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...]

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...]

Easter Bunny Basket DIY

Last week I shared fun and easy bunny patterns to stitch up for the upcoming holiday but I thought it would be fun to have something to put them in like this Easter Bunny Basket. Easter Bunny Basket DIY This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 1/2 Button Materials/Tools: scrap bucket pattern bunny ears pattern fusible rigid backing (I used Stiffen by Fairfield) white … [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 … [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...]

Scrap Fabric Management

Every once in awhile I like to clear out my scraps and just start fresh but the fabric hoarder in me fights back. So instead, I like to take a day for what I call "scrap fabric management". Basically, I get to look at all my pretty leftovers and create guilt free new fabric. It's a win/win in my world! This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Supplies: basic sewing … [Read more...]

Using Pinterest for your sewing addiction

Are you an sewing addict?  Do you start to feel withdrawal if you've not sewn for a few days?  Do you collect sewing patterns like there is to be a zombie apocalypse and you'll need them to save the world?  well don't worry, you are not alone.  You are a member of a large and often quietly covert club of people who love to sew, are fascinated by all-things-sewing and just can't live a normal life … [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...]

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...]