Category: Sewing and Quilting

Hanging Sleeves on my Art Quilts

I get asked occasionally how I hang my art quilts on my walls so I thought I’d make a little post about it.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.  Next one I make I will take some extra photos showing more details. There are lots of options when it comes to …

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DIY Quilting Ruler Holder

I’ve been making a LOT of quilts lately with babies on the way and some long over due one for the other grand-kids. And in doing so, I’ve been using a LOT of my various rulers.  Issue is, I really don’t have a good storing system for most of them.  I have Quilting Rulers, Template …

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Art Quilt Challenge Week 2 – Art Dolls

For my Art Quilt Week 2 I actually did two small art doll quilts.  The whole point of these was to awaken my muse and try new techniques.  I decided to use one of my Art Dolls I had created in digital and bring her to life in fabric.  I needed some Studio  inspirations and …

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Art Quilt Challenge Week 1 and the Backstory

As promised, I’m posting my first 4 weeks of my self imposed weekly challenge.  I can say at this point this little exercise has made my creativity BOOM!  Here  I am 7 weeks later and I have so many ideas I had to start making lists of future projects so I could get them out …

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TV-Snack Tray to DIY Mini Ironing Table

When I’m sewing quilts many of the times I have to press seams constantly.  This was an issue for me because I had to get up from the sewing table, walk over to the ironing area and press, walk back, sew, get up, walk over… you get the idea. LOL I had seen MANY pins …

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Art Quilt Week 5

I know… starting with Week 5?  I will get the first 4 up and back date.  Promise! YES! Finished up my 5th art quilt for my self inflicted challenge to complete an art quilt each week!  Almost thought I wasn’t going to be able to finish this one on time as I ran out of the …

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Scrap Stash Project: Modern Crib Quilt

  I had seen a  modern quilt on Pinterest that I just loved! I thought I had saved the pin, but it doesn’t seem to be there.  Wasn’t a pattern, just an image so when I do find it, I will put the credits here.  But…  I thought, “Hey! I have all these scraps left …

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Ok, I’m not really a Hermit, I just pretend to be one on TV

Not really, but kinda! LOL  So I had to make a decision this month to renew my hosting site or just let it go.  Actually, it was a harder decision than one would think.  I look here and it’s been almost a year since I posted anything. Short version…  I had gotten so discouraged last …

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Going Modern with Improv

I’m in LOVE with this process and the results!  I wanted to try, force, my hand at improvisational quilting and do lots of negative space so I could get creative with some free motion quilting from the latest class I took at Craftsy.com from Ann Peterson.  I quilt on a small machine, so this was always …

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Scrap Mission: New Quilter’s Carry All Case

My little story of how this perfect for me case came to be. 🙂 How it all started! So what to do with failed dye fabrics?  Cut them up and practice curved piecing! With cool blues and purples seemed logical to make watery curved lines.  Why were they failed? You can’t see from the photo …

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