Category Archives: Fabric Buying Tips

Brush Off Those Old Handbags and Make them “New” Again

Dooney & Burke Classic Hobo

Old Handbags New Again!

Learn to Quilt With Us!

Banyan Batiks, Illusions, BOM

Let’s Do This! The “Illusions” Block of the Month Sampler Quilt When I first dusted off an old Kenmore sewing machine from storage, I didn’t know a single person nearby who sewed, and I didn’t know how to sew to straight line. Lucky for me, the world of social media was exploding. I found oodles […]

Press On! Left, Right, Open… or Somewhere in Between?

Lal the Lamb Quilted Dresden

As time is of the essence, it is finite and I hope to make a whole lot more quilts. Ones that can be dragged around by a 2-year old, tugged on by puppy play, and aged into soft, worn out cotton over time.

Whole Cloth Quilts Save Time & Money, and They’re Oh-So-Elegant!

KONA Whole Cloth Quilts

As a long arm quilter, I have a confession…. I love quilts. Big quilts, little quilts, square quilts, round quilts, fat quilts, skinny quilts, baby quilts, quilts with stars, modern quilts, old fashion quilts… We have a guest room in our home. The décor du jour is absolutely wild. I have a bright, Bohemian quilt […]

Easy Apron and Oven Mitts from Quilt Panels!

Black Cat Capers Apron/Oven Mitts, Northcott Fabrics

I’m still trying to figure out how to be the all-things-festive mom. I have friends who dress their homes from their foundations to the rooftops in holiday décor. They use patriotic themed placemats and napkins and serve fruity drinks with umbrellas on Independence Day. The smell of warm, clove wine fills the air during Christmas […]

Why Buy Expensive Fabrics When Big Box Stores Offer Fabrics at Half the Price?

Venice Multi Panel by Christiane Marques for Robert Kaufman

It’s important to us that our fabrics are not manufactured with harsh chemicals or formaldehyde. We buy quality fabrics from trusted manufacturers.

This One Simple Step Will Up Your Sewing Game!

The Best Tips and Tricks for Learning to Sew!

You’ll find yourself asking how it could have been so simple… I unapologetically admit that I had a bad case of new mommy syndrome when my babes were little. I didn’t like the idea of leaving them with sitters when my husband traveled, which was often. Running errands usually involved lugging kids with me, so […]

Make this Fun and Easy, Nap Sack with Teresa from Shannon Fabrics!

Nap sack for kids or adults

In just a few short hours, you’ll have an adorable, oh-so-cozy nap sack. Uses printed Shannon Cuddle and Shannon LUXE cuddle. Yardage is completely up to you and depends on how large you’d like your nap sack.

The Sewing Craze Has Exploded; Some Tips for Your Budding New Hobby

A New Collar for the Pups

Look at all the fun you can have with your new sewing machine… try making a new collar for your favorite pups!