5 01, 2015

New Year, New Projects!

By |January 5th, 2015|work in progress|3 Comments

Hi there! I knew my time at the computer would be much less with the kids home from school the last two weeks, but after a couple of days of trying, I decided to just leave work to wait, and enjoy my time with them. It has been such a nice couple of weeks with […]

19 12, 2014

My Favorite Gifts to Sew for Others

By |December 19th, 2014|finished project|9 Comments

I make them every year it seems – the Pieced Pouch, full of color yet sophisticated enough for anyone to carry or use. It is my very favorite gift to sew for anyone – teachers, friends, family. Now I’m wishing I’d sewn a dozen since these are all spoken for!

I love Kaufmans Essex Yarn dyed […]

18 12, 2014

Quiltcast #60 :: Christmas Sewing & Catching Up!

By |December 18th, 2014|podcast, Quiltcast|4 Comments

We are catching up with you, and sharing our current projects this last week before Christmas. What have you been stitching?


What are your thoughts on computerized quilting? Does it take away from your quilting plans, or enhance them? We would love to know your thoughts!


We always welcome your feedback!

All of our episodes are available here on the […]

17 12, 2014

Christmas Sewing

By |December 17th, 2014|Think Big, work in progress|6 Comments

I have been sewing in masse the last few days – I love Christmas Sewing!

I have a group of seven pouches for various teachers and friends. I found my zippers at zipit on etsy, where you can get as much or little variety in color as you like. I currently have three finished and four more […]

12 12, 2014

Soakbox Nail Challenge

By |December 12th, 2014|random, review|1 Comment

Have you seen Soak’s curated nail colors? They have nail colors that coordinate with fabric! I was sent this collection recently, and challenged to share my thoughts with you on the product, and a nail design.

I admit this took me longer than I had anticipated to actually do. I was dragging my feet to […]

11 12, 2014

Quiltcast #59 :: Teaching How to Quilt

By |December 11th, 2014|podcast, Quiltcast|4 Comments

Teaching your kids or friends to quilt, is fun if maybe a little stressful, but worth your time! Here’s a few tips to start for a positive outcome for everyone!

Cut for them –

-experience makes you faster

-less likely to have mistakes

-precuts are a great option – Charms or Layer Cakes depending on desired size


At the machine –

-glue sticks are […]

8 12, 2014

Pro-Stitcher Fun!

By |December 8th, 2014|Baby Lock, work in progress|13 Comments

Last week, I was actually feeling pretty bad – I think I overdid it and stayed up a bit too late one night, and paid for it the rest of the week, in the form of a cold. boo! Thankfully, I’m feeling much better, and had a chance to work (play) with my new upgrade – […]

4 12, 2014

Weave :: Quilt Scene

By |December 4th, 2014|finished quilt, Magazine/Featured|5 Comments

I have another finish to share! Weave is featured in Interweave’s annual issue, Quilt Scene.

Weave is a fun and simple – graphic quilt. I used my fabrics, Modern Neutrals, from a fat quarter bundle, and some extra yardage.

It was fun to make and quilt! Detail shot:

I quilted down the charcoal fabric with figure 8’s, this really made […]

3 12, 2014

Quiltcast #58 :: Selling vs. Gifting Quilts

By |December 3rd, 2014|podcast, Quiltcast|3 Comments

Have you thought about selling quilts? I sure have, but there’s a lot of thought and strategy that should go into that decision before you list your next quilt! Take a listen, and share your thoughts with us.

Think Big – Autographed copy and on Amazon

All People Quilt magazine – cover feature details here.

Our Quiltcast Mini […]

2 12, 2014

Three Things (You want to check these out!)

By |December 2nd, 2014|finished quilt, Long Arm Quilting, Magazine/Featured, Think Big|14 Comments


A recently finished quilt is now gracing the cover of American Patchwork and Quilting! This issue is due to start showing up on newsstands today, but I know some of you have gotten it in your mailbox already.

The fabrics are Modern Neutrals (of course!) and I paired two traditional blocks for a unique “Layered Look”. […]

28 11, 2014

Black Friday Deals

By |November 28th, 2014|random|0 Comments

I’m not one to venture out into the crowds for a deal, but I’ll definitely shop from my computer screen! Below are a few sales that came to my attention this week :

Have you been eyeing something special at Fat Quarter Shop – the entire store is 25% off! Be quick though it doesn’t last […]

26 11, 2014

Quiltcast #57 :: Happy Thanksgiving!

By |November 26th, 2014|podcast, Quiltcast|3 Comments

Hi friends!

We always love catching up with you, there just wasn’t enough quiet hours this week to do it properly!

We’ll be back next week to chat about selling vs. gifting quilts. Let us know if you have any specific questions on that topic in the comments below.

Happy Thanksgiving –

Amy & April


We always welcome your feedback!

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