How many of us are used to seeing scrap quilts with only small scale ditsy type prints? We all are. In fact, we’ve seen so many of these that it’s sometimes hard to imagine where we are going with some of the large scale prints that we have acquired. There was a time in quilting history, recent quilting history, when suddenly we were faced with beautiful, large scale, colorful fabrics.
This past week I had the distinct pleasure of working with Nancy Zieman. While I have always been a fan of Nancy’s I never realized the extent to which her grace and knowledge have influenced the sewing world. In case you’re reading this and you don’t know who she is, Nancy has been appearing on PBS for many decades. She has a show about sewing and all things sewing related.
So what’s really in the spirit of scrap quilting? It comes from so many things. It comes from wanting to use things up. It is the original version of being “green”. It’s all about memories, and it’s all about walking through each piece of fabric and remembering where you bought it, what it’s original intent was and what you loved about it. This quilt captures so much of that. Here
It’s a lot of work to write a book. The sense of accomplishment is great when it’s done. It’s fun to see it on the bookshelf, and it’s even more fun when someone buys it from you. But you never really know just how amazing it is going to feel until you actually experience this–when someone makes a quilt from your book and you see it finished. That’s how excited
We have just returned from the International Quilt Festival in Chicago. We sold a ton of fabric, but that wasn’t the best part. Even the quilting exhibits weren’t the best part. The best part was getting to see so many people that are customers. I even met one of my contest winners from Instagram! There is one thing that I love to see more than anything at quilting shows such
So that new Ruffle Fabric is the best thing since sliced bread! I have made a lot of different things using the Ruffle Fabric. It’s so pretty. There are so many applications for it. You can make garments galore with it, but you can also do quilts and shades. Lamp shades would be great too. Here is a tutorial on how to do the Ruffle Pants: Fold the Ruffle Fabric
Instructions for Clutch Roller Shades Congratulations! You’ve just made the smartest purchase in window coverings for your living or working space. The sky is the absolute limit to the design possibilities for these shades. In your shade kit you will find: 1 60 inch heavy duty cardboard tube 1 box of roller shade components Clutch ends for tube. One with a peg and the other with
Today we had our Soup Starter Event. Have you ever purchased a soup starter at the grocery store? It just provides the herbs and seasonings and the ingredients that get you started. Well, that was the meaning behind our Soup Starter Day. And, oh, did we have fun. Everyone had a bowl of delicious baked potato soup with a warm bisquit and a glass of wine. Then, we had fun
I had to do something that was bittersweet this morning. I love pajamas. I can’t stand to stay in my pajamas in the morning. It makes me feel like I’m having a sick day. Besides, I’m a nurse. There are two things that nurses can’t stand. One, breakfast in bed, and two, staying in pajamas all day. The reason for this is obvious. We have sick people eating breakfast in
Everyone knows I love scrap quilting. By the way, my second book is out. It’s now available at the shop or wherever you buy books. It’s called “Rainbow Quilts for Scrap Lovers”. Today, I am busily making step out pieces for the filming of an episode of Nancy Zieman’s show Sewing with Nancy, on PBS. I will be a guest on her show and it’s a two part series. It’s