Quilt Market

tula pink

So... I went to Quilt Market a couple weekends ago. It was held in Pittsburgh (driving distance!) and my sewing pattern business qualified me to attend as an "Industry Professional." I pretty much had to go and see what the hype was about. right? (Tula Pink) I'm not a huge quilter, and I don't own a fabric shop, and I have no plans for designing … [Read more...]

How To Finish A Shaped Quilt Edge Without Binding

Hexagon quilt, finished edge, without binding tutorial

I made this English paper pieced hexagon quilt for my fifth-born child's first birthday. If I had more time, I would finished off the quilt edge by making a hexagon facing (see Bad Skirt for her drool worthy tutorial). However, his birthday was looming close and I needed a quicker method for finishing it off, but still keeping the wonderful jagged … [Read more...]

Place mats

I love when I can conceive of, plan, and make a project all in one day.  This was one of those projects. The kids have been driving me crazy with the precarious placement of the cups - especially as little Gianna graduates into a "big girl cup".  They did not understanding that cups should be placed ABOVE their plate, not in front of it.  So I … [Read more...]

Link Love!

I like to do my internetting while my son is nursing...  and he has been nursing a lot lately.  I stumbled on these two great resources in the last few days. Picking Up Threads:  Sewing tutorials all in one place.  genius. Notable Notions: A ton of information about all the notions you were wondering about.  Their flickr photostream makes me want … [Read more...]

WIP: Canopy!

HOORAY! I've sewn on the shingles on!  It's looking so good. :) Sorry for the quality of the photo. I have to work on it when the kids are sleeping, because it is a birthday surprise. So... here are the shingles all cut out and ready to go.  The small shingles are my first attempt.  I then realized it would be impossible to sew on the number of … [Read more...]

Rag doll

Rag dollOriginally uploaded by umgeekgirl I made a rag doll for a friend's daughter who turned 1 today. I hope she enjoys it. I used the incredibly simple tutorial shown on Martha Stewart made by The Black Apple. It only took one naptime (less than 2 hours).One the topic of gifts, I would love to learn to wrap gifts using Furishuiki. I'm drooling … [Read more...]