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September 13, 2019
Cutting perfect circles with Olfa and TrueCut Circle Cutters from Quilt Social

I hope you’ve stuck with me all week for my look at the great variety of rotary cutters on the market. Yesterday, I showed the cutters which produce the very funfaux chenille technique by easily slashing through multiple layers of fabric.

Today I’ll show how to cut perfect circles with the Olfa Rotary Circle Cutter and the TrueCut 360° Circle Cutter.


The Olfa Rotary Circle Cutter makes perfect circles from 1½” to 8¾”.


Here we go ’round in circles

Remember the little metal compass we used to draw circles in school? We could set it to whatever ...

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September 12, 2019
2 specialized cutters to create beautiful chenille fabric from Quilt Social

Happy Thursday, everyone! Today is Day 4 of my spotlight on rotary cutters. Yesterday I shared some tips of using the smaller rotary cutters to quickly and easily cut garment patterns and I highlighted the Quick-Change system in many rotary cutters which makes replacing the blade super-easy.

Today I will share with you a super-easy and super-fun technique of making your own unique textured fabric to use for garments, tote bags, wall hangings, quilts, home dec, etc. The list is endless! Though it’s not particularly new, perhaps you’re new to the sewing/ quilting/ craft world, or perhaps, like ...

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March 14, 2019
Lucky Charm for St. Patrick's Day from twiddletails

I spend so much time on Instagram these days that I'm really neglecting this little blog.

My latest pattern is "So Charming" - a 32" x 32" mini quilt. Or wall hanging. Or table topper.

The pattern is available as a PDF download in the Etsy shop.
It's a very quick project. You can probably complete it in a day - two at the most.

To make it even easier, I have kits too! If it's too late for this year, you can be REALLY proactive for next year...

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April 30, 2018
Sew Sampler Reveal April 2018 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Welcome to the reveal of our 2nd Birthday Bash Sew Sampler box. We are sew thankful for each and every member we have had in the past few years. Let’s celebrate and unwrap the contents of our April box! If you are not yet subscribed, we would love for you to join this monthly party but be sure you do soon so you can receive our May box.

Palm Canyon Aruba Half Roll by Violet Craft for Robert Kaufman Fabrics

The Aruba colorway of the Palm Canyon collection by Violet Craft makes a bold statement with black, turquoise and ...

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November 26, 2017
A Quilter's Christmas Shopping List Guide from Sister Of The Divide

It's that time of year and often times, if someone is not a quilter, they can be in a quandary trying to figure out something their quilty friend or loved one might like. This guide will give you a list of some of the items we have featured on our Facebook page over the past year or so. The price ranges vary, there is something for every budget here!  We have made it especially easy

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October 19, 2017
October Quilty Box ~ Fall in Love! from Curlicue Creations

Have you heard about Quilty Box?  It's a box of quilty surprises delivered monthly to your mailbox.  What fun!  I received my first Quilty Box this week, the October box.  So excited ~ I couldn't wait to see what was inside.

 Each month's box is curated by a different quilt designer.  This month's sewlebrity is one of my faves, Leah Day ~ awesome!  The little booklet includes an interview with Leah, instructions to make a project using the included fabric, plus a cutie pie pumpkin block.

Also inside this month's Quilty Box:  Two one yard cuts of ...

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