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How to Easily Resize a Quilt Pattern

How to Easily Resize a Quilt Pattern

02/24/2023 3:00pm 5 minute read All Posts | Features

Of all the questions I receive, one of the most common is how to resize a quilt pattern. Most of the time, the question is how to make a quilt larger than the finished size of the pattern, rather than how to make it smaller. The same principles apply to either scenario however, so let's dive into the... more »

Bricktown - Quilt Pattern for Layer Cakes or Fat Quarters

Bricktown - Quilt Pattern for Layer Cakes or Fat Quarters

02/24/2023 3:00pm 2 minute read All Posts | New Patterns

I'm not a big layer cake person. Don't get me wrong, I love the bakery kind, but the fabric kind, not so much. While I enjoy creating with charm squares, fat quarters and strip packs, layer cakes are the type of pre-cut I least like to work with. (I'm not sure why that is!) While looking over my stash... more »

Sewing Room Organization - Ideas for Creating More Space

Sewing Room Organization - Ideas for Creating More Space

01/24/2023 10:05am 6 minute read All Posts | Features

Can you ever have too much space in your sewing room? Most quilters would unequivocally say, "NO!"  When we downsized and moved into a smaller home a few years ago, I left a nearly 400 square foot quilting studio and moved into two 10' X 12' bedrooms. In one room, I set up my sewing studio and... more »

New Charm Square Quilt Pattern - Cascading Charms

New Charm Square Quilt Pattern - Cascading Charms

01/21/2023 8:35am 2 minute read All Posts | New Patterns

I have a confession to make. While designing the sample quilt for my newest charm square quilt pattern, I realized I have a love/hate relationship with Kaffe Fassett fabrics. I'm not alone in this. Most quilters either love these colorful, flamboyant and sometimes gaudy fabric prints, or they don't.... more »

Floral Bouquet PDF Runner or Topper Pattern now Available

Floral Bouquet PDF Runner or Topper Pattern now Available

01/07/2023 2:07pm 2 minute read All Posts | New Patterns

While we are still in the grasp of winter, I wanted to think ahead to the warmer days of spring. To me, this means flowers! One of my very favorite flowers are sunflowers, so I knew I needed to create a new pattern that featured them. I wanted something cheerful and colorful. I searched my stash closet... more »

Flying Geese Tutorial - Includes Cutting Chart

Flying Geese Tutorial - Includes Cutting Chart

01/06/2023 2:28pm 4 minute read All Posts | Tutorials

Flying Geese are a common quilt block feature finding their way into many different block patterns. There are several ways to make flying geese, but my favorite is to make them oversized, then trim them to the correct size. In this flying geese tutorial I will be providing instructions on how to make the... more »

Floral Bouquet Quilt Block Tutorial

Floral Bouquet Quilt Block Tutorial

01/06/2023 2:28pm 3 minute read All Posts | Tutorials

My latest PDF pattern, Floral Bouquet is a variation of the traditional picnic bouquet block that makes use of traditional nine patch blocks and sawtooth star corner units to form a "bouquet". The Floral Bouquet pattern includes both a table topper and table runner option, each with different size... more »

Tips for Perfect Quilt Piecing

Tips for Perfect Quilt Piecing

12/21/2022 4:13pm 12 minute read All Posts | Tutorials

It never ends. For quilters, that perfect set of piecing techniques which allows us to make perfect points and matching seams is a work in progress, no matter what our skill level. As we tackle projects of increasing difficulty, we hone our piecing skills by adding new techniques, methods and tools,... more »

Quilting is Therapy - Its all About the Endorphins!

Quilting is Therapy - Its all About the Endorphins!

12/21/2022 4:08pm 4 minute read All Posts | Features

Quilting is therapy! Quilter's have always known this...whether its therapy for a broken heart, a sour mood, recovery from illness, grief or tragedy, or just a respite from the stresses of life, quilter’s have a knack for healing their lives through the creative outlet known as quilting. Finding... more »

Two New Digital Quilt Patterns for Pre-Cuts now Available

Two New Digital Quilt Patterns for Pre-Cuts now Available

12/21/2022 4:07pm 2 minute read All Posts | New Patterns

In the midst of the busy holiday season, I am happy to announce I was able to publish two new digital quilt patterns for pre-cuts this month! The first, Hidden Charms uses two charm packs plus background fabric to make a 54" X 63" throw quilt. For this quilt, I chose charm packs from the Tulip Tango... more »

Quilting Product Reviews - A Few of my Favorite Things

Quilting Product Reviews - A Few of my Favorite Things

11/19/2022 11:47am 8 minute read All Posts | Features

I used to be a gadget girl all the way! Every time a new quilting notion came along, I had to try it. Most of the time, those gadgets ended up collecting dust. Over the years I have simplified my life, discarding what no longer serves me or is useful to me and keeping only those things that truly... more »

Binding Your Quilt - A Beginners Guide to Quilt Binding

Binding Your Quilt - A Beginners Guide to Quilt Binding

11/12/2022 1:35pm 6 minute read All Posts | Tutorials

How many times have you read the words, “Bind and quilt as desired” at the end of a pattern? If you are an experienced quilter, these words are routine. If you are a new quilter, not so much. I wanted to provide a tutorial for new quilters who would like to learn how to apply binding, a... more »

My Quilt Pattern Design & Writing Process

My Quilt Pattern Design & Writing Process

11/05/2022 1:02pm 6 minute read All Posts | Features

When I decided to start designing and publishing patterns I searched for information on how and where to begin the process, but wasn’t able to find much help on-line. It was quite daunting! I thought I’d share my quilt pattern design and writing process and experience in the hopes it may be... more »

New PDF Christmas Patterns Available

New PDF Christmas Patterns Available

11/02/2022 4:26pm 2 minute read All Posts | New Patterns

October was a busy month, I published three new PDF Christmas patterns! That wasn’t my original plan, but I just couldn’t stop myself! I had fallen in love with the new Christmas fabric line Peppermint Bark from BasicGrey. This fabric line is so pretty! I love it because is a little bit... more »

Creativity through Quilting - Discovering Your Inspiration

Creativity through Quilting - Discovering Your Inspiration

11/02/2022 4:18pm 3 minute read All Posts | Features

What is Creativity? How do we develop it? How do we discover our creativity through quilting? I believe the answer isn’t in the “doing”, its in the “allowing”. Creativity comes from within, it wells up within us from inspiration (in-spirit-ation). It comes through us when... more »