Here’s a cheerful free quilting pattern from Clothworks, called Samba, which features fabrics from the Samba Collection by Sue Zipkin. The pattern is designed by Stephanie Sims. The finished quilt measures 68″ x 86″.
I don’t know about you, but I seem to find thread all over my apartment. This cute Thread Holder would sure come in handy. I’d need to make several, one for the sewing area, one for the living room and
While not exactly quilting, I love this idea of turning an old pillowcase into a new tote. Great option for thrift-store or garage sale found vintage pillowcases.
I love crazy quilts and was very intrigued by this great tutorial, Vintage Windows Crazy Block Tutorial which is a wonderful way to use up those scrappy bits and pieces we all have. Also check out the completed quilt that
Here’s a beautiful, free Daffodils pattern that could make the front of a 20″ square pillow. Detailed instructions on how to complete the block are not provided, but full-sized pattern pieces are.
Stop searching for a spot to rest your needle, scissors, and thread when you’re hand stitching. This small sewing caddy will corral them in style.
Check out this beautiful postcard made by fellow Quilting Blogger, Julia. Julia wrote… “We have this 2005 Chevy Venture van that has served us well for our needs and getting us around. So here is my latest postcard quilt “Venturing
It’s official, my first visit to an AQS Quilt Show has been booked … Nashville, here I come. I didn’t register for any actual quilting classes, but picked a few lectures and some touristy events. Here’s my list: The Quilter’s
July will be Charity Quilting Month here at the Quilting Gallery. This will be an opportunity to feature the many wonderful charities and organizations out there where quilts and quilters are involved. We are a very generous community. My hope
I’m pleased to announce that in just over three weeks, we’ve reached a thousand (and one) Quilting Bloggers, representing 34 countries, 49 US States, and 5 Canadian provinces. WOW! Here are the winners of the Reach a Thousand Contest. Registrant
Seriously, dad, close the browser window and walk away from the computer … now! For the rest of you, look what the mailman brought!! (Can you see me jumping up and down!) A couple of weeks ago, in Kaye Wood’s
Emma, a Quilting Blogger from Australia, has created this great picture tutorial on how she invisibly hand-stiches binding to the back of a quilt. This is very useful for those of us that have never hand-sewn a binding before… one
After reading Alice’s comment, I remembered that I have a stack of Quilting Gallery business cards that I would like to get rid of, so I can order some new ones next month. If anyone would like some cards to
I think this quilt pattern has been secretly calling out to me to make it. Several months ago, my mom was given a huge stash of fabric and quilt books & magazines from a friend of a friend who was
For all the tea lovers out there, myself included, here’s a great Teacup Mini Quilt pattern that a fellow Quilting Blogger created. I’ve always wanted to start my own tea cup collection, this quilt would be a lot less expensive
We Did It… We Reached a Thousand! Have you seen how many Quilting Bloggers there are now in the directory? As of this writing, 848, which means we need only 152 more to reach the end of June goal of
From thejaxcollection are two great videos explaining how to do Traditional English Hexagon Patchwork created by Jackie Wills. There are other videos by thejaxcollection worth checking out, including Part 3 that shows how to remove the paper backings from the
From TLC Stitches, here’s a great tutorial showing a unique way to create those wonderful Nine Patch blocks. I’m sure this will be faster than the traditional method and more accurate too. This might even inspire me to use Nine
Here’s a charming and unique tutorial for a Suitcase Pincushion written in German and English. The great photos are very useful.
Further to my post last week on Sewing Ergonomics, Marguerita sent me this post she wrote on making your own Custom Sewing Desk – Cheap. While not the prettiest to look at, this idea definitely has potential for me. I
Every Friday, FabricMom has a draw for a Fat Quarter on her web site. I was the lucky winner of this gorgeous piece of fabric, Orange Spiral, that arrived in the mail today. Be sure to check her site each
Yes, I do need to clean house … no I’m not going to show you photos of the mess. However, a few things I wanted to mention this wonderful Monday morning. If you’ve sent me an email, and I haven’t
Here’s a free pattern from Moda, Funky Monkey, that’s sure to put a smile on anyone’s face and result in lots of giggles. Or, maybe that’s just me.
Here’s a handy tutorial on Joining Batting pieces together that will help you save money and help the environment all at once. My sewing machine has a zigzag stitch (called double ZZ) that puts three stiches in each zig and
There’s a great article over on the Lemon Tree Tales’ web site, Sewing Room Ergonomics or why does it hurt when I sew?. My sewing machine and table set-up are my problem. I really need to lower my machine, about
The mailman brought me two wonderful Pay it Forward gifts the past couple of days. Caron from Michigan Quilts sent me this lovely Tulip Needlecase. Tami of Lemon Tree Tales sent this gorgeous Mini Art Quilt. Check out the great
I found myself this morning wondering how to calculate the triangles needed for setting a quilt on-point. No, I’m not working on a quilt being set on-point right now, I was just curious. I found this information, Cutting Corner and