Using Sheets As Quilt Backs (& Duvet Covers too!)


I recently shared on my Instagram feed that I was using a flannel sheet from Target to back a quilt top and was met with lots of questions. We’ll talk about this in more details, but here’s the short story: you can ABSOLUTELY use bed sheets for quilt backs!

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Hand Quilting Tips & Tricks


When I decided I wanted to do some hand-quilting on my quilts, I did as I usually do and jumped right in, preferring to learn as I go. I was also lucky enough to have a resource at my local quilt guild who answered what Google couldn’t. I’m compiling all I know here so hopefully it will help some of you too!

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2018 Year in Review


2018 has been an amazing year for my quilting adventures. I turned my hobby into a business, Patchwork & Poodles, started this blog, and released my first pattern. I want to thank all of you for following along, cheering me on, and sharing my work with your friends.

Today is also my golden birthday! That’s right, I’m thirty years old today. I’ve been saying for months that thirty is going to be a good year, so I’m going into it with high spirits. I used to hate the fact that my birthday was sandwiched between Christmas and New Years, and it never seemed to be at a convenient time for anyone. But earlier this year, while reflecting, I realized that in a way I’m very lucky, since my birthday falls right before the new year. Having a birthday at the same time as the Earth seems like a great time to turn a year older, make goals, and gear up for the new year.

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