Category: Tutorials

Sailor Girl | FREE Quilt Pattern!

Just like Dino Tracks and Summer Glow, Sailor Girl was created in partnership with Paintbrush Studio Fabrics. When they asked me to write a quilt pattern for the Sailor Mary fabric collection, I was immediately smitten. The fabrics, created by Carolyn Suzuki, reminisce old sailor tattoos with feminine flair. I immediately thought about how easy it is to get turned around on the water, and how you could go in any direction you pleased. WithContinue reading

Drawstring Closure | Every Adventure Tote Hack

I’ve been asked many times over the past year for closure variations on the Every Adventure Tote, and I’m so happy to be able to provide one today! Adding a drawstring closure to the Every Adventure Tote adds so much flexibility to the use of the bag! The drawstring closure lies flat against the lining of the tote bag when not in use, so it stays out of the way when you don’t need it,Continue reading

Exterior Straps | Every Adventure Tote Variation

The best thing about the Every Adventure Tote is how versatile it is! Today we’ll go over how to make short exterior-sewn straps for this tote bag. I like to put these on my bag when I’m adding a drawstring closure so that I eliminate bulk from the top seam. Instead of what is listed in the original tutorial, you’ll want to cut the following for the straps: (2) 1.75″ x 25″ fabric rectangles (2)Continue reading

Aurifil Slice & Stitch Challenge | Free tutorial!

I had the pleasure of participating in Aurifil’s Slice & Stitch Challenge! In this challenge an Aurifil Artisan and an Olfa Ambassador receive the same products and have the task of creating a project with what they are provided. This year, each participant receives one of Aurifil’s new color builder boxes, which are a trio of threads in the same color family. I received: OLFA: Splash 45mm Ergonomic Handle Rotary Cutter, Pacific Blue with specialty bladesContinue reading

Stripe Matched Binding | A Tutorial

Most of the time, I don’t bother to match my binding strips. But that all goes out the window when I’m dealing with stripes. A mis-matched stripe on the join of two binding strips is very noticeable! Luckily, it is very easy to match up your stripy binding, and doesn’t take much more time! You’ll need your strips, pre-cut, and an Elmer’s washable glue stick. I cut my strips at 2.5″ wide here but 2.25″Continue reading

Summer Glow | Free Pattern

Summer Glow is a pattern I’m super excited to share with you! The best part is that I’ve partnered with Paintbrush Studio Fabrics to bring this pattern to you for FREE! Summer Glow makes a 51″ x 66″ throw size quilt and uses mostly fat quarters so it is a great stash-busting quilt! This quilt was made with the Picnic fabric collection by Mable Tan for Paintbrush Studio Fabrics. These fabrics make me think ofContinue reading