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...]

Starry Night Sampler Block of the Month

Last week we learned all about BOM's in the quilting world and today, I could not be more excited to spill the beans on my Starry Night Sampler. It's been really hard for me to keep this project under wraps but now, I can finally share the details. I've partnered together with Fairfield World and each month I'll be sharing a new block with tons of tips to help you stitch them together with … [Read more...]

Sister Sampler Quilts Review & Giveaway

This post may contain affiliate links  to products I love and use.  I am pretty excited to share a new book hitting the market with you today! One of my sewing buddies AnneMarie Chany has just released a new book and I am in love! For those of you just starting out, AnneMarie walks you through each block step by step with both full color illustrations and photo images. I found this … [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...]

Binding | Sewing Term

This post contains affiliate links to products that I own, use and love.  Binding - noun   a narrow strip of cloth attached along the edge of something Binding is most commonly found in quilts, to encase the raw edges of the quilt sandwich and keep the fabric from fraying. However, this type of trim can be used in any sewing project where there are raw, exposed fabric edges (to … [Read more...]

Batting | Sewing Term

This post contains affiliate links to products that I own, use and love.  Batting - noun   layers or sheets of raw cotton or wool or of synthetic fibrous material used for lining quilts or for stuffing or packaging   Batting is a sheet of material used to provide cushioning and insulation between the top and bottom layers of fabric. This material provides dimension, … [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...]

Quilting Rulers – Options on the Market

This post contains affiliate links to products I own, use and love. Have you ever walked through the quilt shop/fabric store and noticed just how many different types of quilting rulers available on the market today? Try to shop for one and the number of choices in most stores might overwhelm you. With so many quilting rulers on the market, I'm wondering if you have favorite. Sure, I … [Read more...]

Simmer & Sew | Carving out Time

This post contains affiliate links to products I own, use and love. Carving out time to sew is always tough for me. I tend to feel guilty that I'm not doing things around the house like laundry, leaves, listening and more. At times I really feel like I should be in the Michael Keaton movie Multiplicity with the clones giving me a hand... But that is all about to change! As of this … [Read more...]