Improvisational Piecing

Improvisational Piecing

    Improv piecing; crazy quilts; quilt as you go; all of it describes a style of quilting that I never thought I would be comfortable with. Fortunately, I have a business partner – my mom – who is always coming up with new things for me to try. Result? A super-cute block using scraps […]

Sewing Tips: Right or Wrong Side?

Sewing Tips: Right or Wrong Side?

Just a quick tip today! This was something I learned in a quilt class many moons ago, but it’s still something I use all the time. All. The. Time. When you’re sewing with a tone-on-tone fabric, especially in light colors, sometimes it can be darn near impossible to tell which is the right side of […]

Free Mug Bag Pattern and Tutorial

Free Mug Bag Pattern and Tutorial

I love finding new project ideas! This mug bag makes a great gift for somebody with a raging tea addiction who carries her mug in her purse and is always afraid that it’s going to break. Ahem.  Even if you choose not to make this for me, you should still make one of these for […]

Playing hooky

Some days life feels overwhelming, and it’s hard to see the benefit in daily activities. Sometimes on those days, like today, a little quality time with my sewing machine is enough to pull me back from the edge. So I’m letting you all know right now: I’m playing hooky today. My Nana, Kris’s mom, had […]