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Scrap Fabric Sewing | Pineapple Block

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Some days just don't go as planned. Yesterday was one of them. I had mapped out a day of secret sewing to finish up a few deadlines, clean the house and prep for an upcoming sewing retreat but this pile of scraps derailed. My day was quickly filled with scrap fabric sewing. I have no idea why but I just could not let it go. Before I knew it, I was stitching tiny bits together to make … [Read more...]

Sugar Bloom Block | Quilt Along Cutting

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Welcome back to the Sugar Bloom Quilt Along. By now, you have gathered your supplies and are ready to get to work! Today, we are going to focus on prepping and cutting all of the pieces needed to create the Sugar Bloom quilt top. Since we are using jelly rolls, this should go fairly fast. Let's get to work. Sugar Bloom Block Prep Supplies needed for lesson 1: 2 jelly rolls 1 … [Read more...]

8 Decorative Quilt Storage Container

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Last week, I found myself shopping with my girls at my local Target for the basics... Little did I know that I would be walking out with a cool quilt storage container.   When I walked into the store, shopping for a quilt storage container was not even on my radar but when I rounded the corner and spotted this open weave basket, I was in love. I could not resist. The rustic color … [Read more...]

Sugar Bloom Quilt Along | Supplies

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If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed a few sneak peeks of my new Sugar Bloom Quilt pattern in the making. Well, today is the day that I get to give you the full reveal and share the news that it's time for a quilt along!! That's right, spring is around the corner and this quilt pattern is perfect for picnics in the park, catching fire flies in the summer and mid afternoon naps in the … [Read more...]

10 Awesome DIY Dish Towel Patterns

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You know that ugly dish towel in the kitchen we always reach for? Well, I always seem to tell myself that I'm going to replace it for something special but never seem to make it happen. Today, that is all about to change. Just take a look at these pretties!   These dish towel patterns are so inspiring and now more than ever, I am determined to add that special touch of handmade to … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Steak Fajitas | Simmer & Sew

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If you have been following me on Instagram, you know that a few weeks ago I did something out of the ordinary, I skipped out on my weekday chores and headed out of town to visit a sewing friend for the day. That's right, I totally played hooky and it felt so good!! Now granted I was able to toss my Slow Cooker Steak Fajitas recipe into the pot before leaving which meant dinner was all … [Read more...]

10 Embroidery Font Tips for Designing

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Last week I shared my subway style embroidery font project with a full video tutorial. Since it was jam packed with tons of information, I wanted to take a few minutes to highlight my top 10 embroidery font tips in one place just encase you missed them. Personalized embroidery is the perfect way to add your creative stamp to any handmade gift. Be sure to keep my top 10 embroidery font tips … [Read more...]

Subway Style Embroidery Art Project

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I'm so excited to finally be able to share my Love of Sewing Challenge project.  This subway style embroidery art is my style in so many ways! I love that you can instantly transform words into meaningful keepsakes.  Let's take a look at just how easy it is to transform standard fonts into customized artwork. Subway Style Embroidery Art This project is for intermediate stitchers. Skill … [Read more...]

Scrappy Girls Club Tea Towels SWAP

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Woo Hoo- Scrappy Girls Club just opened up a Tea Towels SWAP for February and I'm joining in!  Basically, this is the excuse I need to finally toss out and replace all of my old dish towels with something fun and festive.   Tea Towels SWAP details:   WHAT/SIZE: Every participant will make and receive 2 tea towels to share with a friend. The pattern/style is makers choice and … [Read more...]