I'm always up for a good challenge, which is why it was genuinely so enjoyable to participate in the 2016 Cloud9 Blog Hop. The challenge? Create a free quilt block pattern using these five fabrics, generously provided by Cloud9. First, let's talk about Cloud9. Cound9 Fabrics stand out as they ... Read More about Tutorial: Harbor Sunset Quilt Block
Here's a fun and easy Easter sewing project that you can make with the fabric you have on hand - carrot bags! Make a few bags, fill them with your favorite Easter treats, and tuck them into the Easter basket of somebunny special. Plus, if you like this bag, check out the other three styles in our ... Read More about Tutorial: Easy Easter Sewing Projects – Carrot Bags
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!