Is there really a smart way to fabric shop? Don't you just love when you've got inspiration in your soul and you walk into your large personal fabric storage armoire and your fingers glide effortlessly to exactly the right piece you were needing? Is she serious? ...The Answer is no. I'm not at … [Read more...] about Fabric Shopping – The Smart Way To Do It in 6 Steps
Quilters are some of the most generous people with their art. They want it to be used, to be loved and cherished. Charity quilts are huge in the quilting circle for many different organizations! I'm going to share some images from one of my latest quilts because I'm happy with it, ok? That's … [Read more...] about A Charity Quilt – The Reveal
Do you have a get-away planned in the future? Looking to take a long a few handmade items on your trip? Here are my favorite top 5 Things To Sew For Vacation! Vacations are the best.... One of my favorite things to do before vacation is to procrastinate packing... anyone else with me, … [Read more...] about 5 things To Sew For Vacation!
Are you feeling like me this week? Looking around for some free weekend quilt patterns to sew away the stress? It's been one of those weeks! Whew! I never could get caught up enough with normal chores to get to where I thought I could sit and relax (I should know better by now, right?) ... unless … [Read more...] about 5 FREE Weekend Quilt Patterns
If you're new to my blog, Fave Fabric Fridays are the days where we take a break from the quilting how-tos and the pattern breakdowns and we look at the genius minds behind all the modern fabric designers that we love so much. My hope is that you'll find someone or something new and enjoy a little … [Read more...] about Fave Fabric Friday – Katarina Roccella
Let's talk Fabric, shall we? More specifially, Choosing your quilting Fabrics! This step, for me, usually begins before the picking of the quilt pattern, sometimes before I even have a quilt recipient in mind. You know when you see that one fabric that gives you those heart eyes and... *boom* … [Read more...] about Choosing Your Quilting Fabrics
What the what? Yes, a walking foot (also known as an even-feed foot). I've had questions about this tool before. Why I use it and if it is truly a necessity for beginner level quilters. Here is a bit long, tell it all, post on the Walking Foot. Answers to your Walking Foot Questions Is it a … [Read more...] about What is a Walking Foot?
Seam Rippers. Ugh. You know its real when you have to pull it out to correct a seam. But what is the best seam ripper? Do you have a timeout corner somewhere in your sewing space? Maybe its known by another name, but you know what I mean... you sewed something wrong, or the bobbin went haywire and … [Read more...] about The Best Seam Ripper!
How do you find the best pins for quilters? There's like a jillion different kind of pins at the craft store. There are cheap pins and expensive ones. There are ones that are long, short, silver, gold, some are glass, some are butterflies. AH! Does it all just come down picking your favorite … [Read more...] about My FAVORITE Pins for Quilters
Why do you need quilting rulers? Which ones should you buy? Did you know that quilters of past generations used to use cardboard templates and scissors to cut their precise pieces of fabric? I'm amazed at the accuracy they achieved with that! I don't know about you, but I feel like its ok to admire … [Read more...] about Essential Quilting Rulers & Why You Need Them
I love Fabric. Like, love. it. so. much. I want to put the spotlight on one of my favorite fabric designers because she is a total rock star. The one and only - absolutely amazing... Anna Maria Horner! Anna Maria Horner I am obsessed with her new line. The woman can do no wrong when it comes to … [Read more...] about Fave Fabric Friday – Anna Maria Horner
What do you do with all your scraps? - Turn them into scrappy Table Decor! I have a few dear quilting friends that I share scraps and fabric odds and ends. (Bless those girls!). We share quilting knowledge and desserts too. - good, sweet girls. One of them gave me this Valentine themed scrap … [Read more...] about Scrappy Holiday Table Decorations