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4 05, 2011

More Preparations for Quilt Market

By |May 4th, 2011|Modern Basics, sewing|13 Comments

In preparing for my first Market experience, and promoting Modern Basics, I’ve got a few things to get together this week!

Monday afternoon I picked up my quilts that had been hanging at Seasons of Home last month.  Then yesterday I added all the labels and sewed two sleeves, for the quilt that will be hanging […]

31 08, 2010

Question for Quilters/Sewists

By |August 31st, 2010|sewing|47 Comments

Hi friends!  I was working on a different project yesterday, and realized that some of my favorite posts are the ones that I asked a question, and you answered!  So I decided it’s time for another question.
As a quilter or sewist, is there something that you would like to better learn, or gain confidence in?

Personally, […]

1 07, 2010

Couch Pillows – a la Amy

By |July 1st, 2010|sewing|22 Comments

Amy Butler that is!  I have had scraps from my roman shade project waiting for pillows, just no pillow forms.  So I waited.  The kids and I ran an errand for Joe first thing this morning and when finished went to Wal-mart since we were already out – I don’t go often. I found 2 […]

24 06, 2010

The Finer Things

By |June 24th, 2010|sewing|31 Comments

A couple months back, I decided to try some new thread and the recommended needles.  I had been having trouble with tension in my machine and the obvious lint build up was part of the problem.  I spent a little bit more than I usually do, but I believe the payoff is huge!  My machine […]

13 05, 2010

Madison Bag & a Big Birthday

By |May 13th, 2010|Celebrations, sewing|16 Comments

It’s been such a full week!  Thanks so much for your response to my first pattern, and the Blogger’s Quilt Festival! In the mean time, I finished my Madison Bag for myself – and almost forgot to show you.I love the finished product!  Getting there, was a little sketchy, but the size and shape are […]

4 05, 2010

Roman Shade Recap

By |May 4th, 2010|sewing, Tutorial|3 Comments

I had a couple of requests for a roman shade tutorial – I’m flattered, but not planning another window treatment anytime soon!  I thought I would instead retrace my steps, of videos and tutorials that I found in my own quest to understand roman shades.There are lots more videos and information about roman shades on […]

30 04, 2010

Roman Shades Complete

By |April 30th, 2010|finished project, sewing|46 Comments

Checking this project off my list feels SO good!   Our lamp is still trying to find the right home, since rearranging everything.  We did have a table lamp, but, one little boy accidentally trashed the shade….upFabrics are Amy Butler, the home decor fabrics have such a nice feel to them.  Slightly more $$ but worth […]

29 04, 2010

Coming Together

By |April 29th, 2010|Bloggers Quilt Festival, sewing|8 Comments

Hi there!  I’ve got Blogger’s Quilt Festival on the brain – taking my time to work out all the details with sponsors. It’s going to be great!!  If you are a shop and interested in being a sponsor, send a quick email to me with a link and I will get the details to you […]

27 04, 2010

Roman Shades & a Winner!

By |April 27th, 2010|give away, sewing|17 Comments

This roman shade project has been on my list since we painted the living room in January!  I purchased fabric in February, and finally collected all the bits and pieces needed to make it.  I had to let my ideas fully form, before I was ready to cut (some may call this procrastination!), but I […]

8 04, 2010

Pins Recapped

By |April 8th, 2010|sewing|12 Comments

I have to say thanks to all of you that shared about your pins!  I’m always thankful to be a part of this community – and to call you all friends :)  I went through the comments and made tally marks for the different pins mentioned, Clover’s Flower Head Pins  were the most mentioned by far, […]

5 04, 2010

Pins

By |April 5th, 2010|sewing|44 Comments

I need new pins.  You all have seen mine in action, I use them a lot, and they are dull, bent up and not gliding very well.So I’m looking to you to tell me your favorite pins.  Why do you love them?  Where did you find them?I finished my blocks last night, should be a […]

29 03, 2010

Like New Ironing Board

By |March 29th, 2010|sewing, Tutorial|30 Comments

I think it is better than new!  The fabric used on most ironing boards is so cheap – flimsy, rough, and blah.  I’ve had my current ironing board for about a year, and I was happy for the first week, then the first hole appeared in the side!  I put the recovering effort on the to […]