22 11, 2014

Baby Lock Gift Guide

By |November 22nd, 2014|Tutorial|0 Comments

Every holiday season my friends at Baby Lock put together a great resource of gift ideas to stitch, in their Gift Guide!

Click the cover or HERE to view or download the pdf. Included in the Gift Guide is my Appliqué Zipper Pouch –

I love to make these for teacher gifts, or for my girls to […]

14 11, 2014

Reverse Appliqué Tutorial :: T-Shirt Rehash!

By |November 14th, 2014|Appliqué, Tutorial|3 Comments

Happy Friday! I hope you’ve had a great week! I have a quick reverse appliqué tutorial for you today, thanks to my Emmalie. Emmalie is a sentimental soul, she latches on to a few special clothes each year and has the hardest time passing them down to the next sister when she out grows them. […]

26 08, 2014

Coffee Koozie (tutorial & free pattern!)

By |August 26th, 2014|Baby Lock, Tutorial|3 Comments

My friends over at the Fat Quarter Shop have a new pattern, and it’s adorable!

The Coffee Koozie is perfect for the always adorable mini-charm packs (2 1/2″ squares). I can see them as great gifts, and they are so fast to make too! I made it in about a half hour, and it will definitely be […]

29 04, 2014

Fabulously Fast Quilts and Bulk Pressing (my secret, to getting things done!)

By |April 29th, 2014|books, Tutorial|16 Comments

Hi there! I have been MIA lately getting things together for Market, and Blogger’s Quilt Festival, but I am excited to be here to celebrate a new book! Amy Smart just released a great new book, Fabulously Fast Quilts, and I am pleased to say that I learned a couple new tips while exploring the […]

3 02, 2014

Pillow Collective :: Free Tutorial

By |February 3rd, 2014|Pillow Collective, Tutorial|7 Comments

No doubt, there are a lot of quilts around my house! I love surrounding myself, and my family with the quilts I have loved making, and sometimes adding a pillow to the couch finishes the room off perfectly! This time of year, I’m always looking for more color to override the cold, bleak winter days. […]

26 07, 2013

Virtual Quilting Bee

By |July 26th, 2013|Block of the Month, Tutorial|8 Comments

Hi there! I’m excited to share a block tutorial with you today! My friend, Amy Smart has been hosting a fun Virtual Bee with a great quilt in the works. If you haven’t been following along yet, it’s not too late to join in the fun – get all the details HERE.

I selected a quick block […]

1 10, 2012

Bloggers’ Bar Hop Quiltalong

By |October 1st, 2012|Tutorial|13 Comments

Hi friends! I’m excited to be the first stop on the Bloggers’ Bar Hop Quiltalong!  Why Bar Hop you ask? Bar is often used to describe rectangles in quilt patterns, and we were all asked to use at least one “bar” or rectangle in our blocks.  Fun, right? Here’s my block made with the fabrics generously […]

25 08, 2012

Blogger’s Block of the Month

By |August 25th, 2012|Block of the Month, Tutorial|9 Comments

Hi all!  I’m happy to be sharing a block for Jackie’s BOM project today! If you haven’t been following along, it’s not too late to jump in and make some great blocks. I can’t wait to see all the blocks together – Jackie has been collecting them all year!

Let’s get started!

For my block, you need […]

9 02, 2012

Tips for Perfect Corners :: Binding Basics

By |February 9th, 2012|Tutorial|16 Comments

Hi there!  I can’t seem to keep up with this week!  Last weekend my parents and sister were visiting, and my mom and I talked a lot about bindings.  I thought I would share a few of my tips for a seamless, and square finish to your quilts with a hand-stitched binding.  If you need […]

19 01, 2012

Paper Pieced Zip Pouch Tutorial

By |January 19th, 2012|Tutorial|31 Comments

Before I jump into this – I thought you would like to know that Fat Quarter Shop has a giveaway happening right now for my Blogger’s Choice Bundle – go visit for your chance to win!

I know that there are tons of zip pouch tutorials out there, but thought my directions could be helpful, and I […]

5 12, 2011

Adding Handmade to Our Holidays – Tiny Garland Tutorial

By |December 5th, 2011|Celebrations, Tutorial|10 Comments

Hi friends!  I hope you had a good weekend!  As usual our family kept us busy, and I managed to sew a bit too – all in all a great weekend!  Part of the day yesterday was designated to putting up the Christmas tree, and adding holiday touches around the house.  The kids pretty much […]

19 08, 2011

Travel Handmade : iPad/Laptop Cover Tutorial

By |August 19th, 2011|The Sewing Summit, Tutorial|38 Comments

Last month when I posted my iPad case, I offered and you requested a tutorial, and I’m so happy to make good on that promise today!  I have instruction to make this pouch in iPad size and laptop size, along with a little math to help make a perfectly sized pouch for your favorite electronics!Supplies:Variety […]