Guess where I went this past weekend? Quiltcon! Not wanting to show up empty handed (or rather empty necked), I wanted to sew a lanyard. It came out so cute, so here's a quilted lanyard tutorial so you can make one for yourself! It comes together in about two hours, and you can make it to any length ... Read More about Tutorial: How to Sew a Lanyard (Quilted Lanyard Pattern)
Quilters - and crafters of any nature, really - are naturally social (or should I say sew-cial?). It's not nearly as much fun to create your latest block by yourself as it is surrounded by friends, having great conversation, and sharing a glass of wine. One challenge I've run into is what to do ... Read More about Tutorial: How to Make a Portable Design Wall for Quilt Blocks / Quilt Block Binder
There comes a time when you may want to reupholster a chair or two in your home; our kitchen chairs have definitely seen better days. They are the original Ethan Allen chairs that came with a hand-me-down table, and - though the frames are in excellent shape - the cushions are sinking in, the board ... Read More about Tutorial: How to Reupholster a Chair – with a Patchwork Quilt!
Ahh...summer. It's a time of days at the beach, lazy vacations, concerts at the park, and outdoor BBQs. With all this time outside, your sewing time is guaranteed to go down, right? Never. Hexagons are the perfect accompaniment to slow summer days spent out of the sewing room. With just a few items, ... Read More about Packing to Sew On the Go – What to Pack in a Travel Sewing Kit