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National Sewing & Quilting Month with Fat Quarter Shop!

Posted on September 12th, by Amy in Celebrations, learning to sew. 1 Comment

Happy National Sewing Month Friends!

I’m celebrating with my friends at Fat Quarter Shop, they have a fab new pattern that’s free just for you! Be sure to use #colormyheart when you share your version of this quilt online. I’m loving the rainbow version, but can definitely see it done up in any charm pack!

 

I love quilting for a few reasons, but the bottom line is that it’s my creative therapy. It’s my dose of sanity on the busy days, even when life is made too busy by my quilting, I can find my calm as I piece or quilt my latest creation. What about you – why do you love to quilt?

The ladies at Fat Quarter Shop challenged us to try something new in our sewing, and while I’m still making a quilted project, the materials are new to me! These batiks … Read More »



About Ironing/Pressing

Posted on March 30th, by Amy in learning to sew, Tutorial. 24 comments

I wanted to have a record of the ironing/pressing poll I did a few weeks back, I was about to just delete it but thought it was good information to keep! The post with comments is here :)

Personally, I’m still torn – I like how flat the block is when I press my seams open, but there are times when the bit of bulk adds dimension to the blocks. So for now I’m just going to decide as I go!

There’s a few applications where I will always press flat: triangles, working on mitered corners, binding strips, and anywhere with lots of seams meeting up. Oh, Fransson – had a post about ironing recently, apparently someone had the gall to tell her she was doing it wrong! I never did ask, why do you … Read More »


Work in Progress

Posted on June 4th, by Amy in bag, Etsy, learning to sew. 1 Comment

I had my next bag finished – but it did not look good =( I tore out two seams and now trying to figure out a different way to finish it. I had previously thought that working with cotton would be much simpler than the raw silk – wrong!I really love the fabric so I will finish, but I may need to work on a quilt that is in my head for a bit. . .

It is raining, really raining here. No kids outside, or walks today – bummer. Ella began quilting a dolly quilt this morning. She lost interest pretty quick, but will work on it soon again. I told her she is going to be a great quilter when she gets bigger, since she is learning all the stuff I am … Read More »


Pretty Purse

Posted on March 30th, by Amy in learning to sew, work in progress. 3 comments

Hi again! Ella and I had a great time Friday night sewing with friends. Ella really loves to be creative – her favorite subject at school is art or “Meet the Masters.” They get to emulate famous artists with a variety of techniques, all very fun for this 2nd grader!Ella and Olivia’s purses turned out great! We called it a night when the construction was complete, but the next day, Ella embellished her bag a bit.

We added the butterfly in crystals – although all I did was the ironing. She had all the creative freedom to do as she wished. She’s been carrying it around all day with her reading and some chapstick!And this is why I have not posted since Friday – I was working on getting my quilt basted . To … Read More »





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