Printed Versions of My Patterns are Now Available! Plus, now you can make Just Buzzing Through in more sizes! Woohoo!

After several requests for printed versions of my patterns, I’m excited to announce that all of my patterns available for purchase, can now be yours in printed form! (Free patterns are still PDF only.) In The Garden (Click here to purchase a PDF.) (Click here to purchase a printed copy.) Gnome Place Like Home (Click Read More

Tips And Tools Tuesday – Machine Quilting, Part Two, Where to Start.

Quilt as desired. What an ambiguous statement! Yet, most patterns, whether they are in books or magazines, say exactly that. When I was first attempting to do my own machine quilting, I was at a loss for how to start. What to start! Where to start! I’d look at quilts in magazines or books, see Read More

Tips And Tools Tuesday – A Vintage Machine, Some Elbow Grease, and Some Oil

I didn’t set out to be a collector of sewing machines. It just happened. For 35 years I had one sewing machine. A Singer that my husband bought for me the first year we were married. This machine runs beautifully and it has never given me any trouble. I have, however, worn down the disc Read More

Just Buzzing Through Quilt Along – Week Three – Piecing The Units

It’s hard to believe it’s already Week Three of this Quilt Along! It’s not too late to join in the fun!  It’s easy. You can purchase the PDF Just Buzzing Through Quilt pattern here.  Each week’s Quilt Along post will stay on my website indefinitely. Just click the Quilt Along heading on the menu.  The Read More

Just Buzzing Through Quilt Along – Week Two – Cutting

Hi there! It’s Week Two of the Just Buzzing Through Quilt Along, so, that means it’s time to start cutting! If you are just joining us, it’s not too late to get started. In fact, it’s never too late! After each week’s post is published, it will remain on my website indefinitely, so you can Read More

Tips And Tools Tuesday – Pick A Peck Of Pin Cushions

How many pin cushions do you have?      One?  Maybe, two? Where do you use your pin cushion? At the sewing machine? On your cutting table? Both? Is yours a “traveling” pin cushion? Do you take it from one area to another? From one room to another? I used to have a “traveler”.  I’d keep it Read More

Just Buzzing Through Quilt Along – Week One – Getting Started, Gather Your Supplies

Hooray! Today is the day! It’s Week One of the Just Buzzing Through Quilt Along and I’m so excited that you’ll be joining me in making this fun quilt! This week is all about fabric choices. Now, if you are a beginner and not yet confident in choosing colors, I recommend using just two fabrics, Read More

Are You Ready For The Quilt Along?

The “Just Buzzing Through” Quilt Along is about to begin and I can’t wait to get started! Making this fun design is like eating potato chips. Once you try one, you want to eat more and more! And, just like the flavors of potato chips, the design possibilities for this quilt are endless! Perhaps you Read More

I’m Hosting My First Quilt Along! Woohoo!

I’m excited to announce that I will be hosting my first Quilt Along! I’m finishing up the pattern, and taking lots of photos to help you along the way. The pattern, “Just Buzzing Through”, includes instructions for both a throw-size quilt and a baby quilt, so, if this is your first time joining a Quilt Read More