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Conquer the Basics of Color in Quilts

This post contains affiliate links. This week I'm sharing why I love the Handmade with Love Super Bundle. One of the reasons is this pattern, which happens to be included in the bundle. Has this ever happened to you? You see a fabric and know that it must have been designed for you. It's like someone read your mind and said, "I know what she wants. She wants this!" That's how I felt ... Read More about Conquer the Basics of Color in Quilts

American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast

INSIDE: American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast Have you ever had one of those moments? You know the kind I'm talking about. Where one minute you're doing an everyday task then something happens that changes everything. A few weeks back I was sitting on the sofa twirling my hair in my office working hard to bring you the best content ever! At no particular moment in the day I decided ... Read More about American Patchwork & Quilting Podcast

How to Make a Christmas Tree Skirt You’ll Love

Inside: Quilted Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern I've never been one to over-decorate my home for Christmas. Instead, I prefer setting out things with sentimental value. Last year, I realized my Christmas Tree Skirt lacked both sentiment and style. Instead of a beautiful, festive skirt that wrapped around my tree, I had a serged piece of black fabric. We're talking seriously ugly and completely ... Read More about How to Make a Christmas Tree Skirt You’ll Love

The Best Insulated Casserole Carrier Patterns You Can Make

Inside: The Best Insulated Casserole Carrier Patterns You Can Make When the temperature drops and you're tasked with bringing a dish to a potluck, don't arrive with a cold casserole. Instead, make a simple insulated casserole carrier that conveniently stores your dish so it will arrive warm and ready to serve. Take it a step further and combine one of these patterns with stylish fabrics that ... Read More about The Best Insulated Casserole Carrier Patterns You Can Make

The Quilter’s Planner

Are you like me? You have a long list of quilting and sewing projects you are excited to begin. Maybe you've purchased the fabric and plan to spend all day Saturday on your project. Then, life gets in the way, the project gets shoved into a closet, and there it sits forgotten and unfinished. I'm here to tell you that there is a better way. I know because I am finishing more projects than ever ... Read More about The Quilter’s Planner

The Best Sewing Supplies for Beginners

INSIDE: The Best Sewing Supplies for Beginners I learned to sew when I was 12 years old. My journey began Christmas morning, 1970 when I received a humble Singer sewing machine alongside a wicker sewing basket filled with a pair of Gingher scissors, a seam ripper, needles, a yellow tape measure, and a few other notions. I was fortunate because my mother and grandmothers were all seasoned ... Read More about The Best Sewing Supplies for Beginners

The Best Quick & Easy Christmas Quilt Patterns

INSIDE: Quilting beginners will love this roundup of The Best Quick & Easy Christmas Quilt Patterns. I love the idea of making Christmas decorations because these are the things that families treasure and pass down through the generations. When I started looking at Christmas Quilt Patterns I found so many ideas it was difficult to sort through. I decided to narrow it down to simple projects ... Read More about The Best Quick & Easy Christmas Quilt Patterns

How to Get Perfectly Straight Fabric Cuts Every Time!

INSIDE: How to Get Perfectly Straight Fabric Cuts Every Time My first quilt was a high school graduation gift for my baby sister. With naive optimism, I used cardboard templates and scissors to cut out the individual quilt pieces. The quilt boasted an assortment of country blue sawtooth star blocks offset with cream-colored sashing. I was certain Country Living would want to know about this ... Read More about How to Get Perfectly Straight Fabric Cuts Every Time!

The Best Quick and Easy Fall Pumpkin Quilts

Nothing says Fall has arrived like snuggling up under a comfy quilt. Imagine having the perfect one tucked away on a shelf in the back of your closet, waiting for the weather to change. You may catch glimpses of it now and again when you open that closet. Occasionally, it might call to you, reminding you that Summer is almost over. And, you remember how charming it felt to be nestled in that ... Read More about The Best Quick and Easy Fall Pumpkin Quilts

10+ Useful Tips That Will Make You Finish Quilts Faster Than a Pro

Does this sound familiar? You start your day planning to finish that special quilt for a loved one's upcoming birthday. The clock ticks away; and daily life keeps you from sitting down to sew. By the end of the day you're so exhausted you hope tomorrow will be different. Wouldn't you love that feeling of accomplishment that comes from finishing a quilt? There are ways to save time when quilting ... Read More about 10+ Useful Tips That Will Make You Finish Quilts Faster Than a Pro

How to Choose the Best Fabric for a Quilt

When I walk into a quilt shop, my eyes immediately begin scanning the store from left to right, taking in all the vibrant colors. Then it happens. I come to a screeching halt and feel like running away. If I had to guess, I bet this happens to many of you, too. The overwhelming feeling of too many choices causes fabric paralysis. That's why I'm going to share some tips I've learned on How to ... Read More about How to Choose the Best Fabric for a Quilt

Girl’s Easy-to-Sew Sundresses

School is out; Summer is here; and, the perfect thing to wear is a sundress. In particular, two Girl's Easy-to-Sew Sundresses. I'm going to show you a few simple tricks that you can use to take a girl's easy-to-sew sundress pattern and embellish it with my FREE appliqué templates. As a seasoned Mom, Grandma, a sewist, and a life-long resident of Texas I have sewn my share of sundresses.  I ... Read More about Girl’s Easy-to-Sew Sundresses

How to Quilt on a Budget

Inside: How to Quilt on a Budget It's no secret, quilting can be expensive; but, it doesn't have to break the bank. I have several thrifty tips that show you how to quilt on a budget. I have this saying, "I used to sew to save money; now, I have to save money to sew." That saying doesn't have to be true! I'm here to tell you that it's possible to make beautiful quilts on a budget. All ... Read More about How to Quilt on a Budget

Four-Patch Beginner Quilt Block

In the world of quilting, the four-patch beginner quilt block is easily the most versatile patchwork block. Whenever I attend a local quilt guild or wander through a quilt show there are beautiful quilts crafted by skillful hands. I recognize that my quilting skills can't compare to the level it takes to master many of these advanced designs. This dilemma hasn't stopped me in my quilting ... Read More about Four-Patch Beginner Quilt Block

Beginner Quilting Supplies | Everything You Need to Start Quilting

When learning a new craft it's expected that you'll need a few tools. Quilting is no different and requires some essentials for accurate cutting and simplified sewing. It is my hope that this list of Beginner Quilting Supplies will help you decide which tools are the best choice to begin your quilting journey. Finding the Best Quilting Tools Beginners As a beginner, how do you decide which ... Read More about Beginner Quilting Supplies | Everything You Need to Start Quilting