9 Patch Quilt Block | Sewing Term

This post contains affiliate links to products I own, use and love. 9 Patch noun a traditional quilting block that is made with 9 simple squares. The 9 patch is a very basic block that is perfect for beginners and is considered to be a building block for skills. From keeping your lines straight, to nesting seams, this foundation block is one that you will want to master! Once the … [Read more...]

Aurifil Design Team 2016

Wow, I have exciting news! Last year, I was asked to join the 2016 Aurifil Design Team and even though I'm extremely nervous about filling the shoes, I am thrilled to say, that I accepted. Aurifil Design Team 2016 The 2016 Aurifil design team is a pretty incredible line up. Let's take a quick look at the team. The team is crazy packed with talent. Let's meet the talented crew- Jan … [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...]

Purse Palooza | The Venna Tote

Even though I'm on my way to quilt market today, I wanted to share something fun that's coming along for the ride. Sara from Sew Sweetness asked me to join the Purse Palooza fun and when I mentioned it in passing to my girls they both jumped up to help out. Before I knew it my younger daughter had selected a pattern and fabrics from my stash. Clearly, I could not say no. Her choice: the … [Read more...]

Mini Wallet: Make it your own

My Mini Scrap Wallet pattern has become very popular recently - I get so excited every time I see that a new crafter has downloaded it from my Craftsy store! The mini wallet is a perfect little gift - use it to hold a gift card, cash, or just as an add-on to another gift. It's a fun way to whip up something handmade that is sure to be used and loved. They're also great for back-to-school … [Read more...]

Totally Tulle Tutu

Do you ever use tulle when sewing? From time to time I have used it in bunches! Really by the truck load.  I once bought over 500 yards to make batches and batches of tutus. Now, you would think that would take up a boatload of room in the work space but when wrapped up on the roll, tulle is really compact. It's when you layer, fold and scrunch the tulle together that the start to see the … [Read more...]

Mannequin Bookends DIY

Decorating in the studio can sometimes be a challenge. With open shelves and books all over the place, decorating can be a challenge. So, allow me to introduce the mannequin bookends. Not only are these bookends super easy to make but they can double as door stops.   Mannequin Bookends DIY This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Supplies: fat quarter for … [Read more...]

Ruffle Flag Pillow How To

Last week, I shared a sewing technique for creating a Reverse Applique.  Today, is all about finishing the project.  This ruffle flag pillow is the perfect way to freshen up my outdoor space and summer naps in the sun! Ruffle Flag Pillow This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Materials: scrap fabric pillow insert Tools: sewing machine thread Basic … [Read more...]

Personalized Pillows DIY

Ever want to give a super special gift but could not think of something perfect? Well today's project is perfect! Not only are personalized pillows easy to make but depending on how much time you have on your hands, you can embellish them or even add decorative stitching. Let's get started. Personalized Pillows   This project is for all skill levels. Skill Level- 1 … [Read more...]