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...]

Bunny Applique Table Runner

Update your space for the holiday with this bunny applique table runner. This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Bunny Applique Table Runner   Materials: 6 fat quarters of assorted prints * 106″ of contrast binding ½ yard backing fabric assorted scraps for applique double sided fusible hand embroidery floss craft size quilt backing bunny applique … [Read more...]

10 Must Have Sewing Tools For Your Studio

This post contains affiliate links to products I own, use and love. It's pretty safe to say that our sewing machines are by far the hardest working tool in our workspace but what about the little gadgets? These little guys can improve our sewing experience, shave down our cutting time and ultimately make us look like ROCK STARS! Here are my top 10 must have sewing tools for your … [Read more...]

Simple Table Runner DIY

This post contains affiliate links to products I own, use and love. Sometimes a simple table runner is the perfect thing to freshen up your space. It can add a splash of color, change with the seasons and double as a trivet. They are such a versatile piece of decor. This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Simple Table Runner Materials: 6 fat quarters of assorted … [Read more...]

Block 1 Starry Night Quilt

Earlier this month I announced the 2016 Block of the Month Sew Along and today, it's time to get started with block 1! I'm hanging over at Fairfield World and preparing you to start stitching the Starry Night Quilt Sampler. Today, I am revealing the layout, sharing the complete material list and kicking it into high gear with the very first block; the 9 patch. The 9 patch is a very … [Read more...]

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...]

Random Acts of Sewing Kindness

Hello friends of first Fridays!  It's your old pal TJ from Studio Mailbox, here to roll out our plans for 2016.  I texted Heather while I was formulating this post and she suggested coming up with a theme for the year.  My heart sank like a dude who thinks he's getting trapped into a committed relationship.  A whole theme? I thought, Well, I suppose if I'm going to be spending the first Friday of … [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...]

How to Measure Your Body

Let's face it, no one wants to think about how to measure your body but it is SO important! The truth is, no sewist wants is to go through the long process of sewing a garment, only to find out that it doesn't fit. Not only is it disappointing but it's extremely frustrating. How to Measure Your Body   There are a few ways we can try to avoid this problem, and the biggest solution is … [Read more...]