Can I Quilt Over a Steam a Seam Applique?

Two questions I get asked quite often are, “Can I quilt over the iron on applique?” and “Do I need to stitch the applique down, and if so, how?” The tote bag in the featured photo is my go to example to answer these questions.  I made this tote bag almost three years ago, and…

Beginning the Grassy Creek Mystery!

I know I am late to the party, but I have finally begun Bonnie Hunter’s Grassy Creek Mystery Quilt.  I love doing these mysteries.  I always learn so much! I have been redoing my sewing room for the last couple of months, and have folded and sorted all of my quilt fabric by color.  This…

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…

A Slower Paced Easter

No masks in this post!   I did make myself one and a couple for friends, but have laser, will move on.  Another need that is out there is “ear savers.”  Nurses and other medical personnel are covering their masks with fabric masks.  The elastic us home sewists are using hurts the back of their ears,…

Masks, Masks, and More Masks!

Thank you every single one of you who are working on this mask project! No matter which pattern you are using, or what you are doing, this is all adding up! 

Help Where You Are Able

Yesterday my RN granddaughter’s hospital system issued a plea for people to make face mask COVERS.  These will be used the over the R95 masks…

I Knew the Answer Would Come

I knew that if I just prayed and kept moving forward, an answer would come, and it did!  But there were obstacles…

“Frolic” Blocks Completed!

Since taking the “Straits of Mackinac” class the end of February, I have been spinning my wheels on my quilts.  I have worked on “Straits of Mackinac”, the whole time feeling guilty because “Frolic” pieces are spread out all over my work area.  I finally decided that I needed to concentrate on “Frolic” so that…

Taking Care of Business

I have to admit, this virus thing kind of made me feel emotionally off kilter for a couple of days.  I already work from home, so what is the big deal?

A New Cardinal Assembly Video!

I will be the first to admit that the “Scarlet Cardinal” tutorial video was awful, even though it was quite useful.  I have had comments about how useful those basic instructions were for doing the other kits.  But, wow!  It was over 40 minutes long and much of that was bumbling.  And that is NOT…