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Barnyard Buddies pattern by ellie mae designs

Quilting farmyard fun pot holders for the kitchen

Greetings from the farm. This week, I'll be making some adorable farm-themed pot holders. As I work through the process, ...
Stitch patterns on the back of Stitch-n-Steam used with striped fabric and the resulting texture

Using Stitch-n-Steam texturized fabric in your projects

Yesterday I showed you how to add some texture to fabric using Stitch-n-Steam by Unique. After sewing the Stitch-n-Steam to ...
Stitching completed on fabric and Stitch-n-Steam

The magic of Stitch-n-Steam

Yesterday I showed you to finish up the ellie mae tote bag using leftover pieces from another quilt project and HeatnBond ...
Finishing the ellie may tote bag

Finishing the ellie may tote bag

Yesterday I showed you how to adapt the ellie mae Pretty Pieced Purses pattern so you could use up some ...
Trim the strip sets so they are even along the edges.

Sewing the ellie mae tote bag – my way!

Yesterday I showed you a few of the essential notions and quilting tools from brands like UNIQUE, Heirloom, Gütermann and the ...
ellie mae Pretty Pieced Purses pattern #K177

A box-ful of essential notions for all your sewing and quilting needs

It's always so exciting when the delivery truck shows up at the door with a big box of supplies! The ...
Ready to hand sew opening close

10 easy steps to a no binding finish for small quilted projects

My little project is definitely coming together. And to think I had such a creative block at the beginning of ...
The tree skirt adds the finishing touch to this gorgeous tree

Applique or quilting, which comes first?

Those big white squares around the lone star need to be filled in - too stark and blank for me ...
The triadic triangle pillow

The quilted triangle cushion top

As the week winds down to an end my post today is about finishing the quilted triangle cushion top. Yesterday ...
Package of Stitch-N-Steam

Using Stitch-N-Steam is as simple as 1-2-3

Wow, the week is almost over and I still have so much more I want to share with all of ...
A complementary color scheme of supplies in blue and orange

3 easy steps to perfect couching

Last month I spent the week talking about color and the color wheel. I made a monochromatic pillow using different ...