The Wooden Tailors Clapper: A New Thing???

I heard on a quilting related show recently about this brand new quilting tool that Riley Blake just invented:  The Clapper.  The Clapper?   New?   Are we thinking about the same item? Yes,  Yes we were.  New?   No.   Not at all.  You see, I have a Tailor’s Clapper.  It is at least 30 years old.  But…

To Sew or Not to Sew Over Steam a Seam 2?

.  To Sew or Not to Sew?   This is one of my most frequently asked questions!   A customer recently contacted me and asked this about the snowflakes.  I was happy to reply, but after doing so thought that I should address the need to sew over Steam a Seam 2 here as well. The answer…

Piecing a Quilt is Like Living a Life

While I work, I love to listen to podcasts or audio books.  Recently I have been listening to Frances O’Roark Dowell read the book “Aunt Jane of Kentucky” on her Quiltfiction podcast.  This book was written in 1898 by Eliza Calvert Hall and is available to read for free on Project Gutenberg.  Frances is an…

On the Road Again!

After a day in the Nashville TN area we have moved on.  While in the Nashville area, we traveled to Franklin TN and visited the Stitcher’s Garden.

On the Road!

My sister and I are on the road, visiting quilt shops, and we decided to go into Paducah to see the National Quilt Museum after about six different people told us we had to go there.  We got into town late afternoon, and after some last minute hurried phone calls, and my sister in law…

Patriotic Stars Release!

I am so happy to inform you that a new kit, “Patriotic Stars” Scatterings, is being released today.  This is a simple kit, but I have had so much fun playing with it and thinking of all the possibilities!  I LOVE this table runner!  It was so much fun to make, and I have quite…