I'm already stashing away baby quilts for my grandbabies - and I'm not even 40 yet! This is one that I've been working on for over a year.Read More
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When Sarah and I were writing 'Just For You,' we divided the projects into a chapter for each month and we put the 2 aprons into the chapter for October.
Why? Well in October you have to finish all of your Thanksgiving sewing. Because we all know that November is for Christmas sewing, right? If you are going to do any Thanksgiving sewing, it has to be done by the end of October.Read More
Have you joined the Cozy Afternoon Block of the Month yet? Jacquelynne Steves is one of my favorite designers. Her applique and traditional quilt patterns are simply lovely. This week she's letting me giveaway a bundle of PDF patterns while I remind you to join her Cozy Afternoon Block of the Month while it's still free! If you don't sign up now, you might miss out. The event is over at the end of this month and the block patterns will then be for sale.Read More
Let's have some fun! One pair of leggings above was sewn using a serger and coverstitch machine. The other pair was sewn using a regular sewing machine.Read More
I'm so excited to show you what I learned from Splash of Color - paper piecing! Jackie is a Nationally Certified Judy Niemeyer Instructor (that's a prestigious paper piecing title) so I'm not surprised that her book contains several paper pieced quilts as well as excellent instructions.Read More
These tote bags are so much fun to make... I just can't stop. They are the perfect way to bust through your scrap collection. My kids have claimed the smallest one for taking snacks to school, crayons and paper to church, etc. I already gave the largest one away to a friend. And I am keeping the medium sized one for myself. Those are almost the last of my Cotton + Steel XOXO scraps and I am excited to show them off.Read More
My husband's birthday was earlier this month and we had fun celebrating it as a family. Today I just wanted to share the superhero shirt I made for him... because any good dad is a superhero to his kids and his wife! The kids and I nicknamed their dad 'Captain Carl' years ago and I know he likes it even though he humbly pretends to protest.Read More
This weeks Friday Spotlight is so fun! Heather from QA Creations entered her beautiful Cargo Duffel into this weeks Show Off Saturday linky party and is the clear winner. It's so exciting for me because this is the 3rd time this particular Cargo Duffel pattern from Noodlehead has won the SewCanShe Friday Spotlight!Read More
Here I am with the next installment of our Just For You Sewlebrity Sewalong!
Each month we're choosing two our our favorite bloggers to sew up something from our book, Just For You! You may join in too, of course, we even have a Facebook group.
Our wonderful Sewlebrity this month is Deby from Sew So Easy.Read More
I love classic quilt blocks! Each is a piece of our history as quilt makers and artists. You can make a whole quilt out of a single repeating block, or make a sampler with lots. Use reproduction fabrics to make a quilt like your great, great grandmother could have sewn, or stitch them up with fresh modern fabrics and the blocks come alive again in new ways.Read More
Sometimes (usually by surprise) things turn out how I imagine they will... or even better! This little patchwork tote is one of those things.Read More