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Color, Thread & Free-Motion Quilting {book review}

Color, Thread & Free-Motion Quilting {book review}

I’ve long been a collector of sewing and quilting books and I’m always adding to my library. Recently, I bought a stack of vintage quilting and quilt history book from an industry friend’s destash, but my newest addition is Color, Thread & Free-Motion Quilting: Learn to Stitch with Reckless Abandon by Teri Lucas. Teri and…

Sew Together Tuesday: Quilt Cadets

Sew Together Tuesday: Quilt Cadets

Join me for three days of sewing with Cuddle minky fabrics and Quilt Cadets sewing patterns for kids.

Desert Days

Desert Days

I head to the SoCal desert for some R&R.

DIY Style Cutting System

DIY Style Cutting System

I’ve been using and loving the DIY Style Cutting System for a year now and it’s one of my favorite finds. Created by a fashion designer for working with slick activewear and swimwear fabrics, the system also works great for minky fabrics, as well as quilting cottons. If you do a wide variety of sewing…

Sew Together Tuesday: Sleep Mask

Sew Together Tuesday: Sleep Mask

This week’s Sew Together Tuesday class we finally got to do a sleep mask. This is one of those ‘duh’ projects–of course you’d use Cuddle® minky for it–but I just hadn’t gotten around to designing one yet. I drew up the pattern and made a second version where I added some cute eyelash appliqués, though…

Sew Together Tuesday: Chick Pillow

Sew Together Tuesday: Chick Pillow

This week’s Sew Together Tuesday for Shannon Fabrics is the Chick version of the Barnyard Buddies Jelly Bean Pillow pattern. The pattern is from McKay Manor Musers and it’s a favorite. All the designs are super cute and they have a wide variety: cow, chick, Yeti, unicorn, dog, werewolf, etc. You can see them and…

Road to California 2020 Recap

Road to California 2020 Recap

This marked my third year teaching at Road to California and it was the best by far. I had four classes, Thursday through Sunday, focusing on fabrics that many are intimidated by: minky, double gauze and knits. I’d spent hours and hours over the last few weeks prepping kits and samples for the classes and…

Cutting Faux Fur: more accuracy and less mess

Cutting Faux Fur: more accuracy and less mess

Last fall my daughter asked if I could get her some fabric so she could make a faux fur coat. I’ve made coats before and knew this was no small task and not exactly beginner-friendly. So I said, “Hey, let me make it for you.” She didn’t have much say because I was already holding…

Come sew with me at Sew Expo!

Come sew with me at Sew Expo!

Registration opens today for the Sewing and Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, Washington. This will be my third time teaching at Sew Expo and I’m excited to be revisiting some classes that have been popular in the past. Cuddle Up with Applique on Friday at 2pm Soft and Simple Cuddle Quilts on Sunday at 11am Sew…

That Quilt from the MSQC Sewlebrity Sew-Off

That Quilt from the MSQC Sewlebrity Sew-Off

Do you remember this fall when I was at the Missouri Star Quilt Company Birthday Bash? Okay, maybe not, but I had a great time (like always!). I was on Jenny’s team and we worked like mad women for an hour making a lovely pinwheel quilt that was designed by Jenny Doan just for the…

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