Friday, September 30, 2016

Favorites | Fun Fabrics

Happy Friday! I've been doing a bit of organizing in the sewing room and some secret sewing this week...can't wait to be able to share it all with you; however, I do have some things to share today including some fun fabrics that recently arrived.

First up is this fun bundle of fabrics curated by Elnora Chambers for the

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Pattern Review | Open Wide Zipper Bags

Hello! As I was making up a couple of my favorite zipper bags the other day I realized I'd never done a review for the pattern here on my blog.  Since this is one of my favorite bag patterns...I thought I'd share all the details today.

If you make just one of these bags you'll want to make them in all sizes ...again
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Monday, September 26, 2016

Cross Hatch Quilting Tutorial

Hello! Today I'm happy to share the method I use for crosshatch and straight line quilting. These are the two methods I use most when doing my own quilting, and they are simple to do, even if you're a beginner quilter.

Crosshatch quilting is simple and classic and works well with a lot of different
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Friday, September 23, 2016

Friday Favorites

Hello and happy Friday! I'm hoping to get a bit of sewing done this weekend, how about you?!  But first...some Friday favorites.

A few years ago I was absolutely smitten with Sandi Henderson's Henna prints,

and I was happy to learn she just recently came out with some mini versions of 

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Organizing and Storing Project Left Overs

Hello and happy Thursday! One of my goals for this week was to do a little sorting and organizing in my sewing room: the goal was to go through three project boxes and sort them into easily usable scraps. I feel like it's important to have a cleaning or organizing goal in the sewing room each week to stay on top of things!

Although I'd almost always rather be sewing than sorting and organizing, I've

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Summer Breeze Kaleidoscope Block Pillow

Hello and happy Tuesday!  A little while ago I was asked to quilt along and make a project using Fat Quarter Shop's new pattern, Summer Breeze. After seeing the pattern, I knew it would be just beautiful using our Desert Bloom fabric!

I'm a little late with my post, but so, so happy with my finished pillow!
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Monday, September 19, 2016

Six Inch Quilt Block Tutorial Round Up

Hello! Last summer I did a fun series on the blog with 6 different star blocks that could be made into a small sampler quilt. For quite a while I've been wanting to make it a little easier for you to find the tutorials...

so...I made some new graphics for each post and have compiled them all here,

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Works in Progress | Quilt Blocks

Happy Wednesday! Today I'm sharing a little bit of my weekend sewing! One of my goals last weekend was to get caught up on a few quilting bee blocks I'd fallen behind on! This strawberry block from Lori Holt's Farm Girl Vintage book was the first one I made.

I've had this book for a little while but never realized how cute the strawberry

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Splendid Sampler Update

Hello and happy Thursday! On Saturday I had the chance to work on my Splendid Sampler blocks! I have 29 finished now, and there are some really fun ones coming up that I can't wait to make!

This weeks blocks are both pieced blocks that are fun to make. Up first is the

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Scrappy Churn Dash Blocks | Free Pattern

Hello and happy Wednesday! 2016 has been a year for me to get organized and try to use my stash as much as possible in fun scrappy projects! Lately, I've been sewing up some churn dash blocks which are perfect for scraps of all kinds! I thought you might want to sew some too, so I have a downloadable PDF for these blocks at the end of this post.

I've been sewing these blocks in a variety of sizes and have been using different

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Tool Tuesday: Reliable Iron Review

Hello! Today I'm very excited to share a review of the new Reliable Velocity 2001R Compact Sensor Steam Iron! While this iron was provided to me at no cost, all opinions expressed in this post are my own.

My most recent iron is less than two years old and is already leaking and having
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Monday, September 12, 2016

Fall Quilts and Decor

Hello and happy Monday! I finally got around to putting away all of my Americana quilts that I decorate with from Memorial Day through Labor Day this weekend. I really have a lot of quilts and quilted home decor items that I use throughout the summer, so things always look a little bare when I change things up in the fall.

This year I decided to make a list of fall decor items I want to make (and 

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Green Fairy Quilts Giveaway

Hello and happy Friday! It's time for a giveaway! Today's giveaway will be a Fat Quarter bundle of the new Wing & Leaf collection by Gina Martin for Moda! Clint and Judy of Green Fairy Quilts will be sending this lovely bundle to one of my readers!

 I've seen gorgeous photos of this fabric on all sorts of social media lately, and

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Maple Sky | New Quilt Pattern

Hello and happy Wednesday! I'm excited to share what I've been working on today because I have a very fun finish to show you! Today I'm happy to introduce you to Maple Sky, my newest pattern!

I pieced Maple Sky to capture the essence of fall. I wanted leaves going in all

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Tips for Sewing with Vinyl

Hello! I recently received a reader request to write about sewing with vinyl. I was actually getting ready to make another project bag with a vinyl front, so I was happy to write up some hints and tips.

I had some extra quilted Desert Bloom fabric left over from a Quilt Market 

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Friday, September 2, 2016

Happy Friday & Craftsy Class Sale

Happy Friday! I'm looking forward to the long weekend, and since it's officially September, I'm going to change out all of my summer quilts for fall ones...I can hardly wait!

I have just a couple of things to share today...first up are some fun quilt blocks

 I made for one of the on-line quilting bees I'm participating in (the Mid-Century

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Mini Quilt Projects

Hello and happy September! Fall is my favorite season, so the arrival of September is always a good thing! I don't think I've ever been more ready for fall than I am this year--we had the hottest summer on record, and I'm hoping things really start to cool down soon!

Today is Minis and More day, and this month we have some especially fun 

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