I do so love to bind things with Shannon Cuddle. Especially the Luxe Cuddle. It never fails to thrill me to have that little strip around my quilt that adds so much texture. It’s maybe not meant for your most formal quilts, but the fun and playful ones always benefit from the look and feel of faux fur around the edge. Think of how comforting it is to a child
I love to piece curves. I developed a technique that is pinless and tried and true. It is copyrighted through C&T Publishing, and if you watch the videos that I do on curved piecing it’s sure to win you over. I love bright colors at Christmas. Some people go in for the dark deep tones that are rich and elegant. Some go in for the turquoise, pink and bright green.
I am reposting this, as it has been a while and I don’t want people to have to scroll really far to find my post on pillow flaps. I have been making these this summer like crazy because I have been doing orders in the shop like crazy. I find that all of this beautiful fabric is passing through my hands, and I am not getting a chance to use
When my daughter got married 5 years ago, she asked me to make pennants for the inside of the tent. Well, she didn’t want just one strand, she wanted about 10 strand to stretch across the entire tent. Well at first I thought it was an insurmountable task. But, as I got going I realized just how economical and fun this decor idea really was. I had more than enough
The other day I went to the park with the kids. We were all getting hungry, and I hadn’t planned on a picnic. It was a nice day, so I thought, why not a picnic? Well, for starters, I had no food. We went to the Culver’s drive through. We couldn’t eat inside, because it is still closed due to COVID. The outside picnic tables faced the noisy freeway, and
Why do I love sewing throw pillows so much? Maybe it’s because you can instantly beautify any small space. Maybe because it’s instant gratification. Maybe it’s because it’s a way to handle and use so many beautiful pieces of fabric, using any substrate? Well, okay, maybe not any. You don’t want something that is itchy or pokey under your face when you’re laying on it. I made this throw pillow
I believe that this is the best mask for home made PPE. Everyone has now seen the CDCs declaration on home made PPE. It is only supposed to be used in dire and last resort situations. Well, we’re pretty close to that. What is PPE? It is personal protective equipment. I have been an ICU nurse for 30+ years. I have been in many situations where an infectious patient with
Okay. So, you have decided on your fabric. It has come either folded in half from being on a bolt, or 60 inches wide on a roll. You find the pattern that you want. Hopefully is is beginner friendly. Start with a pattern that is created by someone with design experience or a degree in pattern design. I have purchased patterns from people the have design software but no experience