Posts in category "Sewing for your home"

I used my serger to make pillowcases faster

Recently I used my serger to make pillowcases faster and as a result, I made 18 of them. That’s a lot of pillows that were covered! I had meant to make some for Christmas presents but I just didn’t have, or make, the time. The final nudge was a raffle my daughter had at a... Read more »

Christmas table runner created in a jiffy with leftover blocks and strips

Santa himself would be proud of my latest project. I have a Christmas table runner created in a jiffy with leftover blocks and strips. I am pretty darn proud and feeling frugal! (I know I am not but allow me this momentary feeling of victory.) Last December I finished a Christmas quilt for my grandson... Read more »

Add a modern perk to your bed by making easy solid pillows

I have been sewing all summer long for our bedroom. But here is the last post about sewing with green fabric, not forever, but for a while. I finished our new quilt and I didn’t want to put our old pillows on it. I decided to change things up and I will share with you how... Read more »

DIY 4th of July dish towel and other Hostess gift ideas

This is a big weekend for parties, it’s the 4th of July. I am not a big party gal but a good friend of mine has a new house. She is having a combination 4th of July and Housewarming party. She and her husband downsized so I want to give her something that can be... Read more »

Creating your own wipe off wooden seat cushion pattern and cushion

I recently made a high chair cover for my grandson. He needed a fresh one that his older sister had not slimed all over. When my husband brought it over, my granddaughter was jealous which is not normal for her. She loves her little brother. She decided however, that she needed a new seat cushion.... Read more »

Green all over Table Runner is complete - Happy St. Patrick's day to me!

A finish is always good even if it’s a bit later than you had hoped. When I began this table runner, I did blog post part one thinking that part two would immediately follow. Life intervened in the way of my grandson getting sick on ending up in the hospital. I couldn’t even think about... Read more »

Jack London inspired my sewing or The Call of the Wild to the studio

Last summer I visited Alaska and while I was there, I went overboard on Alaskan fabrics in two quilt stores. Once I got home and looked at the fabrics I wasn’t so sure I wanted an Alaskan quilt, per se. I let those fabrics age and marinate a while for just the right project. I... Read more »

Stunning Fall Strip Table Runner part 1 Tutorial

I have a kitchen island, a china storage cabinet and a big ole kitchen table and they all NEED table runners on them for me to be happy. I’ve been making table runners for a couple of thousand years but still, each year it seems I have to make a new one. I just completed... Read more »

Make blocks for 4 table runners and 2 small quilts with one layer cake tutorial

In the summer I saw a trunk show with Jenny Doan and she took pre cuts and sewed them together and cut them apart to make all kinds of cool stuff. I was quite enthused and thought I can do this! At her store I picked up a Halloween layer cake. I realize I only... Read more »

DIY How to Cover Rocking Chair Cushions Tutorial

See the yellow rocker with the grey patterned cushion? That rocker was from Craig's List and fell apart.  But the cushions are still good, perfect in fact. So let's change them up!
In November of 2012, I created cushions for Zara’s nursery. I had wanted to start from scratch but the foam was more expensive than buying cheap, nondescript cushions and changing them with new fabrics. You can read that post here, but believe me, I did it. Now there is a new baby, a new nursery... Read more »