How to create crazy quilt Christmas ornaments

I was recently invited to a Christmas ornament and cookie exchange. I do not bake but my daughter is a baking whiz! She volunteered to make my cookies and I promised to make her ornament. Here are the four ornaments that I ended up with. I know there are two too many but once I... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »