Oh dear I almost forgot to post the winner of the teapot mug rug.
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The temperature has been divine. Here where I live in central-ish Texas, we have yet to reach 100 degree weather and I doubt we will at ...
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The next mug rug to give away is.....
I am very excited to get back to mug rug give aways. It's much safer and not hard work at all.
Here's what's I've chosen for the first give away of August.
So today was finally the last day of term for the kids, the summer holiday has officially started and it will be very short with just under 6 weeks off. And of course, last night, I was frantically finishing the teacher's presents. I made some little key pouches from Heidi's tutorial (similar to the one I made last week for the sample swap at the Fat Quarterly Retreat). In total I made 10 of these little pouches: 1 as a trial that I kept for myself, 3 for the sample swaps, 5 for the teachers and 1 ...read more
WARNING: If you think quilting isn't funny, or are easily offended by (im)mature language, I recommend you stop reading now. You've been warned.
Back in April of this year, The Bitchy Stitcher wrote a fun post that tickled my funny bone. I set out to make some of her amazing modern quilts. In miniature. I also found a short thread (that I can't find now) over on the Quilting Board where there was some butt-hurt that lasted about three posts until someone pointed out that her new book, Modern Quilting: F*ck Yeah!, was a joke ...
I am so excited to be participating in the Summertime Mug Rug Swap over at The Quilting Gallery ! I got my swap partners name a few weeks ago in the middle of the move, and we have been talking via e-mail for the past couple weeks. Her name is Debbie and she is from Australia ! I am so excited to have an Aussie partner !
The theme for this swap is Summertime, obviously, but we were encouraged to talk to our partners and decide between ourselves how we wanted to interpret that theme. Debbie and I are so much on the ...read more
Perfection is pursued by a lot of sewers. There are a few ways we can achieve perfection is through pinning, cutting corretly and paper piecing.
Paper Piecing can be a tricky technique. But, really when you understand it, the possiblities are endless! There is no stopping what you can print and sew. You name the topic, you can find it in a paper piecing pattern.
This project is perfect for your scraps bag. Snatch up some fabric scraps and print off the pattern. You will be sewing 1 mushroom of each kind. So one copy is just fine.
Understand that ...read more
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Today features a mug rug or snack mat by Sneezerville. The quilting really caught my eye. Plus, it used two inch squares. What is not to love?!
I was concerned about the size–at about 7″ it would be a little small if you have a large mug or prefer substantial (multi-cookie) snacks. Then I realized that the tutorial writer had used 1/2″ seam allowances, not the standard 1/4″ used for quilting. Well, that changes things.
The new dimensions for the finished piece are 9″ x 10-1/2″. The four pieces of background fabric should be 5″ x ...read more
It's Design Wall Monday, again and I've been cleaning for the give-away but I did get in some design work for a mug rug that I'll be giving away one of these days.
I wanted something new to set my coffee on in the morning. The quilt block I have been using was looking a little sad. I still have way too much sewing motif fabric, so here goes another project. I found this book in my private library. It is all small pieced blocks, no paper piecing, so I thought the tea cup would be a good start.
I pulled some fabrics, cut out the bitty pieces. It only took about 15 minutes to do the teacup.
Then sew the teacup in sections as the pattern shows.
But I wanted it bigger ...read more
My son is 8 years old. He’s growing like a weed and venturing out into new and unexplored territory. This Spring he played baseball for the first time and he’s reading more and more.
It’s hard to believe that this baby…
Is now this boy…
And after all the years of watching me sew, he’s now interested in it himself. After I brought my sewing machine home from the repair shop, he’s been very curious about the story behind it and what I use it for. He’s watched me repair his costumes and create ...