Scrappy Pincushion

This post may contain affiliate links  to products I love and use. It's no secret that I covet every last inch of my fabric stash and save all my scraps but what's a girl to do with all those small bits?? Well, I like to transform them into something useable and today's project is perfect.... meet the scrappy pincushion. Since the construction is extremely simple, it stitches together … [Read more...]

25 UFO Projects for You

Spring cleaning is more than house chores for me. Instead, it means that I need to clear out my UFO's and turn them into something usable. Now, that doesn't mean that I have to finished the original project. Instead, I like to challenge myself to create something totally different and completely useable.  To help you do the same, I've put together a bunch of free patterns from my archives in … [Read more...]

Making the Ultimate Travel Bag

This post contains affiliate links to products that I own, use and love. Whenever I travel, I always find myself scanning the crowd in hopes to find a few good handmade bags. Then when I find one I instantly become intrigued and want to learn more about the person carrying it. Who are they, where are they heading and where did they find the pattern! I know, it's strange and I'm sure they … [Read more...]

10 Stunning Vintage Doily DIY Ideas

This post contains affiliate links to products I own, use and love. It's pretty clear that I "love me some vintage " but I've never really dived into different ways to incorporate these goodies into our sewing.   So today, I've rounded up some stunning vintage doily DIY ideas to help get your creative juices flowing! Stunning Vintage Doily DIY's   Using vintage doilies is a great … [Read more...]

Sewing Machine Pipe Cleaner Brush

It's spring and while the bunnies running around my yard make me smile, the ones multiplying under my machine do not. I've shared to I clean my sewing machine with step by step photo instructions before but now I have another tip to share. Actually, it's a new tool and you can't buy this one in any store. Nope, this sewing machine pipe cleaner brush you can make at home for pennies! Pipe … [Read more...]

Pintucks | Sewing Term

This post may contain affiliate links  to products I love and use.  Pintucks - noun A pattern of ridges in fabric formed by a series of tucks placed at regular intervals in the fabric. Can be made by hand, or by machine. A fabric with a pintuck surface has a series of folds or tucks in it. You can sew these tucks in place by hand, or use your sewing machine. You might find this … [Read more...]

10 Dresden Plates to Drool Over

This post contains affiliate links to products I own, use and love. Not only do I love the look of dresden plates but they are perfect for scraps. Although they are commonly used in quilts, I've shared 10 alternative uses below to help spark your creativity! Each dresden plate project has a link below the picture. Click the link to find more details. 10 Dresden Plates   Even … [Read more...]

Easter Bunny Basket DIY

Last week I shared fun and easy bunny patterns to stitch up for the upcoming holiday but I thought it would be fun to have something to put them in like this Easter Bunny Basket. Easter Bunny Basket DIY This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 1/2 Button Materials/Tools: scrap bucket pattern bunny ears pattern fusible rigid backing (I used Stiffen by Fairfield) white … [Read more...]

Scrappy Starry Night Block 2

This post contains affiliate links to products I own, use and love. Boy has it been busy in the studio! Last month, I kicked off 2 block of the months; the Starry Night Quilt and the Scrappy Starry Night Quilt series. To tell you the truth, I'm more excited about finishing them then you could ever image! It means, I'll have two new pretty quilts to add to my tiny collection.   Even though … [Read more...]