyone, but I do.  Let’s talk about why. The PROs Great Designs – once you find a designer you like, you’re pretty much set for life High Quality Materials – I’ve never purchased designer fabric that I didn’t love. You can feel the difference. Lots…

Fabric Stash

By Andrea | February 8, 2012 |

As many of you know from my recent posts, I am working on a Crazy Quilt and a Dear Jane quilt to help use up some of the fabric scraps in my stash.  But just because I’m using up some of my fabric doesn’t mean that I don’t have a lot more to use. I’m…

My Sewing Machine Hates Me

By Andrea | January 29, 2012 |

I’m having issues with my sewing machine again.  I’m sure that the problem that I’m having could be solved very simply, so for those of you that sew, help me out.  This is what is happening. I thread a bobbin. I put my bobbin in the machine. I sew for several minutes – everything is…

Featured Story

By Andrea | January 26, 2012 |

I’m happy to announce that my recent post about my crazy quilt blocks was featured on The Quilting Daily.  That makes me super excited!  It’s the first time one of my blog posts has been featured on someone else’s site. If you get a chance, stop by The Quilting Daily and read the other featured articles,…

Still a Little Crazy (Quilting)

By Andrea | January 25, 2012 |

I’m happy to say that in the last week, I’ve been rather prolific in creating quilt blocks, at least for me.  I’ve completed 3 more 12-inch crazy quilt blocks, and have am partially finished with another. The best part about this project, besides all of the fun shapes and colors, has been using up some…

Going Crazy (Quilt)

By Andrea | January 18, 2012 |

I’m going crazy!  Or at least I’m attempting it.  I’m super excited about having completed my very first crazy quilt block. I’m still going to want to pick up some embroidery floss and do some detail stitching… unless of course any of my wonderful friends have any extra they would like to get rid of. …

Dear Jane

By Andrea | November 28, 2011 |

Dear Jane, I made 4 more blocks from your quilt this week.  I did them for a finished size of 6-inches, so that I could make use of some strips I cut for a previous project and ended up not using.  And, since I was using strips, I decided that I had better pick out…

Dear Jane

By Andrea | November 21, 2011 |

Dear Jane, I fell in love with your quilt the first time I saw it… of course, I would never make one.  I haven’t the patience to make 225 of those 4.5 inch squares.  But I do love your quilt.  Of course, I’ve always loved “scrappy” quilts made with remnants of past projects.  That’s probably…

Quilt Progress

By Andrea | November 12, 2011 |

I’ve started working on my quilt again.  Yes, it’s been a while, but thanks to the wonderful ladies down at SewTech in Evansville, I now have the correct kind of bobbin for my machine and can adjust my own bobbin tension.  Apparently it’s not forbidden to do that after all. But, back to my quilt.…

That Quilt Project

By Andrea | October 18, 2011 |

So, it has occurred to me that I haven’t bothered to tell you all how my quilt project is going, in quite a while.  Basically, as soon as I got my sewing machine back, I started having problems with it again. This is a big problem!  Partly, because I’d like to get the pieces for…

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