Zippered Bags with a Twist- One Way Zip Class

This post contains affiliate links to products that I own, use and love. Have you seen this new Zippered Bags With A Twist- One Way Zip Class with Joan Hawley on Craftsy? If the answer is no, then my question to you is why not? Not only did I really enjoy watching Joan teach but the projects are quickly becoming my favs!  (Actually, if you are on my Christmas exchange list please stop … [Read more...]

10 Maxi Skirts You Must Make for Your Closet

Maxie skirts are the perfect way to easy into the warm weather days ahead. To help flood your closet with handmade goodies, I've rounded up 10 easy to make maxi skirts that you can make today! Maxi Skirts You Can Make   Not only are maxi skirts easy to make but they are perfect for any type of weather. These are sure to become a basic staple in your closet! 1. Simple Maxi … [Read more...]

Simple Maxi Skirt DIY

With the weather changing everyday here in NC, there is no time like the present to make a few of my favorite simple maxi skirt patterns to add to my closet. This skirt allows for easy dressing no matter what mother nature sends my way. All it takes to create your own custom skirt pattern is a few simple measurements and before  you know it, you'll be stitching this skirt up in every color under … [Read more...]

Nesting Seams | Sewing Term

This post contains affiliate links to products that I own, use and love.  Nesting Seams- verb Nesting seams is a great way to keep your seam allowance flat in quilt blocks. This is a common term in quilting and refers to the layering of seam allowance in the opposite direction to reduce bulk. Nesting seams is a simple process. It just takes a little bit of planning to make sure that your … [Read more...]

Colorful Patchwork Bag

This post contains affiliate links to products/classes I own, use and love. I could hardly wait to share today's project with you! My friend Caroline from SewCanShe just launched a her first class on Colorful Patchwork Bags & Baskets on Craftsy and I could not be more excited for her! In her class, Caroline shares easy techniques to help us keep all of our colorful patchwork pieces … [Read more...]

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...]

Dreamy Star Quilt Block | Block 3 Starry Night Quilt

This post contains affiliate links to products I own, use and love. It's time for the next installment of our 2016 Block of the Month Sew Along. This month we are stitching up the Dream Star Quilt Block, unit 3. I love how the swirl of half square triangles makes my head spin.  This block is all about lining up those points! This is one of those blocks that will look good in any … [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...]