Applique | Sewing Term

This post contains affiliate links to products that I own, use and love.  Appliqué - noun a cutout decoration fastened to a larger piece of material   The word applique is French, the past participle form of the verb appliquer (to put on). An applique is a decorative element added to a sewn item, such as: quilts skirts shirt pockets banners and signs home decor … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays 2015

As the song goes.... It's the most wonderful time of the year.   But with several birthdays (mine included) jammed in between Christmas and New's Years, things are hectic in my house. So this year we decided to stay put, no late night, last minute pile in the car type traveling. Instead, we will celebrate the season together and send warm wishes to you and your families during this … [Read more...]

Snow Globe Applique Design

This post contains affiliate links to products I own, use and love. It's December and I've been thinking so much about the holidays this year. That means my mind is flooded with memories of family adventures, laughter with friends and stealing Grandma's cookies. I like to think of them as snap shots tucked inside a snow globe and that is why I'm excited to share my latest design today. The Snow … [Read more...]

National Sewing Month 2015 Giveaway

This year National Sewing Month has been all about using our scrap fabrics. We have had some amazing guests share their inside tips and tricks at keeping those scraps at bay. Let's take a quick look back. National Sewing Month … [Read more...]

3D Flowers with Sue O’Very

Sewing is a way for us to get creative, embellish, make and transform fabric into something that is uniquely ours. Today's special guest is doing just that. Please give a warm welcome to Sue O'very from Sealed with a Stitch. Even though Sue started her career as a costume designer, she is no stranger to sharing her love of sewing with others. Over the years she has served as a National … [Read more...]

Tiny Patchwork with May Chappell

As many of us know sometimes it's just too hard to toss away our fabric scraps, especially when those scraps are from Liberty of London! I'm excited to introduce Lee Monroe from May Chappell as our featured guest. Not only is Lee one of my "semi local" sewing buddies but she is a fantastic designer and teacher. Today, Lee is sharing this fantastic tiny patchwork clutch. Don't those amazing … [Read more...]

Foundation Fabrics with Becky of Patchwork Posse

If you have a big basket full of leftover fabrics, one of the easiest (and often most inspiring) things you can do with it is to just sit down at your machine and start putting those scraps together to make a big, scrappy block! But the problem with this type of project is that sometimes your seams start to get a little off the beaten path. You sew two pieces together and it's fine, but the … [Read more...]

Scrap-Saving Half Square Triangles

Everyone knows that I'm all about working smarter, not harder. I like to let my tools do the heavy lifting and I get the feeling that today's special guest feels the same! Please give a warm welcome to Kari Carr from New Leaf Stitches. When not teaching, designing or dreaming up new sewing tools, Kari is stitching up a storm. We are so lucky to have her visit and share this fast trick that … [Read more...]

Scrap Busting with Pat Sloan

I'm over the moon to have today's special guest join us! Her high energy, can do attitude is infectious! She is an avid writer with over 30 books under her belt, a talented fabric designer with Moda, sewing educator, pattern designer and Oh, I almost forgot to mention, a radio talk show host. Really, the list goes on and on! Please give a warm welcome to the talented Pat Sloan! Take it away … [Read more...]