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 »

DIY Easy Wonder Woman Costume for a child

My granddaughter loves dressing up in costumes, in theory. I make them for Halloween but I will buy her inexpensive ones just to play in. The last two I have purchased have been duds. I decided to make an easy Wonder Woman costume for a child. Here is the guilty party, a costume which Zara... Read more »

I faced my paper piecing fear

I did it, I faced my paper piecing fear. Let me explain. I have done some paper piecing before and I hated it. I vowed never to try it again.  But you know what they say, never say never! My guild had a demo by an extremely talented quilter who has a slightly different approach... Read more »
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Alice in Wonderland book club was delicious fun

Alice in Wonderland book club was delicious fun. Let me tell you all about our grand finale. My book club reads 3 classic books a year and we meet every four months. We pick books about a year in advance and announce the dates. In fact, I listened to the audiobook last year when I... Read more »

My last UFO is finished

I am begging you, do not hate me because my last UFO is finished. Instead celebrate with me that I do not have any more UnFinished Objects yet to sew. A couple of years ago I decided to do something with all my UFO’s. I participated in an orphan block exchange with my guild. I donated... Read more »

Quilter in Florida needs help after Irma

I recently found out that a quilter in Florida needs help after Irma. It was startling to me that people’s lives are still turned upside down as the news in Illinois has stopped talking about this devastating hurricane. I have a very compassionate Facebook friend named Pam. She and I both went to the same... Read more »
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Labels and political signs

My sewing lately has been comprised of many micro projects. Sometimes I enjoy doing something that can be finished quickly. Labels and political signs both fall into this category. When my older sister went to college my mother sewed her name into all of her belongings. I believe she ordered the name labels from Sears.... Read more »
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