So while I may not have the best scrap organizing system (throw everything into a bin, keep shoving it down so they all fit), I have been pretty good about USING up my scraps. Lately, I’ve found a good strategy has been to use up my scraps right when I finish a project, thus keeping them from the scrap bin entirely. I’m usually still enthusiastic about the fabrics I’m using, and I feel good aboutContinue reading
If you’re ever at my house for dinner and request a recipe, be prepared for me to photocopy the recipe, make many crossings out and revisions, and then hand it over to you looking like a completely different recipe. What does this have to do with today’s post, you might ask? Well, for years, I’ve used a very lovely bag tutorial that has served me well. And just like my recipes, I started to tweakContinue reading
I’ve fallen hard for zipper pouches! They’re a quick project with so many customizable opportunities. Today, I’m bringing you a fun hand-quilted zipper pouch tutorial! Fully lined, no raw seams, and hand-quilted details makes this a project you’ll want to make over and over again. A couple of things to note before we begin: This tutorial uses faux leather (vinyl). Any time a hole is punched into vinyl (like with a needle, for example), the hole isContinue reading
So now you’ve mastered Big-Stitch Hand-Binding and you’re looking for more. Well, look no further! Today I bring you a big-stitch hand-binding variation, a modified blanket stitch. This method of binding provides so much amazing texture and depth to the edge of your quilt! So, let’s get started!
Ahh, the Baptist fan. Is there anything more classic? Several months ago I did this design for the first time on my improv throw pillows, and I loved the look and texture it provided! So when I decided to quilt one of my Misty Mountains versions with this design, I knew I had to snap some pictures along the way so you could try it too! Supplies: Some of the links in this post are affiliateContinue reading
Ever since I made my throw-sized Nutcracker Suite quilt, I knew I wanted to make a baby version too! Other projects kept coming in the way, but finally I pulled out my fabrics (these had been purchased and planned for, oh, at least two months already), and got to work. I don’t know why it took so long to get this to you, but I can say that I’m glad I finally made it. NotContinue reading