Tagged: crafting


Quilt top or Mock up? (Friday Foto Fun #19)

So last week, I talked about only using your Camera to mock up a quilt (read about that here).  I have a confession to make… I really love PhotoGrid.  To be clear I am not affiliated with PhotoGrid whatsoever, I just really heart any sort of collage maker app.  Look at this really cool quilt!


Making a Custom Serger Cover

I bought my Juki serger at the Original Sewing Expo last November, and I decided that I wanted to make a custom dust cover for the machine.  I made the cover without a formal pattern, and I think it turned out pretty well. Here is the following process I used to make my custom serger cover.  Please note that sergers come in all different shapes...


My Best of 2017 and Quilting/Blog Recap!

My final recap of 2017 by the numbers: Quilts finished: 4 Mug Rugs, 6 Mini (<24″), 4 Small (<40″), 14 Usable size (>40″) Quilt tops finished: 8 Quilts/Works in progress: 10 Patterns released: 4 Other Works in Progress: 4 quilt tops from 2016 that still need to be quilted and finished! I didn’t take a count of all the zippy bags I made or other...

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100th Blog Post! (Friday Foto Fun #12)

Today is a huge milestone for me since it’s my 100th blog post!  That’s so exciting! I have been blogging for about a year and a half, and it started out really slowly before I hit my stride.  For everyone that’s been reading since then (Hi, family!), thanks so much for joining me on this journey thus far!  This week at home has been pretty...


Last Month of 2017! (Friday Foto Fun #8)

Snowed in October, but high of 50 on Sunday?! I’ll take it!  This was my first full week at home in awhile, and it was so productive!  Plus I released my latest pattern this past Tuesday, and I got shout out from Kate Spain, how cool!  I am so happy I got to meet her last QuiltCon even though I completely fan-girled. Anyway, on to...


Black Friday!  (Friday Foto Fun #7)

Happy Black Friday everyone!!!  This day is always so dangerous for my credit cards because of the amazing deals all the retailers offer!  I hope everyone snags a great deal today (and tomorrow through Cyber Monday)!  I am having a pattern sale going on at my Etsy shop for Black Friday through the end of day Saturday!  Use code BLACKFRIDAY17 to get 30% off my patterns!...

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AnglePlay the Easy Way, the Book!!

Happy day before Thanksgiving to all my US readers!  Bonus blog post this week reviewing AnglePlay the Easy Way by Andi Stanfield and Mary McElvain!  I met Andi at Sew Pro Convention last year, and I couldn’t be more proud to be reviewing her self-published book! The book utilizes the AnglePlay templates, which are acrylic templates that have extreme angles, not just the standard 60...


I got my baby back!!! (Friday Foto Fun #6)

Happy Friday indeed!  I got to pick up my baby from the shop yesterday!! I’m so excited to be able to sew with it again!  So the technician told me that he took the bottom portion apart and didn’t find the needle pieces.  Then he put it back together, retimed the machine and it worked.  Now how do I learn to fix that myself when...


Sewing Expo Minneapolis 2017 Recap (Part 2)!

This past weekend I attended the Original Sewing Expo in Minneapolis.  This was my 3rd year in a row attending, and I was underwhelmed compared to the previous years. I was completely overwhelmed my first year since I had barely started quilting and didn’t know anything about sewing.  Last year, I could only attend one of the days but I remember enjoying it a lot....


Sewing Expo Part 1 (Friday Foto Fun #5)

Original Sewing Expo started in Minneapolis yesterday!  I took this opportunity to take a few classes outside of my wheelhouse since it has more general sewing offerings than just quilting.  The Sewing Expo continues through this weekend, so this is just part 1 and a short recap of the classes I took yesterday.  I took a Rose Star Topper class from Debby Kratovil.  This uses...