Hooray! A Hallmark Christmas Movie finally includes a Quilter

I am so excited and I am sure you are as well. Everyone in the quilting world is saying Hooray! A Hallmark Christmas movie finally includes a Quilter. I can stop complaining! Yes, I have complained, I admit it. A few years ago I wrote a post that Hallmark Christmas movies need to include quilters.  Here... Read more »

Their eyes were watching God book club and sewing

I have been yearning to write about Their Eyes were Watching God book club and sewing I did for it. Finally, ta da, I am! Fiction is my favorite genre, I really enjoy the escapism of made up stories. Even when the story is sad, I know it isn’t real. That enables me to accept... Read more »

I created a fabulous Envelope quilt with functioning envelopes

This was the third block, prototype, really that had a functioning envelope. Eureka!
My Modern Quilters guild recently hosted a challenge to create a pocket or envelope project. I suggested this because I have been wanting to make an envelope quilt with functioning envelopes for quite a while. Because it was my idea, I also got to lead the demonstration on it to kick off the challenge. You... Read more »
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I made pillows to match my coffee table and I love them

I made pillows to match my coffee table and I love them, just love them. It was a project on my to sew list for quite a while and I finally got around to making them. Let’s see what I wanted to match. I purchased this in May from Wayfair because I wanted to add... Read more »

Low Volume sweet baby quilt

My grandchildren are 5 and 3, not small babies anymore. But their beloved Nanny had a baby so I got to hold an infant again. But first I made a low volume sweet baby quilt. I had the expectant mom over to look at fabrics and my photo books of quilts I’ve made. She loved... Read more »

How to make a favorite t-shirt roomier

Last month my husband and I went on a road trip to visit family in Tulsa, OK. Along the way I had the pleasure of stopping in Hamilton, MO and shopping my brains out. It was glorious. I picked up nifty fabrics both there and in Libery, MO at Angela Walters’ store, Quilting is my... Read more »
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Easy to make Car quilt

When I attended the International Quilt Festival in Chicago, I ducked into a large fabric booth to avoid an overeager magazine salesguy. While there I realized they had some fun prints for sale. The first ones that caught my eye were of automobiles. I bought them and I am going to show you what I... Read more »

How to create clever pocket placemats

I had book club at my house today. I love books and I adore sewing so I often combine the two. Then, lucky you, I share my sewing ideas with the world at large. Today, I am going to explain how to create clever pocket placemats. Before I do that I want to give some... Read more »

DIY How to make an 8 Crayon bag tutorial

I have a bag mania going on and I like it. Combine that with a need to give a demo at my guild on pockets and envelopes at my guild this month and you have this post. Read and learn how to make an 8 crayon bag. Here is a glimpse of the finished project.... Read more »
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DIY Super Zippered bag using 10 fat quarters

A fellow guild member bid on some black 4″ metal zippers on Ebay and won the bid. When they arrived she realized it was hundreds of black zippers, more than she could use in a lifetime. From this event, a guild challenge was born. We each received at least one zipper and we had to... Read more »
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