FREE Quilting Patterns, Tutorials, Magazine
KitchenAid Mixer Cover made with Fairfield 80/20 Batting, Heirloom Wash-out Marker and Northcott Fabric, Mel's Diner, ColorWorks

Making a stand mixer cover for the baker on your holiday list xo

This week I shared with you several gift ideas that are sew easy to make, there's still enough time to ...
The simple essentials travel tote with a monogrammed 'M' featuring fabric from Northcott Fabric, Black and White and A Dash of Color

Simple Essentials Travel Tote is sew easy to make for gifting

Yesterday I shared the mini stockings for the holiday countdown, but there are other items that can be made ahead ...
Stockings, stockings and more stockings with Gütermann Metallic Threads and Northcott Holiday Collections fabric

Mini Holiday Countdown Stockings are sew easy to make

Take time over the holidays to savor all of the special moments with family and celebrate each day leading up ...
African Violets table runner is a quick finish with pieced backing

African Violets table runner is a quick finish with pieced backing

Yesterday I showed you how to use 6 fat quarters from Banyan Batiks African Violets collection in the Cornflower and ...
These are the Banyan Batiks fat quarters used for my version of the table runner.

6 Banyan Batiks fat quarters for a modern table runner

Yesterday I showed you how to finish up your Roll & Go sewing organizer made from Banyan Batik African Violets ...
Corners can be slightly rounded for a nicer finish.

Finishing the Roll and Go sewing organizer

Yesterday we got all the bits and pieces of the Banyan Batiks African Violets put together. Now it's time to ...
Sew the ribbon trim in place over the seam lines.

Sewing and quilting the Roll and Go sewing organizer!

Yesterday I showed you how to cut the pieces for your Roll & Go sewing organizer using fat quarters from ...
Making a Roll & Go with Banyan Batiks African Violets collection!

Making a Roll & Go with Banyan Batiks African Violets collection!

In my QUILTsocial posts Making a modern quilt design using traditional quilt blocks in September 2018, I showed you how to ...
Basting the zipper to the project

How the creative icon does half the work for you when adding a zipper

I’m back for the last post of the week, have you tried the mitered corner technique I showed you yesterday? ...
It's easy to make mitered corners with the creative icon

8 easy steps to perfect mitered corners

This week is all about making attractive cushions for holiday gifts, and yesterday I shared 3 reasons why embroidering text ...
Bon Voyage cushions make great gifts and are easy to make

3 reasons why embroidering text has become an obsession for me

It's so important to prepare your fabric, stitches and stabilizer for successful machine embroidery, as I explained yesterday. Pretty quickly, ...
Now go ahead and have fun choosing designs!

6 essential steps for successful machine embroidery using the creative icon

Have you sorted your fabric to make the 3 cushion ideas I mentioned yesterday? With more than 800 embroidery designs ...
Play with panels and fabrics to perfect your skills

PFAFF creative icon and Chloe fabrics make excellent cushion ideas a cinch

I thought I should use this week's blog posts to present 3 cushion ideas to spark your imagination using the PFAFF ...
Broken Glass batiks with matching pencil crayons.

Making a batik skyline quilt

The inspiration for this design came from my son - in fact, he did the drawing and I did the ...
Baste the ruffle to the cushion front.

A gourmet finish for a quilted designer cushion

This week has been so much fun as we have learned how to express pretty words through quilting using the ...
Just add a stem or vine if you stray off a line.

Making quilted words pop – it’s all about the thread

Welcome back. Yesterday was such a fun day! We set up our machines for free motion quilting, did our first ...
Sewing machine ready for free motion quilting.

Quilting words – so much to say using Gütermann Dekor thread!

I hope you've been having fun getting ready to free motion quilt words and more for a designer cushion. Was ...
Cushion front marked, layered and pin basted

Mark, layer, baste, easy preparation for machine quilting

Quality materials and good preparation are the keys to successful machine quilting. Yesterday we gathered our supplies and cut our ...
Say it with free motion quilting - designer cushion

Say it with free motion quilting, a designer cushion

Free motion quilting is one of my favorite things to do and I'm always exploring new and exciting variations. I ...
Table mat from leftover strips

Flip and stitch to make a marvelous mug rug

This week we started out with 8 fat quarters from the Banyan Batiks Tie One On collection and some coordinating ...