Multi-Triangle Tutorial

Over the last few weeks, I’ve had several questions about how I made the larger triangles in my Triangle Quilt Along quilt.  Since this is our week off for the quilt along, I thought it would be a great time to explain how I determined the size for my larger triangles. To help you visualize Read More …

Scaling Pattern Pieces – A Tutorial

Ok, you’ve found the PERFECT bag pattern.  You absolutely adore it.  BUT it’s not the right size!  What do you do? Do you pout about it and spend another 10 hours scouring the internet for the perfect downloadable pattern, or do you adjust it yourself?  If you’re like me, you adjust it yourself.  And here’s Read More …

Quilting for Beginners

I’m excited to share with you a great resource for beginning quilters that I wish I had known about when I first started my quilting journey.  It’s Quilty!  Quilty is a great resource because it really does start right from the beginning.  Everything that you didn’t learn in home ec class.  That’s right.  I know Read More …

Shiny HSTs Chevrons and an HST Tutorial

Thanks to my attempt to avoid finishing the (not) Purdue quilt top last week, I got myself started on another – much smaller – project, using my fabrics with gold metallic ink.  For this project, I’m planning to use several fat quarters of fabric, along with a couple larger pieces of fabric I had in Read More …

(Not) Purdue Quilt Top Finished!

I’m super excited that I’ve got the quilt top for my little sister Samantha done!  As you may recall, she wanted a “Purdue quilt, that wasn’t really a Purdue quilt.” My solution? Use Purdue colors in a fun scrappy pattern. I ended up using the Squares & Strips quilt top tutorial from Cluck, Cluck, Sew! Read More …

Crazy Quilt Tutorial

If you’re like me, you keep the scraps from all of your finished projects, hoping that you will find a use for them later.  Actually — I take that back — if you’re like me, you’ll collect everyone’s scraps in hopes of using them later.  I have a lot of scraps at my house – Read More …

The Candy Shoppe – Welcome Great Pumpkin

Everybody loves candy, especially me.  I love eating candy almost as much as I love making it.  There are tons of fun and creative things that you can do, which are really very simple, but make a big impact.  Today I’m going to tell you about one of those projects. You will need: Green melting Read More …