Monday, December 13, 2010

I Won Something....

I am so excited. I won a give away over @ Paula's Sewing Challenge Blog. I very rarely win anything. The above picture is what I won. A mug rug and mug, a candle mat and candle, and a cute little bag with some really cute fabric.
Do you want to get in on the fun? All you have to do is go to Paula's blog and follow the directions. They are very easy. Tell her I sent ya!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Easy Tote Bag

Lazy Girls Designs has shared a very easy tote bag tutorial. These are the perfect size for grocery shopping. Great for giving as Christmas gifts. This is the one I made for a swap.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Quilt Size Reference Chart

I thought I would share this link with everyone. It has quilt sizes for beds and how many squares you can get out of different lengths of fabric. Enjoy.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Crumb Chaos

Crumbs? No I'm not talking about bread crumbs.

In the quilting world crumbs are little pieces of scraps sewn together to make blocks. Very random scrappy happy blocks. Similar to crazy quilt blocks, without all the fancy stitching. (If you throw out your scraps your crazy). They can be made into wonderful snuggling quilts.

My friend Pat @ Bell Creek Quilts showed a beautiful quilt top she quilted made from crumb blocks on her blog. However her crumbs where all blue and red. She made a Quilt of Valor quilt out of them. She also provided a link to a photo tutorial on how to make these crumb chaos blocks. Although I don't have a photo to share right now I knew I had to share the links with you. (A photo will come later). CRUMB CHAOS PHOTO TUTORIAL

Friday, July 09, 2010

Sewing Themed Greeting Cards

I hosted a group swap on Swap-Bot where you had to make 2 sewing themed greeting cards to send to your partner. I ended up having to make four. One of the participants wasn't happy with the quality of cards her partner sent her. So I sent her some too. The lace on two of the cards is from 1976. I bought a sewing kit at an estate sale last year. It was full of vintage sewing supplies. The paper measuring tape was part of the loot. I thought it would look great on some cards.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Quilt Sizes Chart

Here is a quilt sizes chart on how to determine what size to make your quilt for your bed.
The tuck refers to if you want enough quilt at the top to fold down and then up and over your pillow.
The chart is in PDF format.

How to Fix Sewing Machine Tension

I found this short article today and thought I would share it. I know all of us have tension problems at some point in time.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Alabama Tote Bag

I made this tote bag for my friend Trish's sister. It is a big bag. There are 6 pockets inside. Great for going to the beach or grocery store. I use mine to take clean clothes or swimming clothes to the gym.

Monday, April 19, 2010

My Quilting Buddies Mystery Quilt

This is the mystery quilt I designed for My Quilting Buddies. It turned out pretty nice. The flash washed out the color in this picture. I will have to take a new picture.

Here is the DOWN LOADABLE PDF with the instructions.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Cuddle Teddy Baby Quilt

Finished this soft and cuddly beauty today.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Fabricmom's Give Away

Go over to Fabricmom and read about my 450th post give away and how you could win some awesome prizes.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Free Easy Baby Quilt Pattern

I just posted a free quilt pattern on my other site with down loadable instructions.

Go here to Fabricmom.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Easy Baby Quilt Pattern

I came across this pattern tonight and thought I would share it. It looks very easy.

Patchwork Jungle by Hoffman.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Easy English Paper Piecing Project

I haven't tried this method yet. Why? Because I don't sit down long enough to sew. Usually the only time I sit is when I eat, drive, sew, or compute. On the My Quilting Buddies group forum we are going to try some EPP. I goggled English paper piecing and found this cute project.

Hexagon Project